When we refer to Data Protection Regulation, we mean the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and any relevant legislation enacted in any European or European Economic Area country to give effect to the GDPR.
Betül Aydin Photography may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Any such change will be prospective only and will not affect how we handle personal information submitted to us before the change occurs. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are up-to-date with any changes. This policy is effective from: August 2018
Data collection on our website
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. It includes, but not limited to, identity and contact data: such as your name, title, delivery address, email address, or telephone numbers that you voluntarily provide to us; technical data: such as internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, or operating system and platform; usage data: information about how you use our website, such as search data; aggregate data: such as duration and frequency of your visit on our website. We may share this aggregate, anonymized, data with third parties, so that we can understand how you use our website. This data is produced and kept without duration limitation, but are not linked nor linkable to identifiable individuals.
Technically mandatory cookies: We use certain cookies because they are mandatory requirements to ensure that our website and its functions can work in a legally compliant manner. Such cookies are automatically set when the website or a specific function is accessed, unless you have prevented the setting of cookies through your browser settings. Any data collected through the use of such cookies are processed by us on the basis of GDPR Article 6 (1) point f.
Technically non-mandatory cookies: On the other hand, non-mandatory cookies are set to improve, for instance, the convenience and performance of our website or to save certain settings you have made. We also use technically non-mandatory cookies to obtain information on the frequency with which certain parts of our website are used, so that we can tailor them more closely to your needs in the future. We do not store technically non-mandatory cookies until you click the relevant box, confirming that you have read our cookie note, and continue to use our website. Any data collected through the use of such cookies is processed by us on the basis of GDPR Article 6 (1) point a.
We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of our website and its features.
Server log files
For technical reasons, statistic reasons and to ensure a most possible user experience, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files). Collected may be
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GCPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors.
When you leave comments on this website, we collect information about visitors that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Should you send us a message via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including name, email address and message itself. The information provided is only used to reply or for direct contact with the user. We do not share this information third-party services without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent, in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
We do not collect information for retargeting or advertising purposes.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage.
For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the United States, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is GDPR Article 6 (1) point a, i.e. your consent. Any data that we send, and which is linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs, is automatically erased after 26 months. Any data that has reached the end of its retention period is automatically erased once a month.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through a suitable setting in your browser software. Please note, however, that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, if you wish to prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and if you wish to opt out of such data being processed by Google, you can download and install a browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We have no influence on the design, content or function of third-party services, and we expressly distance ourselves from any content provided by linked third-party sites. Please remember that third-party sites linked to this website may have their own cookies which are installed on your device to collect personal data. We have no influence over this. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.
Use of data
This website uses data for various purposes, for instance to ensure the proper functioning of the website, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so, to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our website, to monitor the usage of our website, etc.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Your rights and choices
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at any time and a copy of this information. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Phone: +49 (0) 162 409 86 35
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.), in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation.
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