I. Privacy Statement


1. Data Administrator

Your data are collected by:

PhotoClaim GmbH

Ernststraße 4

13509 Berlin




2. General

Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, phone number, bank details, credit card number) are processed by us only in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following provisions describe the type, scope, and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data.

We collect and process your data under your free consent, understood as ‘a clear affirmative action, which signifies an agreement to personal data being processed’. We are asking you for permission during the registration process, and separately for contractual (expressed in our Terms & Conditions) and marketing purposes.

This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.


3. Inventory data

(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, an organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract and for further correspondence leading to the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.

(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion or discontinuation of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

(3) We store your data on servers and in software which meets the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards and eliminates any inventory and personal data provided by you via email upon implementation into our systems. The international services such as Clio and Dropbox which we work with, have already assured its users to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

4. Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer, to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information about your use of this website, generated by the cookie, is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of 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. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relate to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en


5. Information about cookies

(1) To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. However, this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.


6. Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by having the Facebook logo or the supplement “Facebook Social Plug-in”. For example, if you click on the “Like” button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don’t have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about the handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.


7. Social plug-ins from Twitter

With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information, can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.


8. Disclosure

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to receive free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or erasure of such data. You can also unsubscribe from receiving newsletters at any time. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: info@photoclaim.com.


II. Data Protection Policy

  1. Your data are collected by:

PhotoClaim GmbH

Ernststraße 4

13509 Berlin




  1. Our purposes:

In order to meet the purpose of our contract with you, such as finding copyright infringements, preparing the cases, handing them over to our lawyer network, for which you have given us the permission before and/or signed a “Power of Attorney” first, settle your cases and transfer you money, we may need to obtain some of your personal data. This may include, for example, your e-mail address, personal address, name, surname, your website, tax number, ID card number and bank transfer data. The only parties your data may be shared with are our affiliates and exclusively under the premise that you have given us consent to do so first.


If we would not be able to store and use your personal data stated above, eventually we would not be able to comply with our purpose for you, which is stated in detail in our Terms & Conditions.


To deliver you messages connected to the protection of copyright law in photography, we are also storing the data, which you have provided us during the application process, for example your photography type.


We are also tracking link opens and clicks in the automated messages to estimate how relevant they are for you and improve our marketing strategies for the future.


In any moment, you can unsubscribe from our newsletter or edit/remove this data by clicking the buttons “Unsubscribe from this list” or “Update your preferences”. You will find these buttons in each of our newsletters in the footer. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, you remain PhotoClaim’s client. Then, you will only receive emails regarding our Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy, unless you specify otherwise.


  1. Consent – the lawful basis for the processing:

PhotoClaim GmbH collects and processes your data only under your consent, understood as ‘a clear affirmative action, which signifies an agreement to personal data being processed’. We are asking you for permission during the registration process, and separately for contractual (expressed in our Terms & Conditions) and marketing purposes.


Of course, you have a right to withdraw your consent at any time via postal mail or via email, as stated above.


  1. Your individual rights as the personal data owner.

Under General Data Protection Regulation you have a right:

  • to be informed about and get access to your personal data
  • to object to a processing that – in your opinion – is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress
  • to prevent processing for direct marketing
  • to object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed (‘to be forgotten’)
  • to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the GDPR Act


  1. Our affiliates – the recipients of your personal data.

 Our affiliates – lawyers for which you have given us permission to hand over cases to, PhotoClaim Sp. z o.o. and RightsPilot UG who are using these data to process copyright matters. Further, we store data on the services Clio, Dropbox, Plaghunter and Google.


  1. The retention periods for the personal data.

We are storing and processing a client’s data until the termination of our contract is finalized (in the meaning that all pending cases PhotoClaim is conducting are settled or closed and that all billing procedures are fully finalized).


  1. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Should you want to file a complaint against PhotoClaim GmbH in regards of your data protection, you can do so here:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Maja SmoltczykAn der Urania 4-1010787 Berlin
Telefon: 030/138 89-0
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