(Status: September 2011)
The responsible party for the purposes of the German Federal Data Protection Act is Diginet GmbH & Co. KG, Industriestr. 161, 50999 Cologne, Germany (see Legal). If you have any queries or would like to give us your feedback, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does Pixum treat your personal data?
Pixum provides a secure and private system for you to save, share and order digital photos. Pixum strictly adheres to the legal data protection regulations and will not give your personal data to third parties for advertising purposes, unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so.
Sensitive data, such as credit card details or direct debit transactions will only be transmitted using encrypted connections and will only be stored on secure servers in encrypted form. Pixum regularly undergoes security checks, carried out by neutral and specialised third party companies, in order to guarantee the highest possible data security.
Which data do we store?
Creating albums and uploading photos requires a registration with Pixum. We require your first name, surname, a password and a valid email address. You also need a unique user name, which has not been previously used by any other user. This data, together with a personal cookie (if so desired), are necessary for the use of Pixum´s services and will be stored by us.
You may change your personal profile, including all data contained therein, at any time; only the user name which you have chosen on registration cannot be changed any more.
If you wish to use a business service incurring costs (ordering prints or products), we require additional information in order to process your request, such as your postal address and further information on your preferred method of payment.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“, i.e. text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports regarding website activity for the website operator and to provide further services in connection with the use of the website and internet usage. Equally, where applicable, Google may transmit this information to third parties, insofar as this is prescribed by law or if the third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google combine your IP address with other Google data. You may prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we draw your attention to the fact that it may be possible that you will not be fully able to use all of the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data gathered about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purposes. Retrieving and storing data by Google Analytics can be stopped at any time for future effect. Find out more here http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
This website uses social plugins of the social network Facebook.com, which are marked with the logo of Facebook. If you request a Pixum page that contains an aforementioned plugin, your browser will automatically effect a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook will immediately transmit the content of the plugin to your browser which will then add it to the website. By adding the plugin, Facebook will be informed about your request of the respective Pixum page. If you have logged in into your Facebook account, Facebook is able to combine your request to your account. In case you use plugins, your browser informs Facebook where the information is stored, e.g. if you use the “Like” or “Comment” button. If you want to know more about the purpose and scope of your data that is gathered, its further processing and use by Facebook as well as your rights concerning this matter and your options related to the protection of your privacy, please view the data use policy of Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php). If you do not wish Facebook to gather data about you via our website, you need to log out of your Facebook account before you visit our website.
The contract text, including your order data, is stored by Pixum. Your order data is forwarded to you via email. You can find our general terms and conditions in their current form on our website. Details of your last orders can be found following login under the customer service section "My Pixum".
If you have activated cookies on your browser and would like to be recognised every time you return to this website, every person using your personal computer will be capable of accessing your albums and all of your personal data. If you share your computer with other users (internet cafe, office computer etc.), you should de-activate the "save password" option.
What do we do with the data?
All data and information received from you will be used to improve our website. Some information is used for the processing of orders, the supply of goods and services, as well as the transfer of payments. With your consent we use your information in order to communicate with you about orders, products, services and marketing and to recommend products and services to you. Ultimately, we use your information in order to enable third parties to process technical, logistic or other services on our behalf.
In order to ensure a timely and correct processing of orders, for instance, the necessary data is transmitted to our agents. Our partners will treat your data with care and propriety; the storage or transmission thereof for purposes other than the processing of your order is prohibited by contract.
Modification & deletion of your data
You may view or modify your personal data stored by Pixum at any time. In order to remove your data completely, we require a written instruction (either via email to email@example.com, via the contact form on our website, or via FAX +49-(0)2236-8866-99) and we need to verify your identity. On receipt of your instruction to remove all data, access to all of your pictures saved up to that time is blocked. Moreover, you are removed from all mailing lists. Due to technical reasons, however, your data will only be finally deleted during the next, scheduled, database update. This may take up to 14 days. During this time it is unlikely, but nonetheless possible, that you may still receive emails from Pixum despite your instruction to have your account deleted.
Withdrawal of consent
You have expressly given your consent to the statements below by way of placing an order with us, if applicable, or rather by way of registration. We would like to inform you that you may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.
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Registration, user name and password
Each of your albums and all pictures therein contained are protected by a user name determined by you and by a personal password chosen by you. Without having both of these pieces of information, there is no possibility for other users to view neither any albums created by you nor the pictures therein contained. For this reason you should choose carefully when selecting your user name and password and never pass them on to third parties. When selecting your password, be aware that short or common combinations increase the risk of third parties gaining access to your personal data and images.
Public photo albums
You may select to make an album and all pictures therein contained publicly accessible. In that case every user of Pixum can view your album or those pictures made publicly accessible by you. Of course, your personal data cannot be viewed.
Photo albums for friends
If you wish to grant access to your pictures only to a number of friends and acquaintances chosen by you, use the “invite“ function and send out personal invitations via email to view a specific album. The recipient of this email only has to click on the link therein contained and can thus access the album chosen by you and all its contents. An additional password is not necessary.
Each person you have invited may be “uninvited“ by you at any time. By using the function “uninvited“, you can withdraw the access rights to the album chosen.
Friends whom you invite to view your Pixum albums must register with Pixum. This is for your own safety, so that you can follow precisely who may/can view your pictures.
Prohibited content and protection of minors
Pixum regularly checks all pictures uploaded onto our website for prohibited contents in order to conform with the legal requirements of Germany and with our own ethical standards. Pictures in violation of the law (such as pornographic images or glorification of violence) are deleted without prior notice. Pixum reserves the right to pass on matters that breach the law to the prosecution service.
Images that do not breach the law but may still be harmful to minors or may be in breach of copyrights and/or personal rights of third parties, are set to “private“ and cannot be set to “public”.
Changes to the privacy statement
In the event of Pixum having to change this privacy statement, all changes will be published on this page and are effective from the time of publication. In this case, Pixum reserves the right to inform you about the changes in a personal email, regardless of whether you have subscribed to a newsletter service or not.