Privacy Policy

This page was last modified on June 13, 2022.

Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art respects the privacy of all users of its website and ensures that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially. We use your information to conduct the orders as quickly and easily as possible. Otherwise, we will use this information only with your permission. This privacy policy applies to the services of Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art. You should be aware that Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and resources. By using this website you accept the privacy policy.

In short:

We use your data (name, address, email and phone number) to process your order. We need this info to send your order and to contact you if there is something wrong or to send you track and trace information.
Some of this data is needed to process your payment with our payment providers.
Some of this data is needed to physically send you your order.
We use cookies for functionality and analytics in our webshop. For example a cookie is used to remember what you put in your shopping cart.
We use analytical cookies to see how visitors use our webshop in order to improve it for a better shopping experience.
We use a marketing cookie (Facebook) to keep track of the efficiency of our advertisements on Facebook and Instagram.
We don’t abuse or sell your data and we are keen on keeping this information secure.

In detail:

Below you can read how we handle your data, where we store it, which security techniques we use and who can see the data. We give your data only to other parties if that is really necessary for our services. We produce personalized print products in 34 countries, reaching more than 5 billion people. To guarantee you the fastest delivery and at the same time the best possible quality, we cooperate with local printers in many countries. We provide these printers with your address so that the ordered artworks can be delivered directly to you.

Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art is compliant with the Packaging Act in Germany. To ensure that our customers’ packaging for the German market is responsibly recycled, Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art reports annually to the Verpackungsregister LUCID and we pay an annual packaging fee to the Der Grüne Punkt. This means that our customers don’t need to take any additional actions to be compliant.

Which service provider delivers your package depends on where you live. For example, in Germany we choose DHL, in the Netherlands Post NL – Myparcel. To ensure maximum quality also in delivery it is in any case the largest, fastest and most reliable delivery service in your home country. In suspicious cases, we are required to share customer information with government agencies.

Webshop Software 
WooCommerce
Our webshop runs on WooCommerce software. When you enter personal data in the fields provided and confirm this entry via a button, it is transmitted directly to the best possible print service in your home country. The printer needs your address so that he can send the ordered artwork to your home. WooCommerce has no access to the entered data.

E-mail and other forms of contact
How we communicate with you
At the moment, we communicate with our customers either via the mail address markusgivesyoufreedom@gmail.com or via our social media channels.

Payment processors 
Stripe
We use the platform Stripe.com to handle the payment in our shop.  Stripe uses your name and address details and your payment information such as your bank account or credit card number. Stripe has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. Stripe reserves the right to use your data to improve the service and under its share (anonymous) data with third parties. Stripe shares in the case of an application for a deferred payment (credit) and personal information concerning your financial position with rating agencies. All the guarantees mentioned above relating to the protection of your personal data also apply to the parts of Stripe’s services which they engage third parties. Stripe doesn’t store your data longer than is permitted by the legal deadlines. See their Privacy Policy here: https://stripe.com/en-gb-de/privacy

The purpose of data processing

General purpose of data processing
We use your data for our services. The purpose of processing your data is always directly related to the customer request.

We may use your information to ‘legitimate interest’. That means we have to provide our customers the best possible personal service. Here we always think of your privacy. This is the case with:

  • Visit the Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art website
  • Create an account
  • Social media

We can also have a legal obligation to use your data, for example when we suspect fraud. And sometimes you have given us permission to use your data.

When you share information with us, and we use this information – other than at your request – at a later time, we ask your explicit permission for this. Your data will not be shared with any other third parties, other than to comply with accounting and other administrative obligations. These third parties are all bound to secrecy under the agreement between them and us, or an oath or statutory obligation.

Automatically collected data
Files that are automatically collected by our website are processed with the aim to further improve our services. These data (for example, your IP address, browser and operating system) are not personal.

Cooperation in fiscal and criminal investigations
In situations where Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art is under a statutory obligation to share your data connection with a tax or criminal investigation by the authorities. In such a case we are forced to share your data.

Retention Periods
We keep your data as long as you are a customer of ours. This means that we save your customer profile until you indicate that you do not want to make more use of our services. Under administrative obligations we have invoices with your (personal) data to be retained, so that information we will keep for as long as the applicable period.

Cookies

What are cookies? 
Cookies are small, simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you use our webshop.

Why do we use cookies? 
We use cookies to improve the usability and performance of our webshop. We use cookies to monitor and track the effectiveness of our layout and advertising.

What cookies do we use?

Functional cookies or necessary cookies
Functional cookies ensure that our online store is functioning properly. Think of features such as shopping cart and checkout. Functional or necessary cookies help our webshop to function properly. Think about:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

Analytical cookies
WP Statistics
We use the analytical WP Statistics which is integrated in WordPress. It uses cookies to track several activities on our website. This is done anonymously based on your IP address. By measuring website usage we can continue to improve our store for the benefit of our users.

We use third-party analytical cookies to investigate the store use. These statistics give us more insight into how often we are visited, and where we can improve our store. In this way we ensure that the experience with our store is constantly optimized. These cookies store for example the following information:

  • The IP address that is anonymized;
  • Technical features such as the browser you are using (such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox) and the resolution of your computer and what device you’re using;
  • From which page you came to the shop;
  • When and how long you are visiting or using the online store;
  • Whether you use the functionality of the online store.
    For example, place an order or view previous purchases.
  • Which pages you visit in our shop.

WP Statistics remembers collected information through their cookies for 365 days.

Social Media third-party cookies
Social media cookies are placed by the social media sites themselves. When you click on a social media button in our store, a social media cookie is placed. The social media party can recognize your IP address when you share a page of our shop. For cookies that places the social media parties and the data they collect this, we refer to the statements that these parties on their websites about. We recommend that you consult the following privacy and cookie statements regularly:


Advertising Cookies
Facebook – Instagram

We use the “visitor action pixel” of Facebook to measure the effectiveness of our online marketing. This enables us to see the actions of users on our website after they have seen a Facebook or Instagram ad or having clicked and then placed an order. Therefore, we are able to see the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research related purposes. The collected data will remain anonymous, which means that we cannot see personal data of individuals, and cannot trace a visitor to a specific user.

How can I manage or delete cookies? 
Usually cookies can be managed, edited and deleted by your browser. More information about enabling and disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the Help function of your browser.

How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our webite. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Contact
Markus Hermannsdorfer Digital Art
Bahnhofstrasse 24
83093 Bad Endorf,
Germany
Email: markusgivesyoufreedom@gmail.com