Timo Sigurdsson

Photography Portfolio

Data Protection

This website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on this site, however, and are explained separately below. Personal information is collected in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

Timo Sigurdsson
Colmarer Str. 7
79106 Freiburg
Germany
Phone: +49-761-4589822
Email: ts{at}timo-sigurdsson.com

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Contacting me
On this website I offer the opportunity to contact me, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of this website.

Use of Google Fonts
In order to provide the same typefaces across different devices and operating systems, this website uses "Google Fonts", i.e. web fonts which are hosted by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google."

To my knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, information about the operating system and browser of the website visitors are conveyed to and stored by Google. According to Google, the data collected by the Google Fonts service is kept separate from other data Google may collect while you are logged into your Google Account.

Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to accumulate usage statistics of the Google Fonts service and the popularity of individual fonts. More information on Google Fonts and privacy can be found on the Google Fonts FAQ page.

The use of the Google Fonts service is according to the Google Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Use of Google Hosted Libraries
In order to provide core functions for the user interface, this website relies on open-source JavaScript libraries which are hosted by Google as part of the "Hosted Libraries" service.

To my knowledge, the IP address, information about the operating system and browser of the website visitors are conveyed to and stored by Google. According to Google, the data collected by the Google Hosted Libraries service is kept separate from other data Google may collect while you are logged into your Google Account.

The use of the Google Hosted Libraries service is according to the Google Hosted Library Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA
In order to protect the contact form on this site, the "reCAPTCHA" service of Google is used. By means of this service it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing.

To my knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behaviour and mouse movements in the reCAPTCHA checkbox are conveyed to Google.

Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).

The IP address provided as part of reCAPTCHA is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google Account at the time the reCAPTCHA plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by Google about you and your behaviour on this website, you must log out of Google before you visit this site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in.

The use of the reCAPTCHA service is according to the Google Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Cookies
This website, and more specifically the reCAPTCHA service implemented on the contact form page, makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of the service by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve this website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve the services offered by this website and to expedite your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion
On the basis of the German Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact me at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

This data protection policy is based on the sample data privacy policy statement provided by the Law Offices of Weiß & Partner.