Datenschutzbedingungen / Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy of H&B Publishing GmbH, Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin, Germany relates to all the data protection aspects of the sleek-art.net website (the "Website"). This includes the types of personal data, the use, processing and transfer of your personal data as well as the choices that you have made in connection with the use of your personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Website. By clicking on the relevant checkbox you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to agree with these conditions, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends not using this Website.

 

(1) H&B Publishing GmbH, Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin, Germany, is the responsible body for the purposes of data protection legislation.

 

(2) In connection with the establishment of an account, subsequent orders on the Website and in furtherance of H&B Publishing GmbH’s marketing efforts, H&B Publishing GmbH may process your personal information, including but not limited the following, your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, payment data, bank account and other information pertaining to invoicing and receipts (collectively, "Data"). The Data may specifically be collected and processed for the following purposes conducted on the Website:

  • Purchases - Through the Website, you will be able to purchase artworks from artists, galleries or individuals. H&B Publishing GmbH therefore asks for information such as your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, payment data and bank account in order to process your purchase, confirm your order and ship the artwork to you.
  • My Account - You have the opportunity to create a personal shopping account with H&B Publishing GmbH, which allows you buy artworks faster and easier. Using your e-mail address and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to add, delete, or change information. For this, H&B Publishing GmbH needs your name, e-mail address, your address and phone number. By giving that information to H&B Publishing GmbH you are authorizing H&B Publishing GmbH to store such information until the time when you elect to change or delete it. If you ever use a public computer to visit the “My Account” section of the Website www.sleek-art.net strongly encourages you to log out at the conclusion of your session. By doing so, although your information will still be stored with H&B Publishing GmbH, it will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer. Through the “My Wishlist” feature, you may create a wish list of artworks you want and share the artworks on your list by copying and pasting the URL.
  • Purchases - When you place an order, you will be asked to provide your payment data and bank account information.
  • Customer Service - If you call H&B Publishing GmbH´s Customer Service center, H&B Publishing GmbH may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number and if you choose to make a purchase, your payment data and bank account information. H&B Publishing GmbH uses this information to assist you and to process your transaction.
  • Furthermore, H&B Publishing GmbH may – provided that you have provided your additional consent for the use of your Data for marketing purposes – process Data such as your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number for the dispatch of business offers and promotions relating to products or services such as newsletters and advertising mails brochures, surveys, sweepstakes and actions by H&B Publishing GmbH. You may provide your additional consent in the use of your Data for marketing purposes by clicking the checkbox that says you agree that your Data may be used for marketing purposes.

 

(3) H&B Publishing GmbH will share the collected Data with third parties only to the extent described below:

  • H&B Publishing GmbH will, in the course of the transaction, pass your Data to the relevant seller (the artist, gallery or individual). Your Data may therefore be stored, processed and transferred to the United States and other non-EU countries. By consenting to this Privacy Policy, you confirm to be aware of and to accept the fact that these countries do not have data privacy laws that provide equivalent protection as the EU. From the EU perspective, these countries do not provide an adequate level of data protection. However, H&B Publishing GmbH takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Data. H&B Publishing GmbH has security measures in place to protect its customer database.
  • H&B Publishing GmbH appoints third-party companies to perform tasks for the purpose of processing the sales and/or for billing. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, management of a database of customer Data, support for direct marketing and data collection, the provision of data storage and analysis, and providing telephone customer services and other services in order to maximize business potential.
  • Such sellers and third parties will be granted access to personal information as required to perform their duties. H&B Publishing GmbH will require from such sellers and third parties in compliance with the legal requirements a confirmation to maintain the confidentiality of all such information transferred, and for the exclusive use of such information in line with the purpose of the relevant contract. Among the third-party companies charged with such data processing, one may name in particular DHL (Dienst der Deutsche Post AG), Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn; Berliner Sparkasse, Alexanderplatz 2, 10178 Berlin; PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
  • In accordance with applicable data protection laws, H&B Publishing GmbH may disclose your Data if it is required by statutory law, or where such disclosure is necessary to enforce its terms and conditions or other agreements or its rights and to protect your rights and those of others.
  • As part of the above purposes, H&B Publishing GmbH will exchange Data with companies who specialize in the prevention and minimization of abuse and credit card fraud.
  • If you do not meet your payment obligations vis-à-vis H&B Publishing GmbH, H&B Publishing GmbH will sell its receivables to a factoring agency. In this case the Data necessary for debt collection will be transferred to such external company.

 

(4) Cookies: When using the Website, text information (“Cookies“) may automatically be stored on and read from the hard-disk of your device. The following Cookies may be used:

  • Session Cookie: When connecting with H&B Publishing GmbH´s server, your device will be allocated a remote number (the “Session-ID“), which enables H&B Publishing GmbH´s server to identify your device during the session. The Session-ID facilitates usability of the Website, will be deleted automatically upon termination of the browser, and will not be submitted to third parties.
  • Webtracking Cookie: The Website uses webtracking technology to collect and store anonymous, aggregate information about your computer such as your IP address, operating system and browser type and about how visitors use the Website to improve how the Website works. H&B Publishing GmbH compiles from such data anonymous user profiles to obtain non-personally identifiable information about the pages that are visited on the Website and general browsing habits. Such information is gathered to optimize the Website, to ensure that the advertising on the Website is more relevant for you, to estimate usage numbers and patterns, to speed up your searches and to recognize you when you return to our Website. The Data is transmitted to Google Analytics, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for purposes of analysis and will not be used to identify you.
  • You may refuse to accept Cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of Cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or unable to avail of any of H&B Publishing GmbH´s services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, H&B Publishing GmbH´s system will issue Cookies when you log on to the Website.

 

(5) Pixel Tags: The Website uses pixel tags (sometimes called “Internet tags”, “web beacons” or “clear GIFS”, collectively „Pixel Tags") in connection with some web pages or e-mail messages in HTML format. Pixel Tags can collect various data, including your IP address, the URL of the page that contains pixel tags, the duration of page display, the type of browser, and the identification number of a Cookie previously placed by that server on the computer. We compile from such data anonymous user profiles to obtain non-personally identifiable information about the pages that are visited on the Website and general browsing habits. Such information is gathered to optimize the Website, to ensure that the advertising on the Website is more relevant for you, to estimate usage numbers and patterns, to speed up your searches and to recognize you when you return to our Website. The data will neither be used to identify you nor will any data be combined under a pseudonym. Pixel Tags are usually invisible for users of the Website and can be connected with Cookies on the hard drives of visitors. If you deactivate Cookies, Pixel Tags can only identify anonymous Website visits. If H&B Publishing GmbH exchanges e-mails with you in HTML format, H&B Publishing GmbH can use a format detection method, which determines by Pixel Tags whether you have received and opened an e-mail.

 

(6) Facebook: The Website contains Facebook plug-ins and uses the “like” button. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, and can easily be identified by the Facebook logo. If you access a Website of H&B Publishing GmbH that contains one of these plug-ins, your internet browser connects directly with Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser displayed within H&B Publishing GmbH´s Website environment. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the content of such plug-in.
If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time or recently visited Facebook or a web page with Facebook content, Facebook can allocate this visit to your personal Facebook account and Facebook may collect information such as your user ID. If you interact with the plug-ins, such as by pressing the “like” button, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Facebook. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the Data that Facebook collects or how it uses it. For further information regarding the way, purpose and extent as well as further processing and usage of your Data by Facebook, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends consulting the privacy policy of Facebook. There, you can learn more about your rights and privacy options for the protection of your privacy. If you have signed up to Facebook but do not want Facebook to collect Data via the Website and link it with the Data stored on Facebook, you must log off Facebook before visiting the Website and delete any Cookies which may have been set by Facebook in your browser.

 

(7) Pinterest: The Website contains Pinterest plug-ins and uses the “Pinterest” button. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA, and can easily be identified by the Pinterest logo. If you access a Website of H&B Publishing GmbH that contains one of these plug-ins, your internet browser connects directly with Pinterest servers. Pinterest transfers the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser displayed within H&B Publishing GmbH ´s Website environment. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the content of such plug-in. If you are logged in to Pinterest at the same time or recently visited Pinterest or a web page with Pinterest content, Pinterest can allocate this visit to your personal Pinterest account and Pinterest may collect information such as your user ID. If you interact with the plug-ins, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Pinterest. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the Data that Pinterest collects or how it uses it. For further information regarding the way, purpose and extent as well as further processing and usage of H&B Publishing GmbH your Data by Pinterest, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends consulting the privacy policy of Pinterest. There, you can learn more about your rights and privacy options for the protection of your privacy. If you have signed up to Pinterest but do not want Pinterest to collect Data via H&B Publishing GmbH ´s Websites and link it with the Data stored on Pinterest, you must log off Pinterest before visiting the Websites and delete any Cookies which may have been set by Pinterest in your browser.

 

(8) Instagram: The Website contains Instagram plug-ins. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Instagram Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, and can easily be identified by the Instagram logo. If you access a Website of H&B Publishing GmbH that contains one of these plug-ins, your internet browser connects directly with Instagram servers. Instagram transfers the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser displayed within the Website´s environment. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the content of such plug-in.If you are logged in to Instagram at the same time or recently visited Pinterest or a web page with Instagram content, Instagram can allocate this visit to your personal Instagram account and Instagram may collect information such as your user ID. If you interact with the plug-ins, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Instagram. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the Data that Instagram collects or how it uses it. For further information regarding the way, purpose and extent as well as further processing and usage of your Data by Instagram, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends consulting the privacy policy of Instagram. There, you can learn more about your rights and privacy options for the protection of your privacy. If you have signed up to Instagram but do not want Instagram to collect Data via H&B Publishing GmbH´s Website and link it with the Data stored on Instagram, you must log off Instagram before visiting the Websites and delete any Cookies which may have been set by Instagram in your browser.

 

(9) Twitter: The Website also contains Twitter plug-ins. These plug-in are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you access a Website of H&B Publishing GmbH that contains one of these plug-ins, your internet browser connects directly with Twitter servers. Twitter transfers the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser displayed within H&B Publishing GmbH´s Website environment. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the content of such plug-in. If you are logged in to Twitter at the same time or recently visited Twitter or a web page with Twitter content, Twitter can allocate this visit to your personal Twitter account and Twitter may collect information such as your user ID. If you interact with the plug-ins, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Twitter. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the Data that Twitter collects or how it uses it. For further information regarding the way, purpose and extent as well as further processing and usage of your Data by Twitter, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends consulting the privacy policy of Twitter. There, you can learn more about your rights and privacy options for the protection of your privacy. If you have signed up to Twitter but do not want Twitter to collect Data via the H&B Publishing GmbH´s Websites and link it with the Data stored on Twitter, you must log off Twitter before visiting the Websites and delete any Cookies which may have been set by Twitter in your browser.

 

(10) Tumblr: The Website contains Tumblr plug-ins and uses the “Tumblr” button. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Tumblr Inc., 35 East 21st Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, and can easily be identified by the Tumblr logo. If you access a Website of H&B Publishing GmbH that contains one of these plug-ins, your internet browser connects directly with Tumblr servers. Tumblr transfers the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser displayed within H&B Publishing GmbH´s Website environment. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the content of such plug-in. If you are logged in to Tumblr at the same time or recently visited Tumblr or a web page with Tumblr content, Tumblr can allocate this visit to your personal Tumblr account and Tumblr may collect information such as your user ID. If you interact with the plug-ins, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Tumblr. H&B Publishing GmbH has no control over the Data that Tumblr collects or how it uses it. For further information regarding the way, purpose and extent as well as further processing and usage of your Data by Tumblr, H&B Publishing GmbH recommends consulting the privacy policy of Tumblr. There, you can learn more about your rights and privacy options for the protection of your privacy. If you have signed up to Tumblr but do not want Tumblr to collect Data via H&B Publishing GmbH´s Website and link it with the Data stored on Tumblr, you must log off Tumblr before visiting the Website and delete any Cookies which may have been set by Tumblr in your browser.

 

(11) The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites including those of advertisers and other third parties. H&B Publishing GmbH does not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites. If these websites have their own privacy policies and terms of use, H&B Publishing GmbH advises you to review them before using the websites.

 

(12) When using your personal Data, the Data will be treated in accordance with German data protection law. H&B Publishing GmbH will impose on their employees compliance with those conditions (§ 5 BDSG) and will prove compliance with this obligation upon request of the respective data protection supervisor.

 

(13) Upon your request and to the extent this is technically possible, you may use H&B Publishing GmbH´s services in a de-identified form or under a pseudonym. Also, you may ask H&B Publishing GmbH to de-identify or pseudonymize some or all the Data H&B Publishing GmbH has stored about you. If you wish to do so, please submit your request to H&B Publishing GmbH by sending an email to info@sleek-art.net. In case you do so, please note that this could affect how and to what extent H&B Publishing GmbH´s services work for you, as H&B Publishing GmbH might need certain personal information in identified form to provide some of its services to you.

 

(14) If you wish to withdraw your consent to this Privacy Policy entirely for the future, or if you wish to restrict H&B Publishing GmbH´s future ability to collect, use and share your personal Data to a certain extent (e.g. opt out of our sharing with others), you may do so at any time by sending an email to info@sleek-art.net or letter to H&B Publishing GmbH, Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin. In case you do so, please note that this could affect how and to what extent H&B Publishing GmbH´s services work for you, as H&B Publishing GmbH might need certain personal information (e.g. your e-mail address) to provide some of its services to you. H&B Publishing GmbH´s marketing e-mails tell you how to “opt-out” of receiving marketing e-mails. If you opt out, H&B Publishing GmbH may still send you non-marketing e-mails. Non-marketing e-mails include e-mails about your account and H&B Publishing GmbH´s business dealings with you.

 

(15) If you have registered on the Website for your own account with H&B Publishing GmbH, you can always refer to the My Account section in your account to find out which Data H&B Publishing GmbH has collected about you. Even if you are not a registered user, you may send requests about your Data to H&B Publishing GmbH. At any time, you may ask H&B Publishing GmbH to inform you which Data H&B Publishing GmbH has collected or stored about you. Also, you may ask H&B Publishing GmbH to inform you for which purposes H&B Publishing GmbH recorded your personal Data and to which recipients H&B Publishing GmbH has transferred or will transfer your Data. In the case that H&B Publishing GmbH has collected or stored Data about you under a pseudonym, you may ask all these questions, too. If you have any questions about your privacy or security on the Website, please contact H&B Publishing GmbH at info@sleek-art.net.

 

(16) You can request to update your Data. Please make sure to provide H&B Publishing GmbH with current, complete and accurate information. In case your personal information changes, please submit this information immediately to H&B Publishing GmbH. H&B Publishing GmbH will do its best to keep all Data about you accurate and up to date. You may ask H&B Publishing GmbH to correct any Data that is incorrect at any time.

 

(17) H&B Publishing GmbH will not keep any personal Data about you longer than is necessary for H&B Publishing GmbH ´s business relationship and business purposes. H&B Publishing GmbH will immediately erase all Data about you that is not necessary to fulfill these purposes.

 

(18) If you terminate your account at H&B Publishing GmbH, H&B Publishing GmbH will immediately erase all personal Data that it has stored about you. Where erasure would violate record retention periods set by law, statute or contract, H&B Publishing GmbH will block the Data instead of erasing it.

 

(19) This Policy will be documented in the Privacy Policy section of your account, where you may access it at any time.