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Data Privacy Protection/Privacy Policy       Status: 04/01/2022


Sabine Scharnberg

Sabine Scharnberg Photography

Lenschower Weg 29

D-23923 Wahrsow

I take the privacy of users (“Users” or “you”) of my website and/or our mobile app (the “Website” or the “Mobile App”) very seriously. I am committed to protecting the information that users provide me in connection with the use of my website . Furthermore, I undertake to protect and use your data in accordance with applicable law.

This Privacy Policy explains my practices regarding their collection, use, and disclosure of your information through the use of my digital assets (the "Services") when you access your devices onaccess the services.

Please read the privacy policy carefully and make sure you accept my practices and fully understand your data before using my services. If you have read this Policy, fully understand it and do not agree with our practices, must

you stop using my digital assets and services. By using my services you recognizethe terms of this Privacy Policy. Further use of the Services constitutes your consentof this Privacy Policy and any changes there to.

In this privacy policy you will learn:

  • How I collect data

  • What data I collect

  • Why I collect this data

  • Who do I share the data with?

  • Where the data is stored

  • How long the data is retained

  • How I protect the data

  • How to deal with minors

  • Updates or changes to the Privacy Policy

What data do I collect?

Here is an overview of the data I collect:


  • Unidentified and non-identifiable information that you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of our Services ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information"). Non-personal data do not allow any conclusions as to who collected them. Non-personal information I collect consists primarily of technical and aggregate usage information.

  • Individually identifiable information, meaning anything from which you can be identified or could be identified with reasonable effort (“Personal Information”). The Personal Information we collect through our Services may include information requested from time to time, such as names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and more. If I combine personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information, it will as long as they exist in combination, treated by me as personal data.


How do I collect data? 

Below are the main methods I use to collect data:


  • I collect your data when using my services. So when you visit my digital assets and use services, I may collect, record and store usage, sessions and related information.

  • I collect data that you provide to me yourself, for example if you contact me directly via a communication channel (e.g. an email with a comment or feedback).

  • As described, I may collect data from third-party sources.

  • I collect information you provide to me when you sign into my Services through a third party such as Facebook, Instagram or Google.



Why am I collecting this data?

I can use your data for the following purposes:


  • to provide and operate my Services;

  • to develop, customize and improve my Services;

  • to respond to your feedback, requests and requests and to offer assistance;

  • to analyze request and usage patterns;

  • for other internal, statistical and research purposes;

  • to improve my data security and fraud prevention capabilities;

  • to investigate violations and enforce our terms and policies; and comply with applicable law, regulation or governmental order;

  • to provide you with updates, news, promotional materials and other information related to our Services. In the case of promotional e-mails, you can decide for yourself whether you wish to continue to receive them. If not, just click on the unsubscribe link in these emails. It's really easy!  


Who do I pass this data on to?

I may share your information with my service providers to operate my services (e.g. storing data through third party hosting services, providing technical support, etc.).


I may also disclose your information in the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent, or address unlawful activity or other wrongdoing; (ii) my rights on  to establish or exercise defense; (iii) to protect my rights, property, or personal safety, or the safety of my users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control of me or any of my affiliates (by way of a merger,   the acquisition or purchase of (substantially) all assets, etc.); (v) to collect, hold and/or manage your data using authorized third party service providers (e.g. cloud service providers) as appropriate for business purposes; (vi) to work collaboratively with third parties to improve your user experience. To avoid misunderstandings, I would like to point out that I may, at our sole discretion, transmit or share or otherwise use non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

I plan to start a blog soon. The following applies:  

Please note that my Services enable social interactions (e.g. posting content, information and comments publicly and chatting with other users). I warn you that any content or data you provide in these areas can be read, collected and used by other people. I do not recommend posting or sharing information that you do not want to make public. If you upload content to my digital assets or otherwise make it available as part of using any service, you do so at your own risk. I cannot control the actions of other users or members of the public with access to your data or content. You acknowledge and hereby acknowledge that copies of your data may remain accessible even after deletion on cached and archived pages or after a third party has made a copy/storage of your content.

Cookies and similar technologies:

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Inside different information can be stored in the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information  to a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop  or a login congestion can be saved. "Permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are set by providers other than the person responsible   operates the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, one speaks of "first-party cookies").


I can use temporary and permanent cookies and I will explain this to you in my data protection declaration.

If you as a user do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in your browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

When you visit or access our Services, we authorize third parties to use web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, and other technologies and analytics services ("Tracking Technologies"). These Tracking Technologies may allow third parties to collect your information automatically in order to improve the browsing experience on our digital assets, to optimize their performance and to ensure a customized user experience, as     well as for security and fraud prevention purposes.

Advertising Services, Campaign Manager and Facebook Ads:  

I may provide advertising, which may also be tailored to you, through my Services and digital assets (including websites and applications that use our Services), such as: B. Ads based on your recent browsing behavior on websites, devices or browsers.


In order to serve these ads to you, I may use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including clear GIFs) and/or HTML5 local storage and/or other technologies. I can also use third parties, such as B. Network advertisers (ie third parties who serve ads based on your website visits) to serve targeted ads. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or website traffic measurement services may also use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including clear GIFs) and/or Flash cookies and/or other technologies to improve effectiveness measure your ads and customize ad content for you. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by the specific privacy policy of the third party and not this one.

Where do I store your data?

Non-personal data:

Please note that my small business as well as my trusted partners and service providers are based around the world. For the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy, I store and process all non-personal data that we collect in different jurisdictions.

I also collect personal data:

Personal information may be maintained, processed and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and other jurisdictions to the extent required for the proper provision of our Services and/or by law (as further explained below).  

How long will I keep your data?

Please note that I will retain the information I collect for as long as is necessary to provide my services, comply with my legal and contractual obligations to you, resolve disputes, and enforce my agreements.

I can correct, supplement or delete incorrect or incomplete data at any time at my own discretion.

How do I protect your data?

The hosting service for my digital assets provides me with the online platform through which I can offer my services to you. Your data may be stored through our hosting provider's data storage, databases and general applications. It stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall, and it offers secure HTTPS access to most areas of its services.

All payment options offered by me and my hosting provider for my digital assets comply with the regulations of the PCI-DSS (data security standard of the credit card industry)  of the PCI Security Standards Council (council for security standards of the credit card industry). This is a collaboration between brands such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card data (including physical, electronic, and procedural controls) by our store and service providers.

Notwithstanding the measures and efforts taken by me and my hosting provider, I cannot and do not guarantee the absolute privacy or security of any information you upload, post or otherwise disclose to us or others.

For this reason, I would like to ask you to set secure passwords and, if possible, not to send me or others confidential information, the disclosure of which you believe could cause you significant or lasting harm. Also, since email and instant messaging are not considered secure forms of communication, I request that you do not share any confidential information through any of these communication channels.


How do I deal with minors?

The Services are not intended for users who have not yet reached the legal age of majority. I will not knowingly collect any information from children. If you are under the age of majority, you should not download or use the Services or provide any information to me.


I reserve the right to request proof of age at any time so that I can verify that minors are using my Services. In the event that I become aware that a minor is using my Services, I may block and block access to my Services for such users and I may delete any data I hold about that user. If you have reason to believe that a minor has provided me with information, please contact me as explained below.

Use of your data:

I will only use your personal data for the purposes set out in the privacy policy and only if I am satisfied that:


  • the use of your personal information is necessary to perform or enter into a contract (e.g. to provide you with the Services themselves or to provide customer or technical support);

  • the use of your personal data is necessary to comply with a relevant legal or regulatory obligation, or

  • the use of your personal information is necessary to support our legitimate business interests (provided that we do so at all times in a way that is proportionate and respects your privacy rights).



As an EU resident you can:


  • request confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed and request access to your stored personal data and certain additional information;

  • request receipt of personal data that you have provided to me in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format;

  • request correction of your personal data that I hold;

  • request the erasure of your personal data;

  • object to our processing of your personal data;

  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, or

  • lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


However, please note that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to my own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you have general questions about the personal information I collect and how I use it, please contact me as indicated above.

In the course of providing the Services, I may transfer data across borders to affiliated companies or other third parties and from your country/jurisdiction to other countries/jurisdictions around the world. By using the Services, you consent to the transfer of your information outside of the EEA.


If you are a resident of the EEA, your personal data will only be transferred to locations outside the EEA where I am satisfied that an adequate or comparable level of protection of personal data is in place. I will take appropriate steps to ensure that I have appropriate contractual arrangements in place with my third parties to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to minimize the risk of unlawful use, alteration, destruction, loss or theft of your personal information and that such third parties will act in accordance with applicable laws at all times.

California Consumer Protection Law Rights:


If you are using the Services as a California resident, you may have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") to request access to and deletion of your information.


To assert your right to access and delete your data, you can contact  contact me . I speak English.  

I do not sell users' personally identifiable information for the intent and purposes of the CCPA.


My blog and/or forum  

Users of the Services who are California residents and under the age of 18 may request removal of their posted content by emailing the address provided below in the "Contact Us" section

and obtain. These requests must all be labeled "California Removal Request." All requests must include a description of the content you wish to remove and  enough information to help me locate the material.  


I will not accept communications that are unlabeled or improperly submitted, and I may not be able to respond if you do not provide sufficient information. Please note that your request does not ensure that the material is complete

or comprehensively deleted. For example, material you post may be viewed by other users

or any third party, republished or reposted.

socialmedia - online presence in social media


I maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services there. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.  

Unless otherwise stated in my data protection declaration, I process the data of the users,  if they communicate with me within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on my online presence or send me messages.


Updates or changes to the Privacy Policy​

I may and will revise this Privacy Policy from time to time in my sole discretion. The version published on the website is always up-to-date (see “Status” at the top right). I encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for changes. If there are any significant changes, I will post a notice on my website. Your continued use of the Services after notification of changes has been made to our website constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of those changes.

If you have general questions about the Services or the information we collect about you and how we use it, please contact me at my address Sabine@SabineScharnberg



And hats off to anyone who has read this far!  

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