Privacy Policy

Data Protection Privacy Statement of Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen

This is the data protection privacy statement of Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen GmbH, Amiraplatz 3 – Luitpoldblock, 80333 Munich (hereinafter referred to as “Karl & Faber” or “we”). Protection of your personal data and your privacy is important to us. We therefore comply with all the relevant data privacy regulations and constantly strive to optimise our data privacy measures. This privacy statement informs you about how your personal data is processed at Karl & Faber, both off and in connection with the website www.karlundfaber.de.

Content

  1. Responsibility
  2. Personal data
  3. Operation of the website
  4. Processed data
  5. Purposes of processing your data
  6. Tracking tools for website analysis
  7. Google Maps
  8. Job applications
  9. Services by external service providers
  10. Storage period
  11. Your rights
  12. Questions

1.          Responsibility

Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen GmbH, Amiraplatz 3 – Luitpoldblock, 80333 Munich is responsible for processing your personal data. Please refer to our imprint for further information.

2.          Personal data

Personal data is information which refers to an identified or identifiable natural person, for example your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address or the IP address of your computer.

3.          Operation of the website

Processing your personal data allows us to provide you with the best possible customised offers and information on our website in order to make your visit to our website as informative and profitable as possible for you. Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, the legal basis for data processing in this connection is Article 6 par. 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests, based on our interest to offer you a website which is as attractive as possible for you).

4.          Processed data

4.1    Data collected automatically

In order to provide you with suitable information on the website, we process the following data:

  • The address of the page of our website which you have called up
  • The address of the website which you visited immediately before accessing our website (the so-called “referrer”)
  • Date and time of your visit to our website.
  • The features of your terminal device, in particular operating system, browser used and window size of your browser.
  • Your terminal device’s IP address on the internet.
  • Identification numbers which we store on your terminal device. This identification number enables us to identify your terminal device whenever you visit our website. Technically, these identification numbers are stored in so-called cookies or eTags.
  • Device identifiers consisting of your terminal device’s individual features. These device identifiers also enable us to identify your terminal device whenever you visit our website. Examples for such device identifiers are
    • Apple iOS operating system’s “Ad-ID”
    • Android’s “Advertisement-ID”

4.2    Conclusion of contract

We also process your personal data whenever you contact us because you have interest in buying or selling a work of art and/or wish to order an art catalogue from us. Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract) forms the legal basis for data processing in this connection.

 

5.         Purposes of processing your data

5.1    User account for press material

In order to receive press material, you first have to register with our website. To register with our website, simply fill in the form under www.karlundfaber.de/service/presse/. After registering and logging in to our website, you have access to a wide range of information and press material. To create your user account we simply need a user name chosen by you yourself, along with your e-mail address.

You can terminate your contract on provision of a user account at any time without giving reasons. The easiest way to terminate the contract is to send an informal e-mail to datenschutz@karlundfaber.

Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract for the provision of a user account for press information), respectively Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of legitimate interests, based on our interest to offer you press information) form the legal basis for data processing in this connection.

5.2    MY KARL & FABER user account

To make a bid via telephone or in writing or to purchase works for sale at one of our exhibitions, you can register with MY KARL & FABER on our website under www.karlundfaber.de/my-karl-faber/. To create your user account we simply need a user name chosen by you yourself, along with your e-mail address. After registering and logging in to our website, you have access to the services described above. You can also store your personal information in your user account.

You can terminate your contract on provision of a user account at any time without giving reasons. The easiest way to terminate the contract is to send an informal e-mail to datenschutz@karlundfaber.

Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract for the provision of the MY KARL & FABER user account), respectively Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of legitimate interests, based on our interest to offer you the MY KARL & FABER user account services) form the legal basis for data processing in this connection.

5.3    Catalogue order processing

If you order an auction catalogue from us, we process your personal data to conclude and execute the contract as well as to process your order, including payment and delivery. Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract for the execution and processing of contracts) forms the legal basis for processing your data.

We delete the personal data you have provided to us during the ordering process at the latest with expiry of the statutory warranty period, provided there is no statutory obligation to store the data for a longer period.

5.4    Contacting us via the contact form and e-mail

If you send us an enquiry via contact form or e-mail, we process the information provided in the form or e-mail, including your contact data, for the purpose of processing the enquiry. Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract – processing of user data is required to fulfil the agreement on answering questions or requests) and Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests, based on our interest to answer enquiries by users of our website and persons interested in our services) form the legal basis for processing your data. We delete your data after processing your enquiry.

5.5    Printed advertising material

We are happy to send you, upon your request, our printed advertising material such as invitations, brochures etc. We need your contact data in order to provide this service. If you wish to cancel your request for advertising material, please send an e-mail to datenschutz@karlundfaber.de. Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract) and Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests, based on our interest to answer requests by users to receive printed advertising material) form the legal basis for processing your data.

5.6    Requests for estimates and condition reports

If you would like us to evaluate your work of art or request a condition report, we process the data provided by you, including your contact data, in order to meet your request. Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract) and Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests, based on our interest to answer requests for estimates and condition reports) form the legal basis for processing your data.

5.7       Bidder registration form

You can also use our bidder registration form to place bids for works or art in writing or by telephone. In the interest of the vendor, bids that are two thirds or more below the (lowest) estimated value cannot be accepted. In addition to their contact data, new customers are also required to send us a copy of their personal ID card. We use the personal data you send to us in order to answer your request/process your bid and execute any contract which may have been concluded. Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract – processing of user data is required to fulfil the agreement on answering questions or for preparing and/or executing the concluded contract) forms the legal basis for processing your data.

5.8    Online live bidding

Karl & Faber cooperates with the web portals lot-tissimo (Auction Technology Group Germany GmbH, Oberhafenkontor Stadtdeich 27, 20097 Hamburg) and Invaluable, LLC (38 Everett St #101, Allston MA 02134, USA). These partners enable you to participate in our live auctions on the internet (so-called live bidding). In order to participate in a live auction, you first have to register with one of the aforesaid platforms. Your registration and contact data are forwarded to us for execution and processing of the purpose of the contract (e.g. to register you as bidder and also for invoicing purposes if you have placed the winning bid). Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract – processing of user data is required for preparing and/or executing the concluded contract) forms the legal basis for processing your data.

5.9       Newsletter

All users of our website and all customers and persons interested in our services can subscribe to our newsletter. You can subscribe by e-mail to info@karlundfaber.de or by fax (089 22 83 350) or telephone (089 22 18 65). You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time without giving reasons. The easiest way to unsubscribe is to click on the “Unsubscribe” link which can be found in every newsletter. The legal basis for subscribing and unsubscribing to our newsletter is Article 6 par. 1 a) GDPR in connection with your consent forms.

6.         Tracking tools for website analysis

6.1    General

We want to optimise our website as far as possible. For this reason we use so-called “website visitor tracking” tools to enhance our advertised offers. The tracking tools enable us to measure the utilization of our online offers. The tracking tools especially help us to collect the following information:

  • What links on other websites direct users to www.karlundfaber.de ?
  • Which of our pages are viewed, when, how often and in what order?
  • What information are users searching for on our website?
  • What links and offers on our website are clicked on by users?

We use this information to compile statistics that help us answer the following questions:

  • Which pages are particularly attractive for our website users?
  • Which items are our users most interested in?
  • What offers should we make to our users?

The automatically collected data mentioned in chapter 4.1 are particularly important for these analyses. The data are only stored under a pseudonym.

Your consent in the sense of Article 6 par. 1 a) GDPR as well as Article 6 par. 1 f) GDPR (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests, based on our interest to customise our website to meet our user’s interests and needs) form the legal basis for processing your data.

6.2    Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyse your visits to our website. The information on your visit to our website generated by the cookie is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the “anonymize IP” feature is activated for this website, your IP address is abridged by Google before it is sent to the server, provided that your IP address is in one of the member states of the European Union or another signatory to the EEA Treaty. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA and then abridged there in exceptional cases. On commission of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to analyse your visits to the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services relating to use of the website and the internet to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics is not merged with other data collected by Google.

You can disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; we draw your attention to the fact that you might not be able to use all the features of this website if you have disabled cookies. By downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de), you can also prevent transmission of the data relating to the use of the website and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) to Google and processing of this data by Google

This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” add-on. This means that IP addresses are only processed in abridged form, direct identification of individual persons is therefore impossible. If any of the data collected about you can be connected to your person, this connection is immediately disabled and the personal data is immediately deleted.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to regularly improve it. The generated statistics help us to improve our portfolio and services and make them more attractive for you. In exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has certified that it adheres to the EU-US Privacy Shield principles, https://www.privacy-shield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Your data is processed in the context of Google Analytics to protect the legitimate interests of Intervox.

Information on the third-party service provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Service: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Summary of Google’s data privacy practices: http://google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Objection against the collection of data:

You can prevent collection of data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and their transmission to Google as well as processing of this data by Google; to do this download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

7.      Google Maps

Our website uses maps provided by the web mapping service Google Maps. This service is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). If you visit one of our websites showing maps by Google Maps, your browser connects you directly to the Google servers and uploads the maps from these servers to show them to you.

Using the Google Maps features requires processing both your IP address as well as information on your possible use of the map. Your internet browser transmits this information to a Google server in the USA, where it is processed by Google. Up to now, no decision has been made by the European Commission that the USA is generally obliged to offer an adequate level of data privacy. However, Google has undertaken to comply with the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement published by the US Department of Commerce on the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states. For more information please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7105316?hl=de

Please refer to Google’s privacy statement for more information on Google’s user data practices: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

8.         Job applications

If you apply for a job with Karl & Faber, we store and process the data sent to us in the context of your application in order to check and process your job application. The legal basis for processing your data in the context of a job application is Article 6 par. 1 b) GDPR (performance of contract and steps prior to entering into a contract) and § 26 par. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

Should your job application be successful, Karl & Faber will continue to process your data for employment purposes. As a rule, if your job application is rejected, your data is deleted at the latest three months following completion of the application process. You can agree, however, to allow Karl & Faber to store your application documents for up to 4 years. This enables Karl & Faber to keep in touch with you and send you suitable job advertisements. Article 6 par. 1 a) GDPR in connection with your consent form the legal basis for storing your data. You can revoke this consent at any time, for example via e-mail to bewerbungen@karlundfaber.de.

9.         Services by external service providers

To operate our website, we have commissioned external service providers with the processing of our data (e.g. storage of data at data centres). These service providers also process personal data, if this is required. The service providers are carefully selected and monitored by us. They process your data according to our instructions only and are also bound to this data privacy policy.

10.       Storage period

KARL & FABER only stores personal data as long as these are required for achieving the objectives presented here and/or in compliance with statutory storage periods. Data presented to us within the meaning of Chapter 4.2 is deleted at the latest following expiry of the possible commercial and fiscal-law-related storage period of 6 years. Automatically collected data within the meaning of Chapter 4.1 is therefore deleted or anonymised at the latest after 14 months.

11.       Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • right to information and access to personal data,
  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right to data portability.

You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal data by our company.

12.       Questions

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any general questions or suggestions regarding our data privacy policy.

Our contact:

Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen GmbH
Amiraplatz 3 – Luitpoldblock 3
80333 Munich

email: info@karlundfaber.de

Version of May 2018