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Data Protection Statement by Zoonar GmbH

1. Information about Collection of Personal Data
In the following, we will inform you about the collection of personal data pertaining to the use of this website. You may access, save and print this data protection statement from the web at

2. Personal Data
Personal data is all data that can be traced to you personally, for example: name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email addresses and user behaviour.

3. Identification of Service Provider/Vendor
For this website, the service provider pursuant to Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (IMG) and the company responsible pursuant to Section 3 para. 7 of the German Data Protection Act (BGSG) is Zoonar GmbH, represented by Managing Directors Mr Paul Watzlaw and Mr Michael Krabs, Buttstrasse 4, 22767 Hamburg (see also our legal notice).

4. Collection of Personal Data for Informational Use
4.1. For purely informational use of the website, that is to say, when you are not logged on, have registered or otherwise transferred information to use the website, we do not collect any personal data with the exception of the data sent by your browser to enable you to visit the website. This information consists of the:
  • IP address
  • date and time of the enquiry
  • time zone difference compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (the actual webpage)
  • access status/HTTP status code
  • quantity of data transferred
  • website from where the request came
  • browser
  • operating system and related interface
  • language and version of the browser software
4.2. All personal data as defined in section 2 will be transferred exclusively over encrypted connections. In so doing, all transferred personal data shall be treated as confidential and used by Zoonar only for the purposes of the business relationship and use of this website. The data necessary for this purpose will be stored and if necessary forwarded to affiliated companies. When data is processed, your data protection needs will be respected under the statutory provisions.

4.3. All systems in which your data is stored are password protected and are accessible only for a specific group of persons. Any passing on of this information to third parties is strictly prohibited under rigorous security requirements. It is guaranteed that this data will not be sold or in any part leased to any third party for commercial purposes or other purposes. Notwithstanding, it is possible that analysis and improvement of the photograph database may be performed by a trusted third party.

5. Cookies/ Google Analytics
5.1. Furthermore, we use cookies in relation to use of various parts of the website. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer’s hard drive by the browser you use, by which certain information is sent to the site that sets the cookie (in this case ourselves). Cookies are unable to launch any programme or transfer any virus to your computer. They serve to make the internet experience more user-friendly and effective.

5.1.1. We use
a) mostly what are referred to as transient cookies. Transient cookies will be automatically deleted when you close the browser. In particular, these include session cookies. These cookies save the session ID that enables the various requests of your browser to be assigned during a shared session. This feature allows your computer to be recognised again when you return to the website. Session cookies will be deleted when you log out or close your browser.

b) persistent cookies. Persistent cookies will be automatically deleted after a predetermined period, which may vary depending on the cookies. You can also delete these cookies at any time, using the security settings on your browser.

c) flash cookies. Flash cookies are not captured through your browser, but through your Flash Player. These cookies save the necessary data independently of the browser you are using and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not want any processing by flash cookies, you must install the appropriate add-on, e.g. for Mozilla Firefox ( or Adobe Flash Cookie for Google Chrome).

5.2. Google Analytics
5.2.1. Furthermore, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

5.2.2. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to and truncated by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

5.2.3. For the purposes of Google Analytics, Google will not associate the IP address sent from your browser with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we advise you that should you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

5.2.4. Furthermore, you can prevent the capturing of data provided by the cookie and data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link:

5.2.5. We advise you that on this website, Google Analytics has been enhanced with the “gat. AnonymizeIP();” code to ensure anonymised capturing of IP address (known as IP masking). In this way, IP addresses are reprocessed in truncated form and any direct tracing to a person is thereby excluded.

5.2.6. Use of Google Analytics is undertaken in compliance with requirements agreed with Google by the German data protection authority. For information about third party providers, contact: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. For Terms of Service, click:, and for Overview of Data Protection:, and the Data Protection Statement:

5.2.7. More detailed information on terms of use and data protection can be found at and We advise you that on this website, Google Analytics has been enhanced with the “gat. AnonymizeIP();” code to ensure anonymised capturing of IP address (known as IP masking).

5.3. You can configure your browser settings to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept our cookies. However, we advise you that in this case, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

5.4. The saved information is held separately from any data subsequently disclosed to us. In particular, the data in the cookies will not be linked to your other data.

6. Data Protection
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure the security of data, in particular for the protection of your personal data from risk of data transfer and from acquisition of knowledge by third parties. These protections are regularly updated in keeping with the current state of the art.

7. Cancellation and Right to Information
7.1. If you have given permission for the collection and use of data, you may revoke such permission at any time without reason by sending an e-mail to

7.2. You may also perform a full deletion of your data at any time, using the delete option within your user profile.

7.3. You are entitled to request at any time and without charge information about your data that is stored by us as well as the source and recipients of this data, permissions, blocking or deletion of data, revoking of previously given permissions and the purpose of storage and/or processing of the data.

7.4. We will be pleased to respond to further questions about this statement and data protection and about the processing of your personal data.

7.5. If you have any request for information, enquiry or objection to data processing, please send an email to or contact us at the address in the above section 3 or in our legal notice.