Privacy Notice

This is not a commercial blog, it is a personal blog to show some of my photographic artworks. Occasionally I do some interviews with people or write some articles. If I do so, there is no commercial purpose behind it. Therefore, if you notice anything not in accordance to the law, please let me know so I can try to resolve these issues. It is copyrighted with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license. Some of the photos for the interviews and articles were supplied by third parties. For these exceptions, you will find the copyright information in the posts where these materials were used.

The contents of my blog have been created with the utmost care. However, I cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, I am furthermore responsible for my own content on this blog. In this context, please note that I am accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. My obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected .

This blog is hosted on WordPress.com by Automattic, Inc., Mountain View-CA, United States) Therefore no data No data is stored\hosted by me. I even pay for WordPress.com to host my blog. Therefore it can also be reached via rabirius.wordpress.com.

When you comment or sign up for the newsletter, this information is visible to me only when I login as administrator. WordPress.com may also store technical data (as defined by General Data Protection Regulation) that may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time-zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site. Therefore, data you submit by visiting this site, by submitting information via the Contact form, by commenting on this site, or by signing up to the newsletter is covered under the Privacy policy and User Agreement of Automatic. Please also notice that the information may be stored outside the European Union.

I use standard industry practices, including encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information. Third parties may attempt to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. I do not promise that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. However, I work hard to protect your transmissions and private communications. To that end, this site is protected under an SSL certificate and encrypted under HTTPS.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to request access to your personal data, request correction of your personal data, request erasure of your personal data, object to processing of your personal data, request restriction of processing your personal data, request transfer of your personal data, or withdraw consent.If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please make a request via the Contact form.I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you and keep you updated.

I will not disclose your details to any third party without your prior consent, unless I have to comply with laws or legal proceedings, or to protect the rights, property, or the safety of me or others. I will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes or otherwise.

I, personally, do not aim to collect your personal data, but lack of resources leads me to have an off-the-shelf WordPress theme and use off-the-shelf cookie functionality. Therefore, the cookies on this site are also generated by Automatic, as stated in their Cookies Policy. You can control cookies in your web browser. Depending on the browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.) this may be accessed from the tools, settings, or preferences tabs. If you do not agree to cookies do not use this site. By continuing to use this site, you are deemed to agree to its use of cookies.

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, I will remove the respective link immediately.

The content on the blog can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Their sharing tools can transfer user data to the operators of these platforms.

The blog includes plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. When you visit my pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s Privacy Policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Further, a button for Twitter is included. Its functions are provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. I would like to point out that, as the provider of the blog, I am not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy.

The blog includes plugins from the social network Google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre, Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). You can recognize the Google+ plugins by the G+ logo on our site. If you click the “G+ button” while logged into your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Google+ profile. This allows Google to associate the visit to my blog with your account. I would like to point out that, as the provider of the blog, I am not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how they are used by Google. For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ If you don’t want Google to associate visiting my blog with your Goggle+ account, please log out of your Google+ account first.

My blog includes functions of the Instagram service. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to the blog with your user account. I would like to point out that, as the provider of the blog I am not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how Instagram uses it. For more information, please see Instagram’s privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

The blog also uses buttons of the Tumblr. The provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of my posts using the Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Tumblr’s servers. I have no influence on the amount of data Tumblr collects and transmits using this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted. For more information, please see Tumblr’s privacy policy at: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

My blog also uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of the pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you are visiting our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. I point out that I as provider of the blog have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Also used are social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc. 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). When you access a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transfers protocol data to Pinterest’s server in the USA. This log information may include your IP address, the address of the sites you visit, which may also include Pinterest features, the type and settings of your browser, the date and time of your request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies. For more information about Pinterest’s purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data and your rights and means of protecting your privacy, please see Pinterest’s privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

Plugins of the social network Reddit (Reddit Inc., 520 Third Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) are integrated on the blog. You can recognize the Reddit plugins by the blue Reddit smiley logo on my site. If you click the Reddit Share button while logged into your Reddit account, you can link the contents of my blog on your Reddit profile. This allows Reddit to associate the visit of my blog with your user account. I would like to point out that I, as the provider of the blog, am not aware of the content of the transmitted data nor of their use by Reddit. For more information, please see Reddit’s privacy policy at: https://www.reddit.com/help/privacypolicy If you do not want Reddit to associate your visit to my blog with your Reddit account, please log out of your Reddit account first.

If you need to contact me, or need further contact information, please send a message via my contact page.