Michael Breitung Photography


Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 01, 2023

Responsible body in sense of data protections laws is:

Michael Breitung Photography

Michael Breitung
Auf der Höhe 4
91341 Röttenbach

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This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to Michael Breitung Photography.
  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website. Among their many uses, they might contain details of Your browsing history on that website.
  • Country refers to: Bavaria, Germany
  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service refers to the Website.
  • Service Provider refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.
  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Website refers to the Michael Breitung Photography homepage, accessible from https://www.mibreit-photo.com
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

2. Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile Device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile Device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies: A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless You have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.

Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile Device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.

We use Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are used to provide You with essential services available through the Website. They enable You to use the Shopping Cart feature which allows You to make purchases on Our Website. Without these Cookies, this service cannot be provided.

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies Part 2

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxemburg

    Purpose: These Cookies are used to provide You with essential payment services available in the shop area of Our Website. They enable You to to make payments using the PayPal Service Provider on which You find more details in the Service Providers section. These Cookies will only be active when you visit a site containing PayPal payment buttons.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Google Analytics Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

    Purpose: These Cookies allow Us to analysis how Our Service is used. These Cookies will only be stored if You accept them through our Cookie consent form. Until You make a selection using the Cookie consent form, these Cookies are not stored. You can find more information about these Cookies under the Service Providers section.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services.
  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that You have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and Your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products and services.
  • With Whitewall: We may share Your information with Whitewall if you purchase a print via Our Website. For this print to be produced and delivered to You, Whitewall needs the address information You provide during the ordering process.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, the Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if We are required to retain Your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's operating office and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or in another governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place to maintain the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

To protect the security of Your data during transmission, We use state-of-the-art encryption techniques such as SSL over HTTPS.

Your Rights

You can use Our contact details to exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Get information about Your data stored by Us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Correction of incorrect Personal Data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Deletion of Your Personal Data stored by Us (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Restriction of data processing in case We are not yet allowed to delete Your Personal Data on the basis of legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Objection to the processing of Your Personal Data by Us (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Data portability if You have consented to data processing or have entered into a contract with Us (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • If You have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future

3. Service Providers


We use several services from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereafter: "Google") to improve our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service of Google that uses Cookies to gather information about Your use of this website. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, Your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on Our behalf to evaluate Your use of the Website, to compile reports on Website activities and to provide other services related to Website activity and internet usage to Us. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

Legal basis

The processing of the data is based on Your consent(Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR).


The recipient of the data is Google as a processor. For this, We have concluded with Google the corresponding order processing contract.

Storage time

The deletion of the data takes place as soon as they are no longer necessary for Our recording purposes.

Third country transfer

Google processes Your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/.

Provision required or necessary

The provision of Your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of Your consent.

Withdrawal of consent

You can prevent the saving of Cookies by setting up Your browser software accordingly. However, We point out that in this case You may not be able to use this Service to its full extent.

You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the Cookies and related to Your use of the Website (including Your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on Our pages by declining Cookies in the Cookie consent form or by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will then be installed on Your Device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this Website and for this browser in the future, as long as the Cookie remains installed in Your browser.


With the help of the tracking tool Google Analytics the behavior of the visitors of the Website can be evaluated and the interests analyzed. For this we create a pseudonymous user profile.

The “Google Custom Search Engine” (Google CSE) is used as a central search service within our online offering. The integrated search service enables a full-text search for content on this homepage. Access to this search function is possible via a search box integrated in the header of the individual websites.

To inform You, the text “Search with Google” is displayed in the search box. If the input field of the search box is selected by the user and filled with a search term, an additional link appears below the search box ("Information on Google™ search"), which refers to the information on data protection provided here.

Activation of search

By entering a search term in the search box and then pressing the enter key or the search icon (magnifying glass), the user activates the search function and the search results page, which is provided by Google Plugins, is called up and reloads the corresponding search results from Google. In doing so, data is transmitted to the search service.

Search Results Page

The plug-in developed and made available by Google (Google Custom Search Engine “Google CSE”) is integrated into the search results page by the operator of this homepage as a software module “as-is” (unchanged). The plugin enables automated communication (data exchange) between the search results page and the Google service when the search results page is called. The use of the search function provided by Google includes a dynamic transfer of data by the Service Provider Google to the search results page.

Transfer of data and Google CSE

Data is only transmitted to Google as soon as the user has called up the search results page. By using the search function within the search results page, user data is also transmitted to Google at the same time. If official web pages of this homepage are called up without activating the "Google user-defined search", no data will be transmitted to the search Service Provider (Google). There is an exception in cases where users directly reference a search results page though.

Consent to data transfer by using Google search

By using the full-text search and the associated access to the search results page, You consent to the transfer of data to the Google service. These include e.g. the search terms You entered and the IP address of the computer You are using.

Please note that different data protection standards apply to Google than to this Service. We point out that the processing, in particular the storage, deletion and use of any personal data that may be transferred, is the responsibility of the search Service Provider and that We have no influence on the type and scope of the data transferred as well as its further processing.

If You are logged into Google at the same time, the Google service is able to assign the information directly to Your user profile. You should log out to avoid the collection of Personal Data.

Further information from Google about the handling of user data (data protection declaration) is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy


On some of Our Website's pages we embed Youtube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube which is owned by Google. When You visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube's servers. Youtube will be informed which pages You visit. If You are logged into Your Youtube account, Youtube can connect Your surfing behavior to You personally. This can be prevented by logging out of Your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, Youtube usually uses Cookies that collect information about user behavior. We use Youtube's "nocookie" embedding mode to avoid storage of Cookies.

But Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other Cookies. If You want to prevent this, You have to block the storage of Cookies in Your browser.

Further information on data protection at Youtube can be found in their privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/


On this website, We have integrated components of PayPal. The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxemburg.

PayPal is an online payment Service Provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account numbers. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also accepts trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.

If You choose "PayPal" as the payment option in the online shop during the ordering process, Personal Data is automatically transmited to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, You agree to the transfer of Personal Data required for payment processing.

The Personal Data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The processing of the purchase contract also requires such Personal Data, which are in connection with the respective order.

The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. We will transfer Personal Data to PayPal, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The Personal Data exchanged between PayPal and Us for the processing of the data will be transmitted by PayPal to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.

PayPal will, if necessary, pass on Personal Data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the order.

You have the possibility to revoke consent for the handling of Personal Data at any time from PayPal. A revocation shall not have any effect on Personal Data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.

The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal may be retrieved under https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Other Service Providers

We use external Service Providers, for example, to sell and ship Our prints and to process Our tutorial sales. When using those external Service Providers, You will leave the sites of Michael Breitung Photography. When using the services of those external providers the privacy policies of the respective providers apply.

Below You find a list of the external Service Providers We use, the context in which We use them, and links to their respective privacy policies:

4. Newsletter

When You sign up to receive our newsletter, the data You provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified via email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).

For a registration to become effective We need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, We use the "Double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose We log the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The consent to the storage of Your personal data and their use for the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter contains a link for that purpose. In addition, You can unsubscribe from this Website at any time or inform us of Your request via the contact option indicated at the beginning of this Privacy Notice.

5. Social Plugins

Our Service doesn't use social plugins. We only use static links to the respective companies listed below. This way no information is transmitted before one of those links is clicked and the respective website is opened.

These websites may send information, which may include personal information, to the companies and may be used by the companies. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of such data to the companies through static links to those websites. Only by clicking on these links is the detection of information and its transmission to the companies triggered. We do not collect personally identifiable information by means of these links or their use.

We have no control over what data is collected on these websites and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be created and at least the IP address and Device-related information will be collected and used. It is also possible that the companies try to save cookies on the used computer. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective company to see which specific data is collected and how it is used. Note: If You are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook may identify You as a visitor to a particular page.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on the Website:

  • Facebook Inc.
    1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA
  • Twitter Inc.
    795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA
  • Pinterest Europe Ltd.
    Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

6. Affiliate Programs


We participate in the Amazon DE, Amazon UK and Amazon US affiliate programs. Some of Our pages link to Amazon pages. By using these links, followed by a purchase of an article on Amazon, We can earn money through advertising reimbursement. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of the orders. This will enable Amazon to recognize that You have clicked the affiliate link on Our Website.

"Amazon cookies" are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, since only through the cookies, the amount of its affiliate compensation can be determined.

For more information about Amazon's data usage, please refer to the Amazon Privacy Policy:


We also participates in the following affiliate programs. For this purpose, affiliate links to the websites of the respective companies are used on some sites and in some cases cookies might be used to measure the clicks on those links. By clicking on such a link, the privacy policy of the respective affiliate partner applies.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know of a change via the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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