Data Protection Notice is very serious about protecting your private data, so that the visitors to our community can feel secure. We respect your privacy and are concerned about maintaining it throughout all of our business procedures. We are careful when handling your data and pass information on only when it is absolutely necessary.

We must adhere to the legal requirements in Germany, in particular to the Federal Privacy Protection Act and the Telemedia Act.

Personal Data

Information is considered to be personal data if one can ascertain your identity with it. This includes, for example, your name and address, etc. Only general information with which one cannot identify you, as for example the web-browser you use, is not personal data.

Our Use of Your Personal Data

When you visit our website, our web-server by default saves the IP address of your web provider, the website from which you access ours, the pages on our website that you visit, the date and the duration of your visit. For security reasons, this data collection is necessary. In addition, we use the data, which does not contain identifying information, to better the performance of our website.

In order to accomplish the aforementioned data collection, we use cookies. Cookies are also necessary for advertising purposes and for log-in procedures. Cookies save bits of text-data onto your computer when you visit our website. This enables us to improve the design of our website. In addition, we can allocate your user-settings and provide functions. You may disable cookies within your browser. Should you do so, however, you may not be able to utilize all of our website's functions.

In addition, we save the personal data that you entered when registering or paying and other information that is necessary for your membership in the community and for fulfilling our respective contractual obligations. Moreover, when you are an active member of our community, your uploaded photos, videos and music, forum contributions, etc. are saved to a personalized account and posted under your submitted name.

Finally, we would like to use your data in order to compile a user profile, to inform you of our special offers and services as well as those of our partners, and to place inquires on these topics should the need arise. You can disable this option when you set up your personal settings.

When you deregister with, we will delete your data as much as possible and as permitted under the law within two months. In particular, we will erase the information you entered at registration, uploaded media-data from you and emails delivered to you. Unfortunately, we are required by law to store some records for longer (e.g. payment information for tax purposes). When you take on an active part in the community through forum participation, submitted commentaries and the like, these contributions also remain saved after your membership is terminated. The same applies to your response to our newsletter.

Events, Service Offers and Service Providers

If you take part in actions or events (e.g. questionnaires, sweepstakes, competitions, etc), then it is possible that you provide additional information that is saved. It is also possible that your personal information will be passed on to our business partners, when it is required in order to complete the service or action. The same applies to service offers, like shops, for example, when they are completed through us or one of our partners.

We engage service providers like our server operator or a lettershop, so that we can run In so doing, we make available to them all necessary data. Our employees and our partners are obliged to comply with data protection requirements and, in particular, data confidentiality.

Advertising and Links

Our website contains advertisements from third parties and links to websites for which we are not responsible. Within this context, for technical reason, we do forward your IP number to third parties. The IP number is, however, unconnected to your master data.

Cookies and Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics employs cookies. The information about your use of this website generated by these cookies is forwarded to a server of Google in the USA and saved. Google uses this information to analyze your website usage, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services affiliated with website and internet usage. Google also passes this information on to third parties when legally necessary or when these third parties handle the data per contract with Google. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other data from Google. Through the use of our website, you agree to the handling of the data collected about you by Google for the purposes and in the manner described above.

Google is a member of the EU/US Safe Harbor Program Safe Harbor Program and satisfies the US Safe Harbor data privacy principles of notice, choice, onward transfer (transfers to third parties), access, security, data integrity, and enforcement.

Further Transfers

In certain cases, we are legally required to pass on personal information, especially to public authorities.

Data Security

We and our service providers constantly attend to the security of our operations, in particular to that of our server. Together we are steadfastly committed to improving upon our high standards and to continue to adapt to technological developments.

The transfer of information from your computer through the internet to our server is, however, out of our control and not secured. Hence, your emails and also your forum entries could be changed, forged or deleted by third parties. In order to avoid the inherent risks involved with data transfers, you can also send a letter with suggestions, desires, and/or proposals to the address provided under the 'About us' heading on our website.

Data Security Official and Disclosure

We are obligated as the operator of the online portal,, to adhere to this data protection notice. If you have questions regarding the handling of your personal data, then please contact our official agent in charge of data security. He and his team are also at your service should you have a request for information, suggestions or complaints:

Upon request, he will disclose to you what personal data we have stored about you. If, despite our efforts regarding data correctness and up-to-dateness, we have stored false information, we will correct this upon request. Under the website heading MyStudio, you can update your data at anytime.

We hope that you have a great time surfing our website!