privacy policy

this privacy notice describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (artfour). we appreciate your interest in our company. data protection has a high priority for us.

name and address of artfour:
artfour, markus mix
lindenstrasse 2
89180 berghülen
phone: 073449520493

collection of general data and information
upon each call artfour collects a series of data and general information. this general data and information are stored in our server log files. collected data could be the browser types and versions used, the operating system, the sub-websites, from which your accessing system reaches our website, the date and time of access to the internet site, an internet protocol address (ip address), as well as your internet service provider. when using these general data and information, artfour does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. rather, this information is needed to correctly deliver the content of our website, as well as to ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology.

contacting via the website
the website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as a direct communication with us. if a data subject contacts us by e-mail, via a contact form or by a purchase the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing an order or contacting the data subject. there is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

how do we use your personal information?
we use the order information that we collect:
- to fulfill any orders placed through the website (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).
- communicate with you.
- screen our orders for potential risk or fraud.
- when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
- we use Shopify to power our online store and share your personal information with them. you can read more about how Shopify uses your personal information here:

legal basis for the processing
if the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party (for example the supply of goods) the processing is based on article 6(1) lit. b gdpr. the same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in case of inquiries concerning our products or services. is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on art. 6(1) lit. c gdpr.

period for which the personal data will be stored, as well as routine erasure and blocking of personal data
artfour processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the legislator or regulations to which artfour is subjected to. if the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

artfour uses cookies. cookies are text files that are stored and saved in a computer system via an internet browser. through the use of absolutely essential cookies, artfour can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. you are able to deactivate the cookies inside your browser at any time.

on our website artfour uses social-media-plug-ins for marketing purposes. this use is a legitimate interest according to art. 6(1) lit. f dsgvo. the social-media-plug-ins are marked by the respective logo of each social-media-platform.

there is a plug-in of facebook, 1601 south california avenue, palo alto, ca 94304, usa integrated on our website. if you use the artfour website the plug-in will transfer data between the browser and the facebook server.
facebook will receive the information that you have visited our website. if you use the facebook ”like-button“ while you are locked into your facebook-account you are able to link contents from our website to your facebook profile. in this case facebook is able to match your visit of our website with your user account.
if you do not want to transfer data to facebook you are able to avoid the facebook-plug-in upload while user an add-on for your browser.
here you find the private policy of facebook:

there is a plug-in of the messaging system twitter inc., 795 folsom st., suite 600, san francisco, ca 94107, usa integrated on our website.
the twitter plug-in will be activated with a separate click and your browser is then able to connect to the twitter server and your twitter account and is able to transfer data to twitter.
here you find the private policy of twitter:

there is a plug-in to the network of linkedin corporation, 2029 stierlin court, mountain view, ca 94043 usa, integrated to our website.
the linkedin plug-in will be activated with a separate click and your browser is able to download linkedin data. in this case linkedin will obtain information about the sub-websites you have visited. in case your are logged into your linkedin account at the same time this can be matched to your linkedin profile and other users can be informed.
here you find the privat policy of linkedin:

there is a plug-in from pinterest inc., 651 brannan street, san francisco, ca 94103, usa, integrated on our website.
while using the pin-it-button your browser will connect directly to pinterest. in this case your visited websites will be matched with your pinterest account and other users will be informed.
here you find the privat policy of pinterest:

rights of the data subject
right of information
each data subject shall have the right to obtain information about the intended purpose of the processing, the category of personal data, the category of recipients to which your data has or will be shared, the planned storage, the origin of the data that are not collected directly from you.

right of rectification
each data subject shall have the right of rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data.

right to erasure
each data subject shall have the right to erasure personal data.

right to data portability
each data subject shall have the right to receive provided data in a common machine-readable format or transmitting to another controller.

right of complaint
for this purpose, the data subject shall have the right to contact a supervisory authority of your usual residence or our responsible supervisory authority.

right of objection
the general right of objection shall also apply to all processing purposes based on article 6(1) lit. f gdpr.