Privacy Policy

General Matters
Gottfried takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about her privacy policy.
This Policy applies to this web site, but not necessarily to other websites, to which she may link. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those websites, in order to determine how they treat your personal information.

This policy describes what types of information Gottfried gathers about you, how she uses it, under what circumstances she would disclose it to third-parties; and your rights to update or correct it.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or websites, which Gottfried does not own or control, or to people she does not employ or manage.

Information About You
Information Gathered From All Visitors
Aggregate Data
Gottfried gathers certain generic information with respect to customers’ use of this website. Information may include number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the areas on the sites that they favour. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. She would use this type of data, only in the aggregate, on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps her determine the extent to which her followers use certain parts of the site, which, in turn, enables her to make it as appealing as possible.

“Cookies” are used on this site. Cookies are pieces of information or data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies tell our computer that you’ve visited before, and can help to make your visit more personal, so you don’t have to re-enter info on a return visit. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors who use the site.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you’ve received a cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features like checking out (and participate in certain offerings) on this site, if you choose not to accept cookies.

IP Addresses
Gottfried collects and analyses traffic on her site by keeping track of the IP addresses of her visitors. An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer when you are using your browser on the Internet. She logs this information so that she can monitor things like the number of visitors to the site. However, your IP address is never linked to any personally identifying information.

Subscribing to the Berlin Buzz – the Gottfried Newsletter
Gottfried may send email notifications and information to users who have opted in. Those notifications are normally limited to her exclusive Newsletter, updates on her activities, new works, either in progress or completed, etc. These communications are sent to you directly by Gottfried. In order to receive the emailed information you must have first subscribed.

You retain always the ability you to opt out of receipt of these. When you receive any Newsletter or email and you want to unsubscribe, you can simply follow the “unsubscribe” links at the bottom of each edition.

Uses of Personal Information
If you have provided your consent via opt-in subscription, the collected information may possibly be used in five ways:

To send personalised, targeted information that we think you will find relevant; and
To support any of your requests like order processing, etc..
lude but are not limited to e-mail, postal mail.

Disclosure Exceptions
Notwithstanding the above policies, Gottfried is obliged to disclose your personal information to official third-parties if she are required to do so by law
Your Control Over Your Personal Information
Opt-Out/Changing Your Status
Any time you receive an email from Gottfried you can change your status. Every communication she sends you will contain a clearly worded “Opt-Out” or “Unsubscribe” link allowing you to withdraw your permission for future mailings. This system is automated and must be contacted from the email address you wish to have removed. Permission changes will be honoured, as soon as possible after receipt. Please allow five to seven days for processing.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
Gottfried may, occasionally, update this Privacy Policy in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. When she posts changes to this Policy, you will see a date depicting the last update of the policy on the top of this page. If there are material changes to this Policy, or regarding how Gottfried uses your personally identifiable information, she will prominently post notice of such changes prior to implementing them. Gottfried encourages you, periodically to review this Policy, to be informed of how she is protecting your information. You may review this policy anytime, as it will always be linked to her web site.

Use Common Sense in All Your Online Activities
Even the best policy can’t protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet, and to use common sense in all of your on-line activities.
Be aware that e-mail is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that third parties are sometimes able to illegally intercept your unencrypted messages, including online greetings.

Anytime you visit a chat room or post a message to an on-line bulletin board, your e-mail address can be accessed by advertisers looking to compile lists for unsolicited commercial e-mail (also known as spam). Be sure that you disclose your e-mail address, only in circumstances in which it is safe to do so. Beware of scams in which persons unknown to you request your screen name, password, or credit card information. Make sure you verify the identity of anyone asking for personal information. Always monitor your children’s on-line activities, and educate them as to the rules for safe Internet use.