Privacy Policy Images

Journalistic, editorial content: photographs, photo captions, texts

  • Production of journalistic, editorial content: photos, photo captions

    Image agency Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. produces in compliance with the so-called media privilege journalistic, editorial content: photos, photo captions for journalistic, editorial purposes, often showing people who are in their diversity part of journalistic, editorial themes according to §§ 22, 23 of the German Law on the Protection of Copyright (KUG), Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 German Constitution (GG), Art. 85 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    Affected persons are the people in compliance with the so-called media privilege photographed in their diversity as part of journalistic, editorial work: photos, captions for journalistic, editorial purposes according to §§ 22, 23 of the German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR.

    The photographed persons in the journalistic, editorial content, photos, photo captions, gave their agreement as far as photographers could contact them to thematic use of the content for editorial purposes according to §§ 22, 23 of the German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR.

  • Storage according to §§ 22, 23 German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR

    Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. stores the journalistic, editorial content: photos, photo captions in the direktfoto image database for thematic use according to §§ 22, 23 German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR.

  • Recipients according to §§ 22, 23 German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR

    The journalistic, editorial content: photos, photo captions are copied out of the direktfoto image database into the direktfoto online image database in the editorial internet image portal Fotofinder GmbH, www.fotofinder.com with so-called media privilege according to §§ 22, 23 German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR. The editorial intermediary internet image portal Fotofinder GmbH mediates via search possibility to editors, PR departments the editorial, promotional, commercial usage of journalistic, editorial content: photos, captions to themes.

    Editors, PR departments download with so-called media privilege photos, photo captions according to Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. image agency’s terms & conditions out of the direktfoto online image database for journalistic, editorial usage, after consultation with image agency Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. possibly granted commercial usage in their editorial, possibly commercial media.

  • Editorial articles of Bildagentur direktfoto e.K., promotion of the journalistic, editorial content according to §§ 22, 23 German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR

    Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. publishes the journalistic contents, photos, captions, texts in the format of editorial articles of the image agency on its website www.direktfoto.de, in microblogging service Twitter: www.twitter.com/direktmagazin.

    Some articles are sent as newsletter to the subscribers to the newsletter of Bildagentur direktfoto e.K.. Bildagentur direktfoto promotes with the newsletter the direktfoto image database offering Bildagentur direktfoto’s thematical keywording.

  • Technical and organizational measures for data security according to §§ 22, 23 of the German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR

    Description see appendix.

To image agency Bildagentur direktfoto e.K. applies the so-called media privilege according to §§ 22, 23 of the German Law on the Protection of Copyright (KUG), Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 German Constitution (GG), Art. 85 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Technical and organizational measures for data security according to §§ 22, 23 of the German KUG, Art. 5 para. 1 line 2 GG, Art. 85 EU GDPR

Bildagentur direktfoto (image agency) produces and stores journalistic, editorial content: Photos, image captions, texts in the form of scans, digital photos, captioned image files in the image database located on the hard disk of the image agencies personal computer (PC) according to the state of the art.

Original camera and scanned image files of the image database are stored on external disk. Slides and negatives of the analog archive are stored in a rack and a lockable steel cabinet. Expert enlargements, digital prints are stored in the analog archive of the image agency in lockable steel suspended file cupboard.

The image agency uses software installed on the PC for maintenance of the image database of the journalistic, editorial content: photos, image captions, texts. The software consists of image database administration, IPTC caption writing, image processing text processing, FTP clients, browsers.

The image agency uploads image files from the image database by FTP client to its internet database on servers of the password protected B2B image market-place for mediation, so called image portal, between image producers and utilization rights buyers.

Privacy
  • Access control

    No unauthorized access to data processing system.

    Image downloads at Bildagentur direktfoto on image portal for license agreements / acquisitions are recorded by e-mail by the image portal. The freelance Bildagentur direktfoto has no premises. Communication for license agreement and acquisition is made by the image portal, e-mail or telephone, no access to premises.

  • Usage control, Access rights

    No unauthorized system usage.

    The image agencies workstation PC is password protected, applies internet security software with firewall, antivirus protection. The password is changed regularly. Mobile disks are encoded.

    For administrative access in case of hardware maintenance the image agency transports the workstation PC to computer firms obligated to protection of data security.

  • Data access control

    No unauthorized read, copy, edit, delete within the system.

    Mobile disks are stored in lockable steel cabinet and bank safe.

    Discarded disks are shredded privacy safe at document shredder company.

    The image database is accessed with the access rights of the PC-user or the PC-administrator. PC administration and software maintenance are carried out with the PC-administrator access rights.

Integrity
  • Transfer control

    No unauthorized read, copy, edit, delete at data transmission, transport.

    Data transmission of captioned image files from image database by FTP client or browser to the image portal server, in rare cases as e-mail attachment to image license buyers, or as low-resolution previews with visible watermark to the servers of the homepage provider and the social media providers Twitter, LinkedIn is made encoded to exclude unauthorized read, copy, change, delete at transport.

  • Input control

    Determination if, by whom image data is input, changed, deleted in the image database.

    Creation, modification of the image files in the image database are documented by creation date, modification date. The image database can keep file’s histories.

    Access to the image database is restricted to the PC-user and PC-administrator.

Availability and capacity
  • Availability control

    Protection against accidental or wanton destruction or loss.

    Overvoltage protection of the power supply, smoke detectors secure the PC. Room temperature is about 20° C, humidity 40 – 60%.

    Alternating external disks backup the PC hard disk and are stored in lockable steel cabinet and bank safe.

Process of regular review, evaluation
  • Data protection management

    A data protection management establishes the data protection.

    Internet security software, firewall, virus protection protect the workstation PC with the image database. Backup and recovery software save the image database and the workstation PC on alternating disks that are stored in steel cabinet and bank safe alternating. The operating system and the installed software are regularly updated.

    For protection of the image database the best image portals are selected.

  • Incident response management

    Regular review of the IT infrastructure of computer, internet modem, hard disks, monitor, printer.

    An incident response plan provides replacement of defect hardware and data recovery from external disk. At operating system failure data recovery can be obtained by rescue media device.