Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important to me.
This privacy policy explains the types of personal data I, Robert Marcus Klump, may collect about you.

How I collect and process your personal data

I collect and process your personal data in two ways: firstly, if you contact me via email and secondly, if I photograph you. The digital cameras I use (Nikon D700 and Nikon D3200) register date and time but no GPS data.

I do not use any cookies, thus do not observe your navigation throughout the website I also do not use Google Analytics. Subsequently, apart from the photographs I take of you, the only personal information I collect about you is what you provide me with in emails - i.e. your email address, most likely your first and last name and possibly also your postal address and telephone number. Since my preferred form of payment is bank transfer I do not collect your credit card information.

I use the personal information collected from you via emails to arrange for photo shoots and communicate with you regarding the photographs. If I publish a picture of you I only add your name with your prior consent. I do not use these personal data for any other purpose, therefore they are not shared.

Legal grounds for taking and publishing photos of you

I take and publish photographs of you

1. either with your prior explicit or implicit consent; you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, however please note that despite this withdrawal I might still be legally entitled to publish the photos in question on grounds of my legitimate interests;

2. or because of a contract (to which you must be a Party);

3. or based on my legitimate interests; in this case you have the right to object to the publication of the photographs on grounds relating to your particular situation; I will then no longer publish the photographs unless I can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds (which override your interests, rights and freedoms) or need the photos for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

I only publish photos of children if I have the consent of both the child and its legal representative. I do not take photos of children in their personal sphere.

Where and how long your data is stored

The personal data I receive from you via email is stored by my email provider, Easyname GmbH ( on servers located in Austria. This company is responsible to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. I will keep these personal data until you ask me to delete them or if I have reason to assume that I will no longer need them.

I store my photographs on external harddrives which are locked away and - with your prior consent - also in the "cloud". To be able to demonstrate that I am the rightful owner of the copyrighted work, i.e. the photographs, I have to store these pictures for an unlimited time period.


My blogs "Left Hand’ s Diary" and „Images of the Subconscious“ use cookies from Google to deliver its services and analyse traffic. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse.

Facebook Insights

If you visit my Facebook fanpage, Facebook collects personal data about you. Some of the information recorded by Facebook is used to provide me with statistical information on the use of the fanpage via “Facebook Insights”. Facebook provides further information on this under the following link: Operators of Facebook fanpages receive this statistical information entirely anonymised. Anyways the European Court of Justice has decided that the operator of a Facebook fanpage is jointly responsible for the data collections carried out by Facebook. Since I use "Facebook Insights" in order to statistically analyse the use of the fanpage, I use your (as mentioned: previously anonymised) personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest and thus in accordance with Art. 6, paragraph 1.1(f) of the GDPR.

Your rights

Please send me an email to robert.marcus(at) if you

o wish to know what personal data (including photographs) of you I am processing or
o desire rectification, erasure, restriction of processing concerning this data or
o would like to make use of the right to data portability or
o have questions or concerns about this privacy policy.

In addition you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian supervisory authority, i.e. the Datenschutzbehörde (

This privacy policy was first posted on by Robert Marcus Klump on August 7, 2018 and updated on January 9, 2019 and July 28, 2019.