Privacy Statement


In the following Paragraphs you can find all Informations how we collect and use personal data. Privacy is a major request on this site. Of course we follow the GDPR requirements especially Art. 13 and Art. 14 which offer full transparency.


Who we are

Responsible in terms of GDPR:  

Spiegelberger Stiftung

Großer Burstah 38
20457 Hamburg

René S. Spiegelberger
You can contact us:

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded data like location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms and registration forms

If you register to our community we need your login information and store all given profile details. You can adjust the visability of your data in the profile privacy settings. Only needed data is madatory during the registration process.

In case of the auction bidder registration or information given as consignor we will share the information with the auction house:

Van Ham Kunstauktionen GmbH & Co. KG

Hitzelerstr. 2
50968 Köln

Telefon: +49 (221) 92 58 62-0
Telefax: +49 (221) 92 58 62-4


Registergericht: Amtsgericht Köln
Registernummer: HRA Köln 375

The legal background for processing this data is Art.6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We collect user figures when you make use of our website. This will be IP-Adressen Click behaviour and other information we need to run this website and ensure reliability of the system.

We use a Matomo Server hosted at our webhosting Company Anywhere digital GmbH.

If you disagree with the processing, you can unsubscribe with the following link:

Who we share your data with

 We do not share Data with external Subcontractors or other receipients without a Data Processing Agreement following Art.28 (3) GDPR.

How long we retain your data


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data 

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

 In case you choose the paypal donation button, the Information will be sent to:

PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
22-24 Boulevard Royal
L-2449 Luxembourg

How we protect your data has implemented  technical and organisational measures (Art. 32 GDPR) to protect  your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach we follow the obligations of Art. 33 and Art. 34 GDPR to inform our supervisory authority and the data subjects.