Privacy Policy

(as of 11/2015)

Thank you for visiting Thomas Mueller, Am Eschtor 10, D-82041 Deisenhofen, Phone 0049-89-62830099, Email (hereinafter referred as tmpictures). We collect and process your personal data according to the regulations of the Telemediengesetz (German Telemedia Act – TMG) and exclusively within the framework of the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG) of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following, tmpictures informs you about type, scope and purpose of the collection and processing of personal data.


Data Transmission and Recording for System-Internal and Statistical Purposes

For technical reasons, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server whenever you visit our website so that our websites can be properly shown in your Internet browser and we can better gear our website to requirements and improve it. These data include i.a. the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, pages viewed, volume of data sent, type and version of browser, operating system as well as your IP address, etc. These data will be processed separately from other data and tmpictures cannot attribute these data to a specific person. tmpictures uses these data exclusively for statistical purposes and they will be deleted after analysis.

For purposes of advertisements on the tmpictures website and in order to adequately design our website offer, we create user profiles using pseudonyms. tmpictures will not connect the user profiles with the personal data of the pseudonym. You have the right to object to this use of your data.


Web Analysis Cookies

The websites of tmpictures employ the web analysis tool “Piwik”. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files that will be stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the use of the website. The information about your use of this Internet offer created by the cookie will be stored on our server in Germany. A transfer of data to third parties will not be made. The analysis of the user behaviour is important since in this manner the demand for contents can be analysed anonymously and the offer can be optimized.

Via Piwik we collect real-time data on:

• date
• number of actions performed on the website
• time spent on the website
• browsers used and their plug-ins, browser version
• operating system
• number of new and returning visitors
• referral sources
• target conversion rate
• search engines used
• search terms used
• languages used
• origin of visitors according to countries
• referrers
• duration of visit
• entry pages
• exit pages
• abortion quotas
• anonymised IP address (as stipulated by the Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (Centre for Data Protection – ULD))

In the variant used by us, the analysis tool Piwik works with anonymisation of IP addresses. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is being stored. This excludes a possible attributability to a specific Internet user. For this purpose, the IP addresses are shortened by the last two octets (the last two number combinations separated by a period in an IP address) prior to a possible use for the analysis of user behaviour. The IP address of the user will only be used in the shortened form (and therefore without personal reference) in order to perform a rough geo localisation. For this purpose, the user’s country of origin and his Internet provider will be identified and stored. The data of the analysis tool Piwik will not be linked or matched to the data of the user account. The analysis tool Piwik works by setting a cookie which is stored even after the end of your visit as a co-called “persistent cookie” as a small text file on the user’s terminal device. The cookie will be set via the domain “” and has the following name: _pk_id.12345 (the number is customised). The cookie has a term of few weeks and enables not only the recognition of visitors who have previously visited the website but also the non-personal analysis of the user behaviour on the website. In this way, we can e.g. see from which page a user arrived at the tmpictures Website and which “click path” the user has taken, that is to say which pages on the Internet site of tmpictures a user has viewed for how long. Within the framework of the web analysis we are not interested at all in finding out how a specific person has viewed the website. However, we are interested in knowing how users in general view this website, what their interests are and where possibly errors have to be corrected if a user comes across a wrong or empty page. With the aid of the collected data , we try to adjust and optimise the service of the website according to the user behaviour. Apart from that, a so-called session cookie will also be set. It has the following name: _pk_ses.12345  (the number is customised) and which will be automatically deleted after the end of each session. We cannot reference a specific person via these cookies. The cookies will be used for purposes of creating user statistics that are not directly related to persons (“pseudonym user profiles”). You have the right to object to this use of your data.


You may assert your right of objection as follows

Right of Objection: You can prevent the analysis of the user behaviour if you block the setting of cookies by the domain in your browser by e.g. setting an exemption in your browser (e.g. in the browser Firefox). However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. If need be, please consult the help section of your browser on how to block cookies in your browser. Of course you can also delete the above-mentioned cookies in your browser in the individual case or periodically in order to delete tracking information. Moreover, you have the option of preventing any form of user analysis on this website in the future by setting a so-called block cookie and/or opt-out cookie. You can set the opt-out cookie by clicking on the link shown below. As long as you do not delete this cookie in your browser, an analysis of your user behaviour will not be made. Please note that a subsequent active deletion of cookies in your browser also deletes the opt-out cookie and that in this case you may have to set a new block cookie. If you have already set the opt-out cookie, this will be shown in the following prompt and you will have the option to re-activate the web analysis for this website.
Here, you can decide whether a distinct web analysis cookie may be placed in your browser in order to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you wish to decide against this, please click the following link in order to place the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.

*** With the following link you come to There you can set a cookie at the Privacy Policy page and block with them the Piwik cookies at the tmpictures website. Due that cookie is Piwik at tmpictures no longer able to track your visit.


Forwarding of Personal Data

Your data will only be forwarded to third parties to the extent to which this is required in order to fulfil and perform the contract and its settlement. A forwarding of data to other third parties without your consent will only be made insofar as this is required and permitted by law.


Use of Cookies

In order to extend the functions of our website and offer customer-friendly and comfortable handling, we use so-called “cookies”. Only with the aid of “cookies” can tmpictures offer you certain functions.
Many “cookies” will be deleted from your harddisk immediately after the Internet browser has been closed. Some remain stored on the harddisk of your computer and make it possible that your PC will be recognised when you next visit tmpictures.
You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making corresponding settings in your Internet browser. However, this will considerably restrict the scope of functions of our website and/or some functions will no longer be available.


Comments and posts

When users post or leave comments on the blog, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for the security of the provider in case someone posts illegal content (e.g. insults or banned political propaganda). The provider can be held liable for such content and is therefore interested in the identity of the user.


Comment subscriptions

Users can subscribe to on-going comments. The user will receive a confirmation email to verify that he/she is the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe to on-going comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain instructions on how to do so.


Integration of services and content of third parties

In some cases, third-party content (e.g. YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds, or graphics) may be linked to this online offer. This presupposes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as the third-party) can detect the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for providing this content. We strive to use only content from providers that use IP address exclusively for the delivery of content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party stores the IP address (e.g. for statistical purposes). As soon as this becomes known, we will inform the user.



Our website also contains programmes (plug-ins) of the social network Facebook. These are exclusively being operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). Within the framework of our Internet offer, the plug-ins have been identified by the Facebook logo or the word “like”. When visiting a website of our Internet offer that contains such a plug-in, your browser will make a direct connection to the servers of Facebook and by this the contents of the plug-in will be transmitted to your browser and integrated by it into the website shown. By this, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged onto your personal Facebook user account while visiting our website, Facebook can attribute your visit to our website to this account. By interacting with plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the “like” button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly to Facebook and stored there. If you wish to prevent such a data transmission, you have to log out of your Facebook account before you visit our Internet offer.
Information on the purpose and extent of the data collection by Facebook as well as the further processing and use of your data by Facebook and your rights in this regard and the options for settings to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection notice of Facebook (

With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy:


+1 Button of Google+

This publication uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (Google). The button is identifiable by the “+1” on a white or colored background.
When a user visits a web page containing such a button, the browser will directly connect to the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted directly from Google to their browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects via the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected if the button is not clicked on. Only for logged-in members, data (e.g. the IP address) will be collected and processed.
The purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of data by Google and your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy be found under Google’s data protection information for the “+1” button: and FAQ:


Data Safety

tmpictures transfers your personal data via the Internet encoded by an SSL encryption protocol. Our Internet site and other technical systems are protected by suitable technical and organisational measures against any access by unauthorised persons. The access to your personal data and our image database is only possible after entering a password.
The online presence of tmpictures may contain links to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of such sites observe the data protection regulations so that we also cannot accept any liability for this.


Right to Information

As user of our website you have the right to obtain information free of charge about your personal data stored with us as well as the right to correct, block or delete these data. In this case please contact: