Worldwide, up to 70 million persons are affected by an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.


In A Story to Tell and I want to disappear, 33 protagonists of all genders and ages share their experiences through a collaborative approach aimed at diving deep into the heart of the subject matter.

The projects are realized by interdisiplinary teams and initiated by photographer and anthropologist Mafalda Rakoš. Two photobooks, numerous exhibitions, documentaries and lectures are the result of this 7-year research.





„You don’t really fit in... You don’t fit into the group of normal people, because you’re anorectic. And you don’t fit with those affected by anorexia, because you’re a man.“

- Thomas, 21


Our process always started with a conversation. What does it look like, your mental cage? What do you feel, see, think, hear, taste and smell? And where shall we go to take that picture of it?

A Story to Tell resulted from many encounters with eleven men affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Well-acquainted with the topic themselves, photographer Mafalda Rakoš and journalist Ruben de Theije tried to answer the question: how is it to be affected as a male? The protagonists of this project, many of them trans*, gay, bisexual or otherwise associated with a genderdiverse community want to show: everyone can be affected.

Very often, it was shocking to listen. Yet, together we kept drilling towards the true conflicts in the intersection of social expectations and big emotions; conflicts that lie at the heart of the stories they wanted to tell.



21 x 27cm
180 Pages

Softcover

Price: 33€
For personally affected people: 30€
Available in English
or with German insert sheets



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Awards and Exhibitions

2020            Fotogalerie Wien (upcoming)
2019-2020   Nederlands Fotomuseum (group)
2019            Kulturetage Altona, Hamburg (solo)
2020            Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur, Special Mention
2019            Unseen Dummy Award, Shortlist
2019            Encontros da Imagem Book Award, Winner
2019            Steenbergen Stipendium 2019, Nominée
2019            Burn Magazine x Fujifilm Young Talents, Shortlist
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Contributors


Ruben de Theije

Freelance journalist, also working as a TV-Program Developper at Endemol Shine / Simpel Media. He graduated from Fontys University Journalism in 2017 with honors. In his graduation project, which was published on VICE Media, he dealt extensively with his friend Matthijs who was long suffering from anorexia. Since then he has been intrigued by personal stories about social taboos and mental health.

Amir Avraham

graphic design [folgt]
 

Supporting institutions

︎ HAG (Hamburger Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gesundheit)
︎ sMUTje therapiehilfe e.V.
︎ City of Vienna – MA7
︎ Mondriaan Fonds
︎ RD Foundation


Jury Statement Encontros da Imagem Book Award

Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine,
Dieter Neubert, Fotobookfestival Kassel, 2019

The jury was most impressed by Mafalda Rakoš’ A Story To Tell, a catalogue that documents the various approaches and artistic interventions made in regards to men dealing with an eating disorder. Besides the angle on men (aspects of anorexia are mostly related to women) it is also the impressive commitment to the subject, their collaboration and interactive engagements, that impressed the jury. This is truly a book that immediately gives a sense of urgency and clearly has a potential to eventually grow into a publication that deserves to exist among a wide audience.





This Video is part of the project "A Story to Tell”. It shows the act of collaboration between the photographer
and the protagonist, in which they try to drill together towards the deeper roots of the illness.






This Video was created to advertise the crowdfunding campaign which aimed at funding the production
of the publication “A Story to Tell or: regarding male eating disorders”.


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Publications

︎ Volkskrant Magazine
︎ Algemeen Dagblad
︎ Burn Magazine
︎ Ö1 Kulturjournal
︎ Interview on GUP Magazine

“Ultimately, I hope that the book will 
resonate beyond our ‘photo universe’, that it will be widely received in mainstream media and eventually be known among those with eating disorders, or any psychological fragile condition – regardless of gender or identification. I hope that by doing so, we’ll contribute to address the stigma around mental health conditions and trigger greater societal self-reflection on normative concepts (like gender or even origin) and therefore make the world a little bit of a better place.”

︎︎︎ Documentary on ZDF 37grad

“Nur Haut und Knochen. Wenn Männer magersüchtig sind.”
- A film by Caroline Haertl

“Men who want to talk about their eating disorder must overcome two taboos at once: They suffer from a mental illness and then there is one that is considered a woman's illness. Eating disorders still pose many puzzles to the medical profession today. They still do not understand why the psyche destroys the body.

37 degrees accompanied two young men suffering from anorexia for three quarters of a year: They fight to get well again, want their life back, eat again, travel, experience everyday life. What difficulties do they experience? Who helps them? Will they manage to overcome the disease?”

︎︎︎ RTL Nord: Exhibition in Hamburg, Altona

“By means of portraits, sketches and interviews, the exhibition aims on the one hand to convey how much the men suffer from the disease and outdated gender clichés, but on the other hand, it also aims to show how much they are affected by the disease.”

︎︎︎ RTL 4 / Editie: Crowdfunding Campaign

“With the book Ruben and Mafalda want to put an end to the stigma that people often think of thin women when they have an eating disorder. They also discuss the psychology behind an eating disorder, so people can better understand the origin of it.”





Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.

In I want to disappear, 20 young women intimately share their testimonies with the viewer. What does it feel like to be affected? How is this conflict linked to one’s own (sexual) identity, and why does controlling one’s body help someone to feel “better”, even just for a short time?

Altogether, they provide a surprising and confrontative insight into the personal conflicts, ruptures and insecurities which lie at the root of this disease. Very soon, a new perspective is revealed: eating disorders are never a sign of weakness. And one is by no means alone with it.








170 x 215 mm
192 Pages

Hardcover with linen cloth and silk screen print
14 pages of text printed on transparent paper



Price: 35€
For personally affected people: 30€

English:
I want to disappear - Approaching Eating Disorders

German:
I want to disappear - Essstörungen. Eine Annäherung.


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Awards and Exhibitions

2018        MSU Zagreb, Organ Vida Festival, CR
2018        Congress for Eating Disorders, General Hospital Vienna

2017        Congress for Eating Disorders, Alpbach, AT
2017        Photobook Phenomenon, CCB Barcelona
2017        Fotografia Festival, Rome

2017        Benaki Museum / Athens Photo Festival, GR
2017        Circulation(s) Festival, Paris
2017        FOCUS photo festival - Mumbai, India
2017        Les nuits de l’image - Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne, CH
2019        Dutch Photobook Award, Longlist
2018        Deutscher Fotobuchaward, 3rd Place

2016        Encontros da Imagem Book Award, Winner

2016        SCAN Photobooks, Shortlist
2016        Photobookaward Royal Photographic Society, Shortlist
2015        Eyes on Connect Portfolio Review, Winner

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Contributors



Elizabeth McGlynn Univ.-Lekt.

Originally from London, is an artist, art therapist and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she is in charge of the department of Art and Social Practise.


Mag.a Harriet Vrana MSc

is an academic psychotherapist and social consultant. She regularily conducts workshops for preventing and stabilizing teenagers who are in touch with eating disorders, and manages the Viennese Center for Woman‘s Health (FEM).


Raphael Reichl & Denise Frank

Two young and talented Graphic Designers based in Vienna. Denise normally works on abstract, large-scale paintings, and Raffi enrolled at Paul Petrischs class for site-specific art at die Angewandte.
 
Supporting institutions

︎ The Documentary Project Fund 
︎ Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 
︎ Ärztekammer Wien 
︎ RD Foundation 

Mafalda and her Models

Elizabeth McGlynn, 2017

What happens, when art leaves her assigned spheres of activity and starts acting in another social field? Mafalda’s book describes attempts of a cautious approach between artistic work and social space. It addresses the challenges and impulses that she found in this area. To be able to work together and to take the work of the others as a reference point, allows new possibilities for discussion and learning processes. Mutual approval happens only through a differentiated and critical exchange. The confrontation with the world and life of the protagonists, that is not unknown to the photographer, forced Mafalda to rethink her own artistic self-understanding and to think about what might be important in communicating with her counterpart.

As an artistically skilled young woman who could give impulses and bring an unusual point of view and openness into a situation, she was welcomed in her role as a photographer and nobody expected her to take on another role. Nevertheless, she entered an uncertain terrain with many open questions which would only be answered in the course of the work.

„In the first year of the project, I was actually just looking for a way to approach the subject and to find the affected people affected. This didn’t work at all at first. I didn’t have any idea, on how I should approach them, I didn’t know what I wanted. I just knew I wanted to make a project about the subject of eating disorders, about the people, the stories. I think that my undergraduate studies in culture and anthropology have influenced me a lot and that it helped me to find new ways of approaching subjects.

When I found the self-help group around Michaela, everything went developed quickly from then on. The participants all knew one other and I could finally test try out some things as a member of that group. member. Then came the idea to design make an exhibition, there was a frame, a goal. That was the turning point. This technique of „gathering data“, collecting material –- it was obvious that the participants could decide for themselves on how to participate in this. I think that as soon as I realized I had a team of people who were motivated to help me, I could be more open. This was the most important thing –- just accepting it and realizing that I have to give up a bit of control as a photographer and be thankful for what I get.” ...

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On Eating Disorders

Harriet Vrana, 2017

For ten years now I have been working at F.e.m., an organization that focuses on women’s health and is located at the „Semmelweisklinik“, a women’s health clinic in Vienna. , for ten years now. I mostly have been working with women and girls suffering from eating disorders.

When Mafalda Rakoš Rakos approached me and asked me to write an introduction for her book on eating disorders, i I immediately agreed. I found the book very appealing and according to mein my opinion, Mafalda had very well displayed the complexity of the inner dynamics of the illness. in a very interesting way.

I was very touched by the accounts of the inner fights with which the girls suffering from eating disorders have to live with. The severity of the illness is still being underestimated by our society. It is being reduced to dietary restraints, typical for girls who go through puberty , something that can be fixed if „they simply just would eat normally again.“ But this is not the truth. For a better understanding of these dynamics of the illness, I will try to sum up in this brief introduction the fears anxieties and hardships that come with this illness. of the topic in this brief introduction.

We differentiate between three general types of eating disorders: Anorexia (anorexia nervosa), Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) and binge-eating disorder. People suffering from eating disorders sometimes show symptoms of all theose forms, at oncesimultaneously.

Additionally, there is an increase of other types of disturbed eating habits. Women who only eat very „healthy“ food, can suffer from orthorexia nervosa. There are also other eating disorder types, where the person affected by it, binges in the night, or allows herself or himself to eat only twice a day. The term „eating disorder“  is the general term for all the types of the restricted, strict and self-inflicted rules linked to eating. 30 % of eating-disorder-fighters suffer from adipositas, a binge-eating disorder.

The first important thing I want to say is that an eating disorder is never really about the eating itself. The eating problem is here to distract from or to compensate problems, who which are seemingly impossible to solve. That is how addictions work, in general.

That is why advice like „just eat a little more“, „just eat healthy“, or controlling the persons eating habit, is counterproductive. By doing so you are only working on the food-related level, and are avoiding a confrontation with the real causes and problems, much like the affected person herself...

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Publications

︎︎︎ Spiegel Online
︎︎︎ YET Magazine
︎︎︎ Vogue Italia
︎︎︎ Vogue India
︎︎︎ British Vogue
︎︎︎ Elle India
︎︎︎ Refinery29
︎︎︎ Der Greif
︎︎︎ Feature Shoot
︎︎︎ Camera Austria
︎︎︎ Huffingtonpost.it
︎︎︎ Internazionale
︎︎︎ Interview on Fragmentary.org

“Collaborating with the protagonists was crucial in this process. The topic is so intimate that I quickly realized I had to give them all the space and options in participating in the project they could think of. It wasn’t easy to let go of control in the beginning, but in the end I am really happy and grateful for how openly everyone shared their experiences with me. I think everyone was extremely brave. Of course the juxtaposition and the project itself are only my interpretation of all this material, but everyone was extremely positive about its outcome. This was very, very important for me.”

︎︎︎ Neon

“The Austrian artist Mafalda Rakoš has accompanied the sick and healed for many years, portraits and memories. "They give insight into the personal conflicts, breaks and uncertainties that are at the root of this disease," says the publisher's description. "One thing quickly becomes clear: eating disorders are definitely not a sign of weakness. And you are by no means alone with it."

︎︎︎ Documentary on 3Sat

Die Seele im Hungerstreik. Magersucht und ihre Ursachen
- A film by Dunja Keuper

“Anorexia nervosa, Magersucht, ist eine Form der Essstörung, die besonders schwerwiegend ist: Jeder Zehnte stirbt daran. Meist sind junge Mädchen und Frauen in Industrienationen betroffen. Die Dokumentation „Die Seele im Hungerstreik – Magersucht und ihre Ursachen“ stellt verschiedene Therapiemethoden vor und begleitet Patientinnen bei ihrem Kampf gegen die Krankheit. Laut Experten beträgt die mittlere Erkrankungsdauer sechs Jahre. Neue Forschungsergebnisse haben den Blick auf die Magersucht und ihre Therapieformen radikal geändert. Auch von Seiten der Politik wird versucht, neue Weichen in Hinblick auf Schönheitsideale und deren mediale Verbreitung zu stellen. Magersüchtige nehmen extrem ab und erlangen so ein Körpergewicht, das sie stark körperlich und gesundheitlich beeinträchtigt oder gar lebensbedrohlich ist. Neueste Forschungsergebnisse zeigen, dass die Ursache für eine Magersucht vor allem eine genetische Disposition ist.”





Infos + Facts

8.2

new anorexia patients per 100.000 citizen

13

new bulimia patients per 100.000 citizen

95%

of those affected by an eating disorder are between 13 and 30 years old.

10 times higher

That’s the fatality mortality risk of anorexia nervosa compared to all the other death causes in women between 15 and 24 years old..

50%

of those affected by an eating disorder also fulfill the medical criteria for depression.

3-10%

of those affected by an eating disorder are male.

90%

of girls between 12 and 18 years old in Western Europe are not satisfied with their body proportions.

52%

have gone on a diet without actually being overweight.


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Contact


Mafalda Rakoš (*1994, AT)

is a documentary photographer based between Vienna and Amsterdam. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Vienna University and realized long-term projects in different regions of the world such as the Middle East, India, Central Europe and West Africa. Her projects often move within the intersection of art, documentary and journalism and attempt to dive deep into protagonist’s stories around safety, pain and trauma. The main platform of her work are books which gained attention in contests such as Unseen Dummy Award, Kassel Dummy Award and the European Publishers Award for Photography; furthermore, it is regularly shown in international exhibitions and other contexts such as congresses for eating disorders (2016), or a hospital (2017). Her work appeared in Die Zeit, Stern, Neon, Zeit Campus, DUMMY, die Presse, FAZ, M le Magazine de Monde, Camera Austria and others.

hello@mafaldarakos.com

Lassallestraße 36/12
1020 Vienna, Austria

+43 (0) 664 399 51 36

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Eating disorder help + organizations

︎︎︎ sMUTje
     
︎︎︎ Anorexiajongens



︎︎︎ Selbsthilfegruppe in Wien



These projects would have been impossible without the help and support of

Anna Rakoš, Camillo Rakoš, Denise Rudolf Frank, Christian Reder, Monika Rakoš, Dr. Imma und Christian Schneider, Thomas Bundschuh, Herbert Penc, Ulla Flegl, Ingrid Kapsch-Latzer, Christian und Lisa Rakoš, Ingrid Possnigg, Dr. Peter Voitl, Dr. Christine Allen, Mag. Anita Schreiner-Harml, Peter Jedlicka,

Barbara Kühnas, Barbara Barwart, Caroline und Richard Zundritsch, Peter Garmusch, Elly de Theije, Manfred de Witte & Annette Goedegebuure, Cornelia Kost
and certainly not without the 33 courageous protagonists involved in both projects




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  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
    • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the Mafalda Rakoš, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of Mafalda Rakoš shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
    Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the Mafalda Rakoš will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
  • e) Right of restriction of processing Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the Mafalda Rakoš, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Mafalda Rakoš will arrange the restriction of the processing.
  • f) Right to data portability Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Mafalda Rakoš.
  • g) Right to object Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
    The Mafalda Rakoš shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    If the Mafalda Rakoš processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Mafalda Rakoš to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Mafalda Rakoš will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the Mafalda Rakoš for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the Mafalda Rakoš. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.
    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the Mafalda Rakoš shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Mafalda Rakoš.
  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Mafalda Rakoš.
9. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Instagram On this website, the controller has integrated components of the service Instagram. Instagram is a service that may be qualified as an audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as well as disseminate such data in other social networks.
The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Instagram component of Instagram. During the course of this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Instagram, Instagram detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Instagram component and is associated with the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, then Instagram matches this information with the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website provided that the data subject is logged in at Instagram at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Instagram button or not. If such a transmission of information to Instagram is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their Instagram account before a call-up to our website is made.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be retrieved under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/. 10. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of Klarna as a payment processor On this website, the controller has integrated Klarna components. Klarna is an online payment service provider, which allows purchases on an account or a flexible installment payment. Klarna also offers other services, such as buyer protection and identity or creditworthiness checks.
The operating company of Klarna is Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Schweden.
If the data subject selects the "purchase on account" or "installment purchase" during the ordering process in our online shop as a payment option, the data of the data subject is automatically transmitted to Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the data subject agrees to this transmission of personal data required for the processing of the invoice or installment purchase, or identity and creditworthiness checks.
The personal data transmitted to Klarna is usually first name, surname, address, date of birth, sex, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, as well as other data necessary for the processing of an invoice or installment purchase. The processing of the purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in connection with the respective order. In particular, the exchange of payment information such as bank details, card number, date of validity and CVC code, cumulative number, item number, data on goods and services, prices and taxes, information on the previous purchase behavior or other details of the financial situation of the data subject.
The purpose of the transmission of the data is, in particular, the identification check, payment administration, andfraud prevention. The controller shall provide Klarna with personal data, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission exists. The personal data exchanged between Klarna and the data subject for the data processing shall be transmitted by Klarna to economic agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
Klarna shall also pass on the personal data to affiliates (Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors as far as this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or to process the data in the order.
Klarna collects and uses data and information on the previous payment behavior of the data subject as well as probability values for their behavior in the future (so-called scoring) in order to decide on the reasoning, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship. The calculation of scoring is carried out on the basis of scientifically-recognized mathematical-statistical methods.
The data subject is able to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data at any time from Klarna. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of Klarna may be retrieved under https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_de/data_protection.pdf. 11. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of PayPal as a payment processor On this website, the controller has integrated components of PayPal. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account numbers. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also accepts trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxemburg.
If the data subject chooses "PayPal" as the payment option in the online shop during the ordering process, we automatically transmit the data of the data subject to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The processing of the purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in connection with the respective order.
The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller for the processing of the data will be transmitted by PayPal to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
PayPal will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke consent for the handling of personal data at any time from PayPal. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal may be retrieved under https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full. 12. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of Sofortüberweisung as a payment processor On this website, the controller has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that allows cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung is a technical procedure by which the online dealer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a trader to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after ordering.
The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Schweden.
If the data subject chooses "immediate transfer" as the payment option in our online shop during the ordering process, the data of the data subject will be transmitted to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the data subject agrees to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing.
In the case of purchase processing via direct transfer, the buyer sends the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a transfer to the online merchant after technical verification of the account status and retrieval of additional data to check the account assignment. The online trader is then automatically informed of the execution of the financial transaction.
The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is the first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller shall immediately transfer other personal data, even if a legitimate interest in the transmission exists. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller shall be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
Sofortüberweisung provides personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors as far as this is necessary for the fulfillment of contractual obligations or data in order to be processed.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data at any time from Sofortüberweisung. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung may be retrieved under https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz/. 13. Legal basis for the processing Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR). 14. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders. 15. Period for which the personal data will be stored The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract. 16. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data. 17. Existence of automated decision-making As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in cooperation with the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW.