“Expressive and even of line,
with an apparent spontaneity
in the melismatic flourishes”

(Stephen Francis Vasta, operanews)


The protection of your privacy and your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention. We respect the confidentiality of your personal data and always act in accordance with the provisions of data protection law and this Privacy Policy.

Data provided by you: As a rule the use of this site is possible without the declaration of personal data. If personal data (name, postal address or email address) are collected within our website, this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. We only use the personal details provided by you to carry out your wishes and requests.

Automatically collected data: For reasons of data security and for the purposes of optimizing user-friendliness and for site- and user centric measurement, we also collect temporary non-personal data in connection with the use of our website. For example, the internet browser used, the operating system, the domain name of the website you last visited before accessing our website, the number of visits and the average time spent on our website, as well as the pages you accessed, are stored.

Data collection on our website:
We do not collect contact data.
content data for example: text, graphics, photos, movies
usage data for example: the number of visits, the users' access behaviour, the average time spent on the site
meta-/communication data: used devices, IP addresses

Who does it apply to: visitors and users of our website

Deletion of data and storage period: The collected data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the reason for storing it no longer applies. Longer storage periods may apply as required by European or national law. Data will also be deleted or blocked once a storage period established by the abovementioned standards comes to an end, unless the data must continue to be stored for the purpose of concluding or executing a contract.

SSL encryption: This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Contact: Should you send us questions via email, we will collect the data, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may involve security gaps. A seamless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies and web beacons: Our website use browser cookies and web beacons. Cookies do not cause any harm on your computer. They are small files with configuration settings that help us to make our online services user-friendlier, more effective and more secure. Moreover, cookies serve to implement certain user functions.

Our website use “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Occasionally, they also use “persistent cookies”, which remain on your device until they expire or are manually deleted. The latter enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit. For details on “third party cookies”, i.e. cookies of third-party providers, such as Google Inc., please refer to the privacy rules of such providers. You can adjust your browser or the privacy settings of your mobile devices to be notified whenever a cookie is sent to your device so that you can decide whether or not to allow a cookie on a case-by-case basis. You can also disable the acceptance of cookies, in certain cases only or by default, and activate the automatic deletion of copies every time you close your browser. However, you should bear in mind that some functions of our online services may not be fully accessible if you deactivate cookies.

Moreover, we use web beacons, also called page tags, to analyze the effectiveness of our website. Web beacons are small strings of code that are placed in a Web page. Because a Web beacon is only 1 pixel high by 1 pixel wide, it appears invisible on your computer screen. Such information helps us to improve our contents to user needs. Some of the web beacons we use on our website are from third parties that help us serve content and communicate with you and measure the impact of our website. Such third parties include for example Addthis (provided by AddThis, Inc.). These data only are evaluated statistically and not connected with person obtained data.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Use of social media plugins 

Facebook: This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can identify the Facebook plugins by the use of one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” symbol), or by the use of the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin.” The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be reviewed here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the website. Therefore we do not have any influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects using this plugin, and we are informing you according to the information available to us: The integrated plugins inform Facebook that you visited the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged into your Facebook account, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for instance by clicking on the “Like” button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook and saved there. If you do not have a Facebook account, there is still a possibility that Facebook may obtain and save your IP address. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of this data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options to protect your privacy in this regard, can be found in the Facebook data use policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you have a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your account data that is saved on Facebook, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins with add-ons for your browser, for instance with the Facebook Blocker.

Twitter: Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/privacy.Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings

Google+ plugin: Our pages use Google+ functions. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. By means of the Google+ button, you and other users can receive custom content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have +1'd a piece of content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can identify you. Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summary statistics about users' +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites. Goolge privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.

AddThis: Our website employs the bookmark service addthis.com. AddThis is a service of Clearspring Technologies Inc., 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with an AddThis component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from AddThis. Through this process, AddThis is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. In addition, addthis.com also records your IP address, browser type, browser language, the website previously accessed as well as the date and time you visited the site and uses this data to compile an anonymized user profile. This data allows AddThis and its partner companies to direct targeted personalized ads at website users based on their particular interests. The display of advertising material occurs based on a browser cookie put in place by addthis.com, which analyzes user interaction with the website. You can permanently prevent addthis.com from placing a cookie on your browser by downloading and installing the opt-out cookie available at the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. You can find the data privacy policies for AddThis at the following internet address, along with information about the collection and use of data by AddThis: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy 

YouTube: Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Our company has been represented within social media networks, such as Facebook, Instagram und Pinterest. There we provide informations about our products as well as services and communicate with active clients and interested users. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators. Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users' data as long as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

Your rights regarding your data: You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Valer Sabadus
c/o Ulrike Wilckens
Johannisplatz 3 a
81667 München

Phone:[nbsp]49 (0) 89 6797 1050
Web: www.ophelias-pr.com
E-Mail: letter@ophelias-pr.com