a service from NICOSOCHA STUDIOS (

Zum Ludwigstal 15
45527 Hattingen

Phone: +49 2324 68 350 20
E-mail: [email protected]

Sales Tax ID:
Sales tax identification number according to §27a Umsatzsteuergesetz:

Disclaimer – legal notice

§ 1 Content warning
The free and freely accessible contents of this website have been created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider of this website does not guarantee the accuracy and timeliness of the provided free and freely accessible journalistic guides and news. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. Simply by calling up the free and freely accessible content, no contractual relationship is established between the user and the provider; in this respect, the provider’s intention to be legally bound is lacking.

§ 2 External links
This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. When the external links were first created, the provider checked the external content for any legal violations. No legal violations were apparent at the time. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The inclusion of external links does not imply that the provider adopts the content behind the reference or link as its own. Constant monitoring of external links is not reasonable for the provider without concrete evidence of legal violations. However, such external links will be deleted immediately upon knowledge of any legal violations.

§ 3 Copyrights and ancillary copyrights
The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective rights holder. This applies in particular to copying, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

The display of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.

§ 4 Special Terms of Use
Insofar as special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned paragraphs, this will be expressly indicated at the appropriate place. In this case, the special terms of use apply in each individual case.


Scope of application
This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider [NICOSOCHA STUDIOS, zum Ludwigstal 15. 45527 in Hattingen, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +49 2324 68 271 98] on this website (hereinafter referred to as “offer”).

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Making contact
When contacting the provider (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

Integration of third-party services and content
It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.

Cookies are small files that allow to store on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar) specific information related to the device. On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they are used to collect statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyze them for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it should be noted that the use and especially the comfort of use will be limited without cookies.

You can set many online ad cookies from companies via the US site or the EU site
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Google Analytics
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on users’ computers, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.

In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will truncate the user’s IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

For more information about Google’s use of data for advertising purposes, setting options and opt-out options, please visit Google’s website: (“Data use by Google when you use our partners’ websites or apps”), (“Data Use for Advertising Purposes”), (“manage information that Google uses to serve ads to you”) and (“Determine what ads Google shows you”).

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. In the process, an opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data.


1. The following General Terms and Conditions of Delivery and Business (hereinafter referred to as GTC) shall apply to all orders, offers, deliveries and services provided by the photographer.

2. they shall be deemed agreed upon acceptance of the delivery or service or the photographer’s offer by the customer, but at the latest upon acceptance of the photographic material for publication.

3. if the customer wishes to object to the GTC, this must be declared in writing within three working days. Any deviating terms and conditions of the customer are hereby rejected. Deviating terms and conditions of the customer shall not be valid unless the photographer recognizes them in writing.

4. the GTC shall also apply to all future orders, offers, deliveries and services of the photographer within the framework of an ongoing business relationship, even without express inclusion, unless expressly agreed otherwise.

Commissioned productions
1. If the Photographer provides cost estimates, these are non-binding. If cost increases occur during production, the photographer shall only be notified if it becomes apparent that the originally estimated total costs are likely to be exceeded by more than 15%. If the scheduled production time is exceeded for reasons for which the photographer is not responsible, additional remuneration shall be paid on the basis of the agreed time-based fee or in the form of a reasonable increase in the flat-rate fee.

2. the photographer shall be entitled to commission services from third parties, which must be purchased in order to carry out the production, in the name and with the authorization of and for the account of the customer.

3. unless otherwise agreed, the photographs presented to the customer for approval after completion of the production shall be selected by the photographer.

4. if the photographer has not received any written notification of defects within two weeks of delivery of the photographs, the photographs shall be deemed to have been accepted in accordance with the contract and free of defects.

Provided image material (analog and digital)
1. the GTC apply to all image material provided to the customer, regardless of the stage of creation or the technical form in which they are available. They also apply in particular to electronic or digitally transmitted image material.

2. the customer acknowledges that the photographic material supplied by the photographer constitutes photographic works protected by copyright within the meaning of Section 2 (1) of the German Copyright Act. Item 5 Copyright Act.

3. design proposals or concepts commissioned by the customer are independent services which are to be remunerated.

4. the photographic material provided shall remain the property of the photographer, even in the event that compensation is paid for it.

5. the customer must treat the photographic material carefully and with care and may only pass it on to third parties for internal business purposes of viewing, selection and technical processing.

6 Complaints concerning the content of the delivered consignment or the content, quality or condition of the photographic material must be notified within two weeks of receipt. Otherwise, the photographic material shall be deemed to have been received properly, in accordance with the contract and as recorded.

Rights of use
1. the customer only acquires a simple right of use for a single use. Unless otherwise agreed, publications on the Internet or inclusion in digital databases are limited in time to the duration of the publication periods of the corresponding or a comparable
print object.

2. exclusive rights of use, media-related or spatial exclusive rights or blocking periods must be agreed separately and require a surcharge of at least 100% on the respective basic fee.

3. only the right of use is transferred with the delivery for the one-time use of the photographic material for the purpose specified by the customer and in the publication and in the medium or data carrier which the customer has specified or which results from the circumstances of the order placement. In case of doubt, the purpose of use for which the image material was made available as evidenced by the delivery bill or the shipping address shall be decisive.

4. any use, exploitation, reproduction, distribution or publication beyond the scope of clause 3 is subject to a fee and requires the prior express consent of the photographer. This applies in particular to:
– any secondary use or secondary publication, in particular in anthologies, product-accompanying brochures, advertising measures or other reprints, any editing, modification or redesign of the image material,
– the digitization, storage or duplication of the photographic material on data carriers of any kind (e.g. magnetic, optical, magneto-optical or electronic carriers such as CD-ROM, DVD, hard disks, RAM, microfilm, etc.), insofar as this is not merely for the technical processing and management of the photographic material pursuant to Art. Section III 5 of the GTC,
– any duplication or use of the image data on digital data carriers, any recording or reproduction of the image data on the Internet or in online databases or in other electronic archives (even if these are internal electronic archives of the customer),
– the transfer of the digitized image material by means of remote data transmission or on data carriers that are suitable for public reproduction on screens or for the production of hard copies.

5. changes to the photographic material by means of photo composing, montage or electronic means for the creation of a new copyright-protected work are only permitted with the prior written consent of the photographer and only in the case of Marking with [M] is permitted. The image material must also not be signed off, are photographed or otherwise used as a motif.

6. the customer is not entitled to transfer the rights of use granted to him in whole or in part to third parties, including to other group companies or subsidiaries. Any use, reproduction or forwarding of the photographic material is only permitted permitted on condition that the copyright notice specified by the photographer is copyright notice specified by the photographer in unambiguous attribution to the respective image.

7. the granting of the rights of use is subject to the condition precedent of the complete payment in full of all payment claims of the photographer arising from the respective contractual relationship.

1. the photographer assumes no liability for the infringement of rights of persons or objects depicted, unless a signed release form is enclosed. The acquisition of rights of use beyond photographic copyright, e.g. for depicted works of fine or applied art, as well as the obtaining of publication permissions from collections, museums, etc. is the responsibility of the customer. The customer shall be responsible for the text and the context resulting from the specific publication.

2. the customer shall be responsible for the proper use of the image material from the time of proper delivery.

1. the agreed fee shall apply. If no fee has been agreed, it shall be determined in accordance with the current image fee overview of the Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM). The fee is subject to the respective applicable
Value added tax.

2. the agreed fee shall cover the one-off use of the photographic material for the agreed purpose in accordance with Clause 2. IV. 3.

3. costs and expenses incurred as a result of the order (e.g. material and laboratory costs, model fees, costs for necessary props, travel costs, necessary expenses, etc.) are not included in the fee and shall be borne by the client.

4 The fee claim is due upon delivery of the recording. If a production is delivered in parts, the corresponding partial fee is due with the respective delivery. The Photographer shall be entitled to demand advance payments for production orders in accordance with the scope of services rendered.

5. the fee in accordance with VI. 1. of the GTC shall be paid in full even if the image material commissioned and supplied is not published. If the photographs are used as a template for layout and presentation purposes, a fee of at least EURO 75.00 per photograph will be charged, unless otherwise agreed.

6. offsetting or exercising the right of retention is only permitted with undisputed or legally established claims of the customer. Offsetting against disputed counterclaims that are ready for decision is also permitted.

Return of the image material
1. analog image material must be returned in the delivered form immediately after the
publication or the agreed use, but no later than 3 months after
the date of delivery, without being asked to do so; please enclose two
Specimen copies. An extension of the 3-month period requires the written consent of the
Permission of the photographer.

2. digital data must always be deleted or the data carriers destroyed after use. The photographer is not liable for the existence and/or the possibility of a renewed delivery of the data.

3. if the photographer provides photographic material at the customer’s request or with the customer’s consent solely for the purpose of checking whether it is suitable for use or publication, the customer must return analog photographic material within one month of receipt at the latest, unless a different deadline is stated on the delivery bill. Digital data must be deleted or the data carriers must be destroyed or returned. An extension of this period shall only be effective if it has been confirmed in writing by the photographer.

4. the customer shall return the photographic material at his own expense in packaging customary in the industry. The customer bears the risk of loss or damage.
Damage during transportation until receipt by the photographer.

Contractual penalty, damages
1. in the event of any unauthorized (without the photographer’s consent) use, utilization, reproduction or disclosure of the photographic material, a contractual penalty in the amount of five times the usage fee shall be payable for each individual case, subject to further claims for damages.

2. if the copyright notice is omitted, incomplete, incorrectly placed or not assignable, a surcharge of 100% of the agreed or customary usage fee shall be payable.

General information
1. the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply as agreed, including for deliveries abroad.

2. collateral agreements to the contract or to these GTC must be made in writing to be effective.

3. any invalidity or ineffectiveness of one or more provisions of these GTC shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The parties undertake to replace the invalid provision with a valid provision that comes closest to the intended provision in economic and legal terms.

4. place of fulfillment and jurisdiction is, if the customer is a registered trader, the photographer’s place of residence.