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Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21
10999 Berlin
+49 (0)30 20075686

Managing Directors:
Sandra Gehrer, Christina Raftopoulo

Responsible for content pursuant to sec. 55 para. 2 RStV: Christian Kaspar Schwarm
Registration court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Registration number: HRB 113393
VAT ID: DE260731620

Concept by Independent Collectors



Independent Collectors is a platform designed for art enthusiast to share their passion for collecting contemporary art. Independent Collectors is operated by Independent Connectors GmbH, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21, 10999 Berlin, Germany. These Terms and Conditions govern your registration with Independent Collectors.

After you have successfully submitted the completed registration form, Independent Collectors will review and verify your registration. Independent Collectors reserves the right to refuse your registration at its sole discretion.

Once your registration has been accepted, Independent Collectors will send you a welcome email. This email contains your personal confirmation code and a link for activating your account.

Independent Collectors, at its sole discretion, can modify the services of the platform at any time. In any event, your registration will remain completely free of charge.

By entering text and/or uploading images (“Content”) in the collectors-only section of Independent Collectors’ website, you grant Independent Collectors an irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license, worldwide and unlimited in time, (i) to reproduce, distribute, hold ready for retrieval, and make publicly available the Content, including, without limitation, to store the Content on Independent Collectors’ web servers, make backup copies, and enable an unlimited number of users to access and retrieve the Content by means of internet, e-mail, and similar networks and services; and (ii) to modify, abridge or amend the Content in order to adapt the Content to the format of the website, improve the display quality, or perform the acts of use described above.

Independent Collectors may take down Content from its website at any time without stating a reason, including, without limitation, if it receives a take-down-notice from a third party or if it considers the Content disturbing or infringing upon third parties’ intellectual property rights.

You warrant and confirm that you have all licenses and approvals required for granting above license.

You can terminate your registration at Independent Collectors at any time without stating a reason. For terminating your registration, please send an email to
Independent Collectors can terminate your registration at any time without stating a reason.

Consequences of Termination
Upon termination, Independent Collectors will block your access to the collectors-only section, and irrevocably delete your user profile including all Content entered or uploaded by you.

Applicable Law
Your registration at Independent Collectors and these Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

(Last updated: 5 March 2015)



Contact Address
For exercising any right to demand information as to, correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data, please contact Independent Collectors at Independent Connectors GmbH, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21, 10999 Berlin, Germany,

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data
Independent Collectors collects the personal data that you enter or otherwise explicitly communicate during the use of the website including the registration process to the extent required for managing your registration only. Independent Collectors will not use the data for any other purpose without your explicit consent. After complete processing of your application or termination of your registration and after expiry of all statutory storage obligations, your personal data will be deleted, unless you have explicitly consented to their continued use. Any such consent is freely revocable.

Disclosure to Third Parties
Independent Collectors will not disclose your personal data to third parties, including our special offer partners, without your explicit and freely revocable consent.

Cookies are small files that enable Independent Collectors to store information related to you on your computer or other device while you visit our website. For example, cookies help Independent Collectors to ascertain the frequency of use and the number of visitors in order to design Independent Collectors’ offers and services as comfortable, efficient and interesting for you as possible. In your browser settings, you can deactivate cookies, restrict the storage of cookies to defined websites or you can set the browser to inform you as soon as a cookie will be placed. You can also delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. However, please note that the use of certain services may not be possible if your browser does not allow session cookies. While visiting our website, third-party providers may also store cookies on your computer or other device. You have the option to not accept such cookies by deactivating third-party cookies in your browser settings.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For finding out how to deactivate the use of cookies, see section Cookies above.

Independent Collectors’ website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins see Facebook’s social plugins. When you visit a page of Independent Collectors’ website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of Independent Collectors’ website. The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of Independent Collectors’ website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. Please be aware that Independent Collectors as a provider of the pages has no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to Independent Collectors’ website with your login-data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering Independent Collectors’ website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in Independent Collectors’ website. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process. Please be aware that Independent Collectors as a provider of the pages has no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at

For registered user, we use third-party analytics services to help understand your usage of our services. In particular, we provide a limited amount of your information (such as your email address and sign-up date) to Intercom, Inc. (“Intercom”) and utilize Intercom to collect data for analytics purposes when you login into our website. Intercom analyzes your use of our website and tracks our relationship so that we can improve our service to you. We may also use Intercom as a medium for communications, either through email, or through messages within our product. As part of our service agreements, Intercom collects publicly available contact and social information related to you, such as your email address, gender, company, job title, photos, website URLs, social network handles and physical addresses, to enhance your user experience. For more information on the privacy practices of Intercom, please visit Intercom’s services are governed by Intercom’s terms of use which can be found at*
For registered user, we use, an analytics service provided by Keen Labs, Inc. (“”) that helps improve web applications by tracking how users interact and engage. Usage information and Personal Data is stored by and is subject to their privacy policy. You can view their privacy policy at

When you sign up to our newsletter, we collect personal data from you only for the purposes of send the email newsletter. This data is stored by the third party provider, MailChimp, that we use to deliver our e-newsletter. We will not pass data from our e-newsletter sign up to other third parties unless we have obtained your permission in advance. MailChimp gathers statistics about email opening and clicks to help us monitor and improve our newsletter content. For more information about the way in which MailChimp monitors your email opening(s), please see MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.