Legal Notice

Legal Notice


VAN HAM Kunstauktionen GmbH & Co. KG

Hitzelerstr. 2
50968 Cologne | Germany

Phone: +49 (221) 92 58 62-0
Fax: +49 (221) 92 58 62-4


Court of Registration: Amtsgericht Köln
Number of registration: HRA Köln 375

Personally Liable Partner:
Van Ham Kunstauktionen Verwaltung GmbH & Co. KG
Court of Registration: Amtsgericht Köln
Number of Registration: HRB Köln 80313
Sales tax indentification number according to § 27a
Sales Tax Law: DE 122 771 785

Layout: Jens Schellhase Grafikdesign und Webdesign, Köln 
Programmierung: BERGNET GmbH, Lindlar 
Redaktion: Iris Hekeler

This legal notice also applies to the Twitter account, the Google + account and the Youtube account VanHamKunstauktionen.

Limits of liability

All information provided on our website is a service of VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers GmbH & Co. KG. In spite of attentive acquisition and presentation of the information provided within the scope of this service, we assume no liability for its accuracy, totality and topicality. Retrievable and displayed content serve as information for our online visitors only and is neither advisory nor consultative.

In spite of attentive content monitoring we accept no liability for the content of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party web sites. Solely the respective website owners of linked websites are responsible for the content displayed on their websites. We explicitly emphasize the fact that we have no influence on the constitution and content of any linked websites. Therefore we can not warranty for the topicality, accuracy, totality or quality of materials on such third-party websites. We explicitly dissociate from all content provided on these linked websites. This statement applies to all links to external third-party websites from all pages of our website and the complete content to be found on these linked websites.

Use of our website

The VAN HAM website, its structure and all included functionalities, information, data, texts, images and audio materials are subject to the legally protected copyright of VAN HAM or third parties whom have been granted authorization for publication by VAN HAM. Visitors of our online service are only allowed to use the website content for personal purposes and within the scope of the websites' functionalities. Visitors do not obtain any rights to the content and programmes of our website.

The content of the press centre may however be downloaded, published and reproduced by journalists for purposes of public announcement. In the case of content being reproduced, explicit reference to the copyright and ownership of VAN HAM must be made. A violation of these terms obliges to the immediate deletion of all printed and/or saved content. VAN HAM reserves the right to lodge claims for damages.

Privacy Statement

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the requirements of data protection. The following statement provides an overview of how we ensure this protection and what type of data is collected and for what purpose. This site uses "cookies." Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of the website's usage. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit to the website. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser:

 • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Menu: Tools / Internet Options / Privacy / Settings / Disable cookies [uncheck the box]. Confirm the change.

• Mozilla Firefox: Select on the Menu Bar: Tools / Options / Privacy / Accept cookies (uncheck the box to disable cookies). Confirm the change.

Disclosure to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes shall not occur. Additional personal data is only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, i.e. as part of an inquiry or registration. Insofar as you have provided us with personal data, we will use this information only to respond to your inquires, to process contracts negotiated with you, and for technical administration. Your personal information will be divulged or transferred to third parties only for contractual or accounting purposes, or if you have given your consent. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. We work to protect your personal data from third party access with all technical and organizational means. Complete data security during e-mail communication cannot be guaranteed, hence we recommend sending confidential information by post or telephone communication. The deletion of saved personal data occurs if you withdraw your consent to the storage of personal data, if the information needed to fulfill the purpose of storing the data is no longer necessary, or if the storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. You always have the right to information regarding the recording of your personal data, as well as the origin, destination, and the purpose of storage. Information about stored data is available through the Data Protection Commissioner. Your trust is important to us. We will always answer questions regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have questions that are not answered by this privacy policy, or if you require more detailed information regarding a particular point, please contact our privacy commissioner at anytime.

E-Mail and contact through forms on our website

For your own safety we do not accept any mandatory orders via e-mail and hereby exclude all legal commitments of such e-mails sent by us.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Using a Facebook Plug-In

Our website contains integrated "Plug-Ins" (Like! button) from Facebook. (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). When visiting the respective pages on our website, information is transmitted to Facebook regarding which of our web pages you have visited with your IP address. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, this information will be assigned to your personal Facebook account. When using the plug-in functions (such as clicking on the "Like!" button, or submitting a comment), this information will then be associated with your Facebook account. You can prevent this by logging out of Facebook before using the plug-ins.