Legal Notice

Legal Notice


VAN HAM Art Publications GmbH

Hitzelerstr. 2
50968 Cologne | Germany

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


Court of Registration: Local Court Cologne 
Number of registration: HRA Cologne 375

Van Ham Art Publications GmbH is represented by the Managing Director Markus Eisenbeis.

VAT identification number pursuant to Sec. 27 a UStG (German Turnover Tax Act): DE 252124681


Layout: Jens Schellhase Grafikdesign und Webdesign, Köln 
Programming: BERGNET GmbH, Lindlar 
Editorial office: Iris Hekeler

Image copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
Image copyright: (c) Foto: VAN HAM Kunstauktionen / Sasa Fuis

This Legal Notice does also apply to the Twitter account and the Youtube account

Limits disclaimer

All information provided on our website is a service of VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers GmbH & Co. KG. All information provided on our Internet websites are a service rendered by VAN HAM Kunstauktionen GmbH & Co. KG. Despite diligent procurement and provision of information, we disclaim any liability for the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the contents displayed and retrievable within the scope of the information services. The contents displayed and retrievable shall only serve the purpose of providing information to visitors of our online offer and do not constitute any advice or recommendation.

Despite careful monitoring of contents we do not assume any liability for contents of external links. Content of linked external sites are within the sole responsibility of their providers. We expressly emphasise that we have no influence on or control over the design or the contents of such linked sites. We can thus assume no guarantee as to the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided there.

Therefore, we hereby expressly distance ourselves from the contents of all linked sites. This declaration shall apply to all links to external sites contained on our pages and the contents of all these sites.

Use of our website

The websites of VAN HAM, their structure and all functions, information, data, texts, graphical and audio materials contained therein, as well as all components supporting the functionality of these websites are subject to proprietary copyright of VAN HAM or third parties that have granted VAN HAM the right to publication. Visitors of our online offer may use the contents only for their personal use within the scope of the website functionalities offered and shall acquire no rights whatsoever with respect to the contents and programs.

The contents of the press section of VAN HAM may, however, be downloaded by journalists for publication and may be published and reproduced for press purposes. We expressly point out that all copyrights and ownership rights of VAN HAM must be observed in case of any reproduction of contents. Any violation of these provisions requires the immediate destruction of any contents printed or downloaded. VAN HAM expressly reserves the right to assert further claims for damages.

Privacy policy

We respect your right to privacy and take the protection of your personal data very seriously by strictly adhering to the rules of data protection laws. The following declaration is intended to give you an overview of how we ensure this protection and which kinds of data are collected for which purposes. 

1. Information regarding the collection of personal information and provider identification

Personal data means any information that can be related to your person such as, for instance, name, address, e-mail addresses, individualised user behaviour.

We are service providers (Diensteanbieter) in accordance with Sec. 13 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and controller (verantwortliche Stelle) pursuant to Sec. 3 (7) BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act).

2. Rights to access and revocation / Data security officer

2.1 You are entitled to demand at all times information about any personal data we have stored about you, their origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data are disclosed, and the purpose of the storage.

2.2 You also have the option at all times to withdraw your consent for the collection, processing or use of your personal data if an examination indicates that your legitimate interests override the interest of the controller in such collection, processing or use. This shall not apply if a legal provision authorises or obliges us to collection, processing or use.

2.3 Furthermore you are at all times entitled to withdraw your prior consent for the collection, processing and use of your personal data for the future.

2.4 We value your trust. Therefore we wish to be available at all times to answer questions on the processing and use of your personal data. If you have any questions which were not answered in this privacy policy, or if you wish to obtain more detailed information on any specific data privacy issue, please contact our data security officer any time. The data security officer can be reached as follows:


Please also contact our data security officer if you wish to exercise your right to revocation under the terms of the Federal Data Protection Act.

3. Collection of personal data when merely surfing our website

3.1 When merely making informational use of the website and not registering or logging in for use of the website or otherwise providing information to us, we do not collect any personal information, except for data transferred by your browser in order to facilitate your visit to our website. These are:

IP address; date and time of request; time zone difference with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); content of request (specific page); access status/HTTP status code, respective data volume transferred; website from where the request originates; browser; operating system and its interface; language and release of browser software.

Your IP address will be deleted immediately upon completion of your session.

3.2 This site uses »Cookies«. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. Most of the cookies we use are so-called »Session Cookies«. They are automatically deleted upon completion of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

3.3 In particular, no information - whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes - will be disclosed to third parties. Additional personal data shall be collected only if you choose to provide such data, for instance, in the course of an inquiry or a registration procedure. As far as you have made personal information available to us, we use it only to answer your queries, for processing contracts concluded with us and for the technical administration. Your personal information shall be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties only if required for contract processing or for accounting purposes or if you have approved of the disclosure upfront.

4. Data Security

We endeavour to take all possible technical and organisational measures to store your personal information in such a way that it is not accessible by third parties. As we cannot guarantee complete data privacy when communicating by e-mail, we advise that you make use of either postal delivery or telephone transmission to send us confidential information.

5. Use of Third-party Services

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 analyse how users use the site. As a general rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate/anonymise the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on advertising activities and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address provided by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), including its processing by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Link:

The use of website information is carried out by Google Analytics in accordance with the requirements which have been agreed between the German data protection authorities and Google.

Information of the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Conditions for users:, overview of data privacy:, and the privacy policy:

6.  Use of Social Media plug-ins

6.1 We currently make use of the following Social Media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram.

Here we use a two-step procedure, the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you are visiting our website, basically no personal information is initially communicated to the provider of these plug-ins. You can identify the provider of the respective plug-ins by its marking in the greyed-out box, showing the initial or another logo or brand name. Only by clicking one of the plug-ins, information traceable to individuals will be transferred: By activating the plug-ins data are automatically transferred to the respective plug-in provider and and stored there (with US-American providers in the USA). The collection of data and the data processing operations are beyond our control; neither the full scope of data collection nor its purposes or the data retention periods are known to us. As the plug-in provider collects information especially by using cookies, you are advised to delete all cookies via the security settings of your browser before clicking the greyed-out box.

6.2 If you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider will be informed that you have retrieved the respective sub-page of our online offer. Moreover, the information referred to under No. 3 of the present privacy policy will be transferred whereas, according to Facebook providers in Germany, your IP address will be stored only in an anonymised form. This takes place regardless of whether you maintain an account with this plug-in provider and are logged in. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, these data will be directly assigned to your account. If you click the activated button and, for instance, link the site, the plug-in provider will store this information in your user account and publicly share it with your contacts. If you do not wish to be assigned with your profile with the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.

6.3 The plug-in provider stores such data as user profiles which are used for advertising or market research purposes and/or for optimisation of the website design to suit market needs. Such an evaluation is carried out with a particular view to presenting advertisements better suited to demand (also for users not logged in), and to keep other social network users informed about your activities on our website. You are entitled to a right to object against the creation of such user profiles whereas you have to address the respective plug-in provider for the exercise of such right.

6.4 You will find more detailed information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider in the privacy policies of these providers which can be retrieved on their respective websites listed below. There you will also be provided with further information regarding your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy.

6.5 Addresses of the respective providers and URL including the corresponding privacy notices:

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;

b) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;

c) Google Inc. („Google“), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;

7. Dispute Resolutions

7.1 The EU Commission provides the possibility to an online dispute resolution on their online platform. You can reach it via the external link

7.2 We hereby explicitly declare according to § 36 (1) No. 1 VSBG that we are not obligated to and therefore not willing to participate in an extrajudicial dispute resolution before a consumer arbitration service (VSBG).

Status as of April 2021