Effective Date: 25/05/2018

This Policy defines the scope of privacy and degree of confidentiality protecting the information provided by users during registration and normal use of (“Site”), Focused’s services, programs and facilities. At any time, users can, at their discretion, allow or forbid collection and use of their personal information.

This Policy applies to Site owned and operated by Depositphotos Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its affiliates (doing business as and collectively referred to as “Focused”). By using the Site, user provides his/her consent that Focused has the authority to collect, use and disclose the user’s personal information according to the rules of this Policy.

Focused proclaims and accepts its responsibility to protect the user’s personal information. This document contains the rules upon which such information is collected and used, and also the reasons for disclosure of such information. These rules apply to any personal information collected by Focused.


Während der Arbeit mit der Website können automatisch technische, nicht personenbezogene Informationen über den Nutzer, wie die IP-Adresse des Nutzers, die Adresse einer anderen Website, von der der Nutzer auf die Website gekommen ist, der Zeitpunkt des Besuchs, der Browsertyp und die Sprachversion, erfasst werden. Wir können auch Navigationsinformationen sammeln und analysieren, und zwar die Adresse und den Pfad des Nutzers durch die Website, Aktionen, die auf der Website ausgeführt werden, Sprünge zu und von inneren Links etc.

Personal information of the user is collected only upon his or her prior permission to collect and use certain information within these rules. Giving such permission, the user supplies such information voluntarily.

"Personenbezogene Daten/Informationen" umfasst:

  • Information supplied by the user during registration at the Site, including the login, full name and e-mail. When user registers as a Contributor on the Site, Focused collects additional information such as postal address and contact phone number;

  • Informationen, die der Nutzer beim Kauf angibt, wie z. B. eine Rechnungsadresse und die Kreditkartennummer;

  • If the user is registered as a Contributor, information provided by him/her for payments, including data about the account in a financial institution used for the payments, and also information supplied by the user for personal identification (copy of the passport, driver’s license or another personal identification document).

Registered users also have an option to provide additional personal information such as address and phone number within their profiles. Each user can control what information is displayed publicly at “Edit profile” page.

Focused never requires users to provide genetic data, biometric data, information revealing racial or ethnic origin of users, their political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and data concerning their health or sex life or sexual orientation.

Each user has the right to refuse the submission of personal information at any time. However, in this case, some functions and services offered at the Site may be degraded and/or made unavailable, in part or in its entirety.


Collection and use of the user’s personal information is performed by Focused for the following purposes:

  • Erstellung, Verwaltung und Pflege eines Kontos;

  • Bearbeitung von Anfragen und Vorgängen des Nutzers auf der Website;

  • Kundenservice;

  • Data analysis and statistical research for the purposes of improving offered goods, products or technologies;

  • Provision and display of the content specially chosen in accordance with preferences and interests of the user;

  • Maintenance of operation of interactive areas;

  • Payment of commission to Contributors;

  • Identification of the supplied files as belonging to a certain Contributor;

  • Communication and contacts on matters concerning transactions made by the user;

  • Notification about new goods and services to the Site user;

  • Marketing communications for promotion and advertising of Focused’s and third-party products.

Focused will ask for user’s consent before using his/her personal information for a purpose other than listed in this Policy.

Focused collects personal information about its users only, and does not require users to provide Focused with personal information of any third persons, except for case of sharing the lightbox preview as described below.

Focused has the ability to send communications concerning transactions performed by the user, payment reminders and questions concerning purchase confirmation.

Users are free to select one-click opt-out possibility to unsubscribe from promotional and advertising communications. Focused will not further send promotional and advertising messages once objection is received from a user. This one-click subscription is not available for transactional messages that are generally required. To opt-out of communications connected to transactions, users shall deactivate their accounts.

Our promotional and advertising messages will always be clearly identified as promotional and/or advertising, and will always contain both return e-mail address and physical postal address of Focused. This return e-mail address will be capable of receiving user communications for no less than 30 days after the transmission of the original message.

Personal information collected by Focused may be processed and stored in other countries at facilities belonging to Focused and/or legally used by Focused. Supplying Focused with the personal information, users permit its transfer outside the country within the bounds of such use, provided that privacy laws other countries where the information Is transferred may not be as protective as those in users’ jurisdiction.


Abgesehen von Situationen, die in diesen Regeln eindeutig festgelegt sind, gibt Focused keine persönlichen Daten des Nutzers an Dritte weiter, noch verkauft, vermietet, verleiht oder stellt Focused diese Daten Dritten zur Verfügung.

Users’ personal information can be disclosed and shared with partner agencies that render services on behalf of Focused. The services may include money transfer, data storage, reselling licenses, payment processing, etc. These third parties will receive only the information required to provide said specific services; the information will be kept and protected by the same principles and level of protection followed by Focused, and it cannot be used for any other purposes.

Informationen über Nutzer können auch im Falle des Erwerbs, der Veräußerung oder der Übernahme des Unternehmens als Betriebsvermögen weitergegeben und offengelegt werden. Im Falle dieses unwahrscheinlichen Falles wird Focused die Nutzer gemäß dem unten beschriebenen Verfahren informieren.

Focused reserves the right to disclose and pass personal information of users if it is required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Site.


Information indicated by users at the Site can be reviewed and edited in the section «Main Menu - Profile». Alternatively, users may contact Focused at and request a copy of information collected by Focused to be extracted and provided in a readable format. Focused will respond to such request without unreasonable delay.

We will retain users’ information for as long as their accounts are active or as needed to provide services to users.

Users shall contact us at in order to cancel his or her account or request that we delete or no longer use their information to provide services. In this case, we will retain and use user’s information only to the extent, necessary to comply with our legal obligations, prevention of fraud, resolution of disputes and performance of our agreements.


Focused and our partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. To manage Flash cookies, please click here.

We partner with a third-party ad network to either display advertising on our Site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about users’ activities on this and other Web sites to provide users targeted advertising based upon their interests. If users wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving targeted ads, they may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt out of being served advertising. Users will continue to receive generic ads.

Users can allow or forbid the use and acceptance of cookies on their devices. If cookies are blocked by user, it may prevent user from being able to register or perform other interactive functions of the Site, but it will not affect user’s ability to perform general navigation within the Site.

Die für den Versand von Lightboxen gesammelten E-Mail-Informationen werden nicht gespeichert oder für andere Zwecke verwendet. Diese Informationen werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben.


Focused actively monitors and enforces the standards for protection of information during all Focused’s activities, namely:

  • Beschränkung des gewährten Zugangs zu Informationen nur auf diejenigen Mitarbeiter, die sie für die Erbringung von Dienstleistungen für den Nutzer benötigen;

  • Unterzeichnung von Vertraulichkeitsverträgen durch Arbeitnehmer;

  • Unterschrift von Partnern und externen Unternehmen, die zur Erfüllung bestimmter Funktionen von Vertraulichkeitsverträgen und Vereinbarungen über die Nichtnutzung solcher Informationen für nicht autorisierte Zwecke eingeladen wurden;

  • Die Verschlüsselung von Zahlungsdaten wie z. B. Kreditkartennummern mittels SSL-Technologie durch den Einsatz unserer externen Payment Gateway Service Provider;

  • Speicherung der vom Nutzer erhaltenen personenbezogener Daten in verschlüsselter Form auf geschützten Computern, die vor unbefugtem Zugriff geschützt sind.

Since there is no perfect secure method of protecting information during its storage, processing and transfer into electronic form, Focused does not give the full warranty of its complete safety, despite all efforts made by the company. If user’s information of an account and personal data of are protected with a password, safety and nondisclosure of this password are responsibility of a user him/herself.

Users also have a right to lodge a complaint with competent supervisory authorities in countries of their residence or location should users consider that any of their privacy rights may be infringed by Focused.


If user chooses to use our referral service to send a friend a preview of a lightbox, we will ask user for his or her friend’s email address. We will automatically send this friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site and view the lightbox. Focused does not store this information, it is for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.


Users can log in to our Site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID contributor. These services will authenticate user’s identity and provide users an option to share certain personal information with us such as name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form. Services like Facebook Connect give users the option to post information about their activities on the Site to their profile pages to share with others within their network.


Die Website, der Inhalt und die Dienstleistungen der Website sind weder für die Nutzung durch Minderjährige und Personen unter 18 Jahren bestimmt, noch für die vorsätzliche und wissentliche Sammlung, Nutzung oder Offenlegung von personenbezogenen Daten von Minderjährigen und Personen unter 18 Jahren. Focused wird unverzüglich personenbezogene Daten von Kindern entfernen und/oder nach einer überprüfbaren elterlichen Einwilligung für die Verwendung der Sammlung oder die Offenlegung personenbezogener Daten von Kindern suchen, sobald Focused davon Kenntnis erlangt, dass personenbezogene Daten von Kindern über die Website übermittelt oder gesammelt wurden.

User confirms and warrants that he/she has reached the age of 18, has all the sufficient for usage of the Site and is bound by legal obligations sufficient for any liability that can appear as a result of usage of the Site files. User agrees to bear full responsibility for all cases of the Site usage without distinction, as well as for use of his/her login and password by third parties including minors and persons under age of 18 living with him/her.


Die Seiten der Website können Links zu Websites, Diensten und Funktionen von Dritten, Tochtergesellschaften und verbundenen Unternehmen enthalten, die andere Regeln und Verfahren der Vertraulichkeitsbestimmungen als die hier genannten verwenden und einhalten können. Focused ist nicht verantwortlich für die Vertraulichkeitsrichtlinien solcher Ressourcen.


Our Site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. Users should be aware that any information they provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at

Our blog is also managed by a third-party application that may require user registration to post a comment. We do not have access or control of the information posted to the blog. Users will need to contact or login into the third-party application to remove the personal information that was posted to the comments section. To learn how the third-party application uses information, please review their privacy policy.


Our Site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, and Widgets, such as the Share This button, or interactive mini-programs that run on our Site. These Features may collect users’ Internet protocol address, which page(s) users are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Interactions of users with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.


We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any file (or material) changes, we will notify users by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage users to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


For any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at or via postal mail at 115 West 30th Street, Suite 1110B, New York, NY 10001. If you are located in European Union, you can contact use the postal address 261, 28th October Street, Agias Triadas, 3035 Limassol, Cyprus to contact Depositphotos EU Limited, which is a designated representative of Focused for privacy matters in European Union.

Both users and persons who don’t use Focused services shall be free to contact Focused with any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our privacy.

Haftungsausschluss: The original, legally binding version of this document is written in English, and it is translated into other languages for the courtesy of our non-English-speaking users. If there are any discrepancies between the English version and a translated version, the English version supersedes the translated version.