Imprint & Data Privacy

Imprint

Gratus Art OUe
Company owner: Tamme Maurer
Järvevana tee 9- 40
11314 Tallin
Estonia
Email: tamme@gratus.art
Phone: +49172337439326

Responsible for content: Tamme Maurer

European Commission Online Dispute Resolution (OS) platform for consumers: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. We are not willing and obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

Disclaimer

Liability for contents

The contents of our pages have been prepared with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with § 7 Section 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are not obliged as service providers to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such violations of the law, we will remove these contents immediately.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

Copyright

The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. As far as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, the contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Data privacy policy

Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy we inform you about the processing of your personal data.

If you want to change your privacy settings (grant consent or revoke your previously granted consent), click here to change your settings.

Responsible

Tamme Maurer, Gratus Art OUe, Järvevana tee 9- 40, 11314 Tallin, EE, tamme@gratus.art, +49172337439326

Hosting

Strato

Our website is hosted by our processor Strato, Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin, Germany.

Connection data are processed to provide and to deliver the website. Data are not stored beyond access for the mere purpose of delivery and provision of the website.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Connection data and other personal data are also processed in connection with various other functions or services in order to operate the website. Detailed information is provided in this Data Privacy Statement and in the individual functions or services.

CDN Provider

Cloudflare CDN

Parts of our website are hosted by our processor Cloudflare, Cloudflare Germany GmbH, Rosental 7, 80331 München, Deutschland.

Connection data are processed to provide and to deliver the website. Data are not stored beyond access for the mere purpose of delivery and provision of the website. However, our processor keeps connection data for security purposes. The duration of processing for security purposes varies and ends with the necessity of the security measures. Furthermore, our processor anonymizes collected data immediately after such data were collected and provides us with statistics for analysis containing anonymous data. We use these statistics for debugging and the sophistication of our website.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Contact Form

You can contact us by using a contact form provided on our website. After submission of the contact form, the controller will process the personal data you have provided for the purpose of handling your request on the basis of your consent which you have given by submitting the form according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, until revocation.
You have no legal or contractual obligation to provide personal data. If you do not provide such data, you are simply not able to submit and we are not able to process your request.

Registration Form

You can register on our website. After you have registered, we will process the data provided in the registration form for the performance of the contract based on the contract concluded with us with your registration according to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

You have no legal or contractual obligation to provide personal data. You simply cannot register for the service if you do not provide such data.

Data are not transferred to third parties.

Web Fonts

Google Fonts

We process connection data and browser data in cooperation with our processor Google Fonts, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, in order to provide the fonts which the web browser needs to display the website. These data are processed only for the time needed to select and transfer the fonts.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Any further independent processing of data by Google Fonts is carried out by Google as sole controller. Detailed information is provided in the Data privacy policy and in the FAQ of Google Fonts.

Font Awesome

We process connection data and browser data in cooperation with our processor Fontawesome, Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, in order to provide the fonts which the web browser needs to display the website. These data are processed only for the time needed to select and transfer the fonts.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Any further independent processing of data by Fontawesome is carried out by Fontawesome as sole controller. Detailed information is provided in the Data privacy policy of Fontawesome.

Payments are processed via:

Service:Amazon Pay
Provider:Amazon Payments Europe S.C.A. 38 avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxenburg

Service:Apple Pay
Provider:Apple Inc., Apple Distribution International,Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland

Service:Klarna.
Provider:Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden

Service: PayPal
Provider: PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxenburg

Service: Stripe
Provider: Stripe,Inc. 185 Berry Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Privacy Shield:https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TQOUAA4&status=Active

Analysis Services

Google Analytics

If you give your consent, we will process your personal data in cooperation with the service Google Analytics, Google LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, as joint controllers for the purpose of failure analysis and statistical analysis of our website. A failure to give consent will have no immediate impact on the function of the website, although a lack of statistic data will make it more difficult for us to sophisticate the website. You can revoke your consent by changing the settings at Privacy settings.

We will enable the service to collect connection data, data of your web browser and data of accessed content and to execute analysis software and to store data on your terminal device. The service anonymizes collected data immediately after such data were collected and provides us with statistics for analysis containing anonymous data. We use these statistics for failure analysis and for the sophistication of our website. Data on your terminal device are kept for up to two years.

The legal basis of processing is your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for the transfer of data to the US is the Commission implementing decision C/2016/4176 as well as the privacy shield certification.

Ads, Profiling, Tracking, Retargeting

Facebook Pixel

If you have given your consent, we will process your personal data in cooperation with Facebook Pixel, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, as joint controllers for the purpose of providing personalized ads and measuring our advertising success.

There will not be any direct impact on the function of the website if you do not give your consent, although we will not be able to provide you with personalized ads on your device if you do not consent. You can revoke your consent by changing the settings at Privacy settings.

We will enable the service to collect connection data, data of your web browser and data of accessed content. We also enable the service to execute a tracking and recognition software and to store data on your device. The tracking and recognition software then allows the service to enhance its advertising network and to recognize you when you visit other websites or to provide personalized ads. We also use the collected data also to measure our advertising success. Data on your device are kept for up to two years.

The legal basis of processing is your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Newsletter Services

MailChimp

After consenting we will process your personal data for the purpose of sending you electronic direct mailings (e.g. newsletter) until revocation.

For the purpose of sending you newsletters we collaborate with our processor Mailchimp, The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The legal basis of processing is your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You have no legal or contractual obligation to provide personal data. If you do not provide such data, we will not send you electronic direct mailings.

The legal basis for the transfer of data to the US is the Commission implementing decision C/2016/4176 as well as the privacy shield certification.

Right to object

You have the right to object to processing if your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests.

We will then cease the processing carried out on this basis, unless there are compelling and legitimate reasons for us to do so.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. In this case, we will cease the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct mail.

The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by changing the settings at Privacy settings.

If you have given your consent to receipt of advertising by email, you may withdraw your consent by clicking the unsubscribe link. In this case, we will cease the processing operations, unless there is any other legal basis.

The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to data subject

You have the right to access to, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing of personal data.

You have also the right to data portability if the processing of your personal data is based on your consent or on a contract concluded with you.

You have also the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. If you need more information on the supervisory authorities in the European Union, go to here.

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free artwork

Did you know that I believe art should be free in general and that you can download a special version of any of my images for free?

You only have to share the image once on social media and afterwards you can download it immediately with a resolution of 1920px.
On every image page you”ll find a section on the bottom right to share the image on social media. Once you have shared it via twitter, facebook or google, you will see the download link for the image.

Of course and in general, my Art is copyright-protected and not i.e. CC. But the special version of my artwork might be downloaded for personal use.

Have fun downloading !

Being able to donate is a gift. Willing to donate is accepting this gift.

We should all be on a social mission.

 
Being able to give is a gift. The willingness to give is the acceptance of this gift.
 
The world is changing. While some of us are doing well and are getting better, others are doing badly and are getting worse.
We, you and I, are at least doing well enough to be able to enjoy art.
More than ever, it is our task to help those who need our help – no matter how and no matter to what extent. Donations can be an easy way to give even small help.
However, some of us are sceptical about whether donations really help. Can my contribution make a difference? Does it reach the people?
“Donations are of no use at all” is a prejudice – but exactly the opposite is true: Not donating is of no use at all!
Even small contributions can make a big difference, so every contribution counts. What at first glance seems little can have a big impact.
In the face of long-lasting conflicts like the civil war in Syria or devastating natural disasters like the tsunami in Indonesia, we should not be discouraged: When the need is greatest, people need our help.
After all, what would happen if there were no donations? People would be left on their own.
In many places they would have no medical care, no relief supplies such as blankets or soap, not even drinkable water. There would be no emergency school for the children and no psychosocial care after the disaster. This list could be continued. It shows that our help makes a difference, especially in terrible crises.
And we, you and I, who do not live in a war zone or any other crisis area and have the freedom to engage in art, WE are the ones who can help other people. And so we should!
If you would like to make a direct contribution, this is easily and quickly possible with small donations. Take a look at these two organisations, for example, which support numerous social projects with your microdonation.
And please always remember:
 
Being able to give is a gift. The willingness to give is the acceptance of this gift.

Whatever you care about, I am happy to hear from you!  Yours, Tamme.

blockchain: My art is now ‘SuperRare

 
 
Dear friends,
from now on you can find my art as digital asset (token) at SuperRare!
 
SuperRare is a blockchain platform for trading crypto art. In ‘Crypto Art’ an artwork is created uniquely as a digital token (asset) and can then be traded as a digital unique piece. This means that there is only one digital token of each of my images, which you can buy and trade on SuperRare.
The whole thing is based on blockchain and SuperRare does not use bitcoin but ethereum as a basis.
So you can trade and speculate with my art in the blockchain safely! Safe because the asset (in this case: my image) is stored in the blockchain visible to everyone and it is always visible who currently owns the image.
 
From my point of view, this is the logical next step into the future of art: digitalization and, with it, blockchain technologies.
 
All transactions carried out in the blockchain are recorded transparently.
Transparency, independence, openness, protection against forgery are characteristics of the blockchain that are sometimes lacking in the traditional art market.
 
So, if you want to enter the world of digital currencies and blockchain, just check out SuperRare. Besides my images, you will find many other artists who also offer their artwork as a digital asset. The best thing is that you can also bid on already sold assets, which means that the blockchain gives you transparent access to the secondary art market.
 
How does it work? First of all you need the metamask extension for your browser, which is filled with some Ethereum. Then you can visit the SuperRare market and if you find art you like there (preferably one of my images), you can either pay the list price (to buy the art immediately) or place a bid and wait until the artist accepts your offer. Really simple, isn’t it?
 

The mandatory Artist statement

Art to me is comparable to the big Mystery of Love – it is both a form of Freedom and Hope.
It is also the expression of the human being and as such it is subject of the duality of our existence.
Thus, it cannot avoid illustrating opposites, as it does in everything that it illustrates: No Beauty without Ugliness, no Light without Shadow, no Desire without Fear.
Artistically I try to approach these poles through multiple perspectives. That’s why in my images you can often find more than one vision of an object.
I like to use supporting technologies such as multiple lenses or infrared film, which push the viewer to a different view than the usual perspective.
As you can see in the images, my main subjects and recurring themes are nature, spirituality and masonic symbolism.
I do not primarily define “my” art through its recognizability.
Because – quite obviously – I am not one of those artists who declare a once found aesthetic form to be a personal trademark or style and then consistently follow it.
Rather, I make use of many available approaches in my images. But I’m sure you’ve already recognized that.
In any case, I’m looking forward to interact with you and would like to know your view on Creation, the world and, of course, my images.

Tamme – who?

Tamme is a visual artist from Northern Germany. After completing his degree in Art and working as a photographer for several years, he is currently focusing on the artistic articulation of his inner world and his view on the world. As a freemason he believes that every individual is able to improve himself as a human being in order to build a better world through this work on the individual.
This is the reason why, despite his awareness of the duality of our existence, he always attempts to first present a positive view of the objects and motives.
As a nature lover and frequent traveler, Tamme finds many of his objects and motives in nature or in everyday life.
To share the resulting images with his community, he founded Gratus Art (https://gratus.art) ( gratus [lat]: grateful, thankful)

Get the ‘Nr. 1’

Are you interested in the first print (‘No.1’) of this edition?

Terrific !

Just write me an email and I will be in touch with you short

High quality poster

Museum-quality poster on thick and durable matte paper.
Each poster is a statement in every room and is printed on archived, acid-free paper that delivers brilliant prints to brighten every room.
 
-Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
-Giclée print quality
-Opacity: 94%

 

-ISO brightness: 104%

Printed on canvas

An image printed on canvas is a statement and a work of art in one. 

Beautify your rooms with these photorealistic prints!

-acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton-based

-20.5 mm thick canvas, 470 g/m²

-Mounting bracket included – centred on the frame

-Hand-glued solid wood tensioner strips

-Printed on structured and lightfast canvas (OBA-free)

fsc - certified

Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council

The wooden frames that you can get with a limited edition print are made of wood which is FSC certified.
This contributes to a more environmentally conscious use of one of the world’s most important natural resources. Although wood grows back, it needs a minimum of favourable conditions. By preferring wooden frames that bear the FSC label, you actively support the responsible use of this raw material.

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1993 in Toronto, Canada and now operating worldwide. Its primary objective is to combat the environmentally harmful exploitation of forests. In accordance with a far-reaching catalogue of principles, the organisation monitors the functioning of forestry operations and issues certificates to those who commit themselves to sustainable forest use.

In order to live up to this ideal, it needs not only responsible manufacturers, but also environmentally conscious consumers. With an FSC certified wood image frame, you make a direct, not to be underestimated, contribution to the conservation not only of the natural habitat of many animals, but also of our own.

… limited edition …

This artwork is available as a limited edition (‘artist edition’)

  • – High quality print on Hahnemuehle FineArt paper (long-lasting museum quality)
  • – Limited to 20 pieces per size
  • -> the frist piece of an edition is available by request ( tamme @ gratus.art)
  • – Numbered and handsigned (on the back)
  • – It comes with a certificate of authenticity (of course ;-)
  • – An increase in value is guaranteed (price will incease with each print sold)

 

As you probably know, three principles are very important to me:

– We should support the weaker ones wherever possible. That’s why at least 50% of my profit will be donated to charities.
– Generally, my images are free of charge. You might download each image and can use it according to the creative commons license ‘by-nc-sa‘.
– Everyone gives what he or she can. You decide for yourself what the print is worth to you (you name the price).

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