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Acquire Art (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Website Visitors Privacy Notice for our website visitors) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
The rules on processing of personal data are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
Data controller – A controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
Data processor – A processor is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller.
Data subject – Natural person
Categories of data: Personal data and special categories of personal data
Personal data – The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier (as explained in Article 6 of GDPR). For example name, home address or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.
Special categories personal data – The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (as explained in Article 9 of GDPR). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.
Processing – means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Third party – means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Acquire Art is the data controller. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
To maintain our own accounts and records;
To contact you about your account with us;
To inform you of news, services and general information pertaining to our own company, that we feel you may be interested in.
With reference to the categories of personal data described in the definitions section, we may process the following categories of your data:
a. CONTRACT is our lawful basis for processing personal data in the form of contact information and financial information for the purposes of processing any orders placed with us, managing customer accounts and informing the customer about anything necessary for our ability to perform the contract. It is also our lawful basis for displaying your username, which may be your real name and therefore constitute personal data, publicly on our website and on our social media channels.
b. CONSENT is our lawful basis for processing the personal data of existing customers for the purpose of sending marketing communications. We only send email marketing communications that provide information and offers relating to our own business and website. The data subject can opt out at any time.
c. LEGITIMATE INTEREST is our lawful basis for processing the personal data of artists, for the purpose of sending email communications about our website in relation to the sale of the artists’ work, where it is clear that the artist’s personal data was intended by the artist to be processed in relation to the sale of their work. The artist’s personal data that we may process will include a contact name, email address and phone number. The email communication will only ever be in relation to the sale of the artist’s work and the service we offer in relation to the sale of the artists work. The artist can opt out of further communications at any time.
More information on lawful processing can be found on the ICO website.
We retain Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as outlined in section 3 above, unless a longer retention period is required by law. When your Personal Data is no longer required for the purpose it was collected or as required by applicable law, it will be deleted and/or returned to you in accordance with applicable law.
As a customer, your personal data is likely to be required for us to carry out the tasks relevant to the contract between us. Without it we will not be able to process your membership, contact you about any issues relating to your membership and you would not be able to complete registration on the website.
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
We do not transfer personal data outside the EEA
We do not use any form of automated decision making in our business
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.