Privacy Policy

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new privacy law, which takes into effect on 25 May 2018; this policy applies to information held about clients and prospective clients, suppliers and prospective suppliers, artists, contacts, and all other persons about whom Kate Vass Galerie holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, and store.

In this policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” means Kate Vass Galerie Limited (trading as Kate Vass Galerie), a company registered in Switzerland with one registered office Kate Vass Galerie and “you” means the individual to whom the information relates.

 

What we collect

  • your name;
  • your contact information such as your address, email address and telephone number;
  • information related to your attendance of, and interest in, exhibitions, events and art fairs;
  • information about you that you give us in person at our events and art fairs, by filling in forms on our site www.katevassgalerie.com (in the contact us section or the sign up to our mailing list) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; and
  • information in relation to your purchase of our art work or use of our services.

 

How we collect information about you

  • we collect the information you give to us when you purchase any art work or visit us at each art fair;
  • completion of forms on our website and
  • information you give to us when you come in to the gallery

 

What we do with the information we gather

We use your information to:

  • provide information about our art work and services to you;
  • keep you informed about art work, artists, and events that we think you may find interesting;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us;
  • communicate with you;
  • administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • keep our site safe and secure;
  • comply with legal and regulatory obligations; and
  • for security and to check your identity.

 

Legal basis for processing

 

Our processing of your personal information is necessary:

  • for the performance of contracts to which you will be a party to and in order to take steps at your request prior to you entering into those contracts;
  • for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us; or
  • in order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

In relation to any processing of special categories of personal data, we will generally rely on obtaining specific consent from you at the time unless there is otherwise a legal requirement for us to process such information.

 

Legitimate interests

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are: (i) collecting personal information to provide you with a smooth and efficient client experience; (ii) to make sure you receive updated information on Kate Vass Galerie's business activities; (iii) to provide the services you have requested; and (iv) for the gallery’s own marketing and research.

 

Sharing your information

Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

 

The personal information you provide to us will never be shared with third party companies, agents, contractors, service providers or affiliated companies unless we notify you that this is necessary to provide you with our art work or services, respond to your inquiries or for any of the purposes described in this policy.

 

The only instances in which we would share your personal information to:

  • law enforcement agencies, other governmental agencies or third parties if law requires us to do so; and
  • other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organization with that entity.

 

Your Rights

At any time, you have the right:

  • to request access to or a copy of any personal data which we hold about you;
  • to rectification of your personal data, if you consider that the information we are holding is inaccurate;
  • to ask us to delete your personal data, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it;
  • to withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on previously obtained consent);
  • to ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages as described below in the marketing section;
  • to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • to data portability (moving some of your personal data elsewhere) in certain circumstances;
  • to object to your personal data being processed in certain circumstances; and
  • to not be subject to a decision based on automated processing and to have safeguards put in place if you are being profiled based on your personal data.

Any request from you for access to or a copy of your personal data must be in writing and we will endeavor to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations about your rights as a data subject.

 

We aim to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate at all times. To assist us in ensuring that your information is up to date, do let us know if any of your personal details change at the following email address info@katevassgalerie.com

 

Marketing

Where you are one of our clients or have otherwise agreed to be contacted for marketing we may use your personal information to send you information about Kate Vass Galerie events, art fairs and works of art. You can unsubscribe from receiving them at any time, details of how to unsubscribe will be included on each electronic mailing we send you.

You also have the option of "unsubscribing" from our mailing list at any time thereby disabling any further such e-mail or other communication from being sent to you by emailing info@katevassgalerie.com

We will action any opt out request from you without delay.

 

How long will we keep Your information?

 

We will only keep the information we collect about you for as long as required for the purposes set out above or as required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date, and still required.

 

Where we are permitted to send you direct marketing communications we may retain your contact information necessary for this purpose, for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving the same from us.  If you opt out from marketing, we will retain your information to enable us to respect your wishes to not be contacted for marketing purposes.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites, including via our social media buttons. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.

 

Certain features of our site will allow for social networking. You should ensure when using these features that you do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be sent, collected, or used by other users, such as profile details or e-mail address.

 

Complaints

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@katevassgalerie.com

 

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A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.