Privacy Policy – effective from 25 May 2018

Welcome to Angela Melkis’s privacy policy. Your privacy is important to me, and I am committed to protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Policy tells you how I use and look after your personal information when you visit my website “www.angelamelkis.com”. This includes information you may provide when you sign up to receive communications from me, purchase a product or service, or take part in a competition.

It also tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy notices on our website from time to time, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. Thank you.

This website is not intended for children and I do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

  1. WHO AM I AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Angela Melkis is a professional artist, living in the UK. I sell my paintings through galleries, art fairs and on my website “www.angelamelkis.com.

DATA CONTROLLER

Angela Melkis is the data controller responsible for this website and the handling of your personal data.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact me via my contact page  .

CONTACT DETAILS

You can contact me through my contact page.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES

I may need to update this Policy at any time and without notice and when I do you will be notified by email. This Policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep me informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with me.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and am not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave my website, I encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit. Please let me know if you are worried about any of these links.

  1. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

I may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. I always make sure this information is held safely and securely. I also make sure that any third parties that I have to use to fulfil orders or send you emails are GDPR compliant.

  • Identity Dataincludes first name, and last name.
  • Contact Dataincludes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone number.
  • Financial DataCredit/debit card payments are securely processed by PayPal. Paypal has a very high level of security, customer privacy and protection, all transactions are performed over maximum security SSL encryption and your card/bank details are not stored or made available to me in any way.
  • Transaction Dataincludes details about payments from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from me.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. I use Statcounter to collect this information and they are GDPR compliant in that your personal identifying details such as name and address are not collected.
  • Marketing and Communications Dataincludes how and when you signed up to my email newsletter, and emails I have sent you. I use Mailchimp to manage my newsletter list, your information is secure and they are GDPR compliant.

 

IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

  1. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions.You may give us your Identity Data, Contact Data, Transaction Data, Profile Data, Financial Data and Marketing and Communications Data by using our website, filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
    • purchase a product or service through our website;
    • request marketing to be sent to you;
    • enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
    • Sign up for emails at an art fair.

 

  1. THIRD PARTY SOURCES OF DATA AND SHARING DATA

We also collect and share data as described below:

  • Email service providers– in order to send you marketing content and transactional emails, we share your details with our email service providers.
  • Analytics tools– I use Statcounter analytics tools to track the way that users interact with my website. It does not provide or store any personal identifiable information about you.
  • Payment providers– in order to facilitate any payments made on my site. Paypal has a very high level of security, customer privacy and protection, all transactions are performed over maximum security SSL encryption and your card/bank details are not stored or made available to me in any way.
  • Delivery providers– in order to mail your orders to you, it is necessary to share your information with delivery providers.
  • Law Enforcement/Legal Compliance– We will cooperate with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We will also cooperate with law enforcement requests from within or outside your country of residence. This may include disclosing your personal information to government or law.
  • HMRC – In the event of a HMRC audit of my tax return, the HMRC may ask to see my sales records. Any paper files that are kept for this purpose are held securely and shredded after 7 years.

We do not permit our Third Party service providers to use your personal data or any other purpose.

 

  1. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you, i.e. to fulfil a purchase on line or a commission.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

 

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS

I will only ever send marketing in accordance with your preferences that I have recorded for you. If at any time you would like to change this please contact me.

Every newsletter I will send you will include the ability for you to unsubscribe from my email list. On doing this all your details will be permeably deleted. (see Opting Out below).

OPTING OUT

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you, or by contacting me at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase from me. Please contact me if you would also like to have this data removed.

  1. DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

You acknowledge that the Internet is not a completely secure medium for communication and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us (or we send to you) via the Internet. We are not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law and they may only use your data for the purposes we specify in our contract with them. We will always work with them to protect your privacy.

  1. DATA RETENTION

HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. For example, details of your orders will be kept for as long as we need to retain that data to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements. This is generally 7 years unless the law prescribes a longer period.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure in Your Legal Rights section below for further information.

  1. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under UK data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which overrides your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out below, please Contact me, marking your query for the attention of the DPL.

NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

COMPLAINTS

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( www.ico.org.uk). In the UK, please read: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/ for details of how to do this. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

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