Data protection policy in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016.
1. The Company
The company ARTGRID’s main purpose is the promotion and dissemination of quality visual art by artists from Greece and Cyprus worldwide, primarily through a website providing digital services, as well as through the organization of events, exhibitions, actions, and collaborations with all involved parties in the field of Arts. The collection of data takes place within the framework of the website’s operation, which implements all or part of the services described above as activities of the company, and they are available to the user during their visit to our website. The website used by the company ARTGRID has the domain name artgrid.gr.
Since we are based in a country within the European Union, we are obliged to explicitly apply European legislation on the protection of personal data and other statutory provisions. We are committed to observing all the provisions specified in the professional standards of the ARTGRID company, applicable to all its members, while simultaneously protecting privacy within the context of your participation in ARTGRID’s activities.
2. Definition of Personal Data
Personal data is any information related to a natural person, such as their name, profession, marital status, age, place of residence, racial origin, political beliefs, religion, philosophical views, trade union activity, health, intimate life, and any criminal convictions and offenses. Information from which a natural person cannot be identified is not considered personal data.
Therefore, personal data consists of information that directly or indirectly identifies a natural person. Indirectly means that, in combination with other information, such as, for example, the name of the postal address, the email address, and the telephone number, or a unique device identification number, a natural person can be identified.
3. Collection of Personal Data
The company ARTgrid implements necessary policies to ensure the appropriate protection of customers/users’ personal data in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. During a visit to the artgrid.gr website, the internet protocol (IP) address of the visitor’s computer is automatically collected for transaction security purposes. For simple browsing of the current website, ARTGRID does not collect any other personal data.
The personal data collected and stored (name, address, phone, email) by ARTGRID is necessary for the provision of services and undergoes no further processing. ARTGRID uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security protocol at the level of domain certification, ensuring the highest possible security for the transfer of customer personal data. The SSL protocol encrypts every piece of information sent to the server.
The following types of personal information can be collected, stored, and used:
Information related to your computer, such as IP address, operating system, geographic location, browser type, and version.
Information related to your visit to the website, such as wait time, page views, and navigation path.
Information related to your purchases, the services you use, and the transactions you make on the website, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information.
Information related to preferred products or items you have searched for on our store.
The use of the above personal data is on behalf of the ARTgrid company to process business procedures and carry out necessary actions for their accurate execution. These services might include exchange of advertising correspondence, communication with the customer regarding inquiries or issues that may arise, collecting necessary details for the effective transaction of the company’s products with the customer.
The aforementioned information is stored in the ARTGRID company’s database and is not a tradeable product. For any further use of this data, the company is obliged to notify the subject of the personal data before proceeding with any related breach. Any use of the data is strictly with your explicit consent, and actions related to your personal data must adhere to the law. You have the right to invoke the rights of the subject of personal data for any actions taken concerning your personal data.
4. Use of Personal Data
If we intend to use your personal data, which we process with your consent, for purposes other than those communicated in this consent, we will inform you in advance so that further processing can be based on your consent. Otherwise, you can refer to the section on data subject rights.
We may use personal information for the following purposes:
Sending non-promotional communications related to business communication with you.
Managing the company’s website.
Sending notifications, invoices, and payment reminders to you, as well as collecting payments from you.
Providing services through the company’s website.
Sending email notifications regarding your requests.
Sending our newsletter via email if you have requested it.
Managing requests and complaints submitted by you.
Maintaining the security of the website and preventing fraud.
Verifying compliance with our terms and conditions.
ARTGRID will not disclose your personal data to third parties without your consent or to any commercial department of a third party. If your personal data has been published on the website (in the form of comments on an article or product review), we will use this data in agreement with your authorization. If you do not agree with the specific use of your personal data by ARTGRID, you can contact the responsible data processor. The company’s contact details are provided in the “Company Information” section.
5. Disclosure of Personal Data
The personal data of the data subject collected from the artgrid.gr website may be disclosed to any interested party within the scope of the ARTGRID company. These parties may include company employees and any member of the company group (subsidiaries) as required for the purposes of this policy.
The disclosure of the data subject’s personal data is carried out:
To the extent required by the new Regulation 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
For the purpose of ensuring necessary protective measures to reduce credit risk.
In connection with any ongoing or future legal process.
To any authority (judicial or any other authority) regarding the disclosure of information if we believe that the corresponding authority will require their disclosure.
With this specific policy, we certify that the ARTGRID company will not disclose your personal data to third parties.
6. Retention of Personal Data
The retention of the data subject’s personal data is related to the data retention policy implemented by the ARTGRID company. This policy is designed to comply with the new Regulation 2016/679 as well as with legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal data.
The personal data we process for any purpose, as stated in this policy, will not be retained for a period longer than necessary for the purpose for which they were collected.
Personal data will be retained in documents (including electronic documents):
To the extent required by law.
In cases where we believe that the documents relate to any ongoing legal proceedings.
For the purpose of exercising or defending our legitimate rights (to reduce credit risk).
7. Security of Personal Data
The company takes all measures to ensure the secure retention of the data subject’s personal data. Specifically:
Precautions are taken at a technical and organizational level to prevent the loss, alteration/modification, or leakage of your personal data.
Personal data remains stored on secure servers (to avoid unforeseen incidents of cyber attacks).
Electronic financial transactions conducted on our website are protected by encryption technology.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the Internet is not always secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of such information.
8. Data Subject Rights
By incorporating the new Regulation 2016/679 into its services, the ARTGRID company is obligated to inform you about your rights as a data subject according to the provisions of the EU Regulation.
The rights provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are as follows:
Right to Information: Necessary information should be provided regarding the nature and purpose of processing, as well as protection measures, whether the data is collected from the data subject themselves (Article 13) or not (Article 14).
Right of Access: Confirmation (or denial) that the data subject’s data is being processed and the provision of relevant information (Article 15).
Right of Rectification: The data subject can request correction of inaccurate or completion of incomplete personal data concerning them (Article 16).
Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten): The data subject can request the immediate erasure of data concerning them from the data controller (as defined by the ARTgrid company), subject to conditions (Article 17).
Right to Restriction of Processing: The data subject can request the restriction of processing of data concerning them under certain conditions (Article 18).
Right to Data Portability: The data subject, under certain conditions, can request to receive the data concerning them or have it transmitted to another data controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format (Article 20).
Right to Object: The data subject can object to the processing of data concerning them (Article 21), especially for marketing purposes.
Automated Individual Decision-Making (Profiling): The right of the data subject not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (profiling) that produces legal effects or significantly affects them.
Cookies are small text files that are stored in our web browser while navigating the internet. Their purpose is to inform the website being visited about the user’s previous activity. Usually, they describe our details such as a username and password, so that when we revisit the same website later, it “remembers” us and we don’t need to log in again.
For the proper and effective functioning of the artgrid.gr website, we have placed these so-called cookies to serve the aforementioned purpose. Most websites do the same.
The acceptance of the website’s cookies is prominently displayed at the bottom of the page during the visitor/customer’s entry. Enabling cookies is not necessary for the website to function, but through them, you will have better navigation options on our website.
Cookies are used by websites depending on the service they offer. Some uses of cookies include:
Collecting information about visitor behavior. The information is used to improve the website.
Detecting mobile devices to redirect users to the appropriate app download page.
Knowing the number of users visiting the website.
Based on the choices a visitor has made to personalize the website when the user is logged in.
Information related to cookies is not used to personally identify you, and we have complete control over the pattern data. Cookies are not used for purposes other than those described in this text.
11. Company Information
Πλέγμα Τέχνης Μονοπρόσωπης ΙΚΕ
Skalas Prinou Thassou, Thassos Municipality, Kavala