Cookie Policy

The following section of this policy sets out how The Fine Art Society may process personal data (as a controller) about visitors to its website. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which you provide to us though our website: name, address, email address, telephone numbers, and technical data. We do not collect any sensitive personal data or special categories of personal data about you through our website (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through: direct interactions with you, including by filling in forms. This includes personal data you provide when you subscribe to our publications and/or request marketing to be sent to you. Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, and other similar technologies. [Technical data from analytics providers [such as Google based outside the EU]. We will use your personal data in the following circumstances: where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (including in relation to the sending of electronic marketing communications) and where your interests and fundamental rights are not overridden by those interests, or where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. Your personal data may be processed by The Fine Art Society or its sub-processors (or any of their affiliates, agents, employees, delegates or sub-contractors) for the following purposes: • to send you updates, newsletters, or invitations to events and other electronic marketing communications which we will do (a) on the basis of our legitimate interests or if we are sending electronic marketing communications to corporate subscriber email addresses (eg or (b) with your consent; • to use data analytics to improve our website, marketing, customer experiences on the basis of our legitimate interests; • to comply with legal or regulatory requirements; • to scan and monitor emails sent to us (including attachments) for viruses or malicious software, to process and encrypt personal data to protect and manage email traffic, and to store personal data on our systems to pursue our legitimate interests including for document retention purposes; and • such other actions as are necessary to manage the activities of the The Fine Art Society, including by processing instructions and enforcing or defending the rights and/or interests of The Fine Art Society in order to comply with our legal obligations and/or to pursue our legitimate interests. If we consider it necessary to obtain your consent in relation to the use your personal data, we will contact you to request this consent. In such circumstances, we will provide you with full details of the personal data that we would like and the reason we need it, so that you can carefully consider whether you wish to consent. If you decide to provide your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, although that will not affect the lawfulness of processes based on consent before its withdrawal. To withdraw your consent or to opt out of receiving marketing communication, please contact us at or by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each electronic marketing communication.Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law. 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. Where the Website provides links to other websites, The Fine Art Society is not responsible for the data protection/privacy/cookie usage policies of such other websites, and you should check these policies on such other websites if you have any concerns about them. If you use one of these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting a linked website and such websites are not governed by this policy. You should always exercise caution and review the privacy policy applicable to the website in question. Cookies: A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Website by tailoring it to the needs of users. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. Overall, cookies help us provide a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages users find useful and which they don’t. A cookie does not give us access to a user’s computer or any information about them, other than the data they choose to share with us. The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web–enabled devices are usually set up to accept cookies. If your browser preferences allow it, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when cookies are set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn about how to change your cookie preferences. However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. 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