Subject Matter Art Ltd. [known as Subject Matter] is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.
This Privacy Notice sets out your rights under the new laws commencing 25 May 2018.
Collection of personal information by Subject Matter
The types of information we may collect include:
a) identifying and contact information (for example, your name, address, age, date of birth, gender, and email address);
b) financial information (for example, credit or debit card details);
c) if you visit our website, register an account with us and/or purchase products through our website, your username and password, IP address, information about your purchases and your other activity on our website (for example, tracking which areas of the website you visit and the content you view);
d) other information with your consent or where required by law.
We collect personal information in connection with your use or purchase of Subject Matter's products and services, to provide you with the products and services you request, as well as information on other products and services offered by us.
We will collect personal information directly from you.
If you no longer wish to receive copies of our newsletter you may unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe mechanism in the message itself.
Cookies also allow Subject Matter to recognise your computer while you are on Subject Matter’s website. This information is used to maintain the quality of our service and to provide tracking and statistics regarding the use of our website.
If you would rather not have this information stored on your computer, you can configure your browser so it does not accept cookies. However, if you disable cookies you may not be able to access all parts of this website, including the purchase section.
Use of personal information by Subject Matter
Generally, Subject Matter will use your personal information for purposes connected with our business operations, which may include:
a) to develop, market, sell or otherwise provide products, services or information;
b) fulfil your purchase orders for our products and services;
c) provide you with copies of our newsletter or information about our products, partnerships, events or other marketing or promotional information;
d) to maintain, update and service your account with us;
e) to maintain, administer and improve our systems;
f) improve our website, including to modify it to your usage, history and preferences and troubleshoot problems; and
g) conduct internal administrative activities, research, analytics, planning and project development.
We do not collect or process sensitive personal data such as race, ethnic origin, physical or mental health, political or philosophical views or sexual orientation. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details with any other organisation unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Disclosure of personal information by Subject Matter
In order to properly conduct our activities, we may disclose or transfer personal information to other persons or organisations including:
b) parties connected with the proposed or actual financing, securitisation, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of Subject Matter or our business or assets, for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction; and
c) other third parties to whom we are authorised or required by law to disclose information.
d) in order to be able to offer you Klarna’s payment options, we will pass to Klarna certain of your personal information, such as contact and order details, in order for Klarna to assess whether you qualify for their payment options and to tailor the payment options for you.
Data quality and security
Subject Matter takes reasonable steps to:
a) make sure that the personal information we collect and use is accurate, complete and up to date;
b) protect the personal information that we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure; and
c) where permitted by law, destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for purposes for which it was collected.
Subject Matter's credit card transactions are fulfilled by Stripe. When collecting credit card information for online purchases, Subject Matter offers as standard secured server transactions that encrypt your information in transit to help prevent others from accessing it. Personal information is stored on servers that are protected by appropriate safeguards, and will be accessible by authorised employees and agents who require access in connection with their responsibilities. Your credit card details are encrypted and then removed from our system once your order has been dispatched.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secured servers within the EEA. Your information may be transferred to and stored in a country outside the EEA in relation to provision of the services. The laws in these countries may not provide you with the same protection as in the EEA; however, any third party referred to above outside of the EEA has agreed to abide by European levels of data protection in respect of the transfer, processing and storage of any personal data. By providing your data to us, you agree to this transfer and storage.
Unsolicited personal information
We don’t usually collect unsolicited personal information.
Where we receive unsolicited personal information, we’ll determine whether or not it would have been permissible to collect that personal information if it had been solicited.
If we determine that collection would not have been permissible, to the extent permitted by law, we’ll destroy or de-identify that personal information as soon as practicable.
Links to third party sights
Subject Matter Art website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, 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 such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
Subject Matter will generally provide individuals with the option of not identifying themselves when entering into transactions when it is lawful and practicable to do so. However, on many occasions, we will not be able to do this. For example, we will need your address in order to deliver any products purchased through our website.
Access to and Correction of Your Personal Information
If you have any questions or concerns about how we handle your personal information, or would like to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at:
Subject Matter, The Exchange, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA.
Subject Matter will generally provide you with access to your personal information if practicable and will take reasonable steps to amend any of your personal information which is inaccurate or out of date. If we provide you with copies of any information you have requested, we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover the administrative costs of providing you with that information.
Changes to this policy
If you consider a breach of the applicable privacy laws or your rights in relation to privacy has occurred, you may contact us and we will attempt to resolve your complaint.
If you do not consider our response satisfactory, please contact the body responsible for regulation and enforcement of privacy laws in the country in which you reside.