Grüne Elefant Art, and its online art gallery www.gruneelefantart.com (referred to as the ‘Website’) provides you with the opportunity to buy original artwork, and limited edition prints of artwork. We value your privacy and hence consider it important that you remain apprised of our policies and processes regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information that we receive through your use of the Website.
1. COLLECTING AND USING PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you purchase a product from our Website, we store the personal information you provide us with such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse through the Website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address. This provides us information about the type of browser and operating system you use.
With your permission, we may send you emails regarding new artwork, upcoming events, and other related updates.
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery of a purchase, etc., we imply that you consent to our collecting this information and using it for that specific reason only.
If we request your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
Your personal information may be disclosed under exceptional circumstances that include, and are not limited to - violation of our Terms and Conditions, insolvency of one or either parties resulting in a breach of contract of sale, initiation of legal proceedings by involved parties, and if we are required to do so by law.
Our Website is hosted on a globally reputed online e-commerce platform, that facilitates the sale of our artwork and services to you. Your data is stored on a secure server, behind a firewall, through our e-commerce platform provider’s data storage, databases and general application.
To process your purchase through our payment gateway, we require to store your credit card data. This data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). PCI-DSS is managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our Website and its service providers.
Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase. Once completed, purchase transaction data is deleted.
6. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, third-party service providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide us.
However, certain third-party service providers such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with their privacy policies, to better understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by them.
We take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to protect your personal information, and ensure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Your credit card information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards for security.
Cookies are used to collect information regarding your browser and preferences, and help improve your experience while using our Website. A cookie is a small data file transferred to your computer's hard disk. Cookies link the information stored in them to the Personal Information you submit while on our Website. Your browser options allow you to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit. However, choosing not to accept cookies may impact some functionalities and the overall experience of our Website.
10. AGE OF CONSENT
By using this Website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your country, state or province of residence, or, that you are the age of majority in your country, state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this Website.
Should our gallery at any time be acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners to enable us to continue offering you our products and services.
12. QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Should you need to access, correct, amend or delete any of your personal information with us, register a complaint, or solicit more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.