Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Data Protection — Safety Notice

The protection of your privacy and all personal information collected, processed, or used during your visit on our Internet site is important to us. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. Below you will find information about what data is collected during your visit on this website and how the data is used.

By using the www.somos-arts.org web site, you agree this Privacy Policy, and you consent to SomoS’ privacy practices. This includes the use and disclosure of any personal information you have actively shared with us and its transfer to and storage on our servers in Europe.

Data Protection

You can freely browse the www.somos-arts.org web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Certain features and services on the www.somos-arts.org web site require that you supply some information that allows us to identify you. We collect some information automatically from your computer while you browse our sites, such as where you go on our site: like on any other web site, our server collects your IP address, computer and connection information, browser type and version, operating system and platform, the URLs you come from and go to next. This information is not personally identifiable, and is only used to determine how people use our web site and its services. We do not intend that children will use our sites. We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from children under 16 years old, nor will we accept submissions or orders from them. Anyone under 16 wishing to subscribe to SomoS newsletter needs proven consent of a parent or guardian.

As far as personal data (for example, name, address, or email addresses) is collected, this always takes place on a voluntary basis.

Statistics

This website uses the analysis plugin WP Statistics, from the provider wp-statistics.com. It generates simple statistics from the data in anonymous form. For this purpose, no user profiles are created and no cookies are set. IP addresses are stored as a hash. All data collected by WP Statistics will be completely anonymized and only stored locally on our web server, not shared or processed by third parties. A personal identification of a visitor is thus, even subsequently, impossible.

Newsletter

A newsletter is maintained by SomoS to which persons interested in its activities can subscribe. SomoS collects the name and email of subscribers. The newsletter is only used to provide with information about the exhibitions and activities of SomoS art space. Subscribers can unsubscribe any time by clicking the link provided at the bottom of the newsletter or by writing to somos@somos-arts.org.

The mailing list data is never shared with any third parties. SomoS uses the newsletter provider Mailjet, based in France. Mailjet offers “the highest level of data privacy and security available in the email industry, having attained the ISO 27001 certification certification (the international standard for best practices of information security processes), and implemented GDPR’s rigid requirements.” Undergoing ISO 27001 certification requires companies to not only implement company-wide processes pertaining to security policies, data handling and access, but also infrastructure changes.

To subscribe to the SomoS newsletter, sign-up forms are used, both from Mailjet (France), and, only on the SomoS Facebook page, from Wufoo, a subsidiary of SurveyMonkey (US). SurveyMonkey is certified under and complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Program and its principles as set forth by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from EU member states. The EU-US Privacy Shield Program is a means of legalizing the transfer of personal data from Europe to the US. View SurveyMonkey’s Privacy Shield Certification.

Our Anti-Spam Policy:
We do not send emails to anyone without permission, and we do not sell or rent email addresses to any unauthorized third party for marketing.

Forget me

SomoS honors your “right to be forgotten”:

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us by emailing somos@somos-arts.org, or by using SomoS GDPR – Request Personal Data form. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Newsletter subscribers can send a modification request to update their data anytime by emailing somos@somos-arts.org.

Data Use

We use the information we collect to:
* operate the www.somos-arts.org web site, and keep it safe
* provide you with information you request
* customize your experience on our web site
* communicate with you about your submissions or questions
* measure and improve our site and services
* resolve disputes, address complaints and troubleshoot technical problems
* analyze site and user behavior and prepare aggregated reports

Cookies

Cookies are not required to use our website. However, they are used on some pages to optimize performance. These cookies are session-based, not personal. They are used only to identify consecutive page views within a usage session. The cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you, and are not used to identify you as a returning user or to track your use of this site on the long term.

On the bottom of any page, our cookie/privacy options are set to prevent third party cookies from embedded content from loading by default.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Occasionally, articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. Google Maps, Youtube & Vimeo). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

However, to protect your privacy, these embeds are not loaded by default, but can be enabled by clicking the “accept cookies” button, either at the bottom of the site, or placed over the video clips. Only if you activate them, these services may place some cookies in your browser.

The top menu of the www.somos-arts.org web site features a Facebook like button. Your privacy is protected however by the implementation of a click-through function, which prevents the Facebook like button to load automatically, so no tracking is taking place by default. It is your choice to turn it on.

This multilingual site uses a language chooser, to enable users to set a language. It places session based cookies to identify the user’s preferred language.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the overview below.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wp-settings-1WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-time-2WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
SESS1To ensure that you are recognized when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
_icl_current_language1Used by the WPML language chooser plugin. Contains the current language of the site user.1 day
_icl_visitor_lang_js1Used by the WPML language chooser plugin. Stores the redirected language.1 day
wpml_browser_redirect_test1Used by the WPML language chooser plugin. Tests if cookies are enabled.1 day
wpml_referer_url1Used by the WPML language chooser plugin. Stores the last requested URL on the front-end.1 day
wpml_admin_referer_url1Used by the WPML language chooser plugin. Stores the last requested URL on the back-end.1 day

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

Browser Cookie Configuration

If you disagree with our use of cookies, you can block the acceptance of cookies in your web browser for the domain www.somos-arts.org. The functionality of this website will not be limited by that.

You can consult the steps to follow to disable cookie installation in the “Help” section in your browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Many browsers enable a private mode to be activated by means of which cookies will always be deleted after your visit to the Web Site. Depending on each browser, this private mode may have different names. Below is a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”:
• Internet Explorer 8 and higher – InPrivate
• Opera 10.5 and higher – Private Browsing
• Google Chrome 10 and higher – Incognito
• Safari 2 and higher – Private Browsing
• Firefox 3.5 and higher – Private Browsing

DoNotTrack & Third-Party Cookies

Note that we protect visitor’s privacy, who have adjusted their browser “DoNotTrack” settings to protect them from any third party tracking. Third party cookies are placed by web services outside of the website you’re currently visiting (such as Facebook, Google and other advertising networks) enabling them to track you as you go from site to site.

Some information on how to activate DoNotTrack to opt out of third party cookies, while leaving first party cookies switched on in various browser:

Firefox IE9 IE7 & IE8 Google Chrome Safari (OS X) Safari (iOS) Android

Contact Forms

If you send us inquiries or submissions via one of our contact forms, your data, including the contact information you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request or submission, and in case of questions. We will not share this information without your consent. If you provide this information, we ask you not to specify incorrect data and not to misrepresent the identity of a third party.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

Insofar as you have provided us with personal data, we only use this information to answer your inquiries, to handle contracts concluded with you, and for technical administration.
If we are required by court order or by law to do so, we will submit your information to authorized sources. Otherwise, your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of executing any agreement —for example, forwarding the postal address to a freight carrier that should deliver goods to you‚— for billing purposes, or if we have explicit consent from you to do so. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Right of Information, Deletion and Blocking

At any time, you have the right of free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing, and a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given below.

Security Notice

We take greatest care by using all technical and organizational capabilities to store your personal information in a way that they are not accessible by third parties. When using communication via email or web contact forms however, full security cannot be guaranteed. For this reason we recommend to use postal mail for the submission of confidential information.

Contact Information:

SomoS
Represented by P.Fugers
Kottbusser Damm 95
10967 Berlin
Email: paulus.fugers@somos-arts.org
Ust-Idnr. DE222411303

This privacy statement was last updated on May 19th, 2018. Whenever the privacy statement is changed in a material way, a separate notice will be posted on this page for at least 30 days.