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ArtExpert I ArtExpert-Network

Thessaloniki-Athens-Dubai-Zürich-Cologne-New York
ArtExpert research institute
founded 1981 by Georgios O. Safiriou,
admin E.AEN.,K.J. Safiriou (GR, UAE, D), d.
admin Alexander Safiriou
admin Leon Fontana
admin research & archives Peter Merten, phd.
admin research Andreas Bruening
admin research Robert Frey
admin research George Jansen, ma
admin research Mark Hampe
admin research & evaluation Markella Tsichla, phd.
admin research Hendrik Moore, phd.
admin research Isabelle Belloto, phd.
admin marketing & donator advise Leonardo Safiriou, B.Sc.
legal advise PC legal advisors | Art Lawyers UAE
web contact Antonis N. Kroupis
informatics Marcelo Klayman
ArtExpert I Network
GR Tsimiski 111 54622 Thessaloniki
Webdesign MarcMan
D- 50677 Cologne
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EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
according to the European Data Protection Act valid from 25.05.2018

Legal text:
Data protection is a matter of trust and your confidence is important to us!
We would like to inform you that we are updating our privacy policy based on the new EU Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) on May 25, 2018.
You do not need to arrange anything else except to object to our new terms and conditions. If you do not object to
the new conditions of data protection and our general terms you have no right to use our platform and services.
1. General information
The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you.
Data collection on our website
The data processing on this website is carried out by the current website operator: ArtExpert I Network,
webmaster Peter Merten, I ArtExpert I Artforum Tsimiski 111, 54624 Thessaloniki. Contact
details can be found in the imprint of the website.
Your data will be collected on the way, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a
contact form.
Other data are collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all
technical data (for example internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). Part of data
collection is to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user
At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your
stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For
this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time by email.
Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with
cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous;
the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using
certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will
be treated with absolute confidentiality and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and
this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information is information that
personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It
also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may
have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible data processing unit on this website is:
ArtExpert Network I Culture+Media,Tsimiski 111,54624 Thessaloniki
E-Mail to Peter Merten:
Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes
and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing
consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing
carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
You have the right to request your data that we processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a
contract, in a standard machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person
in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
This site currently does not use SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is in processing. The
activation is indicated by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http: //" to "https: //"
and to the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us
can not be read by third parties.
You have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the
purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For
this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us under the
email address given in the imprint.
The use of our data in the context of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information
materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in
case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.
Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are
stored on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit.
Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your
browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in
individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic
deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions
that you wish to use (eg shopping cart function) are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR
saved. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free
and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies for analyzing your surfing
behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which
your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
• IP address in anonymous form (alienated)
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• content of the request (concrete page)
• Access status / HTTP status code
• each transferred amount of data
• Website from which the request comes
• Browser
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software
A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a
contract or precontractual measures.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize
the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for
marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
On our website, contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case, the user's personal data
transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 para
1.lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing
is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
The processing of personal data when sending an e-mail is used to process the contact. When contacting by
e-mail is the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their survey. For
the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended.
The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been
finally clarified.
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the
user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the
conversation can not continue.
The revocation can be submitted by mail or e-mail.
4. Plugins and Tools
This site may use automatically different kind of tools and plugins to serve the site for your best informatiion
only. We will not mususe oder sell any information we get. For instance so-called web fonts, provided by
Google, are used for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the
required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google learns that our website
has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and
attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art.
6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a default font.
More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at and in
Google's Privacy Policy:
5. The European Commission provides a platform for out-of-court online dispute resolution (OS platform),
available at