Last Updated July 2018

This privacy policy gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below. 

 

1. CONTACT DETAILS

 

The party responsible for processing  data on this website is: 

 

Melissa Zgouridi 

Priesterhausgasse 18, 5020 Salzburg, Austria 

E-Mail: info@melissazgouridistudios.com

Tel: +43 676 5277526

 

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

 

2. PERSONAL DATA & DATA PROTECTION

 

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

 

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. It does not include anonymized data. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

 

We do not collect any personal information (i.e. name, address, phone number, email) from visitors when they use the website unless they provide such information voluntarily, such as by sending us an email, using the contact form or through information sent to us to build personal websites and create designs. All information we collect and/or receive under this section is collectively called “Personal Information.” 

 

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. It is not possible for us to guarantee complete protection of your personal data from access by third parties.

 

2.1. SSL Encryption 

 

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. DATA COLLECTION 

 

3.1. How we collect your data

 

Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page and is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

3.2. Server log files 

 

When visiting www.melissazgouridistudios.com, the browser will automatically send information to the website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a server log file. The following information will be collected and stored until automated deletion: 

 

IP address of the requesting computer

Date and time of access

Name and URL of the retrieved file

Website from which access is made (referrer URL)

Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

 

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

 

Ensuring a smooth connection of the website

Ensuring comfortable use of our website

Evaluation of system security and stability as well

for further administrative purposes

 

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

 

3.3. Contact Form 

 

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will never share this information without your consent. The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

 

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

 

3.4. Sensitive Data 

 

We do not collect any sensitive data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that 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. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.

3.5. Disclosure of Data 

 

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties for any reason other than those listed below. I will only share your personal information with third parties if: 

 

You, in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, have given express consent to this the disclosure, if a disclosure of data is is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO), in the event that the disclosure is pertinent to a legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO), or if the disclosure is legally permissible and required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO).

4.  USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

We collect, process, and use personal data only as necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

 

5. COOKIES

 

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

 

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

 

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO.

 

6. SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG INS 

 

For the purpose of promoting our business, this website uses plug ins from Facebook and Instagram (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO). The underlying commercial purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for the operation compliant with data protection is to be guaranteed by their respective providers. The integration of these plug-ins by me is done in the way of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors to my website in the best possible way.

 

6.1. Facebook Plugins (Likes & Shares)

 

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

 

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

 

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

6.2. Instagram Plugins 

 

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

 

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, please see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

7. GOOGLE ANALYTICA 

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

 

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

 

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

 

7.1. Opting out of data collection 

 

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

 

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

7.2. Demographic data collection 

 

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

 

8. GOOGLE WEBFONTS 

 

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

 

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

 

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

9. THIRD-PARTY LINKS

 

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

 

10. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 

 

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time at info@melissazgouridistudios.com if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. 

 

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email to info@melissazgouridistudios.com making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. 

11. DATA RETENTION 

 

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

 

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

 

For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for seven years after they stop being customers.

 

In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

 

12. UPDATES & EDITS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

This privacy policy is valid as of May 2018. Due to the further development of my website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The latest privacy policy can be viewed and printed at any time on the website www.melissazgouridistudio.com.

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