Privacy Policy

Owner and Data Controller

SYRIA.ART – Association pour la Promotion de l’Art Contemporain Syrien
30 avenue Edouard Grinda – 06200 Nice (France)

Owner contact email:

DPO (Data Protection Officer) contact email:

SYRIA.ART is an association for he promotiom of art and culture governed by Law 1901, established on July 6, 2016 in Nice, France (Included in the French Official Journal on July 16, 2016, under announcement number: 55, and publication number: 20160029).

SYRIA.ART is committed to the fact that the collection and the processing of your data, carried out from the Website, are in compliance with the French law on Data Processing and Liberties, of January 6, 1978 (78-17) of the National Commission for Data Protection (CNIL), and with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR), of April 27, 2016 (2016/679).

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or SYRIA.ART’s data collection, use, and disclosure practices, please contact us at

What Personal Information Does SYRIA.ART Collect?

1. Information You Provide

SYRIA.ART collects personal data including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number, only if you decide to provide them.

a. When you are a professional of the art sector or an artist belonging or willing to belong to the SYRIA.ART collective, when you express the desire to become a partner for collaborative art projects, symposiums, workshops etc., an individual member, a one-time patron with a single donation, a supporting member with a recurring monthly donation, a benefactor, a sponsor or a user.

b.  When you donate and you add your financial account information to the PayPal account (, that information is directed to our third-party payment processor. We do not store your financial account information on our systems; however, we have access to, and may retain, subscriber information through our third-party payment processor.

c. When you wish to invest in art and purchase an artwork in solidarity with the artists from the SYRIA.ART collective and you make a payment through a bank transfer, or you add your financial account information to the PayPal account (, that information is directed to our third-party payment processors. We do not store your financial account information on our systems; however, we have access to, and may retain, subscriber information through our third-party payment processors.

d. Communications: If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide. We may also receive a confirmation when you open an email from us.

SYRIA.ART is committed to collecting only information needed for processing your request: The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

2. Information We Collect When You Use Our Services

Cookies and other tracking technologies:

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. In addition, when you use our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, landing page, and referring URL. To collect this information, a cookie may be set on your computer or device when you visit our website. Cookies contain a small amount of information that allows our Web servers to recognize you. We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to record your preferences. We may also automatically collect information about your use of features of our services, about the functionality of our services, frequency of visits, and other information related to your interactions with the services of our association. We may track your use across different Websites and services.

Our Website uses “cookies” from / Automattic Inc. and from selected partners. To find out more, as well as how to remove or block these, see here: Cookie Policy:

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation:

Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

How does SYRIA.ART Use Information And Collect Personal Data?

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Send you, with your consent, as a professional of the art sector, an artist, a member, a partner or a user, official statements of SYRIA.ART, communication and information about art events and exhibitions, invitations, etc.;
  • Process your candidature for a collaboration as an artist or a partner;
  • Manage your membership;
  • Process your transactions: Enable you to make a donation (SYRIA.ART does not preserve your credit card details, or your bank account information);
  • Process your transactions: Enable you to invest in art and purchase an artwork in solidarity with the artists from the SYRIA.ART collective;
  • Communicate with artists, professionals of the art sector, partners, members, customers, interested persons and users, either directly or through one of our partners to provide you with updates and other information relating to the association, and for information, marketing and promotional purposes;
  • Send you text messages and push notifications;
  • Answer all your questions and requests asked through the contact form;
  • Develop new artistic events, services, features, and functionality;
  • Provide, operate, and maintain the services of our association;
  • Improve, personalize, and expand the services of our association;
  • Understand and analyze how you use the services of our association;
  • Carry out statistical analyses in order to improve the website;
  • Find and prevent fraud; and
  • For compliance purposes, as may be required by applicable European laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency.
How Does SYRIA.ART Share Information?

We may share the information we collect in various ways, including the following:

a. Professionals Of The Art Sector. We may share information with third-party art service providers (professionals of the art sector, art galleries, art institutes, etc.) that provide services on our behalf, such as helping to provide the services of our association, for promotional and/or organization purposes, and to provide you with information relevant to you such as art event announcements, updates, special offers, or other information.

b. Aggregate Information. Where legally permissible, we may use and share information about artists  and users with our partners in aggregated or de-identified form that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

c. Advertising.
We work with third-party advertising partners to show you ads that we think may interest you. These advertising partners may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies on our services, and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you which they may collect over time and across different online services.

d. Analytics. We use analytics providers such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect non-identifying information. Google provides some additional privacy options regarding its Analytics cookies at

e. As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may also share information to satisfy any European applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; enforce this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations hereof; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; respond to your requests; or protect our rights, property or safety, our artists, users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies, institutes and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

f. With Your Consent. We may share information with your consent.


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Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

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Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer according Art. 6 § 1 lit. of GDPR and Art. 28 of GDPR.

Cookie Policy

The SYRIA.ART’s Website uses cookies to:

  • Compile statistical data concerning the use of the site in order to improve it;
  • Share our Web pages on social networks;
  • Facilitate user browsing

Please read here the integral Cookie Policy of SYRIA.ART.

Legal Basis Used By SYRIA.ART For Processing Personal Information

SYRIA.ART is committed to respecting the confidentiality of your personal data and to use them only for the purposes for which you may have communicated them. Your personal information will not be stored longer than necessary. For example, if you apply as an artist, a partner, adonator or a member, SYRIA.ART collects only the necessary information to treat your application.

Your personal data will neither be used for commercial purposes nor disclosed to third parties. In some instances, however, SYRIA.ART may be compelled to transmit your data when the law requires it or on a legal injunction. Any personal information provided to SYRIA.ART is held with the utmost care and security. However, SYRIA.ART declines any liability with regard to information security.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you; where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights; or where we have your consent to do so.  We have a legitimate interest in operating the services of our Website and communicating with you as necessary to provide these services, for example when responding to your queries, improving our platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities.

In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).

Third-Party Services

You may access other third-party services through the services of our Website, for example by clicking on links to those third-party services from within the services of our association. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and we encourage you to carefully review their privacy policies.


SYRIA.ART is committed to protecting your information. To do so, we employ a variety of security technologies and measures designed to protect information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. However, please bear in mind that the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Data Retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate work process need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate work need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Data Protection Rights Under The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the Eurpean Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by emailing
  • In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing
  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Your Choices

You can use some of the features of the services of our Website without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that we collect.

Many browsers have an option for disabling cookies, which may prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or enable selective use of cookies. Please note that, if you choose not to accept cookies, some features and the personalization of our services may no longer work for you.

Children’s Privacy

SYRIA.ART does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, and children under 13 are prohibited from using the services of our Website. If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of this Privacy Policy, you can alert us at

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time, so please review it frequently. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our Website. If we materially change the ways in which we use or share personal information previously collected from you through the services of our association, we will notify you through our services, by email, or other communication. Each time you visit the SYRIA.Art Website, you submit yourself to the new privacy policy such as amended.

International Data Transfers

SYRIA.ART is an association for the promotion of art and culture, and as such is acting on a global level. We may transfer personal information to countries the EU and the EEA or other than the country in which the data was originally collected. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your personal information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at