Privacy Policy – Sapar Contemporary Gallery

Sapar Contemporary (“Sapar Contemporary”, “we”, “us”, or “our”)

1. Introduction and General Points

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy please contact us via:


Sapar Contemporary is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains the basis on which personal information we collect from you will be processed by us. Where we decide the purpose or means for which Personal Data you supply through these Services is processed, we are the “data controller” for the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

This policy explains the following:

•   What information Sapar Contemporary may collect about you;

•   How Sapar Contemporary will use information we collect about you;

•   Whether Sapar Contemporary will disclose your details to anyone else; and

•   Your choices and rights regarding the personal information you have provided to us.

Our Services may require the use of third parties. These third party websites may have their own privacy policies and we recommend you to review them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third parties and your use of them is at your own risk.

2. Information Sapar Contemporary collects

·       Information provided by you when using our Services

You may give us information about you by filling in forms when using our Services, signing up to our newsletter or contacting us with enquiries. Such information can include:

Identity and contact data: including your name, username, address, telephone number and e-mail address; and

Profile Data: including artwork information, artworks owned, requested, offered, reserved, purchased, consigned and details of artwork invoices.

·       Payment Information

In order for you to use all the functions of our Services we may collect payment information from you including your credit card number and bank account details.

·       Information about you collected from Third Parties

We may collect Personal Data about you from third party service providers. This includes information about your credit history from credit agencies, or information to check your identity and prevent fraud or other illegal activities.

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect data about your browsing activities. We use cookies to collect and log analytical information such as your internet protocol (IP) address.  

3. Data Sharing

We may share your Personal Data with third parties (UPS, FedEx, ArtLogic, ARTA) who provide us with logistics and payment processing services (set out below), only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. If you would like to find out more about how the third parties listed in this policy use your information, this should be set out in their respective privacy policies.

We keep your information confidential, but may disclose it to our personnel, suppliers or subcontractors, as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. However, this is on the basis that they do not make independent use of the information, and have agreed to safeguard this information.

In addition, we may disclose your information to the extent that we are required to do so by law (which may include to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).

4. How we use the data we collect

·       Providing the Services to you as a prospective or existing client

We may legally use and retain your Personal Data where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you, such as: for registering you as a new client; processing purchases including any shipping details for delivery of the artwork; and keeping track of contractual agreements;

We may also legally use and retain the Personal Data you provide to us when requesting our Services, to pursue our legitimate interest of providing our Services to you, such as: keeping track of artworks offered to you in order to understand your preferences and purchase history and allow us to offer relevant artwork to you when it comes in; responding to your enquiries; and providing you with information and updates about the Services we offer;

The use of your information in this manner is lawfully based on “legitimate interest” and “consent”. 

We may analyze certain types of information that you submit to us for the legitimate interest of improving the Services we offer to you and to provide you with a bespoke, tailored service and art advisory and consultancy service, based on your preferences, recommendations, interests and previous purchases and location.

We may share your Personal Data with our selected third party providers and suppliers for the performance of delivering our Service under the contract between you and Sapar Contemporary, including processing payments and delivering artwork to you in accordance with your instructions. Our third party suppliers will have their own processing terms. 

The use of your information for the purpose of payment and completion of transactions is lawfully based on “contract”. 

·       Providing the Services for you as an artist or prospective artist

We may legally use and retain Personal Information that we collect about you for the legitimate interest of providing a bespoke artist consultancy and representation service to you, such as: -promoting and selling your artwork to relevant clients based on their preferences and previous purchases; retaining a personal profile of you and your artwork to provide clients with background information, and market your artwork accordingly; responding to your enquiries; and providing you with information and updates about our Services and upcoming exhibitions.

·       Compliance and prevention of Fraud and Illegal Activity

Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any of the applicable laws, we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content.

·       Marketing

We may process your contact information that you provide to us (either via our website or through use of our Services) for the purposes of marketing in accordance with our legitimate interests to send you information about gallery exhibitions and events. We may use third party email providers, such as ArtLogic, to process these marketing emails.

If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, click on unsubscribe at the bottom of each marketing email.

5.  Your Rights regarding Personal Data

·       Ask for a copy of data we are processing about you and have inaccuracies corrected

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to the extent required by law to supply, correct or delete personal information held about you on our files (and with any third parties to whom it has been disclosed to).

·       Object to us processing data about you

You can ask us to restrict, stop processing, or to delete your Personal Data by contacting us.  If you inform us that you would no longer like us to store or process your Personal Data then we may not be able to offer you a fully tailored service. 

6. Data Retention

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service or as required by law, or for accounting or regulatory purposes, or as otherwise described in this privacy policy. 

7. Security

We will take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

8. Changes

We will notify you of any changes to this policy by email, notice on the website or account message. 

Updated May 2018