This page contains the information gathering and use policies adopted by the Schoyen Collection in connection with this website. These policies are subject to periodic review and any changes will be included within this section of the site. The Schoyen Collection is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party sites to which links are provided. You should check the privacy policies of these sites before providing any personal information.
Collection of Information
IP addresses of visitors are logged for administration purposes. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. This information may be aggregated to provide statistical information about the users of our site. No individual user will be identifiable from this information, which is used to ensure that the Schoyen Collection website reflects the needs of its users. IP addresses are not used to track your session and are not linked to anything personally identifiable. The Schoyen Collection does not require registration for access to the main site. It will normally be clear when personal information is being collected.
Personal information is generally collected for the following purposes:
- so we can deliver requested materials or information
- if you use our contact form
- if you submit an online form including requests for information at any time
The information required is the minimum necessary to enable the Schoyen Collection to deal with your enquiry but additional information may be requested to help us provide the most appropriate response. If such additional information is requested, it is highlighted and its provision is voluntary.
Use of Information
Information is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided except where you explicitly select to receive other information from the Schoyen Collection. When requesting material or asking someone to contact you, you will have the option to request other information that may be of interest.
You have the right to access your personal data that you have submitted through the website.
Accuracy of Information
The Schoyen Collection assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of personal data once you have submitted the information, but not for confirming the on-going accuracy of your personal information. If you advise the Schoyen Collection that your personal data is no longer accurate, it will be amended where practical or required by us and the operation or our website and for communication with third parties, including you.
Provision of Information to Third Parties
Information is normally only provided to a third party if it is required to deal with your enquiry, but there may be other circumstances where the Schoyen Collection is required to provide information as a result of legal process. The Schoyen Collection does not undertake any marketing activities for third parties, nor does it provide information to third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Retention of Information
Information is kept for as long as is necessary to fulfill your request or dealing with the Schoyen Collection, but may be kept for later reference in case there is information we can provide to you or in case of other relevant developments arising.
Where you have consented to additional information being provided by the Schoyen Collection your details will be retained for a reasonable time.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser settings to block them in the future. The help notes in most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to delete any cookies already received, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Information on how to do this in many browsers is available from a number of external websites including Cookie Control and www.aboutcookies.org.
If you choose to disable cookies: Visitors to our Websites who disable their web browser's ability to accept cookies will be able to browse the Website to some extent, but some of the features may not function properly. Please note that not all other tracking technologies can be disabled.
E-mail Tracking: In our emails (for example, which may including occasional email newsletters), we use tracking technologies, including web beacon images. Email tracking will be activated when you download and display images in our e-mails or click on any link within our e-mails. It is not possible to turn off link tracking technologies but you can choose to set your e-mail client never to display images. Instructions for this will be found within your e-mail software or service.
We may use the information that we collect about you through cookies and other tracking devices for the purposes described above and also as described in the section below entitled "Aggregate Information."
IP addresses accessing our Website may be collected by our analytics and administration processes but we do not normally attempt to link IP addresses back to any personally identifiable information. This means that sessions will remain anonymous to us under normal circumstances. However, if we believe that certain visits or visitors to our Website are breaching our Website Terms & Conditions of use, or if we are compelled for legal reasons, we reserve the right to analyse IP address data in conjunction with other data.
Using cookies and other tracking technologies described above, we may track aggregate information such as, but not limited to, the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of emails opened, the number of visitors to particular pages on the Websites, browser types and devices used to access the Website or our e-mails, the broad geographical location of visitors to the Website, referrals to our Website from e-mails and from other websites, and so on, and we may analyse this data for trends and statistics in order to report on performance and to help us improve our Website and services and so run our business effectively. Except as previously described above, this information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyse trends in usage, to help us to improve the services we offer, and to enable us to administer the Websites and the services we offer. We may also gather broad, aggregate, demographic information for reporting purposes and to monitor our performance.
Security of Information
The data controller collecting the information described in this statement is the Schoyen Collection. Personal Data collected by the Schoyen Collection will not be transferred to any other party other than as described above.
Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.
This Privacy & Cookies Policy was last updated: 1 June 2013.