Privacy Policy

Art Dope (Malta) is committed to protect you, which is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used, and we will make every effort to ensure that our activities keep within the spirit of this Policy.   

As a website user, you can tour through most of our site without giving any information that personally identifies you, reveals personal information or allows us to contact you. At times we do require information to respond to your requests.   

Art Dope (Malta) collects, uses, shares or otherwise processes personal information that you provide to us when you subscribe to our services, or that we may otherwise obtain or generate, which relates to you.   

This statement explains the data we collect from you and its use.  

1. What information do we gather about you and how is it being used?  

1.1. Website users  

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. google.com) and an IP Address (e.g. 143.232.18.134). When a visitor requests a page from within this site, our servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. Our website also uses a technology called “cookies”.  A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies are created for each session when you visit our website. None of the information collected by means of cookies is associated with you as an individual. We do not use the cookie technology to capture individual e-mail addresses or any personally identifying information about you.  

In fact, very little information is automatically gathered and logged.  

This information may include:  

• the date and time when you access our website;  

• the website pages that you view and any download that you may make through such pages;  

• whether or not such viewing or download is successful;  

• the IP address of the site that may have referred you to us;  

• Your IP address;  

• The operating system that you may be using (e.g. Windows 10);  

• The version and make of browser that you may be using (e.g. Internet Explorer 7.0);  

• Additional metrics provided by Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Publisher Tools, HotJar and Facebook.  

There is nothing special about the information described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today. Art Dope (Malta) has found it advantageous to observe visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that users like yourself use to visit our website.  

Should you wish to reject all, or certain cookies used by our website, you may modify your web browser preferences to do so. If, however you reject all cookies then you might be unable to use some of the services available on our website. Moreover, you may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to choose whether or not you wish to accept it. Usually, the information on how to change your options regarding cookies can be obtained by referring to your operating systems manual or to the ‘Help’ section of your web browser, or by contacting your Internet Service Provider.  

 1.2. What other information does this site request?  

We may also request your e-mail address, name, surname, company, position, location, web address, services you may be interested in and your comments, as well as certain optional information such as your gender, birth date, wedding date and contact number for marketing purposes. We maintain a strict “No Spam” policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. In addition, Art Dope (Malta). will not send you e-mails that you have not agreed to receive or otherwise communicate with you in ways which you have not authorised. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the Art Dope (Malta) staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within Art Dope (Malta)  

We may also receive professional information about you from other sources, including publicly available sources.  We may combine information that we have about you from various sources, including the information that you have provided to us.  

The information gathered through cookies may include:  

• the date and time when you access our website;  

• the website pages that you view and any download that you may make through such pages;  

• whether or not such viewing or download is successful;  

• the Internet address of the website or the domain name of the computer from which you access our website;  

• the operating system of the machine running your web browser; and the type and version of your web browser.  

Should you wish to reject all or certain cookies used by our website, you may modify your web browser preferences to do so. If, however you reject all cookies then you might be unable to use some of the services available on our website. Moreover, you may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to choose whether or not you wish to accept it. Usually, the information on how to change your options regarding cookies can be obtained by referring to your operating systems manual or to the ‘Help’ section of your web browser, or by contacting your Internet Service Provider.  

1.3 What personal information do we collect for our clients and where do we obtain it from?  

The personal information that we collect about you when you subscribe to one of our services may include:  

• your name or that of your representative;   

• email and mailing address;  

• phone number;  

• business hours;  

• your business or professional details.  

• Your Direct Debit Mandate Number and other financial data  

• Geolocation  

We gather and generate information about you when you provide it to us or interact with us directly. We may also collect your personal information in the course of our normal business operations which include monitoring of businesses operating within Malta and Gozo and compiling data on such businesses.  Otherwise, we may also receive professional information about you from other sources, including publicly available sources.  We may combine information that we have about you from various sources, including the information that you have provided to us.  

2. Use of your personal information  

The personal information you submit on our website will be used for the purpose specified in the relevant part of the website and for any purpose which you give your consent to. Any and all processing of your data shall be in accordance with applicable data protection rules, regulations and guidelines and as specified in this Privacy Policy.   

We will process any personal data supplied to us for all or any of the following purposes:  

• feature your business or services on Art Dope platforms, including, our directory, websites and Mobile Apps when you subscribe to one of our services;  

• communicate with you and provide you with information about our products and services, including direct marketing communications;  

• answer your questions and request for services, and solicit your feedback;  

• process payments as agreed with you;  

• send important notices, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies;  

• send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages

• For plugins performance etc.;  

• for internal purposes such as auditing, risk assessment purposes, internal management, research and statistics, systems administration and the development and improvement of our products and services;   

• to monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with our products and services to understand which parts of our digital platforms and services are of the most interest and to improve the design and content of our platforms;   

• to ensure we have up-to-date contact information for you;   

• to prevent, detect and/or prosecute any illegal and/or criminal activity which we are bound to report and to meet any other specific legal or contractual obligations;  

• to establish, exercise or defend any legal action;  

• to protect and promote our legitimate interests and the proper conduct of our business;  

• share identity, address and contact details of your business listing with third party search engines (such as Google) and other relevant websites so that we can help promote your business.  

• We may also record phone communications for training purposes.  

We may also be required to processes your personal data for the purpose of:  

• compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, guidance and codes;  

• compliance with demands or requests made by local and foreign regulators, governments, courts and law enforcement authorities, and complying with a court process, or in connection with any litigation;   

3. On what basis do we use your personal information?  

For the performance of a contract: We process your personal data as necessary in order to provide you with the contracted services when you place an order for advertisement space to feature in one of our publications or website and Mobile App services.