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Disclaimer Art in the Age of the Metaverse 


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Privacy Statement Art in the Age of the Metaverse 

This is the privacy statement (privacyverklaring) of Art in the Age of the Metaverse, a research project part of the Hartwig Art Foundation, a charitable foundation (stichting) incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, with its registered offices at Amstelveenseweg 500, 1081KL Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and registered at the Dutch trade register under number 75081547 (“HAF“). 

HAF in its capacity as data controller may collect and use personal data while conducting its business. In simple terms personal data is information relating to an individual that allows the individual to be (indirectly) identified. Data privacy is important to HAF. HAF will only process personal data in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. This statement describes what data HAF may collect, how HAF may use and/or share such data and what your rights are with respect to your personal data. 

What types of data do you collect and process? 

HAF processes the following types of personal data. This data is provided by you to HAF or our partners at your own initiative or obtained by HAF through your use of the website (the “Site”): 

  1. name, title, position within your organization and the organization for which you work; 
  2. contact details (e.g. address, phone number, e-mail address); 
  3. information regarding your visit(s) and use of the Site and/or services offered by HAF; and 
  4. other data provided by you to HAF, if any. 

For what purposes are you using personal data? 

HAF collects and processes personal data to enable HAF to conduct its activities, operate and continuously improve the Site and to communicate with and inform you and other visitors about activities undertaken and/or planned by HAF. Personal data is only processed for the following purposes: 

  1. (commercial) communications such as newsletters, announcements or information regarding past, present or upcoming events and other communications relating to HAF’s activities; 
  2. analysis of Site visits and use to safeguard the proper and secure functioning of the Site and to enable HAF to continuously improve the Site and the dissemination of information and content on and through the Site; and 
  3. to comply with applicable legal obligations. 

What is the legal basis for processing personal data?   

Personal data is processed based on either consent obtained from you ( enable HAF to send you periodic newsletters or other communications), legitimate business interests of HAF or legal duties HAF must comply with. 

Will you share personal data with others? 

HAF will not share personal data with third parties except to the extent necessary for the operation of the Site and/or HAF’s other (operational) activities. This could include sharing data with (a) (cloud) service providers that securely store data and/or make available business software, (b) legal or governmental bodies, such as supervisory authorities, insofar as there is a legal obligation to do so. HAF will only transfer personal data outside of the European region where the transfer is to a country which has been assessed by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection of personal data; with your consent; or on the basis that the transfer is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

How long is personal data kept for? 

Your personal data will not be kept for longer than necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data was collected, or to comply with any legal obligation. 

What about protection of personal data? 

HAF has implemented technical and organizational measures to create a level of security appropriate to the risk of unauthorized access, processing, loss, destruction of or damage to personal data. To the extent HAF uses third parties for the provision of services such third parties will be required to take appropriate security measures to protect personal data. 

What rights do I have with respect to my personal data? 

You have the right to request HAF to (a) update, correct or complete inaccurate personal data, (b) to stop processing your personal data, (c) object to the use of your personal data, (d) provide you with a copy of your personal data held by HAF, (e) delete your personal data, (f) restrict the use of your personal data, and/or (g) provide you with a copy to be ported to an alternate provider. You can direct such requests to contact[at]

What cookies does HAF’s website use? 

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on the browser of a visitor to the Site. Cookies are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. The website uses the following cookies: 

Name  Purpose  Duration  Type 
_ga  to distinguish users  2 years  functional 
_gid  to distinguish users  24 hours  functional  
_pll_language  to store language settings  persistent   functional 

The cookies listed above are [predominantly] essential and functional cookies meaning that they are generally used for the proper and secure functioning and operation of the Site. The use of essential and functional cookies does not require consent from visitors. You can delete cookies at any time through the settings of your browser or mobile device. For more information see: 

Who should I turn to if I have any questions? 

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement please feel free to contact us at: contact[at]

Last updated: 25 Jan. 2023