Homiens Privacy policy

Homiens is committed to protecting your privacy. Homiens uses your email address and other personal information only for the purpose for which you have provided it: responding to requests, fulfilling sales and communicating with you. If you have subscribed to the Homiens mailing list, you will receive emails from us periodically. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. Homiens will not attempt to identify individual users or their browsing activities.

Homiens recognises that your privacy is important to you. We will not sell, trade, give or rent any information obtained from you to a third party. Homiens may from time to time amend, update, or change this Statement. We acknowledge that we will collect and store information about you as part of offering services on the Homiens website. In this regard, we will act ethically and as evidence of this commitment, we will take reasonable steps to comply with the following principles in relation to the information you give to us about you.

How do I accept this privacy statement?
By using the Homiens site and services, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this privacy statement, your remedy is to discontinue use of the Homiens site. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of the Homiens site following notification or posting of such changes, will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please email us at info@homiens.com.

Homiens will not retain or use any media files you upload to our site or to any of our forms without seeking your express consent to do so, and with your consent, only for the specific reasons and purposes we have outlined to you.

Contact forms
The personal data submitted to Homiens on the Homiens Art Prize entry form is retained by Homiens for the purposes of adjudicating the Prize, and communicating with entrants regarding the results of the Prize and our ongoing services. We retain data submitted to us through the Homiens Art Prize entry form for two years from the date of collection for these purposes, but Homiens will not at any stage disclose any of the information you have submitted to us to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on Homiens may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (e.g. YouTube) behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use cookies to store and track your preferences to provide you with a more personalized member experience. A cookie is a message sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies, but this will prevent you from using most customized services, and you may have to repeatedly enter personal information in order to participate in various services or promotions. Cookies make your experience easier by saving your preferences. We also use cookies that contain no personal information at all. These cookies help us estimate our audience size and determine how many visitors each area of the Homiens website receives. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. For more information on how and why we use cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.

Homiens uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about users, including demographics and interests. We use this information to interpret how our services are being used, and to estimate the size of our audience. This data will never be merged with personally identifiable information. If you do not wish for this information to be collected, please note that Google Analytics provides a range of methods to opt-out. You can find more information about how Google Analytics safeguards your data here. You can also read Google’s Privacy Policy here.

IP address
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. When you visit a particular web page on the Homiens site, our server logs your IP address. We may log IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, security, or to report information in aggregate form to our retail partners and advertisers (e.g., how many visitors logged in to our website) in a form that is not personally identifiable.

Use and disclosure
Homiens requires you to provide certain information about yourself in order to provide services to you. We will not rent, sell or exchange information about you to third parties except where you consent, or except where you would expect the information to be disclosed, or except where we have indicated we may disclose; or except where we are legally obliged to disclose such information.

Transfer of Data
Homiens will take reasonable steps to ensure that any information you give us about you will remain subject to the protection given by our Privacy Statement or another statute or binding scheme which is substantially similar to this Privacy Statement.

Homiens collects the personal data that you volunteer by entering the Homiens Art Prize, or through other forms on our site, or by email. This information will only be collected by lawful and fair means. This information is only used for identification purposes and to contact you when necessary.

You can access Homiens and browse our website without disclosing personal information. Homiens will, wherever it is lawful and practicable, give you the option of not identifying yourself to us except where it is necessary to use our website services.

Data quality
Homiens will take reasonable steps to ensure that information we have about you is accurate, complete and up to date when we collect and use it.

Sensitive information
Homiens will not collect information that is considered highly personal or highly sensitive about you. For example, information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or in relation to your health will not be collected by us. We also do not have access to or retain any data related to any payments you make, or any payment methods you choose to use on our site. All payments on our platform are managed securely by PayPal.

Data security
Homiens will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is kept secure at all times. Homiens will limit access to your personal information to those who work for our organisation and data processors that need it to carry out the service provided by us except where we inform you otherwise. Our workers and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of clients’ and website visitors’ personal data. Homiens will reinforce with other workers these policies and practices in relation to safeguarding personal information of clients and visitors, preventing its unauthorised access, use or disclosure, and ensuring its proper handling.

Homiens will be honest and open with you about the type of personal information that is collected about you and the actual use of any such information. By giving out your personal information, or filling in the entry or application form, you have consented to the use of this information in future, for marketing campaigns that Homiens feels you may be interested in. At any time you have the option to opt out from receiving any future marketing material by simply clicking the unsubscribe link in any email sent to you, or by emailing us at info@homiens.com.

Homiens uses industry standard Secure Socket Layer encryption technology to secure communication sessions with customers and merchants.

What are my options to control the use of my personal information?
Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. You may cancel your subscription to Homiens and/or request the removal of your personal information from our member records by sending an email to info@homiens.com. Residual information may remain in our archives and records, but this information will not be used for a commercial purpose. We reserve the right to maintain information on registered members who have violated our Terms and Conditions, or who have had their access to Homiens blocked, in order to detect repeat offenders.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information might be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors. If you disclose personal information on any publicly accessible place on or associated with the Homiens site, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your information may be collected and used by others. Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you use, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.

Links to other websites
The Homiens website may contain links to other sites, operated by third parties, that we think may be of interest to you. Homiens encourages third parties to follow appropriate privacy standards and policies, but is not responsible for the actions of those third parties, the content of their websites or any practices they may follow.

In the event that Homiens or any relevant group or company is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers, to any prospective purchasers’ advisers and will be passed onto the new owners of the business for them to use in the same ways we have outlined.

In carrying out any of the activities specified in this section, in the event that data is temporarily transferred outside the European Economic Area, your information will be afforded the level of protection as required under applicable UK and EU data protection legislation.

You have the following rights under the GDPR:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of your personal data.
  • Request erasure of your personal data.
  • Object to processing of your personal data.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data.
  • Request transfer of your personal data.
  • Right to withdraw consent.

Coverage and complaints
Our Privacy Statement covers Homiens and our website homiens.com. If you would like to make a complaint on the basis that you believe your privacy has been breached because we have failed to comply with this Privacy Statement, we encourage you to contact us by emailing us at info@homiens.com.