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POLICY UPDATES ARCHIVE
Last updated: 12/7/2022:
Policy update archive and policy version section added.
In paragraph 1, we removed the duplicate text "The status quo for using, storing, and handling personal data needs to change to make the digital presence sustainable."
We believe that integrity today is one of the most critical issues of modern times. The status quo for using, storing, and handling personal data needs to change to make the digital presence sustainable. Social media companies can put us in the loop of endless scrolling, and we consider them holding the biggest responsibility for this. We also believe that organizations using social media platforms for marketing and advertising should ask if their business is contributing to this endless unhealthy loop. We are not, in any way, perfect, but we try to do what we can. If you have any feedback on how we can improve integrity on this site, please get in touch with us.
Welcome to AV Art Sweden AB!
(Hereinafter referred to as “AV Art Sweden AB”).
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AV Art Sweden AB
Phone: +46 (0)72 328 95 10
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
“Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the website to recognize your device and remember if you have been to the website before.
We use two types of Cookies on this website: Strictly Necessary Cookies and Session Cookies.
We encourage you to read the section "HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY OWN ONLINE INTEGRITY".
2. DO YOU USE ANY COOKIES THAT IDENTIFY ME, TRACK ME OR TARGET ADVERTISING?
3. WHAT ARE STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES?
Strictly necessary cookies are those that must be used for the website and store to function properly.
4. WHAT ARE SESSION COOKIES?
Session cookies are those that are used to keep the user's session open on the website, while the user is browsing and is online on the website. Session cookies are deleted from your computer after you close your web browser.
If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’, ‘tool’, or ‘edit’ section.
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent AV Art Sweden AB from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
We provide the links for the management and blocking of cookies depending on the browser you use:
6. THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Third-party cookies may come from partners or third-party companies that provide functional web services or tools for our website and the optimal functioning and operation of our services. We use third party cookies responsibly and for the sole purpose of providing optimal functioning of the platform and services. You may opt out of these cookies by following the cookie removal information contained in this document or the technical information of the browser from which you access our website and services.
We only use third-party cookies from Stripe, which we use to enable our payment service. These cookies will only be added to your browser or computer if you try or pay for a product on our website.
Please refer to Stripe's policies to learn more about the cookies that are added to your browser during the payment process on our website: Stripe Policy
Important: Through the link above you can read and learn about strictly necessary cookies (called "required" by Stripe), ONLY "authentication", "fraud prevention", "functionality" and "security" cookies are added to your browser when you pay for a product on our website.
Important 2: On Stripe's website you can also read and learn about "Preferences", "Advertising", "Analytics" and "Third Party Providers" cookies, however these cookies are not used on our website. On the Stripe website are also mentioned cookies used by Google, Facebook and LinkedIn as third-party providers, however, these cookies are NOT used on our website.
7. USES OF COOKIES
We use the following cookies on our website:
Strictly Necessary: These Cookies are essential for AV Art Sweden AB to perform its basic functions.
Session Cookies: These Cookies are essential to identify the user when logging into our website and to keep the user's session open until the user logs out or closes their browser. These session cookies will be deleted after you close your browser.
Functional Cookies: These cookies enable certain functions on our website, for example Art Placers "View in Room", which allows the user to upload an image and see how a piece of artwork looks in a room selected by the user.
8. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY ONLINE INTEGRITY?
We encourage you and others to learn more about what online integrity means and how to work for a more secure and privacy-centred online presence. It includes protecting yourself from "leaking" out data that can identify you and identifying what activities contribute to forms of advertising that do not contribute to the "endless loop" of scrolling.
We are in no way experts on online privacy, but we do our best to try to understand and live up to it.
Start seeing social media platforms and the internet as public areas: It might feel comfortable and safe at home on your sofa scrolling emails and social media. Instead, start seeing it as someone else coming into your private sphere instead of visiting these sites. If you let a stranger into your home, you do not let them wander around without you watching the - same thing for letting in strangers in your digital presence.
Your digital activity: Start thinking of your digital activity and online habits as personal information; these are many times more valuable than your phone number and address. Examples: The types of pages you visit, the social accounts you see, the kind of people you communicate with, the post and videos you choose to watch, the post you stop to read, the hashtags you click, the ads you watch. These are all used to create a persona and place you into a "box" and will later serve you advertising (in best cases, only that).
Remove personal information: Remove all unnecessary personal information on social media platforms, including full names, addresses, phone numbers, and saved credit card information and other information that can identify you. We recommend you use (a privacy-friendly search engine) to search for guides on removing personal data on all different social media platforms.
Sharing personal information: Avoid sharing personal information on social media platforms, like locations, names, where you go on vacation, and other helpful information.
Location Services on phones: Turn off location services on your phone.
Email links: Avoid clicking links in emails; they can contain phishing links that install viruses and collect your personal information.
Incognito mode: Do not rely on incognito modes in a web browser; they are not as anonymous as you might think, even if it's better than nothing.
Browser history: Turn off browser history if possible, or use a browser that does not save it.
Friends requests and messages from strangers: Avoid accepting friends' requests if they look suspicious and do not answer messages if they come from strangers and have no clear personal intent.
Phishing and spear-phishing: These methods are used either in bulk, by sending mass messages through email, or on social media (phishing). Sometimes in more personalized ways (spear phishing), try to make you click links in emails and messages that will highjack your computer phone and steal information from you.
Privacy Centred Services: Use services do not collect, track or sell your personal information. We have no affiliation with the companies provided here; we pay for or use their free services.
* Email Service Provider: Use a service that encrypts your emails and respects your privacy, does not scan your emails for personal information. We recommend https://mailfence.com/
* VPN: (Virtual Private Network: Use VPN that encrypts all communication on your phone and your local network. If you want to be super-secure, use a router whit a built-in VPN. Never connect to public networks without a VPN. We recommend https://nordvpn.com
* Search Engine: Use services that do not collect your personal information and respects privacy. We recommend https://duckduckgo.com
* Web Browsers: Use service based around integrity-friendly advertising methods that respect your and others' privacy. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or DuckDuckGo browsers.
* Password Manager: Use a password manager that manages all your passwords on the internet. It allows you to use one master password connected to your manager. Another benefit is that it will enable you to save all online sites you registered for; you can keep track of them and unregister if you want. We recommend https://www.lastpass.com
Please contact us if you feel that we can take further steps to create a more privacy-centred website or other activities to improve privacy.
9. CONTACT US
Phone: +46 (0)72 328 95 10