Collecting personal data
We will always inform you before collecting personal data about you. We collect, store and process various information about you, such as your name, email address, telephone number, IP addresses and sometimes job title.
If you provide personal data about persons other than yourself, we encourage you to first obtain the consent of these persons before providing said information.
Use of personal data, purpose and basis for processing
We collect and use personal data in connection with the functions, features and purposes described below. We may also process your personal data for other purposes if we are entitled or obliged to do so under applicable laws (e.g. in relation to state security).
Collecting data for newsletter subscriptions
If you wish to subscribe to newsletters from the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, we ask for your consent to process your name and email address. This information is not used for any other purpose.
Data collected via uploads associated with job applications
If you apply for a position at the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands and upload an application, CV, exam papers, etc., we will process this information, including personal data, with the specific purpose of evaluating your application.
Data collected via camera surveillance
When you visit the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands’s premises, we collect information about you in the form of surveillance footage. This monitoring is carried out in accordance with applicable Faroese laws on Television Surveillance.
Data collected for newsletters
We invite you to attend official openings of new exhibitions and notify you of various events if you have signed up to receive our newsletters. For this purpose, we have registered your name and email address(es).
Data collected in connection with tours and education activities
When you book a tour at the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, we will record your contact details to enable us to fulfil our part of the agreement. We register your institution’s name, your name, email address and telephone number.
Photography and filming
We occasionally take pictures and shoot film footage in our exhibition spaces. You may be recorded on film on such occasions, but all shots will be taken at an appropriate distance, making you difficult to recognise. We may occasionally post images of such real-life situations on our website for marketing purposes.
Collecting personal data on our website via cookies
Please note that it is necessary for us to collect certain pieces of personal data in order for you to use the website’s features. The relevant forms will indicate whether the disclosure of personal data is mandatory or optional. If the submission of personal data is mandatory, that field will be marked with an asterisk (*). If you choose not to provide the relevant personal data, you may not be able to use the desired function. For example, we need your contact details in order to answer a request from you. When you use our website and its various features and functions, we will in some cases collect and process your personal data based on your prior consent.
Please note that you can withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing from our newsletters or by contacting us directly (see contact details in section 8 below).
If you withdraw your consent, we will stop processing your personal data unless we are legitimately entitled or required to continue processing or storing your personal data on any other basis, including under applicable laws.
Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legality of any data processing that has taken place before such withdrawal of consent.
If you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to fully utilise the features offered on our website.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure a sufficient level of security. Thus, we do our best to ensure the quality and integrity of your personal data.
You have the right to access and gain insight into the personal data we process about you, with certain exceptions provided for by law.
Moreover, you may refuse the collection and further processing of your personal information. Additionally, you have the right to correct your personal data and to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data.
If you ask us to, we will delete the personal data we have recorded about you without undue delay unless we can continue processing it on other grounds, for example if such processing is required to determine a legal claim or if it necessary in order to answer a request from you.
If you wish to make use of your rights as described above, feel free to contact us (for contact details, see section 8 below).
When making inquiries regarding your rights, we ask you to provide us with sufficient information for us to process your inquiry, including your full name and email address, enabling us to identify you and respond to your request. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and no later than within one month.
If you object to the way we process your personal information or the purposes for which we process the information, please feel free to contact us. You can also file a complaint with the Faroese data protection agency, Dátueftirlitið, at:
Tlf.: +298 309100
Links to other websites, etc.
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