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In a world where we have become data. I am interested in protecting your privacy and personal information in the best way possible, and the best way I find is to inform you about how this website uses your data.

This privacy policy explains:

  • what information is collected
  • how the information is stored
  • how the information is used
  • It also provides links to the privacy policies of the organizations that provide the web software used by this website.

What is personal data?

The GDPR applies to “personal data”, i.e. any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified, in particular by means of an identifier.

This definition provides for a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute personal data, including name, ID number, location data, or online identifier, reflecting changes in technology and the way organizations collect information about individuals.

The GDPR applies to both automated personal data and manual filing systems, where personal data is accessible according to specific criteria. This could include chronologically ordered sets of manual records containing personal data.

What information do I collect?

When you contact me
Personal data you provide about yourself (for example, your name and contact details, such as an email address)
when you provide a name and email address when commenting on a blog post or submitting a form. I do not ask you for any other data. What you provide is up to you.
May disclose information about your business, but it is not personal information, which for the purposes of the GDPR only relates to personal data of individuals.
When a third party contacts me on your behalf.
Personal data provided by a third party, such as your name, contact details and specific circumstances.
When you visit this website or interact with this website or me through social media.
Your IP address and your browsing preferences and choices;
Your name and username and any comments you make.
When you commission me to do work for you
Your name and email address. I will also ask for your usual mailing address for my invoice. Depending on the assignment, I may disclose other information, but this will vary from client to client and will not apply to all. What you disclose is your choice.

How do I collect information?

Your personal information may be collected from a number of sources. These include:

  • From you when you contact or interact with this site by email or when you communicate through social media;
  • From forms you may complete;
  • From public sources of data (e.g. the contacts details you have chosen to make public on your website or social media)
  • From organizations/bodies you are connect to or are affiliated with when they provide your information to me.
  • Through third party services such as Google Analytics (see Google Analytics section) for site statistics purposes only.

Why do I collect it?

In relation to news updates, the information I hold is on the basis that you have given your consent. For example, in relation to news updates, you have provided the email and then verified that it should be stored and used as the basis for processing the blog feed through Mailchimp and sending you an email for the news update.
I also collect information for a legitimate interest to ensure that I have the correct data in relation to any public information published about you.
Data relating to any commercial transactions arises from a contractual need, for example, for both you and me to comply with obligations set out in suppliers’ terms and conditions or any contracts that may be in place.

How do I use your information?

I process your data in order to:

  • Record any correspondence or products I receive and respond accordingly;
  • Send out information relating to news updates
  • Enter into contracts with customers
  • Maintain relationships with individuals and organisations and send messages from time to time

How is it stored?

Your personal data is stored in several ways:
In digital files stored securely within Sol Rezza’s facilities.
If you sign up to receive news updates, your information will be stored on the Mailchimp provider’s server.

With whom do I share your data?

We may share your data with and/or obtain information from certain third parties:
my web service in connection with the use of forms and comments on this website and for the management of cookies on this website;
statistical services with respect to understanding website traffic.
Social media providers, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, for highlighting public news stories.
Other organizations where we are required to do so by law or by a public authority.

I am committed to protecting your privacy. Under no circumstances do I rent, trade, or share your email address without your consent. Very occasionally people ask to be put in touch with someone else. Instead of giving them your email address, I inform them that I will forward their request and let them decide how to respond.

How do I protect your data?

I take the security of your data very seriously. Your data cannot be accessed by third parties other than those providing the services listed below.

I engage reputable service providers to process your data on my behalf for the purposes of email correspondence, website, and social media. They all have a duty of confidentiality and are legally obliged to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security in accordance with the relevant legislation.

How long is your personal information retained?

Nothing is kept indefinitely. Your personal data is kept under review.
Correspondence: I periodically delete contacts and associated emails.
Blog comments and forms: If the blog comment is not posted or the submitted form is meaningless, they are deleted.
Spam comments are retained for a period of time before reporting the worst offenders to Google.
News updates: Emails are stored Mailchimp. If the email is not verified for this use within one month it is deleted. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter online at any time.
Personal data and business correspondence in connection with all business contracts involving payment are retained for a minimum of six years after the end of the fiscal year.

I list below the third-party services with which this website is associated, along with a link to their privacy policy:


If you live in the EU you will always be notified via a cookie ‘banner’ notice that cookies are used by this site as soon as you alight on the site.

Whether or not you receive a cookie depends on your browser settings – which only you control.

Very many websites, including this one, send you cookies when you visit the site in order to collect data to track traffic flows. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or other device browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive.

Cookies record information about the location of your IP provider, technical data about your computer and data about which pages you look at on this website and how these were accessed.

Type of cookies:
First-party cookies: Used to provide basic functionality of our Service, including for authentication and security, configuration and support purposes.
Third-party cookies: Used to enable certain analytics and tracking tools, as well as interest-based advertising and chat functionality.
Session Cookies: Used to enable certain analytics and tracking tools, interest-based advertising, as well as for application configuration, monitoring tools, to pin the user’s session to a specific server and to prevent cross-site request forgery.
Persistent cookies: They provide the functionality of first-party cookies and third-party cookies across sessions.

Why I use software that uses cookies: Cookie data helps me understand which pages are the most popular and how someone got to the site, for example, from an art forum or through a Google search. It also lets me know what format most people use to view pages, which in turn helps me prioritize the design and accessibility of this website.

Statistical Data

You are also assured of the privacy of data collected for statistical purposes; however, I rely on the privacy policies of third parties in this regard.

All statistical data collected through this site is initially collected, stored, and analyzed by third parties.

Google Analytics stores information about:
the pages you visit on this website and the time spent on each page
how you arrived at the site
what you click on while visiting the site
the location that generates the visit (in general terms, for example, a city)
Your personal information (e.g., your name or address) is not stored, so this information cannot be used to identify your identity. Google is also not allowed to use or share analytics data.

I may download some data to my own computer. All data collected is anonymous and is collected solely for statistical purposes, to improve the service offered and is not used to identify individuals.

Contact information

Sol Rezza (that’s me, the author of this website) if you have any queries, please get in touch by writing to

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