Privacy Policy

At The Collective, we are committed to protect your privacy in compliance with EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679, dated April 27th 2016. This Policy explains when and why we collect information, how we use it and how we keep it secure.

The Collective was established in 2018 with the ambition of being a vibrant online community and platform that offers an alternative to the polarised content currently seen elsewhere. Our subject matter is broad, looking to explore the arts across a whole range of interests and experiences. Our aspiration is to offer and provide exposure to emerging artists, writers and creators, through interviews, articles or by acting as a space to exhibit their work.​​​

When do we collect personal data about you?

  • Data is collected on creating an account with the site.

Why do we collect and use personal data?

We collect and use personal data mainly for the user accounts, data is collected on the opening of an account.

We may use your information for the following purposes:

  • Send you marketing communications which you have requested. 

  • Managing user accounts

  • Reply to a ‘Contact me’ or other web forms you have completed on one of our website.

  • Follow up on incoming requests (emails or chats).

Our legal basis for collecting personal data

Collecting personal data based on consents
The collection of personal data based on consent from the data subject will be done by using “Consent Forms” that will store documentation related to the consent given by the individual. Individual consents will always be stored and documented in our systems.

What type of personal data is collected?

We collect name and email address, . We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you in service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, documents and emails.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the personal data was collected, while also considering our need to answer your queries or resolve possible problems, to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws, to attend to any legal claims/complaints, and for safeguarding purposes.

This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period of time after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have collected is no longer required, we will delete it in a secure manner. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymized.


Your rights to your personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data that The Collective holds about you.

  • The right to request that The Collective corrects your personal data if inaccurate or out of date.

  • The right to request that your personal data is deleted when it is no longer necessary for Aesthetica to retain such data.

  • The right to withdraw any consent to personal data processing at any time. For example, your consent to receive e-marketing communications (if you want to withdraw your consent to e-marketing, please make use of the link to manage your subscriptions included in our communication).

  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, in case data processing has been based on legitimate interest and/or direct marketing.

  • Any query about your Privacy Rights should be message The Collective via Instagram

Do we share your data with anyone?

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade your information with any third parties without your consent.

If required by law
We will disclose your personal information if required by law or if we, as a company, reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. However, we will do what we can to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.