WHO WE ARE
Studio Minas was established in Athens, Greece in 1981 following a decade of creative exploration and established work in New York. The studio follows the strict jewelry manufacturing process dictated by Minas and maintains a high level of quality control to ensure his vision and philosophy is passed on to the customer.
Processing of personal data
Zinovia Margaritopoulou k sia (MINAS) is subject to European personal data law in force at any time. As a result, Zinovia margaritopoulou k sia (“MINAS”), Greek company reg. VAT no.998966430, EM. Benaki 8, Kifissia, Athens, Greece is the data controller for the information collected about customers and visitors to the website www.minas-designs.com
Collection of personal data
MINAS collects, saves and processes personal data about you in connection with your use of our website www.minas-designs.com . You will always be informed when personal data is collected about you. These personal data will often be your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, gender, age and date of birth.
When submitting information, it will always be stated whether the submission is voluntary or necessary for the execution of the desired action, such as the completion of a purchase in our web shop.
The starting point is that information is collected directly from you, but we may also receive information from other sources, including if third parties disclose this in connection with the purchase of gifts and similar.
Why does MINAS process your personal data?
MINAS processes your personal data for the following purposes:
EXECUTION OF ORDERS ON THE E-SHOP
For the purpose of completing and delivering orders that you make in MINAS e-shop, MINAS processes information about you in order to fulfill the contract, for example, we will ask for your e-mail address so that we can send you a confirmation and a receipt of your purchase.
MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND NEWSLETTERS
You have the option to register your e-mail address on a mailing list at MINAS so you can receive news and other information on a regular basis. If you have given your consent to receive marketing communication and newsletters, MINAS will process your personal information for sending newsletters/marketing communication by e-mail from MINAS that includes current offers, information about events and news at MINAS. If you do not wish to receive these e-mails and newsletters, you can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter/ communication or by contacting us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the use of personal data for sending marketing material will only take place if you have previously given your explicit consent, unless the law allows us to contact you without consent.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION
When you contact customer service or communicate with us in a different context, we collect and process the information you provide in order to deal with your inquiries. We encourage you not to provide sensitive personal information (e.g. health information) to us unless it is strictly necessary for processing your inquiry.
With whom does MINAS share your personal information?
MINAS does not disclose your personal information to third parties without your permission. However, disclosure may be made if the disclosure is necessary to fulfill a contract to which you are a party, for example to carriers in connection with the delivery of orders.
However, under certain circumstances and pursuant to the law, it may be necessary to disclose personal data to public authorities or the police. For example, information may be disclosed to the police in case of suspicion of credit card fraud.
In certain instances, MINAS transfers your personal data to MINAS suppliers who provide services on behalf of MINAS, for example billing, sales, marketing, IT support, advertising, analytics, research, product service support, shipping and purchase order fulfillment, data storage, validation, security, fraud prevention, payment processing, and legal services. These suppliers process personal data on behalf of MINAS and in accordance with MINAS instructions and thus cannot process personal data for their own purposes.
Cookies can be used for the following purposes:
- To improve the website’s user-friendliness and personalize the website for you.
- To analyse the use of our website and collect visitor statistics.
- To manage the website and enable use of the features relating to e-commerce.
- To target advertising campaigns from us and third parties.
Retention of personal data
MINAS endeavors to update the information we store so that the personal data is correct at all times.
Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer required in order for MINAS to process or store it for use for the above purposes or for other legitimate purposes, including on the basis of applicable law or for the purpose of determining, making or defending a legal claim.
MINAS does not store names and e-mail addresses of users who participated in, for example, competitions, after the competition has ended, unless those participants have consented to the use of their personal data for another purpose, such as on our e-mailing list.
The information may also be stored for an extended period in anonymous form, i.e. it will no longer be possible to connect the information to you.
You are entitled to know what information about you MINAS processes and the purpose for which the information is processed. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, including profiling, and the right to demand correction, deletion or blocking of information that is incorrect, misleading or similarly processed in breach of the law, or demand restriction of the processing.
In addition, in certain cases, you may have the right to obtain the personal data you have provided to MINAS in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format and to transfer this information to another data controller.
You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing, including profiling.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact:
Zinovia Margaritopoulou k Sia
Em. Benaki 8,
Telephone: 0030 2106233577
It is important for MINAS that your personal information is kept safe and confidential. The access to all registered user data at www.minas-designs.com is limited to trusted MINAS employees and our security measures are continuously monitored to ensure that information about our users is handled properly and with due regard to the user’s rights.
Unfortunately, however, it is not possible to guarantee 100% security for data transfers over the internet. When data is sent and stored electronically, there is always a risk that unauthorized persons could gain access to protected data before reaching our servers. So, although MINAS tries to protect your personal data in the best possible way, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any data. Thus, you send your data at your own risk.
Use by children
You must be 16 years of age to use the website and to provide MINAS with any personal data. MINAS does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal data from children under the age of 16, and no part of this website is designed with the purpose of attracting such children. If notified by a parent or guardian or discovered by other means, that a child under age of 16 has provided his or her personal data to MINAS, we will delete the child’s personal data in our possession.
Links to other websites etc.
If you have any questions or wish to complain about the processing of personal data, you can always contact MINAS as stated above under Your Rights.
Zinovia Margaritopoulou k Sia
Em. Benaki 8,
Telephone: 0030 2106233577