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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25th, 2018, aims to protect the fundamental right to privacy and the protection of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens.  For that, we have updated our privacy policy as below, however, we may change the provisions from time to time.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy whenever you use our services to stay inform and help protect your privacy.

This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of any third parties that may be linked to on the website, thus cold bench is not responsible for the privacy practices of those third parties.

What are the terms of use?

cold bench is an artist-run website aiming to connect and promote young artists and students.  All artworks sent via applications and mails are solely for the expositions of related shows and/or the digital residency (AIRO).  cold bench will not save, archive any of them and will be deleted from our drive once the show(s) and residency are over.  While before making an application, artists/applicants should acknowledge that images and/or videos sent might be used on our social media such as instagram and facebook for promotional purposes only.

What type of information do we collect?

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way.  We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, statements, links and descriptions of works, etc); comments, feedback, reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

Why do we collect such personal information?

We collect such non-personal and personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing user assistance;

  3. To be able to contact our visitors and users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How do we store, use, share and disclose our site visitors' personal information?

Our site is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Y our data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications.  They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

How do we communicate with our site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your submitted work(s), your account and posts on AIRO and also to send updates about our on-going and future projects, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you.  For these purposes we may contact you via email.

How do we use cookies and other tracking tools?

For third-party services, such as Google Analytics or other applications offered through the Wix App Market, placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through Wix´s services, may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information.  As these are external services, such practices are neither covered by cold bench nor the Wix Privacy Policy.

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser, usually used to keep track of their movements and actions on a site. 

In accordance with the GDPR, we must inform our users that we are using cookies on our site. You can inform your users by adding this as a section of your site's privacy policy.  Cookies are implemented in every site built by Wix.  Take a look at the table below to view which cookies Wix implements on Wix sites:

How can our site visitors change or withdraw their consent?

You are invited to contact us at kickoff[at] if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal data and information we have about you.

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

Sorry about the long poem!

[amended 25/05/2018 17:50]

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