Privacy Policy
This version was last updated December the 14th 2021.

Welcome to our privacy policy.

About us
Thank you for visiting Ephemeral Ethernal.

Whether you are visiting just once or you intend to come back, you must read our privacy policy.

We are Ephemeral Ethernal, Lda. trading as Ephemeral Ethernal © and respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information is very important to us.

This document applies to the information collected by Ephemeral Ethernal as a controller, including the information collected on our website or through other channels. If you do not agree with the data practices described below, you should not use this website.

Ephemeral Ethernal is an NFT platform, including original works by a wide selection of contemporary artists articulating exceptionally poignant and unique creative voices. Emerging from the growing debate surrounding the materiality, perpetuity and inherent value of artworks, along with the very nature of art itself, it represents a provocation: plunging into the future and questioning the structures that support our concept and experience of modernity.

Composed exclusively of NFT-based works, Ephemeral Ethernal fully embodies the spirit of this new technology, upending the rules of digital ownership and clearing the way towards the end of ephemeral art, evolving or even elevating it into a new plain of existence, akin to that of what was once understood as the ether: weightless, transparent, frictionless, undetectable chemically or physically, and literally permeating all matter and space.

Ephemeral Ethernal, Lda. is responsible for your personal data, as laid out in this privacy policy. Our registered office address is Rua Vale Formoso de Cima, n. º 1 tornejando para a rua Zófimo Pedroso, n. º 26 a 30, 1950-265 Lisboa, Portugal, and our Portuguese VAT number is 516670522.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or about our use of your personal information, including any request to exercise your rights, please contact us at info@ephemeralethernal.com.

Your rights
We aim to be as transparent as possible about the data we hold and process in order to help you exercise those rights.

If you are an EU resident, you have the following legal rights:

  • Access – the right to request a copy of the personal data about you that we hold.
  • Rectification – the right to request the correction of any personal data that it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.
  • Erasure – the right to request that we delete your personal data.
  • Restriction of processing – the right to request a temporary or permanent restriction in relation to the processing of some or all your personal data.
  • Objection – the right to object to the processing of personal data when it is linked to direct marketing.
  • Complain – the right to lodge a complaint.
  • Portability – the right to request a copy of the data subject with your personal data held by the data controller in order to transmit the data to another data controller.
  • Withdrawal of consent – the right to unsubscribe our newsletter at the bottom of each email received or by emailing us as set out below.
Please contact us at info@ephemeralethernal.com if you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above regarding your personal data.

We do not usually require any fee for the exercise of your legal rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We will do our best to respond to your request as soon as possible, within a maximum period of 30 days. If your request is particularly complex, we will notify you and keep you updated. Sometimes, we may need to contact you to ask for further information. This security measure aims to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to access it.

Personal Information Collected
Personal information means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. This can include information that you voluntarily provide us with, information about you that is available on the Internet and information that we collect from companies that provide services to us. We will try to only collect the data that is necessary to carry out our business and provide you with personalised content.

When you register on our website, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter, buy a piece from our website, or simply interact with us, we will collect information from and about you, such as your name, contact details, e-mail, phone number, address, country, VAT and ID information, age, gender and personal interests. This information is obtained with your consent, seeing as it comes directly from you.

When you visit our website, information about your operation system and browser, including its preferences and settings, may be collected by our IT systems and the applications that we use.

Your personal information is collected and processed by our IT systems, in compliance with our obligations under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, for data analysis purposes; Shopify, an e-commerce platform provided by Shopify Inc., for the billing and the management of our online store; Odoo, a software provided by Odoo SA, for invoicing purposes; Putler by Leap Ventures, Inc., for customer relationship management purposes; Artsy and Arternal as our CRM tools and OpenSea.io, by Ozone Networks Inc.

We may need the services of specialised IT companies in order to improve our website, including features related to the collection and processing of personal data. In such a case, the IT company shall access the personal data collected and processed by our IT systems. We will endeavour to make sure that all companies that provide IT services for us adopt the most adequate privacy practices, in line with our own privacy policy.

Cookie Policy
We may also collect cookies when you visit our site and use its features.

A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer or device when you visit certain websites. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

Our website uses cookies to remember you and distinguish you from other users in order to offer increased functionality. This allows us to improve our website and to provide you with a better online experience.

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies – These are required for the operation of our website.

Performance cookies – These cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features and access private areas.

Functionality cookies – These allow us to remember you when you return to our website and enable us to personalize our content for you.

Advertising cookies.

When you place an order on our website, we may collect information about it. Through cookies, we collect information about how you access our website and services and about your activity on our website.

Please be aware that third parties may also use cookies on our website. Shopify, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Discord, Telegram and OpenSea, may use cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website and to track visitors. We recommend that you to be informed about their policies. We cannot access the cookies of third parties.

When you are linked from and to the websites of our third parties, you must consult those website's cookie policies and practices as our cookie policy does not apply.

Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, featuring several benefits to companies that provide services online. Please note that cookies will not affect the proper functioning of your computer or device.

If you have questions or comments about this cookie policy, please let us know by contacting info@ephemeralethernal.com.

Information Processing
We need to collect and use information about you, so that you can use our website, shop online and learn about our offers and news. Some details about you are necessary in order to prevent and detect fraud.

We may use information about you that is shared to us by other applications or websites that provide their services through our website, including Metamask, a payment service developed by ConsenSys Software Inc., other payment providers (TBC), Google Analytics, Youtube, a video hosting service offered by Google, Instagram and Facebook, two products offered by Meta Inc., Twitter, a product offered by Twitter Inc., Discord, a service offered by Discord Inc., Arternal, a platform specialised in art galleries, and Vimeo, a video platform operated by IAC. Applications or websites that provide services through our website may have different rules regarding the processing of your personal information.

We will also use your personal data when we need to comply with a legal or judicial obligation.

Sometimes we may need to use your personal information in order to carry out tasks related to our business activities, including fraud prevention and website security maintenance. In such cases, our treatment is justified on grounds of legitimate interest.

If whilst collecting personal information about you, we detect illegal activity or suspected illegal activity, we can use that data to take all the necessary measures permitted or required by laws in force in Portugal and in the EU concerning money laundering prevention and detection.

The processing of personal data about you is governed and in accordance with the Portuguese and the EU legislation, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 (GDPR).

Storing Information
We retain the information you provide us for no longer than strictly necessary to provide you with our services and for legitimate business purposes. If you have registered on our website, we will keep some of your personal information, e.g., your details and personal interests, as long as you are a user, and if you have questions or claims regarding our services, we will keep it for such period.

We put our efforts towards developing our website and making it secure for our visitors and users. We store information about you in applications or websites that we use as they are necessary for performing and improving our services.

At your request, we will delete your personal data, unless we are legally allowed or required to keep certain personal data.

Information Sharing
Some of your personal information may be shared with the following companies:

Silhuetas Difusas – Unipessoal, Lda., with registered office address at Avenida 25 de Abril, 88, Pinhal de Frades, 2840-286 Seixal, Portugal and VAT number 508734762.

Harmonia Tropical, Lda., with registered office address at Parque Industrial do Barreiro, Rua 24, Armázem 5-7-9, 2830-571 Barreiro, Portugal and VAT number 513622829.

Iminente – Produções, Música e Arte, Lda., with registered office address at Rua do Comércio, 17, LJ, 2840-327 Pinhal de Frades and VAT number 515310930; and

Geração Inadiável Produções Artísticas, Lda., with registered office address at Avenida 25 de Abril, 88, Pinhal de Frades2840-286 Seixal, Portugal and VAT number 514025921.

Underdogs – Comércio e Produção de Artigos Decorativos, Lda, with registered office address at Rua Ilídio Gomes de Carvalho, nº 1, R/C Dto, 2840-268 Seixal, Portugal, and VAT number 510985718.

All abovementioned companies perform work for Ephemeral Ethernal and are obliged to protecting the privacy of personal information in line with this privacy policy. In these situations, we may only share your contact details, such as your email, for the purposes of offering products or services.

Sometimes, we may establish collaborations with companies or organisations. Within the scope of these collaborations, if you interact with us or participate in the projects we launch, we may share strictly necessary information about you that we have collected with the companies or organisations that collaborate with us.

We may also share information about you with third party applications and websites. We use OpenSea for billing and payment activities, and we may share your personal data when you place an order and conclude a payment on our website and when we refund you in case of return or cancellation of an order.

Third Part Websites
Our website may contain links to and from the websites of our artists, projects, collaborations, partners and sponsors. This privacy policy does not apply to those websites and we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of those websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may introduce changes to this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes we may make in the future will be posted on this page. We recommend that you check back regularly in order to get updates or see changes regarding this privacy policy.

For those registered on our website or our newsletter, you will receive an email updating you about further changes, if significant to the use of the website.

Contact Us
If you need more information about how we process personal data or have questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at info@ephemeralethernal.com.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you can let us know at info@ephemeralethernal.com

If you are concerned that we may have breached your privacy and wish to make a complaint, you should address it to info@ephemeralethernal.com We will get back to you within a reasonable time up to 30 days.

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