We understand that your privacy is everything.
We recognise the dangers of your artworks getting into the wrong hands, and the considerable loss in value this can cause.
Views is not an art dealership, and never intends to be.
We charge our users a subscription to use our products. It is possible that at some point in the future we will also charge additional fees for helping dealers and collectors locate and sell artworks. If our system is able to identify what our users are looking for, then it is possible that Views will be able to point users in the direction of an artwork that could be of interest, while maintaining buyer and seller’s privacy at all times.
For example, if you have a 90s Kusama Infinity Nets painting you are looking to sell, and Views is aware of a buyer who is looking to buy a 90s Nets painting, it may be in everyone’s interest for Views to notify buyer and seller of the opportunity, and (if both parties are interested) connect them in exchange for a small fee.
No Views staff will ever know what artworks you have in your Views account, unless you explicitly ask us in writing to look into your account for whatever reason.
We recognise that our success as a company is heavily tied to how well we protect our users’ privacy and their artworks’ confidentiality. We have hired industry leaders in data and infrastructure security, and continue to invest in making Views the safest and most secure inventory management platform available to art industry professionals.
Our user data is stored following best security practices, and all data is encrypted in transit and in rest using military grade encryption.
Artworks uploaded to Views cannot be seen by other Views users unless you deliberately share your works with these users through the platform. Your uploads are completely confidential, and can only be seen by you (or other members in your team if you have a team account) unless you deliberately make a share to another user.
We understand that protecting the identity of your artworks from other Views users is absolutely critical. It is of course possible that you might mistakenly share something with someone. Please note that we are unable to accept any liability in this or any other similar situation.
We appreciate that you are putting your trust in us when uploading your inventory to Views. We are backed by venture capital, so have our investors’ reputations in our hands as well as our own. We hope to grow Views into a successful business over the long term, and in an industry such as ours this success will be built on Views having a trusted brand. We hope it is obvious from the above that it is not in our interest to abuse your trust; we have a lot to lose in doing so.
If you would like information on our investors please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Views is founded by Jamie Gourlay and Augustinas Malinauskas. Jamie has 10 years art world experience and numerous trusted contacts at most of the industry’s top commercial institutions. He also founded Queen’s Fine Art, an art logistics company that works closely with a number of the industry’s leading galleries. Augustinas holds a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Oxford.
The art world is a small place. Please let us know should you like a list of industry character references. Please also contact us for a list of Queen’s clients should you like to speak with any for a reference.
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and complying with all relevant data protection and privacy laws. We collect usage and activity data in order to improve our users’ experience of using our platform.
All personal data belonging to our website and platform users is processed in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. For example, the Data Protection Act 2018 for UK-based users, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for EU users etc. We will only ever process your data if there is a lawful basis for doing so.
We may collect certain data from you that could include:
We collect your personal data in order to:
To prevent anyone accessing your data, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of information, we implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to prevent and minimise risks associated with providing and processing personal data.
Such security measures will include, where appropriate, the use of secure server facilities, firewalls, encryption, access rights management systems and processes, careful selection of data processors, and all other necessary measures to provide appropriate security and protection for your personal data against unauthorised use or disclosure. We may also make backup copies and use other similar means to prevent accidental damage to, or destruction of, your personal data.
We will only share your personal data with third parties when strictly necessary.
We may also your data with the following categories of companies to be able to provide our services to you:
We may share your personal data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.
We may disclose your personal information to a prospective buyer or seller should we ever need to when selling or buying a business. Should we sell our business, it is possible the personal data held by us about our customers will become property of the purchaser.
We do not (and will never) share any personally identifiable information about you in our cookies, and cookies cannot be used to harm your computer.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies, then you can do so through your browser settings. Please note that restricting cookies may affect the way in which some content can be viewed on our website and platform. For more information about cookies and how to disable or delete them, please visit: www.whatarecookies.com.
We may make changes to this policy in accordance with changes to applicable data protection laws and regulations. We will communicate significant changes through our website or platform, or via email.