Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - BIG International SA takes data privacy seriously. This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. We recommend that you read this privacy policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your Personal Information, then please contact us at info@degrunne.com.

About Us

Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - BIG International SA is a company located 180 avenue Franklin Roosevelt 1050 Brussels in Belgium. Bernard de Grunne is an African art historian, expert and art dealer specialised in the major ancient art styles of Africa, but also in Oceanic and Indonesian ancient art. When we say ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘Bernard de Grunne’, ‘Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts’ or ‘BIG International SA’, it is because that is who we are.

We use the information we collect solely for our business purposes. We do not sell or share Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties, except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. We may, however, provide aggregate information and statistics about our related site-information to our third party services, but this information and statistics will not include personally identifying information.

Type of Personal Information we collect

The most common types of information we collect include things like: first name, last name, email addresses, other contact details such as postal address, telephone number, and web analytics data.

How we collect personal information

We collect certain personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically for analytics data as you navigate through our website http://www.bernarddegrunne.com/.

We collect personal information that you provide to us, when we meet in our gallery in Brussels or during any other physically meetings, such as when we participate to an art event like art fairs, but also when you send us a communication or subscribe to our newsletter.
Third party service providers (like Google, Mailchimp), which may provide information about you when you read/link to our newsletters or connect to our website with the third party provider and they send us information such as your profile from that service. The information varies and is controlled by that service provider or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service provider

Use of Personal Information

We will use the information you directly provide us to send you appropriate communication by email or postal mailing, such as invitations, catalogues, newsletters, and to provide suggestions to you. We will use any third party service providers information about you (mainly Google and Mailchimp) for analysing global reports and improving our website and communication.

We could disclose your information to a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity and other recipients where we are authorised or required by law to do so.

By giving us this information, you agree to this information being collected, used and disclosed as described in this privacy policy.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

- Cookie Statement

This Cookie Statement explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in the course of our business, including through our website that link to this Cookie Statement, http://www.bernarddegrunne.com/. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. This Cookie Statement is automatically incorporated therein.
In some cases we may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect Personal Information, or to collect information that becomes Personal Information if we combine it with other information.

- What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, http://www.bernarddegrunne.com/) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies” (in this case Google and Mailchimp). Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

Why do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Website. For example, we use cookies to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalize your experience while interacting with our Website and to otherwise improve our visitors experience. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

Where we transfer and/or store your personal information

We are based in Belgium so your data will be processed in Belgium. We do this on the basis of your consent to this policy. In order to protect your information, we take care to work with third party services who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance. The two main third party services we are working with are Google (for analysing Google Analytics reports) and Mailchimp (to send our newsletters).

How we keep your personal information secure

We store personal information on our intern database that is managed by us and the two third party services mentioned above, and occasionally hard copy files that are kept in a secure location in Belgium. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in which we have been managing your personal information, please contact us Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - BIG International SA, 180 avenue Franklin Roosevelt 1050 Brussels in Belgium – info@degrunne.com

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.

Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - BIG International SA
180 avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 502 31 71
VAT: BE0461974772