Our Principles

Here at SVDA, (referred to through this Privacy Policy as “SVDA,” “we,” “us,” and “our”), we want you to be in control of your information and get the most from it. While this privacy policy is specifically about how we collect and use your information, we have the following principles by which we will abide. Even as the details in the rest of this privacy policy may change, these principles will remain constant.

  • Your information on SVDA’s website and client service portal (referred to as Services) belongs to you.
  • We will help you to control your information.
  • We will tell you what we do with your information.
  • We will never spam you or abuse your information.

Remember that your use of SVDA’s website and client service portal is at all times subject to the Terms of Service, which incorporates this Privacy Policy. Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Service.

What types of information are we talking about?

  1. Information you provide to us; and
  2. Information that we collect when you use our website and Services (Services are defined in our Terms of Service).


When you register with SVDA, you provide us with information to register and set up an account, including email, name, contact and other business-related information if you are buying items (“Account Data”). We use this information to provide you the Services and send you Services-related notices (including any notices required by law).

We also use your Account Data and data related to your use of the Services to inform you about the Services (such as newsletters, updates to features of the Services), and special offers and promotions from SVDA or our partners.

If you correspond with SVDA, we may retain the content of your messages, your email address and our responses.

Some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from your personal information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.


When you use the SVDA website and Services, we and our partners (including third parties such as Google) use cookies, pixel tags, “web beacons” (electronic images placed in the code of a web page that monitor online traffic patterns) or similar technologies. Our partners may collect and provide us certain aggregate information about your visit to the Services, including your IP address. This aggregated information, which we do not tie to your personal information, helps us improve your experience; deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites; analyze products and services, and the use of those products and services; and to better understand your online activity. For more information about Google Analytics, and Google’s privacy policy, see http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

While our Services may not operate properly without these technologies, you can set your web browser to refuse all cookies.

Through cookies we place on your browser or device, we may collect information about your online activity after you leave our Services. Just like any other usage information we collect, this information allows us to improve the Services and customize your online experience, and otherwise as described in this Privacy Policy. Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Our Services do not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Services and after you leave our Services. Also, for more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your online information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices and www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: SVDA will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others and will not share it with others, except as follows:

  • SVDA may disclose such information (a) if we are required to do so by law or subpoena, (b) to enforce our terms and policies; or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of SVDA, our Users or others.
  • SVDA may store information in physical locations outside the direct control of SVDA (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
  • If you send messages to other Users your name, username and the content of such messages will be available to such other Users.
  • SVDA may share your information with trusted third party service providers that SVDA has contracted with to provide you the Services (for example, third-party shipping services).
  • SVDA may share your information with trusted third-party service providers that SVDA has contracted with to provide advertising services using information that our customers provide. If you prefer that SVDA not share your information with these third party service providers, you can opt out by emailing us at info@studiovandenakker.com.
  • SVDA may de-identify your personally identifiable information or aggregate information about how you use the Services with usage data from other Users. SVDA may share such de-identified or aggregate usage data with its partners (but not in a manner that would identify you as an individual person).
  • SVDA may transfer such information if SVDA is acquired as a business or if its assets are sold, as is typical when a business is acquired or merged.

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at info@studiovandenakker.com. California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: info@studiovandenakker.com.

How We Protect Your Information

SVDA employs well-established security measures to safeguard our systems and your information. However, we cannot control all the individuals and activities on the internet and elsewhere, and therefore cannot guarantee that such information will never be compromised.

Children’s Privacy

SVDA’s website and Services are not intended to be used by or directed at children under the age of 16. SVDA does not knowingly collect information of such children. If you are under the age of 16, you may not use the website or Services and you should not submit any information to us.

Links to External Servers and other Websites and Services

When you link to or interact with external servers, or other websites or services, our Privacy Policy no longer applies and you are subject to that website’s or service’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies so you understand how they treat your information.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, through posting of such notice on our web page, or by other reasonable means, as determined by SVDA at its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.

U.S. Based Service

Our center of operation is in the United States. Your data is held in the United States and transactions are processed in US Dollars on servers in the United States. As such, all data is held in accordance with United States laws and procedures which differ from those in other regions of the world, such as the European Union. By using our Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these data policies. If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Please see our EU Privacy Policy available below.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page, unless we state otherwise.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at info@studiovandenakker.com.

Thank you!

GDPR Privacy Notice for EU Residents

If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) with respect to your Personal Data, as outlined below.

For this GDPR Privacy Notice, we use the terms “Personal Data” and “processing” as they are defined in the GDPR, but “Personal Data” generally means information that can be used to individually identify a person, and “processing” generally covers actions that can be performed in connection with data such as collection, use, storage, and disclosure. SVDA will be the controller of your Personal Data processed in connection with the Services.

Where applicable, this GDPR Privacy Notice is intended to supplement, and not replace, the Privacy Policy above (the “Privacy Policy”). If there are any conflicts between this GDPR Privacy Notice and the Privacy Policy, the policy or portion that is more protective of Personal Data shall control to the extent of such conflict. If you have any questions about this notice or whether any of the following applies to you, please contact us at info@studiovandenakker.com


We collect Personal Data about you when you provide such information directly to us, when third parties such as our business partners or service providers provide us with Personal Data about you, or when Personal Data about you is automatically collected in connection with your use of our Services.

Information we collect directly from you: We receive Personal Data directly from you when you provide us with such Personal Data, including without limitation the following:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Business Registration
  • User content, for example, comments and posts you submit publically and photographs you upload to the SVDA website (which can include Personal Data if you include Personal Data in such content)

Information we receive from third party sources: Some third parties such as our business partners and service providers provide us with Personal Data about you, such as the following:

  • Information from our advertising partners: We receive information about you from some of our service providers who assist us with marketing or promotional services related to how you interact with our websites, applications, products, services, advertisements, or communications.
  • Account information for third party services: If you interact with a third party service when using our Services, such as if you use a third party service to log-in to our Services (e.g., Facebook Connect or Twitter OAuth), or if you share content from our Services through a third party social media service, the third party service will send us information about you such as information from your public profile. The information we receive will depend on the third party service’s policies and your account settings with the third party service.

Information we automatically collect when you use our Services: Some Personal Data is automatically collected when you use our Services, such as the following:

  • IP address
  • Device identifiers
  • Web browser information
  • Page view statistics
  • Browsing history
  • Usage information
  • Transaction information (e.g. transaction amount, date and time such transaction occurred)
  • Cookies and other tracking technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixel tags, SDKs, etc.)
  • Location information (estimated from IP address)
  • Log data (e.g. access times, hardware and software information)


We process Personal Data to operate, improve, understand and personalize our Services. For example, we use Personal Data to:

  • Create and manage User profiles
  • Communicate with you about the Services
  • Process orders
  • Contact you about Services announcements, updates or offers
  • Provide support and assistance for the Services
  • Personalize website content and communications based on your preferences
  • Respond to User inquiries
  • Fulfill User requests
  • Comply with our legal or contractual obligations
  • Resolve disputes
  • Protect against or deter fraudulent, illegal or harmful actions
  • Enforce our Terms of Service

We will only process your Personal Data if we have a lawful basis for doing so. Lawful bases for processing include consent, contractual necessity and our “legitimate interests” or the legitimate interest of others, as further described below.

  • Contractual Necessity: We process the following categories of Personal Data as a matter of “contractual necessity”, meaning that we need to process the data to perform under our Terms of Service with you, which enables us to provide you with the Services. When we process data due to contractual necessity, failure to provide such Personal Data will result in your inability to use some or all portions of the Services that require such data.
    • First and last name
    • Email address
    • Mailing address
    • Telephone number
  • Legitimate Interest: We process the following categories of Personal Data when we believe it furthers the legitimate interest of us or third parties.
    • First and last name
    • Email address
    • User content
    • IP address
    • Device identifiers
    • Web browser information
    • Page view statistics
    • Browsing history
    • Usage information
    • Transaction information
    • Cookies and other tracking technologies
    • Location information
    • Log data
  • Examples of these legitimate interests include:
    • Operation and improvement of our business, products, and Services
    • Optimizing and personalizing content for you
    • Marketing of our products and Services
    • Provision of customer support
    • Protection from fraud or security threats
    • Compliance with legal obligations
    • Completion of corporate transactions
  • Consent: In some cases, we process Personal Data based on the consent you expressly grant to us at the time we collect such data. When we process Personal Data based on your consent, it will be expressly indicated to you at the point and time of collection.
  • Other Processing Grounds: From time to time we may also need to process Personal Data to comply with a legal obligation, if it is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or other data subjects, or if it is necessary for a task carried out in the public interest.


We share Personal Data with vendors, third party service providers, and agents who work on our behalf and provide us with services related to the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service. These parties include:

  • Payment processors
  • Fraud prevention service providers
  • Ad networks
  • Analytics service providers
  • Staff augmentation and contract personnel
  • Hosting service providers
  • Co-location service providers
  • Telecommunications service providers

We also share Personal Data when necessary to complete a transaction initiated or authorized by you or to provide you with a product or service you have requested. In addition to those set forth above, these parties also include:

  • Other Users (where you post information publicly or as otherwise necessary to effect a transaction initiated or authorized by you through the Services)
  • Social media services (if you interact with them through your use of the Services)
  • Third party business partners who you access through the Services
  • Other parties authorized by you

We also share Personal Data when we believe it is necessary to:

  • Comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies
  • Protect us, our business, or our Users, for example to enforce our Terms of Service, prevent spam or other unwanted communications and investigate or protect against fraud
  • Maintain the security of our products and Services

We also share information with third parties when you give us consent to do so.

Furthermore, if we choose to buy or sell assets, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party, and we would share Personal Data with the party that is acquiring our assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.


We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an account with us or as otherwise necessary to provide the Services. We also retain some information in a depersonalized or aggregated form but not in a way that would identify you personally.


We seek to protect Personal Data using appropriate technical and organizational measures. For example, we encrypt any Personal Data you submit to us using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission from your PC to our servers, we use industry-standard firewalls and other access control measures to restrict access to your Personal Data once it is stored on our servers, and we encrypt any Personal Data we send to or receive from third party service providers using SSL.


As noted above, we do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from anyone under the age of 16. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us a info@studiovandenakker.com. We will delete such information as quickly as possible once we learn of it.


You have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data, including those set forth below. For more information about these rights, or to submit a request, please email info@studiovandenakker.com. Please note that in some circumstances, we may not be able to fully comply with your request, such as if it is frivolous or extremely impractical, if it jeopardizes the rights of others, or if it is not required by law. Even if we are not able to comply with your request, we will still respond to notify you of such a decision. In some cases, we may also need to you to provide us with additional information, which may include Personal Data, if necessary to verify your identity and the nature of your request.

  • Access: You can request more information about the Personal Data we hold about you and request a copy of such Personal Data.
  • Rectification: If you believe that any Personal Data we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or supplement such data.
  • Erasure: You can request that we erase some or all of your Personal Data from our systems.
  • Withdrawal of Consent: If we are processing your Personal Data based on your consent (as indicated at the time of collection of such data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that if you exercise this right, you may have to then provide express consent on a case-by-case basis for the use or disclosure of certain of your Personal Data, if such use or disclosure is necessary to enable you to utilize some or all of our Services.
  • Portability: You can ask for a copy of your Personal Data in a machine-readable format. You can also request that we transmit the data to another controller where technically feasible.
  • Objection: You can contact us to let us know that you object to the further use or disclosure of your Personal Data for certain purposes, such as for direct marketing purposes.
  • Restriction of Processing: You can ask us to restrict further processing of your Personal Data.
  • Right to File Complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint about SVDA’s practices with respect to your Personal Data with the supervisory authority of your country or EU Member State.


The Services are hosted and operated in the United States (“U.S.”) through SVDA and its service providers, and if you do not reside in the U.S., laws in the U.S. may differ from the laws where you reside. By using the Services, you acknowledge that any Personal Data about you, regardless of whether provided by you or obtained from a third party, is being provided to SVDA in the U.S. and will be hosted on U.S. servers, and you authorize SVDA to transfer, store, and process your information to and in the U.S., and possibly other countries. You hereby consent to the transfer of your data to the U.S. pursuant to safeguard(s) for cross-border transfer: (i) a data processing agreement incorporating standard data protection clauses promulgated by the EC, a copy of which can be obtained at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32010D0087, (ii) binding corporate rules for data protection that align with the GDPR’s requirements, or (iii) adherence to an industry- or technology-specific approved code of conduct blessed by the EC.


If you have any questions about this GDPR Privacy Notice or our data practices generally, please contact us at info@studiovandenakker.com. You can also write to:

Studio Van den Akker
979 Third Avenue
Suite 1510
New York, NY, 10022

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