What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When sending a message using one our contact forms, you consent to the usage of provided contact information. Your contact information is only used for the purpose of answering your questions and enquiries, and is not shared with any third party.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using paintingsbymela.se.

Paintingsbymela.se only uses the absolute minimum cookies necessary for basic functionality, and does not use cookies to collect personal information.

How to manage cookies

If you don’t want any cookies stored, you can set your browser to not accept cookies in your browser settings. However, by doing so some pages might not function properly.

In Chrome, open Preferences -> Privacy and Security -> Site Settings -> Cookies and site data.
In Firefox, open Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data
In Safari, open Preferences -> Privacy

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Voluntarily send a message using our contact forms or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

We use your contact information solely for the purpose of answering your messages, and processing your enquiries. Your information is never shared with any third party.

How long we retain your data

Your contact information is only kept as long as needed to process your questions and enquiries.

Who we share your data with

Paintingsbymela.se does not share data with any third party.

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Instagram Feed

Instagram Feed plugin uses Instagram API on website front end. All the data received from Instagram via API is cached in WordPress database for some short period to provide front end optimization. You may request us to delete your Instagram data if it is accidentally cached in our website database with hashtag feed data. Instagram saves some cookies in browsers of website visitors via API data. These cookies are mostly used for security purposes. They are regulated under terms of Instagram’s Privacy Policy.