Who we are

Our website address is: https://orogallery.com.

ORO Fine Art Gallery’s physical address is: 20 First Plaza Ctr. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. We were founded in 2002 by Ricardo Chávez-Méndez. This site is a showcase of art by the artist. We do not sell directly to the public but we do we retain limited, sensitive or personal information on a form for those that wish to buy an original work. This information is full name, email address and telephone number and is retained on our website database and well as one back up location only privvy to the owners.


At this time, we are not allowing comments on the site so the only data we collect are visitor IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.


Our images are subject to copyright laws and are from the artist’s portfolio. If you intentionally or wish to use any images from our site for commercial purposes, a licensing agreement will need to be obtained. This applies to commercial merchandise for sale. For those that wish to use any image from the artitst’s portfolio, the artist only wishes to ask for recognition with name, copyright info (ie, @2023 by Ricardo Chavez-Mendez. All rights reserved.), and a link to the website (www.orogallery.com). Please contact the gallery directly either by phone: (505) 243-1599 (leave a message) or email to: or*@or********.com. Please allow 48 hours for a response to direct requests.

Purchase/Sale of Original Art

In the event a client wishes to purchase original art, a form from our website is accessed requesting limited personal information from the client. Full Name, email address and telephone number are housed in our database for 7 days (one week) and then deleted. Our database is secured and frequently checked for malware, brute force attacks as well as password and two-factor authentication.


On our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you visit us in the future. These cookies will last for one year.

We may or may not set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


We use Google Analytics for internal purposes only. Their privacy policy can be found here: Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google. You can visit this webpage to opt-out of Google Analytic tracking here: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on – Analytics Help

Embedded content from other website

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We will never share your personal information with any third-party company. There are no passwords to reset, nor login pages to create login information. We may, however, share your IP address with CleanTalk to protect you from spam and/or other website breach. Their privacy policy can be found here: License Agreement & Privacy policy (cleantalk.org) and Google Analytics and their privacy policy can be found here: Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google

Our site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary. We use QUIC.cloud services to process & cache your data temporarily. Please see https://quic.cloud/privacy-policy/ for more details.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

How long we retain your data

Your IP address will be in our system for one year from the date you visit our site.

What rights you have over your data

In the future, in the event we change it to where you have an account on this site, or are able to leave comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Again, we only share IP addresses of those that visit our site to CleanTalk, Google Analytics and QUIC.cloud, Inc..

Data Breaches

In the event that our website experiences a data breach, rest assured that any data on our website left by you is only that of your IP address. We do not ask for credit card information, or personal information such as name, addresses or phone numbers. You cannot leave comments or register to login. If this changes in the future, we will post it on the website with an updated privacy policy and terms of use page.