PRIVACY POLICY (NEED TO UPDATE)

By visiting artinpiresyou.com, you are consenting to and accepting the Policies of this site, “Policies” being referred to as a legally-binding list of all Policies, Terms, and Conditions regarding The Website (“The Website” referred to in these policies being “artinspiresyou.com”) and Art Inspires You (“Art Inspires You” encompassing The Website, digital and print collateral, and AIY Studio). Policies may be updated at any time. By using the Services (“Services” collectively referring to The Website and social media sites as well as our publication, and also additional services under AIY Studio), you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to review these Policies and be aware of any modifications. The following are the terms of the Privacy Policies for using The Website and Services.

This Privacy Policy covers personal information that is gathered when a user (“user” or “you”) is on The Website and when You use Art Inspires You (“we” or “our” or “us”) Services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Art Inspires You does not own or control, nor does it apply to individuals that Art Inspires You does not employ or manage.

Information Collected By Art Inspires You 

By using The Website, you agree to the Privacy Policy and understand that it is your responsibility to check for updates and modifications. We are committed to protecting your privacy online and the text below outlines how your private information is collected and used:

  • Information you elected to share with us via submission form on The Website is collected and stored in our third-party form platform Cognito.

  • Information you elected to share with us when posting a comment on our Website blog posts via Disqus are publicly available on The Website.

  • Your email address is collected to sign up for The Newsletter (“The Newsletter” referred to in these policies as the Art Inspires You optional newsletter), with the ability for a user to optionally enter additional information into their newsletter profile such as name, website URL, and birthday.

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Art Inspires You and its authorized agents (e.g. Google Analytics) automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. We use this traffic data to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends and administer The Website. This is anonymized data and does not involve collecting any of your personal information.

The Website may collect and use information regarding the geographic location of your devices. If the location data contains your personal information, then we will treat this location data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The Website may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

a. Third party links: Third parties are responsible for their own privacy policies; we are not responsible for outside policies or practices. Learn more in our Terms (section 12).

b. Cookies: To remember You, The Website’s system will give you a cookie. The Website may record information in relation to your use of the site, such as pages visited, searches, referring URL and timestamp. This information is anonymous and only used for our market research and analysis with both internal and external tools, such as Google Analytics. The Website may collect information about your visit through the use of cookies. You may opt out at any time by modifying your browser settings, however some areas of this site may cease to properly function.

The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our features.

c. Security: Art Inspires You is hosted on a secure server with an SSL certificate, which generates the ‘s’ in https:// at the beginning of The Website address; you often see this in online payment form URLs, and other secure sites. This site maintains security measures to ensure your personal information is safe. However, no exchange over the internet is 100% guaranteed to be protected. You acknowledge that any information submitted through The Website could be accessed by a third-party and shared without our knowledge or permission, and you therefore release Art Inspires You from any blame, claims and/or liability arising from such situation. 

            How We Share Your Information

Art Inspires You personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of business. We will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone and we will share your personal information only as described below:

·Protection of Art Inspires You Brand and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law or subpoena, or to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our brand, The Website, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

·With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

·Personally Identifiable Information: We will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. We may store personal information in locations outside of our direct control.

·Anonymized Data: We will use anonymous collected data and statistics such as number of website members, number of website views per month, location with largest population of users, etc. for the purpose of promotion to potential advertisers who depend on such anonymous statistics for ad placement.

·Service Providers: Art Inspires You may share user information as well as information from tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers and location data, with third-parties that help Art Inspires You provide services to you (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary for us to provide our Services. We require Service Providers to protect your data in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and to limit the use of such information to the performance of services for Art Inspires You. We may also remove parts of data that can identify you, and share anonymized data with Service Providers, including combining your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated solely with you (see “Anonymized Data” above).

Advertisers 

Art Inspires You may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities (“Events”) together with a third party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you give permission to use this information for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. We cannot control third parties' use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.

We may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on The Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on The Website. These servers automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.  

Please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information. 

Email Communications (“The Newsletter”)

Art Inspires You may send out e-mails with related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions via optional newsletter (i.e. signing-up for The Newsletter is optional). While providing your email address is necessary to facilitate the delivery of The Newsletter, completing a personal profile with additional information such as your name, website URL, birthdate, etc. is optional and is therefore not required. Your use of The Website or Services is not contingent on your membership to our optional newsletter. 

  • You can correct, amend, add or delete personal information stored in your newsletter profile by accessing your “Preferences” profile link found at the bottom of each Art Inspires You email.

  • If you no longer wish to receive The Newsletter, you may use the “unsubscribe” option found in each Art Inspires You email. 

Note that you will still receive all system e-mails (e.g. submission emails, payment emails, etc.) outside of The Newsletter.

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