ArtandCulture Platform Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ArtandCulture, Inc. ("ArtandCulture") applications, platform, web site (www.ArtandCulture.com), and any other web sites, applications, or services operated or produced by ArtandCulture (collectively, the "ArtandCulture Platform"). ArtandCulture values the privacy of the users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the ArtandCulture Platform (collectively or individually, "You" or "Users").

By using the ArtandCulture Platform, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the ArtandCulture Platform Terms of Service. Your use of the ArtandCulture Platform and any personal information you provide through the ArtandCulture Platform are subject at all time to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service.

  1. The Information ArtandCulture Collects:
    • User-provided Information: You may provide to ArtandCulture what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, credit card number and billing information) if you upload, purchase, or view or download certain content or products from the ArtandCulture Platform, enter contests or sweepstakes, or otherwise use the features and functionality of the ArtandCulture Platform.
    • "Cookies" Information: When you access the ArtandCulture Platform, we may send one or more cookies - small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer. ArtandCulture may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the ArtandCulture Platform. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.
  2. "Automatically Collected" Information: When you access the ArtandCulture Platform or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology. This "automatically collected" information may include Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), a unique user ID, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that you access on the ArtandCulture Platform, and the dates and times that you visit the ArtandCulture Platform.
    • ArtandCulture uses the information that you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the ArtandCulture Platform as well as to track user-generated content and Users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
    • We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative communications such as notifying you of major ArtandCulture Platform updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from the ArtandCulture Platform.
    • ArtandCulture uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the ArtandCulture Platform works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
    • ArtandCulture may use "Automatically Collected" information and "Cookies" information to: (a) automatically update the ArtandCulture application on your system; (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the ArtandCulture Platform; (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and (d) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
  3. When ArtandCulture Discloses Information:
    • ArtandCulture does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your prior express consent. Please be aware, however, that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the ArtandCulture Platform - such as when you publish credits or profile information - becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction.
    • We may disclose some limited User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist ArtandCulture in improving the ArtandCulture Platform and creating new services features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures.
    • ArtandCulture may disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity.
    • ArtandCulture also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect ArtandCulture from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the ArtandCulture Platform; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ArtandCulture, our Users, or others.
  4. Your Choices:

    You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with ArtandCulture, in which case ArtandCulture will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the ArtandCulture Platform. You may update, correct, or delete your user information and preferences by clicking on the "My Account" link under your user name once you have logged in to the ArtandCulture Platform.

    To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

  5. Our Commitment to Data Security:

    ArtandCulture uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ArtandCulture, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, ArtandCulture makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards

    If ArtandCulture learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. ArtandCulture may post a notice on the ArtandCulture Platform if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at privacy@ArtandCulture.com.

  6. Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:

    IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE ARTANDCULTURE PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

    Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, ArtandCulture does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age. If ArtandCulture learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the ArtandCulture Platform, then ArtandCulture will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

    If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become ArtandCulture Platform member, then please contact ArtandCulture at privacy@ArtandCulture.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

    The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting your childrens' access to certain types of material on the Internet. While ArtandCulture does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our community.

  7. International Visitors:

    For Users visiting the ArtandCulture Platform from the European Economic Area or other non-U.S. territories, please note that any data you enter into the ArtandCulture Platform will be transferred outside the European Economic Area or such other non-U.S. territory for use by ArtandCulture and its affiliates for any of the purposes described herein. In addition, because ArtandCulture operates globally, we may make information we gather available to worldwide business units and affiliates. By providing any data on the ArtandCulture Platform, you hereby expressly consent to such transfers of your data to the United States or other countries.

  8. In the Event of Merger or Sale:

    In the event that ArtandCulture is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

  9. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy:

    This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by a "last modified" date below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use of the ArtandCulture Platform constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

    For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you and obtain your consent before implementing revisions with respect to such information.

  10. Effective Date, Date Last Modified:

    Privacy Policy last modified on May __, 2007.

  11. ArtandCulture Contact Information:

    Please contact ArtandCulture with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, and our third-party disclosure practices or your consent choices at: 740 Milan Road, Red Hook, NY 12571 or by email: privacy@ArtandCulture.com. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.