During certain activities within our site we may need to collect and store some information about you.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.
We will collect information that is reasonably necessary for you to use our site and services.
We collect personally identifiable information (information that can identify you) only when it is voluntarily supplied to us by you.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience - (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website - (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service - (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To process transactions - Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To ensure that you have the best possible experience on our site, we may use technology to monitor site activity, such as logging IP addresses and tracking which areas of the site are most frequently visited.
We may also collect geographic data such as your Latitude and Longitude based on the address that you provide or your IP address (less accurate) in order to provide you with relevant, personally-tailored content about artists, galleries, events or other available information/services near you.
- To send emails - The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.
If you purchase something from our site or through a domain associated with one of our members, we may ask for your billing and shipping address, telephone number, and credit card information.
If you sell art through our site, we may ask for your Social Security or Tax ID number. This SSN/Tax ID information is used in order to comply with IRS taxation requirements and is required only for U.S. residents.
All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
Your private information (credit cards, social security number, Tax ID) will be kept on file in order to comply with possible lawful court orders or requests from law enforcement.
If you're a registered user, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Don't share this information with anyone.
If you are sharing a computer with anyone, or accessing our site from a public computer, you should always log out before leaving the site to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Please keep in mind that information you include in your account profile may be visible to other visitors of GotArtwork.com or it's user websites.
You are not required to provide information for your profile, upload a picture, or submit any information beyond that required for account creation.
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Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
For example, we may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Gotartwork.com, sub-domains such as user.gotartwork.com and any domains offered by Gotartwork.com to our member artists/gallery websites may contain links that are not under our control.
Most of those links may be posted by our members. If you choose to navigate to a different website from a link on any of our pages, please note that these websites will have their own privacy policies and may use personally identifiable information in a different way.
The websites that you visit by following the links are not under our control, and you should ensure that you are aware of the privacy policies of those websites.
Consequently, we are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other websites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the 'My Account' or 'Public Profile' page.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least
13 years old or older, Children 13 years of age or under should not register for accounts. We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from children we know to be under the age of 13 years.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not
knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.
This policy was last modified on 04/19/2012
If you have any questions, or would like further information regarding this
Nothing in this policy is intended to establish a contract or other legal agreement between us, our users or visitors.