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Privacy Policy

We (“art:i:curate”, “our” or “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and want to make sure our policies are simple and easy to understand. We are always open for feedback, so if you’ve got any comments, contact us on feedback@articurate.net.

INTRODUCTION

The following Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how art:i:curate may collect and use your personal and non-personal information when you use www.articurate.net and any other products or services art:i:curate provides (collectively, the “Website”). The Policy also explains the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

This Privacy Policy is part of the User Terms and should be read in conjunction with the other applicable documents making up the User Terms. Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this Policy shall have the meanings given in the other documents that make up the User Terms.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By disclosing your personal information to us by using the Website or speaking to us over the telephone you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information as stated in this policy.

art:i:curate uses the personal information we collect from you to provide our services to you. We will not rent, sell or share your personal information with any other company for its own marketing purposes without your consent except where mentioned in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is D-ARTE Ltd of 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, which is registered with the ICO with registered number A8042203.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect, store, and use the following kinds of personal information:

    1. if you decide to register an Account, you will be asked to either:

      1. complete a form which will require you to provide your name, email address and a chosen password; or

      2. authorise Gmail or Facebook to provide art:i:curate with profile information for the purposes of accessing and using the Website.

    2. if you create an Account and decide to create a Creator Profile, Campaign or make a Pledge to a Campaign, you may be required to provide:

      1. some or all of your gender, date of birth, city, country, mailing address, interests, biography, industry and/or profession; and

      2. your bank details and possibly your debit/credit card details to our payment providers (currently Stripe and PayPal). art:i:curate will not receive any debit/credit card or bank account information except for the last four (4) digits of the debit or credit card number. You may also be asked to provide the email connected to your PayPal account;

    3. when you contact us by email or telephone or through any contact form provided on the Website, we may ask you to provide some or all of the information set out in paragraphs (a) and (b) above;

    4. a User who uses the services provided by art:i:curate may be required where applicable to provide some or all of the personal information set out in the other documents that make up the User Terms;

    5. we may collect, store and use information about your computer, mobile device or other item of hardware through which you access the Website and your visits to and use of the Website (including without limitation your IP address, geographical location, browser/platform type and version, Internet Service Provider, operating system, referral source/exit pages, length of visit, page views, website navigation and search terms that you use);

    6. we may store information relating to your previous browsing habits in order to:

      1. improve your experience in using the Website; and

      2. select and suggest Campaigns that may be of interest to you;

    7. if you access the Website through a social networking profile, we may collect, store, and use the details of that social networking profile and any information contained therein in order to populate any forms you might wish to complete on the Website.

We may also ask you to complete surveys and give feedback that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the information we collect about you (including your personal data) so that we can improve our Website and better customise it to meet your needs. We also use the information we collect about you to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our User Terms.

We may use for promotional, sales or any other use that we consider appropriate your correspondence with us or User Content submitted for publication on our Website.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to the Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. This information does NOT include your personal information.

We shall never use your personal information when posting on a third-party website or social media page unless we have your prior written consent.

We shall never sell your personal information to any third party and Creators shall not receive any Co-Producer or buyer’s debit or credit card details.

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

    1. to manage and administer the Website;

    2. to identify Users when they log in to their Accounts;

    3. to improve your browsing experience by personalising the Website;

    4. to enable you to use the Website;

    5. to send you newsletters and other communications we think you may find relevant or which you have requested from us (including notifying you about changes to our goods and services and Campaigns that we believe might be of interest to you based on your previous use of the Website);

    6. to deal with enquiries, complaints, and feedback from you;

    7. to provide third parties with statistical anonymised information about our Users;

    8. to send you emails offering you to take part in a survey and/or give feedback; and

    9. to analyse and improve the services offered on the Website.

WHEN MIGHT WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Except to the extent required by any applicable law or governmental or judicial body, if you are a User who is not a Creator, we will not disclose your personal information to any third party other than to a Creator who has submitted a Campaign in which you have made a Pledge and that Campaign reaches the Target Amount, in which case the Creator shall see your account name and the amount Pledged.

If you are a Creator, the information you provide will mostly be public information relating to your Campaign. To the extent that you provide additional personal and non-public information such as your bank account details and private contact details, we will not make such information public.

For the avoidance of doubt, Users are responsible for the data that they upload and any data, which is uploaded on to the Website shall be considered public data. Consequently, any User who chooses an Account name that includes personal and/or sensitive data does so at their own risk.

Though we make every effort to preserve Users’ privacy, we may need to disclose your personal data when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

    1. comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or our Website;

    2. comply with any request from a regulator who may have jurisdiction over us from time to time);

    3. enforce this Policy or the User Terms;

    4. respond to claims that your personal data violates the rights of third parties; and/or

    5. protect the rights, property or personal safety of art:i:curate, their Users and the public.

You authorise us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

COMMUNICATIONS

We may email you about your use of the Website, including when you follow other Users or Creators make a Pledge, or inquire about a work of art or design product. We may email you about the status of a Campaign you have Pledged to or order you have placed. We may also email you with general information about the Website, to highlight featured content, or when we update our services or legal policies.

You may adjust your email preferences on your Account Settings page, and may unsubscribe from our emails by following the link in our emails or sending your request to info@articurate.net. Please note that whether or not you receive our emails, you will still be responsible for the most current versions of our legal policies.

WHEN WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. In particular we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your personal data. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

ACCOUNTS AND USER PROFILES

When you create an Account, we create a basic User Profile page for you that is public and searchable on the Website and on third-party search engines. Certain information that you enter in your User Profile, including your name, profile picture, location, biography, artistic media that you are interested in, Works you ‘liked’ or co-produced (but not the amounts you Pledged), Creators and other Users you follow, will be accessible to public through the Website, in order to facilitate interaction between Users. Please only add additional information to your profile if you are comfortable sharing it with others on the Website. In particular please note that your profile picture may be used in multiple places throughout the Website.

If you update your User Profile information, we may keep a record of the unrevised information. You may terminate your Account at any time by following the instructions posted on the Website. We may keep a record of the personal information associated with terminated Account in accordance with the Website Terms of Use.

AGENTS

We may have other individuals or entities provide products or services for us in connection with the Website. These agents may access personal information, if needed to provide their service, and will not be permitted to use personal information for other purposes. Agents may include email service providers, computer database hosts, analytics companies, fulfilment companies, and other administrative service providers.

AFFILIATES AND CONTENT PARTNERS

We work with a number of affiliates, including the Content Partners who provide the Works exhibited on the Website. We may offer services together with affiliates, and if you choose to use one of these services, the related affiliate may access your personal information as needed to provide you with the requested service.

LINKING AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Website may include links to other websites that we do not own or control and social features that allow you to use third party social media services. If you use another service to login to art:i:curate, we may keep a record of the user name that you enter and any further information that you consent the service to share with us. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any other website or service, and when you access third party websites and services you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to read the privacy policy and any relevant terms and conditions of any other website or service you access so you are informed about how your personal information is being used.

AGGREGATED INFORMATION

We may share information about user behavior (i.e. how Users are using our services and interacting with the Website) with our Users or other third parties, by email, on the Website or otherwise, to inform others about how various aspects of the Website are being used. This information will be in the form of aggregated statistical reports or observations and will not identify any individual User.

COOKIES

Cookies are text files stored, either on a temporary or persistent basis on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking, and maintaining specific information about the use and Users of the Website.

The data collected by cookies is anonymous. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer's hard drive by searching for files with "cookie" in it and deleting them. In addition, if you want to stop cookies from being stored on your computer, you can edit your browser settings so that cookies are blocked. Unfortunately, if you block cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. For more information about cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Web beacons consist of a small string of software code that represents a graphic image request on a page or email. There may or may not be a visible graphic image associated with the web beacon and often the image is designed to blend into the background of a page or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes - including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising auditing and reporting, and personalisation. Web beacons used by art:i:curate collect only anonymous data.

In order to improve the Website and the services we offer you, we may use (temporary and persistent) cookies, authorised third parties cookies, web beacons and/or other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable data. This non-personally identifiable data helps us to track browsing behavior, to create specific or tailor-made offers or advertisements, and to monitor and record the visits and use of the Website.

In order to understand how people use the Website and for marketing analysis and quality improvement purposes, we (and/or third party service providers) may collect, record, process and use on an anonymous basis certain information (including the total number of transactions, viewed pages, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number and location of mouse clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and the search words you use while being on and using the Website.

If you register with us or if you continue to use the Website, you agree to our use of cookies.

SALES

Unless you have specifically agreed or requested otherwise, your personal information associated with any sales you are involved in on the Website will be treated as confidential. Any agents who may need to access the information to help process your transactions will be obligated to protect its confidentiality.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, the personal information of our Users would be one of the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such circumstances may occur, and agree that an acquirer of art:i:curate may continue to use your personal information as described in this Policy and our Terms of Use. In addition, where we acquire a business, we may share your personal information with that entity and/or any other member of our group of companies.

SECURITY

The security of your personal information is important to us. Employee access to sensitive personal information is on a need-to-know basis, we do not store any clear text passwords, and we utilise strong encryption to protect your personal information online. That said, due to the open and accessible nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of information on our systems and any information you submit is done so at your own risk.

CHILDREN

People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not allowed to use the Website on their own. Our Policy does not make any provision for their use of the Website.

YOUR RIGHTS

The Act gives you the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@articurate.net.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. art:i:curate will respond to an access for personal information within 30 days of such request.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to amend this Policy. Any changes we may make to the Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions about our privacy practices or your art:i:curate Account, please email us at info@articurate.net.

Last modified 25 March 2015.

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