Privacy Policy

The Arts Central does not send Spam or sell email addresses. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit our web site and / or received any emails from The Arts Central.

1. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE ARTS CENTRAL.
In order to send you e-mail from The Arts Central (if any), we need your e-mail address. To provide you with additional services, information regarding profile changes etc. We may also request your name, geographical coordinates, and telephone number. The Arts Central does not collect any other personal information that you do not expressly provide. The Arts Central will not sell, rent or share your personal information, including your e-mail address, with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission. The Arts Central may share your personal information for the purpose of delivering our e-mail to you or as required by law. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, The Arts Central may need to disclose personal information when required by law and when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process that The Arts Central receives. We may also collect demographic and other data, which may include Personally Identifiable Information, generally through surveys and forms, which you may or may not choose to participate in.

2. NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We may also request non-personally identifiable information, such as age, also known as demographic and profile data, though this information is optional. We may use this data to improve our website and /or customize your experience at our site. We may also share this information with others, such as advertisers interested in on our site, in aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any other person.

3. PROFILE PAGE.
If you choose to sign up for a FREE The Arts Central account (to enter participate in member only areas on the site, such as an Artist or Art Gallery, or an Artist exhibiting in our Online Exhibition section), you will have a Profile page on the site, containing your username and some basic information related to demographics and the medium of Art you practice. You may also add additional optional information to your Profile. Your additional information will ONLY be accessible to The Arts Central administrator and will be used after your formal consent. For example if you are an Artist interested in getting in touch with an Art Gallery or vice versa. Links to your Profile Page may be included on other pages of The Arts Central. If you comment on one of The Arts Central users profiles or four portfolio images in the respective gallery, the user will be informed of your comment via an email. PLEASE NOTE THAT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION A MEMBER CHOOSES TO INCLUDE IN HIS OR HER PROFILE, THE ARTS CENTRAL ONLY INCLUDES INFORMATION (i.e. NAME, LOCATION, MEDIUM AND PUBLIC PROFILE. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE VISITING THAT PROFILE PAGE ON THE THE ARTS CENTRAL WEBSITE. The Arts Central takes it a step further and includes ‘A SPECIAL CATEGORY’ for Artists with illnesses and disabilities and also children with Autism.

4. PUBLIC FORUMS REMINDER.
This site has a comment section on Artist and Art Gallery profile and portfolio pages available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed becomes public information. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Although we value individual ideas and encourage free expression, The Arts Central reserves the right to take necessary action to preserve commenting integrity, such as removing any posting that is vulgar, off-topic, or inappropriate. THE ARTS CENTRAL HAS BARRED THE USE OF ITS MEMBERS ADDING INFORMATION SUCH AS EMAIL ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND CREDIT CARD DETAILS TO A CERTAIN EXTENT.

5. USAGE INFORMATION.
In addition to collecting personal and non-personal information, The Arts Central may also collect non-personal, aggregated information about subscribers' use of our site. This information is not personally identifiable and will only be used to find out how subscribers use our service and site. For example, this information will tell us how much time users spend on our site, from which other sites subscribers came, and to what other sites subscribers go. The collection of this information allows us to, among other things, prepare for traffic load demands and to efficiently deliver relevant information.

6. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE ARTS CENTRAL'S BUSINESS PARTNERS.
The Arts Central may work with third-party advertising companies, sponsors and other companies with whom we do business ("Business Partners") to place advertising on our site and in email communications sent to our registered users regarding The Arts Central services. Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad, may be used to serve advertising to you on this site.

The Arts Central may correlate or match registered Users' information, including Personally Identifiable Information, with information held by our Business Partners to target ads or otherwise improve the effectiveness of our service. Our Business Partners may read or set cookies on your hard drive, use pixel tags, track which ads you have viewed, or collect other information about you.

From time to time, The Arts Central may also have special offers or promotions that are sponsored by a Business Partner. In order to participate in these offers, you may be required to follow a separate registration process. If you consent to receive information from a Business Partner, through an opt-in or opt-out process, The Arts Central may pass your information to such Business Partner.

The Arts Central may also offer goods or services for purchase available by our Business Partners. If you purchase goods or services offered through The Arts Central by a Business Partner, then you may be required to submit Personally Identifiable Information in order to complete the transaction and The Arts Central may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to such Business Partner for that purpose.

In some cases, we may enter into a promotional relationship with a Business Partner in which we prominently display their brand name or trademarks on pages that appear the same as or very similar to the pages of the The Arts Central service. These pages are known as "Co-Branded Pages" and these particular Business Partners are known as "Co-Branded Business Partners." If the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share your personal information with the associated Co-Branded Business Partner. Co-Branded Business Partners may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. The Arts Central disclaims all liability for the privacy policies and procedures on any Business Partner or Co-Branded Business Partner Web site. You will need to contact the Co-Branded Business Partner to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such Co-Branded Business Partners in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us (see Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information by Business Partners below).

7. REVIEW AND ACCESS.
Upon your request, you can access a summary of the information we collect about you. You will have an opportunity to correct, update or modify this information.

8. CHOICE / OPT-OUT.
If we ever send you information by e-mail concerning new products or services that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you may request no future notices.

9. TRACKING.
Like most sites, The Arts Central may make use of browser "cookies." Cookies are strings of text and numbers that can identify your computer to us when you visit our site. They allow us to see if you have logged in, check your status as a member, and facilitate access to your preferences. The Arts Central will not use cookies to retrieve information from a computer that is unrelated to our site or services. The Arts Central may also use transparent GIF images. We would use these images to track the e-mails that we send out.

10. IP ADDRESS.
When you visit our site, we log standard information such as your IP address, which is a number that can be used to identify your location and Internet Service Provider, along with the URL from which you came to our site and the URLs visited on our site. A URL is the full address of a Web site page, which may or may not contain some Personally Identifiable Information about the person who is viewing it. When we send messages to you or others, we may provide a URL link to the The Arts Central site that contains an alphanumeric identifier, which allows us to identify the person to whom we sent the message so that we can personalize our content for that individual.

11. THIRD PARTY COOKIES.
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

12. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING.
Some of the ads appearing on our website may be delivered by one of our advertising partners. Information about your visit to their sites, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), may be used to serve ads to you.

13. BUSINESS TRANSITIONS.
In the event The Arts Central. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

14. LINKS TO OTHER SITES.
As part of the services we provide, The Arts Central may create links allowing you to access third party sites. The Arts Central is not responsible for the content that appears on those sites and does not endorse these sites. Please consult those sites' individual privacy policies in order to determine how they treat user information

15. SECURITY.
All information described above is stored on restricted database servers.

16. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.
The Arts Central reserves the right to change this policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this site.

17. CONTACT US.
If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at support [at] the arts central [dot] com or at +60 3 62061440.