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Artistically Connected Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers
This privacy policy covers the use of the web site located at http://www.ArtisticallyConnected.com and the services provided by Artistically Connected, Inc. (“Artistically Connected”), including how Artistically Connected treats personal information that Artistically Connected collects and receives. Pursuant to Artistically Connected’s Terms of Use, you must be 18 years and older to use this site or have permission from a legal guardian. Therefore, this policy makes no provision for individuals under 18 years old. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Artistically Connected does not own or control, or individuals that Artistically Connected does not employ or manage.

Effective Date: 11/17/2010

Information Collection and How it is Used General Information:
• Artistically Connected will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy.
• Your username, Artistically Connected ID or alias is displayed throughout Artistically Connected (and so available to the public) and is connected to all of your Artistically Connected activity. Other people can see your purchases, items for sale, store, feedback, and associated comments. You have the option to publicly display your full name buy choosing your username.
• Artistically Connected collects personal information when you register to use Artistically Connected services or to post content on Artistically Connected. At registration you are asked for your email address and certain other optional information. • If you would like to obtain a Seller account, Artistically Connected will ask for your billing address, phone number, and credit card information.
• Artistically Connected automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. This data is only used in the aggregate.
• Artistically Connected uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.

IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Artistically Connected’s user registration databases when you register with Artistically Connected. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes.

Service-related Announcements Artistically Connected will send you a welcome/confirmation email when you sign up for Artistically Connected’s services. Receipt of this email is required for using Artistically Connected’s services. Artistically Connected will send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. You may not opt-out of service-related communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by emailing [email protected] from the email address you signed up with.

Administrative Messages

Artistically Connected may periodically email you with administrative messages. Artistically Connected will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Your information may be combined with information Artistically Connected collects from other companies and used to improve and personalize services, content and advertising. If you don’t wish to receive administrative messages or participate in these programs, simply opt-out by emailing [email protected]

Newsletter Emails

Artistically Connected offers subscriptions to Artistically Connected email newsletters. To opt-in, you must supply your email address and click “subscribe” on the bottom left navigation. This email address will only be used for this feature. You may change your subscription or unsubscribe at anytime by following the instructions contained in the email. Choice/Opt-out If you no longer wish to receive administrative messages, you may opt-out by emailing [email protected] Please note that if you do not wish to receive administrative messages from us, those notices will still govern your use of the Artistically Connected website and service, and you are responsible for reviewing such notices for changes.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use Artistically Connected products or services that require you to “sign in,” and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Artistically Connected service. Artistically Connected uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you “sign in”; keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Artistically Connected’s services; display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on Artistically Connected; estimate and report Artistically Connected’s total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve Artistically Connected’s content and services. Artistically Connected cookies do not collect personal information, and Artistically Connected does not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your username or email address is.

Tracking Technologies

We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to your personally identifiable information. The use of cookies by our third party tracking partners is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners use session ID cookies to support our site functionality such as web analytics reporting.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

When you post a message, your Artistically Connected ID or alias is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Artistically Connected may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Artistically Connected Terms of Use. Artistically Connected may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with Artistically Connected’s Policys, as Artistically Connected in Artistically Connected’s sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Artistically Connected may disclose name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company name. Artistically Connected may share aggregated demographic information with business partners. Artistically Connected is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may sell items to you from the Artistically Connected website. Artistically Connected may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of Artistically Connected’s business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, you will share customer information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. Artistically Connected employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Artistically Connected will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated parties except as specified in this Privacy Policy to provide products or services you have requested or when Artistically Connected has your permission. It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Artistically Connected’s Terms of Use, as specified in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required by law. In some cases, Artistically Connected may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Artistically Connected will transfer information about you if Artistically Connected is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Artistically Connected will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Artistically Connected web site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. As part of the buying and selling process, you may obtain another Artistically Connected user’s email address, shipping address and/or other information. Pursuant to Artistically Connected’s Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information. This information should only be used for Artistically Connected-related communications or for Artistically Connected-facilitated transactions. Artistically Connected has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any Artistically Connected user to your email or physical mail list. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and Artistically Connected’s ability to keep the community free from bad actors, Artistically Connected will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order, legal process, or substantially similar legal procedure, except when Artistically Connected believes in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to protect Artistically Connected’s rights, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or to report suspected illegal activity.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information Artistically Connected collects from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are buyers or sellers on Artistically Connected or throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Artistically Connected does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Artistically Connected is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Artistically Connected site. Artistically Connected encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Editing and Deleting Account Information

You can change your Artistically Connected Account Information (except your username), at any time. Artistically Connected may send you certain communications relating to the Artistically Connected service, such as service-related announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your Artistically Connected account. You can delete your Artistically Connected account by emailing [email protected] Please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Artistically Connected’s records for some period. Artistically Connected limits access to personal information about you to employees who Artistically Connected believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Artistically Connected Account Information is password-protected. Your password is protected from all employees. If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct or update it by making the change on your Artistically Connected page. You may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support [email protected] or by postal mail at the contact information listed below. Artistically Connected will respond to your request within 10-20 business days. Security The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Artistically Connected account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) for registration Artistically Connected encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Artistically Connected follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Artistically Connected receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Artistically Connected strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Artistically Connected cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Artistically Connected’s Web site, you can email Artistically Connected at [email protected]

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If the privacy policy is changed, Artistically Connected will post changes so that you are aware of those changes. Artistically Connected reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Artistically Connected makes material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places Artistically Connected deems appropriate. Questions If you have questions or suggestions you can contact Artistically Connected’s Support Team via our website: www.artisticallyconnected.com or write to: Artistically Connected Customer Care – Privacy Policy; 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1W7; telephone: 1.877.711.4ART (1.877.711.4278)


Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
Artistically Connected, Inc. (“Artistically Connected”) has adopted the following general policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with general CANADIAN. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). Artistically Connected will respond to notices of this form from jurisdictions other than Canada. as well. The address of Artistically Connected’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.
Artistically Connected may act expeditiously to respond to a proper notice by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity; and (2) removing and discontinuing service to repeat offenders. If Artistically Connected removes or disables access in response to such a notice, Artistically Connected will make a good-faith attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party (“Member”) so that they may make a counter notification.
A. Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringements:
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether the material infringes upon your intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting Artistically Connected.
If you believe that material residing on or accessible through the Artistically Connected web site or service infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, to provide Artistically Connected of notice of such infringement, you must send a written notice of the infringement to the Designated Agent listed below. Please specify the type of infringement at issue and the notice must include the following information:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property right that has been allegedly infringed upon (by fax or regular mail – not by email, except by prior agreement);
2. Identification in sufficient detail of the material being infringed upon (for an allegation of a patent infringement, please provide a patent number);
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing upon the intellectual property. Include information regarding the location of the infringing material with sufficient detail so that Artistically Connected is capable of finding and verifying its existence (for listings, please provide item numbers);
4. Contact information about the notifier including the name of the intellectual property owner, the name and title of the person contacting Artistically Connected on the owner’s behalf, the address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
5. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner.
When removing material from the site, Artistically Connected will make reasonable attempts to inform the Member of the removal, the reason for the removal, and may provide the Member with a copy of the notice and the notifying party’s contact information.
B. Removal of Allegedly Infringing Material
Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is received by the Designated Agent, Artistically Connected may remove or disable access to the material infringing upon the intellectual property. If Artistically Connected removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, Artistically Connected will make reasonable attempts to notify the Member that Artistically Connected has removed or disabled access to the material. Repeat offenders will have all material removed from the system and Artistically Connected will terminate such Members’ access to the service.
C. Procedure to Supply a Copyright Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent:
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing upon the intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether or not the material infringes on the intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting Artistically Connected.
If a Member believes that their material that was removed or to which access was disabled is not infringing upon a copyright, you must send a counter-notice, pursuant to 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please do not re-list or reactivate the material yourself. The counter-notice must contain the following information to the Designated Agent listed below.
1. Your physical or electronic signature (by fax or regular mail – not by email, except by prior agreement);
2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
3. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material;
4. Your name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the Member’s address is located, or if your address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Artistically Connected is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Artistically Connected may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Artistically Connected may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright or intellectual property owner files an action seeking a court order against the Member, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at Artistically Connected’s discretion.
Please contact Artistically Connected’s Designated Agent to submit Notifications of Claimed Infringement and Copyright Counter-Notices at the following address:
Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Artistically Connected, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
Artistically Connected
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1W7

E-mail: [email protected]


As the founder of Artistically Connected I am passionate about art and business. I enjoy working with artists at all stages of their craft and learning along the way.