Terms and Privacy Policy

Art Sphere Inc. Terms and Privacy Policy

Art Sphere Inc. (“Art Sphere”) is committed to respecting your privacy. This privacy policy (“Policy”) governs how we collect and use the personal and business information collected from visitors to our website and reflects our policies toward privacy with regard to all means of gathering and disseminating data.

Our policy is to use any and all data collected by any means, whether through the internet, email, telephone, and/or any interactive forms or surveys, only for such uses that are important to our organization and our cause, in light of the professional standards required and expected from nonprofit organizations.

Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, this information can be intercepted, collected, and used by others. However, Art Sphere Inc. is dedicated to the protection of your personal information at all times and will never share, sell, or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior consent

The Information We Collect

Art Sphere does not collect any personally identifiable information about you – such as your name, address, telephone, e-mail address – unless you choose to provide us with such information voluntarily, through the use of our volunteer forms, correspondence, or interactive surveys, e.g.

Art Sphere collects information about each visitor to our website in the following ways:

  1. through your IP address;
  2. through cookies;
  3. through your voluntary participation in online surveys or completion of forms available on our website; and
  4. through any correspondence you send us via mail to our online posted mailing address, our online listed emails, and through other electronic forms available on our website.

Detail about these methods of information collection follows:

IP Addresses

Your IP address does not reveal any personal information about you or your activities. Our web server host logs all IP addresses of all visitors to automate information collection concerning web traffic, usage, length of time visitors stayed, new visitors, entry and exit points, and the like. It is also used as statistical information for reporting and to find ways to improve web usability.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to gather information about traffic and to enhance your visit to our site. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so that we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future.

Cookies are used to customize web pages to provide the user with preferences. They can be deactivated in your browser, if you wish, by configuring your browser’s preferences not to accept them. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use all of the interactive features of our site.

No information gathered by any cookies we have on our site is used to disseminate information about your personal use of the Internet, nor is it ever used for any marketing or advertising purposes.

Online Surveys and Forms

Online surveys and forms are generated by our database to gather information about you and your organization when you register as a user on our website or in conjunction with your volunteer experiences. None of the information collected is shared with third parties.

Correspondence

None of your contact information or any correspondence that you send via regular mail, online through forms, through email, or any other means is ever sold to third parties under any circumstances, and is used only to conduct our daily business in accomplishing our mission under our policies as a nonprofit entity.

How we may use your information

Art Sphere Inc. may share non-personally identifiable information with various entities for fundraising or legal purposes, or with law enforcement. By use of this site, you expressly agree to such transfers of data.

We will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information to any third parties. It is possible, though unlikely, that we may be forced to disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, or a law enforcement agency’s request.

Art Sphere maintains internal lists/databases of members, volunteers, and contacts in our office. Because your physical mail and e-mail addresses are confidential, we never share either type of information with outside parties, and only key Art Sphere Inc. personnel are allowed access to the areas of the computer systems in which we store this information. Lists/Databases are accessed only for the purpose of upgrading our computer systems or distributing Art Sphere Inc. newsletters, publicity campaigns, alerts, correspondence, event notifications, or other professional communications that help us accomplish our mission as a nonprofit organization.

Links to Other Websites

Art Sphere Inc.’s website may links to other websites at the national, regional, state, and local levels. Although we work hard to make sure we are linking to appropriate sites and take full responsibility for the content of our site and our own privacy policy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites to which we link.

Online Surveys

Occasionally we may ask you to participate in online surveys in the interest of collecting certain demographic information for use in our grant writing. Such surveys are always on a volunteer basis and it is not necessary for you to fill out any information. Should you decide to fill out a survey, the types of information that are collected may include demographics, such as zip codes, age group, services received or provided, etc. None of the information that is collected through these means will be collected on any one individual, nor can it be used to identify any one individual. Survey information is used in the aggregate to improve our organizational and online services.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is of great importance to us. Art Sphere Inc. does not collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without proper parental consent, nor do we solicit information from users under the age of 13.

Contacting Us

If you believe that your personal and/or private information is being used for a purpose other than its intended purpose, or if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the practices of our site, contact Krisitn Groenveld (Executive Director) at info@artsphere.org, and she will address your concerns immediately.

Art Sphere Inc. reserves the right to change this policy whenever deemed necessary without prior notification. Should changes be made, they will be posted on this Privacy Notice with the date of revision.

Last Revised 11/10/2014

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