Effective date: May 12, 2018
This website is owned and operated by Artifact Studios Inc., (“ASI”).
This Policy describes ASI’s commitment to privacy and reflects the importance we place on earning and keeping our Audience’s trust.
SCOPE OF THIS POLICY
ASI has provided this Policy so that you will know what information ASI collects, how ASI uses this information, the types of third parties with whom ASI may share this information, and some of the choices that are available to you.
ASI collects certain information about or related to you through this Site. Some of the information ASI collects may be “personal information”—information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us. Other information may be non-personally identifiable, such as your IP address.
This Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by additional privacy notices (“Privacy Notices”), provided at the time we collect your information. For example, certain pages of this Site may contain Privacy Notices providing more details about the information we collect on those particular pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information. In other cases, specific Privacy Notices may be required to comply with the privacy laws of one of the countries, provinces, or states in which we do business.
By using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you). If you do not consent to the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you), you may not use this Site. If you have questions about this Policy, or any Privacy Notice, please contact us.
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use, and disclose your information.
This Policy describes some of your choices, such as your choice to opt out of receiving “cookies.” ASI tries to offer you choices in a meaningful way and at a meaningful time—for example, at the time and on the page where you provide your information. In addition, as required by applicable laws, we will include an “opt out” link in each promotional email we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future.
Do Not Track Mechanisms. If you enable the Do Not Track setting in your browser, we won’t record your visit to our website and the third party cookies on our pages will be disabled. For more information on Do Not Track, click here.
Previously Expressed Preferences. You may change previously expressed preferences regarding how we use your information. If you have registered with this Site or downloaded one of our mobile applications, you may be able to change certain privacy preferences through your account settings. You can also unsubscribe from our promotional emails at any time, by clicking the “opt out” link in the email, and you can unsubscribe from promotional text messages at any time by texting STOP in response to a text message we send you. Otherwise, please contact us.
THIS POLICY MAY CHANGE
For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, ASI will alert you by posting a notice on our Privacy Center home page for thirty days. ASI will also update the “effective date” at the top of this page. If more than thirty days goes by between your visits to this Site, be sure you check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
(a) Information You Manually Provide. ASI collects the information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) when you use this Site. For example, we collect the information you provide when you register with this Site; sign up for one of our newsletters; comment on an article; communicate with us; order and schedule orders for benefits, rewards, products and services from or through us and our partners; or otherwise interact with this Site. Some of the information you manually provide may be personal information, such as your name and contact information.
(b) Information from Third-Party Social Media Platforms. You may be able to register with, log on to, or enhance your profile on this Site by choosing to automatically populate the requested data fields with information you previously provided to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). By doing this, you are asking the third-party platform to send us information, including personal information, from your profile on that platform. We treat that information as we do any other information you give to us when you register, log on, or enhance your profile.
(c) Information from your browser or device. ASI collects information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser or mobile device. This information typically includes your IP address, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. The information we receive may depend on your browser or device settings.
The information we receive from your web browser and device is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable. Generally, we use this information in the aggregate to help us improve this Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. However, we may combine it with other information in an attempt to identify you or we may combine it with information that does identify you. We may also review our server logs for security purposes—for example, to detect intrusions into our network—and we might share our server logs, which contain visitors’ IP addresses, with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify you.
(d) Your Location. Using GPS technology, and with your opt-in consent, we may also collect precise, real-time location information from your mobile device and use that information to deliver tailored content through this Site. For example, we may recommend music or features. We may also share information about your location with your friends and other contacts, to the extent you interact with them using the social networking tools available on this Site. Assuming you have consented to our collection of location information from your mobile device, our mobile website may collect such information even if you are not logged into it. The information we receive from your mobile device is not personally identifiable, but we may link it to information that identifies you.
Your mobile device may allow you to adjust your settings so that location information is not available to any mobile website or application. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile or tablet device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device.
(e) Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies. We use “cookies” and other technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For more information about cookies, click here. For example, we may use these technologies to:
• collect information about the ways visitors use this Site—which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
• support the features and functionality of this Site—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits;
• personalize your experience when you use this Site; and
• improve our marketing efforts, including through use of targeted advertising.
The information we collect using cookies and similar technologies is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable, but we may link it to personal information that you provide. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of this Site if your browser rejects our cookies.
INFORMATION ABOUT THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
In addition to the cookies ASI delivers to your computer or mobile device through this Site, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Sites. To learn more about Google Analytics, click here.
Other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across nonaffiliated websites and/or delivering targeted advertisements either on this Site or on other websites.
You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our Sites. For example, if you don’t want information about your visit to this Site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that the Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to ASI.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Generally, we use the information we collect through this Site:
• to provide the information, products and services you request;
• to provide you with effective customer service;
• to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Site;
• to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site;
• to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
• to invite you to participate in surveys and provide Feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
• to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
• to better understand your needs and interests;
• to improve our products and services;
• to improve our marketing and promotional efforts;
• for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes; and
• for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice, click-through agreement or other agreement between you and us.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
(a) With Third–Party Vendors. ASI shares information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act for us or on our behalf. For example, we may use third-party vendors to design and operate this Site; to conduct surveys; and to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their functions.
(c) With Third-Party Social Media Platforms. We may provide functionality on this Site that allows you to automatically post information about the actions you take on this Site to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). If you choose to take advantage of this functionality, people with access to your profile on the third-party platform may be able to see the actions you have taken—for example, the items you have purchased. Thus, you should have no expectation of privacy in those actions. Further, if you choose to link your profile on this Site with an account on a third-party social media platform, we may share the information in your profile with that third-party platform.
(d) With Our Related Companies. ASI may share the information collected through this Site with other ASI related companies. These related companies are permitted to use your information for their own marketing purposes and in a manner otherwise consistent with this Policy.
(e) With Other, Carefully Selected Business Partners. From time to time, we may share your information with selected third parties for their own marketing purposes, except as noted in any applicable Privacy Notices. (For example, we do not share member or contributor information.) Before doing so, however, we may offer you the opportunity to “opt out” or “opt in,” as required by applicable law.
(f) In aggregate or de-identified form. We use information collected through this Site to create a compiled, aggregate view of usage patterns. We may share aggregate information with third parties so they can better understand our user base. We may also share with third parties information about how particular individuals use this Site, but only on a de-identified basis (“Individualized Data”). Individualized Data is not personally identifiable, but it does reflect the usage patterns of a particular Site user, as opposed to Site users collectively. We may provide basic demographic information (gender and age) in conjunction with providing Individualized Data. Third parties typically use this information for analytical purposes and to market their own products and services. It is possible that third parties will attempt to “re-identify” de-identified data, and you should know that this is possible using external points of reference.
(g) As Part of a Business Transfer. Your information may be transferred to successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of this Site to another organization or if we merge with another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
(i) As Described in a Privacy Notice or click-through agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on a page of this Site where you provide that information. By providing your information on that page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your information as described in that privacy notice. We also reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any click–through agreement to which you have agreed.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
ASI takes reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we collect. Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control.
A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD TO HAVE OUR PERMISSION TO USE THIS SITE. WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT, USE OR DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT VISITORS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU CAN USE THIS SERVICE ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
If you would like to review, correct and update the personal information you have provided to us through this Site, please contact us. We will respond to your request. and will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request, as required by applicable law.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
ASI RETAINS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THIS SITE AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION YOU REQUEST OR AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
THIS SITE IS HOSTED ON SERVERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES.
ASI is based in the United States and is incorporated in the State of California. The servers that support this Site are located in the United States. While it is in our possession, your information will generally be stored in ASI databases or databases maintained by our third-party service providers on servers and data storage devices located in the United States. U.S. data protection laws may not provide as much protection as the data protection laws in force in some other countries, however, we will process your information in accordance with this Policy no matter where our data is stored. If you are located in a country outside the United States, by using this Site you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.
This Policy shall be governed under the laws of the State of California, United States of America without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY OR ARTIFACT STUDIOS INC. GROUP’S DATA PRACTICES
If you have questions or concerns about this Policy, any Privacy Notice, or ASI’s data practices, please contact us.