PRIVACY POLICY

 

Preliminary Statement

www.colorwayarts.com (“our Website”) is a service provided by ColorWay Arts (the “Company”) for the following purpose: This website is a source of information about cartonnage, the craft technique, where to learn and where to buy products.  Even as the Internet allows us to communicate and exchange information far more easily than in the past, it also generates new issues and challenges that must be addressed in this ever-changing digital world.  One of the most important issues that any website owner must address is that of its users’ privacy.  We believe that our privacy policy is one that adheres to all relevant laws, regulations and customs while at the same time is readily accessible and understandable to our users.  We take great pride in the trust that our users place in our Website.  For our service to be effective, we must collect certain information from our users.  If you do not agree with any of the terms or practices described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website.

 

What does our privacy policy cover?

This policy covers our Website’s treatment of our users’ Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) that we collect when our users utilize our Website service.  This policy does not apply to the practices of any company that the Company does not control or own, people that the Company does not employ or manage, or third-party websites that the Company does not own, control, or manage.

 

Why have a privacy policy?

Our policy allows us to collect information from our users in a manner that will allow our users to retain control over their personal information, but still allow us to make their online visit safe, satisfying and rewarding.  We use our users’ information to make it easier for our users to access our Website services.  Since access to a user’s section on the site requires authentication of the user’s identity, some information is required to be provided for us to know who is accessing the site and which areas that person has access to.  The information allows us to provide our users with a personalized interface to the data that is relevant to their user profiles.  Use of any of the services on our Website is entirely voluntary; however, if you do not provide the Personally Identifiable Information requested by us, then we may elect not to make the related services available for your use.

 

What type of information do we collect?

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

We also may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

How we use collected information?

Company may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

- To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

- To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

- To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.


Information Disclosure - Will we do it?

The Company will not sell or rent your personal Information to anyone. However, the Company. will send personal Information about our users to other companies or people when:

•  We have the consent of our users to share the information.

•  We need to share our users’ information to provide a product or service that the user requested.

•  We need to send the information to third parties that provide services on our behalf to provide our users with a product or service they requested.  These third parties do not have any right to use the Personal Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us in fulfilling our users’ requests unless the third party is specifically authorized to use the information by our users.

•  We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.

•  We find that your actions on our site violate our Terms of Use or any of our usage guidelines for our services.

 

Do we use cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data stored on our users’ hard drives that contain information about our users.  Cookies are not linked to personal Information while users are on our site.  Once our users close their browsers, the cookies terminate.  Cookies allow our users to only log into the site once while remembering their usernames and passwords for future access.  Cookies may be rejected by our users, but the rejection will result in more limited access to the services we provide since our services are personalized to our users.  Cookies may also be used to allow our users access to our sweepstakes, contests and other events.  We use cookies to monitor site activity, not user activity.  If you choose not to accept cookies, you should be aware that you may not be able to experience the full functionality of our Website.

 

Log Files

We collect IP addresses from our users and visitors to track trends, administer the site, and collect broad Anonymous Information for demographic purposes.  The IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information of our users or visitors.  We do not monitor the activities of our users within or without our Site.

 

Sharing of Information

We may share Anonymous Information with our advertisers and partners.  If we do share this information, it will not be linked to any personal Information.

 

Links

Our Website contains links to other sites.  Some of these sites may display our product logos, our products or other content provided by the Company.  Please understand that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.  We recommend that our users be aware when they leave our Website and that they read the privacy policies of the other sites to see how they treat the information they collect.  By providing access to third-party sites or advertisements, the Company is not endorsing the products or services provided by the owners or operators of such websites.  Consequently, we will not be responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, availability, reliability, copyright compliance, legality or decency of the material contained in such third-party Websites linked to our Website.  We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel is necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the information collected by the Company via our Website.

 

Surveys, Contests and Sweepstakes

The Company may offer our users the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests and sweepstakes via our Website.  In order to participate, users will be asked to provide information.  Participation in these events is voluntary, thereby providing our users with a choice as to whether to provide the information requested or not.  Information requested for these events may include contact information (name and address), demographic data (zip code and age), and optional information (gender, likes, dislikes).  Contact information will only be used to notify the winners and to award prizes.  Any survey information will be used to improve and monitor our Website service .

 

Corrections to Personal Information

If our users’ Personally Identifiable Information changes due to a move or other circumstances, or a user wishes to terminate his or her participation in our service, we will try to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s Personally Identifiable Information from our servers.  These updates and removals can be completed on our users’ information pages by our users’ site administrator or by sending a message to claudia@colorwayarts.com.  In extenuating circumstances, we can address these issues via telephone or regular U.S. Postal Service.  Some information may remain on our servers including in our archived records after termination of an account.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on our homepage to inform our users of what information we collect, how we use the information, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose the information to third parties.  If at any time we decide to use Personally Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time the information was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.  Users will then have the opportunity to opt out of allowing us to use the information.  Users that fail to respond to the change of policy message will not have their information utilized pursuant to the new policies since we will implement the policies for all information collected from the time of the change forward.  We will use the information in accordance with the privacy policy under which it was collected.

 

Enforcement

If you feel that our site is not following our privacy policy, you may contact us at our corporate office via telephone.  You may also direct inquiries to claudia@colorwayarts.com.  The Federal Trade Commission also has a complaint hotline that can be reached by phone at (202) 382-4357 or online at www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

 

Additional Questions

Any additional questions regarding our privacy policy can be asked via email by sending a message to claudia@colorwayarts.com.