ARTS THREAD Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us including your name, email address, date of birth, city and country of residence and your current education or occupation status, such as university student or company employee. Depending upon the answer to this last question, we may ask you the name of the university you attend, the name of the course you are studying or teaching, the study level of your students or the name of the company you work for and the name of your role within it;
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters including your name and email address;
(c) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
(d) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services including our online and/or print ARTS THREAD magazine; and
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

(2) USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
(a) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(b) administer the website, e.g. to send you password reminders;
(c) contact you to inform you your portfolio or course information is live on the ARTS THREAD website;
(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, such as the ARTS THREAD magazine and supply to you services purchased via the website, such as the online ARTS THREAD magazine;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you for the ARTS THREAD magazine;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business, where you have specifically agreed to this, by post, email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You should only provide your personal information to PayPal after reviewing the PayPal privacy policy (available at www.paypal.com). We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website. We may change our payment services provider in the future. We may notify you of any changes by email.

(3) DISCLOSURES

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(4) INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Japan and others) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website, such as your name and email address, will be published on the Internet and may be available, via the Internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(5) SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
Of course, data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

(6) POLICY AMENDMENTS

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(7) YOUR RIGHTS

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00 UK Sterling).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(8) THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9) UPDATING INFORMATION

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(10) CONTACT

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to info@artsthread.com or by post to ARTS THREAD Ltd, 8 Blandfield Rd, London SW12 8BG, UK.

(11) DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller responsible for our website is ARTS THREAD Ltd.
 Our data protection registration number is Z1751683.

THE TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY herein provided are solely for the use of ARTS THREAD business and website and should not be copied, traced, in any manner reproduced or otherwise used for purposes other than the business of ARTSTHREAD and any of its duly authorized affiliates, subsidiaries or business partners. ARTS THREAD is not responsible for any damage caused by the unauthorized use of the ARTS THREAD website’s TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY by any third party for any reason been or business venture undertaken, taken or in the process or development of any business, related or not related to ARTS THREAD’s business, in England and in any other part of the world, not excluding any online business or related electronic commerce endeavour. ARTS THREAD reserves the rights to file suit or proceed with any judicial action for the unauthorized use of its THE TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY, and to claim for any damage that such unauthorized use may directly or indirectly cause on ARTS THREAD’s business, including any violation to its trademark and copyrights, its corporate image and other related intellectual property rights.

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