v1.0, 21 March 2020
These definitions should help you understand this policy.
“GDPR” refers to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data.
“including“, “includes” or similar words refer to matters which are included without limitation, in other words, that are not limited to any list provided.
“Personal Data” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify an individual directly or indirectly, including, but not limited to, first and last name, identification number, date of birth, email address, gender, occupation, or other demographic information.
“Website” means all content included in our domains: artistscollectivespartanburg.org and any subdomains and subsites.
“Services” means the online plugins, extensions, software, including any information or support related to them we provide to bloggers and business to improve their website.
“Channels” means the various means by which we may collect information including our Website, the Services, social media pages, HTML-formatted e-mail messages and through offline sales and marketing activities.
“we,” “us,” “our,” and “Artists Collective | Spartanburg” refer to Artists Collective | Spartanburg, a non-profit organization governed by United States law.
“Website Visitor” refers to anyone visiting our Website.
“User” refers to the person or entity that uses our Services.
“you” refers to Website Visitors or Users.
If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Data we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please use our contact form to send us a message. You may also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to our address.
Your Personal Data
All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).
- Information We Collect
(a) Information You Explicitly Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way through a direct interaction with us which includes:
- Your email when you subscribe to our newsletter.
- Your name and email when you post a comment on our blog posts.
- Your name and email when you contact us through our contact forms.
- Your name, email, postal address, telephone number and your company when you subscribe to our premium Services.
- The Personal Data you provide us when you send us an email or contact our service support.
Note that we do not collect any payment information when you subscribe to one of our services.
(b) Information we collect automatically: When you use the Services or browse our Website, we may collect information about your visit to our Website, your usage of the Services, and your web browsing. That information may include:
- Your network routing information (where you come from).
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and may identify your general geographic location or company.
- Your computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform.
(c) Publicly available data or data from other sources: We may also store certain information from automated interactions on websites other than Artists Collective | Spartanburg or other data you may have made publicly available. This information may include:
- Your name or WordPress username, for example, when you participate in WordPress support forums.
- Your name, your social account, and Personal Data that is public on that account when providing a rate review or participating on social media (for example, the WordPress Plugin Directory, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram).
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
- How We Use Personal Data
We may use and disclose Personal Data only for the following purposes:
(a) To allow you to subscribe to our services and purchase our products.
(b) To provide, support, and improve the Services we offer, as well as to improve customer relationships. This includes our use of the data that our Users provide us in order to enable our Users to use the Services. This also includes, for example, aggregating information from your use of the Services or visit our Website and sharing this information with third parties to improve our Services. This might also include sharing your information or the information you provide us with third parties in order to provide and support our Services or to make certain features of the Services available to you. When we do have to share Personal Data with third parties, we take steps to protect your information by requiring these third parties to enter into a contract with us that requires them to use the Personal Data we transfer to them in a manner that is consistent with this policy.
(c) To notify you about new product releases and service developments, and to advertise Artists Collective | Spartanburg products and services in accordance with this policy. Your website visit, marketing experience, and communications may be tailored to your interests based on your Personal Data. Artists Collective | Spartanburg may also use Personal Data in order to respond directly to your information requests (including newsletter registrations or other specific requests), or pass your contact information to Artists Collective | Spartanburg reseller for further follow-up related to your interests.
(e) To post public testimonials on our Website or social networks. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you may contact us through the contact address indicated above.
(g) Track and evaluate our marketing campaigns, including online advertising and e-mail marketing campaigns.
(h) To communicate with you about a conference or event hosted, co-sponsored or participated by us, including information about the event’s content, logistics, payment, updates, and any additional meetings, special demonstrations or other customer facilitation. After the event, we may contact you about the event and related products and services, and may share information about your attendance with your company (if any).
(i) To share Personal Data with third parties who provide services to us, provided that the third party has executed any data processing documentation required by law.
(j) To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
- What Personal Data We Share and Disclose to Third Parties
We do not sell your Personal Data to anyone. We may share your Personal Data with our third party Service Providers, who help us provide and support our Services, such as credit card processing services, order fulfillment, analytics, event or campaign management, website management, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, e-mail delivery, auditing, and other similar services. In this case, we require by contract from our services providers to use your Personal Data only for the purpose of providing services to us and subject to terms consistent with this policy.
We may disclose your personal data as we believe to be necessary or appropriate:
- under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence;
- to comply with legal process;
- to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence;
- to enforce Artists Collective | Spartanburg terms and conditions, which are subject to this private policy; and
- to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may have.
Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merge, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of Artists Collective | Spartanburg business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer the Personal Data it has collected to the relevant third party.
- Public Information and Third Party Websites
(a) Blog. We have a public blog on our Website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Data appears on our blog and you want it removed, contact us here. If we are unable to remove your information, we will tell you why.
(b) Social media platforms. We maintain presences on social media platforms including Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
- your display preferences, including your selected language,
the service you subscribe to perform the checkout with our reseller.
- What Types of Cookies Do We Have?
Depending on who sends the cookies and treats the data obtained, the cookies we use may be:
(a) Own Cookies: These are cookies sent to your terminal from a computer or domain managed by us (and from which the service requested by you is provided).
(b) Third party cookies: These are cookies sent to your terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by us, but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to measure the traffic in our Website or MailPoet cookies to see the openings and clicks of our Newsletter emails.
- How You Can Control or Delete Cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You may delete all cookies that are already in your computer and you may set most browsers to prevent cookies from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
- Accuracy and Data Retention
We take reasonable business measures in compliance with laws to keep your Personal Data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do so. If your Personal Data change (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes.
We will retain the following data:
(a) Disaggregated data: Disaggregated data data will be retained without a deadline for deletion.
(b) Subscribers data: During the time your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with our Services in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
(c) Newsletter subscribers’ details: From the moment the user subscribes to the newsletter until the subscription is ceased.
(d) User data uploaded by Artists Collective | Spartanburg to pages and profiles on social networks: From the moment the user offers consent until it withdraws it.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Third Party Service providers
We use G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar for business), for communication, storage, and collaboration. Personal Data related to some of our services is kept in Google’s systems. In addition, on our Website, we use Google Analytics to analyze their use and optimize their performance.
Google is a US company the data of which is stored in Google Cloud Locations. As described in their Privacy Shield certification, they comply with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data from European Union member countries and Switzerland, respectively.
Google is fully committed to GDPR compliance as described on their Commitments to GDPR that articulate the commitments with us.