Updated October 28, 2019
- Our Privacy Principles
We are committed to recognizing and respecting your privacy rights by keeping you informed and processing and protecting your personal data in compliance with Canada’s ‘fair information principles’, as outlined in Schedule 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). These principles are designed to ensure the protection and fair handling of your personal information at all times.
- Information that We Collect from You
Account Data You Directly and Voluntarily Provide to Us
We may collect and process some or all of the following information you make available to us if you register, download or use the Services, such as your:
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- User Name
- Other Registration Information (e.g. details about your art)
User Profile Data
We may also offer you the option to create a user profile (e.g. short artist biography) that may be visible to other users of the Services.
Usage Data We Automatically Collect from You
In addition to the information you provide to us, the Services may collect and process additional data automatically.
This data may include your:
- Device Registration Data(for example, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, IP address, operating system and browser type),
- Device Settings(for example, your language preference)
- Mobile Carrier
- Information about how you use the Services(for example, how many times you use the Services each day)
- Requested and Referring URLs
- Location Data collected through your Device(including, for example, precise location data such as GPS and WiFi information)
Anonymous Data Commitment
We respect the privacy of our users and abide by the principles of anonymous data. These are:
- Limiting the amount of Identifiable Data Collected to that which is strictly needed for our operations (see Section 3, below)
- Limiting the retention of Identifiable Data to no longer than is reasonably needed for our operations
- Using Anonymous Data to the extent our operations can be achieved with such data, or otherwise De-Identifying the Identifiable Data to the greatest extent that is compatible with our operations
- Processing the data separately from systems that are used for purposes other than the permitted uses specified in this document
- Not processing the data beyond our operations.
- How We Use Your Information
Improving the Services, Providing Support, and Communicating With You
We may use the data you provide or that is collected through the Services to operate and improve the Services, contact you from time to time to provide you with important information and notices relating to the Services, and to communicate with you about marketing promotions.
Advertising and Third Party Content and Links
The Services may be supported through advertising, and we may work with advertisers and advertising networks (e.g. Facebook and Google Search Adwords) to provide advertising through the Services. We may provide these advertisers and advertising networks with the ability to collect data about how your mobile device interacts with the Services. This data may include the unique device identifier associated with your device and your precise location data, in order to help analyze and target the Services.
We may also work with third party analytics companies to help us understand how the Services are being used, such as data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, website and mobile application analytics, and to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements.
We may use Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google or other third party analytics services providers (“Analytics Services“) to collect information about your use of the Services. These Analytics Services may collect information about the content you view and your system information and geographic information. The information generated by the Analytics Services about your use of the Services will be transmitted to and stored by the Analytics Services. The information collected by the Analytics Services allows us to analyze your use of the Services.
We encourage you to review your device and Services settings to ensure they are consistent with your preferences, including with respect to the collection and use of information. You may be able to stop further collection of certain data by the Services by updating your applicable device settings, or you may uninstall the Services. In addition, you may choose not to share your location details by adjusting your mobile device’s location services settings. For instructions on changing the relevant settings, please contact your service provider/carrier or device manufacturer.
Purchases and Payment Processors
Social Media and Sharing
The Services may use social networking or “share functionality” or may contain links to third-party social media sites or applications that are not owned or controlled by us. We also may allow you to use social media sites or applications to leverage your existing social media site or application accounts to access features of the Services. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you by these sites or applications, depending on the feature.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, any share functionality or the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party site or application. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites or applications with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites. You are subject to the policies of those third parties when and where applicable.
- How We Share Your Information
We may share the information you provide or that we collect in some circumstances as follows:
Within Our Company
We may share your information with members of the ArtFinds.Me organization in order to provide services like registration, transactions and customer support, or to improve your experience with the Services.
With Our Service Providers
We may share your information with our service providers who work on our behalf. For example, these service providers may handle payment or credit card processing, data management, customer data pooling or aggregating, feature administration, email distribution, market research, information analysis, and promotions management. These service providers will only have access to the information needed to perform these limited functions on our behalf.
Business Transfers or Bankruptcy
- Your Access and Control of Your Information
We acknowledge your right to access and control your personal data.
Accessing, Correcting or Deleting Your Information
To request access to or correction of your personal data, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] or a letter to:
Jenny Farkas, President
ArtFinds.Me Local Art Sales Inc.
1-1033 Queens Ave
Please include your registration information you provided through the Services. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.
If you’d like us to delete information that you have provided through the Services, please contact us at [email protected] and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note we may be obliged to keep some data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Portability of Your Personal Data
Data portability is the ability to obtain some of your information in a format you can move from one service provider to another. Depending on the context, this applies to some of your information, but not to all of your information. Should you request it, we will provide you with an electronic file of your basic account information and the information under your sole control.
- The Privacy of Children
The Services are not intended for children under age 16. We do not knowingly collect or distribute personal information from or about children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected].
- Security Measures
We provide industry-standard physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal data we process and maintain. We limit access to this data to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Services. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for data we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services and you do so at your own risk.
- Contact Us
Jenny Farkas, President
ArtFinds.Me Local Art Sales Inc.
1-1033 Queens Ave
We will do our best to respond to you in a timely and professional manner to answer your questions and resolve your concerns.