Information Collection and Use
paintingstogo.com collects information from users at several different points on its site and it is the sole owner of the information on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information in ways different from what is disclosed on this statement. The paintingstogo.com site contains links to other sites. Paintingstogo.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of external web sites which "link to" or "link from" Paintingstogo.com.
Registration and Order Forms:
In order to use some of our services, users must become a registered user (a.k.a., "Member") by first completing the Member Services registration form. This registration form requires users to supply their contact information (e.g., name and address) and financial information (e.g., credit card number). In addition, bookstore customers have the option to fill out an order form in the bookstore section of the site to purchase items from the bookstore without registering through member services.
We use this customer contact information to send information to our registered users about the services for which they have subscribed. We use the financial information collected to verify the user's identity and to bill the user for products and services. It is optional for user's to provide this information so that we can provide a more personalized experience on our website.
We do not give out, sell, or rent registered user address, credit or debit card information, except where needed to deliver a product or service that a registered user has ordered, or to comply with valid legal process, or in certain special cases. We may occasionally share aggregated user demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person(s).
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Links to Other Web Sites
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that paintingstogo.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites which "link to" or "link from" paintingstogo.com. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of every web site they visit which may collect personally identifiable information.
Public Forums/Email Communication
This site makes chat rooms, message boards, free email and news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and users should exercise caution when disclosing personal information. Paintingstogo.com does not monitor the online communication (including emails) which take place on our site except to comply with valid legal process, to protect the rights or property of paintingstogo.com, or for emergencies.
Paintingstogo.com has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Paintingstogo.com takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as, credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also take precautions to protect sensitive information online; we also take to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only authorized employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time paintingstogo.com will request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary. Information requested may include contact information requested may include contact information (such as, name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as, zip code and age). This contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis (no individual demographic information will be supplied to advertisers).
Correcting & Updating Personal Information
Registered users can update their address or credit/debit card information at any time by logging into the Member Services area of the site (using their Username and Password) and then clicking on the "Update Personal Information" link. In addition, paintingstogo.com Customer Support is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week to assist registered users with updating their contact information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correspondence with Users
We send all registered users an email confirming their password, username and service selection each time they change their service selection or create/update their profiles. We also send site and service announcement updates that contain important information about the services on our web site. In addition, our Customer Support Department may, as the individual situation warrants, communicate with users via telephone or email to provide them with services they have requested or to follow-up on issues in relation to their account.
We do not sell, rent or otherwise provide our registered users email addresses to third parties. However we occasionally send postcards to our registered users informing them of our new products, services, or special auctions. Users who do not wish to receive this correspondence should send an email specifying their request along with their username, name, and address to: email@example.com.
Note To Parents
At paintingstogo.com, we are aware that many children may want to visit us on the Internet. Although we welcome browsing, we encourage children to receive permission from their parents before they are allowed to release ANY personal information online.
If you have any questions about paintingstogo.com's privacy statement or the practices of this site, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org