What’s this all about then?
Here are the topics that we cover:
- What information we collect and how we collect it
- How we use the information and who we share it with
- How you can access and update such information
- How we protect the information we store about you
Who we are
Artblr is operated by Application DFlunk inc., a company registered in Canada at 707 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Suite 200, Gatineau, Quebec, J8Y 4B5.
Artblr reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.
1. Artblr users and visitors to our site
What information does Artblr collect if I decide to join the Artblr community?
To join the Artblr network you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your location details. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your “Profile” page, which gives you the chance to correct or update your information at any time by just logging in to Artblr.
Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP and email addresses. We may from time to time allow our employees to use the product for testing and user engagement purposes.
Does Artblr collect my personal information if I am not a member and just visit the site?
No. We don’t collect any personal information about visitors to our site. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will place session ID cookies on your computer. For more information about cookies generally, look at the answer to “How does Artblr collect information about me?” below.
If I put other information about me on the site, what does Artblr do with it?
Artblr is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members of Artblr by posting information about yourself. When using the App you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible, both by Users of the App and non-Users of the App. For example, to make it easier to find other Artblrers and connect with them, we have allowed you to share other users' profiles on Facebook and other social media. We recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information they disclose about themselves. We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full names or addresses, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers’ licence details and other sensitive information in your Profile which is open to abuse and misuse.
Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on you Profile such as your religious denomination or health details. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on Artblr may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our Terms and condiitons of use, we reserve the right to terminate your account.
What does Artblr collect about me if I use the mobile app?
When you use your mobile device or the mobile app, we will collect information about WiFi access points as well as other location information about your longitude and latitude. That information helps us identify your physical location. If you do not want your location to be known, then please turn off the physical location settings on your device.
What’s collected from me if I use Artblr’s premium services?
When you take advantage of Artblr’s premium features, we collect financial information necessary to process your payments as per your chosen payment method. Please note that we do not store any credit card or other payment card details. However, our payment service providers do (and are approved to do so by all applicable regulatory bodies).
When you access Artblr we collect certain technical information about your computer system or mobile device and statistical data. We use this information to improve our site.
Can Artblr collect information about me from other sites I use, such as Facebook?
If you have registered on one of our partner websites, such as Facebook, your Profile will be available to all users of the Artblr social network whether via our site or our partners’ websites.
Remember that when you register with a Artblr partner, you are also giving them personal information, so we recommend that you read their privacy policies as Artblr does not control how they use their information.
If you have registered on one of our partner websites, such as Facebook, or you have verified your account via a partner website, we may connect your Artblr profile with your profile on such partner website. We may do this by way of new products and applications which we introduce from time to time, including new products powered by our companies.
If you have created a Artblr profile through a partner website and you do not want to link your Artblr profile to your profile on the partner website, Artblr cannot amend these settings. Please visit the application settings on your partner website profile and follow the instructions to remove the Artblr access permissions.
Does Artblr use my personal information for any other purpose?
We may use material that you post on the open access areas of Artblr in advertising and promotional materials on our partner sites and partner products. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor your online experience to meet your needs.
We use your personal information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and conditions of use.
What are 'cookies' and what 'cookies' does Artblr use?
We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit Artblr, and ensures site functionality and enables us to provide the services our members request.
When you visit the publicly available sections of Artblr, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you’re visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known an local storage devices) on members’ computers, so that Artblr remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log in attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information whilst you are logged off.
You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Artblr offers.
- those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested,
- cookies related to the performance of Artblr’s site, such as analytics that help us determine how our site is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble free experience for our members and visitors
- cookies related to the functionality of Artblr’s site, such as remembering your preferences at log in or your preferred language
- third parties cookies that also relate to functionality and that you request via social plugins, links to other social networks or viewing of videos
These cookies help us to identify our members so that when you’re logged in, you can enjoy Artblr’s offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs and it can localise your experience, such as when you’ve requested to view Artblr’s site in your local language or when you’ve asked Artblr to ‘remember me’. These cookies also help to remember who invited you to join Artblr.
We may use persistent cookies, which will help us to ensure we have identified the same device is logging into the correct account. These types of cookies also help with our anti-spam measures and may help us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log-in attempts to your account and accessing any hacked accounts.
In some cases, the site feature you choose may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and Artblr recommends that you read their privacy policies.
We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience, such assisting with your navigation of our site, ensuring pages load up quickly and respond faster to your requests for Artblr services.
2. Friends and other Artblr users
When I put information about myself on Artblr, what do the other users see?
To ensure you get to meet as many people as possible on Artblr, other members get to see your user name and any information you post on your Profile, including photos. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other Artblr members to know about you.
What am I allowed to do with other user’s personal information?
Use it to make new contacts! Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Artblr reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms and Conditions of Use.
3. Third parties
Does Artblr sell my information to other parties?
Not at all. We do not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. Artblr discloses aggregated non-personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. That means we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you.
Does Artblr disclose my information to other parties?
We may share aggregated information with such parties that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
In particular, in relation to targeted advertising, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you
Artblr also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We may also disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, as required by law when/or, in our sole discretion, we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
In the event that Artblr or any of its affiliates undergoes a business transition or change of ownership, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, re-organisation, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, we may be required to disclose your personal information.
4. Data storage
Where is my personal information kept?
Artblr is a global website operating through servers located in a number of countries around the world, including the United States. If you live in a country with data protection laws, the storage of your personal data may not provide you with the same protections as you enjoy in your country of residence. By submitting your personal information, or by choosing to upgrade the services you use, or by making use of the applications available on Artblr, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to, and storage and processing of your personal information in, any such countries and destinations.
How does Artblr protect my personal information?
Artblr has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal information. Artblr uses reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as secured servers using firewalls. Our technical experts work hard to ensure your secure use of our site.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use.
We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How do I help keep my information secure?
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose your password or give it out, your personal information may be compromised. Artblr cannot be held responsible for your failure to keep your password secure and failure to do so may violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.
6. Your rights
How do I change my Profile?
You can review and revise your profile information at any time. Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personal information including:
Your contact email address;
Your profile, photographs, and videos;
Your city, region, and country of residence;
Please promptly update your information if it changes by signing-in to your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to periodically change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your account information.
Users in certain jurisdictions are, in accordance with applicable law, entitled to exercise a right of access to personal information about themselves by asking for a copy of the information we hold about them (for which, where allowed by law, we may charge a small fee).
Can I deactivate or delete my Profile?
You can delete their profile from our database by signing in with your password and delete your profile. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to restore it.
To prevent abuse and/or misuse of Artblr by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.
Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
What happens if I do nothing?
If you have not signed in to Artblr for three months, we may remove your Profile as part of our data cleansing process.
Your Artblr account is non-transferable and any rights to your profile or contents within your account will be cancelled upon your death unless otherwise instructed.