Thank you for visiting our web site. Please read this privacy policy, which describes how Artistic Artifacts collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website, before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Miva Merchant, the functionality behind Artistic Artifacts’s store, is a Participant in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to advance privacy and trust in the networked world.

Commitment to Data Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees and agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emailed newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

The transmission of sensitive information collected on our order form/shopping cart is encrypted using standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which provides you with a secure shopping cart checkout. If you choose to use a third party payment option to pay for your order, its privacy statement and security practices will apply to your information. We encourage you to read that privacy statement before providing your information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We collect the following personal information from you:

  • Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Billing Information such as credit card number, and billing address
  • Unique Identifiers such as user name, account number, password
  • Preferences Information such as product wish lists, order history, marketing preferences

As is true of most websites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We use this information to:

  • Fulfill your order
  • Send you an order confirmation
  • Send you requested product or service information
  • Respond to customer service requests, questions or concerns
  • Administer your account
  • Send you a newsletter (if subscribed)
  • Improve our website and marketing efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

PayPal
If you choose to use PayPal to finalize and pay for your order, you will provide your credit card number, directly to PayPal. PayPal’s privacy policy will apply to the information you provide on the PayPal website.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information, such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors and understanding how visitors use it. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information.

Links to Other Websites
ArtisticArtifacts.com includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Artistic Artifacts. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

Contact Information
You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing or emailing us:

Artistic Artifacts
4750 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
sales@ArtisticArtifacts.com

If this privacy statement changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.