PRIVACY POLICY - WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by Artworks Noosa. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At "Artworks Noosa", we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information "Artworks Noosa" Gathers And Tracks
"Artworks Noosa" never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties including advertisers, sponsors or partners. "Artworks Noosa" gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend and from participation in polls and surveys:
  • Information "Artworks Noosa" gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does "Artworks Noosa" divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Optional Voluntary Information (email newsletters policy)
We offer a free electronic newsletter to users. "Artworks Noosa" may gather the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

Usage Tracking
"Artworks Noosa" tracks user traffic patterns throughout the site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. "Artworks Noosa" does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Use Of Information
"Artworks Noosa" uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. "Artworks Noosa" never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users but we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
"Artworks Noosa" creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns.

Sharing Of The Information
"Artworks Noosa" uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Cookies
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. "Artworks Noosa" uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

Security
"Artworks Noosa" operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-Out Policy
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

Customer Purchases
We request certain information from customers to facilitate the purchase of artworks. If we have trouble processing a purchase, this contact information is used to contact the user. This information may be saved for future purchases.

We also require credit card information to enable the purchase of artworks. No credit card details are retained under any circumstances.

Your Consent
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by "Artworks Noosa". If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.