For Individuals (Site visitors)
In order to understand how visitors use our site, the ArtChain servers keep track of pages visited, operating systemx and browserx, IP addresses of visitors, and similar information. These are standard web traffic statistics, used by most websites.
Visitor information is used for statistical purposes only.
We never link the information to individuals, and we never release individual information to outside groups.
For Artists and Art Groups (Members)
We use the directory information, provided to us by members, for display on our website. We consider the directory information to be public, since it is provided for the purpose of display!
We use contact e-mail addresses, provided to us by members, to keep the directory information up-to-date and to notify our members about our services. When a member logs into the Members area of our website, we place a cookie in the member's browser, to authenticate and track the session.
Members may elect to have us forward e-mail to a specified e-mail address. This is optional; groups are not required to providing an e-mail address for "forwarding." The forwarding e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose.
We never share member e-mail addresses with any other organization.