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Privacy Policy

1. Scope and Consent.

This Privacy Policy describes how Artplode LTD (Artplode) , collects, uses, stores, shares and protects your personal information. The policy applies to the Artplode website and all related applications, services and tools where this policy is referenced, regardless of how you access or use them.

Throughout this Privacy Policy, the term “personal information” is used to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it cannot be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify a specific user.

By using the Artplode website and its related applications, services and tools and/or registering on the Artplode website you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and in our Terms and Use Agreement. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect immediately after they are posted on the Artplode web site.

Artplode may amend, modify, add or remove any of provisions of the privacy policy at any time/ . If we do so, we will post such changes on this page. If any future changes to the privacy policy are unacceptable to you, you should discontinue using the Artplode website. Your continued use of the Artplode website now, or following the posting of notices of any such changes, will indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and of any such changes.

2. Global Privacy Standards.

Artplode has established a set of corporate rules for privacy, known as Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs),. These BCRs have been approved by a number of European Union privacy regulators. They are a commitment by Artplode to protect your personal information and honour our privacy obligations regardless of where your personal information is collected, processed or stored. Depending on where you reside, the BCRs may also provide you some additional privacy rights through your local privacy regulator or court.

3. Collection.

You can browse without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you register on the artplode website, you give us your personal information, and you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world where our facilities are located.

When you visit the Artplode website or use our applications, services, or tools, we collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or other access device. The information sent to us includes data on the pages you access, your computer IP address, device identifiers, the type of operating system you’re using, your location, mobile network information, standard web log data, and other information. Web log data includes the browser type you’re using and traffic to and from our site. This information is not associated with you personally unless you are a registered user.

We collect the following types of personal information in order to provide you with the use and access to the Artplode website, applications, services and tools, and for the additional purposes set out in this Privacy Policy:.

4. Information Sharing and Registration with Social Media Websites.

We offer services that allow you to share information with third party social media websites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and others.

You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by such third party websites. The personal information we have access to varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website and your consent.  By associating an account managed by a third party with your Artplode account and authorising Artplode to have access to this information, you agree that artplode may collect, use and store information from these websites in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

5. Use.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with access to our website applications, services and tools, and provide you with an efficient, and customised experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:.

6. Marketing.

You agree that we may use your personal information to tell you about our website, applications, services and tools, deliver targeted marketing and promotional offers based on your communication preferences, and customise measure and improve our advertising, based on your ad customisation preferences.

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. We may combine your personal information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalise our advertising and marketing to you.

7. Opting Out of Personal Information Use.

If you do not wish to receive marketing and promotional communications from us, you can indicate your communications preference in your registration form, or within the direct communication from us. If you do not wish to participate in our ad-customisation programs, you can opt-out by following the directions provided within the applicable advertisement.

If you withdraw your consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information for the other purposes set out in this Privacy Policy we may not be able to continue to allow you to have access to our website, applications, or tools, or to provide you with some or all of the services and customer support offered to our users and authorised under this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

8. Our Disclosure of Your Information.

We disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. As stated above, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

We also share your personal information with:.

While we use contractual and other measures to ensure protection of personal information, the laws and regulations relating to privacy and personal information protection in other jurisdictions may not be the same as, or similar to, your local privacy laws. The governments, courts, law enforcement or regulatory agencies in these other jurisdictions may be able to request disclosure of personal information through the laws of these countries. In an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or otherwise keep the community free from bad actors.

9. Information You Share on Artplode.

When you list artwork for sale on Artplode your name – if you are a dealer or artist, or the name of your Gallery, or your Username if you are a Private seller, is displayed throughout Artplode (and so available to the public), and is connected to all of your Artplode activity. Notices sent to other community members about suspicious activity and policy violations on our sites refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Artplode activities.

If you access our websites from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, certain information about you, such as your User ID, activity or reminders from eBay, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.

10. Using Information from Artplode.

artplode enables you to share personal and financial information to complete transactions and collect payments. We encourage you to disclose your privacy practices and respect the privacy of other users. We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before entering into a transaction and choosing to share your information.. When users are involved in a transaction, they may have access to each other's name, User ID, email address and other contact and shipping information. In all cases, you must give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them.

You agree to use user information only for:.

11. Cookies.

When you access our websites or use our services, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, "Flash cookies," or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications ("Cookies"). We use these technologies to: recognise you as a customer; customise services, content, and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across our sites and services.

A few important things you should know about our use of these technologies:.

You also may encounter Cookies from third parties on certain pages of the websites that we do not control and have not authorised. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a Cookie placed by that web page).

12. No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing.

We and our users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your Artplode communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You are not licensed to add other artplode user, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report artplode related spam or spoof emails to artplode, please forward the email to You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our Terms and Conditions. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we will not rent or sell that email address.

13. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information.

Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your Artplode password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Artplode and change your password.

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to Artplode. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it.

14. Protecting and Storing Your Personal Information.

We store and process your personal information on our computers in the United States and elsewhere in the world where our facilities are located. We protect your information using technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centres, and information access authorisation controls.

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and we provide you with the opportunity to update your information through your account profile settings.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

15. Closing Your Account; Retention of Personal Information.

Upon your request, and subject to the following sentence, we will close your account, and as soon as reasonably possible remove your personal information so that it cannot be viewed by other users. Removal will be based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We may also close or deactivate inactive accounts, or accounts that are used in violation of our User Agreement,.

In general, personal information from closed or inactive accounts will be deleted or rendered anonymous as soon as reasonably possibly after the account is closed or deactivated. Under certain circumstances we may retain personal information from closed or inactive accounts for longer. Grounds for doing so would include; prevention of fraud, collection of fees owed, resolution of disputes, to enforce our artplode User Agreement, or to otherwise take actions permitted by law. Under such circumstances this information will be kept as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations, and to comply with any applicable law.

16. Third Parties.

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are buyers or sellers on our website or other websites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Artplode does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

17. Contact Us.

If your questions are not answered online you may contact us by email at

Or by mail at:.

Artplode LTD
Suite 4B
43 Berkeley Square
London W1J 5FJ
United Kingdom



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