Marketing Artist ("Marketing Artist") regards the privacy and security of member information as a critical component of the service that we offer to our members. The following information explains our information gathering and dissemination practices.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We currently do not share information gathered from log
files or cookies with any partners. We may share aggregated demographic
information with future partners. However, such information would not be linked
to any personal information that can identify any individual user. Should we
begin sharing aggregated demographic information, we will update this Privacy
Policy alerting users to the changes.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Marketing Artist, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Marketing Artist will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Marketing Artist stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Marketing Artist at removefriend@MarketingArtist.com to request the removal of this information.
In an effort to offer the most secure environment, Marketing Artist gives users the option to register and login using SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology, the industry standard for secure transactions. All of our employees are dedicated to maintaining and upholding users' privacy and security and are aware of our privacy and security policies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect users' personal information, Marketing Artist cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information a user transmits to us from our online products or services, and a users does so at their own risk. Once we receive a user's transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems. This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - 128-bit SSL encryption. While on a secure page the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing'. To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://home.netscape.com/security/ .
Please direct all questions regarding the security at our website to: security@MarketingArtist.com
Inadequate or easy-to-guess passwords are one of the main security problems faced by Internet services. However, improving the security of passwords means using long and random passwords, which users often find difficult to remember. Our policy is that we do not force users to use difficult-to-remember passwords, but instead allow them to update their password at any time.
Site and Service Updates
We send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as a zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done using the account management functions of a user's account or by emailing our Customer Support (support@MarketingArtist.com ).
Marketing Artist does not use user information for purposes not directly related
to our site. Should this practice change, users will have the opportunity to
'opt-out.' If a user does not wish to receive promotional materials from our
partners, they may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying with
unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at remove@MarketingArtist.com.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected
by any outside parties. We do this so that users can make an informed choice
as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside
Notification of Changes
those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information
we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If
at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner
different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by
way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their
information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with
Marketing Artist will not tolerate any abuse of its system. All detections
of any form of abuse within our site should be reported to: abuse@MarketingArtist.com