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Privacy Policy

Advertising Arts, Inc. ("AdArts", “we” or “us”) understands that security and privacy are important issues for users of ad-artsinc.com (the "Site"). The following Privacy Policy (the "Policy") describes how we collect, use and share the information that we gather about the users of our Site.

By using our Site, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your information, including Personal Information (defined below), as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site is subject to this Policy and our User Agreement

Information we collect

We may collect information directly from you, automatically through your use of our Site, and from third parties. We may combine all of information we collect about you from these various sources.


Information we collect directly from you. Depending on how you use our Site, you may provide us with certain information that can identify you as an individual, such as your name, email address, phone number, credit or debit card information and shipping or billing address (collectively, "Personal Information"). We will also collect any other information that you choose to provide to us through our Site (e.g. contents of messages you send to us through our Site).


Content that you provide. You may upload comments, reviews, graphics, photos or other materials to the Site ("Content"). If you post Content on our Site, the Content (e.g., t-shirt designs or photos submitted as part of a contest), as well as other information (e.g. user name or profile picture), may be available to all visitors to our Site, and we cannot prevent such Content or information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, our User Agreement, the law, or your personal privacy.


Information we collect about you from third parties. We may collect information about you from third parties. For example, we may collect demographics information from public sources and from third-party data and analytics companies. In addition, we may collect information about you from other Advertising Arts, Inc. users (e.g. if one user ships a package to another user).


Information we collect automatically through your use of our Site. We may automatically collect information about your use of our Site and your orders, including but not limited to your Internet protocol (“IP”) address; the type of web browser you are using; the website that led you to our Site; the website you go after leaving our Site; the pages you view on our Site; the dates and times you access our Site; and information about any orders you place, such as your order identification number, items ordered and the cost of your order.

How we use your information

Advertising Arts, Inc. may use your information, including Personal Information and/or Content, for the following purposes:

Providing our services. To facilitate your orders, to administer your account; to respond to your questions or requests; to provide you with news or other information we think may interest you; to communicate with you about your account, orders or use of our Site or for other informational purposes; to improve our services; and for other account or customer support-related purposes.


Marketing and advertising. To provide you with special offers, product information and other marketing or promotional communications from Advertising Arts, Inc. or from other third parties. We may provide marketing or advertising to you in a variety of ways, including through our Site, via email or on other third-party websites. See our Online advertising and Your choices sections below for more information.


Research and analytics. To analyze how customers use our Site, services and products; to analyze how customers interact with marketing or other communications we send to them; and for other research, analytical and statistical purposes.


Protecting rights and interests. To investigate, protect or defend the rights, safety or property of Advertising Arts, Inc., our customers or the public; to investigate or enforce perceived violations of our User Agreement or this Policy; as evidence in litigation in which we are involved; and for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes.


Legal compliance. To comply with laws, regulations, legal process (e.g. a warrant or subpoena) or guidance; and to respond to governmental requests (e.g. informal requests from a regulator).

How we share your information

Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information, including Personal Information and/or Content, with the following types of third parties:

Service providers. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information with third-party service providers, vendors, agents, contractors or others who perform functions on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to process your orders, deliver packages or send mail. We will obtain consent for such sharing with service providers where legally required.


Corporate affiliates. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information with any current or future parent company, affiliate or subsidiary. Such corporate affiliates may use your information for their own purposes, which may include marketing purposes.


Other unaffiliated third parties. As noted above, Advertising Arts, Inc. may send you marketing offers on behalf of third parties. Advertising Arts, Inc. may also share your information directly with third parties, including so they may send you marketing offers directly. The information that we share with third parties may include, without limitation, your email address, billing address, shipping address and order information (eg total price).

Advertising Arts, Inc. may also share your information, including Personal Information and/or Content, in the following contexts:

Protecting rights and interests. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information to investigate, protect or defend the rights, safety or property of Advertising Arts, Inc., our customers or the public; to investigate or enforce perceived violations of our User Agreement or this Policy; as evidence in litigation in which we are involved; and for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes.


Sale or acquisition of assets. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information if we become involved in a transaction involving the sale of our assets, such as a merger or acquisition, if we are transferred to another company, in the event of a bankruptcy, or as part of any other business transfer. If the surviving entity in such a transaction is not Advertising Arts, Inc., the surviving entity may use your information pursuant to its own privacy policies, which may be different from this Policy.


Legal compliance. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share your information to comply with laws, regulations, legal process (e.g. a warrant or subpoena) or guidance; and to respond to governmental requests (e.g. informal requests from a regulator).

Aggregate or anonymous information. Advertising Arts, Inc. may share anonymous or aggregate information about Advertising Arts, Inc. users to third parties. For example, we may share anonymous or aggregate information to inform a third party’s decision on whether to place advertisements on our Site or on other websites. These companies may use such information about your visits to the Site and other websites to provide advertisements on the Site and other websites.

Cookies and other tracking mechanisms

We may automatically collect information about you through the use of common information-gathering tools, as well as new tracking technologies that develop as technology evolves. The tools that we or our service providers may use to track you include the following:

Cookies. A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser to help the website remember and customize your visit. For example, we use cookies to help us to tailor our Site to you, remember your orders, keep you logged into your account, and compile statistics about Site usage. With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block or disable cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's features (e.g. you may not be able to stay logged into your account).


Web beacons/clear GIFs. Clear graphics interchange format images (“GIFs”) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails. We or our service providers may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) in connection with our Site to track the activities of visitors to our Site, help us manage content and compile statistics about usage of our Site. We or our service providers may also use clear GIFs in emails to our users, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed and track whether our emails are forwarded.


LSOs. We may also use local storage objects (“LSOs”) to store your Site preferences and to personalize your visit. LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. Typically, you cannot control, delete or disable the acceptance of LSOs through your web browser. We may use applications, servers and other technology provided by third-party companies to help us improve our Site, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and information-gathering tools, such as web beacons or LSOs, to perform their services.

Online advertising

We use third-party marketing or advertising companies to serve advertisements on our Site and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). This enables these third parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. These advertisements may be targeted based on the pages you view on our Site or on third-party websites, as well as other information that they may have about you. These third parties may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information, including Personal Information, about you, as permitted under our agreements with such third parties.

The service providers we use for online advertising may change. However, for your convenience, here are the opt outs for some of the advertising service providers we use as of the “Last Modified” date of this Policy:

Your choices

Account information. If you ever wish to access your Personal Information, update your Personal Information or cancel your account, please contact us at eric@ad-artsinc.com or through the contact information below. Please note that we may maintain copies of your information and Content even after you have updated the information or canceled your account.


Communications from Advertising Arts, Inc. We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you, about Advertising Arts, Inc. and other third-party information and offers. In the event you do not wish to receive such emails from Advertising Arts, Inc., you may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any email message you receive or emailing us at eric@ad-artsinc.com and requesting that you no longer receive communications from us. It may take us up to ten (10) business days to process your opt out request. Even if you have opted out of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us, we may still send you transactional emails, such as emails about your account or the services you have requested from us.


Communications from Third Parties. You may also opt out of our sharing your information with third parties for their own marketing purposes on a going forward basis by emailing us at eric@ad-artsinc.com. Please note that once we have shared your information with a third party, such information is subject to that third party’s privacy policies and practices.


Online advertising. Please see our Online advertising section above for more information about your choices regarding online interest-based advertising.

Your California privacy rights

If you are a California resident, you may request a list of certain third parties to which we have disclosed “personal information”, as defined in California’s “Shine the Light” law (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83), about you for their own direct marketing purposes. You may make one (1) request per calendar year. In your request, please affirm that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information in writing by contacting us at: info@ad-artsinc.com. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.

Children’s privacy

Our Site is not targeted to persons under eighteen (18) years of age and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from persons under 18. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a person under 18, we will promptly take measures to delete that Personal Information from our systems.

External links

Our Site may contain links to other websites. Your use of an external website is subject to and governed by the terms and policies of that website. Advertising Arts, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit.

Security

We have taken steps to protect your information. For example, we limit internal access to our servers and have physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards in place that are designed to protect your information. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted through our Site. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such information, and you provide such information at your own risk.

You can also take steps to help protect your information. For example, if you have an account with us, you should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your account by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy was last updated as of the “Last Modified” date above. Advertising Arts, Inc. may modify this Policy at any time and will post any updates to our Site. We therefore encourage you to review this page frequently for any changes.

Contacting Advertising Arts, Inc.

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the information below.

Advertising Arts, Inc., LLC
3617 N. 1
st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 5104
(605) 338-2149
ad-artsinc.com