Policies and Disclaimers
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Our purposeArtistLink, is a program intended to assist artists, developers and municipalities in the creation and location of artist space. Information on this site is provided by ArtistLink as a public service for those purposes. Use of this site for other purposes is expressly forbidden. Users are expected to treat each other with respect. Lists appearing on this site may include members of community organizations and the public as well as ArtistLink employees. The views expressed here are those of the authors/submitters of the posted information, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any of the sponsors of this site.
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We attempt to provide current and accurate information. But, because this information comes from a variety of sources, ArtistLink does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text graphics, links and other items contained on this server or any other server.
ArtistLink strives to provide a safe and enjoyable computing environment. ArtistLink, however, assumes no liability for any virus or other contamination of, or damage to, your computer that might occur during or as a result of visiting this or any linked web site.
Other Web SitesThis site contains links to other sites. ArtistLink is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such site.
1. General Privacy Considerations
Based upon this Policy, You can, in some cases, make an informed choice as to the information You wish to share with Us. As a general matter, We take reasonable precautions to protect Your privacy, when appropriate, depending upon the information to be protected. We cannot and do not, however, guarantee absolute privacy. As detailed herein, certain information that You provide to Us, including "personally identifiable information" (as defined below), will be displayed publicly in certain areas of the site for users and other third parties to use as they see fit.
This Policy only applies to information that We collect from this site and does not apply to information that We may collect in any other forums or by other methods. Also, this Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of any state agency or non-profit organization with which We are affiliated or from which We may receive funding or other resources. We make no representations and are not responsible for the privacy, information collection, disclosure, and data aggregation practices, if any, of any other entity or organization. This Policy also does not apply to any other websites or databases for which We or other users may use or provide links. Please consult the appropriate policy of that site or database if You have any questions or concerns about its privacy practices.
2. What Information We Collect and How We Do It.
Information can generally be collected in two ways: (1) Information that is knowingly and voluntarily input into Our system directly by You in response to particular prompts or fields; and (2) information that is collected automatically. Mere use and viewing of this site does not require You to input any "personally identifiable information" in response to particular prompts or fields. If, however, You decide to use the functions and features on the site, You may be required to input certain "personally identifiable information" at various times. In addition, as described below, this site automatically collects some information from You when You use it.
We use the term "personally identifiable information" to mean any type of information that could be used to identify or be readily associated with You, the user of this site. Examples of personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to, Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, or any combination thereof. For example, You will be required to disclose Your e-mail address and other information about Yourself and/or Your organization in order to use this site effectively. This would be a voluntary disclosure by You of personally identifiable information. While the e-mail address You choose may or may not contain some of Your personally identifiable information—i.e. JohnDSmith@yahoo.com versus JDS123@yahoo.com—this information may be available to others from Your service provider in certain circumstances, which You likely provided it when You first opened Your e-mail account. Thus, some personally identifiable information could be disclosed to other users or third parties who use the site.
The transmission of an e-mail voluntarily initiated by You to Us or to another user can also transmit personally identifiable information about You. For example, if You include Your name, telephone number, and other information somewhere in the body of the e-mail (or in an attachment), this information is personally identifiable. You should not send personally identifiable information via unencrypted e-mail, particularly information which You deem to be sensitive or confidential. Furthermore, any information that You provide about Yourself in any posting intended to be viewed by others, such as in a classified advertisement or real estate listing, will result in the voluntary disclosure by You of Your personally identifiable information. Any such information voluntarily provided by You could also be disclosed to others outside of Your intended recipient or audience in certain circumstances. For example, if You post Your contact information in association with a real estate listing, this information can easily be widely disseminated by others who view and use the site. The automatic collection of information refers to information collected from You that does not require You to intentionally provide information in response to particular prompts or fields. For example, a site can use "cookies." A cookie is a small text file placed automatically on Your computer's web browser that is used to recognize users who have previously visited the site. In general, these cookies are either persistent and may reside on Your computer after You last accessed the site (or until You delete or otherwise dispose of them) or on a temporary basis. For example, a site may use temporary cookies called "session cookies," which are stored for a single user session with the site and are deleted as soon as the user's browser is shut down. Presently, We use persistent cookies on Our site to store Your e-mail address, but only when You choose to have the site remember Your log-in information when You first visit the site.
We automatically collect Your "internet protocol" ("IP") address. An IP address is a unique series of numbers that identifies each computer connected to the internet. An IP address can be used to provide information such as the date and time of a user's visit, the availability of requested files, the popularity of various site functions, and the amount of information transmitted to each user from a site. Presently, We use Your IP address to address the frequency of Your visits to this site and to determine the frequency with which certain pages and functions of the site are accessed. This will allow Us to improve the site's functionality and to determine which features generate the most interest. As a particular computer is identified, rather than identifying a particular user, no personally identifiable information is disclosed.
We will not routinely attempt to match Your particular IP address to any personally identifiable information that You may provide to Us on Your own, except in certain situations. For example, in instances where We, in Our sole discretion, suspect or determine that the site is being used for any unacceptable, inappropriate, or illegal purposes, information relating to Your use of this site may be disclosed to other parties as We deem appropriate. Such information may also be disclosed pursuant to any authorized law enforcement investigation, regardless of whether it was initiated by Us or by another party, or through other authorized legal process or procedure initiated by a third party.
3. Who Collects Your Information
As noted above, We collect certain information from You. However, as noted in Section 8, We use a third party service provider, Media Temple, Inc. ("Media Temple"), to host Our site. All information provided by You to Us is processed by Media Temple and stored, in large part, in their servers and on other media. While Media Temple does not solicit this information from You, the company does passively collect Your information due to its hosting activities and may, in certain circumstances, disclose and make use of it. Please see Section 8 for more information.
4. How We Use and/or Disseminate Your Personally Identifiable Information
We may, in Our sole discretion, sell, license, or allow access to certain personally identifiable or other information We collect from You when using this site to third parties who may then use it for their own purposes. Also, once personally identifiable information is collected through Your use of this site, regardless of how often You use it, We will make certain uses of it for Our own internal and administrative purposes.
As stated in more detail in the Terms and Conditions of Use ("TCU"), it is Your responsibility to ensure that You use this site responsibly and in accordance with Our Unacceptable Use and Content Policy ("Use and Content Policy") in the TCU. If We receive a complaint from another user or other third party, or otherwise learn that You are using the site inappropriately or posting content in violation of the Use and Content Policy, whether intentionally or not, We may access Your personally identifiable and other information to determine, in Our sole discretion, the validity and substance of such a complaint. If We, in Our sole discretion, deem the complaint to have merit or if it requires further investigation, personally identifiable information relating to Your use of this site may be disclosed to other parties as We deem appropriate. Such information may also be disclosed pursuant to any authorized law enforcement investigation or other judicial process, regardless of whether it was initiated by Us or another party. We may also take other remedial actions with respect to Your use or content, as described in the TCU. We may also access Your information if You contact Us and give Us permission to do so.
If You contact Us via e-mail or letter (collectively, "communication") regarding the site, and We are not the appropriate party regarding the subject of Your inquiry, We may, in Our sole discretion, forward and disclose Your communication to the appropriate party for the matters referred to therein. For example, if You contact Us and have specific questions about Our funding, We may forward your communication to the appropriate state agency or other party for a response.
5. Web Site Security
We do not use encryption in any area of this site. Certain areas of this site, however, are only accessible by password and are not available to the general public. You are responsible for selecting and maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. Sharing of Your password and account information is at Your own risk. In addition, Media Temple, Our service provider, will be making back-up copies of the site at certain intervals.
6. Accessing and Correcting Your Information
If You provide personally identifiable information to Us, We will, in most instances, provide access to You to correct any information that You deem to be inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date (collectively "outdated information"), as long as Your account remains active. Also, even if You correct, update, or replace Your personally identifiable information, Your outdated information may still exist indefinitely in other forums or on other websites as they may archive Your information for an indeterminate period of time. This may also occur even if You no longer use the site and Your profile becomes inactive or if You delete Your personally identifiable information in its entirety.
7. Children's Information
We do not actively market, target, or direct Our efforts to, or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13) years. The content and use of this site is intended for adults only.
8. Third Party Service Providers
9. Policy Revisions
You will be notified via e-mail by Us if this Policy is amended or modified. Any use of the site after the date of notification shall be deemed acceptance of the amended or modified Policy and all terms and conditions therein, whether it relates to Your personally identifiable information or not.
10. Contact Information
c/o Massachusetts Cultural Council,
10 St. James Avenue, 3rd Floor,
Boston, MA 02116; or via e-mail at: ArtistLink@gmail.com.