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Privacy Statement

The Art Pad is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Art Pad Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Art Pad website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Art Pad collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Art Pad also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Art Pad. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Art Pad for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Art Pad Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Art Pad public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Art Pad does not read any of your private online communications.

The Art Pad encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Art Pad so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Art Pad is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the The Art Pad and The Art Pad family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information.

The Art Pad collects and uses your personal information to operate the The Art Pad Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Art Pad also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Art Pad and its affiliates. The Art Pad may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Art Pad does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Art Pad may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Art Pad may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Art Pad, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Art Pad does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Art Pad keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within The Art Pad, in order to determine what The Art Pad services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within The Art Pad to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Art Pad Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Art Pad or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Art Pad; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Art Pad, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The The Art Pad Web site use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise The Art Pad pages, or register with The Art Pad site or services, a cookie helps The Art Pad to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Art Pad Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Art Pad features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Art Pad services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Art Pad secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The Art Pad secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The Art Pad will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Art Pad encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Art Pad is protecting your information.

Contact Information.

The Art Pad welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Art Pad has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Art Pad at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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