Optamize (The Company) is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting our site. The objective of this policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit http://www.artbuffet.org (The Site) and it's related sites, how we use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have in relation to that.
We do not require personal information from visitors in order to access any part of non-member areas of the website. Any personal information you may provide will be on a voluntary basis. Therefore, it is important that you know exactly how any information you give us is used, and also that all information is collected lawfully.
We may ask you to voluntarily provide us with personal information including your name, e-mail address, shipping address and phone numbers so that we may contact you to fulfill orders, reply to your comments, questions and requests, or to manage membership accounts. We might also ask for some information in order to provide better services, like assess your location for delivery of artwork or analyse the possibility of providing other services.
1. You agree that the information we hold about you can be held on computer and/or paper files.
2. You agree that any information you give us, including sensitive personal data such as mobile phone numbers, may only be used for the purpose of processing your application, internal client analysis and for the ongoing administration of your membership. We would like to reassure you that any information received from you will never be accessed by any third party, other than for the purpose of website development, maintenance and administration. The Company shall not use, sell, trade, rent or disclose your personal information to any third parties without your express permission. We keep all the emails we receive and send, so that we can follow each order history.
3. You agree that we may use the information we hold about you to contact you from time to time by post, fax, e-mail or telephone to inform you about special promotions, or to bring to your attention additional products, services or offers which may be of benefit to you. If you do not wish us to do that, all you have to do is tick the appropriate box when registering, or write to us at either:
Artist membership and listing of artworks is free. Every time a blank-waller chooses your work to hang on his/her wall, you will receive a percentage of The Company sales. This is detailed in your artist contract.
The editing of your profile, listing of your artwork and marketing it are all free services. But you can only advertise the artwork which is your own creation and you must be in possession of the original piece. As soon as your artwork is chosen by one of The Company's members, it is automatically marked "Chosen" and blocked from further choices on our site. This mark will be taken out in the event of the return of the artwork. The same way, it will be marked "Purchased" on our site, when acquired by one of our members. Please do understand that we do not require the exclusive right of marketing your artwork, but if your artwork is sold through any other galleries, please advise us immediately so that we can remove it from the site, otherwise you might be charged credit card refund fees if a delivery/purchase order from one of our members is received and cannot be met. As soon as we receive an order for a "switch" or a "purchase" of an artwork, we will notify you. You should insure and ship the artwork immediately and, if that is not possible, please get in touch with us.