Society6, a Demand Media property ("Society6" or "We"), provides a range of services (the "Society6 Services") which enable you to publish, sell, comment on, promote, and purchase artwork and art-related products (collectively, "Products") through Society6.com (the "Site"); interact with other Society6 users; and receive the benefits of Society6's Product production services, including payment processing, transaction handling, product manufacturing, packaging, order fulfillment and customer support.
Collection Of Information
Our Site may also contain plug-ins from third-party platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter. You will be able to recognize such third-party plug-ins based on their logos. When you visit our Site, or interact with the plug-ins, any information collected and used by those third-party platforms is subject to their respective privacy policies.
Cookies, Shared Objects And Pixel Tags
Like many other online services, we collect and store information about your usage of our services, such as when you use the Site, the other user accounts you visit, the users you follow, the posts you view, and the frequency and size of your data transfers, as well as information you display or access on the Site (including UI elements, settings, and other information), the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access the Site and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site. We use this information to track and analyze the traffic through the Society6 Services in order to better understand our users and to customize the Society6 Services, the Site, Products, and our marketing efforts on and off the Site. If you are logged in, we may associate this information with your account. In the same manner, we may also engage third parties to monitor the usage of the Society6 Services and the Site. These third parties may use similar technologies to collect information to better understand our users, customize the Society6 Services, the Site, Products, and our marketing efforts on and off the Site.
Such technologies may include cookies, shared objects and pixel tags (also known as web beacons or web bugs). Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are placed onto your computer's hard drive. Cookies identify your computer so that we can recognize you the next time you visit us. Cookies help us remember your preferences and collect technical information about your use of the Society6 Services. No Personal Information is collected or used by our cookies. Pixel tags are tiny graphic images that are unobtrusively placed on a website or in an e-mail. When the HTML code for a pixel tag points to a website to retrieve the image, it simultaneously passes information to our servers, such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time and duration a pixel tag was viewed, the type of browser that retrieved the image, and previously set cookie values. We use pixel tags to help us analyze your use of the Society6 Services, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the Society6 Services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses.
You can configure your browser to alert you when a website is attempting to send a cookie to your computer and allow you to accept or refuse the cookie and you may also disable cookies. You do this through your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) settings. Check your browser's Help menu to find out how. You should be aware, however, that by disabling cookies, shared objects and/or pixel tags, you may be unable to access certain services and features of the Society6 Services.
When you create an account or use the Society6 Services, we may use your user name on the Site in connection with your content and may, in our discretion, allow Site users to search for information on the Site, including information about you. Your username (not your e-mail address) is publicly displayed to other users when you post content, comments or other material on the Site. Other information, such as the date you opened your account and the date when you last logged into your account, may also be made public. Remember that all information you post to the Site, including without limitation, your profile, your images and your profile picture, is publicly available. Other users may be able to contact you through your comments. Any content, comments and other material that you submit through the Site may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels.
Disclosure Of Information
We may share aggregated, statistical, non-personally identifiable information about you and other users of the Society6 Services with third parties, including our partners, distributors, vendors, actual and potential customers, advertisers, and third-parties that offer products or services for use with the Society6 Services, and may sell such information. This information is anonymous, statistical information that reflects our user base, sales, customer patterns and activity, the extent to which certain Products and features of the Society6 Services are used and related Site information and does not include your Personal Information. We may use your email address to send commercial or marketing messages to you related to the Society6 Services from which you will have the ability to opt-out.
Society6 will not share your Personal Information with any third parties, with the following exceptions:
- As necessary for third parties who perform services for us in operating and marketing the Society6 Services to provide those services, including but not limited to, the monitoring of user behavior on the Site, the processing of payments for any products or services, data management, data storage, email distribution, market research, information analysis, and promotions management. Third party service providers with whom we share Personal Information will be required only to use that information as necessary to provide the services they are providing to us;
- We may be obliged or deem it necessary or appropriate to disclose your Personal Information without your consent and without notice to you in response to a legal process such as a court order, subpoena or lawful discovery request; to prevent or combat fraud; as required by federal or state laws and regulations; to enforce our Terms; to investigate claims of intellectual property infringement, to protect the rights, property or safety of Society6, our users, our employees or our affiliates' employees, or others; or to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter.
- We may disclose your Personal Information to the parents, subsidiaries or affiliates of Society6 or, in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of our company or sale of certain assets, to any third party involved in such transactions, including those who may be located outside the United States, and in connection with business negotiations with respect to any such transactions; provided the parties receiving your Personal Information agree to keep it confidential.
Society6 uses a variety of security measures, including physical, technological, and procedural safeguards, to protect your Personal Information against unauthorized disclosures and improper use. However, while we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that no security measures are absolute. Internet security technology rapidly changes. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect your Personal Information from the threats of tomorrow or that our security measures are fail-safe and not subject to circumvention or unauthorized intrusion. You should also be aware that, despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure or misuse of your Personal Information.
We do not knowingly or intentionally collect any Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13.
In the event Society6 goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, your information, including your Personal Information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
International Data Transfers
For European Union or Switzerland Citizens
The company complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Society6’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Society6 has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Society6, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR web site at www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the California "Shine The Light" law, permits California residents who are users of the Site or the Society6 Services to request from us once a year, free of charge, information about the Personal Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of Personal Information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Review, Modify Or Delete Your Information
If you prefer not to receive information from us or would like to update or change your Personal Information or preferences, please follow the instructions below to review, modify or delete your Personal Information.
To modify the information you provided when you created your account, please login and update your personal settings. To unsubscribe from receiving periodic emails from us, please follow the instructions for unsubscribing that may be found in the content of each email we send you. You may not unsubscribe from service-related emails.
If you request that your account information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about your transactions or service inquiries for future service and record keeping purposes.
Questions And Additional Information
For questions concerning Society6 or your account, please Contact us here.
You can find more information about our Terms of Service here.
Last updated: September 30, 2013