Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 11, 2012

Privacy Policy Agreement

Before you begin using CharlestonArtShop.com (the "Website"), you must know that in addition to the Terms of Use, your use of this website is also subject to the following Privacy Policy. We respect your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information you may share with us. Since we collect certain types of information about our website visitors, you should fully understand the conditions of our collection and use of such information. Please take a moment to learn our Privacy Policy before using and/or submitting information on the website.

Non-Identifiable Information Automatically Collected and Stored

During your visit, CharlestonArtShop.com may automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your computer and your visit: the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to CharlestonArtShop.com, if applicable; the date and time you arrived at the Website, how long you spent on the Website, which pages you visited, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system and browser software.  CharlestonArtShop.com does not use this information to determine the individual identity of any visitor.

When you view the Website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. "Cookies" are pieces of data stored on the visitor's computer tied to information about the visitor. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Website and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.

Personally Identifiable Information

CharlestonArtShop.com may collect data from you that you provide to us voluntarily such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and other personal information. We will not sell, share or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein. Specifically, the contact information we collect may be used for our own internal tracking purposes, order placement, information correction, internal records and to provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you. Additionally, personally identifiable information may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act on our behalf or in connection with our business, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected. Where disclosure of personally identifiable information to a third party is likely or necessary, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, at such collection points as to the intended use of the data. We will require that such third parties protect the information and where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by us.

Information that is not personal or is not associated with any personally identifiable data, such as questions, comments, ideas and suggestions, shall be deemed to be non-confidential and CharlestonArtShop.com shall be free to disclose and use it for any purpose, without any obligation whatsoever to you.

Payment Processing Information

CharlestonArtShop.com does not save or store any credit card information.  All payment processing is securely completed by the third party payment processing service provider PayPal.

Legally Required Disclosure of Information

Though we make every effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may be compelled to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is legally required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or other legal matter.

Third-Party Sites

Any third-party websites linked to or from the Website may have different privacy policies and practices. You should carefully review these other websites' privacy policies in order to determine how each website may use any personal information you provide.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. A secure sockets layer (SSL) security certificate is installed on the entire CharlestonArtShop.com website and ALL WEB PAGES ARE ENCRYPTED with this technology. CharlestonArtShop.com stores and processes personal information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security. We use generally accepted standard security measures on our site to protect the personal information submitted to us from unauthorized access or disclosure, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, the internet is a public place and we cannot promise that your information will remain secure. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is absolutely 100% secure. We assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or other acts or omissions. We encourage you to use caution when sharing information. Do not share your password with other people and pick secure passwords.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post a new version on our Website, which will become effective when posted. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of the Website and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent with it.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or if you wish to review and correct any personally identifiable information held by us, please feel free to contact us.