Collection and Use of Personal Information
In the course of or for the purpose of facilitating the provision of services to users, collect various personal information such as email addresses, names, phone numbers, mobile numbers, date of birth, home address, educational and professional qualifications, data shared on social networking sites, as well as responses to survey forms, contests, quizzes and other marketing and promotional activities organised by The Art Academy. The personal information you submit to receive information and services from The Art Academy will never be disclosed to any third party. Provided however, that The Art Academy may provide such personal information or part thereof, to the extent required to facilitate the performance of services to users of The Art Academy, each of which shall be under a strict obligation to maintain the confidentiality of such personal information. Provided further, that the obligation to maintain confidentiality of personal information will not extend to any information that was publicly known and generally available in the public domain prior to the time of disclosure by you; or to information which becomes publicly known and generally available after disclosure by you through no action or inaction of ours; information which is already in our possession at the time of disclosure by you; is obtained by us from a third party without a breach of such third party’s obligations of confidentiality. We undertake not to provide any one other than The Art Academy your contact details, including your e-mail ID, unless and until you enter it yourself. Recipients of such communications, however, will be free to unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time simply when they send a message back stating “Unsubscribe”. Not withstanding the above, with respect to all Users, The Art Academy reserve the right to disclose any personal information, content, records, or electronic communication of any kind (including personal information transmitted through our site) in one or more of the following circumstance.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:
To help us recognize you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements, including for the purpose of matching your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly. To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way. Two types of cookies may be used within this website: ‘session cookies’, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and ‘persistent cookies’, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as ‘P3P’ features (Privacy Preferences Platform). You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
Open Windows Explorer
Click on the Search button on the Tool bar
Type ‘cookie’ into the search box for Folders and Files
Select My Computer in the Look In box
Click Search Now
Double click on the folders that are found
Select any cookie file
Hit the Delete button on your keyboard
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select cookies in the Help
Function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
Your IP address maybe used to fix problems that may arise in our server or for statistical analysis which can help us to create a better experience for our users.
We do not collect any payment information on our site. Our payment gateway transactions are handled by multiple third party payment gateways, which have adherence to the highest levels of network and information security compliance. This ensures that your account information is well protected and completely secure. However, The Art Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of the third party payment gateways and in the event of breach of any applicable law, unauthorized disclosure or misuse of payment information by such third party payment gateways, The Art Academy shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever. However, The Art Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of the companies that it uses to execute cash on delivery transactions and in the event of breach of any applicable law, unauthorized disclosure or misuse of payment information by companies, The Art Academy shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.