Effective on: December 1, 2011
artnet complies with the US–EU Safe Harbor framework and the US–Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
artnet 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 the certification for artnet, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
Collection and Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information
You can browse artnet websites without revealing any personal information. Personal data are collected if you choose to provide them. In compliance with applicable law, artnet collects information from different points on its sites, and is the sole owner of the information collected.
artnet also collects the following non-personal information, if you provide it:
As is true of most websites, artnet automatically gathers information about your computer, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
This may also include information collected from surveys or contests, which may include contact information and demographic information. artnet does not sell, share, or rent this information to others for their marketing purposes without your consent. artnet may, in compliance with applicable law, combine your information with information lawfully acquired from other organizations, and use it to improve and personalize services, content, and advertising.
artnet may use this information in the following ways:
Choice/Opt-OutYou may choose to stop receiving artnet newsletters or marketing emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those communications, or you can contact us.
Request InformationYou may at several different points on the artnet websites request information (e.g., how to become an advertiser, or how to become a member gallery). To submit a request using the forms provided on the website, you must supply contact information (e.g., name, email, phone number). This information is used by artnet to provide the information requested.
Testimonialsartnet posts customer testimonials that may contain personally identifiable information, such as the customer's name. artnet obtains customer consent to post names prior to posting the testimonial. If you want to remove personal information that is being publicly displayed on an artnet website, contact us.
Information Obtained from Third Partiesartnet obtains credit information about you from an outside credit reporting agency to help us with customer authentication and credit-related decisions.
If you provide personal information about others, or if others give us your information, artnet will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided.
artnet may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help with our business activities, such as offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services.
We may also disclose your personal information:
artnet makes your contact information available to other users that you interact to help complete the transaction.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Important things to know about cookies:
Log Filesartnet uses your IP address to help diagnose server problems, and to administer our website. artnet uses your IP addresses to analyze trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Every time you access an artnet website, some data are temporarily stored and processed in a log file, such as anonymous IP addresses, the browser types, the recalled page, or the date and time of the recall. These data are only evaluated for statistical purposes, to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our sites, or to improve our offer.
Web beaconsartnet webpages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how the websites are used, and may be used in some emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows artnet to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Like buttonWhen you choose the Facebook "Like" button on an artnet website, you will not be directed to another site, you will remain on artnet.com, artnet.de, or artnet.fr.
Data Retentionartnet retains your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that artnet no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us. artnet will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
All information you provide is stored on a secure server. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where artnet has given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of the site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. artnet asks you not to share a password with anyone.
As a member of artnet Galleries, you can ask artnet to review or retrieve emails sent to your gallery. artnet will access these emails only to provide these services for you.
When artnet collects personal information directly from you, it follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted: both during transmission and once received it is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). artnet does its best to protect your personal data. Once your information is received, artnet uses strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore its absolute security cannot be guaranteed; any transmission is at your own risk. If you have any questions about security on the artnet websites, contact us.
artnet has a companywide commitment to your privacy. To make sure your personal information is secure, please check that you are visiting an artnet authorized website. artnet authorized websites are posted only on the domains www.artnet.com, www.artnet.de, www.artnet.fr. artnet emails will only come from these three domains. artnet does not permit our employees to send or receive work-related emails from personal accounts or any other address. Do not share your username or password with anyone.
Additional Policy Information
Note to Parents or GuardiansMinors may want to visit artnet on the Internet. However, the site is not directed at children under the age of 18, and those under the age of 18 should not provide personal data on the site unless they have received permission from their parents before submitting any personal information. artnet believes parents should be responsible for supervising the online activities of their children, and take into account various tools that allow them to provide their children with a controlled, child-friendly Internet. These tools are designed to preclude children from releasing personal information online without the permission of their parents. If artnet becomes aware that a minor has submitted information on its site, artnet reserves the right to request proof that the parent or guardian has permitted use by the minor of the site; otherwise artnet reserves the right to delete the relevant information and the minor's registration on the site.
How to Contact Usartnet is responsible for the personal data collected from users of this website and determines the purposes and means by which such personal data are used, subject to applicable law.
Artnet Worldwide Corporation
233 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10279-2600
California Residents: Your California Privacy RightsUnder California law, artnet customers residing in California may request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, artnet does not share customers' personal information with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes without their approval.