Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. Our website services are not directed at children under 18 and we won't knowingly allow anyone under 18 to provide us any personally identifying information; if you're under 13, please don't provide any information about yourself on this website. Should a child under 18 wish to make purchases, they must do so through a parent or their legal guardian only.
The Information We Collect
The information we gather falls into two categories: (1) information supplied by visitors to the site when they inquire on artwork or when they initiate a transaction, and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our website and review our email newsletters and other email messages. Third-party providers featured on or linked to by our website, such as vendors of products and services offered through our site by third parties, may be gathering information, as well, through processes we don't control.
Searches and Listings
To make use of certain features on our site, visitors need to provide limited information about themselves, we ask for information on the type of art you are interested in and on how you can be contacted. We also ask for your payment information when you make purchases of products from our website. We use this information to contact you and to process your payment.
If you provide us your email address, we'll send you, from time to time, newsletters and/or offers we think may be of interest to you. Though we hope you'll find these informative and useful, if you don't, you can always unsubscribe by following the simple instructions included in each email. And you can opt out of receiving the newsletter or other emails at all by indicating, when you list a horse for sale or inquire about a horse listed on our website, that you'd prefer not to get our newsletter or receive these offers.
To help us tailor our website to the needs and interests of our visitors, we keep track of the pages visited by our users by placing a cookie, a small entry in text file, on your hard drive. The cookie contains an ID number that allows us to track the pages you've visited. We aggregate this data with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns. We use this information to improve our site by making it more responsive to the needs of our users. Cookies don't reveal personal information; the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies can't read unrelated data off your hard drive. Our advertisers and those who provide products and/or services through our site may also assign their own cookies, a process we don't control. We don't have access to these cookies or to any information they contain. The help function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don't accept cookies, you won't be able to take advantage of various features on our site that are available to other visitors. Many of our search features, for example, won't work properly if you configure your browser not to accept cookies.
Browser Level Information
Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you're running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, and your IP address. (Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and trouble shooting purposes. Your IP address does not tell us who you are.) We use this information to make our site as useful as we can for as many users as possible.
Use and Disclosure of Information
When we present information to our advertisers, to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our website, it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our site.
We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our customers, the public or VillageGallery.com. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that VillageGallery.com, or substantially all of its assets is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets. We also may allow others to search some of our databases (our listings database, for example) and to analyze the data they find there or aggregate it with other data, either for their business purposes, or ours. Though some of the information in our databases may be personally identifying (such as the contact information included in a listing), we'll only allow searches of the portions of our database that contain information that is otherwise publicly available on our website.
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