Privacy Statement and Use of Cookies

Introduction

Advanced Distribution Limited, owners of the Student Art Guide (the “Site”), take the private nature of your information very seriously. This Privacy Statement documents how we collect and use this information when you visit the Site and use its services. It also contains information about our use of cookies.

Who It Applies To

This Privacy Statement applies to all visitors accessing the Site. It does not apply to third party websites and services that we do not own or control. We encourage you to review the appropriate privacy statements of third party websites or services that you access.

Information Collected

It is possible to use the Site anonymously by:

a) Not subscribing to newsletters.

b) Not entering competitions.

c) Turning off cookies (see more on this below).

We will never sell, transfer or otherwise disclose your information to third parties unless:

a) You specifically agree for us to do so.

b) It is aggregate information that does not personally identify you.

c) It is required for legal purposes and/or to prevent harm to yourself or other Site users.

d) The Site is sold and requires the transferring or assigning of personal information in connection with that transaction.

The information we do collect can be summarised by the following:

1.      Email address collected when signing up to our newsletter

We will not provide your personal data to third parties except in the limited circumstances outlined in this Privacy Statement.

2.      Competition Information

From time to time we may run competitions on the Site for the benefit of members. Such competitions may require that you enter personal details, including but not limited to, your real name and home address. We will not disclose this information to third parties unless you specifically agree otherwise. This will be made clear in the entry criteria.

3.      Submitted Content

All content on the Site is public. This means that all content that you submit for publication to the Site, including but not limited to Featured Art Projects can be seen by the public.

It is important that you consider the implications of posting content publicly. Such content can be indexed by Google and be found by people you never intended to share it with i.e. potential employers.

4.      Traffic Information

The Site uses third party applications (including Google Analytics and Quantcast) to collect and analyse traffic statistics, including but not limited to: frequency of visits, pages visited, length of visit, country of origin and how you arrived at the Site. The data collected from these services is aggregated and does not contain personally identifiable information. It is used by us to improve and enhance your experience of the Site and to deliver relevant advertising to our users. Traffic information helps us understand which articles are popular, enabling us to produce more useful content over time.

5.      IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the internet. We store and collect IP addresses to help prevent spam, protect users from identify fraud, diagnose server faults and to investigate illegal or inappropriate behaviour.

Email Communication

You may receive Site administrative emails i.e. newsletter confirmation emails. You may also receive newsletters with news and information relating to the Site. Newsletter subscriptions can be disabled by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each email that is sent. We may place email tracking software in our emails to allow us to measure our email deliverability.

Cookies

Like many other websites on the internet, we use cookies to collect non-personal information. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies are used to help improve user experience. Some third party services we use (including Amazon, Pinterest, Facebook, Google Adsense, Google Analytics and Quantcast) use cookies to measure website traffic. Google’s use of the ‘DoubleClick cookie’ enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on the visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You can find out more information about how Google uses data from websites that implement their services here.

No personally identifiable information is collected and you may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads to you.

Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus also use cookies when you want to share content on your profile.

It is possible to set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent, however, if you do so, some parts of the Site may not function correctly. Each browser enables you to turn off cookies in a slightly different way. For example, instructions for turning off cookies in Chrome browser are explained by Google here.

Third Party Information

In certain situations, it is possible to share Site content with third party services including Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest. This Privacy Statement governs the use of your activity on this Site only and does not include third party sites. You are responsible for viewing and understanding third party privacy statements and policies.

Third Party Advertisements

The Site contains advertisements that are delivered by us on behalf of third party advertising partners. We use Google DFP and Google Adsense to help serve advertisements to users. Advertisements include, but are not limited to, banner ads, sponsored articles or feature pages and text ads. These platforms often deliver targeted ads that may be of interest to you. You can change your settings with Google here to opt out of personalized ads. This affects your experience of advertising across the web and is not specific to this Site.

Children

The site is not to be used by persons under the age of thirteen years old. The Site does not knowingly collect personally identifiable data on children under the ages of thirteen years old. The Site has been designed to be used within a high school environment (ages 13+). We work hard to ensure that the material is family friendly and is appropriate for young adults. Our content is vetted by experienced educators, however, advertising is delivered by third parties. Although we have set family-friendly advertising filters, sometimes mature advertising gets through. If you bring this to our attention, we will take action to remove this as soon as possible.

It is important that Parent and Guardians supervise the web activities of their children to ensure that they operate in a child-friendly environment.

Security of Information

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal data and to prevent unauthorized access to it, but cannot guarantee the security of data transmissions to the Site.

Changes and Updates to the Privacy Statement

This privacy statement may be revised at any time and without notice. It is up to you to check the Privacy Statement, as well as the Terms and Conditions, on a regular basis. Your continued use of the Site constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Statement. It was last updated 4th November, 2015.

Contact Information

You may contact us at any time to request access to any information that we hold. We will endeavour to make changes to any information that may be incorrect.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Statement.