Your privacy on www.artists.co.nz

Information We Collect and Retain

We collect the personal and demographic information you choose to provide us. These may be used to assist in locating you and your pages in the searchable area of the website. We also collect information about how you use our sites and the areas of our site that you visit. The resulting logs contain information necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, and improving services. We also use cookies and web beacons.

How Information is Used

Information you post in public areas of the site or placed in the searchable Profile database, which can be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world. We strive to provide a safe, secure environment by attempting to limit access to our database to legitimate users, and guarding the contact information you supply us in a confidential area of the site. However we cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties, or insincere individuals will not gain access. We also cannot control how authorized users store or transfer information downloaded from the database, so you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information to the World Wide Web.

We use the information you provide us to deliver the products and services we offer, and to operate and improve our sites. Our services may include the display of personalized content and advertising. We may use your information to contact you about artists.co.nz site updates, conduct surveys, or informational and service-related communications, including important security updates, or art industry information.

Disclosure of Information to Others

We do not currently share your information with any third parties, but reserve the right to extend our services buy working with others to help us deliver our own products and services to you. These third parties would not be allowed to use that information for any purpose other than assisting us in providing those products and services.

We will also share information where legally required, and would transfer information if the website were sold or acquired as a business.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may review, correct, or delete your personal information at any time. Simply log  into your account, go to your account profile, and make the necessary changes by clicking on the word edit ant the bottom of the text window. Then when changes are complete, click on the text at the bottom of the editing page to publish it on the website. We will delete your personal information, but continue to retain logs, demographic and statistical information about you and keep an archival copy of your information in an anonymous form. If your personal information was previously accessed by others using the website, we are unable to delete the information stored in their systems.

If you change your mind about receiving communications from Artists.co.nz or other parties, you may change your preferences by logging  into your account.

Important Information

Artists.co.nz is intended for mature adults and does not cater for the protection of children less than 13 years of age.For more information on how to protect yourself, your computer and your intellectual property, search ‘protect yourself online’ for sites designed to inform you about the risks of using the Internet.

How to Contact Us

You may contact us  for questions or concerns about our privacy practices.

You may call us at: +643 374 6121, or 

Write to us at: PO Box 22752, Christchurch, New Zealand 8142

Please review the full Privacy Statement for further information.

Artists.co.nz is dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for you to manage communication for your art career. To assist with that goal, we ask that you keep a few simple security precautions in mind when participating on the site, or evaluating massages or opportunities that you may receive unsolicited via email.

For example, it's possible that you may encounter fraudulent job opportunities when searching for jobs online, or you may receive fraudulent email that has had the sender's address forged to make it appear as if it came from us. Such practices are a violation of our Terms and Conditions for use of the website which may be a criminal violation according to New Zealand laws.

All online communications are susceptible to the potential for hacking, fraudulent identity scams and spam. While we make every effort to prevent these types of abuse, it is not immune to such activity. To help you conduct a safer online practice, we've assembled the following security-related tips. Familiarizing yourself with this information will help you better manage your career.

When it comes to your profile, account and other online information, your password is the key to your site experience and personal information. Be sure to select a user name that is different from your actual name, and make note of the upper and lower case digits.

If you are unsure what your username is, the email address you registered with can be substituted to login.
Genuine email communication from administration of  www.artists.co.nz  will include your user name.

Sharing personal information with a potential client or associate may be reasonable. Controlling when, how, and to whom you release information is the key. Sending potions of the information is separate email messages is a good idea. Error on the side of caution. Send people the information they require and no more as a general rule.
Do not give anyone, even family or friends access to your account. This would not be harmful in most instances, but leaves you vulnerable to malicious or unwanted interference from people with difference priorities than your own.

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This website is designed to support the Arts Industries by assisting individuals, groups and organizations of all descriptions to develop professional Arts practices. We offer support, tips and resources to site members to assist with the immediate issues that confront a growing career in the arts.

What are you aiming to achieve right now? Knowing exactly what you intend to do is the first step. Do you need to promote projects and events, or source funds? Feel free to contact us at enquires@artists.co.nz  with any questions, or suggestions you may have about the site.

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