Privacy Policy

We, Art and Found Pvt. Ltd. (“our”, “we” or “us”), value the privacy of the users, guests and members of our website, ("Website"). This privacy policy is designed to protect your privacy and personal information ("Privacy Policy"). This Privacy Policy applies to all our visitors and our customers that use the Website (together, “you” or “User”) and this privacy commitment only applies to the data gathered on the Website, and does not apply to any other information or website. By visiting the Website and using the services provided by the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the same, please do not use or access our Website.

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you (as part of our normal operations), or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use (available on the Website), you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Information collected by us

  • When you use/visit our Website, we collect and store your Personal Information from you. We may also collect and store certain non-personal information such as your Internet Protocol address, operating system, browser type, and internet service provider. We may also collect additional information while you browse the Website, including, but not limited to, keyword searches. We use a third-party payment processing company for purchases, and other third party companies to monitor site traffic, delivery agents, etc., which may, in some instances, store your information. Our primary goal in doing so is to provide a safe, efficient, smooth and customized experience and to improve the Website and services provided by us. In general, you can browse the Website without revealing to us your identity or Personal Information about yourself. Once you give us your Personal Information, you are not anonymous to us. You expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. You may in certain cases to use the services of the Website, need to register as a member, where you may be required to provide us with your name, date of birth, contact number, email id, user id, password, residential address or address of place of business, billing information, bank account details and other Personal Information as indicated on the Website.
  • In general, we collect the following information about you (collectively referred to as "Personal Information"):
    • information which you provide when you register as a member, which may include some or all of the following: - (1) information about your personal identity such as gender, marital status, age, preferences, likes and dislikes. company name etc.; (2) your financial information such as your banking details and any information relating to your income and lifestyle levels; and (3) your contact details such as your physical addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers and the like;
    • content, information about your correspondents, and the destination/origin of communications between you and any other person using our services, which include email communications, blog, chat room and discussion board communications, instant message communications, experts forum communications, fax mail communications, membership of mailing lists etc;
    • your username, passwords, email addresses and other security-related information used by you in relation to our services; and
    • data either created by you which you wish to store on our servers such as image files, documents etc.
  • Any of your information which you provide when you use open, public environment or forum including (without limitation) any blog, community or discussion board and is not confidential, does not constitute Personal Information, and is not subject to protection under this Privacy Policy. Since such public environments are accessible by third parties, it is possible that third parties may collect and collate and use such information for their own purposes. You should accordingly be careful when deciding to share any of your Personal Information in such public environments. We are not liable to you or any third party for any damages that you or any third party may suffer howsoever arising from your disclosure of Personal Information in any public environment. You accordingly disclose information in a public environment at your own risk.

2. Protection of Personal Information

  • We only collect your Personal Information to conduct our business and to enable us to deliver and improve our services. We do not for any reason whatsoever sell or rent your Personal Information to any third party or otherwise trade on it without your explicit consent. We will only disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we want to use it for any other purpose, we will obtain your prior written consent. If you decline to submit Personal information to us, then we will unfortunately not be in a position to provide the services to you.
  • The security of your Personal Information is important to us. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as no method of transmission over the Internet or over mobile networks, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card/ debit card number, internet banking information) via the Website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and/or SiteLock. In some other cases, we may also encrypt sensitive information where it is stored on our systems. We do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private and hence any transmission is at your own risk.

3. Disclosure of your information

We are not in the business of selling information about our customers to others. However, we may disclose your Personal Information for the following reasons:

  • Third Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf including but not limited to fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they will process the Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the applicable law.
  • Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement: We may disclose your personal information to law enforcers and regulators in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required in order to comply with our legal obligations, including but not limited to complying with court orders or warrants.
  • Facebook Connect: Our Website allows users to create an account and login to the Website using their Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect. Creating an account for the first time through Facebook Connect will prompt users to merge their ArtandFound and Facebook accounts. By using Facebook Connect, you are allowing us to access your Facebook account information and you are agreeing to the Facebook terms of use in your use of the Website via Facebook. If you are not currently registered as a member on the Website and you click on "Sign in Using Facebook," you will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join us. We allow members to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook.
  • Business transfers: (d) We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
  • We may also use your personal information to enforce our rights against you.
  • with Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive a notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

4. Marketing

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell or rent or trade or share your Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. We use your Personal Information for our internal purposes such as processing and keeping you informed of your order. To improve our ability to serve you relevant advertisements across the internet for products that will be more interesting to you, we may provide your Personal Information to our advertising agents that use your information solely for our advertising purposes. You may, from time to time, receive information from us about new features, new services and special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you take advantage of special offers made by our marketing partners, we may, with your consent, transfer your Personal Information to them. We may share your mailing address with select third parties.

5. Web Beacons

We also use web beacons, pixel tags, clear GIFs or similar means (individually or collectively "Web Beacons") on our Website. A Web Beacon is an electronic image, often a single pixel, embedded on web pages and is ordinarily not visible to users. Web Beacons allow us to count the number of users who have visited certain pages of the Website to generate statistics about how our Website is used.

6. IP Address and Cookies

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information about your computer or device. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies may be used whether you register with us or not. The types of information a cookie collects includes without limitation the date and time you visited, your browsing history, your preferences, your username and aggregate information about your site usage. We do link the information we store in cookies to the Personal Information you submit while on our Website. We do so to enhance the quality of your visit to our Website, access your preferences and personalize the Website for you. In some instances, our third-party service providers may use cookies on the Website. We cannot control or access cookies used by third- party service providers. This Privacy Policy covers only cookies used by us, and not any cookies used by third parties. You have the ability to either accept or decline the use of cookies on your computer, whether you are registered with us or not. Typically, you can configure your browser to not accept cookies. However, declining the use of cookies may limit your access to certain features of the Website. For example, you may have difficulty logging in or using certain interactive features of the Website.

7. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We are permitted to make changes to our Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice to you. In the event of any disagreement with the changes to the Privacy Policy, you are at liberty to discontinue the use of the Website.

8. Disputes

Any disputes regarding your privacy are subject to the Terms of Use, including but not limited to any provisions related to indemnification, limitation of liability, and governing law and dispute resolution.