PRIVACY POLICY

Our Commitment To Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We know that privacy is an important issue for our Users and other users, and we take very seriously the protection of personal information. We provide this Privacy Policy to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Site and our products and services. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

This ManneqArt.org website (the “Site”) is operated by ManneqArt®, Inc. (“ManneqART”). Within this Privacy Policy, “ManneqART” and “we” refer to ManneqArt®, Inc., a Maryland non-profit corporation maintaining its principal place of business in the State of Maryland, United States. Any person who uses this website, purchases goods on this website, submits information through this website, or enters any contests or submits to adjudicated panels using this website shall be referred to as a “User.”

This Privacy Policy describes the information ManneqART® collects about its users and what may happen to that information. Although this Privacy Policy may seem long, ManneqART® has prepared a detailed policy because we believe users should know as much as possible about our practices, so they can make informed decisions.

By using this Site, you signify your agreement to be subject to this Privacy Policy. ManneqART® may amend this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify Users of any such amendment by posting the amended Privacy Policy on the Site. A user’s continued use of ManneqART®’s services, or of this Site, following such posting will mean that the user has accepted those amendments.

By accepting the ManneqART® User Agreement, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the ManneqART® User Agreement and Legal Notice. Any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and to our User Agreement, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the State of Maryland and of the United States.

What Information Do We Collect?

Our primary goal in collecting personal information from Users and other users is to provide them with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using this Site. This allows ManneqART® to provide services and features that are aimed at meeting Users’ needs, and to customize our Site to make their experience easier and quicker. When you visit the Site, either or both of the following two types of information may be collected: (a) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and (b) Site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the Site.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information

You will be asked to provide us information about yourself when you: (a) submit original artwork to ManneqArt.org, (b) register for an event or training, (c) register to receive updates, e-newsletters and materials, or (d) purchase services and products. You may also provide additional comments on how you see ManneqArt.org serving your needs and interests. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected at these pages may include:

Name
Mailing address
Email address
Phone number
Zip Code
Interests
General background

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, the Site may offer the ability to forward an article to another person by email or to send an electronic postcard. If you use either of these services, you may be asked to submit the recipient’s name and email address. Similarly, if you wish to order products or services for another person, you may be asked to submit that person’s name, address and telephone number.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. ManneqART® may in the future elect to publish various e-mail newsletters, which Users and other users would have the option to sign up for by providing their e-mail address and other information for that purpose. Recipients of such newsletters will be able to edit their personal information or manage newsletter subscriptions by clicking an unsubscribe link included in every e-mail newsletter.

Promotions

From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in promotions on our Site, which may be sponsored or conducted by a third party. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these promotions is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information. If there is a third party sponsor involved please make sure to review that party’s privacy policy.

Surveys

We may from time to time provide a survey for our Users to fill out providing us with demographic information (such as income level and gender). We encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our Site, but participation is entirely voluntary.

Web Site Use Information

Tracking Technology

ManneqART® may log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every connection to the Internet) in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer the Site. We may track your movement within the Site, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We only use this information in aggregate and do not link it to you personally. To gauge the effectiveness of our Site, we collect some generic information about our Users and other users. Our web servers automatically recognize a User’s or user’s domain name, the web page from which a User or other user enters our Site, which pages a User or user visits on our Site, and how much time a User or user spends on each page. We may use anonymous tracking technologies to collect, store and sometimes track information for statistical purposes and to improve the products and services we provide. We may aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our Site. We may use session ID cookies. We would use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. If we in the future were to accept advertising on any portion of our website, then some of our advertisers may use cookies on our Site. We would have no access to or control over these cookies. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by this site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third Party Links

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our Site.

How Do We Use the Information You Provide to Us?

If you provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, we use your personal information to deliver services and products that you request or purchase. We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order for services or products only to complete that order, issue invoices, administer accounts and collect and process payments. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. As a general practice, ManneqART® does not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about its Users to any third parties. The following describes some of the ways that a User’s or other user’s personally identifiable information may be disclosed:

We use the information you provide about someone else only to deliver the requested products and services and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We may use your personal information to alert you to Site updates, new products and services available on the Site, special offers, and to send you e-newsletters.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Site and to share with advertisers, insurance companies and other third parties. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

We may use your personal information internally to audit compliance with our policies and contractual obligations.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

ManneqART®, Inc., may disclose your personal information: (a) when we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is required by law; (b) in response to compulsory legal process, including subpoenas and court orders; (c) to bring legal or governmental administrative action against any person who has breached or threatened to breach a contractual or other legal obligation to ManneqART®, Inc., or has infringed or infringe any intellectual property rights of ManneqART®, Inc.; (d) to ManneqART®, Inc. and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activities; (e) to otherwise protect and defend the rights or property of ManneqART®, Inc. and its affiliates; or (f) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our employees, Users and other users of ManneqART®, Inc., products or services, or users of the public. We also may release personally identifying information to other companies and organizations for purposes of fraud protection.

We will send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or the delivery of a service or product is delayed we might send you an email, or if there is some service issue with something you might have ordered. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. However, if you do not wish to receive these communications, you have the option to deactivate your usership by sending a request to info@ManneqArt.org.

If ManneqART®, Inc. were to be sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the users database of ManneqART® could, in whole or in part, be sold as part of that transaction. In such transactions, personal information will be subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained. In the event ManneqART®, Inc. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ManneqART®, Inc., or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US, AND/OR BY USING OUR SITE, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 18 years of age, unless their parents or guardian give permission.

Protecting Security of your Personal Information

ManneqArt.org is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How You Can Correct Your Information or Opt Out

If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information maintained by ManneqART® is not correct, or should you wish to have your email address removed from any mailing list, please email us at info@ManneqArt.org. We will be happy to review, update or remove information as appropriate. We may still retain your information in our files however, to resolve disputes, enforce our User Agreement, and due to technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our Site. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

We do not share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties for the purpose of allowing Third Parties to send offers or promotions to you. ManneqART® may itself occasionally send you information on products, services, contests, or promotions that we have found to be of interest to our Users and other users. If you do not want ManneqART® to use the information you provide in order to inform you of products and services that might be of interest, you can make your preference known at info@ManneqArt.org.

How ManneqART® Protects Your Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We use third-party vendors to handle monetary transactions. While ManneqART® takes precautions to use reputable vendors, ManneqART® accepts no liability for security breaches, loss or theft of information through third party sites which ManneqART® does not and cannot control. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) to make a reservation through our Site, the vendor encrypts that information using technology that is recognized in the industry as standard. Please view the policies on the website of the vendor for further information about their security systems.

Although we employ security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information which you have given us, in order to prevent unauthorized access. Keep in mind, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Site may also contain links to other Web Sites. Keep in mind that ManneqART® does not control and is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these or other Web Sites. To the extent that Users and other users disclose information to other parties, including Hotels and hotel reservation systems, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information that you disclose to them.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

ManneqART®, Inc. may change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Site. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. By using the Site following any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to be bound by any such changes. If we decide to make any material changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please contact ManneqART®:

By e-mail: info@ManneqArt.org

By mail:

ManneqART, Inc.
9010 Maier Road,
Suite 104,
Laurel MD, 20723

Please allow ten (10) business days for a response to an inquiry.

Last Updated: February 28, 2014.