LocalEasel.com PRIVACY STATEMENT

Overall

Your privacy while visiting our site is important to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of our site, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

Information We Collect

LocalEasel collects the following types of personal information from registered users:

LocalEasel collects the following types of personal information from artists that elect to claim themselves as identified artists on our site:

LocalEasel collects the following types of personal information from representatives of art galleries that elect to claim an art gallery on the site:

When you contact us with a comment or question we request that you provide us your:

We use this information to contact you and answer your question or respond to your comment.

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our site features and content, to administer your membership and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the site. We may also use your email address to send you information about our site and the services available on the website, updates to our website terms of use or these privacy policies, about events in your local area and as otherwise described below.

Personally Identifiable Information.

When you register with us to become a registered user of LocalEasel, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your name, biography, website and email address. You can register to join LocalEasel via the Site or by logging into your account with certain third party social networking sites (including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter). If you decide to create your Account by logging into a social networking site via the Site, we will extract the Personal Information you have provided to the social networking site (such as your “real” name, email address, birthday, location or home town and other information you have provided to the social networking site) from the account you have with such social networking site and use that information to create your LocalEasel account. The information we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the social networking site. For example, our Service allows users to create an account and login to the Site using their Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect. If you are not currently registered as a Member 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 LocalEasel. By using Facebook Connect, you are allowing LocalEasel to access your Facebook account information and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use regarding your use of the Site via Facebook.

Cookies

Cookies are text messages stored on your computer's hard drive. The message is sent back to a website's server each time your browser requests a page from the server that set the cookie. The main purposes of our cookies are to prepare customized Web pages that the user has requested, to let users move as quickly and easily around our site as possible, and to identify users who have voluntarily submitted any personal information about themselves to us. We use temporary session cookies that only apply to the current site visit, with the exception of our statistics software that is permanent (to identify repeat users). These cookies only contain technical information and can be deleted from your hard drive or denied if you have disabled the cookies without affecting site performance. Information submitted to us confidentially will not be shared with outside organizations, individuals, or companies, and users are free to delete cookies from their computers' hard drives at any time. Most features that LocalEasel.com provides can still be utilized if you have disabled cookies in your browser, but they may require you to log-in multiple times and may otherwise affect site performance.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

LocalEasel Users. When you register through the Site and submit Personal Information to create a profile or visual collection, LocalEasel Users will see your name or your user name. If you choose to provide additional Personal Information in your profile, LocalEasel Users will see such additional Personal Information, including, but not limited to, your photo, location, website and biography. Providing additional Personal Information is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you want to have with LocalEasel Users. We recommend that you guard your sensitive information.

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.

Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Social Networking Sites. We may share the information in your account (including your Personal Information) with the Social Networking Sites that you have linked to your account. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only for this purpose (unless the Social Networking Sites has received your Personal Information independently) and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Facebook Connect. We allow users to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook, and give them the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into their profile and selecting the option to disable Facebook Connect. Further, you may be able to edit your privacy settings for the content that you post which appears on Facebook by making selections in your “Edit Profile” settings via the.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. LocalEasel cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including, but not limited to, subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of LocalEasel or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

Business Transfers. LocalEasel may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

All registered users may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their account by contacting us or by editing such profile via the site. If you delete all required information, then your account may become deactivated. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

Security

We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state or country where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, LocalEasel transfers Personal Information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links to Other Sites

Our Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit. This Privacy Policy applies to LocalEasel services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results.

Our Policy Toward Children

This Site is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at info@LocalEasel.com If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.

Location Data

LocalEasel offers location-enabled services, such as Location Search. If you use those services, LocalEasel may receive information about your actual location or information that can be used to approximate a location. [will also have ability to know their location to suggest the closest / relevant results].

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@localeasel.com.

Effective as of December 10, 2011. Last Updated December 29, 2011.