Button Art Studios Privacy Policy

Button Art Studios takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes exactly how Button Art Studios uses identifiable information regarding our customers, such as name, address, email address or credit card number ("Customer Information"). Primarily, we collect such information for the purpose of providing you with an outstanding experience on the Button Art Studios Service. Except as specifically described in this Privacy Policy, Button Art Studios does not sell, rent or share such Customer Information with third parties.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our Customer Service department at Service@ButtonArt.Com. This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 15th, 2006.

By using our Service, you consent to the collection and use of information in the manner described below. If we decide to change our privacy practice, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Changes to our policy will be prospective only. Please check this page from time to time for changes to make sure you are aware of our latest privacy practices.

In this Privacy Policy, you will find the answers to the following questions:
What Customer Information does Button Art Studios collect?
How does Button Art Studios use Customer Information?
With whom does Button Art Studios share Customer Information?
Does Button Art Studios use "IP Addresses" and cookies?
What are the safeguards and security procedures in place to protect your information from loss, misuse, or alteration?
How can you update or correct Customer Information?
Other information about privacy

What Customer Information does Button Art Studios collect?
Customer Information is requested whenever you choose to use Button Art Studios services. The type of Customer Information we request has to do specifically with the type of service you are using. For example:

When you want to upload digital pictures to the Site, we will ask you
to provide your first and last name, an email address and a password.
When you complete a purchase from Button Art Studios, we will ask
you to provide shipping and billing information so that we can fulfill your

How does Button Art Studios use Customer Information?
Our primary goal in collecting your Customer Information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, user-friendly experience on the Button Art Studios site. Here are the ways we use Customer Information to enhance this experience:

Customer Communication: We use Customer Information to communicate with you and we consider this communication to be an integral part of the Button Art Studios service. We use your email and mailing address to inform you of site improvements, feature announcements, newsletters, Button Art Studios promotional offers, and occasional third-party promotional offers that may be of interest to you. Only Button Art Studios (or agents working on behalf of Button Art Studios under confidentiality agreements) will send you these mailings for these purposes. This is a key component of "active participation" in the Service (see our Terms and Conditions). If you do not wish to be an active participant, you may always cancel your Button Art Studios membership, by writing Cancel@ButtonArt.Com.

Customer Satisfaction: We use Customer Information only to make your Button Art Studios experience enjoyable.

Customer Convenience: We use Customer Information to provide you with the convenience of easy access to the services you request. When you choose to use the Button Art Studios Service to purchase photo and artistic merchandise, we will ask for credit card information and for your mailing address, so we can send you your Button Art Studios merchandise. Your credit card will automatically charged with the information you provide. Charges include shipping and handling fees. For a merchandise purchase, we will ask for final confirmation before charging your credit card. We may also collect information during the shopping experience to make purchasing an easier and better experience for you. For example, if you give us permission to keep your billing information, you won't have to fill out the shipping and billing address each and every time you purchase.

With whom does Button Art Studios share Customer Information?
Button Art Studios shares Customer Information with only one third party intermediary for the purpose of credit card authorization. Our third party intermediary does not store, retain, access or otherwise use your Customer Information other than as necessary to provide you with the Button Art Studios service you have requested.

Other than as described in the previous paragraphs, Button Art Studios will not sell, rent or otherwise share Customer Information with a third party without your knowledge and consent. If you do not want your Customer Information shared at that time you will always have the option of telling us not to share it. For those purposes, "Button Art Studios" means Button Art Studios and any successors to the assets or business of Button Art Studios.

The one exception to the rule described in this section is the following: If Button Art Studios is required by law (or to protect its rights or property), we will disclose Customer Information to the extent so required.

Button Art Studios employees or employees of partner companies that provide services to Button Art Studios may see your photos while they are printed. In addition, your photos or personal account information may be seen by Button Art Studios employees in order to evaluate, validate, or correct problems with your account.

Does Button Art Studios use "IP Addresses" and cookies?
Button Art Studios uses IP Addresses and Cookies in limited ways, as follows:

IP Addresses: An IP address is literally your computer's address and is a unique identifier, allowing online information to be sent to the right place. We use IP addresses to better understand the customer database. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members. We do not intentionally link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.

Button Art Studios Cookies: Contrary to popular belief, cookies do not extract private or personal information from your computer's memory. The job of a cookie is to record only information you volunteer to us upon registering or visiting the site. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer the first time you visit our Web site that enable our server to recognize or "remember" who you are next time you come back. Button Art Studios cookies are not tied to personally identifiable information. Currently, Button Art Studios intends to make only limited use of cookies for the purpose of delivering content and ads specific to your interests. For instance cookies may be used to retain your personal preferences, hold session information for a "shopping cart" or save your password so it doesn't have to be re-entered each time you log in.

Advertiser Cookies: Button Art Studios does not post third party advertising banners.

Advice on Limiting Cookies: You always have a choice with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set or reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you may be unable to use certain Button Art Studios services. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies.

Does Button Art Studios use Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)?
We do not use the software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

What are the safeguards and security procedures in place to protect your information from loss, misuse, or alteration?
Your Customer Information on our Service is password-protected. We strongly recommend that you do not give your password to anyone and that you change it every 3 months. You may edit your Button Art Studios account information by using your Button Art Studios member name and password.

If you are using a public computer (public library, school computer, etc.) or a shared computer (family computer, roommate's computer, etc.), we strongly recommend that you sign out of your Button Art Studios account and close your browser before getting up and moving away from the computer. This will prevent others from accessing your account and personal information. Please note that because our company is particularly sensitive to protecting information about children on the Internet, kids under 13 are not eligible to be members of Button Art Studios. However, we encourage parents to use our service as a family activity with their children and to carefully monitor any Internet activities (including use of the Button Art Studios services) engaged in by their kids. Button Art Studios employs SSL - a specialized encryption and security technology -- to protect your Customer Information. We understand that this is especially important when there is an exchange of credit card, billing and password information. In addition, we limit access of Customer Information to only those employees who need it to carry out their jobs.

Button Art Studios will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.
You will only be asked for your member name and password when you initiate the contact and only if the member name and password are necessary to correct a service problem.

How can you update or correct Customer Information?
Customer Information that you provide during registration is available in your Button Art Studios online account. To edit your Customer Information, you must enter your email address and password to access your account. You may edit your account information at any time.

You can also cancel your Button Art Studios membership by writing Cancel@ButtonArt.Com. . If you request cancellation of your account, Button Art Studios may (but is not required to) remove any and all content (photos) or other personal information from the Button Art Studios site, and your photos may not be accessible to you even if you choose to rejoin or reactivate your account at a later date. Information necessary for the purposes of maintaining business records regarding a cancelled account, including records of credit transactions and account ownership, will be retained in accordance with applicable law.

Links from the Button Art Studios Site: If you click away from Button Art Studios to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your credit card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. As described above, Button Art Studios has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy policies carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.

Notification of Change: If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice, we will also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Contacting Button Art Studios: If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at:

Button Art Studios Privacy
9161 La Tuna Canyon Road
Sun Valley, CA 91352