This policy explains what information we collect when you use ART4L’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
ART4L doesn’t make money from ads. We don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at ART4L is to make our product work as well as possible. To give you the best possible experience in using ART4L sites, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using ART4L, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
• provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
• fight spam and other forms of abuse
• generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
ART4L won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
ART4L uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Combell and Strikingly, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run ART4L. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize ART4L to transfer, store, and use your information in the EU and any other country/region where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on ART4L is not hosted by ART4L. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a ART4L page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a ART4L post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a ART4L post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, personalize content and other services.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from ART4L
Sometimes we’ll send you emails. You can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications.
When you interact with an email sent from ART4L (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
Changes to this Policy
ART4L may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.
We welcome feedback about this policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
Description of Processing Activity
ART4L collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
Purposes of Processing
• Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
• Gather usage statistics of services
• Provide customized reading experience
• Publish and distribute user-generated content
• Provide access to paid content
• Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
• Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
ART4L collects and stores personal data about visitors, it does so under performance of contract obligations to users who use the Services to publish content on web sites hosted by ART4L. In such cases, users authoring such user-generated content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. ART4L will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
Public Nature of Personal Data
Where personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of the Services.
Search engines may index your public interactions (such requests for information).
Categories of Personal Data Collected
Logged out users:
• Reading history
• IP address
• Browser information
• DNT status
Categories of Recipients
ART4L shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:
• Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
Use of Algorithms to Personalize User Experience
ART4L collects and stores personal data about its users to customize their reading experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history). This does not constitute automated decision-making as that phrase is used in the GDPR because it does not produce any legal effects or similarly significant effects for users. ART4L also moderates content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse, and may rely on algorithms as part of doing so.
Potential Consequences of Processing
Due to the public nature of information posted to ART4L, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
ART4L is hosted in the United States. By using the Services, you authorize ART4L to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
ART4L only retains an email address as personal data
Rights of Data Subjects
Under EU law you have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by ART4L with the dedicated Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.