Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When submitting artists to the database, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, basic location data, or other details to improve the quality of the database. Email addresses are never made publicly visible, and are only used by the database administrator to communicate with artists regarding database matters. Email addresses can also be be used to send messages to the artist on behalf of a database user, but only if that artist explicitly opts-in to the service, via our submission form.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you fill out our submission form. Occasionally, other pieces of information of an artist's profile will be gathered from other publicly available websites, such as the artist's personal website. Artists can request changes/deletions of any or all information at any time via the submission form.

How do we use your information?

Information gathered is only used for public display on the website, except email addresses, which are only visible to the database administrator. No information gathered will ever be sold or transferred to another entity.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics are used throughout the website. Analytics gathered are for the sole purpose of monitoring traffic and improving the website experience. Users can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser add-on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes via our Privacy Policy page. Users can change or remove personal information by emailing the database administrator or through our submission form.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify artists via email, in-site notification, and social media within 1 business day. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact the database administrator.

Last Edited 7/5/2017