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Our Privacy Policy

Who we are

As ArtBizTech, we are a multi-disciplinary group of people that helps organizations to generate creative ideas, develop innovative products, technologies, services and solve any kind of business challenges by applying Design Thinking Methodology and Artful Thinking Perspectives. We also share our know-how with books and publications. “Design Thinking” & “Artful Thinking” books have been published on amazon.com and have been meeting with professionals all around the world.

Our website address is: https://www.artbiztech.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We have contact form to ask your email information and if you fill this form, this data will be stored in our database until you ask us to delete it. We may use your Personal Information, for the following purposes:

  • To better understand how visitors access and use our website, both on an aggregated and individual visitor basis in order to improve our website and respond to visitor desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes;
  • To provide our services to you, which may include communicating with you about your use of our website and services, responding to your inquiries, troubleshooting problems, working with our third-party providers to process your orders and for other customer service purposes;
  • For marketing, and promotional purposes, including, for example, to send you news and newsletters, promotions, or to otherwise contact you about projects, opportunities or information we think may interest you provided you have opted into receiving such communications from us; to administer surveys and questionnaires;
  • To protect our own rights and interests, such as to resolve any disputes, enforce our Terms of Use, and to respond to legal requests.
  • In the interests of educational research around our values and teachings such as innovation, human-centered approaches, business strategy and design thinking. We have affiliations with some educational establishments for this purpose.

Cookies

Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions. You can change your cookie settings by reviewing your internet browser’s cookie options. Typically, such information can be found under the browser”s “Help”, “Preferences” or “Options” menus.

When you visit our website, we and our third-party solution providers may use cookies to analyze trends, gather information about our visitors, track visitors’ movements around the site. This helps us to provide our visitors with a positive experience when they browse our website and also allows us to improve our website and services. Categories of these cookies can be “Strictly Necessary”, “Performance”, “Functionality”, and/or “Targeting or Advertising”.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We will gather some technical information which includes your browser type, referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our website, operating system, IP address, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data automatically. We gather this information using third-party services such as Google Analytics for the purpose of monitoring website performance and determining customer service and our website needs. Please visit the privacy policies of these third-parties to learn about their privacy practices and your opt-out choices. For more information on Google’s privacy practices please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. The Personal Data you provide us by filling contact or registration forms (via third-party websites or embedded contents) will be stored in our database until you ask us to delete it.

What rights you have over your data

We acknowledge that you have the right to access, to delete, and to limit the sharing of your Personal Information. You may contact us at any time at info@artbiztech.org. If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who we share your data with

We may share your Personal Information, with our affiliates, subsidiaries, and branch offices in Turkey and internationally, and with third parties who provide services on our behalf to help with our business activities such as providing email distribution services, customer service, or technical support. These companies are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us. We do not share or sell your email address or contact information or any third parties’ email addresses with any third parties outside of the terms stated in our Privacy Policy.

We may share some or all of your Personal Information with another business entity should we plan to reorganize, spin out, merge with, acquire, or be acquired by that business entity. Should such an event occur, we will require that the new or combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Depending on the website you are using, or where you contact us, your information is stored on the servers of our service providers, including Mailchimp, Vargonen, and Typeform. Please note that information we collect from you may be stored and processed in Turkey or any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities. We or our service providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including Personal Information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

How we protect your data

We use reasonable physical, procedural, technical and administrative security measures to protect your Personal Information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. However, 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.

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