The Owen Sound Artists' Co-operative (OSAC) respects the privacy of visitors to our web site. As artists and craftspeople, we make a daily commitment to integrity and excellence. This is a foundation for our work, the way we run our store, and to the expectations you may have about maintaining your privacy when it comes to use of any "personally identifiable information" you may provide.
Personally identifiable information is collected by us when you send us an email, mail us a letter, phone or fax. It is important for you to understand that no personally identifiable information is captured or retained unless you directly volunteer it.
Non-identifiable information is also collected. When you access our web site, our server passively and automatically logs the Internet Protocol address used by your Internet Service Provider to access the internet. A general record of the pages requested on our site, the total number of visits per day, and the hourly average traffic on our site is also logged.
Our web site does not set or retrieve browser "Cookies".
The fundamental use of the information we collect is to respond to, and fulfill your needs as a web site visitor, registrant or customer. In other words, the information is necessary and is used to transact the business you wish to conduct via our site, to fulfill your desire to enter a contest, to resolve the customer service matter or other inquiry you have brought to our attention. Information volunteered is used for internal purposes to improve our responsiveness and services. We do not share or sell mailing lists, for example, to other businesses. At the time you volunteer personally identifiable information, and at anytime thereafter, you can direct us not to use this information for marketing or informational mailings by us. If you do so, your personally identifiable information will be flagged in our records, or deleted to correspond with your request.
All of the material on this site, including but not limited to text, photographs, images, graphics, animations, audio clips, and video clips, is either owned by The Owen Sound Artists' Co-operative Inc. (OSAC) or is used by permission of the owners on the understanding that we will not transfer said permission to any third parties. This material is protected by international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual-property laws. Accordingly, you may use this site's content for personal, noncommercial purposes only, provided the text and/or graphics are not modified in any way, and all copyright and other notices on any copy are retained.
No part of this site may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic, or electronic process, nor may it be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or otherwise copied (with the exception of personal, noncommercial uses as noted above) without prior written permission from OSAC. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, you may not modify, publish, transmit, or otherwise distribute material from this site, in whole or in part, whether over the Internet or otherwise, and whether or not for payment, without prior written permission from OSAC.
Permission is hereby granted, to anyone who wishes to do so, to provide links from other Internet sites to this one. We prefer, and strongly recommend, that such links be made only to our index page, http://www.osartistsco-op.com/ because the URLs of other pages on this site are subject to change without notice.
If you'd like to contact the Board of Directors about the Privacy and Copyright Statements,
you can send an email to: the Co-op Administration.
Thank you for taking the time to review our Privacy and Copyright Statements,
which are posted here to protect both the OSAC and you.
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