Legal – Privacy Policy


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I. About RVACreates.com

RVACreates.com is an online community that enables its users to create and share examples of creativity and innovation occurring in downtown Richmond, Virginia as part of the RVA Downtown Creates Initiative. RVACreates.com allows users to submit information such as text, files, images, photos and other materials (collectively, “Content”), and to share such Content with the general public. The services offered by RVACreates.com include the website (the "Site"), and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by RVACreates.com in connection with the Site (collectively, the "Services"). The Site and the Services are owned by Venture Richmond.

This Privacy Policy states the terms under which personally-identifiable and non-identifying information about you is collected and used when accessing the Site, whether you are a “Visitor” (meaning you simply browse the Site) or you are a “Subscriber” (meaning you have submitted your name and e-mail address to the Site and have uploaded or intend to upload Content for personal use or to share with the general public). Please read this page carefully. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given them in the Terms of Use Agreement. “Personal information” means all personally-identifiable information, non-identifying information, and Content to be used in connection with the Services submitted by and/or automatically collected from Visitors or Subscribers who access the Site. By accessing the Site, you agree to the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be modified at any time without notice by posting the modified Privacy Policy here. You should check this Privacy Policy each time you visit the Site to identify and understand any changes made since your previous visit. By continuing to access or use the Site, you agree to be bound by any modifications to this Privacy Policy. Please consult our Terms of Use Agreement for additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of and access to the Site.

II. Information Collected By RVACreates.com

a. Subscriber Information

Your privacy is important to us. RVACreates.com does not collect personal information about you beyond your name and e-mail address unless you voluntarily submit that information to RVACreates.com when you become a Subscriber, send inquiries to RVACreates.com, or participate in certain activities on the Site.

b. Content

Any Content you post on the Site will be completely accessible to the general public and may be shared in accordance with the Creative Commons license governing the use of Content posted on the Site: http://creativecommons.org/. Your Content may include personal information apart from that required to become a Subscriber. RVACreates.com assumes no responsibility for securing any Content you post to on the Site. RVACreates.com has no obligation to use, or solicit/enable others to use, for any purpose, any information you post on the Site.

c. Information Gathered Automatically

When you visit the Site, RVACreates.com may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you, such as your movement about the Site, the pages on the Site you visit most frequently, the type of browser or computer operating system you use, or the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Site. When you request pages from our server, our web server automatically collects some information about you, including your IP address. IP addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to you. In addition, RVACreates.com may store small files on your computer’s hard drive as "cookies" or similar types of files to track and target your interests and preferences. RVACreates.com uses this information internally to help it enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Site. If you object to this practice, please consult your browser’s documentation for instructions on erasing or blocking cookies. We recommend, however, that you allow cookies to be stored on your computer as they may be necessary and useful in terms of navigating the Site.

III. Links

The Site contains links to other websites. RVACreates.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on such other web sites. When linking to another website, you should read the privacy policy stated on that website. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Site.

IV. Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

RVACreates.com Subscribers may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by contacting Venture Richmond

V. Disclosure of Your Information

RVACreates.com treats any personal information you submit to become a Subscriber as confidential. Information RVACreates.com gathers, whether voluntarily provided by you or automatically collected, may be used for our internal business and marketing purposes. RVACreates.com does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on the Site, RVACreates.com reserves the right to disclose any personal information in our possession you submit to the Site or in connection with the Services if RVACreates.com believes that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by RVACreates.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the RVACreates.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and RVACreates.com Subscribers. In addition, non-personally identifiable information from Visitors may be provided to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. RVACreates.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of RVACreates.com or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

VI. Additional Privacy Protections for Children

This Site is not designed for or targeted to children under the age of 13. Any information submitted when a person becomes a Subscriber that RVACreates.com reasonably believes originated from a child under 13 years of age will be deleted. Children should never reveal their addresses, phone numbers, or other personally identifying information to any strangers on the Internet.

VII. Security

RVACreates.com has reasonable security measures in place to protect personal information you submit to the Site or using the Services. All personal information submitted to become a Subscriber to the Site is accessible only by those authorized with special access rights, such as technical staff of RVACreates.com and Venture Richmond. These individuals are required to keep such information confidential. However, RVACreates.com cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. When you communicate with RVACreates.com by email or submit your Content, however, your communication is not necessarily secure and is subject to all of the risks of electronic communication, such as unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of personal information at any time. RVACreates.com and Venture Richmond assume no responsibility for the security of any Content you post on the Site or any personal information contained therein. RVACreates.com and Venture Richmond reserves the right to update or otherwise alter security practices if and when appropriate.

VIII. Contact Information

If you are concerned about the personal information you have provided to RVACreates.com, or would like to review, update, or delete that personal information, you may delete it or unsubscribe from RVACreates.com at any time.

If you do not wish to receive marketing or promotional materials from RVACreates.com, please send an email to contactus@venturerichmond.com with the words “Remove from marketing lists” in the subject line and re-type the email address to be removed in the text of the email for verification purposes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with RVACreates.com, please feel free to contact RVACreates.com at the following address:

Email: adahm@venturerichmond.com

IX. Miscellaneous

This Site originates from the Commonwealth of Virginia. RVACreates.com and Venture Richmond do not claim that the Site, the Site Material or the Services are appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Site, the Site Material, or the Services by certain persons or in certain countries may not be lawful. If you access the Site, the Site Materials, or the Services from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

This document was last updated on February 2, 2011