Privacy Policy


Effective Date: Jan 1, 2016

MivaArts ("MivaArts," "we" or "our") provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of (the "Site"). MivaArts makes available through the Site an online service for selling and purchasing original works of art and commercially exploiting digital images of works of art (the "Services"). This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us through the Site and Services. MivaArtsis committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy on-line. Your information is completely private and confidential with us..

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site. You should consult this policy regularly for any changes. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service, located at


Why do we collect your personal information

We may collect your personal information when required by law but generally we collect personal information such as name, gender, date of birth, address, telephone number and email id.

Personal information may be required for processing your orders, new products, services, discounts, promotions, upcoming events, and credit reference checking or fraud detection.  Use of your personal informationfor better communication with you to serve your needs better and make your experience at our website more enjoyable.

We do not collect your financial information or retain credit card numbers used to purchase products or services as this information is collected by a financial institution that has their own privacy policy.


When and how do we collection your personal information

When you visit the Site, whether as a Member or a non-registered user just browsing (any of these, a "MivaArts User"), our servers automatically record information that intentionally provided by you or your browser sends whenever you visit a website.

Information you provide to us:

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us, such as:

  1. Personal Information that you provide when you register on, for example, your name, gender, marital status, age, preferences.
  2. Financial information such as details pertaining to your bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instruments and any other information relating to your income and lifestyle.
  3. Contact details such as your postal address, telephone and email address.
  4. Account related information such as your username, password, account history, billing information and communication, transactional and payment, payment history and shipment related information.
  5. Other content and data that you provide while using the Site, for example- blogs, discussion boards, chat messages, membership of mailing lists and other data, documents and images stored on our servers.

In addition, from time to time, we may ask you for additional information.

Information Collected Automatically:

Log Data may include information such as:

  1. The numeric IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access the Site.
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access the Site.
  3. The date and time you access the Site.
  4. The pages you visit, including graphics loaded from each page and other documents you download, such as PDF (Portable Document Format) files and word processing documents.
  5. If you linked to the Site from another website, the address of that website. Again, your web browser software transmits this information to us.


When do we disclose your personal information

Like any other online websites, we share bits of information about you with other companies. We'll only give third parties the information they need to perform their functions (given below) and they will not use the information for any other purpose.

(It’s the law, after all).

MivaArts members: When you register in the site and create an account, your personal information (including, but not limited to, your name) will be publicly viewable via the site. We recommend that you guard your sensitive information and we encourage you to think carefully about what information you post via the site. If you choose to purchase original works of art via the site and services, we will share your name and postal address with the member who listed the work for sale on the site to enable that member to ship the purchased work directly to you.

MivaArts forums: If you choose to participate in the MivaArts forums via the site, the content of any comments or information you post in such forums will be publicly available via the site, together with your profile picture, your name, and a link to your profile on the site. Participating in the MivaArts forums is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you want to have with other MivaArts users.

Facebook connect: Our site allows users to create an account and login to the site using their facebook account credentials through facebook connect. Creating an account for the first time through facebook connects will prompt users to merge their MivaArts and facebook accounts. By using facebook connect, you are allowing MivaArts to access your facebook account information and you are agreeing to the facebook terms of use in your use of the site via facebook. If you are not currently registered as a MivaArts member and you click on "sign in using facebook," you will first be asked to enter your facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join MivaArts. We allow members to automatically post recent activity back to facebook, and give them the option to disable facebook connect at any time by accessing your facebook account and disconnecting access to the site.

Aggregate information and non-identifying information: We may share aggregated information that does not include personal information and we may otherwise disclose non-identifying information and log data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your personal information.

Service providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our services, to provide our services on our behalf, to perform site-related services (e.g., without limitation, payment processing, billing and shipping services, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the site's features) or to assist us in analyzing how our site and services are used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Compliance with laws and law enforcement: MivaArts cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of MivaArts or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

Business transfers: MivaArts may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.


Updating/Deleting information

If your personal information is incorrect or you wish us to delete it, contact us at to update or delete it.

If you completely delete all such information, your account may be deactivated. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes..


How we protect your personal information

The security of your personal information is important to MivaArts. We take the integrity of the information and systems that we maintain very seriously. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Your personal information may be stored by us in various forms including both electronic and hardcopy. Your account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas, as with credit card transactions, our Site uses Industry-Standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect data transmissions.

Any information that you provide when you use certain services on the Site and where such information is in an open public environment or forum including without limitation blogs, community or discussion board do not constitute personal information and as such is not subject to protection under this privacy policy. You should accordingly be careful when deciding to share any of your personal information in such public forums and any disclosure of information in such forums on the Site shall be at your own risk.


Kids' safety and privacy

This Site is not directed to kids under 18. We do not deliberately collect personally identifiable information from kids under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.


Making purchases and listing works via the site

If you purchase a work or other item or list a work for sale via the site, we request certain personal information from you. You must provide contact information such as first and last name, address, city, email and phone number and financial information such as credit card type, credit card number, expiration date and CVV2. We use this information for billing and remittance purposes, to list works for sale on the site and to fulfil your orders, as applicable. If we have trouble processing an order or listing a work for sale, we will use this information to contact you. If you list a work for sale via the site, we require you to provide a copy of a government issued photo identification. When you place an order or list a work for sale via the site, MivaArts will also send you informational emails regarding such orders and sales.



A cookie is a small data file that resides on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online "shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase. We need to use cookies on the Site to enhance the user experience and avoid multiple logins or password authentication requests. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Site. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by MivaArts Users and web traffic routing on the Site.

Use of services: When you perform a transaction on the Site, we log the user’s login name and other information provided by you for the reasons mentioned below.

  1. To manage our relationship with you, communicate with you and provide services effectively to you.
  2. To compile statistical and demographical profiles and data for our business and marketing activities.
  3. Monitor your use of the Site and the services in order to ensure your compliance with our terms of service.
  4. Any other purpose required or permitted by law.

Your use of all services on the Site and your provision of information in connection with these services are purely voluntary. You will always have the option of whether to perform the transaction and provide this information. However, in order to open an online service account or perform a service transaction, you will be required to provide some personal information. Whether to perform the transaction is up to you.


Web Beacons

We also use "web beacons," "pixel tags," "clear GIFs" or similar means (individually or collectively "Web Beacons") on our site. A web beacon is an electronic image, often a single pixel, embedded on web pages. Web beacons are ordinarily not visible to users. Web beacons allow us to count the number of users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services and to generate statistics about how our Site is used.


Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain links to third-party websites or resources. The Linked Sites are not under the control of MivaArts. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site.

If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.


Policy Updates

MivaArts may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes we will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site.

Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of any such revisions. You should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy.


Contact us

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Last updated Feb 20, 2016