Information we collect
CDVF (sometimes known as “Windows to the Divine”) collects information to provide better services to all of our members. When you become a member of Collectors for Connoisseurship or purchase any products or services through our website you provide personal information that is saved in our secure database and is only used by CDVF to communicate with you about CDVF news, programs and events. CDVF will not sell, distribute or exchange information that is collected when you purchase a membership or product on our website without your permission. The information you provide when you register as a member is viewable only by CDVF staff/contractors/agents during the processing of CDVF business.
How we use information we collect
CDVF uses the information members provide to improve our products and services and to provide tailored content based on your membership type, geographic location, and other ways of segmenting our membership database.
When you contact CDVF we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be having. We may use your email address to send news relevant to the visual arts and our mission and to inform you about upcoming events, programs and new services. You can unsubscribe from CDVF emails at any time.
Information we share
We do not share member information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of CDVF unless we first have your consent to do so. If you opt to provide information for our member directories or participate in our online forums or blogs, you consent to the publication of that information to our other members.
Your information may be shared with mobile application administrators so that you can access CDVF’s apps. You will be informed whenever there is a CDVF app that is available for your use.
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of CDVF if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- ensure your access to our member services provided via our website, including but not limited to our member directories, event registrations, and art sales.
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of CDVF, our users or the public as required or permitted by law
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners, such as research providers and consultants.
We restrict access to personal information to CDVF staff, employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities
If we receive formal written complaints about a breach of this Policy, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We will also work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.
August 24, 2015