Culture Colony – Y Wladfa Newydd Principles

Culture Colony exists to make it easy for you to access and share information that enhances your creative and cultural enjoyment. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on Culture Colony; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile to your networks and other reasonable community limitations that we tell you about.

Culture Colony follows two core principles:

1. You should have control over your personal information.
Culture Colony helps you share information and creative works. You choose what you put on the web site, including contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join. And you control the users with whom you share that information through the privacy settings.

2. You should have access to the information others want to share.
There is an increasing amount of information available out there, and you may want to know what relates to you, the cultural activities you enjoy and share and notices of events that are of interest to you. We want to help you easily get that information.

Sharing information should be easy. And we want to provide you with the privacy tools necessary to control how and with whom you share that information. If you have questions or ideas, please send them to us using the 'Contact Us' form.

For information for users and parents about staying safe on Culture Colony, please email your queries via the 'Contact Us' form.

Culture Colony Privacy Policy

Culture Colony's Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information and creative works that you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using Culture Colony, located at www.culturecolony.com  and its directly associated domains (collectively, "Culture Colony" or "Website")

By using or accessing Culture Colony, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy statement covers the site www.culturecolony.com and its directly associated domains. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy staff at privacy@culturecolony.com.

The Information We Collect

When you visit Culture Colony you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.

When you subscribe or register with Culture Colony, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, schools attended and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter Culture Colony, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Culture Colony visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Culture Colony. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use Culture Colony, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your correspondence list.

You post User Content (as defined in the Culture Colony Terms of Use) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Culture Colony is a violation of the Culture Colony Terms of Service and should be reported using the 'Contact Us' form.

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend or colleague about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. Culture Colony stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at info@culturecolony.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

Culture Colony may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Culture Colony service through the operation of the service (e.g., photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By using Culture Colony, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in Wales.

Children Under Age 13

Culture Colony does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to subscribe or register for Culture Colony or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Culture Colony. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@culturecolony.com.

Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Use of Information Obtained by Culture Colony

When you register with Culture Colony, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people and organisations on Culture Colony. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Culture Colony that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by Culture Colony primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings.

Profile information you submit to Culture Colony will be available to users of Culture Colony who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g. art gallery, school, geography, colleagues, friends of friends). Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Culture Colony network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so that you can be found by others for your own cultural or creative benefit. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you that allows such access based on your privacy settings.

Culture Colony may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, you may receive an email alerting you to an exhibition or event or film on Culture Colony.

Generally, you may opt out of such emails, though Culture Colony reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Culture Colony may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a band or movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you Culture Colony. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they're more likely to be interesting to you.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services and other users of Culture Colony, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile (e.g., removing photo tag links).

Sharing your Information with Third Parties

Culture Colony is about sharing information with others while providing you with privacy settings that restrict some users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to the wider Culture Colony web site and networks. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.

Culture Colony limits access to site information by third party search engine "crawlers" (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask). Culture Colony takes action to block access by these engines to personal information beyond your name, profile picture, and limited aggregated data about your profile .

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Culture colony, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to Culture Colony-specified purposes.

  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Culture Colony service or using the Culture Colony name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through sponsored groups or other on-site offers.
  • We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies, galleries and individuals on Culture Colony. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on Culture Colony, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.
  • If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Culture Colony business, or individual business units owned by Pixel Foundry Ltd or Culture Colony, were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

All sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, or other items , this information may become publicly available.

Links

Culture Colony may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Culture Colony.

Third Party Advertising

Advertisements that appear on Culture Colony are sometimes delivered (or "served") directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and "web beacons" (also known as "1x1 gifs") to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Culture Colony does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Culture Colony unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Culture Colony and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on Culture Colony is readily available through the profile editing tools. Culture Colony members and other users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Culture Colony account may do so on the My Account page (although any subscriptions are non refundable). Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Culture Colony.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of Culture Colony, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via the 'Contact Us' form.