The Zibit respects your privacy, and recognizes the need for especially strict privacy and security policies for artists who are posting their work. The Zibit is a private network and posting your artwork - or images of any kind - to the Zibit Site does not, in any way, entitle The Zibit to any additional rights regarding that work. We collect no royalties, and claim no inherent rights to reproduce your work in any way, for any reason.
What We Collect
In various places on The Zibit Sites, we may collect "Personally Identifiable Information" such as name, age, gender, address, phone, e-mail address, or credit card information. From time to time in the future we may offer additional features, services, and promotional opportunities that would require you to submit information to participate. We also collect "Anonymous Information" such as your IP address, the type of browser you use, the pages on our Sites that you have visited, and the advertisements that you have clicked on. Your Personally Identifiable Information is linked to your Anonymous Information.
We do not intend that children will use our sites. We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from children under 13 years old, nor will we accept registration from them.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We use Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to communicate with you, to process orders for products and services, to customize advertising and content available on the Zibit Sites, to conduct research for internal purposes and to use such information to improve our services and the Zibit Sites. If you have uploaded Artist Materials pursuant to the Terms and Conditions agreement, you have also authorized Zibit to use your name and materials publicly for advertising and promotional purposes.
We use information that is not personally identifiable to determine how people use our web site and its services. For example this data tells us information including how often users click on our advertisements, which files are downloaded most frequently, and which areas of our site are the most popular. Analyzing this data allows us to improve the offerings on and performance of our site(s). Using your IP address, we can also determine the general physical location of a user and may at times use this information to better target advertising to users.
How We Share Information
Except as noted below, The Zibit does not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties unless you give us your permission or we need to share such information in order to provide products or services you have requested. For example, we use third parties to help with some of the products and services available on our site, such as processing payments and fulfilling orders for display services through the Zibit. We also may, in the future, engage third parties to assist us by tracking the number of visitors to the Sites that have "clicked-through" from specified promotions on third party sites and those visitors' activities on the Zibit Site. When we supply personally identifiable information to these third parties, we require them to use it only for the function they are helping us with. We aggregate the Anonymous Information that we collect and exchange it with those who are interested in our services.
When you register for membership at the Zibit Site, you may receive an occasional update via email regarding import news. You may always also opt out of these mailings, and we will keep track of your decisions in our database. Even if you choose not to receive information from us, we reserve the right to communicate with you on matters we consider especially important.
Publicly Posted Information
If you register as a member of the Zibit Sites and make postings to chat rooms, forums or your user page, please remember that anything you post is publicly available. The user name you have chosen during the registration process is visible to all users of the Site. If you visit another member’s user page, your user name will appear on that page. Your user page will also show certain statistics regarding your use of the Site, such as the date you became a member, how long ago you last visited the Site, the categories of materials you have posted. Your user profile, and the information you choose to include in your profile, will also be available to other users of our chat rooms, forums and to visitors that access your personal user page. The Zibit does not control, and is not responsible for, the use of any information or content that you have exposed to the public through your use of the Zibit Sites.
During sessions in which you give us information such as credit card numbers, we encrypt your transmissions using SSL ("Secure Sockets Layer") technology. We keep the Personally Identifiable Information you provide on servers that are protected by firewalls and other technological means against intrusion or unauthorized access. They are located in a physically secure facility, and only our employees and agents with a need to know the information are given access. While no amount of security can give a perfect guarantee, you can have a high degree of confidence that the personally identifiable information you give us is protected from unauthorized access and use. We rely on you to select passwords that cannot be guessed easily and to safeguard those passwords from disclosure. Please contact us if you have any information regarding unauthorized use of the Zibit sites.
If you have questions about this Statement or our policies, please click the "contact" link at the bottom of every page of The Zibit.Last Updated: 01 August 2009