This Privacy Policy describes how Ads49 (referred to as “the Platform,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, stores, and protects the personal information of users (“User,” “you,” or “your”) when accessing or using our Art Marketplace website and its services. By using the website, you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information as outlined in this Policy.

1.     Information Collection:

a. We may collect personal information provided by users during the registration process, such as name, email address, and contact details.

b. When users post ads or interact with other users on the Platform, additional information may be collected, including artwork details, payment information, and communication records.

c. We may automatically collect certain information, such as IP address, browser type, device information, and usage data through cookies and similar technologies. This information is used for website analytics and to enhance user experience.

2.     Use of Information:

a. We use the collected information to provide and improve our services, facilitate transactions, and ensure the proper functioning of the Platform.

b. Personal information may be used to communicate with users, respond to inquiries, and provide customer support.

c. We may use aggregated and anonymised data for statistical analysis, market research, and promotional purposes.

3.     Information Sharing:

a. We may share user information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the Platform, such as payment processors, hosting providers, and analytics services. These service providers are contractually obligated to protect the confidentiality and security of user data.

b. User information may be disclosed in response to legal requirements, such as court orders or governmental regulations, or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.

c. In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, user information may be transferred to the acquiring entity or third party as part of the transaction, subject to applicable privacy laws.

4.     Data Security:

a. We implement appropriate security measures to protect user information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

b. However, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Users are responsible for safeguarding their own account credentials and should exercise caution when sharing personal information on the Platform.

5.     Third-Party Links and Services:

a. The Platform may contain links to third-party websites or services. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website. We have no control over the privacy practices or content of third-party websites and are not responsible for their actions.

6.     Children’s Privacy:

a. The Platform is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we become aware that personal information has been inadvertently collected from a child, we will promptly delete it from our records.

7.     User Rights:

a. Users have the right to access, update, and correct their personal information on the Platform.

b. Users can request the deletion of their account and personal information by contacting us.

c. Users can manage their preferences for email communications and marketing materials through their account settings or by contacting us.

8.     Cookies:

a. We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance user experience, track website usage, and gather information about user preferences. Users can manage cookie preferences through their browser settings.

9.     Data Retention:

a. We retain user information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

10.  International Data Transfers:

a. User information may be transferred and processed in countries other than your own. By using the Platform, you consent to the transfer of your information to these countries, which may have different data protection laws than your jurisdiction.

11.  Marketing Communications:

a. With your consent, we may send you marketing communications regarding our products, services, promotions, or events. You can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the emails or by contacting us directly.

12.  Changes to the Privacy Policy

a. We reserve the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on the website, and the revised Policy will become effective upon posting.

13.  Contact Us:

a. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at contact@a49.com