Privacy Policy

Viewshape Site Privacy Policy

Effective Date of Current Policy: 2017

Artec Group, Inc. and its affiliates («ARTEC», or «we» or «us») operates a service for posting and sharing 3D images through a web site located at www.viewshape.com (the «Site»). This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect through our Site and how we use that information. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@viewshape.com.

The privacy of our members and users is very important to us. Please read this Privacy Policy before using the Site or submitting any personal information. By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Personal information we collect

We collect information from you when you register on the Site. The types of personal information you provide to us may include contact information such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other unique information such as user IDs and password. We also collect information concerning the industry you are associated with, the anticipated uses for Artec’s products, and other post-processing software you may use.

Non-personal information we collect

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our web Site, the time you visited our Site and which pages you visited throughout our Site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our Site. (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information). This allows us, among other things, to identify our members so they do not have to re-enter their user id or password.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our Site as well as other sites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

What we use your information for

The information we collect to understand your needs and interests helps us deliver a consistent and personalized experience. For example, we may use your information to:

  • create and maintain your account
  • prevent and detect fraud or other malicious activity;
  • communicate with you about our services and features;
  • provide service and support;
  • update you on new services and features

How we protect your information

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, we utilize appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect, including encryption of passwords stored on our servers.

Although we try our best to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, please be aware that there are risks inherent in sharing information and that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other members with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on our Site will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on our Site. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.

Discloser of your information to third parties

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may disclose your information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our members, traffic patterns, and related Site information. This data reflects Site usage patterns gathered during customer visits to our Site each month but does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member, unless that member has given us permission to share that information. We may also provide log files and other databases of user information to third parties for analysis, so we can get a better understanding of traffic through our Site.

We may use third party advertisements on the Site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our Site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our Site.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of our company changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

Access and accuracy of your information

We strive to keep your personal information accurately recorded. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accuracy. We provide our members with reasonable access to personal information that they provided to us and the reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for its deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data.

To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to us you can access «My Profile» page and follow the instructions on that page. If you want to stop using your account you can delete it by contacting us at the address listed below.

Please be aware that even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of some or all of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others (for instance any comments or other posts you had made on our Site).

Notice Regarding User-Generated-Content

We do not screen, filter or monitor user submissions to the website, nor do we scrape or glean personal information from any such submissions; however, to the extent that any video, comment or other user submission contains personal information (whether name, likeness, address, telephone number or otherwise, and whether such information pertains to the submitter or someone else), such personal information may be viewed by other users of the Site.

User Submissions

We may provide areas on our Site where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others; upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.); and post comments or reviews of content found on the Site. Such postings are governed by our Terms and Conditions of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.

Visiting Our Site from Outside the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on or via our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our Site or services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent (subject to the exceptions set forth in the Section entitled Disclosure of your information to third parties, above).

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Terms and Conditions

Please also review our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Site.

Your consent

By using our Site, and/or using the services offered on or through this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended as necessary. If you use this Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice of Privacy, and the company’s Terms of Use, which include limitations on damages, arbitrations of disputes, and application of the law of California.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post the revised policy statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our statement, we may also notify all members whose personal information we have retained by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at privacy@viewshape.com. In order for us to take the appropriate action please describe in reasonable detail the nature of your request or inquiry.