Artists Unlimited Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the information that Artists Unlimited collects when you use its products and services, how that information is used, with whom it may be shared, and your privacy choices.

1. Introduction
Who we are and what we do

This Privacy Policy covers Artists Unlimited vzw. ("AU," "we" "us" or "our"). We provide online video hosting, sharing and related services through our owned-and-operated website artistsunlimited.online ( collectively, the "services").

Acceptance and Changes

By registering for, downloading, or using our services, you accept this Privacy Policy, which is part of the Artists Unlimited Terms of Service Agreement. We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any modified version of our Privacy Policy at this URL. If we change the Privacy Policy in a way that materially lessens our commitments to you, we will provide notice to registered users by email or other methods.

2. Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals who are under the minimum required ages specified herein. You must be at 16 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, whichever is greater, to use our services. Individuals under the applicable age may use our services only through a parent or legal guardian’s account and with their involvement. If you are a parent or legal guardian who believes your child has provided personal information to Artists Unlimited without your consent, you may ask us to delete such information by contacting us at privacy@artistsunlimited.online.

3. Data We Collect About You

We collect information about you when you use our services. In addition, third parties may collect information about you when you use our services. Collected information may include or reflect personal information that could identify you, as well as non-personal information. We refer to your information as "your data" for short.

Account Information

To create an account, you must provide a valid email address and password. If you choose to sign-up and/or authenticate using a third-party account (e.g., Facebook, Google), you authorize us to obtain account information from the third-party platform.

Financial Information

To make a purchase, you may need to provide a valid payment method (e.g., credit card or PayPal account). Your payment information will be collected and processed by our authorized payment vendors. We do not directly collect or store credit or debit card numbers ourselves in the ordinary course of processing transactions. If we allow purchase through a third-party platform (i.e. in-app purchase), the payment method stored with the third-party platform will be charged.

If you wish to sell items or earn money through our services, you must provide an account to receive funds and tax information, which may include your name, address, and VAT number.

Content

Accountholders may create a profile and upload content such as videos, text, photographs, and artwork. Your profile may display information about you and your activities. This information may be accessed by others. Your live streams and videos may be viewed and otherwise accessed by others, and associated metadata (e.g., titles, descriptions, tags, etc.) are viewable by others. Your interactions with other users (e.g., comments, "likes," private messages) may be seen by others. You may choose to limit the availability of your profile and content. For more details, see Section 9.

Other Information You May Submit

You may submit data to us for limited purposes such as requesting customer support; answering a questionnaire; participating in a study; entering contests or sweepstakes; or signing up to receive communications from us or another user.

Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain types of data when you use our services, regardless of whether you have an account. This data includes your IP address, technical information about your device (e.g., browser type, operating system, basic device information), the web page you visited or search query you entered before reaching us, and your activities. We may track your activities using cookies and similar technologies. By using our services, you agree to our use of these methods as set forth in our Cookie Policy, see Section 10.

Physical Products

We collect your shipping address to send you products you have ordered.

Information Collected by Third Parties

Some third parties may collect data about you when you use our services. This may include data you submit (such as payment information) or automatically-collected information (in the case of third-party analytics providers).

4. How We Use Your Data

We may use your data for the following purposes:

  • Identification and authentication: We use your data to verify you when you access your account.

  • Operating our services: We use your data to provide our services, process and fulfill orders, provide customer support, and to otherwise comply with our contractual obligations to you. We (and/or our third-party vendors) use your financial information to process purchases made by you and to pay you amounts you have earned.

  • Communicating with you: We use your data when we communicate with you (e.g., when we respond to a customer support or other inquiry).

  • Improving our services: We use your data to understand how our services are being used and how we can improve them. In general, we analyze aggregated data, rather than specific user data. We may, however, need to analyze a specific case to address a specific problem (e.g., a bug that affects only a few accounts).

  • Customizing your experience: We use your data to personalize the service to you. This may include remembering your preferences for language or volume or displaying videos that you might enjoy, based upon your viewing choices.

  • Exercising our rights: Where reasonably necessary, we use your data to exercise our legal rights and prevent abuse of our service. For example, we may use your data to detect and prevent fraud, spam, or content that violates our Terms of Service.

  • Legal compliance: We use your data where we are legally required to do so. For example, we may need to gather your data to respond to a court order.

  • Protecting your information: Where appropriate, we may anonymize, backup, and delete certain data.

We may use algorithms and other automated means to implement any of the above.

5. With Whom We Share Your Data

We share data with third parties as follows:

  • As you instruct: We may make your profile and videos available to others as you instruct in using our services. We may share your data with persons to whom you have granted account-level access.

  • With your consent: We may share your data with third parties where we have obtained your express consent to do so.

  • Authorized vendors: We may share your data with third-party vendors that help us operate our services, process orders, and comply with your instructions and our contractual obligations. This includes payment processors, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud-based hosting services, monitoring services, email service providers, quality assurance and testing vendors, fraud and abuse prevention vendors, customer relations management (CRM) vendors, and shipment vendors.

  • Analytics: We may share your data with analytics providers which help us understand how customers are using our services.

  • Affiliates and Advisors: We may share your data with our auditors and advisors for planning, financial reporting, accounting, auditing, tax filings, and legal compliance. We may share your data with our affiliates to the extent necessary to provide you with the services ordered.

  • Certain legal situations: We may share your data where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or in connection with a corporate transaction as discussed in Section 6.

  • Aggregated or anonymized information: We may publicly disclose non-personal aggregated or anonymized information such as our number of visitors and registered users.

We use reasonable efforts to vet vendors for their privacy and data security practices. We require that such vendors agree to protect the data we share.

6. Legal and Safety-Related Disclosures

We may disclose your data in response to official requests (e.g., court orders, search warrants, etc.) ("requests") that we receive from government authorities or parties to legal proceedings.

We handle requests in accordance with Belgian law. If the request originates from a foreign jurisdiction, we will typically disclose information where we in good faith believe that disclosure is permitted by both Belgian law and local law. In all cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion.

We may disclose user data where we reasonably believe that someone's life is at risk. For example, if we become aware of a person threatening to commit suicide, we may share that person's data with appropriate entities that may have the ability to help.

We may disclose user data to report suspected crimes. We report content suspected of exploiting minors to Child Focus - Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children along with the data identifying the uploading user.

We may disclose user data in situations involving legal claims against us or one of our users. If you submit a takedown notice, we may share that notice with the affected user. If you challenge such a notice, we may share your response with the complainant.

7. Data Retention

We retain your data for as long as you have an account. When you close an account, we will delete its content, including its videos. We may retain logs of automatically collected information (for internal analytics and security purposes); your email address; your tax information; communications with you; and your transactional information (for auditing, tax, and financial purposes). When we no longer have a business reason for retaining data, we will delete or anonymize it.

We retain deleted videos on our servers for a short period in case you wish to reverse deletion. Once we delete a video, we may not be able to recover it. If you have previously made a video public, the video or its thumbnail may be discoverable in a search engine's cache for a time. We have no control over search engines; however, we will, upon request, send a request for deletion to major search engines.

If we receive legal process pertaining to your account, we will retain your data for as long as we in good faith believe is necessary to comply with the legal process. Similarly, if we believe that your account has been involved in wrongdoing, we may preserve your data to defend or assert our rights.

8. Your Privacy Choices

We enable you to make numerous choices about your data:

  • You may choose not to provide us with certain information. For example, you may choose not to create an account or not to provide optional account information.

  • You may change your account and video privacy settings. See Section 9 for more details.

  • You may change or correct information voluntarily submitted to us. We encourage you to keep your data current by viewing your settings page.

  • You may opt out of receiving commercial emails from us. See Section 11 for more details.

  • You may limit the use of cookies.

  • You may backup your videos.

  • You may close your account (which will delete all videos) or delete certain videos.

Users in certain jurisdictions may have additional rights. See Section 15 for more details.

9. Account and Video Privacy Settings

As part of our services we offer you the ability to limit the distribution of your content, including your videos. This section explains some of your choices.

 

Profile

Some of our online subscription plans enable you to "hide" your profile or otherwise make it inaccessible on our website. Your profile will, however, remain accessible to persons who have access to your account or content.

Videos

We enable you to manage the privacy settings of your videos. Your options, which depend on your subscription plan, may include:

  • Public (or "anyone"): Your video will be publicly-available.

  • Just you (i.e., "only me"): Your video will be available to you and authorized Team Members.

  • Selected people: Your video will be available to users you select (such as users you follow or specifically-designated users).

  • Password-protected: Your video may be accessed by anyone who enters the password you have set.

  • Private link: Your video may be accessed by anyone who enters the link assigned to it.

You may change these settings at any time. Changes will be applied on a go-forward basis. You should exercise caution in granting access to others. Once you have granted access to someone else, you lose a degree of control over the distribution of your video as those persons may share the password and/or link with other people. Regardless of your profile or video privacy settings, Artists Unlimited reserves the right to inspect them for compliance with its Terms of Service, to provide customer support, or to address technical issues.

 

 

 

10. Use of cookies and other tracking technologies

Artists Unlimited, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our Visitors, our Users and their Users-of-Users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our Visitor’s and Users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services.

 

Please note that Third Party Services placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through our Services may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. Such practices are not covered by our Privacy Policy and we do not have any control over them. 

Cookies: In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, we use several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the User’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability (e.g., for uploading media, using e-Commerce features, etc.), monitoring performance of our services and marketing campaigns, and generally providing and improving our services.

If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at https://www.aboutcookies.org/ (note that this website is not provided by Artists Unlimited, and we, therefore, cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).

Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

Clear Gifs: We and certain Third Party Services may employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our Services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, however are not stored on your device, but instead embedded within our Services.

Flash and HTML5: We and certain Third Party Services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies. Additional information about managing Flash cookies is available here. 

(Please note that this website is not provided by Artists Unlimited, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).

User Data Supplementation: We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, and provide products and Services that may be of interest to you. Where we obtain your Personal Information from these third parties, we ensure that such parties are contractually committed to inform you that your Personal Information will be disclosed to us and we take steps to ensure the accuracy of your Personal Information before using it. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

 “Do Not Track” Signals: Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.

11. Communications from Us
Emails

If you create an account, you may receive emails from us. This includes newsletters and offers. You may always opt out from receiving messages in your account settings. Please note that any opt-out request may take several days to process and you will continue to receive transactional emails from us (e.g., emails confirming transactions and/or providing information about your account).

12. Protecting Your Information

We use physical, technical, and organizational security measures to safeguard your data from unauthorized or accidental disclosure. Despite these efforts, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Users also have a role to play in keeping their data safe. We encourage you to use a unique and hard-to-guess password for your account and to not share it with others. You should only grant access rights to people who you know and trust, and, even then, you should be careful in granting all access rights. You should monitor your account regularly. If you believe that someone has gained access to your account without your permission, please contact us immediately so that we can investigate.

13. Your Responsibilities

You may receive other people's data in using our service. If you receive information from other users, you must comply with all laws, including those concerning privacy, data security, and online marketing.

14. Third-Party Services

We may provide links to online services that we do not own or operate. These services fall outside of this Privacy Policy and we have no control over the data they collect. Once on a third-party site, your data may be collected by others. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such services before using them.

15. International Data Transfers and Certain User Rights
15.1 Location of Data

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com is based in the United States and provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Your personal information may be stored in data centers located in the United States of America, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan and Israel. Wix.com may use other jurisdictions as necessary for the proper delivery of their services and/or as may be required by law.

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

When you use our services from outside of the U.S., your information may be transferred to, and processed in the U.S. Please note that U.S. data and privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Residents of certain countries may be subject to additional protections as set forth in Sections 15.2 and 15.3 below.

 

15.2 GDPR (EEA Users)

This Section 15.2 applies only to natural persons residing in the European Economic Area (for the purpose of this section only, "you" or "your" shall be limited accordingly). It is Artists Unlimited's policy to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You have the right to: opt out of non-essential cookies (see our Cookie Policy, section 10); access, correct, delete, restrict, or object to our use of your personal information; be forgotten; port your data; and withdraw consents. We enable exercise of these rights primarily through our services (which we reserve the right to modify). For example, we allow users to change their information, download their videos, and close their accounts. We also fulfil our obligations in response to direct requests. We will endeavor to process requests within one month. Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to the extent that they would cause us to violate any law or infringe any other person's rights. We reserve the right to request appropriate identification. We will process requests free of charge unless they would impose an unreasonable cost on us.

If you have a request, complaint or inquiry, please contact our Data Protection Officer at the address listed in Section 16. We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any issue. You also have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory data protection authority of your jurisdiction.

15.3 Privacy Shield (EEA, UK and Swiss Users)

This Section 15.3 applies only to natural persons residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United Kingdom and Switzerland (for the purpose of this section only, "you" or "your" shall be limited accordingly). Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform.  Wix.com - participates in, and has certified its compliance with, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Wix.com is committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List, here.

Wix.com is responsible for the processing of Personal Information it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequent transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Wix.com complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Information from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to Personal Information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Wix.com is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In certain situations, Wix.com may be asked to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and will do so where permitted by local data protection laws.

Upon request Artists Unlimited will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your Personal Information. We will respond to your request within a timeframe imposed by local laws or a reasonable timeframe.

Please note that permanently deleting your account erases all of your information from our databases. After completing this process, you can no longer use any of your Artists Unlimited Services, your User Account and all its data will be removed permanently, and Artists Unlimited will not be able to restore your account or retrieve your data in the future. If you contact Artists Unlimited Support in the future, the system will not recognize your account and Support agents will not be able to locate the deleted account.

16. How to Contact Us

For any questions, inquiries, or complaints relating to your privacy, please contact us at:

Artists Unlimited vzw.
Attention: Data Protection Officer
Jozef Mulsstraat 8, 2170 Merksem, Belgium

privacy@artistsunlimited.online

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