Privacy Policy

Effective: August 8, 2015 – Last modified: May 18, 2019

Sparks Arts Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally identifiable information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

It is Sparks Arts's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://www.sparksarts.com (hereinafter, "us", "we", or "https://www.sparksarts.com"). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Sparks Arts collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Sparks Arts's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sparks Arts's visitors use its website. From time to time, Sparks Arts may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Sparks Arts also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Sparks Arts only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Sparks Arts's websites choose to interact with Sparks Arts in ways that require Sparks Arts to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sparks Arts gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

Visitors that make an appointment with us are asked for name, email address, and optionally their business name, city, state, and their current website address. If you choose to engage in a live chat with us, we ask for your name and email address. We ask visitors who use our Contact Us form for their name, email address, and optionally their phone number.

How do we use your information?

  • To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To send periodic emails to follow-up on contact requests you have initiated, or to notifying you of new content on our website.
  • To better understand your needs.

How do we protect your personal information?

  • The software running our website is kept up-to-date.
  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • We utilize an SSL certificate to encrypt any data you submit when you enter and submit information on our website.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Do we use “cookies”?

Yes. To enrich and perfect your online experience, Sparks Arts uses cookies, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Sparks Arts uses cookies to help Sparks Arts identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.sparksarts.com, and their website access preferences.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Sparks Arts's use of cookies.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Firefox or Google Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Sparks Arts visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Sparks Arts's websites, with the drawback that some features will be disabled but it won’t affect the user experience.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Google

We do not use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics use first-party cookies to compile data regarding user interactions with our website.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

See more at: https://consumercal.org/about-cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa-3/

In compliance with CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ’Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:

  • Email us at richard@sparksarts.com
  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email if you are subscribed to our email newsletter.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 7 business days
  • We will notify the users via onsite notification within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Sparks Arts may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Sparks Arts's sole discretion. Sparks Arts encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On this Privace Policy page of our website. The “Last modified date” posted at the top of this page indicates when revisions were made.

How are users able to change their personal information?

By emailing us at richard@sparksarts.com or using our online Contact Form

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

SparksArts
https://www.sparksarts.com/
2278 Steamboat Springs St
Loveland, Colorado 80538
United States
Email: richard@sparksarts.com
Phone: 970-616-2892
Or use our online contact form.