Privacy Policy

last updated: May 14, 2010
ArtSteps respects the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect about you, how we use the information we collect and with whom we share your information. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website or services. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you should periodically review the Last Updated version at this page. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" heading at the top of this page. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information-handling practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail (info[at]dataverse.gr) or by postal mail as follows :

Dataverse, Ltd
83, Ag. Varvaras,
15231, Halandri, Athens
Tel. +30 210 6717060
Fax. +30 210 6717061


Information We Collect About You

When you create an ArtSteps account, we ask for some personal information that can identify you, including your name and email address and your user name and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. Once you register you can provide other information about yourself, such as your current residence, interests, website, facebook page, etc. You will also be able to add an image of yourself. Any personal information or exhibitions or artifacts content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., exhibition caption, exhibition comments, your profile page) may be collected and used by others. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 14.


How We Use the Information We Collect

If you submit personal information to ArtSteps, we may use that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of ArtSteps and to facilitate the use of our website. We may also use that information to manage your account and your account activity and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us. We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major ArtSteps changes). We use cookies to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of exhibition views and total ranking of exhibitions.


With Whom We Share Your Information

When you create an ArtSteps Account, some information about your ArtSteps Account and your account activity will be provided to other users of ArtSteps. This may include the date you created your ArtSteps Account, the number of your published exhibitions, the number of your artifacts exhibited in your published exhibitions and the number of your comments. Your ArtSteps Account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on ArtSteps, such as when you publish an exhibition or send messages through ArtSteps. You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, profile image, residence or other details, that will be visible to other users on your ArtSteps Account site. We will not share your personal information with others except other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out.


Your Choices About Collection and Use of your Information

If you have an ArtSteps Account, you may update or correct your personal profile information and your account settings (i.e. your email and password) at any time by visiting your settings page. You may also control your personal information that is available to other users at any time by visiting your settings page. You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through ArtSteps, in which case you can still browse and explore ArtSteps exhibitions, but you will not be able to use certain services of ArtSteps.