Valor Artisans is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Valor Artisans Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Valor Artisans website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Valor Artisans collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Valor Artisans also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Valor Artisans. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Valor Artisans for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Valor Artisans Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Valor Artisans public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Valor Artisans does not read any of your private online communications.

Valor Artisans encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Valor Artisans so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Valor Artisans is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Valor Artisans Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

Valor Artisans collects and uses your personal information to operate the Valor Artisans Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Valor Artisans also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Valor Artisans and its affiliates. Valor Artisans may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Valor Artisans does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Valor Artisans may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Valor Artisans may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Valor Artisans, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Valor Artisans does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. If you disclose a picture to Valor Artisans for use in either its gallery or for the use of selling products made by Valor Artisans, that photo becomes the property of Valor Artisans and may be used in any professional capacity on the website for the marketing of any and all products made by Valor Artisans. However, unless under your discretion, that photo will never be disclosed to third parties and permission will not be given to third parties for use of that photo while it is still under the property of Valor Artisans.

Valor Artisans keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Valor Artisans, in order to determine what Valor Artisans services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Valor Artisans to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Valor Artisans Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Valor Artisans or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Valor Artisans; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Valor Artisans, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Valor Artisans Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Valor Artisans pages, or register with Valor Artisans site or services, a cookie helps Valor Artisans to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Valor Artisans Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Valor Artisans features that you customized.