Welcome to Shapedscape. The Shapedscape website (the "Site") is an interactive online service, located at www.shapedscape.com owned and operated by Shapedscape Media Inc. ("Shapedscape", "we", "us", "our"). At Shapedscape we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy will apply whether you are a "Visitor" (meaning you are simply browsing the Site) or an "Authorized User" (meaning you have registered to use the Site and Services). Visitors and Authorized Users are individually referred to as a "User" and collectively as "Users". Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given in our Terms of Use located at shapedscape.com/terms-of-use (the "Terms").

By submitting Personal Information through our Site or Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
International Users be aware that your Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including Canada, where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using the Site and Services you agree to such processing.

This Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding the types of information we collect from our Users through our Site and Services and how we use this information. We collect "Personal Information" , meaning information that allows someone to identify or contact you, for example such information may include, your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing Information. And "Anonymous Information" meaning information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information does not, by itself, allow the identification of individual people. Through the Site and Services we collect Personal Information and Anonymous Information as described below.

Information that you provide to us:

  • Registration. When you register to become an Authorized User and open an Account on Shapedscape, we collect your name, e-mail address and a password.
  • Content. We collect the images and descriptions you provide when you submit content to us, for example, a project, event, competition, jobs.
  • Purchases. If you choose to make purchases through our Site and/or Services, for example advertising space, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, and billing information.
  • Comments. When you post comments on our Site, the information contained in your comment will be stored on our servers or the servers of third parties working on our behalf.
  • Feedback. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
  • Other information. We may also collect Personal Information in other ways within the Site or Services, where we state that Personal Information is being collected. For example, we may collect Personal Information as part of a competitions, sweepstakes, contest or survey.

Information collected via technology.

  • Browser Information. To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information from you, including your browser type, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), search terms, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
  • Cookies. We also use cookies and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

Collection of Information by Advertisers. We may also use third parties to serve ads through the Site or Services. Certain third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to this and other websites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Site. They do this by using Cookies, Pixel Tags or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, Cookies or Pixel Tags in third party ads, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of Cookies and other technologies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Analytic Services. We may use third party analytics services such as Google Analytics, to collect information about how you use and interact with our Site and Services. Such third party analytics services may use cookies to gather information such as the pages you visited, your IP address, a date/time stamp for your visit and which site referred you to the Site. We use these analytics services to help us analyze how people use the Site and Services, to improve the Site and Services, to customize the content users see based upon their interests and to send email to users who are not actively using the Services. For more information about how these entities use this information, please refer to their privacy policies made available on their websites.

How we use your Personal Information

  • General Use. In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

* to provide the Services to you;
* to direct certain content and advertisements to you so that you are more likely to see content and advertisements that are relevant to you;
* to facilitate the creation of and secure your Account on Shapedscape;
* to identify you as a user in our system;
* to provide improved administration of our Site and Services;
* to notify visitors about updates to our Site and Services;
* to improve and customize the quality of experience when you interact with our Site and Services;
* to send you a welcome e-mail and to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your Account was created;
* to send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
* to respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
* to engage with or contact inactive users of the Services;
* to send offers and promotional materials related to our Services and those of third parties for marketing and other purposes.

  • Creation of Anonymous Information. We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the Information personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Information to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties at our sole discretion.

Disclosure of your Personal Information.
We disclose your Personal Information as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

  • Content. When you submit content to Shapedscape, for example a project, this content and the name of the User who submitted it is made publicly available within the Site and Services, we do not make your mailing address, publicly available unless you expressly make it available in the content you submit. In addition, you may make comments or post material in other public areas of the Site and/or Services. Once displayed on publicly viewable web pages, please be aware that the information can be collected and used by others. We cannot control who reads your projects or comments, so please be thoughtful about the information you make publicly available within the Services. Once information is posted publicly, while you will still be able to edit and delete it within the Services, you will not be able to edit or delete such information cached, collected, and stored elsewhere by others (e.g., search engines).
  • Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers to assist us in providing you the Services or otherwise operating our business, including to: host our servers, conduct quality assurance testing; facilitate creation of accounts; provide technical support; and/or to provide other services to us.
  • Affiliates. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control ("Affiliates"), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • Corporate Restructuring. We may share some or all of your Personal Information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.
  • Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Information, the Company may disclose Personal Information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Company; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of the Company or users of the Services; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or Terms of Use.

Third Party Websites. When you click on a link to any other website or location, you will leave our Site and Services and go to another site and another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content or to any collection of Information after you click on links to connect to such outside websites.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information. Newsletters and email. We will periodically send you newsletters and e-mails that promote the use of our Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive, by terminating your Account or by contacting us directly. Even if you opt out of receiving marketing related messages, we will continue to send messages regarding the administration of the Services.

Changes to Personal Information. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). Additionally, it is important to note that system-recorded personal information is not editable. When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.

Security of Your Personal Information. Shapedscape is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized people. However no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Shapedscape uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, Shapedscape cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Sole statement
This Privacy Policy as posted on this Site is the sole statement of our privacy policy with respect to this Site, and no summary, modification, restatement, or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post a new or revised policy to the Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We will occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to this site. We encourage you to check our site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy we will post the revised Privacy Policy and the revised effective date on this site. Your continued use of our site following the posting of any changes to this policy signifies you accept those changes.

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