Terms + Privacy


Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Artist Communities Alliance Web site and governs data collection and usage at all Artist Communities Alliance sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products, or services. Please read the Artist Communities Alliance Statement of Privacy. Artist Communities Alliance is a general audience website, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used, and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.

Collection of your Personal Information

As an E-commerce Web site, Artist Communities Alliance collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. Information collected by Artist Communities Alliance is used solely for the purpose of billing and shipping your online purchases. Artist Communities Alliance does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software.

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

Use of your Personal Information

Artist Communities Alliance and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process registrations, donations, and product orders - and to deliver the products requested. It is possible that Artist Communities Alliance may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Artist Communities Alliance and its affiliates. Artist Communities Alliance may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Artist Communities Alliance does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Artist Communities Alliance 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 personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Artist Communities Alliance does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Artist Communities Alliance may access and/or disclose your personal information 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 Artist Communities Alliance or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Artist Communities Alliance, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Artist Communities Alliance or the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Artist Communities Alliance or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Artist Communities Alliance abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of your Personal Information

Artist Communities Alliance offers its customers choices for the collection, use, and sharing of personal information. You may notify us of your preferences by emailing programs [at] artistcommunities.org. Please be sure to provide complete account information so we can identify you in our records. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Artist Communities Alliance by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.

Security of your Personal Information

Artist Communities Alliance is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.

Changes to this Statement

Artist Communities Alliance will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Artist Communities Alliance will use your personal information, Artist Communities Alliance will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Artist Communities Alliance encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Artist Communities Alliance is protecting your information.


Use of the Artist Communities Alliance website constitutes agreement to our terms of use. We encourage you to review the following information carefully.

All content on this website is the exclusive property of Artist Communities Alliances, except where credited otherwise. Said content includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software. Our content is protected by the United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein. In case of dispute or infringement, we will rigorously defend our rights to this material.

Protecting Your Account
Some portions of this website permit username and passwords to be used. You are responsible for protecting your unique username and password and you agree to be responsible for all activities performed under your user account.

License And Site Access
Artist Communities Alliance grants you (the user) a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. This license does not include the right to download any material (other than routine page caching), modify any material, or any portion thereof, without the express written consent of Artist Communities Alliance. This license excludes the download or collection of logos, product descriptions, pricing, text, graphics, audio, and video clips, and/or copying of account information. This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written permission of Artist Communities Alliance. You are prohibited from using meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing Artist Communities Alliance's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Artist Communities Alliance. Any unauthorized use of this website voids the limited license granted by the Artist Communities Alliance.

Content Submitted By Site Users
If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, photographs and testimonials), you grant Artist Communities Alliance and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Artist Communities Alliance or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Artist Communities Alliance reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.

Limitation Of Liability
This site is provided by the Artist Communities Alliance on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Artist Communities Alliance makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of www.artistcommunities.org is at your own risk. Artist Communities Alliance cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses. Artist Communities Alliance will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from the use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Redemption Of Offers
Occasionally, Artist Communities Alliance offers its members special discount codes to be used in conjunction with this website. These offers are disseminated via email to those who qualify. They are sometimes posted through our email newsletter or announced via other means of communication in conjunction with the promotion of the Artist Communities Alliance. We encourage our members to redeem these special offers, but we respectfully ask that you not exploit them. Artist Communities Alliance, at our sole discretion, will determine if all purchasing criteria has been met to qualify for a stated discount. If you successfully circumvent the software safeguards of this website in order to receive several discounts with your order, then we will (at our sole discretion) remove any extraneous discounted orders or cancel the order in its entirety. You will be informed of any changes via the phone number or email address listed with your order.

Applicable Law 
By visiting www.artistcommunities.org, you agree that the laws of the state of Oregon and Rhode Island without regard to principles of conflict of laws will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Artist Communities Alliance.

Changes In Policy
Artist Communities Alliance reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.