Our Promises to You
Thank you for visiting Aviary. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust. Spam e-mail is the bane of the internet and we won't have anything to do with it.
- We promise that we will never share your e-mail address or other identifiable information with any third party company (no external spam).
- We promise that you will never receive spam from Aviary.
- We promise to protect your information through the use of secure databases.
Personally Identifiable Information
We collect the personally identifiable information that you submit on the registration and user profile forms to permit you access to our site and to enable credit card verification, where applicable. Please note that any optional information you fill out might be visible to other users on the site (i.e. your biography, or location in the world). If you do not feel comfortable with others knowing this information, then leave it blank.
Generally, the information Aviary collects helps us to communicate with you regarding media licensed from or to you. For instance, we use your email address to provide you with an email confirmation of your registration and to notify you of information concerning your media on our site. In addition, users on the site will be able to communicate with you via a confidential form on the site, but they will not know your e-mail address or other personal identification information aside from your username (and therefore will not be able to add you to spam lists, etc).
We will not share, rent or sell your personally-identifiable information with any entity, subject to the provisions below. We may share your information with our vendors in connection with system maintenance and other services that these individuals or entities perform for us. In some cases, we may run a joint marketing effort with third parties.
We will only release personal information without your authorization in the following situations:
- To the authorities when necessary to comply with the law (i.e. answering subpoenas).
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Aviary.com, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
To enable us to provide the best possible product to our partners, Aviary uses a 3rd party library provided by Localytics which aggregates information about how our tools are being used. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about users or their photos.
You can opt-in to receive our newsletter. This information will not be sent to you if you ask us not to include your name on our mailing lists. In many places where personal information is collected, we have a box that you can check indicating that you would like to "opt out" if you don't wish to receive further information of the sort indicated. If you have previously consented to have Aviary send you it's newsletter and no longer wish to be contacted, please follow the link at the bottom of each newsletter to unsubscribe.
Username & Password Recommendations
As we live in a world where digital theft is increasingly rampant, we must advise you to choose a password that is not easily guessed by others and a username that does not identify you personally (i.e. don't use your real name as your username). Please make sure that your password is 6 or more characters and is composed of both letters and numbers. In addition, it is recommended that you use a separate password for every website to which you are a member. This is a form of damage control, in case the security of one website is compromised, your other accounts are still protected. Should you forget your Aviary.com password, it will be emailed to you or reset at your request.
Use of Automatic Information and Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser, separate from the one placed by Aviary.com. We do not have any control or knowledge on the contents or purposes of these cookies.
Minors on Aviary
Children below thirteen years of age should not use our website, nor do we have any intention of collecting any personally identifiable information from individuals under thirteen years of age. If you are aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us and we will remove the information.
Updating or Deleting Your Information
You can change or delete any optional information in your account settings. Any required information (with the exception of your username), will be completely hidden from the public, or an option to hide it from the public will be mmade available.
We understand that many consumers are concerned about security on the Internet. The security of the information that you provide to us is also very important to us. To prevent unauthorized disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we collect online. Our payment systems vendor uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced encryption protocol, to scramble credit card information that you enter so that it cannot be read as it is transmitted across the Internet. SSL is the recognized industry standard worldwide for such sensitive transactions, enhancing safety when you shop with a credit card on the web. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.
When using a shared computer, be sure to sign off and do not opt to stay logged in to Aviary.com. Should you realize that you accidentally allowed a third party to access your account, you must let us know immediately, as you may be held liable for their actions in your name. Contact us here.
In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.
Links, Hosted Sites & Advertisers
We do not have any control over the privacy practices of any external websites linked from the main www.aviary.com domain (or any of the websites that are hosted on our server and aren't affiliated with Aviary). Therefore you should review their privacy policies separately from ours and know that we in no way have any control over their practices.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, the practices of Aviary.com, or your dealings on our web site, please contact us.
Last Updated February 2012