This is the web site of Empire City Studios (“Empire Studios” “we” or “us”).
The Site provides information about the company, products, services and a means to contact Empire Studios.
We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TECHNOLOGIES WE USE TO COLLECT INFORMATION
Cookies are small files that a Site transfers to the hard drive of a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies are “persistent” in that they remain on your hard drive until deleted. Other cookies are “temporary” in that they are removed when you leave the site or close your browsing session.
Log files track actions occurring on websites and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, screen resolution, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, click data and types of advertisements viewed, if applicable.
Web beacons are electronic files used to track your navigation of a website or collection of sites, the completion of transactions, submittal of applications and browsing behavior.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
Personally Identifiable Information. In order to take advantage of certain features of the Sites, we may ask you to provide your first name, last name, e-mail address or other information about yourself to help you use the Sites and download files or access exclusive content (collectively, “PII”). You are not required to provide us with this information, but if you choose not to, you may not be able to participate in some of the activities on the Sites. The only way we receive your PII is through your voluntary disclosure of it.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER?
Service Participation. We may use the information we collect from you to allow you to download exclusive content, enter into contests or giveaways.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage useage.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE GATHER?
Any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. We may disclose such information to our clients and affiliates for commercial purposes.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may disclose information we collect as follows:
Within the Company. We may use information that we collect or that you provide internally, through Empire Studios or its subsidiaries, successors, assigns or affiliates, which may change if we acquire, or are acquired by, another company.
As Required by Law. We may disclose information we collect, including PII, to third parties as required or permitted by law. For example, we may disclose information: to regulators; and to law enforcement authorities pursuant to official requests; to service providers who perform legal compliance services for us.
WHEN MAY WE CONTACT YOU WITH THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE?
By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us or our clients; provided, however, that we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you.
CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out of them. You may opt out of email or other communication at any time by sending an email to Hello@empirestudiosnyc.com. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
Service-Related Email. If you choose to sign up for a newsletter administered by Studio 12 Academy, you may elect to sign up for third party mailings or announcements through the newsletter. Whether you choose to receive these mailings or announcements is your choice. If you choose to receive them from a specific source, you will receive commercial messages from independent third parties over whom we have no control and who each have their own privacy policies that you should review. You may typically remove your email address from these third party lists by following the instructions on emails that you receive. We do not take responsibility for third-party companies who contact you by email at your direction.
HOW DO I CHANGE, REQUEST OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may update information you provide us or ask for a copy of it by contacting us directly at Hello@studio12academy.com.
COPPA Compliance. The Site is not intended for use by persons under the age of 13 and we do not employ advertising targeted towards children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from or about children under the age of 13. If you believe that your child has submitted PII to our Site and you would like to request that such information be deleted, you may do so by emailing Hello@empirestudiosnyc.com. Further, in accordance with law, when a visitor files a complaint online and indicates an age under 13, no personally identifying information will be collected in conjunction with that submission. You can learn more about COPPA at the United States Federal Trade Commission Website: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html
California Privacy Rights. Under the California “Shine the Light” law, California residents may opt-out of a company’s disclosure of PII to third parties for its direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of our sharing of your PII with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request to us by email or phone. It is important to note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes.
Notice and Choice. We obtain PII only as permitted by the Safe Harbor Principles or with the consent of the individual affected. We may ask for your consent to collect, use, and/or disclose PII in certain ways, and you may be required to give your consent in order to use our services. To the extent permitted under the Safe Harbor Principles, we reserve the right to process PII in the course of providing services through the Service without the knowledge of individuals involved. If you wish to opt out of our collection or our disclosure of PII to third parties, you may contact us at Hello@empirestudiosnyc.com with a request to do so. The request should include your name, email address, login information, and any specifics that may help us to prevent the collection of PII you do not wish to have collected or disclosed. Please note that if you opt out of our data collection practices, the Service may be less functional for you.
Reasonable Access. We will provide you reasonable access to PII that you provide through the Website and the reasonable ability to review and correct it, as applicable, to the extent providing such access and means to review and correct:
(a) are not outweighed, in our sole discretion, by the burden of providing of it; or
(b) are otherwise impracticable for any reason.
By using our Website you consent to our collection and use of your PII as described in this policy. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement and related business practices at any time by posting updated text on this Website, and your continued use constitutes acceptance of those changes. Thank you for visiting our Website, and for taking the time to read this policy.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 10th, 2010