Privacy

Scientific Properties, LLC, owner and operator of the website located at www.goldenbeltarts.com, its affiliates, successors and assigns (individually and jointly hereafter referred to as the “Developer”), strongly believes in maintaining the privacy of nonpublic personal information we collect from individuals who visit our websites including www.goldenbeltarts.com. We want you to understand how and why we collect, use and disclose the personal information about you on our website.  This Web Site Privacy Policy (“Policy”) provides you with information concerning our practices and procedures as they relate specifically to information we collect at this website.  This Policy does not apply to those of our websites or portions of our websites that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own statement.  If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to write to our Webmaster at info@goldenbeltarts.com.  We may update this policy from time to time, so please check this Policy periodically for changes.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE AT THIS WEBSITE

We gather user information needed to provide you with additional information about Golden Belt leasing opportunities, artists, exhibitions, restaurants, shopping and events, and to communicate offers on products and services that we believe will be of interest to you and to administer our business.

We do not collect any personal information about you at our website unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. We define “personal information” as information that is unique to you and might include your phone number, name, age, address, email address, preferences and interests. Generally, we need this information to respond to your request for additional information, to communicate offers to you and to administer our business. Other examples of when we may ask you to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information include if you subscribe to our e-mail updates or direct mail service (information such as your name, address and e-mail address) or choose to provide us with your preference information (such as interests in a type of property or communication preferences). Personal information does not include any public information about a user that is available through federal, state, or local public records. It also does not include any information that, by itself, does not uniquely identify a user, such as raw data aggregated across many users. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.

If you do provide us with personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or as otherwise described herein, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of the Developer or the businesses and organizations in the Golden Belt community unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our trusted service providers or agents to provide services for us or a business or organization in the Golden Belt community, (3) in order to provide our products or services to you or the products, services or special offers of the businesses or organizations in the Golden Belt community, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements (including, without limitation, the businesses or organizations in the Golden Belt community), (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of the Developer or sale of the website, or (6) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.

Our website (www.goldenbeltarts.com) is a general audience site intended for use only by users who are at least 18 years of age and we do not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13.

EMAIL

We appreciate your questions and comments about our website, properties, products and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our website. We will share your messages with those within our organization and/or the Golden Belt community who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your e-mail address will not be used for any purpose other than for the purposes described in this Policy or as otherwise communicated to you.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our website to our employees, our affiliates’ employees, the businesses or organizations in the Golden Belt community or others who need to know that information to provide products and/or services to you or in the course of conducting our normal business operations. We maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We also advise all Scientific Properties employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and we provide them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to our company’s business ethics standards and confidentiality policies.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites and web pages that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. We expressly disclaim any such responsibility. You are responsible for knowing when you are leaving our website to visit a third-party website, and for reading and understanding the terms of use and privacy policy statements for each such third-party website.

USE OF “COOKIES” OR OTHER DATA COLLECTION TOOLS

A “cookie” is a piece of information which a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

We may use cookies for a number of purposes—for example, to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information, preferences and marketing offers, or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our website.

Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.

You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our online products and services or website features. We may occasionally use other companies to set cookies on our website and gather cookie information for us. In some cases, we may also use another company to operate web servers, host websites, conduct surveys, or provide user service. We use the cookie information gathered by these companies in the same manner as stated above.

In addition to the information we collect from cookies, we also obtain information which you provide to us online—for example, when you sign up for e-mail updates, request additional information about the Golden Belt community or when you otherwise communicate with us. In some cases, we retain both the cookie information and/or the information you provide to us online—for example, to complete a transaction you requested. In other cases, we only retain the cookie and/or online information you give us if you request us to do so for your use in subsequent sessions.

PROMOTIONAL EMAILS

We will send you emails with promotional offers only if you opt-in to receiving such emails. If you would no longer like to receive emailed special event information, notifications or other messages from www.goldenbeltarts.com, please follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions provided in each email received from us. Your email address will then be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request as some promotions may already be in process.

CHANGES TO OUR WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change or update this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy governs and is reflected by the date located at the bottom of this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of our privacy practices.

TERMS OF USE

Please read our Terms of Use Statement to understand the terms that apply to your use of this website. By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read our terms of use and this statement, and agree to comply with them.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please write to us at Scientific Properties, LLC at 318 Blackwell Street, Suite 220, Durham, NC, 27701, (919) 967-7700 or info@goldenbeltarts.com.

Last Updated: May 7, 2008