Privacy Policy

Information Collected or Received - Artisan Fishing requires a member to provide a valid email address and choose a username connected with your site activity. Depending on the services you choose, additional information may be collected, for example: billing or payment information, a telephone number, and a physical address. We use cookies, clear gifs, log files, and flash cookies for several purposes, including to help understand how people interact with our site and services, in order to provide a better experience.

Uses and Sharing - We use the information that we gather from our users in a number of ways, including to provide and improve our services, for targeted online marketing, and to communicate with you. We also partner with service providers and other third parties that collect, use, and analyze information about Artisan Fishing users. Artisan Fishing will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in our Privacy Policy.

You may review and change your information in your account settings, and you may remove certain optional pieces of information. You may opt-out of receiving certain types of communications from Artisan Fishing in your account settings.

Information Collected or Received - Artisan Fishing will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy. As an Artisan Fishing member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias that may represent your identity on Artisan Fishing.

Depending on which services you choose to use, Artisan Fishing may require additional information, such as a business name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address. Credit card information on an account may be stored and used for both billing and payment purposes. Artisan Fishing may contact individual sellers to confidentially request more information about their items listed on the Site, to ensure compliance with our rules. Certain products or services on Artisan Fishing may require you to complete an application; any information you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by Artisan Fishing, unless otherwise specified.

Your username, Artisan Fishing ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your Artisan Fishing activity. Other people may see your date joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale.

Artisan Fishing automatically receives and records some information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site or on the Apps. This information helps us analyze and understand how the Site and the Apps work for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors.

Artisan Fishing may receive or collect information (for example: an email address) about a person who is not yet a registered Artisan Fishing member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Artisan Fishing features, including but not limited to: a non-member subscribing to an Artisan Fishing newsletter, a member inviting a non-member to visit the Site, a non-member engaging in a transaction, or a member sending a gift card code to a non-member. Non-member information is used only for the purpose it was originally submitted to Artisan Fishing.

Artisan Fishing uses the information described in this policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.

Artisan Fishing’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our Site, our Apps, or services by minors.

Messages from Artisan Fishing - On occasion, Artisan Fishing will contact you. Primarily, messages are delivered by email or by push notifications, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. In some situations, Artisan Fishing may contact you by telephone, SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features you my find of interest. Some messages from Artisan Fishing are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include, but are not limited to: a welcome/confirmation email when you register your account, notification of an order, or correspondence with Artisan Fishing’s support team. These messages are not promotional in nature. You may not opt-out of receiving service-related messages from Artisan Fishing, unless you close your account.

As a member, Artisan Fishing may also send you messages related to certain features or your activity on the Site or Apps. Artisan Fishing may also send you news or updates about changes to our Site, Apps, or services. By default, members will receive these messages via email or push notifications through the Apps.

Artisan Fishing offers optional email newsletters. When you register for an account, or choose to subscribe, you will receive newsletters from us. Newsletters are available to both members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters under your account settings or by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by Artisan Fishing for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails.

Be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post on Artisan Fishing.

Information Sharing & Disclosure - We respect your privacy. Artisan Fishing will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

Artisan Fishing limits access to your personal information to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

As part of the buying and selling process, Artisan Fishing will facilitate the sharing of information between the two members involved in the transaction. As part of the buying or selling process, you may obtain another Artisan Fishing member's email address, shipping address, payment information, and/or other information. Artisan Fishing has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any Artisan Fishing member to your email or physical mailing list or store or misuse any payment information.

Artisan Fishing may release your personal information to a third-party in order to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of Artisan Fishing’s Terms of Use.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Artisan Fishing may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name.

Artisan Fishing is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through Artisan Fishing’s services. Artisan Fishing may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. Artisan Fishing may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

In some cases, Artisan Fishing may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions (such as a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of Artisan Fishing’s assets), member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. In the event that Artisan Fishing transfers information about you, Artisan Fishing will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Site and the App, and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out before information about you becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Third-party plug-ins also may collect information about your use of the Site. For example, when you a load a page on Artisan Fishing that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a Like or Send button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. In addition, certain cookies and other tracking mechanisms on our site are used by third parties for targeted online marketing and other purposes. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit Artisan Fishing, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from Artisan Fishing. Artisan Fishing does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our privacy policy.

This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Artisan Fishing does not own or control, or individuals that Artisan Fishing does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on Artisan Fishing or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Artisan Fishing does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Artisan Fishing is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Artisan Fishing Site or Apps. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Security - Your Artisan Fishing account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services.

Artisan Fishing encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card number) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Artisan Fishing follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Artisan Fishing receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Data Retention - Artisan Fishing will retain your information only for as long as is necessary or your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want Artisan Fishing to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. Artisan Fishing will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

You may inform us of any changes or requests in regards to your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under local data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly.

Privacy Policy Changes - Artisan Fishing reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it periodically.

Contact Artisan Fishing - If you have questions about personal information or suggestions you can contact Artisan Fishing’s Support team here.

Electronic Communications Policy - Artisan Fishing is required to provide you with certain information regarding your use of Artisan Fishing’s website, mobile applications or other products and services (collectively, the “Services”) in writing. This Electronic Communications Policy (the "Policy") describes how Artisan Fishing will provide that information to you. By using any of the Services in any way, you agree to comply with and be bound by the terms of this Policy.

Communications Will Be Sent Electronically - This Policy constitutes (a) your consent for Artisan Fishing to provide you with any legally-required disclosures electronically, and (b) your agreement that your electronic signature on agreements has the same legal effect as if you had signed them on paper. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, you may not use the Services. Artisan Fishing may update this Policy by posting a revised version on Artisan Fishing’s website and/or our mobile applications.

Information Artisan Fishing Will Send You Electronically - This Policy covers policies and user agreements applicable to your use of the Services, annual reports, billing statements, transaction information, privacy disclosures, tax statements and other legal documents that will be provided to you electronically (collectively, “Electronic Communications”).

Delivery of Information - Artisan Fishing may provide you with Electronic Communications (a) by emailing them to you at the email address listed in your Artisan Fishing account, (b) by posting them on the Artisan Fishing website or mobile applications, or (c) by making them available via a website designated in an email notice to you.

Technical Requirements to Receive Electronic Communications - In order to receive Electronic Communications, you must have the following:

  • A computer or mobile device;
  • A connection to the Internet;
  • An internet browser that supports 128 bit encryption, with cookies enabled;
  • An active email address