We’ve worked to build a system for entry that is easy and fluid. Below is a brief overview of how the competitions works. For more detailed information, see our Frequently Asked Questions, read the Official Contest Rules or Contact Us with any questions you have.
One Life is open to photographers 18 and older from anywhere in the world! We are looking for all types of digital and film photography, including (and definitely not limited to): Fashion, Landscape, Travel, Candid, Digitally Manipulated, Artistic / Conceptual, Self-Portrait, Wedding and more! We are looking for compelling images that tell stories as you envision them.
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One Life only accepts submissions through our quick and easy online form. All applicants will receive a gorgeous online portfolio and will be eligible for the Story Award (does not affect the selection of the Grand Prize winner). Portfolios are fully editable (you can change/add images and modify your bio) until the deadline.
The Basic entry is $29, and the Professional entry is $69. The Basic Entry makes you eligible for the Story Award; The Professional entry makes you eligible for all of those awards, plus the Grand Prize award.
Every photographer who submits to One Life will be given an online See.Me portfolio to view and share with your social network and use as a professional resource. After you complete your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio, which you will be able to start using immediately.
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Awards will be given to four photographers whose work falls into one of the four categories below, respectively. Please note that our jury panel will determine which category your portfolio falls into; you do not need to submit to a particular category via our online form.
People: Includes: Portraits, Self-Portraits, Conceptual & Candid photos, any image with a person as its central character.
Places: Includes: City Imagery, Landscapes, Travel Photography, any image with a place/location as its central theme.
Things: Includes: Still Life, Studio Images, Macro Images, Micro Images, any image with an object as its central theme.
Ideas: Includes: Conceptual and Artistic imagery, Narrative Series, anything that expresses an idea.
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The Grand Prize:
This award is selected by our panel of esteemed judges from all the categories. The Story Award collections have no influence on the Grand Prize selection.
The Story Award award focuses on the story you tell (more so than the technical aspects of your photography). Viewers will collect their favorite photographers and help decide who will win the Story Award, so share your portfolio with friends, family and colleagues using e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking tools, and get your fan club to collect your works today! The highest collected artists will have their submissions reviewed by Artists Wanted to determine the Story Award winner, who will win $7,500 in cash or a trip around the world plus a feature presentation on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org), a feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue.
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Our jury panel will choose four Category Award winners in the following categories: People, Places, Things and Ideas.
Category Award Winners will be featured in PDN Magazine and on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org), exposing your work to tens of thousands of the most influential eyes in the photographic and arts communities. These winners will also receive a feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue.The Early Entry Award:
Those who enter prior to June 29, 11:59pm EDT will have the chance to submit with the following discounted rates:
Basic submission: $25 (reg. $29)
Pro submission: $59 (reg. $69)
Early Entrants will also be eligible to win a $1,000 cash grant and a feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue, plus an online feature published by See.Me (formerly Artists Wanted).
One potential Grand Prize Winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by our judging panel, will be the Grand Prize winner.
Eligible visitors to the site will have a chance to collect their favorite entries during the Online Voting Period. The entrants with the the highest number of collections will be reviewed by Artists Wanted, and one will be chosen as the Story Award Winner (pending rigorous vote validation). Public voting and collecting has no influence on the formal judging for the Grand Prize Award.
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Artists Wanted and PDN will not resell your work, or use your images for any commercial purpose outside the terms of the contest and the New York Reception. Every image you submit is yours and you retain all rights to your images.
Your images will be hosted on our web server for viewing via your public portfolio and your images may be selected for special promotion in PDN Magazine, Artists Wanted, See.Me and other press/partner outlets. For example, in the past major magazines and television outlets have run features on our photographers and we have facilitated that connection. If a major press outlet approaches us to feature your work, we will contact you and work with you to craft the story to the highest benefit for you and your career.
Your images will never be sold to a 3rd party.
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The One Life Photo contest ("Contest") is open to international artists, who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry. All entries which are prohibited by applicable law shall be deemed to be void. One Life Photo ("One Life Photo") reserves the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Employees and their immediate families (defined as spouses, parents, siblings, children, grandparents and in-laws) and any members of their households employed by One Life Photo or any of its affiliates, parent corporations, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate. Minors under the age of 18 may enter online by providing their parent or legal guardian's e-mail address. One Life Photo will notify parent or legal guardian when their child has entered a contest at www.onelifephotos.com. Parent or legal guardian will have seven (7) days to object by e-mail to their child's entry. If a parent or legal guardian sends an email stating their objection within seven (7) days of being notified by One Life Photo, such child's entry and information will be deleted. Minors under the age of 18 who are selected as a potential winner will also be required to provide One Life Photo with a parental permission form, which will be sent to the parent/legal guardian's email address of potential winners under the age of 18. The form must include a parent's or legal guardian's approval signature and be returned by mail or by fax to an address and fax number provided on the form within seven (7) days from the date of notice in order to be eligible to receive a prize. Any minor who does not provide this parental permission form within seven (7) days will forfeit his or her right to be declared a winner and/or win a prize, and an alternate winner will be selected.
HOW TO ENTER
Visit www.onelifephotos.com and complete and submit the online entry form. Follow the directions provided to upload your artwork. Entries are complete when entrant's artwork has been successfully uploaded and the required payment is received via www.PayPal.com. All entries must be accompanied by the payment of either a twenty-nine dollar ($29.00) or sixty-nine dollar ($69.00) entry fee. All entries and payments must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (the "Initial Deadline"). Entries will be accepted after the Initial Deadline, but in any event prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 28, 2012 (the "Final Deadline"), time being of the essence, provided any such late entries will be subject to an additional Ten Dollar ($10.00) late entry fee. Any entries and/or payments submitted after the Final Deadline will be automatically void.
Please note: Entries submitted by the Initial Deadline will be eligible for (i) the Grand Prize (as described below), and (ii) the Story Award (as described below).
Each entry must be the original work of the entrant, and entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. One Life Photo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, derogatory, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, that is not in keeping with One Life Photo's image or that is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Contest Rules. In addition, all entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, which determination One Life Photo may make in its sole discretion.
Entrant must have obtained express written consent to submit any entry that contains persons other than entrant or third-party elements not owned by entrant and, if requested to do so, produce such written consent from appropriate parties in a form and manner acceptable to One Life Photo. All entries must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
GRAND PRIZE JUDGING
One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by One Life Photo in its sole discretion, will be the potential Grand Prize winner. The public voting used in the Story Award does not affect and will not otherwise be taken into account in awarding the Grand Prize.
STORY AWARD JUDGING
Eligible entries will be posted online at www.onelifephotos.com between date of completed submission and the Final Deadline ("Online Voting Period"). During the Online Voting Period, eligible visitors who register on the site will have the opportunity to add their favorite portfolios to their online collections (“Collections”). Users may add portfolios to their Collections directly from an artist’s portfolio page or from within the public voting system. Votes generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to impair the integrity of the voting process will be void. From among the group of portfolios that were added to the most Collections, one (1) potential Story Award winner will be determined by Artists Wanted based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by Artists Wanted in its sole discretion, will be the potential Story Award winner.
EARLY ENTRY AWARD JUDGING
One (1) potential Early Entry Award winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by Artists Wanted in its sole discretion, will be the potential Early Entry Award winner.
Potential winners (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor) will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail on or about September 15, 2012, and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form and any additional documents that may be required by One Life Photo within fourteen (14) calendar days of date of issuance. In the event that a potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian will be notified by e-mail and required to sign and return a parental permission form and release, and prize(s) may, at One Life Photo 's discretion, be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Noncompliance with this time period or with these Official Contest Rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at One Life Photo 's discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
As a condition of receiving the "Grand Prize", the "Story Award" or any other supplementary prizes awarded by One Life Photo, the potential winner agrees to have their work shown in public, and to make themselves available for interviews, photographs with their work, and public appearances, including, but not limited to, the Artists Gallery Reception as outlined in the contest awards; failure of which One Life Photo may award such prizes to an applicable runner-up. Potential winners will be required to execute and deliver to One Life Photo a consignment or other agreement, in a form satisfactory to One Life Photo, relating to the display and sale of the winner's artwork.
Grand Prize: Potential winner will receive $25,000, a two-page feature in PDN Magazine, an exhibition at the Photoplus Expo, a gallery exhibition at the See // Exhibition Space, a feature presentation on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org), and a four-page feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue; provided, however, if such potential winner is a minor under the age of 18, such prize shall be delivered to the minor's parent or guardian.
Story Award: Potential winner will receive $7,500 or a trip around the world plus a feature in PDN Magazine, a feature presentation on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org), and a feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue; provided, however, if such potential winner is a minor under the age of 18, such prize shall be delivered to the minor's parent or guardian. Each potential winner must contact One Life Photo within fourteen (14) calendar days after such potential winner is notified that he or she has won the Contest, failure of which, such potential winner may be disqualified and, at One Life Photo 's discretion, the applicable prize(s) will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
Early Entry Award: Potential winner will receive $1,000 and a feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue. Potential winner will also receive an online feature published by See.Me (formerly Artists Wanted). Entrants must have submitted prior to the early entry deadline, June 29, 2012 11:59pm EDT, in order to be eligible for the Early Entry Award.
Category Awards: Four potential winners (for the categories People, Places, Things and Ideas) will receive a feature in PDN Magazine and on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org). Category Award winners will also be featured in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue; provided, however, if such potential winner is a minor under the age of 18, such prize shall be delivered to the minor's parent or guardian.
One Life Photo reserves the right to select one or more winners of either the Grand Prize, the Early Entry Award, or the Story Award for any reason, in One Life Photo 's sole discretion. One Life Photo reserves the right to select the same artist for both the Grand Prize and the Story Award. Potential winners of the Story Award will be selected by a public, online voting format, in which visitors to the website will be limited to one vote per day. One Life Photo reserves the right to void potential winners in the case of any fraud, misrepresentation or impropriety, as determined by One Life Photo.
All prize details are at the sole discretion of One Life Photo. No substitutions, or transfers of prizes are permitted by winners. One Life Photo reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by One Life Photo.
Please note: EACH ENTRANT SHOULD CONSULT WITH HIS OR HER OWN TAX ADVISER WITH RESPECT TO THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRIZES AWARDED IN THE CONTEST (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY APARTMENT, CONDOMINIUM OR OTHER LIVING SPACE OFFERED AND ANY SALE OF THE ARTWORK). NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE TO AN ENTRANT. NEITHER ONE LIFE PHOTO, THE SPONSOR NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAKES ANY WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO OR ASSUMES ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TAX CONSEQUENCES RELATING TO THE CONTEST AND THE PRIZES AWARDED HEREBY. THE INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS OF ANY PRIZE ARE COMPLEX AND MAY NOT BE THE SAME FOR ALL ENTRANTS.
USE OF ENTRY
By submitting an entry, entrant grants One Life Photo and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in One Life Photo 's online galleries, or any other use on One Life Photo 's website, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to One Life Photo and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by One Life Photo), and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, for purposes of promotion of the Contest and other One Life Photo contests and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting One Life Photo and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This use of entry allows rights only in connection with the execution and promotion of One Life Photos. We will never sell your work to external parties without express written consent from you and clear compensation. We are not an image brokerage and have no intention of being one. However, we do look for opportunities for all who participate and will do our best to connect you directly with those.
Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries or photographs, or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, inability to access any website associated with the Contest, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. If for any reason the Contest (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, One Life Photo reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, determine winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above. By participating in the Contest, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of One Life Photo and judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to indemnify, defend and hold One Life Photo, Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the "Released Parties"), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with participation in the Contest, acceptance and use of any prize or Released Parties' use of any of the rights granted herein. One Life Photo may disqualify (and void all associated entries) anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, fraud, misrepresentation, deception or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or One Life Photo 's representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Contest Rules.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ONE LIFE PHOTO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WINNERS' LIST: For the list of winners (available after September 15th, 2012) send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope no later than August 1st, 2012 to:
One Life Photo
2525 44th Drive
Long Island City, NY 11101
To contact us, first read through this FAQ for answers to your questions. If this doesn't help, our contact information is below.
Q: What's this open call all about?
A: One Life is an international call for photography that delves into the lives of the global community. Artists Wanted, See.Me, and PDN have partnered to bring photographers together to submit images illustrating their lives, loves and passions. The world is changing, but the power of images is constant. Photography allows us to transcend barriers and demonstrate that, with all our differences, we are one community, one world, One Life.
Q: What is the Grand Prize Package?
A: Our top selected artist will win $25,000 Cash, a two-page feature in PDN Magazine, an exhibition at the Photoplus Expo, a gallery exhibition at the See // Exhibition Space, a feature presentation on the new See.Me (formerly ArtistsWanted.org), and a four-page feature in the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue. The Grand Prize is decided by our judging panel and is not affected by your number of collections. The judges will be seeing your work on its own, and only the quality of your work will be considered.
Q: What is the Story Award?
A: The public will cast their vote by adding portfolios into their collections, and the highest-collected portfolio will receive a $7,500 cash grant.
Q: How can people view my portfolio and collect my work?
First, in order for people to see your work, you must spread the word. Use the sharing tools located on your portfolio and choose from over 200 social networking options to encourage friends, family and colleagues to collect your work. Your work will also appear alongside other artists on the public One Life Photos artists page. The more collections you get into, the better your chances of winning the $7,500 Story Award.
Q: How do I view my portfolio?
A: After you complete your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio.
Q: How do I collect artists?
A: To collect an artist, simply signup and click the ‘Collect’ button located on the portfolios of your favorite artists.To see works by all eligible artists, go to the public artists page, where you can easily view, share and collect artists.
Q: What is the deadline for entry?
A: All submissions must be in by July 31, 2012. We will accept late submissions through August 28 2012, which may be accompanied by an additional late entry fee.
Q: What type of photography do you accept?
A: We are looking for all types of digital and film photography including (and definitely not limited to): Fashion, Landscape, Travel, Candid, Digitally Manipulated, Artistic / Conceptual, Self-Portrait, Wedding and more! If you have any questions regarding the type of photography accepted, please search our Knowledge Base or contact our staff directly by clicking here.
Q: What is the submission fee?
A: The fee to submit a Basic Entry is $29. Basic Entries are only eligible for the Story Award.
The fee to submit a Professional Entry is $69. Artists who submit Professional Entries are eligible for all the prizes: the Grand Prize, Early Entry (for artists who join by the Early Deadline) and Story Award, as well as printed inclusion in the One Life Annual Catalogue.
All entrants will receive a gorgeous online portfolio and a “Thank You" package of discounts and freebies from our sponsors, valued at $75.
The submission fee supports the running of this contest.
Q. What’s the benefit of entering a Professional Submission?
A: By entering a Professional Entry, your work will be considered for every prize package being offered, including the Grand Prize, Category and Story Awards. Your work will be reviewed by the jurors in consideration for the Grand Prize and you will be eligible for inclusion in the limited edition One Life Photography Annual Catalogue.
Artists who enter a Basic Entry will only be eligible for the Story Award.
Q: Are transactions on your website secure?
A: Yes. We use the latest encryption technology and trusted processors to make sure your personal information is kept confidential and private.
Q: Can I submit work if I live outside of New York?
A: Yes. We accept submissions from all over the world.
Q: Who owns the work/copyrights after it is submitted?
A: You do, of course.
The folks behind this site are just a few artists from Brooklyn trying to make real opportunities for others like us from around the world. We are not business people and have no intention of owning your work. Long story short, everything you submit is yours. Outside the main prize we look for unique opportunities for every artist who submits work into our system. We have developed an incredible network of media/gallerists/buyers and we want to put that to work for you. So far we have gotten artists international media attention, gallery shows and sales. We want to be connectors and to put our connections to work for you.
Q: Can I submit a hard copy of my work? Can I mail in a CD of my work?
A: No. Submissions are only accepted online.
Q: How many images can I submit?
A: You can submit up to 20 images per portfolio. You can submit as many portfolios as you like.
Q: What size and type of image files can I submit?
A: You may submit images up to 3 MB. We suggest submitting images that are between 1 and 3 megapixels (between 1,000 and 3,000 pixels wide). Images can be in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, or PNG format.
Q: Who is eligible? Do I need to have shown work publicly?
A: Submitters must be 18 or older. We accept work from artists who have had public shows and those who are yet to be discovered. We aren't interested in your work history; we are only interested in the quality of work you are producing now.
Q: When is the decision made?
A: The winner will be announced in September 2012.
Q: How can I contact you if I have further questions?
A: Search our Knowledge Base for more information or contact our staff directly by clicking here.
Q: What is the One Life Photography Annual Catalogue?
A: We’ll be compiling work submitted to One Life and publishing a catalogue that will feature some of our favorite photographers from the competition. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in a multi-page story, the Story Award winner will be featured in a two-page spread, and dozens of other photographers will be featured full page.
To pre-order the catalogue and have your photography featured costs $35 plus shipping and handling. This purchase can be made upon entering the contest. It will also be available for sale for a limited time after the One Life competition closes.
The information we collect is gathered from several sources. These include, without limitation, our e-Newsletter subscription forms, site registration, online galleries, contest entries, website message postings, survey information and purchases via telephone, direct mail, email and other electronic sources. From these sources, we may collect postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address), and/or demographic information for those individuals who volunteer such information. When you visit our site, our web server automatically recognizes your domain name, the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, but no other identifiable information unless volunteered. In addition, we collect aggregate information on what web pages visitors access. We use this information for purposes such as calculating site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with the site's servers, administering the site, and improving site-related services and features.
How We Use Collected Information
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages, customize the content and layout of our pages for each individual visitor, and/or notify visitors about updates to our site. As part of a subscription, gallery usage, registration or contest entry agreement, subscribers, contest entrants and registrants (galleries and other registrants) can be contacted by us through both mail and e-mail to communicate with them about their subscription, registration, contests and topics that may be of interest. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online or any contest entry. We also may use the information to contact them for marketing purposes.
We work with third parties who provide services including, but not limited to, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment and other services of an administrative nature. We reserve the right to share information about you with such third parties for the purpose of enabling them to provide these services. For example, if you choose to make a purchase through the site, we may share your payment information or other information with our third party service providers to fulfill your purchase, including, without limitation, to process your credit card or payment account number or to ship products to you.
We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from the site users to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or ownership interests (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number(s) provided below or writing to us at the below address.
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If you have registered for our products and/or services, entered a contest and/or have supplied an e-mail address, you will receive emails pertaining to these types of products, services and upcoming contests. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of all our e-mails.
From time to time, we make the e-mail addresses of those who opt in and sign up for our e-Newsletters and contest promotions available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of all our e-mails.
Artists Wanted , LLC (“Artists Wanted”) sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. Artists Wanted has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information.
If you are under the age of 13 (12 or younger), you may not provide any information about yourself to the site. While you may view content on the site, you may not register with the site, enter any of our sweepstakes or contests or participate in any of our chat rooms, bulletin boards or other activities that would let you enter information about yourself. If we learn that you have provided information about yourself to the site, we will delete such information.
Note to Parents
Artists Wanted will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from kids under 13. If you have any concerns about the site or its related services, wish to find out if your child is a member of one of our services or wish to cancel your child's membership, please contact us at email@example.com
To bring you offers that may be of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and click-stream information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our site periodically. Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by following the information above. Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to information we maintain about them, unique identifier information (e.g., customer number or password) that we maintain about them, transaction information (e.g., dates on which customers made purchases, amounts and types of purchases) that we maintain about them, communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to our site (e.g., e-mails, customer inquiries) and contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them.
Consumers can access this information by signing into the customer service area of our site.
In reference to customer subscriptions, upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information. Consumers can have all other, non-subscription information corrected by e-mailing or writing to us at the below address.
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site, and when we transfer and receive financial information, transactions are conducted through a secure server.
Access to this information is available to you through a unique user name and password. The password is encrypted and we recommend that you not divulge it to anyone. In addition, your registration information resides on a secure server that only selected Artists Wanted personnel have access to. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect personal information you provide to us, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the site or that is stored by us. You acknowledge and agree that any information you transmit through the site or upload for storage in connection with the site is so transmitted or stored at your own risk. When you order products or services through the site, you will create a unique user name and password. As stated above, we recommend that you not divulge the password to anyone. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at the address or email address listed below (note that if you choose to notify us via physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem). If you would like to update any personal information that you have previously provided to us through the site, you may do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT — DO NOT DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN FORUMS OR ON MESSAGE BOARDS. WHENEVER YOU DO SO, ALL OF THAT INFORMATION CAN BE COLLECTED AND USED BY OTHERS. IF YOU POST PERSONAL INFORMATION IN PUBLIC PLACES, OTHERS MAY SEND YOU UNSOLICITED E-MAIL MESSAGES. BE CAREFUL AND SMART WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
If you feel that we have not complied with the policy, you may contact us at the below address.
Our postal address is:
2525 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101.
We can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.