Privacy Policy


Please also visit our Terms of Use section that explains other terms governing the use of our website.

Thank you for accessing the website (the “Site”) of PAIN EXHIBIT, INC. (“PAIN Exhibit,” “We” or “Us”). At PAIN Exhibit, our mission is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art and to give a voice to the many who suffer in silence through our on-line exhibit. Therefore, we take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. To learn more, please read this privacy policy that follows (the “Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of how your personal information is used and shared on the Site and does not govern the practices of third parties that PAIN Exhibit does not own or control.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information on or through the Site. By visiting this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As We update and expand our projects through the Site, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the Website Terms of Use which governs your use of this Site.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we may collect, how we may use this information and when (under certain circumstances) we may disclose this information. This Privacy Policy also details the steps we have taken to secure your personal information.

This Privacy Policy only applies to information that you may provide to Us, or that we may obtain, through your use of this Site.


At PAIN Exhibit, we only collect personal information that is relevant to enabling us to provide a customized and efficient user experience. We define personal information as information about you that enables us to identify or contact you, including but not limited to your name, mailing or postal address, telephone number, email address, payment method (such as credit card, debit card, or other payment methods accepted by Us) as well as other information we maintain about you, including but not limited to content viewed or category of content viewed. Examples of ways in which we may collect such information from you include the following:

A. Art Submission.

Before submission of any artwork to PAIN Exhibit, you must complete an Art Submission form. As part of the Art Submission form, you will be prompted to provide certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, addresses, phone number and email address. In addition, you may also be asked to provide your country of residence and your age, so we can comply with applicable laws and regulations. These kinds of personal information are used for review and evaluation of the artwork(s) submitted, to communicate with you on acceptance of your artwork(s) and execution of necessary license, and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your submission, we will use the personal information to contact you.

Automatic information is also provided to us when you visit the Site. This information includes “user Site interactions” that comprise preferences, selections, and keyword searches and “traffic data” recorded on server logs from your browser that comprises your IP address, cookie information, number of page views, and the page you requested. We use this automatically recorded information to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends, administer the Site, and formulate personalized recommendations and browsing experiences for you. Please note that many software and browser companies enable you to browse anonymously although you will forfeit receiving a personalized user experience if you choose to utilize them.

B. Email Addresses.

Some areas of the Site allow you to enter your email address for purposes including, but not limited to making a donation, submission of artwork(s), registering for our newsletter and/or ability to make comments on the content of our Site. We will never shares your email address to a third party without your explicit permission.

C. Cookies & Other Technologies.

Like most other websites, We use cookie technology throughout this Site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your system for record keeping purposes. In general, cookies can make the Internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular system. Unfortunately, viewers who turn off cookies in their browser settings will not be able to use or view content on our Site. THIS SITE’S COOKIES DO NOT AND CANNOT INFILTRATE A USER’S HARD DRIVE TO GATHER A USER’S CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Our cookies are not “spyware.”

Some of our business partners use cookies on our Site. Please be advised that we have no access or control over these cookies set by our business partners.

In addition to cookies, we also use a variety of other technologies, including pixel tags (web beacons) and clear gifs to gather information on how users interact with our Site. These technologies can help personalize the experience of using our Site. They can show us, for example, popular pages, conversion rates, viewing patterns, click-through and other information that can be used to improve, operate and monitor our Site and other aspects of our online exhibit.

D. Donations.

PAIN Exhibit collects information on any donations you make to Us (whether through the Website or offline) to communicate with you (for example, to provide donation confirmations) via your email address, physical address or through other means of contact that you have chosen to provide to Us.


We do not sell or rent information about our viewers and all information provided to Us remains absolutely confidential, except that:

We may share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as web hosting) or that help us market our Site. These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.

We will use your personal information to communicate with you by sending you a confirmation email when you make a donation on our site.

In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, mobile or other device (including its geographic location), which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, analyze trends, track users’ movements around the Site, and to otherwise administer the our on-line exhibit.

In addition, in the event all or a portion of the assets are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired in a business transfer, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

PAIN Exhibit reserves the right to release personal information when we believe in good faith that the release is necessary to comply with law, to enforce our Terms, to protect the rights, property, or safety of PAIN Exhibit, our artist, our users, employees, and others.


While We will take reasonable precautions to protect the security and integrity of your personal information provided to our Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, We cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. With that in mind, We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.

For example:

We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) authentication for online transactions made on our Site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to Us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third party interception.

Your credit card information is never used except charges for orders placed on our Site. For your own safety, please don’t ever use email to send us your credit card information!

We never display your full credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.

For additional security, we do not store your credit card number after processing your payment.

In addition, while using our Site, you will have the opportunity to post reviews, comments or other personal information in the public forums available on our Site. When you post such information, it is made public and therefore such disclosure is not subject to this privacy policy. You hereby agree and understand that PAIN Exhibit is not responsible for any third party’s use of any personal information you publicly disclose through our Site.


Our Site is a general audience site, and not intended for use by children under the age of 13. While individuals under the age of 13 may utilize the Site, they may do so only with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian, and subject to our Terms of Use. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personally identifiable information. We are committed to protecting children’s privacy on the Internet and we comply fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personally identifiable information from a user of the Site who is under the age of thirteen, we will remove that child’s personal information from our files.


We understand the importance of protecting our viewer’s privacy and we therefore provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used or disclosed. Upon your request, we will (a) correct or update your personal information and/or (b) opt-out of receiving promotional communications and/or stop sending emails to your email address. You can make these requests by emailing your request to Please clearly label the subject line “Opt Out / Corrections,” and do not email your credit-card number or other sensitive information.


This privacy policy applies only to information collected by Us. However, our Site contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties who may treat the collection, use and disclosure of personal information differently than we do. While we strive to associate with reputable websites, PAIN Exhibit shall not be not responsible for data collection, use and disclosure practices of other third parties which our Site may provide links to. We recommend that you be aware when you leave our Site and make sure to read the privacy statements of such third parties. Please note that electronic payment processing for your donations is provided by the third-party payment-processing provider, such as or any other 3rd party We may use.


By providing your personal information to this Site, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information within the United States.


We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this Site by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Site and shall supersede any prior policy. Under certain circumstances, We may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by other means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Site or by sending you an e-mail.


We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue at


Please also visit our Terms of Use section that explains other terms and conditions governing our Site.

Effective Date: April 7, 2013

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