Privacy Statement

The ODACA Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to the purpose and philosophy of the Original Artists Council of America with the highest level of integrity. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how ODACA collects, uses and safeguards any personal information you provide to ODACA and to assist you in making informed decisions when visiting the ODACA website and when registering for our services. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and the needs of ODACA.

The ODACA web site is provided for your personal information and non-commercial use. Please feel free to browse our website. However, your access to and use of our website is subject to the terms below and all applicable laws.

Terms of Use
Visitors will use the ODACA website for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through this website any information or material which violates or infringes, in any way, the rights of others, or which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. Nor shall you post or transmit through this website any information or material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any law or administrative ruling or guidelines, is in violation of these Terms, or which, without ODACA's prior written approval, contain advertising or any solicitation with respect ODACA's or ODACA Artist's products or services. Any conduct by you that, in the opinion of ODACA, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying this site will not be permitted. Spammers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Copyright
The ODACA web site contains information and materials, including, but not limited to, text, photos, and graphics which are published on the ODACA web site. Artist doll photos are provided for use from ODACA artists for the purpose of educating and informing the public of the artists' creative work. Photos and materials on this site are provided from information and materials supplied by ODACA and ODACA artists and other sources, and are protected by international copyright, trademark and other laws. The entire content of the ODACA web site is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States Copyright Laws. ODACA owns the copyright in the overall selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content. Individual ODACA artists own their individual copyright on individual dolls and the doll photographs published on this website. Photos and text materials may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered or disassembled, including but not limited to the text, artist photos, images, except that you may download copies of our printable PDF registration informational forms provided for such use. This limited authorization is not a transfer of title in any photos published on this website. By your use of this website you acknowledge that you do not acquire any license, ownership or other rights to materials published herein. Use of any artist doll photos without the express written permission from the original ODACA artist is considered a violation of copyright laws.

Email Information
If you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. The information you provide is used solely to notify you of upcoming events, and to ensure your registration for whatever services or activities you have requested. Email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security or credit card information to us through an unsecured email.

Sharing Information
We do not share information with any company or organizations outside of those companies which are a part of, and involved with ODACA without the expressed permission from the people or company involved. If we receive a request for an address or email, we will contact the person for whom the request is made and have them contact the person requesting the information.

The only information ODACA obtains about individual visitors to our website is information supplied voluntarily by the visitor. This means that you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. ODACA does not track where you go on our website, so you never receive unsolicited emails from ODACA or ODACA artists. To gauge the effectiveness of our website, we do collect some non-individually-identifiable generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor's domain name (such as .com, .edu, etc.), the web page from which a visitor enters our site, which pages a visitor visits on our site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. This information does not reveal a visitor's identity. ODACA aggregates this information and uses it to evaluate and improve our website.

PayPal Transactions
PayPal processes all transactions for any payments made online. The account processing is done by PayPal directly. Information collected during transactions is maintained in their database for accounting and billing purposes. Information from these transactions is not released to third parties. ODACA does not maintain a copy of any financial transaction information on its servers.

When you send confidential personal financial information to PayPal, a secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to PayPal. Please read PayPal policies and procedures.

Purchasing online with PayPal
If you choose to purchase an ODACA membership, an ODACA sponsored workshop or critique, a ODACA Day Luncheon or Breakfast with ODACA reservation from ODACA or our partners, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from PayPal services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Home and business phone number
  • Other personal information

This information is collected at the time of a sale in order to complete

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our web site nor the information or content contained therein. Links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the visitors to the Original Doll Artists Council of America (ODACA) website.

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Original Doll Artists Council of America is a non-profit organization. If you have any questions about ODACA membership please email your request to ODACA. Information about ODACA Artists dolls must be made through the individual artists. ODACA does not provide advice regarding doll valuations, doll businesses or legal information.