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Michael Barton Studios is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Michael Barton Studios Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Michael Barton Studios website you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Michael Barton Studios collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Michael Barton Studios also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Michael Barton Studios. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Michael Barton Studios for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Michael Barton Studios Web site.

Michael Barton Studios encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Michael Barton Studios so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Michael Barton Studios is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Michael Barton Studios and Michael Barton Studios family of Web sites.

Michael Barton Studios retains the copyright to all photographs and usage for training, display, presentations or industry competitions.

Use of your Personal Information

Michael Barton Studios collects and uses your personal information to operate the Michael Barton Studios Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Michael Barton Studios also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Michael Barton Studios and its affiliates. Michael Barton Studios may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Michael Barton Studios does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Michael Barton Studios may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Michael Barton Studios may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Michael Barton Studios, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Michael Barton Studios does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Michael Barton Studios keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Michael Barton Studios, in order to determine what Michael Barton Studios services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Michael Barton Studios to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Michael Barton Studios Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Michael Barton Studios or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Michael Barton Studios; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Michael Barton Studios, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Michael Barton Studios Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Michael Barton Studios pages, or register with Michael Barton Studios site or services, a cookie helps Michael Barton Studios to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Michael Barton Studios Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Michael Barton Studios features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Michael Barton Studios services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Michael Barton Studios secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Michael Barton Studios secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Michael Barton Studios will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Michael Barton Studios encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Michael Barton Studios is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Michael Barton Studios welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Michael Barton Studios has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Michael Barton Studios at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.