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Privacy Policy

Shared_Studios is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit this website (referred to as the “Shared_Studios website”). By using the Shared_Studios website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of Shared_Studios’ Privacy Policy. The Shared_Studios Privacy Policy is outlined below. A link to this policy is provided in the footer of the menu page of the Shared_Studios website.

Content, displayed to you on the Shared_Studios website and elsewhere, may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your personally identifiable information and website usage information collected online unless you opt out by following the instructions that can be found at the NAI’s consumer website at or at or Your Online Choices at You have to opt out using each of your Web-browsing applications and devices separately. However, if you opt out we may still suggest offerings to you on the Shared_Studios website based on your history at the Shared_Studios website.

Online surveys

From time to time, Shared_Studios may invite you to participate in surveys posted on the Shared_Studios website or sent to you by email. You may decide whether you wish to complete such surveys, which may ask about your background, occupation, or similar questions. We use this information to help us better understand our audience, which in turn allows us to better meet your needs and interests. Information collected in these surveys is never sold or rented to third parties for marketing purposes, but we may share it with outside vendors to analyze the information we collect (see “Use of third-party service providers” below).

Children 12 and under

Shared_Studios does not solicit personal information from children. Visitors 12 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this or any other website.

Shared_Studios newsletters

Shared_Studios offers visitors to the Shared_Studios website the opportunity to subscribe to one or more of our online newsletters. If you opt in via the subscription form found in the footer section of the Shared_Studios website, you will receive Shared_Studios’ newsletter. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions on our newsletters.

Site usage information

As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our website, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your website usage. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the website, the pages or content you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, transactions you complete, and any search terms you have entered on the Shared_Studios website or a referral site.

Among other things, this information enables us to generate analytics reports on the usage of our website. We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to do this. To opt out of your Shared_Studios website usage being included in our Google Analytics reports, you may follow the instructions at

In addition, we may deploy various tracking technologies on the website to collect additional information about your website visits. For example, The Shared_Studios website uses technologies such as “cookies” and “pixel tags” to improve the functioning of the site and your experience and to learn how visitors are using our website. Cookies are small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to personalize your experience. Pixel tags are tiny graphical images embedded in emails or web pages. Pixel tags are used to determine what parts of a website a visitor has viewed, or whether an email was successfully opened. These technologies are used to gather information to analyze traffic to the Shared_Studios website, to improve our content and navigation, to enhance our marketing efforts and to personalize your experience. Google Analytics’ cookies expire 24 months after being set.

A Facebook pixel is code on the Shared_Studios website that helps us to track conversions from Facebook ads, to optimize ads based on data collected, to build targeted audiences for future ads, and to market to people who have already engaged with the Shared_Studios website, such as by registering or opting in to our newsletter.

Shared_Studios also works with third-party analytics and marketing entities that use technologies such as cookies and pixel tags on our behalf.  For details, see Use of third-party service providers.

These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers—such as Google Ad Manager, Facebook and Instagram—on our behalf to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the Internet, and to use that data to provide measurement service and target ads. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number or identifier to you, and relate your website usage information to other data about you, including your personal information. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access our website using different Web browsers and different computers or devices. You can opt out of the collection and use of this information for ad targeting at or or

Social media

We maintain a presence on several social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and we also incorporate some third-party social networking features onto our website. Through these platforms and features, we receive some personal information and some usage information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well. In addition, these third-party social networking platforms have their own privacy policies, which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information. The information we receive from third parties may depend on the privacy settings you have on the third-party platform.

Do-not-track disclosures

Some Web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how Web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not change our tracking practices (which are explained in more detailunder “Site usage information” above) in response to DNT settings in your Web browser.

Our third-party partners, such as Web analytics companies and third-party ad networks, collect information about your online activities over time and across our website and other online properties. These third parties may not change their tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your Web browser, and we do not obligate these parties to honor DNT settings. We utilize Google Analytics for our Web analytics, and you can opt out of your Shared_Studios website usage data being included in our Google Analytics reports by visiting

Our policy on the use and disclosure of the information we collect on the Shared_Studios website and elsewhere Shared_Studios uses the personal information you provide to us for internal purposes, such as analyzing trends, and collecting statistics. Shared_Studios may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Use of third-party service providers

From time to time, Shared_Studios retains qualified third-party service providers to help us manage the Shared_Studios website and allow us to better serve our visitors and others who contact us. These may include third-party contractors who assist us by processing registrations and for certain events. We also engage third-party vendors to analyze the information we collect on the Shared_Studios website and through other resources for marketing or similar purposes. Shared_Studios requires its vendors to maintain the security of the information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by Shared_Studios.

We may contract with third parties who use cookies, clear gifs, device fingerprinting, and other online tracking technologies to collect information on our behalf. These parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. If you would like to opt out of this use of your information, you can change the preferences of your browser so that it does not accept cookies. We may contract with companies or others to provide certain services, including data management, promotional services, etc. We provide these service providers with the information they need to perform these services, but we restrict the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by Shared_Studios.


Please be aware that the Shared_Studios website may contain links to other sites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Once you leave the Shared_Studios website, the Shared_Studios Privacy Policy will not apply, and you access such sites at your own risk.

Different rules may apply to their collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review other websites’ policies before revealing any personally identifiable or sensitive information. Shared_Studios does not control, and is thus not responsible for, the content or privacy practices and policies of such other sites and under no circumstances shall we have any liability whatsoever for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through the Shared_Studios website.


The Shared_Studios website uses various measures designed to secure information. However, there is no such thing as 100% security. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Revisions to our privacy policyPlease note that Shared_Studios may revise its privacy policy at any time, without notice, such changes to be effective immediately upon posting on the Shared_Studios website. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy. In some cases (for example, if we significantly expand our use or sharing of your personal information) we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an email to the email address we have on file for you. In some cases, we may request your consent to the changes.