What information do you collect and why? How do you use it?
The information I collect depends on the features of my website that you use.
If you are a customer (i.e., you commission or otherwise buy artwork from me), I collect your name, email address, and mailing address. I collect this information because you willingly give it to me, and because I need it to communicate with you about your order and to fulfill your order. If you’ve requested a commission (a custom-made work of art), I share your name and email address with HelloSign, the third-party provider I use to send and sign contracts; your name and email address with PayPal, the third-party provider I use to send invoices and collect payment; and your name and mailing address with the third-party provider I use to ship your order (usually UPS or USPS). If you live in the European Union and would like to purchase my artwork, I will arrange payment through Stripe.
If you are an email subscriber (i.e., you willingly opt-in to receive my email newsletter), I collect your name and email address. I collect this information because you willingly give it to me, and because I need it to fulfill your request to send you emails. When you subscribe, your name and email address are automatically shared with MailChimp, the third-party provider I use to send my email newsletter.
If you are a visitor or user of my website, I do not collect personal information about you unless you willingly share it with me for a specific purpose. For instance, I may collect your name, email address, and if applicable your website URL if/when you post a comment. While your name, email address, and website URL are not required for you to post a comment, this information helps me and other website users to differentiate your comments from other users’ comments, and this information helps me to quickly identify commenters who repeatedly post spam. I collect this information only if you willingly give it to me, and because I need it to monitor and approve comments efficiently and effectively.
Note that the comments feature of our website may make your personal information (including your name, email address, website URL, and comments) available for viewing by other users/viewers of our website. When you make your information available in this way, it may be seen, collected, and used by other users/viewers with or without your permission. We are not responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of such information that you voluntarily share on our website. We are also not responsible for the republishing of our content or users’ comments on other websites or media without our permission.
By providing us with this information, you grant us permission to use and store it for these purposes, and to communicate with you about these features as we deem necessary. We have a no-spam policy, and you are able to opt-out of our communications at any time and for any reason by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of our emails. We do not share your personal information with third parties other than for those purposes listed above or as required by law.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website via cookies. This for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your information again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
How long do you store my information?
I keep your information indefinitely unless you request that I delete it, which I will do promptly unless I am required by law to keep your information (for tax purposes, for example).
How do you protect my information?
I protect your information by taking reasonable security measures and by working only with reputable third-party providers.
What rights do I have?
You have the right to access, correct, change, and/or delete your information at any time. Additionally, you have the right to request that we cease processing your data at any time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, and we will respond within a reasonable amount of time. We will comply with your request unless we are otherwise required by law. You have the right to file a complaint with a supervising authority if you believe that we have misused your data.
I still have additional questions. May I contact you?
Last updated 7/12/18