Last update of this policy April 3, 2022
Who we are
- How information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Personal data we collect and why
Personal data is information about you that identifies you as an individual; for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number. Personal data is generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics and third party embeds.
Art Blog is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you, and will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Your information is only used to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We never share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We will only ever collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.
We do not store your data. We will not sell your data. If you have requested to be on our mailing list, that is the only thing we use your data for. Period.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Login cookies will be removed when you log out of your account.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will not share your data with anyone. Period. We cannot physically store your data. We do not have the resources nor the interest to do so.
How long we retain your data
Unless you tell us otherwise, submitted comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For registered users, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Anytime you want this removed, just ask.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
You may also use our contact form here.
How we protect your data
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via Art Blog, your information is protected both online and offline.
When we collect sensitive information it is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We use Cloudflare, Inc. which provides content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security and distributed domain name server services. Cloudflare’s services sit between the visitor and the Cloudflare user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites.