Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://melaniestokesartist.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

If you contact us via the Contact Form the information you provide will be sent to us via secure email. That information will be used solely for the purpose of answering your enquiry,

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. 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 websites

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We receive information regarding visitor numbers and page views via the Jetpack WordPress plugin. Such information is entirely anonymous and contains no personal information that can identify you.

Who we share your data with

We do not, and will not, share your data with anyone. Ever.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its 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 users that register on our website (if any), 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.

Accounts

If you choose to create an account (optional) we will retain that information indefinitely so that you may log in to your account in future. If your account remains inactive for over 12 months we will automatically remove it and delete any personal information. You can request to view this information or delete your account at any time.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Contact information that you may provide through our Contact Form, via email or when placing an order will be used solely to assist you as requested or for the purposes of delivering your order.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site uses HTTPS/SSL, is hosted on Siteground which has its own, internal security measures, is automatically updated, and runs a number of additional security measures to ensure that your data remains secure.

What third parties we receive data from

If you choose to purchase and pay via Paypal we will receive payment notification from Paypal which includes your name, email address and physical address for billing and shipping purposes.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may show you products on this site related to those you have already looked at or purchased, this is based solely on the items you view and is pre-calculated, not based on any personal information you provide, whether knowingly or by default.