PRIVACY POLICY
 

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force in May 2018, below is my Privacy Policy Statement. Your privacy is very important. 

I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products, or protect my rights. 
I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation, or project.


Below is the privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT?
I may collect, store and use the following kinds personal data:
– On visiting and using my website is collected the following information: your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of pages viewed. This information may be used in the administration of my  website to improve usability and for marketing purposes;
– On purchasing a work of art I collect the following information: your name, phone number, email address, billing address and shipping details.
– On using my contact form I collect your name and email address;
– I do not store customer card details on our website, your card information is collected by my third party payment processor Paypal to finalise transactions on their secured connection. Paypal’s Privacy Policy can be viewed via your Paypal Account.

COOKIES
A cookie consists of information sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser as the user is browsing the website. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
MakasowArt.com uses cookies to help identify and track visitors and their website access preferences. Visitors of MakasowArt.com,  who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using my website.

I also use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Analytics generates statistical data and other information about the use of my website by means of cookies, which are stored on user’s computers. The information generated relating to my website is used to create reports about the use of the website and will be store by Google. The Google Privacy Policy can be viewed, seperately.

HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?
Personal data that is submitted to this website may be used to:

– Administer the website and carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and me;
– Process purchases that you have submitted to complete the transaction;
– Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
– Send you email notifications such as when your order has been processed and dispatched;
– Send you our newsletter if you have requested to subscribe for marketing communications relating to our business (you can unsubscribe at anytime);
– Deal with enquiries or complaints relating to my website or a particular transaction;
– Notify you of changes to my services;

All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION?
I will NOT disclose, sell or rent any of your information to third parties or share your information for marketing purposes.

– Your personal information such as name, email address, phone number, billing and shipping address will be transferred over to Paypal during checkout in order to complete the payment and transaction. Paypal is 100% secure and verified with the necessary green lock to ensure your safety (Paypal’s Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking here);

– I disclose non personal data and personal data only when required to do so by law, or when I believe, in good faith, that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect My property or rights, third parties, or the public at large.

IS MY WEBSITE SECURE?
My website has a secure connection using an SSL Certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is the standard security technology for creating a more secure and privacy-respecting web.

Having SSL installed means that the application protocol (also known as HTTP) becomes HTTPS, where the ‘S’ stands for secure. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol, which provides a secure connection between our website and a visitors web browser. A browser will provide visual cues, such as a lock icon or green bar to verify the certificate.

HOW LONG I RETAIN YOUR DATA
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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.

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 I SEND YOUR DATA
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

POLICY AMENDMENTS
Please be aware that we may update this privacy policy from time-to-time and we ask that you check this page occasionally to ensure your happy with any changes.

UPDATING INFORMATION
If you require any personal information held by me to be corrected or updated please let me know via our contact details below.

HOW TO CONTACT US?
If you have any further questions, feedback or would like us to stop using your information please feel free to get in touch – my email address is magdalenam.art@hotmail.co.uk