Your privacy is important to us, and it is YCH.art's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website.
1. Information Collection
We may ask for personal information, such as your email address. This data is considered "identifying information", as it can personally identify you. We only request personal information relevant to providing you with a service, and only use it to help provide or improve this service.
Summary: An email address is required to register on the site.
2. Log Data
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This data is considered "non-identifying information", as it does not personally identify you on its own. It may include your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Summary: We collect web logs to stop hackers and malicious users.
3. Data Processing and Storage
The personal information we collect is stored and processed in United States, but keep in mind that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. While we employ commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you request your personal information be deleted, we will erase it from our system within a reasonable timeframe.
Summary: We do everything we can to prevent hackers from breaking in.
We use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer. This helps us serve you content based on preferences you have specified. You may instruct your browser to alert you when a cookie is being sent or to refuse all cookies, but note that you may not be able to access certain parts of the site.
Summary: Cookies keep you logged in.
5. Information Access
We utilize Google Analytics to collect anonymous usage statistics about the site, such as when the site was accessed or where the traffic came from (e.g. clicked on a Tumblr link).
We utilize PayPal to setup direct client-to-artist payments on the site. During this process, if the artist chooses to allow users to pay them on-site with PayPal, the artist's PayPal email address is used as the destination PayPal account for the funds. We retain only the Payment ID as proof that the transaction took place on the site.
We will refuse government and law enforcement requests for data if we believe a request is too broad or unrelated to its stated purpose. However, we may cooperate if we believe the requested information is necessary and appropriate to comply with legal process or to protect the security or integrity of YCH.art.
We do not otherwise share or supply personal information to third parties. We do not sell or rent your personal information to marketers or third parties.
Summary: We don't do anything sneaky with your data.
6. Children's Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children who use the site in accordance with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). When collecting non-personal information, we encourage children never to provide any details that may personally identify them or reveal their location. In the event we discover we have collected personal information in a manner non-compliant with COPPA, we will either delete the information or seek parental consent.
Summary: Children need parental consent to use the site.
7. Limits of our policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
Summary: Be careful on websites.
8. Changes to this policy
9. Your rights and responsibilities
As our user, you have the right to be informed about how your data is collected and used. You are entitled to know what data we collect about you, and how it is processed. You are entitled to correct and update any personal information about you, and to request this information be deleted. You may amend or remove your account information at any time, using the tools provided in your account control panel.
You are entitled to restrict or object to our use of your data, while retaining the right to use your personal information for your own purposes. You have the right to opt out of data about you being used in decisions based solely on automated processing.
Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions about how we handle your data and personal information.
YCH.art Data Controller
Summary: Contact me if you have any questions. =)