Privacy Policy

Who I am

The website address is: https://akaneart.com.

What personal data I collect and why I 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

Contact forms collect your name and email address.  This data is stored on the site and the administrator’s email account.  Stored data can be deleted at any time.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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, I 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, I 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics.  User data is deleted automatically after 14 months, but can be removed per request.

Social Media

This site, gallery works, and product pages can be shared on many common social media sites.  Sharing these will require your computer or device to be logged in.  However, accounts and account names are not stored on this site.

Who I share your data with

This site uses MailChimp, which is a mailing list service.  It stores voluntary user data on its website.  It can be removed at any time.

Ninja Forms is used for website contact.  It saves user data on this site, but email information also goes to the administration email account.  It can be removed at any time.

Customer data is shared with Woocommerce and PCI compliant gateways Paypal and Stripe.  Data is stored on this site but can be removed at any time.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I 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), 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 me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Customer data may go to ecommerce platform Woocommerce, and PCI compliant payment gateways Paypal and Stripe.

Google Analytics will also receive data unless you have opted out of being tracked by Google.

Your contact information

admin@akaneart.com or my Contact page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site uses a valid SSL certificate and multiple plugins to prevent malicious login attempts.

What data breach procedures I have in place

Scanners are in place to detect and prevent malicious login attempts.  This site also utilizes a valid SSL certificate.

In case of a breach all users will be notified.  At this time I will take requests to permanently remove data.

I will research what could have caused the breach.  Vulnerabilities will be removed or fixed, and I will look into stronger site security.

What third parties I receive data from

I do not receive any third party data.

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

WordPress uses spam and malicious login filters to flag or deny suspicious comments or login attempts.  This filter usually checks for links, suspicious or uncommon email domains, or language that looks like offers or attempts to get unsuspecting users to follow links.