Privacy Policy

At Fine Art Tutorials, we are committed to maintaining confidentiality. We protect the privacy of anyone who visits the site and any information a visitor may provide us with.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://finearttutorials.com.

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from the site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.

If you use our blog comments or products, you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details and this data will be stored.

We use third party tools that might collect your personal data. Please check their privacy policies for more information: Google Analytics, Amazon.

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 anonymised 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.

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 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. By selecting “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.

Cookies are harmless to your computer and don’t store information such as name, address or payment details. However, they do provide us with encrypted information to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify errors and allow you to connect with social media sites. We do use other “third party” cookies—they help us to track product links you have clicked from the site.

This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the website. The cookies collect information anonymously. The information collected includes the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited, demographics and interests. Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics advertising through Ads settings.

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.

Web Forms

All data collected i.e. your name and email address will be stored securely and used to communicate with you if you have sent a direct request. 

How do we use your personal data?

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, fill in the webform or make an order, the metadata is 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, filled in a webform, made an order 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.

We may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Third Party Affiliates

Fine Art Tutorials is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate I earn commission from qualifying purchases.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact emily@finearttutorials.com.