PRIVACY POLICY

– Who I am

Hello, my name is Thomas Baldi and I am the owner and admin of Thomas Baldi Art (https://www.thomasbaldi.com).

It is in my interest to comply with all privacy policies and new GDPR regulamentation in order to offer you a safe experience on this website.

Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personal Information in accordance with my website.

 

– What personal data I collect

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 (for example in the comments section), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Visitors to the website could download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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, 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.

Easy Digital Downloads

I collect information about you during the checkout process on my store. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your orders.
Handling this data also allows me to:
– Send you important account/order/service information.
– Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
– Process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. I do this on the basis of my legitimate business interests.
– Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.

Additionally I may also collect the following information:
– Location and traffic data (including IP address and browser type) if you place an order, or if I need to estimate taxes based on your location.
– Product pages visited and content viewed while your session is active.
– Your comments and product reviews if you choose to leave them on my website.
– Account email/password to allow you to access your account, if you have one.
– If you choose to create an account with my website, your name, address (not mandatory since it is a digital download store), and email address, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

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.

 

– How long I 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 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Where I send your data

This website is hosted on WordPress and uses a MSSQL database server, which are both committed to comply with  European laws and regulations and do not share any data with third parties.

Lastly, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

How I protect your data

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by myself who have special access rights to such systems, and am required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply (if any is supplied) is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

I implement a variety of security measures with regular malware scans when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider (PayPal) and are not stored or processed on my servers.

 

– Third-party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personal Information.

 

I have implemented the following

I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers to study website traffic with Google Analytics.

 

– Contact information

For any enquiries regarding the privacy policy please use one of the email addresses provided on the contacts page.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this policy page, I hope you will enjoy your time on my website.

Thomas Baldi