What data is collected
I collect certain information or data about you when you use the Studio Grace website. I only collect data that I truly need to provide a service to you. I collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent.
This data also includes questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address (if you send an email to me), your IP address, details of which version of web browser you used as well as information on how you use the site.
This helps me to improve the site by monitoring how you use it, respond to any feedback you send me, and if you’ve asked me to, provide you with information about services and ensures that you are able to access Studio Grace resources, eg via an email address.
I will always notify you when your information is being collected, and it will only be used for the purpose you provide it for.
I can’t personally identify you using your data.
If you share your data to subscribe to my email list, you can opt out at any time. When you unsubscribe, your information will be removed from Mailchimp and you will no longer receive my emails. Don’t worry, no hard feelings. *quietly sobs*
In short, I use Google Analytics, Dubsado and Mailchimp and I retain your email enquiries through the contact form for work or project purposes.
Where your data is stored
I store your data on secure servers, as well as within a CRM (customer relationship management) tool – Dubsado – and Mailchimp for email subscriptions.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.
Keeping your data secure
Transmitting information over the internet is not 100% secure, and I can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk, however I do my best with procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once I receive it.
I won’t share or sell your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and I won’t pass on your details to other websites. Payment transactions are always processed securely via a third party such as PayPal or Stripe and no card details are stored at any point on our servers.
Links to other websites
If you leave a comment via the comment form, it will be visible to all site visitors and your IP address and browser user agent string is collected to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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, a temporary cookie will be set 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.
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.