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Privacy Policy & Terms

Effective April 9, 2019.

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information (e.g., name, address, email address, etc.) is collected, used and shared when you visit or make a purchase from YvonneMaloneStudio.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”, “we, or Yvonne Malone Studio), subscribe to our mailing list, and/or comment on a blog post.

Your use of this site and providing information to us (e.g., name, address, email address, etc.), you signify your acceptance of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use below.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit our site and register for a class, make a purchase, subscribe to our mailing list or interact with the Site, we collect the information you provide.

This information allows us to ship an order, answer questions, etc. We use that information, too, to improve the user experience on our Site and develop new product offerings, classes, and other marketing initiatives.

We collect information about our users several ways as described in the paragraphs below.

Directly from users using the “contact” form on our website, including name and email address.

Please do not submit any confidential or proprietary information such as a credit card number, when submitting the “contact” form. Our contact forms are created and implemented using Divi/Elegant Themes. (Submit payment information only when prompted via our shopping cart feature or when other arrangements have been made in advance with Yvonne Malone Studio.)

Directly from users leaving a comment on a blog post if this feature is enabled on the Site.

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comment 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 call a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Directly from users signing up for our newsletter.

We use MailChimp to send out our newsletter and other information about our products, upcoming classes, and other information we feel our subscriber community may be interested in. You can unsubcribe from any of these marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link on these communications at any time. You can read more about MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

Directly from users making a purchase on our website, including products and workshops.

We use WooCommerce for our shopping cart feature. You can learn more about the WooCommerce privacy policy here.

Via webserver logs when you visit our website.

We may track information about your visit and retain that information in web server logs to help us make changes to the website in the future to that the user’s experience can be improved and to protect the website and its content from inappropriate use. For example, this information could include the date and time of your visit, the pages you visited on the site, and the number of links you clicked on within the site.

Via cookies when you visit our website.

Cookies are pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. They help you navigate to our website quickly if you have visited before so taht you do not have to re-enter preferences each time you visit. The use of cookies is relatively standard practice and most Internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can change your browser settings to either notify you when you receive cookies or to disable cookies. Please note, some features of our website may not function properly if you disable cookies.

By visiting this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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 had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your inteaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WE MAY USE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS TO MONITR AND ANALYZE THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Site. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt out of having made your activity on the Site available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add on. The add-on prevents Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy policies of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page here.

ASKIMET SPAM PROTECTION

We collect information about visitors who comment on the Site that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA AND YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instaded of holding them in a moderation queue. If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you provided to us. You can also request that we remove a comment on our wwebsite by contact us at Yvonne@YvonneMaloneStudio.com

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

Only employees and team members who need the information to perform a specific job are given access to information provided by users (e.g., name and shipping address to ship a package).

CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collection any information from children under the age of 18. We do not sell products for purchase by children and all children’s products we sell are for purchase by adults only.

CHANGES

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our practices for legal or other reasons.

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or want to opt out of any future communications from Yvonne Malone Studio, please contact us at Yvonne@YvonneMaloneStudio.com or by calling 630-810-0585. Our mailing address is Yvonne Malone Studio, 1516 Gilbert Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

TERMS OF USE

All material contained within this website is the property of Yvonne Malone Studio. Reproduction and distribution of material contained with this Site are prohibited unless prior written permission has been obtained.

This site cannot be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. Harassment in any form (e.g., on blog, via email) is strictly forbidden.

From time to time, there may be a typographical error or inaccuracy. We reserve the right to update any such information we see without prior notice. If this relates to inventory or pricing, we have the right to terminate an order before it ships. We apologize in advance for any such inaccuracy or error.

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