Privacy and Cookie Policy

Last updated: 23 May 2018

Overview of the Privacy and Cookie Policy

In order for us to operate our business and provide our services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to collect or process information about you.

In general terms, this information will take one or more of the following forms

  • Information you provide to us directly. For example when you complete an online form, an online purchase or send us a message via our website;
  • Information that is automatically sent to us by your computer’s internet browser when you visit our website such as your IP address or which particular browser you are using;
  • Information about how you use our website and our services, such as which pages you use or how often you visit the site.

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of any information (personal data) that you provide to us.

This present notice explains our online personal data practices and the choices you, the User of this website, John O’Grady Art (“Site”) can make about the way your Data is collected, used, maintained and disclosed.

The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to this “Site” John O’Grady Art (https://johnogradypaintings.com). The term “User”,”you”, and “your” refers to visitors, customers and users of this Site.

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of John O’Grady Art and Users of this Site. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Site including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations and in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, processed and stored on secured servers managed by our hosting companies (BigScoots and Cloudflare) that are certified under both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, each as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data transferred from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view their certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

How your data is protected

Data security is of great importance to us and to protect your data, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this website. The Site strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal Data submitted to the Site, and we periodically update our security measures in light of current technologies.

However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk.

We cannot guarantee security of your information transmitted to our Site. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.

Type of data collected and use of data

We may collect Data, which includes personal Data, such as:

  • Name;
  • Full Postal address;
  • Telephone Number;
  • Email address;
  • IP address (automatically collected);

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

This notice applies to all data we may collect, in a variety of ways, or is submitted on the Site including, but not limited to, when Users opt-in for art updates, purchase a product and in connection with services, features or resources we make available on the Site such as comments and giveaways.

The following list includes examples of specific ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and customers and the type of information collected:

Electronic Newsletter: To register online for our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: name and email address. The provision of an email address is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.

As an incentive to subscribe to our newsletter you may be offered a free gift and by accepting to receive a free gift, you consent to receive blog updates that may include promotional information on our products and services.

Information you submit on our Site will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the opt-in form.

The email service we use is MailChimp. You can read their MailChimp privacy policy here.

Should you agree to opt-in to receive our newsletter, and therefore provide us with the information required, we will not sell or lease your details to any other party. We do not track individual persons’ activities.

You can unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or by contacting us at: [email protected]

Contact Forms: To contact John O’Grady Art for the purposes of engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilise several forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes name and email address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from us. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

Online Purchases: When you purchase a product from John O’Grady Art, we require your name, full postal address and telephone number, only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order for example shipping providers.

To process payment, we utilise a third-party online system, Paypal. Because Paypal handles all financial electronic transactions made, the Site never has access to your credit card or other financial information used for transactions. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption. You can read Paypal privacy policy here.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Comments

Our site includes interactive forms such as comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Technical data (such as IP address)

When you visit our Site, our systems will log a record of your visit in our server logs, and typically this record will include the technical IP address that is associated with your device and the browser type and version that you are using. This is a common practice which is used to monitor technical resources, monitor high-level server activity and to detect and prevent malicious or fraudulent activity on our systems.

IP addresses in and of themselves do not allow us to identify you as an individual and we do not and will not use the content of server access logs to attempt to determine an identifiable individual. Therefore, we consider that data not to fall within the scope of “personal data” and accordingly we do not seek your consent to collect it.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance (COPPA)

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. In compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 16 years of age. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 16, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 16.

Cookies

Like all websites, our Site may place and use “cookies” on your computer. A cookie is a small file placed in your web browser that collects information about your web browsing behaviour and provide a better website User experience.

Cookies may also be used by third-party services such as Google Analytics or Facebook as describes therein.

Cookies do not access Data stored on your computer or any personal information (e.g. name, address, email address or telephone number). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings.

Most commercial web browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer,…) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of our Site.

Website analytics

We use Google Analytics and Clicky to better understand what people look at on our website.

When you visit our Site, information about your visit (such as which page you look at, how long you spend on the site, etc) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics and Clicky.

The data contains information about anyone who uses our Site from your computer and there is no way to identify individuals from the data. Analytics information is not “personal data” and accordingly we do not seek consent to collect it.

Google Analytics privacy policy

Clicky privacy policy

Facebook

Like many e-commerce sites, we use social media cookies from Facebook on our site. The cookies are placed by Facebook and we use them to understand how effective the social media campaigns we operate are.

If you are not logged into Facebook when you view our Site then it is not possible for any information about your visit to be collected and therefore we do not specifically ask for prior consent.

If you are logged into Facebook when you view our Site, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have access to the detail of that personal data as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not us. We just get to see the anonymised data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity. You can read Facebook Privacy Policy here.

Third Party websites and services

The Site does not and will not sell or rent any personal or customer Data. We will never disclose your personal details to a third party except the necessary information required by providers of products or services you have purchased or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Site, our customers or third parties or if required by law.

We may however use your data, in a general sense without any personal identifiable information, to create marketing statistics, identify user demands and to assist the Site in meeting customer needs generally. In addition, we may use the information that you provide to improve our Site and services but not for any other use.

Links to other websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.

We encourage you, the User of our Site, to be aware, when you leave our Site, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Disclosure of Your Data

The Site may from time to time need to disclose certain information, which may include your Personal Data, to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request. Also, we may use your Personal Data to protect the rights, property or safety of the Site, our customers or third parties.

Rights related to your personal information

You have rights over your personal information held by the Site (where such data is held).

If you have a question, want to amend or access your information about your data, contact us by submitting a request to:
[email protected]

If you have a question about this privacy policy, contact us at:
[email protected]

It’s important to remember that if you delete or limit the use of your personal information, the services may not function properly.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We use this procedure to better safeguard your Data.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

John O’Grady Art the website is owned and managed by John O’Grady, professional artist based in Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence, France and registered with ‘La Maison des Artistes’ in France.

All designs, texts and photographs including photographs of paintings are, unless otherwise stated, Authored and copyright © 2012-2018 John O’Grady.

All rights reserved. Absolutely no reproduction is permitted without prior consent.

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