I’m sure you’ve been inundated with emails from all the people and artists you follow or lists you’ve subscribed to about the new Data Protection Regulations that are due to come into force later this month. I’ve had loads myself.
I do hold your E mail addresses and occasionally your phone number for the time it takes to complete your portrait or painting. I do keep a record of every painting I complete but only store the first name or names of the subject and date of completion against a photograph of the completed commission.
No other information is held – no purchasing habits, political views, medical records or anything else. Nothing!
The information will never be sold or passed to anyone else for any other purpose.
At www.portraitsbyjulie.co.uk, your privacy is our priority. We are committed to protecting your details at all times, in all situations. The information we collect about you when you become a customer is used to process your orders and to provide a more personalized experience on our site.
Any information sent to us is encrypted (scrambled) using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This is industry standard encryption technology that protects your data whilst being sent over the internet from being intercepted and misused by third parties. When it reaches us, we then store it on a secure server so that it can only be read by authorised personnel. Although we make every effort to create a secure environment for your personal information, Julie Hodgson cannot guarantee the safety of any personal information you transmit to Julie Hodgson online.
We will not ask you for your Julie Hodgson identification and authentication passwords in an unsolicited phone call or unsolicited email. You are responsible for keeping your password secure and you should not disclose them to anyone (unless you wish to authorise them to access your account and incur charges on your account).
How Do we Use the Information we Collect?
When you become a www.portraitsbyjulie.co.uk customer, we ask you to fill out a form that requests your name, address and e-mail address. www.portraitsbyjulie.co.uk will not share your information with any other party.
Your name and address information is used solely to process orders. This information will never be sold, given, rented or traded to others for purposes other than order fulfilment.
Our Use of Log Files
Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information. When you visit our site we automatically log your IP address, your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our customers find most appealing so that we can maximize your enjoyment of the site.
All www.portraitsbyjulie.co.uk employees take your personal information very seriously. All employees have to adhere to our security policies. Access to customer personal information is limited to key management personnel and our customer services department. The information is ID and password protected and our Web security is reviewed on a monthly basis. We have also installed and applied our site with a 128 bit encryption SSL.