Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy.

We do not sell, or trade, your information.

By visiting http://www.girardillustration.com, you are consenting to our Privacy Policy, as well as our Terms & Conditions of Service.

Overview

Girard Illustration is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect through this website at girardillustration.com.

The terms "I", "we", "us", "our", "me", “my” "seller", "here", "artist", “illustrator” and "Kristen" refers to Kristen Girard and Girard Illustration. The terms “site” and “website” (the “Site”) refers to girardillustration.com and all online properties connected with and/or owned by Kristen Girard and/or Girard Illustration.

The terms "you", "your", "client", “user”, and "customer" refers to site visitors, customers, and any other users of this site or associated social media channels no matter what dimension you may be stopping by to visit from. Hopefully it’s one where friendly unicorns and dragons are your neighbors and hang out with you at interesting gatherings where the food is actually ambrosia! ;)

The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us which personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number and email address.

Girard Illustration provides a website where users can read articles on art, overcoming obstacles in life, spirituality, reconnecting with nature, and enjoying who you are, and also provides services where users may purchase online classes, workshops, subscriptions and products related to and including art, home decor, and spiritual discovery (the “Service”).

Use of girardillustration.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Kristen Girard and/or Girard Illustration (“Girard Illustration”), is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service and/or ordering a product from the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.


Here’s the scoop on how we protect and handle your private information.

When is your information collected?

A general visit to www.girardillustration.com is anonymous, until you begin the checkout procedure, contact us, follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form.

We collect information when you contact us through our contact forms, place an order, subscribe to our blog, follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. This information can be tied directly to you because of the information you have provided.

Some information is automatically collected via third-party partners included on this site in order to allow us to give you the best possible experience with our site and services. The types of information collected automatically may include things like your IP address, location, pages visited, and browser type. We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site. Generally, our third-party partners only give us this information in a very generic group form that is not identifiable to you.

Most of this information is only used in a very general way to create a profile of our readers and to determine the types of content that our readers most enjoy.

 

Why do we collect your information?

We collect your information so that we can serve you well.

We want you to be happy with your experiences and purchases on our website, so we need to collect some information to make that happen, including processing your order if you make a purchase.

 

What do we use your information for?

We use your information to fulfill orders you place, to provide you the best possible service, and to create content for your enjoyment.

 

What information do we collect about you?

When needed, or appropriate to best serve you, we collect your name, email address, social media handle(s), shipping address, mailing address, phone number, and/or credit card number. This is information is collected when you contact us through our contact forms, place an order, create a customer account, subscribe to our blog, follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form.

In addition there is information that is automatically collected by our third party partners, this can include your IP address, location, pages visited, and browser type. Generally, our third-party partners only give us this automatically collected information in a very generic group form that is not identifiable to you.


Do we store or save any of your information?

We do store your contact information, if you contact us through our contact forms, place an order, create a customer account, subscribe to our blog, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, subscribe to our blog or newsletter, or follow us on social media so that we can provide you service.

We do not store your financial information. Financial information, including credit card numbers, is processed securely by our third party partners including Stripe, Square, ApplePay, and PayPal. You may choose to save your information with them, but that is your choice and therefor entirely in your hands, and out of ours. Any financial information stored through our customer account portal is saved securely with Stripe, and we do not have access to it.

 

Do we share any of your information?

When needed, we do use trusted third party partners who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you. We may have to share some of your information with our third party partners if required to by our terms of service agreements with them, as long as they keep your information protected and confidential. In general, we only share your information when it is necessary to process your order or so that we can fulfill a service for you. We do not unnecessarily share your data and strive to keep your personal information protected. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.

We do not ever sell or trade your information. In fact, we think it’s totally uncool when companies do that, and it is not something we participate in.

If you sign up for our mailing lists, or share with us on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Twitter, some of your data does get shared with 3rd party service providers so that we can bring you good experiences with our products and services.

We believe in good folks and heroes, and work with law enforcement to slay rampaging dragons, and rescue kittens in distress. We may release some of your information directly to law enforcement, if requested by law enforcement personnel, in order to comply with the law and protect our, and other good folk’s rights, property or safety.

 

Do we use cookies?

We do use cookies (the digital ones made of 1s and 0s - not the yummy ones with chocolate chips we all love to eat) on our website, and other places you can find us on the web. We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. We use cookies to make your experience on our site personalized for you.

Cookies are small files that are used to make your internet experience smoother and tailored to your preferences. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.

We also use tracking tags, pixels, and re-marketing pixels (think of Google Analytics, BIng, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest) to aid in measuring and tracking where our website traffic is coming from, and to create customized advertising for things that may be of interest to you.

There are ways to clear your browser history if you would like to avoid things like tags, cookies, and tracking pixels. Check with your browser and internet provider to see how.

 

Mailing Lists

Our email partners are currently Squarespace, Mailchimp, Google, and Yahoo. If you sign up for our mailing list, or need to be contacted regarding a query, sale, or follow up, these 3rd party services are used to communicate with you, and to provide the best possible service to you.

If you wish to unsubscribe from any of our mailing lists, you are free to do so at anytime by clicking on the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of our emails. If you are signed up for more than one of our mailing lists, or with more than one email address, you will have to unsubscribe from each list separately.

Occasionally it may be necessary for us to switch from one email partner to another, and because of the way modern email making lists work, it may be necessary to inscribe twice from the same list. We take every precaution to prevent this from being necessary, however glitches do happen from time to time. In the event you have trouble unsubscribing from one of our mailing lists, please email us at kristen@girardillustration.com with a brief note telling us what is happening and which email address(s) you own that you would like removed from our system. We’ll then take a look and will only contact you if necessary to give you the update(s) on your unsubscribe status within ten (10) business days.

 

Third Party Links

The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Site. Other sites accessible through our site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.


Security

Security Measures

We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.


Sharing

Please be aware that when you use our Site to post comments and share other information, any information that you provide may not be secure and can be collected and used by others. As a result, you should exercise caution before you make such disclosures.


How do you find out what information we have about you?

If you would like to know what information we have that’s directly attributable to you, please contact kristen@girardillustration.com and we will provide a response within ten business days.

How to Update Your Information

If you opt-in to our mailing list, the option to unsubscribe or update will be included in every email. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us with your request at kristen@girardillustration.com.

Children’s Online Privacy

We care deeply about children of all species, humans and kittens, included.

Our site appeals to children of all ages, but we ask that children under 18 only visit our website, or interact with us on social media channels, with their parent's or guardian's approval and supervision.

We want to make sure that no one gets in trouble, unless they really did sneak goodies from Mom’s not-so-secret chocolate stash.

To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.

If you are under 18, and want to ask us questions about art, writing, dinosaurs or something else art or writing related, please have one of your parents or legal guardians write us a note ahead of time to kristen@girardillustration.com saying it is okay to answer your questions

Notification of Changes to this Policy

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Updates to this Policy will be posted on this page.

Contact

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via regular mail or email at:

Email:

kristen@girardillustration.com

By Post:

Girard Illustration

PO Box 124

Fort Edward, NY 12828 USA

Updated: January 14th, 2019


You are agreeing to both this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions by visiting this website and associated properties.