Terms and Privacy
Personal Identification Information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users' means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How We Use Collected Information
We collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes:
To personalize the User experience - We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To improve our Site - We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To improve customer service - Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To process transactions - We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To administer a content, promotion, survey, or other Site feature.
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails - The email address Users provide for order processing will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries and/or other requests or questions. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product, or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the top or bottom of each email, or the User may contact us via our Site.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, transaction information, and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell or rent Users' personal identification information to others. We may use third-party service providers such as Wix, Eventbrite and Square to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters, taking workshop bookings and processing orders. By agreeing to book a workshop, or purchase a product, you have given us permission to share your information with third parties for those limited purposes of booking a workshop or purchasing a product.
Valerie May Art (aka Bent Tree Arts) forbids the reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, framing, misuse, transfer of images that are protected by Canadian copyright laws. Any reproduction, distribution of the Content of the Site is also prohibited unless prior consent is obtained by Valerie May Art.
Valerie May Art does not use advertising of other sites on our site. Occasional advertising by Valerie May Art on third party websites can occur, including Facebook, Instagram, etc. Browsing and interaction with any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
Your Acceptance of these Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.