© 2018 by Vera Howard Illustration

Specialising in editorial and children's book illustration

I. Introduction

This privacy policy sets out how Vera Howard uses and protects any information that you give when you use www.artifox.co.uk.

Vera Howard is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using www.artifox.co.uk, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Vera Howard may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 10/09/18.

II. What I collect

I may collect the following information via email subscribe boxes which you are free to dismiss.

  • Name

  • Contact information including email address

  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

III. What I do with the information I gather

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Email marketing and newsletter (News Scribbles). This includes tracking links clicked on in emails as part of an email funnel system. 

  • Periodic promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • Delivery of free content requested via opt-in boxes

  • Analytics – to find out more about the geography and demographics of my readers and customers and News Scribbles.

  • From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I will only contact you via email. I may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

IV. Security

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online. If you sign up for my newsletter (News Scribbles), your email address is stored in a secure piece of software called Active Campaign. I will never share your email address with anyone.

V. How I use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

VI. Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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 has visited the other website.

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

 

VII. Controlling your personal information

​If you have previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by unsubscribing or writing to or emailing me at info@artifox.co.uk

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I am required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you at anytime. Please email info@artifox.co.uk to do this.

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email me as soon as possible at the above address. 

Any questions, please get in touch: info@artifox.co.uk