erikthiart.com Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my website?

When filling out a form on my website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

If you're just browsing my website, then I collect the same basic information that most websites collect. I use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. I collect this from everybody, whether you have an account or not.

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on my site.

The information I collect when you browse my website includes your browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each request. I also collect potentially personally-identifying information like your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Why do we collect this information?

I collect this information to better understand how you use my website, and to monitor and protect the security of my website.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information I collect from you in the following ways:

  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).
  • To send you information I deem relevant based on our interactions.
  • To inform you about changes to my website.

How do I protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

  • I aim to decrease phishing through a trusted DMARC email program.
  • I use advanced technologies for protection against malicious code.
  • I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers.
  • I use regular Malware Scanning.
  • The software used to block unauthorized access to digital data is routinely updated and upgraded to protect against the latest threats.

I implement a variety of security measures when a you enter, submit, or access your information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

That said, no method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Third-party 'Linked-to' Websites

My website may contain links, banners, or widgets that lead to other sites. I am not responsible for these other sites, and so their posted privacy policies will govern the collection and use of your information on them. I encourage you to read the privacy statements of sites you visit after leaving my website to learn about how your information is treated.

How I use cookies and tracking

I use cookies to make your interaction with my website easy and meaningful. I use cookies (and similar technologies, like HTML5 localStorage) to keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and provide information for future developments of my website.

A cookie is a small piece of text that my web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to me when you return to my website. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting my website. By using my website, you agree that I can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.

I use Google Analytics as a third party tracking service, but I don’t use it to track you individually or collect your User Personal Information. I use Google Analytics to collect information about how my website performs and how you, navigate through and use my website.

Google Analytics gathers certain simple, non-personally identifying information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, time stamp, and similar data about your use of my website. I do not link this information to any of your personal information.

"Do Not Track" is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. I do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and I do not permit third-party services to track your activity on my website beyond my basic Google Analytics tracking, which you may opt out of here.