Privacy Policy

Policy Overview and Details

The privacy and trust of those users who visit Drakenhart Studios’ online presence (drakenhart-studios.net) is very important. If you need any more information or have any questions about my privacy policy, please feel free to use the below supplied Contact Form, or email Privacy directly to share your concerns.


Policy Index

  1. Policy Changes
  2. Consent
  3. Specifications
  4. Cookies & Web Beacons
  5. User Provided Information
  6. Log Files
  7. Third Party Advertisers
  8. Child Privacy

Policy Changes

At any time, and without prior notice, this Policy may be edited, adjusted, re-written, or otherwise changed. It is suggested you check back regularly to ensure you are up to date with the current Policy as written.

Consent

By using our website, services, post comments, or otherwise interact with this website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

If you have any issue with this Privacy Policy, or it’s sister policies, you retain the right to discontinue use of this site at any time.

Any RSS feeds you have subscribed to, you will need to remove if at any time you wish to cease updates and information flow from those sources.

If you have a concern, question, or require clarification of portions of this (or any other policy) feel free to use the supplied contact form below. A response is sent as soon as humanly possible, within reason, to make sure your concerns are addressed.

Specifications

This Privacy Policy document describes in detail the policies and procedures in regards to the types of personal visitor information collected and recorded, and how that information is stored and used. Currently this Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities, and is valid for visitors to our website (and newsletter) and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not (as yet) apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. Please check back often to check for any changes to this Policy.

Note:I do not purposefully sell any information to third parties, be they affiliates or general advertisers.

What we do:

Drakenhart Studios collects personal information in order to conduct our business. We understand that much of this is sensitive data, and do not share it intentionally with other third party companies without your direct and knowing consent. Drakenhart Studios does not sell, lease, or rent any of this personal information or its customer lists with any outside third parties.

WordPress and a few of its plugins collect data from this site in order to do their business, but the information regarding our visitors is more general (site click-through ratios, etc).

Offers:

Drakenhart Studios may from time to time contact our customers with new services, updates or upgrades in services, or other similar new offers. These are is rare, and can be opted-out with a simple request (or simply ignore our request – that works too!) to Drakenhart Studios.

If there is a business, offer, site, or other resource we think our customers may benefit from, we may send you the site and contact information. Some of these may be affiliate links, others may be non-affiliate links and as such will be noted in the communication sent out to our client base. We, however, will not share your information with them, nor sign you up for any of their offers. That is our customers choice, and their choice alone.

Our Promise:

Drakenhart Studios will not release nor share any other specific information publicly or privately in regards to race, religion, belief, culture, or political affiliation. Our business is not the business of  information brokering. Though we may collect it from time to time, it is merely for Drakenhart Studios’ own use as statistical or research purposes alone (mostly in regards to what services, artwork, etc, we might offer our client base). If we request such information, or it is sent to us as part of a site design, other job, or other artwork, it will not be shared as noted above.

* Exceptions *

Drakenhart Studios will only release personal information, and this may be without notice, if so demanded by law, or in good faith that it is in fact necessary.  Such “Good Faith Release” includes such instances as; (1) the need to comply with certain legal actions or responses as required of Drakenhart Studios or it’s Sites, (2) when in defense of Drakenhart Studios or any of it’s property, (3) in acting under specific instances in order to protect customers and/or the public.

Drakenhart Studios will contact said parties in such cases as soon as humanly possible, unless we are held by a Gag Order, or similar legally binding request.

Cookies

When a user visits Drakenhart Studios, there are certain files that are downloaded onto your computer which allows you to view the website. Along with these files a short text file, called a “cookie”, is downloaded to your computer as long as your settings allow it. This information is harmless, and used to help improve the speed and service of drakenhart-studios.net.

A cookie is a small text file of alpha-numeric characters  that is used to identify your computer browser. It stores small amounts of information, including visitors’ preferences,  records user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and personalizes or customizes our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. This is done primarily to hopefully that improve navigation and user experience.

Disabling Cookies

Although it is not recommended that our visitors disable the browser’s ability to accept cookies, it is understood that a visitor may feel more comfortable doing so for their own personal security. In this regard we offer you the following information here. Please feel free to search our site for further information (tutorials) on other aspects of securing your browsing experience.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

User Provided Information

You provide me with information about yourself, your personal or business website, and sometimes other links to various social media accounts under your control when you comment. Email correspondence to me, my responses, and any shared files may be retained for future needs.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, drakenhart-studios.net makes use of log files. These files merely log a users visit to the site and how they interact with the website in question. This is generally a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and  the number of clicks a user makes while visiting the site.

This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. This information helps drakenhart-studios.net to improve and streamline a visitor’s interaction, and hopefully improve both information flow and sales by providing visitors with the best possible user experience we are able to provide.

Advertising Partners and Affiliate Links

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Some of our affiliate links may also use cookies. These partners include:

  • Google
  • Adobe
  • Cartoon Smart
  • Art Biz Coach
  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon
  • Clickbank
  • Ebay

These companies have their own Privacy Policies. It is highly suggested that our visitors familiarize themselves with these third party vendors, their opt-out policies (if any), and how they use their information.

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.drakenhart-studios.net.

→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to www.drakenhart-studios.net and other sites on the Internet.

→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.drakenhart-studios.net and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

Drakenhart Studios has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Drakenhart Studios’ privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

Child Privacy

I believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. As a parent myself, I personally understand the need to protect children from the deprivations of the darker side of the internet. I personally encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Drakenhart Studios does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that I have in this site’s database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact me immediately  and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from the site’s records.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Sunday, December 30th, 2012.
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