Effective date: May 18, 2018
I, Virginia Romo, operate the https://www.virginiaromo.com website (the "Service"). In this page I inform you of my policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you (the "User") visit this website and the choices you have associated with that data.
The purpose of the processing the data is to operate a website featuring information about my services as an illustrator and the presentation of my illustrations.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of this website or from its infrastructure (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.
Data Processor (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any person (other than an employee of the Data Controller) who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively (one.com is my domain provider, Squarespace my webpage provider, Campaign Monitor manages my Newsletter and Googl Analytics tell me where and when and from what pages and using what devices you, dear visitors, come to visit my page)
Data Subject: Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.
User: The User is the individual using this website. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.
So, now that we both know which words we use for what things, let me inform you:
Information Collection And Use
I collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve my Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using my website, I may ask you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and Usage Data
I use your Personal Data to write to you when you send me a message via my contact form and that information remains in my e-mail program.
I also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse my website.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this website.
Examples of Cookies I use:
- Session Cookies: I use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies: I use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies: I use Security Cookies for security purposes.
More about cookies: below under "Cookies Policy".
Use of Data
I use the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the website
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of the website when you choose to do so (comments and contact form)
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that I can improve my service and the way I display it
- To monitor the usage of my website
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Retention of Data
I will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the website, or I am legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, will be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Please note that your data, including Personal Data, is transferred to servers in:
- Denmark, headquarters of my domain provider one.com
- different countries, for my website provider Squarespace (they have hundreds of servers around the world to ensure quick load times
- different countries, because I use Google Analytics (they own and operate data centres around the world to keep their products running 24/7)
- Australia, if you are a subscriber of my newsletter, managed by Campaign Monitor
and will be processed there.
Disclosure Of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, I may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Legal Requirements: I may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Virginia Romo Illustration
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
I aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. Please contact me to make any changes.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data I hold about you and if you want it to be removed from my systems, please contact me.
In certain circumstances, you have the right:
- To access and receive a copy of the Personal Data I hold about you
- To rectify any Personal Data held about you that is inaccurate
- To request the deletion of Personal Data held about you
You have the right to data portability for the information you provide to Virginia Romo Illustration. You can request to obtain a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it.
Please note that I will ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
I employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate my Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on my behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist me in analysing how my Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on my behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
I use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of this website.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of my website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. The IP addresses that Google Analytics collects are anonymised, though, by removing their last numbers.
You can opt-out from Analytics tracking, for this site only, by clicking on this link. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
The provider of this website, Squarespace, tracks and reports website traffic. Squarespace uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of my website. Please read below, in my Cookies Policy, how to deactivate the cookies used to collect that data. More information: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/
Links To Other Sites
If you share my content via social media those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose. As is the case for all cookies, I cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies this website sets.
I don't use any third party to manage my social media contacts. If you contact me through any of those channels your data is not shared in any way and its usage is only affected by the terms and conditions of the social channel in question, to which you have agreed to.
Last updated: May 18, 2018
What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
- To enable certain functions of the Service
- To provide analytics
I use both session and persistent cookies on this website and I use different types of cookies to operate it:
- Essential cookies. I may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
- Analytics cookies. I may use analytics cookies to track information how the website is used so that I can make improvements. I may also use analytics cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the website to see how my users react to them.
I use third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the website.
Some of the cookies come with the design package of my website provider Squarespace. In addition I engage Google Analytics on this site. Both Squarespace and Google Analytics cookies are used to see from which referrals you came to this site, what pages on this website and for how long you are visiting, in which country you are, which kind of device and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit. I, Virginia Romo, am interested in the first kinds of information. I want to know if you are coming here from Pinterest or from my Instagram profile and which are the pages visited the most: fashion illustration, events... I am sure you can understand the reasons why I do so: I want to know what you, dear visitors, are interested in and adapt my offer and my promotion efforts accordingly.
But of course those third-party providers get more information (than what I need) from you. Such as (anonymised) IP address and other technical data I don't really understand. And they might use that information to improve their own services. If you have any concerns, I encourage you to visit their Privacy Policies:
- https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en & https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
What are your choices regarding cookies
- For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
- For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
Also see my text above regarding Google Analytics and its cookies and how to opt-out.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
Last updated: May 18, 2018
The information contained on https://www.virginiaromo.com website (the "Service") is for general information purposes only.
Virginia Romo Illustration assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on this website.
In no event shall Virginia Romo Illustration be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. Virginia Romo Illustration reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.
Virginia Romo Illustration does not warrant that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.
External links disclaimer
https://www.virginiaromo.com website may contains to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with Virginia Romo Illustration. Please note that Virginia Romo Illustration does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.
REFUSAL OF advertising mails
I herewith object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. I, Virginia Romo, as operator of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
Accountable for the content of this site:
Virginia Romo | Schönbühlstr. 13 | D-70188 Stuttgart | Germany
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