Privacy Policy

Who we are

DarkStar Studio LLC ( https://darkstar-studio.com) is a privately owned/operated online artwork studio/community geared toward promoting and selling the artwork of yet to be discovered artists from all walks of life. Whether classically trained and educated, or self taught individuals or groups. We welcome all artists!

What we do with your personal data

Any and all personal data collected by DarkStar Studio LLC is for the express purpose of providing our customers a reliable, quick, and easy checkout experience. As well as access to post comments on our website. This information includes but is not limited to: name, address(shipping purposes), email, and/or phone number. DarkStar Studio LLC does not provide user/account holder information to any third party services. In simple terms, we DO NOT sell your personal info to ad agencies/telemarketing firms.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

All Information required by the contact form within https://darkstar-studio.com, is used for the sole purpose of quickly and efficiently replying to customer concerns or questions. No information from this form is shared or sold to a third party.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This data collected does not prompt our customers for ANY personal data or information. Analytics is simply used by DarkStar Studio LLC to track data such as but not limited to: Site traffic, average browsing time, and pages viewed.

Who we share your data with

As stated in a prior section, DarkStar Studio DOES NOT share our customers personal information, obtained on it’s site with ANY third party companies. The only exception to this is paypal.com, the company that services all our payment transactions. DarkStar Studio does not Collect payment information, such as but not limited to, credit card/debit card information. All the data required for purchasing artwork from us is collect at checkout and payment by paypal. Go to https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full to view Paypal’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. As previously stated, Paypal.com collects all data required for payment of a purchase on darkstar-studio.com. Refer to the “Who we share your data with” section of this privacy statement.

Your contact information

Your personal contact information is only collected and viewed by DarkStar Studio Administrators. This information is NOT shared with third party sites. Nor is it sold for ANY purpose, advertising or otherwise.

Additional information

DarkStar Studio is a Limited Liability Company, fully licensed and accredited within the state of West Virginia. We do offer sales and shipping outside of the state of West Virginia. All applicable municipal taxes will apply to all orders within West Virginia and any other U.S. State. Currently DarkStar Studio does not offer sales or shipping on any international level.

How we protect your data

Any data you provide to DarkStar Studio LLC is protected within it’s website, darkstar-studio.com, by an up to date SSL security encryption. As well as 24/7 virus, spam, and malware scanning and protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Currently, in the event of a data breach, any/all account holders will be immediately notified. All payments/orders will be placed on hold until such time as each transaction can be verified with each potential customer. Any orders/payments found to be fraudulent will be immediately refunded to the appropriate customers.

What third parties we receive data from

Currently DarkStar Studio LLC receives data from only one third party, Paypal.com. This data is used specifically for shipping and customer satisfaction purposes.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Currently DarkStar Studio LLC only uses automated processes for the posting of customer comments, and receiving customer orders after said orders are placed and paid for via Paypal.com

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