Effective Date:  May 24, 2018
Notice Version: 1.0

This is the Privacy Notice for the websites achristouart.com and luminousages.com as run by A Christou Design Pty Ltd. It states what Personal Data (PD) and Non-personal Data (NPD) the website might collect, how we collect it, how we store it, how we might share it and how you can affect these things.

When you submit Personal Data you may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws. Depending on the reason for processing your personal data, you may have some or all of the following rights:

The right to be informed
You have the right to be informed of what data is being collected and how we process it.

The right to rectification
You have the right to alter or correct Personal Data that has been provided by you to us.

The right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
You have the right to request that we completely remove or delete any of your Personal Data if there is no compelling reason for us to keep it.

The right to restrict processing
You have the right to block or restrict the processing of your Personal Data. In this case we can still store your Personal Data but not further process it.

The right to data portability
You have the right to request any of your Personal Data that we are storing be provided to you. In this case send a request to anthony@achristouart.com

The right to object
You have the right to object to us processing your personal data for the following reasons:

  1. Processing was based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling);
  2. Direct marketing (including profiling); and
  3. Processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
  4. Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.

Topics Covered in this Privacy Notice:

  1. Information We Collect
  2. Our Use of Cookies
  3. How Your Information Is Used
  4. Retaining and Destroying Your PD 
  5. Updating Your PD
  6. Links to Other Websites
  7. Protecting Children’s Privacy
  8. Our Email Policy
  9. Our Security Policy
  10. Use of Your Credit Card
  11. Transferring PD from the European Union
  12. Changes to Our Privacy Notice
  13. Questions about Our Privacy Notice
  14. GST - Australian Goods and Services Tax

1. Information We Collect

Generally the only times we collect Personal Data is when you sign up to our Newsletter (Given name and email address) or when you make a purchase from our store (Full name, email address, mailing address and credit card details). We assume in both these cases of consent given. We do also use Google Analytics and trust that they have responsible Data facilities.

Providing us with Personal Data can give you access to these services: Newsletter and Purchases from the store however it is not required to use our website.

We Collect PD in the following ways:

Using Google Analytics we automatically gather data from your browser or mobile device including: the website you came from, if any, and the website you go to, if any. Your Internet Provider, your internet service provider, your web browser and/or mobile device, your computer operating service and data relating to your browsing of the website. We use this data to analyse trends among our users to improve our services and website. 

For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

When Entering and use our Website:
When entering and using our website, if you agree to use cookies these may collect some PD.

When you submit on Online Form:
If you submit an online form giving us your Given Name and Email Address for the purpose of receiving emailed newsletters. This information will be used by us to send you emails about news and offers. We use the provider Convertkit to send newsletters.

When Buying Products or Services:
When you make a purchase from our store you are providing information to SquareSpace to process the order. This will include your Full name, Credit Card details and mailing address.

2. Our Use of Cookies

All cookies we use are those that are provided by SquareSpace. For more about SquareSpace Cookie please read this article: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001264507

3. How Your Information Is Used

Your information will be used to process purchases made from our store. Or to send you emailed newsletters using Convertkit.com. These emails will normally be 2-4 a month with more occurring during special events such as Kickstarters. We may also send you emails about special offers that we feel will appeal to you.

These emails will be sent to the Name and email address provided by you. You can change your contact details by emailing us at anthony@achristouart.com

We will never send your Personal Data to third-parties for marketing purposes. We might provide NPD for data aggregation purposes and provide your PD to third-parties service providers that may include but are not limited to: payment processors, website hosting companies, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies.

We may be legally required to disclose your PD if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users or members; or (d) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.

If our business is sold or merges with another business we retain the right to share your PD. If such a situation occurs a notice will be made via email to those who are signed up for our newsletter. If there are any changes made to the privacy notice this will also be informed by email. You will retain the right to request your PD be restricted or forgotten. 

4. Retaining and Destroying Your PD

We retain your PD only for as long as it is needed for legal, business or tax reasons. It may be retained in digital or physical forms. These will be destroyed when no longer needed.

5. Updating Your PD

If you need to update your PD contact us at anthony@achristouart.com

6. Links to Other Websites

We may link to other websites. These websites are outside our control and are not subject to our privacy notice. They will likely have their own Privacy Notice. We provide these links for your convenience and by using them you acknowledge that your use and access of the linked websites is solely at your own risk. 

7. Protecting Children’s Privacy

Although our website is not aimed at children under 16 we realize that children under 16 might access our website and provide PD. We do not knowingly collect PD from children under 16 and will remove it as quickly as possible when contacted by a guardian. We might require evidence of identity to prevent the malicious removal of data. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have a liability to do so.

8. Our Email Policy

You can always opt out of email correspondence. We will not sell, trade or share your email address with an unaffiliated party without your permission. Unless our business is merged, sold or we go bankrupt. 

9. Our Security Policy

We use the industry level security services provided by SquareSpace and Convertkit to protect your PD. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee against the loss or misuse of PD due to the nature of the internet. 

 10. Use of Your Credit Card

You may have to provide a credit card to purchase products and services from our website. We use third party billing services through the SquareSpace services and have no control over these services. However we do our best to ensure that the third-party services we use meet industry standards of security to best protect your PD.

11. Transferring PD from the European Union

The PD that you provide may be stored in countries outside the EU. Including the United States and Australia. For users without the European Union with your consent your PD may be transferred to countries outside the EU to United States and Australia to allow to for the provision of products and services. We will take steps to try and protect your PD and will act in accordance to this Privacy Notice. By using our website, products or services you agree to the transference of your PD in the manner referenced in this Privacy Notice. 

12. Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Notice at any time. If we make any changes to our Privacy Notice these changes will be published on our website so that users can always view it. If major changes are made we will also inform those of our users who have consented to email correspondence via email. In all cases, your continued use of our website, products and services after changes have been published will be considered as consent. 

13. Questions about Our Privacy Notice

If you have any questions about our privacy notice, please contact us via the email address: anthony@achristouart.com

This website is hosted by Squarespace and its use is subject to Squarespace's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

14. GST - Australian Goods and Services Tax

As an Australian Based company we charge GST (Goods and Services Tax) on all products. All prices for products and services include GST.