Updated June 15 2022
Who we are
Our website address is: https://artofshadows.com
When registering for an account your identifiable data may be checked using api’s, scripts, or various other online tools. Each time a member visits the ‘My Content’ page some user connection info is saved if it’s different than a previous visit.
When visitors send Kontakt messages identifiable data is sent to the webmaster and the website’s storage system. This includes ip, device, location, user agent, and other relevant data for administrative purposes in the future.
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.
When viewing photo or video content on this website a hashed text string is watermarked in multiple random x y locations using the contents width height parameters in a very small font with low opacity. This hash id identifies the order info to the webmaster should we see member only content shared online.
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.
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.
When using the payment system a flag may be made to block that payment method or user info if it has had multiple processing issues or possibility of fraud. A secure entry applet is created by the payment processor Stripe and pertinent details are only stored on their website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment or send a kontakt message, the data 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, 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 and email). 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.
This website makes use of encrypted security certificates aka ssl, this better secures all traffic here on the site. Furthermore the site forces ssl on all pages here and not just login or checkout pages. This does not prevent your isp or network admin from seeing what you view while online, a Vpn + Tor is recommended for increased privacy.