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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 10 , 2023

Welcome to our website. At Ariel Arts, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your data. Please read this policy carefully to understand how your personal information is handled when you visit our website.


We use cookies to enhance your experience while browsing our site. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your web browser when you visit a website. They help us improve your experience by:

  • Authentication: Identifying you as you navigate our website.
    Personalization: Storing your preferences to tailor the website to your liking.
  • Security: Protecting user accounts and preventing fraudulent use of login credentials.
  • Analysis: Analyzing website usage to improve our services.

We also use Google Analytics, which utilizes cookies to gather data about website usage. To learn more about Google’s privacy practices, please visit Google’s Privacy Policy.

You can manage cookies in your web browser settings. However, note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our site.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address if you voluntarily provide it, such as when signing up for our newsletter or participating in promotions. Your email address will be used to send you relevant information about our website, products, or services. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the email.

We use Flodesk to process your data when you subscribe to our email list, ensuring that your information is held securely. You have full control over your subscription and can unsubscribe using the links provided in our newsletters.

Registration or Account Data

When you register on our site, we may collect information such as your name, screen name, and password. As you use our site, you may provide additional information voluntarily, such as comments. We may also gather data from other sources to create a comprehensive user profile for the purpose of enhancing your experience.

Transactional Data

We process transactional data related to purchases you make on our site. This includes contact details, payment information, and transaction details. Payment processing is handled by trusted payment service providers, PayPal and Stripe. For information about their privacy practices, please refer to Stripe’s Privacy Policy and PayPal’s Privacy Policy.

Additional Rights of EEA Residents

If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain rights, including the right to access your data, rectify inaccuracies, request data deletion, restrict further data processing, and lodge complaints with your supervisory authority. If you believe we mishandle your personal information, you can file a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority.

To exercise your rights or for any privacy-related inquiries, please contact:

Ariel Magidson, Data Protection
Ariel Arts
414 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event of a business sale, merger, insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, user information may be transferred as part of the assets involved in the transaction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. The most recent version will always be available on our website, with the “Effective Date” displayed at the top. We will notify you of material changes and provide you with the opportunity to consent to these changes. By using our site after the Effective Date, you are considered to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at

Data Collection Details

When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data you provide in the comments form, your IP address, and your browser user agent string for spam detection. An anonymized hash of your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to display your profile picture if you use it. For more information, visit Gravatar’s Privacy Policy.

When you upload images to the website, please avoid including location data (EXIF GPS) in your images to protect your privacy.

Contact Forms
When you use our contact form, you may interact with our chatbot, “Tido.” Tido collects the information you provide to facilitate efficient communication and respond to your inquiries. This data may include your name, email address, and the message or query you submit.

Additionally, we offer a contact email form that allows you to reach out to us directly. By submitting your information through this email form, you consent to be added to our marketing email list through Flodesk, an email marketing service. This enables us to provide you with updates, newsletters, and information about our products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.

Your information, whether collected by Tido or through the email form, is securely stored and used solely for the purpose of addressing your specific request, initiating project discussions, or sending you relevant marketing communications. We do not share this information with third parties unless necessary to fulfill your request or for marketing purposes, as described.
We appreciate your trust in our communication channels and are committed to protecting your privacy while ensuring your inquiries are handled efficiently and that you receive valuable information about our offerings. If you have any concerns about how we collect or use your data, or if you wish to unsubscribe from our marketing emails, please contact us using the information provided in this Privacy Policy.

If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience.

If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set 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 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, the login cookies will be removed.

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

Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. This content behaves the same way as if you visited the source website. These websites may collect data, use cookies, and monitor your interactions with embedded content, including tracking if you have an account and are logged in on that website.

We may share your data with analytics services to improve our site’s performance.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is done to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation.
For registered users, we retain your personal information as long as you have an active account. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information, except for their username. Website administrators can also access and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data, excluding data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be screened using automated spam detection services.

Additional Information

We would like to emphasize that your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This Privacy Policy is designed to provide transparency about how we handle your data and ensure that you are well-informed about your rights and our data practices. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your data and privacy, please feel free to reach out to us using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy. We are here to assist and address any inquiries you may have.

How We Protect Your Data

Safeguarding your personal information is our priority. We employ robust security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These measures include encryption, access controls, and routine security assessments.

Data Breach Procedures

In the unlikely event of a data breach or security incident, we have established procedures to promptly respond and mitigate any potential risks. Our team will investigate the breach, take corrective actions, and notify the affected parties as required by applicable data protection laws. We also maintain communication with relevant authorities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Third Parties We Receive Data From

We may receive data from third-party sources, such as business partners or advertisers, in order to enhance our services and provide you with a better user experience. This data is handled in compliance with our Privacy Policy and is only used for the intended purposes, which include offering tailored content, promotions, and personalized recommendations.

Automated Decision Making and Profiling

Our website may use automated decision-making processes, including user profiling and personalization algorithms, to improve your experience. These processes analyze your data and behavior to deliver customized content and recommendations. You have the option to opt out of such processes or modify your preferences. Please refer to our privacy settings or contact us if you wish to make changes or if you have any questions about these automated processes.

Please note that it is important to review this Privacy Policy regularly, as it may be updated to reflect changes in our practices or to comply with legal requirements. Your privacy and trust are paramount to us, and we are dedicated to maintaining a transparent and secure environment for your data.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically for updates. We appreciate your trust in us and are committed to safeguarding your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at