At Portside Studio & Gallery, safeguarding your privacy is paramount. We adhere to stringent practices to ensure the protection of your personal information. Any information collected through our online platforms becomes our sole possession, and we are committed to not selling, sharing, or leasing this data in ways other than those explicitly mentioned in this statement.
Automated Information Collection
Portside Studio & Gallery collects general information about visits to our online services that does not include personal information. This data is utilized to refine and enhance our online offerings. It aids in summary reporting, enabling us to better serve our visitors and address performance or problem areas.
Information from Emails and Web Forms
Information submitted via email or web forms is used to respond to requests. Data received through online forms is stored to improve the provision of requested information and track future correspondence. Confidential information is collected securely, but it’s essential to note that email communication is not entirely secure.
Online Payment Forms
Our online payment forms for tuition and services use secure web servers and a third-party vendor to process credit card transactions. Portside Studio & Gallery does not collect or store credit card numbers. Other transaction information is stored to track completed transactions and initiate necessary correspondence.
Use of Information
Portside Studio & Gallery does not provide, sell, or share personal information with non-affiliated third parties for independent use. Information is shared when authorized by users, for requested transactions, or when required or permitted by law. Aggregate, non-personally identifiable information may be shared with other entities.
Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers
Cookies, small data files about website visits, are used for analysis but do not store personally identifiable information. First-party and third-party cookies are employed. Anonymous identifiers serve the same purpose as cookies on platforms where cookie technology is unavailable. Users can configure their browsers to reject cookies, but this may affect website functionality.
Use of Third-Party Services
Portside Studio & Gallery utilizes Google Analytics for website analysis, including Demographics and Interest Reporting. This data is employed for remarketing and optimizing advertisements based on users’ past visits.
We take reasonable precautions to secure personal information disclosed through online forms. While we release information only to parties sharing our privacy commitment, we are not responsible for security breaches or the actions of third parties.
Portside Studio & Gallery websites may contain links to external sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policies of each site collecting personally identifiable information.
Obtaining Your Consent
By using Portside Studio & Gallery websites, you grant permission for data collection and consent for personalization based on the information provided. We may occasionally update this policy, and we recommend checking for changes periodically.
Your privacy is of utmost importance to us at Portside Studio & Gallery, and we strive to maintain transparency and security in handling your information.