Your privacy is important to us

At CREATE Courageously, we aim for full transparency on how we gather, use and share your personal information. By accessing or using this website you are indicating that you accept and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not wish to be bound by this privacy policy, please do not access this website.

Who we are

We are a small, family owned business.  We are located in the United States and our customers are in the United States.  Our website address is: https://www.createcourageously.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The information we collect is used to communicate with you as needed, to process transactions, and to help make improvements to CREATE Courageously products and services. We do share your information with trusted third party services who assist us with: operating our website, communication with our customers and visitors, scheduling classes, managing inventory and processing payments. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. CREATE Courageously does not sell to or share your personal information with unrelated third parties.

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

We collect information through our contact forms in order to assist our customers schedule classes or art parties, so our customer may ask questions or request information, or to receive our monthly calendar.  Customers who sign up to receive our monthly calendar will have their information added into a MailChimp database and will be able to opt-out whenever they choose.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

In the future, we may choose to use Google Analytics services. Information about compliance with applicable data laws can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/

Who we share your data with

When you schedule a class or art party we share your data with Acuity Scheduling. We embed scheduling links from Acuity Scheduling so our customers may schedule and pay for their classes online. Acuity Scheduling handles the secure transaction for us. You may read about Acuity Scheduling's privacy policy here: https://acuityscheduling.com/privacy.php

We share form data with MailChimp, which is owned by The Rocket Science Group LLC. MailChimp helps us communicate with our customers by providing an e-mail service that meets all laws regarding subscription services. Customers have the ability to unsubscribe from e-mail services at any time. You may read about MailChimp's cookie policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/. You may read about MailChimp's Privacy Policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

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.

Your contact information

We ask for your contact information when you schedule classes or art parties. We also ask for your contact information when you place an order for a product that needs to be shipped or e-mailed to you.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements