Privacy Policy

Here at Zirkus Design, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In particular, we want you to know that Zirkus Design is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. Our business is art, design, and making things for a beautiful life, not selling your information.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, and the conditions under which we may disclose it to others.

We may change this policy from time to time, so please check our Privacy Policy page each time you use our website to ensure you’re notified of any changes or updates. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to ZirkusDesign@gmail.com.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://zirkusdesign.com. Zirkus Design is a website, blog, and portfolio of design work with links to online shops where clients and customers can purchase our work. We also offer custom art and design services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The personal information we collect might include your name, email address, IP address, profile photo, preference or interest data, information regarding what pages are accessed and when, and any other information you choose to provide.

We collect information you provide directly to us such as when you subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in a survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.

We may also indirectly or automatically collect information about you when you access our website including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to our website.

This collection helps us optimize the user experience for you, our valued visitors and clients.

We only collect your data when you give your consent. You have the right to revoke this consent at any time.

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

At this time, we do not use Contact Forms. If you wish to contact us, please do so via email at ZirkusDesign@gmail.com.

Mailing Lists

As a convenience to our clients and visitors, we offer email updates via HelloBar which appears at the top of the website when you visit. You as a user have the option to enter your email address to receive blog and website updates. Your email address is collected only if you provide it, and you have the option to unsubscribe from email updates. For HelloBar’s Privacy Policy, click here.

Cookies

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 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.

Some cookies collect information about browsing behavior when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.  Zirkus Design can use cookies to monitor your browsing behavior. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website.  Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website.  They are also used to tailor the blog posts, products, and services offered and advertised to you.

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

We use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, what time(s) visitors access the site, and the geographical area(s) where visitors are located. This information is processed in a general way. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Who we share your data with

We may share information about you in the following ways:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work or perform services on our behalf
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process
  • To protect the rights, property and safety of our company or others
  • With your consent or at your direction.

Also, when you participate in the interactive areas of the website, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your username or name, profile photo, comments and other information you choose to provide.

We do not sell, rent, or trade your information.

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.

If you have contacted us via email, your email is stored in our email service. When you email us directly, your email address is only used to reply to you. By emailing us to say hello or ask a question, you are not opting in to any newsletter service. If you would like to receive email notifications of new blog posts or website updates, you will need to opt into this separately.

Contact information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Chamisa at Zirkus Design by emailing ZirkusDesign@gmail.com.

Additional information

We may change this policy from time to time, so please check our Privacy Policy page from time to time to ensure you’re notified of any changes or updates. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you access our website or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our
information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.

This privacy policy was last updated on June 4, 2018.