Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. The use of my internet pages is possible without entering any personal information. At Andrew Tong Art I have a few fundamental principles that I follow in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy policy:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products, or protect my rights.
  • I don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of my business (e.g. for income tax purposes).
  • I use third-parties to host and design my website content as well as my shop. Please consult their privacy policies for further information.

I operate two websites including andrewtongart.com and curiositiesbyandrewtong.com as well as several Social Media profiles. It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites and conducting business with you.

Website Visitors
My websites are designed using WordPress. You can view WordPress’ privacy policy here.

Hosting is provided by 1&1. More about 1&1’s privacy policy here.

My shops are set up using Tictail. Their privacy policy can be viewed here.

Like most website operators, these third parties and Andrew Tong Art collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Andrew Tong Art’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Andrew Tong Art’s visitors use its website.

WordPress also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. WordPress only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Andrew Tong Art’s websites may choose to interact with Andrew Tong Art in ways that require Andrew Tong Art to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Andrew Tong Art gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask interested buyers for further contact details, mailing address and billing information. Please consult Tictail’s privacy policy for purchases made directly through the shop.

In each case, Andrew Tong Art collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Andrew Tong Art. Andrew Tong Art does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. An visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Above mentioned third parties and Andrew Tong Art may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WordPress may monitor spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. WordPress may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Andrew Tong Art does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Andrew Tong Art discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Andrew Tong Art’s behalf or to provide services available at Andrew Tong Art’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Andrew Tong Art’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Andrew Tong Art will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Andrew Tong Art discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Andrew Tong Art believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Andrew Tong Art, third parties or the public at large.

With your explicit consent and if you have supplied your email address, Andrew Tong Art may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Andrew Tong Art and our products. We primarily use our various social media channels to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. You can withdraw your consent to receiving this kind of information at any time by contacting us via mail andrewtongart@gmail.com or other contact possibilities provided. Andrew Tong Art takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Third parties and Andrew Tong Art use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Andrew Tong Art’s website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using any websites, with the drawback that certain features of Andrew Tong Art’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

External Websites
This website contains links to External Sites. Andrew Tong Art has no control over the privacy practices of External Sites, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those External Sites. You should check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any of these External Sites.

Minors
Andrew Tong Art does not knowingly collect personal data from minors under the age of 18 through this website. If you are under 18, please do not give us any Personal Data. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their dependents’ Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing them never to provide Personal Data through any websites without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a minor has provided Personal Data to us, please contact us at andrewtongart@gmail.com.

Your rights
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that through the above mentioned third parties your information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Date retention
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Changes
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact us
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at andrewtongart@gmail.com or by mail.

Last update: May 24, 2018