My Privacy Policy In Jargon-Free Words

To read the full privacy policy scroll further down. – Last updated (mm-dd-yyyy) : 05-18-2018

Who am I?

I’m Erik Brede, a photographer and digital artist, and the owner and operator of the website erikbrede.com and the company/brand Erik Brede Photography. This privacy policy is for the website erikbrede.com and company Erik Brede Photography and served by Erik Brede and governs the privacy of its users.

What information do I collect from you?

  1. Newsletter Subscribers
    If you subscribe to my site (erikbrede.com) to receive the my newsletter, I require just an email address and your name. I do not require other information. This has always been a double-opt-in process, where you sign up initially and I send an email to you to confirm that you do wish to sign up, in which there is a link to confirm this. If you leave a comment on this site, which may require your email address, that information is used only to give you my next newsletter.
  2. Customer who purchase my artwork
    If you purchase any of my artwork please see the section below called Payment Policy.

What do I do with your information?

  1. Newsletter subscribers
    I use your email address to email you my latest newsletter and special offers on artwork. I do not, and will not, share your email with anyone else. It is not used in any other way.
  2. Customers
    I use your email address to email you status updates on your order and other information regarding your purchase. I do not, and will not, share your email with anyone else. It is not used in any other way than mentioned above.
  3. All users
    Your email address is stored on secure servers, and these sites use high internet encryption (SSL) to protect you and your data.

How to unsubscribe

At the bottom of every newsletter you receive from me, there is an unsubscribe link. This will automatically unsubscribe you from all future communications. If you would like your information to be permanently deleted from this site, email me at [email protected] and I will remove your information within 24 hours. This is the official email address to Erik Brede Photography and it is where you may send any complaints.

How to delete your account

Please email me at [email protected] and I will delete your account within 24 hours.

The More Technical Version

The Website

This website and its owner take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all EU, Norwegian national laws and EU-GDPR and requirements for user privacy.

Payment Policy

This website does not accept any payments on site. PayPal and Stripe processes all of the payments. I do not receive any of your payment details. Once PayPal or Stripe confirms payment, the purchase is finalized and the order is processed. No payment information is stored on this site. To comply with EU VAT laws, I require your postcode and IP address. I also need your name, email address, phonenumber and shipping address, so I can send the artwork to you. The shipping company use your phone number to schedule delivering.
Details of your purchase, address, IP address, name and email are stored on erikbrede.com. For customers, your email is then used to create an account from which you can follow your order. Apart from this use of your email, your private information is not used in any way, and is not shared with any other entities or individuals.

Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owner use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. All new customers is automaticly opt-in to the companys newsletter.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with Norwegian Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU-GDPR you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owner may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with Norwegian Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owner participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owner through his social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://goo.gl/GfWNtJ).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owner. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.