Privacy Policy and TERMS OF USE

This privacy policy is for the website which is owned and run by Stéphanie Kilgast.
I am committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I work from my home in Vannes, France, but my sales are worldwide. I do not distribute or share any personal information from viewers and customers of my websites unless it is mandated by legal process. For my online business to work and as a blogging platform, I use a wordpress based website. For orders processed through my website, I use paypal and stripe. For my newsletter, I use Mailchimp.
Each of these parties strive to be compliant with privacy laws including the GDPR.

In this notice, you can read about the information that I, WordPress, Paypal, Stripe and Mailchimp collect from you and how it is used. This data collection is primarily automatic and for analytic purposes such as compiling statistics about what page is most popular, how users find each page, where globally most users are represented and what links get clicked.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me.

1. WordPress & Blog

  • 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  • Contact forms

Your name and e-mail address is collected and used to answer you.

  • 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.

  • 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 

This website does NOT use google analytics nor any other analytics device.

  • How long your data is retained

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.
We retain your Personal Data for the minimum amount of time necessary to provide you with the information and / or services that you requested from us. We may include certain Personal Data for longer periods of time if necessary for legal, contractual and accounting obligations.
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 wordpress sends your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

2. Mailchimp

My notification list is used for providing consenting subscribers with information about my artwork, classes and exhibitions.  This list is administered through Mailchimp.  Users will only be subscribed to this mailing list by providing consent in the form of voluntarily submitting their email through the opt in box on the website and mobile sites.
I will never add you to this list based on unrelated emails, past purchases or other forms of participation with my business, this list is intended for voluntary consenting opt-in only.
Once subscribed Mailchimp will store some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails I send you, on a Mailchimp server. Neither I nor Mailchimp will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to my lists, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list. You are always free to unsubscribe from the notification list, a unsubscribe option will be available at the bottom of every email.  Once unsubscribed you will no longer receive future messages and your email address will be deleted.

Read more about Mailchimp and privacy at

3. Stripe & Paypal

When you make payments or conduct transactions through this website, and unless you choose the bank transfer (only available in the European Union) Stripe or Paypal will receive your transaction information. The information that Stripe or Paypal collects will include payment method information (such as credit or debit card number, or bank account information), purchase amount, date of purchase, and payment method. Different payment methods may require the collection of different categories of information. The payment method information that Stripe or Paypal collects will depend upon the payment method that you choose. Stripe or Paypal will send me your billing and shipping information pertaining to each order so I can complete and ship your purchase, however payment information, such as credit card numbers are not shared.

Read more about Stripe and privacy at

Read more about Paypal and privacy at

4. Data Security

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data you provide to us from misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access. We only share your Personal Data with trusted third parties who use the same level of care in processing your Personal Data. That being said, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.

5. Children’s privacy

Per this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, users certify that they are at least 13 years of age. I never collect or store information of anyone I know to be under 13, and content is created for an adult audience.

6. Changes to this policy

I reserve the right to change this policy at any time. You are responsible for checking this page for changes. Your use of and continued subscription to my mailing list constitutes agreement to this privacy policy.

Thank you,

Stéphanie Kilgast