Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
Your security is our top priority. The personal information you enter into our checkout is protected using state of the art Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, this ensures that any information you submit will be encrypted. When you reach a page in our checkout which asks for personal information, you should see a picture of a padlock at the bottom of the page (depending on your browser). If you double click this padlock, you will see details of our latest SSL certificate, which is issued by a leading website certification agency.
CollectingArtShop.com has a strict policy not to sell or transfer any personal customer information including e-mail addresses and postal addresses to outside parties. The only exception is the information required by our Payment Service Provider (Paypal) to process your card transaction (see below for more details).
Payment Card Safety
Your payment card information is handled using the utmost security by our online payment provider Paypal (one of the largest online payment providers in the world). Once you have completed your transaction, CollectingArtShop.com does not hold any of your card information. Paypal will also not use any of the information you have supplied for any purpose other than to complete your card transaction.
You do not need to hold or set up a Paypal account to use our site, simply enter your card details at the checkout.
CollectingArtShop.com is committed to protecting your privacy. Any personal information we collect is held in our secure database and is strictly for internal use only, to help provide a more personalised experience of our website, to send you your purchases and to inform you of our latest offers and promotions.
You have the right to refuse any further communication, both when you order, and each time we might contact you in future. Just let us know.
You have the right to request your personal information be deleted from our records, again just contact us via the website.
Why collect personal information at all?
The personal information we hold on customers is used only to send the items they buy on the website.
We collect email addresses for updates on new products via a separate opt in list. You do not have to supply any personal information for this email list.
If you want removed from our email list, every email has an unsubscribe link at the bottom. Click this and you will never hear from us again. Or contact us via our website.
What information do we collect?
When you order or register with CollectingArtShop.com we will ask for your email address, full name and home address.
As you use the site, our database records your preferences – the type of artists and exhibitions you show an interest in. This information is then combined with all other users to improve everyone’s experience.
A cookie is a special file that a website puts on your computer so that it can remember something about your preferences at a later date. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser to prevent this. However this can affect your ability to use certain websites effectively.
Shopify secure server software protects you while you shop at CollectingArtShop.com, so that you never have to worry about credit card safety.
While we like to alert customers to items related to their interests and preferences in art, there is no obligation to buy anything and this feature is provided free of charge.
Occasionally you might receive e-mails from CollectingArtShop.com detailing the latest news from the artworld, exclusive special offers and new features available on the site. Every email we send will allow you to unsubscribe.