Privacy Policy:

Last updated on May 8, 2018.
By reading and using this website, you accept and agree with the following terms and info. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this website.
"Bethany Joy Art" provides the info on these pages as a service for informational purposes only. 
Some links on this site lead to websites controlled by other companies (ie. social media sites and newsletter host) over whom Bethany Joy Art has no control. Bethany Joy Art makes no warranty concerning the content or accuracy of third party information and expressly disclaims any liability therefore.
This site and all the information it contains, including, but not limited to blog posts, information, art/paintings, photos, videos, advice, how-tos, logos ("Protected Information") are the property of Bethany Joy Art. All rights reserved.
Information I collect when ordering through my shop:
To complete your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy and/or Squarespace to provide to me), such as your name, postal address, payment information, email address, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for example, a custom painting), if you contact me directly. 
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
  • when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
  • if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law.
Information about my customers and clients is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
  • Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
  • Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
  • Squarespace. If signing up for my newsletter emails or purchasing an item or course through my main website, I share information with my service provider to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under the Squarespace Policies.
  • Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Data Retention: I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for four years.
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
  • Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
  • Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
  • Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
  • Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Bethany Joy, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bethanyjoyart@gmail.com. 
Your privacy is important to me. I will not share the info you have provided me with (ie. name and email address for newsletter sign up, sales, or if you've asked to be contacted directly) and all info will be used solely for the stated purpose. My website contains links to other websites and Bethany Joy Art is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.