The Downeast Watercolors website and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by Beth Whitney and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
The artist retains the copyright for all works of art, and this is not transferred at the point of sale. Physical paintings and prints, and images from this website may not be copied/scanned, printed, or reproduced in any way. For example, when you buy a painting, you may not photograph or scan it to make prints or cards. However, I may be able to do this for you upon request.
Logos, styling, text, and site design are all part of the Downeast Watercolors brand. Please do not copy the content without my permission.
Social Media Sharing
I'm glad to have you share images for this site on blogs, websites, or social media. Please include my name, "Beth Whitney," and link back to this website.
This website and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.
Notification of Change
I reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at beth[at]downeastwatercolors.com.
Updated September 13, 2018
1. Information I Collect
1.1 Customer data
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information, such as your name, email address, postal address, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (e.g., why you are purchasing a particular painting, the identity of the recipient, etc.).
1.2 Payment information
Electronic payments are handled through PayPal.com, and I do not have access to this information at all.
1.3 Website visitor tracking
Like most websites, this website uses Google Analytics. This tool collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use this information to better understand how visitors find the site and how they interact with it. I can use this to make adjustments to my website, to deliver a better user experience. None of this data is personally identifiable, but you can opt out of this tracking at any time via your own browser settings. See below about cookies.
2. How I Use the Information
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
2.1 Internal record keeping
2.2 Fulfilling orders
I provide the USPS or other third party delivery companies with your name and delivery address in order to ship your order.
2.3 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; and (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues.
3. Data Retention
A cookie is a piece of code that allows the web server to identify and track activity of the web browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently. By default, your web browser will accept Cookies, but you can block them in your browser’s Preferences settings.
This site uses Google Analytics, which provides me with information about how visitors use the site and ways that I can improve their experience. These cookies may track things such as how long visitors spend on the site and the pages that they visit so I can continue to produce engaging content, but all of this information is anonymous. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
For further details please consult the help menu in your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org
5. Third Party Links
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Though I have these procedures in place, I can’t be held responsible for any intercepted information shared through my site without our knowledge or permission.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Beth Whitney, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me directly by emailing beth(at)downeastwatercolors(dot)com.
Updated September 13, 2018