Privacy Policy

Legal stuff about cookies and privacy.

クッキーやプライバシーに関する法律的なこと。(英文のみ)

The Pursuit of Happiness

Who We Are

We are Ninjin Art and our website address is: https://www.ninjinart.com. The purpose of this website is purely to showcase, promote and where applicable offer for suitable compensation and reward the creative output, skills, capabilities and services of the owner of this website. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all our visitors and have no interest in or desire to personally track or profile any of our visitors for any reason whatsoever.

About This Privacy Notice

This privacy notice, which discloses the privacy policy and privacy practices for https://www.ninjinart.com, applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

1) What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared;
2) What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data;
3) The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; and
4) How you can correct any inaccuracies in that information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected by us on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

If you choose to contact us, we may use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organisation other than as necessary to fulfil your request or comply with applicable laws.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about things we think may be of interest to you, including new artwork, videos, postings, products and services; changes to this privacy policy; and/or to meet any obligations we may have under law.

Newsletter, Comments and Contact

Please note: While we would like you to sign up to our email newsletter, we do not otherwise actively seek any personal or personally-identifiable information from you. Similarly, we do not actively seek any comments or other contact from you. Any such information will have to be voluntarily supplied by you to us by YOUR choosing NOT ours.

Newsletter

We would like to keep you informed of the latest developments regarding our website, such as those pertaining to, for instance, new posts, videos, animations, products, services and changes to this privacy policy. To do this, we offer an email newsletter service. Subscription to this newsletter service is free of charge and completely voluntary.

Moreover, all we seek is your voluntarily-submitted email address in order to send you the newsletter. No other information (including a person's actual name) is required or, indeed, is of interest to us. Furthermore, we have no intention of using any supplied email address information for any purposes other than the simple provision of the said email-based newsletter service.

In order to subscribe to the newsletter, you are first required to actively consent to providing us with your email address by checking a checkbox declaring your consent. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link in the footer section of the newsletter email.

The newsletter is operated, managed and facilitated via Mailchimp. When signing up to the newsletter service, it is clearly stated that by subscribing the individual acknowledges that their information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. You can learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/.

We do not like spam and will not sell, give or otherwise pass on any submitted email addresses to anyone or anything except to meet any obligations we may have under law.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this website 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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

If you choose to contact us, you will first have to explicitly consent to having this website store your submitted information (including your submitted name, email address and message) so we can respond to your approach should we choose to do so. This explicit consent will be achieved through the use of a checkbox you must check on our contact page.

Cookies

Like most if not all modern websites, we use 'cookies' on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored in a text file on a site visitor's hard drive/computer/device to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to analyse visitor traffic and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Moreover, some cookies are essential for the proper functioning of websites, including this one.

Cookies are widely used across the internet to 'remember' website visitors and their preferences, either for a single visit (through a 'session cookie') or for multiple repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as 'first-party cookies') or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ('third-party cookies'). Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Cookies You May Encounter Here

This website is powered by WordPress/Jetpack. We also use a number of Google services, including Google Fonts, as well as various third-party plugins. Importantly, any cookies you may encounter as a result of visiting this website will have been designed, developed, written and set by either WordPress, Jetpack, Google, a third-party plugin or, in some cases, a third-party website from which we have embedded material, most likely video (see Links and Embedded Material below).

As of April 14, 2022, we no longer use Google Analytics. Instead, we now use Clicky to log and analyse the traffic to our website. Moreover, we use Clicky's default visitor privacy settings, meaning that, as far as we understand, no tracking cookies are used by Clicky to log and analyse traffic. You may review Clicky's privacy and cookie policy at http://clicky.com/terms/privacy.

Please note: We have not had nor sought any input in the design, development or writing of any cookies used on or associated with this website; would much rather not use any if that were reasonably possible; and, with the exception of some anonymised data used for purely analytical purposes, do not knowingly receive any information from them.

For more information on the cookies set by WordPress, Jetpack and Google, please click the following links:

WordPress: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies and https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/cookies
Jetpack: https://automattic.com/cookies
Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en

Longevity of Cookies

In terms of longevity, there are two types of cookies you may encounter by accessing this website, viz session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that only exist during the period you access this website and are used to avoid the need for you to re-enter information.

Persistent cookies, meanwhile, remain on your hard drive/computer/device after you have visited this website and are intended to help things like Google Analytics (which we no longer use) identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number) while also remembering preferences on your return to again avoid having to re-enter information. The length of time a cookie will remain on your hard drive/computer/device depends on the type of cookie in question and their purpose as envisioned by the person or persons that designed/developed/wrote them.

Controlling Cookies

If you wish to restrict, block or prevent the use of cookies, then most browsers will provide ways for you to do just that, including controlling the length of time they are stored on your hard drive/computer/device. If your browser does not offer this control via built-in functionality then it may be possible to achieve it through the use of third-party add-ons/extensions/plugins.

Please note: If you do choose to disable cookies, some of the features of this website may not function correctly.

We here at Ninjin Art also recommend going into your browser settings and, where possible, preventing websites from setting third-party cookies. We also recommend activating the 'Do Not Track' option if available. You may also want to (automatically) clear/delete all your cookies (including Flash cookies) on closing your browser. Furthermore, you may also want to customise your browser using, where/if possible, the following add-ons/extensions/plugins to limit/control the ability of cookies and ergo websites to track you:

Privacy Badger: https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
Ghostery: https://www.ghostery.com
BetterPrivacy: https://betterprivacy.en.softonic.com
Avira Browser Safety (Mac): https://www.avira.com/en/avira-browser-safety

More information on managing and deleting cookies can be found here: https://aboutcookies.org

Links and Embedded Material

This website contains links to other sites. Please note: This does not constitute endorsement of any such other sites. Please also be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Similarly, this website may also include material (such as videos) embedded from other websites that may set additional cookies on your device or seek to track you in other ways. Again, this does not constitute endorsement of any such other sites and/or their content. Similarly, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites and have no access to or control over any cookies they may set or information they may gather.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can also do the following at any time by contacting us via our contact page:

1) See what data we have about you, if any;
2) Change/correct any data we have about you;
3) Have us delete any data we have about you; and/or
4) Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Information Storage and Security

We may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Please be aware that data collected from you may also be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data/information to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and/or processing.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via this website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for 'https' at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via our contact page.

Summary

  • We take your privacy seriously and have no interest in tracking you or otherwise harvesting data from you for any purposes whatsoever.
  • Any cookies you encounter on this website have not been developed or designed by us but by third-parties, primarily WordPress, Jetpack and Google; if these cookies collect any data from you it will be anonymised and not personally identifiable.
  • The only personally identifiable information we may gather from you will arise should you voluntarily choose to contact us, comment on this website or supply us with an email address that itself contains personally identifiable information within in (most likely in the form of realname@realemployer.whatever).
  • We will endeavour to keep any data we have regarding you safe and secure.
  • You may contact us if you have any privacy concerns regarding your use of this website.

Consent

By using this website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to our Terms and Conditions.

This Privacy Policy was last updated: April 14, 2022.

See also our Disclaimer here.

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