Privacy Policy/GDPR

Welcome to Carol Bond Art. The website, Carol Bond Art, provides tutorials, prints and originals for purchase and resources for colored pencil artists. The protection of your privacy is important to Carol Bond Art. After reading this document, if you have further questions regarding the handling of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact the data protection officer.

Carol Bond Art's Privacy Policy explains how the site and the companies that are worked with collect, use, share and protect information related to the website, and your choices about the collection and use of your information. This policy applies to visitors, users, and others who access the website.

This privacy policy was published on April 26th, 2018. It will go into effect on May 23rd, 2018. The previous version of this policy can be found here
The updated policy has more details about the information that is collected and how it is used. The policy also explains your choices and the control you have over your personal data information.

Unless stated otherwise in the following sections, Carol Bond Art does not collect, process or use any personal data when people visit the pages on the website. Nevertheless, from the use of Google Analytics, certain technical information transmitted by your browser is obtained. This information is only used for statistical purposes.

Personal data

Personal data is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiably individual. This includes information such as your name, address, phone number, date of birth or email address.

Accepting the privacy policy

Carol Bond Art needs to process your personal information to run the business and provide you with its services. If you do not want your personal information collected or processed as described in this policy, you should take the safeguards outlined below, or not use these services. Carol Bond Art is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies or practices of any of the companies that are worked with.

Information collected or received

In providing services to you, your personal information is collected or received in a few different ways. You often choose what information to provide, but sometimes certain information is required for you to use and for Carol Bond Art to provide services.

In this section, you will find information on how your personal data might be collected and your choice to control how your data is collected.

Other Websites and services

Carol Bond Art is not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from its service, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our service to another website or service, Carol Bond Art's Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on the Carol Bond Art website, are subject to that third-party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that Carol Bond Art is not responsible and does not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them access to your User Content, you do so at your own risk.

Google Analytics and bitly

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google's Privacy Policy

You can prevent Google's collecition and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Bitly provides shortened URLs of websites. Bitly uses cookies to track the clicks on the shortened link. This information can include the IP address and general location of the of the device; the referring website or service; the time and date of the access; and sharing information of the link on third-party services such as Facebook and Twitter.

You can prevent Bitly's collection and use of data by using the 'opt-in/out' function located in the Bitly Privacy Policy.

Affiliate linking

This website uses affiliate linking to generate a small income based on products Carol Bond Art recommends. Affiliate links are clearly identified on the website. By clicking on an affiliate link, you are redirected to the merchant website and a non-identifiying third-party cookie tracks if a purchase is made. These links do not collect personal data, the only information received is used solely for tracking and commission payment purposes.

To avoid cookies from affiliate linking, do not click on the links.

Affiliates that Carol Bond Art has linked to:


Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser's cache and allow a website or a third-party to recognize your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are specific to a particular site visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don't have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically when you leave the site or close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site and allows Carol Bond Art to recognize you when you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cach or mobile device until you choose to delete them or typically delete themselves at expiration.
  • Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Carol Bond Art and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and sessions. They are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.

Cookies store data about your use, but are helpful because they allow the website to function and customize your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.

The following links have instructions on how to disable cookie tracking for your browser or device.

Social bookmarks

Carol Bond Art provides the opportunity to share content in social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+). They are included on the website as external to the corresponding service. After clicking on the graphic, you will be redirected to the website of the provider and only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider.

If you do not wish for social media platforms to receive any data, do not click on the graphic.

Find information on the use of your personal data by the social media platforms in their privacy policies.

Third-party vendors

Carol Bond Art utilizes third parties for the purpose of selling artwork prints and ACEOs. These third party vendors have their own privacy policies in place for the collection, use and storage of your personal data.

personal data provided directly to carol bond art

Personal data directly provided by you to the Carol Bond Art website is stored. This may include your name, address, country, phone number, and/or email. This occurs when you create an account for purchases made directly on the site, request free information, signup for the newsletter, or signup for workshops or classes with Carol Bond Art.

You have control over providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choices about how you are contacted by Carol Bond Art. You may also control certain types of communication from Carol Bond Art. Some messages are required, such as service-related or legal, and others are not, such as newsletters.

You can unsubscribe at any time from newsletters or marketing material through the opt-opt, or unsubscribe, link included in these messages.

Payments made directly to the Carol Bond Art website are made through PayPal. Any credit card or banking information is not shared with Carol Bond Art. PayPal Privacy Policy

Information uses, sharing & disclosure

When you access Carol Bond Art, your personal data is collected, used, and shared as described in this policy. Carol Bond Art depends on a number of legal bases to use your information in these ways:

  • When it is necessary to complete transactions made on the website.
  • When you have consented to the process, which you can revoke at any time.
  • When it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise or defend legal claims.
  • When it is necessary for the purposes of our or a third party's legitimate interests.

Consent is relied on to send marketing messages and thrid-party sharing related to advertising.

When your information is processed on the basis of legitimate interests, it is done so as follows:

Providing and improving our services

Your information may be used to improve and customize services, including sharing of your information for such purposes. It is also necessary to enable Carol Bond Art to pursue legitimate interests in understanding how the website is being used, and to explore and unlock ways to develop and grow the business. It is also necessary in improving the service, efficiency, and interest in the services for users and obtaining insights into usage patterns of services offered.

keeping Carol bond art's services safe & secure

Your information may be used for safety and security purposes, including shairng of your information for such pruposes. It is necessary to enable Carol Bond Art to pursue legitimate interests in ensuring the security of the website services, including protection against spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, crime, and other security risks.

Carol Bond Art respects your privacy. Carol Bond Art will not disclose your name, email address, address or phone to third parties without your consent.

Carol Bond Art uses your information to provide and improve the services and its products, for billing and payments, and identification and authentication.

Legal and safety

Carol Bond Art may also retain or release your personal information to a third-party in very limited circumstances: in response to lawful requests made by authorities; to protect, establish or exercise a legal right or defend against a legal claim; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when such disclosure is reasonably necessary to prevent financial loss, investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to property, or violations of Carol Bond Art's Term's of Use.

If Carol Bond Art receives a lawful, verified request for member's records in one of those limited circumstances, Carol Bond Art may disclose personal information, which may include, but not be limited to, a user's name, address, phone number, and email address.

Aggregated information

Carol Bond Art may share demographic information with business partners, but it will be aggregated and de-personalized, so that personal information is not revealed.

Third Parties

Third-parties may collect information about your use of the website. These sites may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third party site. Carol Bond Art chooses which third-parties are placed on the site, but these thrid-party technologies are subject to that third-party's privacy policy and links to these third parties are in this privacy policy.

Storage/processing of your personal information

Personal data that Carol Bond Art collects from you is transferred and stored in the United States. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storage and processing. Carol Bond Art will take all step reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


The security of your personal information is important to Carol Bond Art. Generally accepted standards are used to protect the personal information submitted to the site, both during transmission and after it is received. Your account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully and by keeping your password, computer and devices secure.

Carol Bond Art utilizes SSL encryption. It establishes an encrypted link between a web server and browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the two remains private.


Carol Bond Art will retain your information for only as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Carol Bond Art will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with legal obligations (applicable tax/revenue laws), resolve disputes, enforce user agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy. Carol Bond Art also retains log files for internal analysis purposes. These log files are generally retained for a brief amount of time, except in cases where they are used for site safety and security, improving site functionality, or when Carol Bond Art is legally required to retain them for longer periods of time.

Your rights

Some rights only apply in certain limited cases, depending on your location. If you would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your personal information, you can do so under your profile. You also have the right to request the deletion of your personal information and to obtain a copy of your personal information in an easily accessible format.

If we process your information based on legitimate interests as described above, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances by following the links provided. Where your data is used for direct marketing purposes, you can always object using the unsubscibe link in such communications.

privacy policy changes

Carol Bond Art reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Any pertinent changes to this privacy policy will be posted in your profile or an announcement will be sent to you in an email. Your continued use of the website following notification of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.


Carol Bond
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
United States of America
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