The Art of Miniatures School

Hobbyists, Collectors, Artisans & Artists

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: Jan 1, 2024
Last Updated: Jan 1, 2024

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what we do with your personal data within the scope of providing the services offered in the website www.theartofminiatures.com (the “Platform”), such as the sale and subscription to courses, creating your profile at theartorminiatures.com, the ability to offer and apply for employment, communications, etc. (the “Services”). We also explain our policy in terms of data we may collect when you visit the Platform.

Pursuant to applicable data protection laws, bear in mind that:

The way your data is processed and the current Privacy Policy shall be governed by the General Data Protection Regulation or Regulation [UE] 2016/679(“GDPR”).

The company responsible for personal data is The Art of Miniatures School (“We” or “Data Controller”). To contact the representative from the Data Controller, you may send an email to: info@theartofminiatures.com 

If information indicated as required is not provided, we might be unable to process your user registration or the use of certain Services available in the Platform.

In order to register and navigate the Platform, you need to be older than 16. The Art of Miniatures School may use your personal information to verify your age and ensure the enforcement of this restriction.

2. Legal basis for processing the personal data

Collection and processing of your personal data is based primarily in the contractual and/or non-contractual relationship you have with us.

When we send you newsletters and Services or when we use the email you have provided us to contact you individually or to recognize you when you return to visit our website, we are doing so under the informed consent.

How we process the information collected by our cookies is based in the informed consent you provide, pursuant to current legislation.

3. Personal information we collect

In order to register in the Platform and identify yourself, we will request your email and date of birth.

To create your profile in the Platform you may include personal information such as your country or city of residence, a photograph, first and last names, education, work experience, and any other additional information you might want to share in your profile. The profile information helps you make the most out of our Services or projects you might be interested in.

To buy or subscribe to our courses, we will request your credit card or debit information with PayPal or Stripe. If you are paying with PayPal, we will request the email associated to it. If you are paying with PayU, we will redirect you to that payment platform. If you request an invoice, we will request your invoicing data, if needed.

When you visit or use our Services, We register data such as frequency of use, date and time Services were accessed, when you see or click a specific content, your course preferences, projects you are sharing or content you publish. We use information when you log in, when you read our emails, and Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and register your use in the Platform.

We do not make decisions based on profiles, beyond personalization of advertisement and for the purpose of the legitimate prevention of Internet fraud.

We obtain information through other platforms, for example, when you register via Facebook or similar technologies. This might include personal texts or images available in an external website.

4. Purpose of the processing

The Art of Miniatures School, as the Data Controller, will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. Manage your registration as Platform user, to identify you and give you access to Services available for registered Platform users.
  2. The development, compliance and execution of the contract for the provision of services such as the sale of or subscription to The Art of Miniatures School courses or any other contract We might have through the Platform. You will need to keep in mind that:You expressly authorize us to process the data indicated as required for activation and payment processing. The consent for the activation of this feature allows your data to autofill in future purchases. The data enter will be assumed valid and current in future purchases. You will be able to modify or delete your credit cards or PayPal account at any time through the payment method in the purchase form or through the payment method setting in your The Art of Miniatures School account/dashboard. Remember, the safety of the Platform also depends on the correct use and storage of confidential passwords.
  3. Recommending jobs if any that match your profile.
  4. Contacting you through email regarding updates or information related to features, products or services contracted, including Platform security updates, as long as they are needed or reasonable.
  5. Respond to any request or inquiry you make through the customer service channels available at our Platform.
  6. We also use your information to generate aggregated non-identifying data. For instance, generate statistics regarding our users, their jobs or areas of expertise, number of impressions or clicks in a specific course or project or visitor demographics.
  7. When you leave comments on the site 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 anonymized 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.
  8. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

5. Options

The provision of The Art of Miniatures School’s Service might entail the use of your personal data, with your express consent, to make available to you personalized advertisement related to our products and services, through emails or other electronic communication means from us or third party collaborators. With the goal of improving our services, please know that personal information regarding your purchases, interests and preferences might be used by The Art of Miniatures School for the purpose of analysis, user profiling, marketing studies, quality surveys, and improving interaction with our clients.

If you do not want to receive certain type of email communications you will be able to cancel your notifications by following the instructions in each notice you receive.

6. Data retention period

We will retain your personal data for as long as we have a valid contractual relationship, and after that, for the period determined by any obligations arisen from the treatment of the data or as established by law.

7. Data Recipients

To comply with the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, it might be necessary to report or release your personal data to third parties for the following reasons:

  • Business Transfers: in connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merge or sale, or any other transfer of assets, including personal, provided that the receiving party accepts to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • Service Providers: in order to provide services in our name or to help us provide our services. For example, we contract service providers to render marketing, shipping purposes, advertising, communication, infrastructure and IT services, to customize and improve our service, to process credit card transactions or other methods of payment, provide customer service, collect debts, analyse and improve data (such as data regarding user interaction with our services), and process and manage satisfaction surveys. For efficiency purposes, these partners and providers may be based in the US or other countries or territories outside of the European Economic Area, and might not provide a data protection level comparable to that of your country, or the European Union’s.

When you accept this Privacy Policy, you are specifically authorizing us to process and report your personal data to the partners mentioned and/or release your personal data to the service providers as processors located outside of the European Economic Area for the purposes described herein and to provide you complete service. When we release personal information when exchanging data with countries outside the European Economic Area and other areas with data protection laws, we will ensure the information is being transferred in compliance with this Privacy Policy and pursuant to current data protection laws.

8. Data Protection Rights

As Data Controller, we are committed to respecting the confidential nature of your personal data and guaranteeing the full exercise of these rights. At all times, you will have the following rights:

  1. Right to access. You have the right to confirm whether we are processing your personal data and, if we are, you have the right to obtain a copy of such data and information regarding the processing.
  2. Right to amend. You have the right to correct errors, modify incomplete or wrong data and guarantee the authenticity of the information that is being processed.
  3. Right to delete. You have the right to request the deletion of your data without undue delay, if it were being processed wrongfully or if the end to which it was processed or collected has ceased to exist.
  4. Right to limitation of processing. You have the right to request that the suspension of the processing of your information if it is illegal or the accuracy of the data has been contested.
  5. Right to oppose. You have the right to oppose to the processing of your data when it has been used for purposes of direct marketing or when the processing must be terminated due to a personal situation, except when there is legitimate interest or it is necessary for the exercise or defense of claims.
  6. Right not to be subjected to personalized decisions. You have the right of not being subjected to a decision based solely on the automatic processing of your data, including profiling, with binding legal effects or which affects you, except when necessary for the execution of an agreement, as permitted by the law or if you have expressly authorized it.

In order to exercise these rights, please send an email to: info@theartofminiatures.com indicating your (i) identity, by sharing your full name and email address used to register or make a purchase at The Art of Miniatures School, an ID to establish your identity, and (ii) the right or rights you’re exercising.

You may also visit the agency overseeing the protection of data in your country to file a claim or request the protection of your rights, if deemed necessary.

The exercise of such rights is free, except when requests are deliberately unfounded or excessive, in which case the individual will be required to bear the processing costs.

The Art of Miniatures School complies with the authority responsible for data protection – the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), at https://www. aepd.es/es. 

9. Information about cookies

We use cookies, small files with information regarding your navigation in this Platform, mainly to enable a better user experience. Please, read our Cookies Policy to know more about the cookies we use, their purpose, and other useful information. 

10. Requirements

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, The Art of Miniatures School commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information.  Inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact The Art of Miniatures School at: info@theartorminiatures.com

11. Changes

We will update this Privacy Policy occasionally and as required by legal, regulatory or operational modifications. We will notify such changes (including the effective date) as required by law.