Who we are

Our website address is: https://artcathartic.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information gathered within contact forms is not shared with any third parties and deleted within 90 days.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We only share your data with Payment and Shipping systems, and payment information such as credit card or debit card information is never shared with us. Your information such as order information,, email and other shared contact information, and shipping address is retained for tax purposes and is never shared with 3rd party companies outside of processing your payment and shipping product. You can request removal of personal information any time.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your data is only ever transmitted for the purpose of payment and shipping and is never shared outside of those needs.

Your contact information

Is saved as part of the purchasing process within our system attached to your order. We retain this information indefinitely for tax purposes. You can submit a written request for information we have and possible removal of that information from our system.

How we protect your data

We do not have access to any payment information at any time. Your banking/payment information is only shared with PayPal who does not share it with us. All other information on this site is protected through malware and intrusion detection and protection systems. Our site uses SSL/TLS.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will notify users immediately if there is any compromise of personal information.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive information that Payment has occurred including the total amount paid to PayPal as well as shipping information from Shippo as shipping is updated through their system. We receive information on site traffic from jetpack and security information from Yost.