What information do I collect?
I collect information from you when you subscribe to my newsletter (email updates) or write a comment about my image(s). The newsletter information I collect is your email address. If you write a comment about one of my images I store your IP address and the information that you provided like your name, country, your website URL, and the comment itself.
Additionally my webserver stores log files of all requests made to my site. This is a standard procedure and includes the following information: IP address, browser, operating system, the resource requested (like an html file or graphic file), and where the request was made from.
What do I use this information for?
I use the newsletter data to determine the effectiveness of the newsletter - how many people opened my newsletter and clicked on a link in it. If you decide to opt-in to my mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future newsletters, I include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
The comment data is simply used to display your comment on this site. The IP address is kept to differentiate between visitors of the same name, and in case I need to filter out spam bots and similar annoyances.
I use the server logs to find about a variety of factors that help me improve this website. For example I like to know which images or articles are the most popular, where visitors are coming from, or how many visitors I have a day.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and remember certain information. Cookies are used by most sites and you can disable cookies in your browser at any time.
Do I disclose any information to outside parties?
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others rights, property, or safety.
Third party links
I may include or offer third party products or services on my website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and do my best to only work with the most trusted parties.
PayPal (handles orders and payment transactions)
Google Adsense (serves ads)
Commission Junction (serves ads and affiliate links)
Amazon.com (serves ads and affiliate links)
Zazzle (print on demand service)
Art and Illustration Studio.
The most popular images during the past 365 days:
1. Stellar vista
2. Ancient giants
3. Planet scape
4. Edge of perception
5. Future bandits
6. Epsilon hunter
7. Endless opposites
8. Cosmic vista
9. Singular ambience
10. Desert outpost