Privacy Policy

Above all, I value my Client’s trust and privacy in making their cartoons. I recognize the sensitive information provided to me due to the images and photographs, as well as the information you provide me once you purchase one of my CARTOON services. Your Name, Email Address, as well as any other sensitive details are secure between you, the client, and TheCartoonist.

Information Collection and Use

TheCartoonist requires an image you want to cartoonize or images for my SPECIAL REQUEST service. TheCartoonist requires you to provide your Name and email address to deliver my cartoons. You must provide this information to assure the best service from my Site.

I use third party service providers (such as email services, Gmail, Yahoo, Amazon Web Services, PayPal, etc.) to assist me in managing and administering communications and emails sent to me through the Site and through some TheCartoonist managed sites. Any personal information disclosed through such communications will be governed by such third party vendors’ privacy policy.

When accessing web pages on the Website, TheCartoonist may log your IP address, access URL, time of access, geographic location, browser type, and referral URL in order to provide me with internal information regarding site traffic statistics. This information may also be used to identify customers who are using the service for spam or other activity that is deemed in conflict with my Terms of Service. Otherwise, this information is used in the aggregate, and is never linked back to any personally identifiable information.

The Site provides customers the opportunity to interact and post content through various social media sites including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. Your interactions with such tools, and any information you provide in connection with these interactions are publicly viewable outside of the Website domain. Each social media site has its own privacy policies which may be more or less protective than this Policy. If you do not wish for this information to be disclosed, then you should not use these tools. I am not responsible for information you choose to post in this forum.

My site also includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on my Site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on my site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on my Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Uses of Information

TheCartoonist collects this information to better serve your cartoon needs and requests, which may eventually lead to a Customer purchasing more cartoons through my website. I will never send impersonal updates or newsletters unless you opt in this feature. Information will not be willingly shared to any third party marketing company, and will strictly be used between TheCartoonist and its Clients.

Information Security

I use industry standard security checks to ensure that my servers are not in any way compromised that may jeopardize your personal information. However, no company, including TheCartoonist, can fully eliminate security risks associated with the transmission of personal information through online transactions, and you do so at your own risk.

Information Storage

All Customer information is stored in my cloud-based servers. I will retain your information for as long as your cartoon order is active or as needed to provide you services. I will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce my agreements.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, I gather certain information automatically and store it in log files (typically referred to as cookies). This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

I use this information, which does not identify individual customers, to analyze trends, to administer websites, to track customers' movements around websites and to gather demographic information about my customer base as a whole. I do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

If you wish to opt out of this feature—please disable cookies on your web or mobile browser.

Links to Other Sites

This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by TheCartoonist. Please be aware that I, TheCartoonist, am not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

I encourage you to be aware when you leave my site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Website.

Legal Disclaimer

I reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when I believe that disclosure is necessary to protect my rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on me, my subsidiaries, affiliates, employees or agents.

Changes in Privacy Statement

If I decide to change my privacy policy, I will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage, and other places I deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I disclose it. I will not materially change my policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

I reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.