Who am I?
My name is Blake Troise aka PROTODOME and I’m a musician/designer/programmer from the UK. I’ve wanted to start selling some of my creations online, so I figured I’d give this whole ecommerce thing a go! The ‘we’ refers to the small collective of people who sometimes manage this site (me, perhaps my significant other, maybe a clever pet, my ghost etc etc). Also, if I refer to the ‘we’ as ‘I’ it sounds a little creepy. As a humorous exercise, replace the collective pronoun with the first person pronoun throughout this document. E.g. “The personal data I collect and why I collect it.”, it just sounds sinister.
In short, I need to keep your order data for my sales records, but I have to formally address this, so buckle up and enjoy.
The personal data we collect and why we collect it
Customer Information and Order Data
We retain an indefinite log of all order information, including both billing and shipping addresses for our records.
Comments / Reviews
When visitors leave comments/reviews 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.
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. Hm, seems a bit unnecessary, I’ll try and remove this. You should be clearing your cookies pretty regularly anyway. It’s insane how much a nefarious (or even legitimate) company knows about you from your cookies and browsing data. I do not have the tools to do this however, and a lot of this dumb cookie stuff comes with vanilla WordPress.
If you visit the checkout, or other pages on our store, we will set a few temporary cookies to help keep your experience consistent. These cookies contains no personal data and are completely discarded when you close your browser.
We also set a cookie for your session which contains a unique code so that we know where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. This will persist for two days before it expires.
Embedded content from other websites
Pages on this site might (in future) include embedded content from other websites (e.g. videos, images, music, etc.). Be warned: embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use data for analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used. For example, we analyze data about your visits to our sites to do things like optimize product design. And we also use data about the ads you interact with to help advertisers understand the performance of their ad campaigns. We use a variety of tools to do this, including Google Analytics. When you visit sites that use Google Analytics, Google and a Google Analytics customer may link information about your activity from that site with activity from other sites that use our ad services.
Remember, you can always opt-out of Google tracking if you’re logged into your Google account, so the data you provide Google Analytics with will be completely anonymised. I mean, I can’t link you personally to your activity anyway, but it’s a good idea to give Google less information about your personal life in general. Boo to Google, its practice and its monopoly.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment/review, 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 (I mean you can’t really, but I’ll leave this here anyway), 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/reviews, 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, we do nothing else with any data provided because that would be sinister and rude.