PRIVACY POLICY – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 
 

These Terms and Conditions of use refer and apply to all services and products provided by KARAKON STUDIO, via its official website karakon.de, and all its other domains (karakon.eu). These Terms also apply to all of our services and products which are provided by third party services. By using, purchasing or contributing to these websites you agree to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policies. You may print and keep a copy of these Terms of Use for your future reference. Our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policies may change at any given time with no further notice. By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

 

 

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Products and Websites contain copyright material, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, graphics, video and may in future include music and sound (‘Content’). The Content is protected by copyright law, registered and unregistered trade marks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. All Materials and Content used and presented in our websites, services and products, is created and protected by copyright law by Karolina Szczesna and KARAKON STUDIO.

You may download information from our Websites for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law or by written consent by KARAKON STUDIO, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our expressed permission or that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms of Use.

 

 

DESIGN

  • All images and Design Layouts are created by and for KARAKON STUDIO, unless stated otherwise. Please give proper credit for anything you pull or give reference to.
  • All images, designs, downloads are permitted for personal use. Commercial use is forbidden. If you are interested in purchasing commercial license, kindly contact us.
  • Copyright KARAKON STUDIO 2007 – 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

Your right to privacy is important to us. To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. The following terms are provided to explain how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our Website.

KARAKON STUDIO is keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring that you obtain full value from the products and services it provides, while ensuring that it complies with all protection the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) and the new GDPR Act affords to you. Any personal data used by us will be hold securely. Here is a list of what we collect from you.

Personal data is not stored nor captured through our Website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users. Where personal information is captured (eg. through web-based forms for feedback, registration, requests, etc), the User will be informed as to what personal information is being collected, who will use it, and for what purpose(s) it will be used. Any personal data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as it is still used for the purpose stated when originally requested.

Now with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect on May 25th 2018, we have updated our Privacy policies in order to provide you a better and safe browsing experience to our services and websites.

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Website Platform: This site is built with Squarespace. You may read their GDPR policy here and their updated cookie policy here.

Contact Forms: By sending us an e-mail or an inquiry, you agree that we will use your full name and your e-mail account as means to contact you via e-mail in order to respond to your inquiry. Your full name and e-mail are only stored to our e-mail server, only to be used by us for the purpose of contacting you for that specific inquiry. Your full name and e-mail will not be used to subscribe you to any mailing list or marketing list and for any reason. Your full name and -email will not be sold to any third party software or company. According to European Law, by clicking the button “SEND” on the contact form, you consent to provide to our company with your full name and e-mail address, along with your inquiry. According to Definition under the GDPR: data consisting of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or dataconcerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. For all above sensitive information, an explicit consent is mandatory. Since we are not requesting any sensitive information from you when you contact us via any of our contact forms, your explicit consent is given to us by you when you check the box provided in the forms and by clicking SEND, to use your full name and e-mail along with the purpose of your communication with our company, in order to contact you back to respond to your inquiry. No further use of your full name and e-mail is made.

Newsletter: We are using double opt-in forms in order to collect your full name and e-mail address, service provided by Mailchimp software, created by The Rocket Science Group LLC. By using our double opt-in forms, you give us your consent on step 1 by pressing the ENTER key from your keyboard, and give us your second consent on step 2 by clicking on the confirmation e-mail which is send to the e-mail address you provided. This way, you give us your consent to include your full name and e-mail address to our business and/or blog newsletter. You have the right to unsubscribe from our mailing list which you double opted in, at any moment by clicking on the unsubscribe link available on the footer of our newsletter. Your full name and e-mail address will never be sold and/or used by any third party company or software. Your full name and e-mail address are stored by Mailchimp software, created by The Rocket Science Group LLC. You can read all about their GDPR policy here. You can also read what they do regarding the GDPR here.

Comments under posts: When visiting our website from a link found on third party websites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, Pinterest, etc), you are responsible for your choice. When you decide that you wish to leave a comment to our website, you are giving consent to KARAKON STUDIO to store this comment publicly and on our website platform. To achieve an optimal commenting experience we are using third party plugins and software. You can read all about Disqus GDPR policies here.

Social Media references on our website: We are using third party plugins on our website in order to provide a more intuitive and unified experience while browsing our website. These third party plugins are complying with all the major Social Media platforms GDPR policies. Here is a list of these Social Media platforms and their GDPR policies.

Facebook: Read all about their GDPR compliance and policies here.

Twitter: Read all about their GPR compliance and policies here.

Pinterest: Read all about their GPR compliance and policies here.

Instagram: Read all about their GPR compliance and policies here.

Bloglovin: Read all about their GDPR compliance and policies here.

Google Analytics: We are using Google Analytics services in order to track demographics and visitors numbers (not personal data or sensitive data). This service allows us to gain insights of the visitors (only as demographics and not for any single visitor) and provide a more personalised ad campaign when we run one. We do not collect any data from these demographics and all demographic data are stored in Google Inc. servers. You can read all about Google Analytics GDPR compliance and policies here.

SSL: Our website is secure and has a live SSL certificate installed. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology. No personal data is collected from this service. Read more about Squarespace Privacy Shield here.

PayPal: We are using PayPal as our payment gateway. You can read all about PayPal GDPR compliance here.

Links: When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 

 

USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS

You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username and passwords that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our Website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding our Website that comes to your attention.

 

 

COOKIES

Our Website uses cookies – a small piece of information stored on your computer in the form of a file – strictly necessary for the purposes of making the Website work, for monitoring performance or facilitating functionality. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Website. By using our Website you give consent to the use of cookies and use of the data they provide.

 

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at kara@karakon.eu.