Blue Heron Gallery Privacy Policy



Who we are

Our website address is:

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: 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

The only information collected by our Contact Form is your name and email address.? We add this information to our email data base, but do not share it with anyone or anything else.? We do not even require a last name, and would have no way of knowing whether the first name you give is your real name.? The only information we will know is real is your email address, and then only if our response to your contact is bounced back to us as undeliverable.


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

No one.

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 contact information

We will use your email address and contact information to alert you to future art shows and exhibitions on Blue Heron Gallery. This will include promotional campaigns as new shows are about to open, as Artist Talk dates are approaching, and to introduce the following month’s feature artist.

We use an email service, MailChimp, that includes an opt-out/unsubscribe feature at the end of each email. It is an easy, single click process to remove your email address from future promotional marketing emails.

We do hope, though, you will wish to remain on our mail list to learn about exhibitions, artists and new Gallery features.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website is protected by a Secure Certificate that blocks hacks and prevents intrusions. If you look at your address window above you will see the secure padlock indicating that Secure Certificate.

Additionally, this website does not collect any payment information in the checkout process. Your credit card, debit card or PayPal account transaction is processed by PayPal, one of the most secure payment processing businesses in the world. We have confidence in the security of PayPal transactions and that is why we use their payment gateway for your art purchases on Blue Heron Gallery.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The only information we collect from you on this website is your name and email address when you open an account to leave comments, or when you write to [email protected]. No other personal information is collected.

In the unlikely event of a breach, this is the only information that could be retrieved in a breach.

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Blue Heron Gallery Online Terms and Conditions of Use


Last updated: December, 2020


Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”, “Terms of Use”) carefully before using the website (“website” or “the website”) operated by Blue Heron Gallery Online.? (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the website.


By accessing or using the website you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.



If you wish to purchase artwork, art show catalog or any other product that may be offered for sale on the website you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your name, mailing or shipping address, email address, special shipping instructions, or telephone number.

The gathering of this personal information is subject to our Privacy Policy, and together with our Privacy Policy, our actions with respect to this personal information are governed hereby.

No credit card, bank account or payment information is gathered by the website during the making of these purchases; payment information is processed on the PayPal payment gateway, and the website does not have access to that payment information.? The website receives payment from the PayPal payment gateway, but that is all it receives.



You agree to provide true and reliable information when making a purchase, and are solely responsible for doing so. If you make an error in providing true and reliable information that frustrates or prevents the orderly processing of a purchase, the website bares no legal or financial responsibility for the erroneous information or the failed processing of a purchase.

In the event the website determines the providing of such information was fraudulent and/or intentional, the website may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.


The website allows you to post, link, share and otherwise make available certain information and text in submitting comments to Gallery News posts.? Such comments are moderated and allowed only with the permission of the website and its owner at the website and owner’s sole discretion for any reason.

You have no recourse against the website or its owner for disapproving or disallowing the posting of comments to the website.


Links To Other Websites

The website may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.

The website has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the website and its owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.? What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

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