Art Off Center

116 W 2nd St, Ste 108

Potters Alley, Taylor, TX

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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Art Off Center, LLC is located at 116 W. 2nd Street, Suite 108, Taylor, TX 76574 and is owned by Melanie Shaw. Our website address is:

Art Off Center is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website address (the “Website”). By using the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of Website’s Terms of Use, which can be found here, and its privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), which is outlined below.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Art Off Center may collect information from you when you register on the Website, place an order, respond to a communication or participate in another site feature to facilitate better customer service and personalize your site experience. Art Off Center does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses, unless the individual visiting the Website knowingly provides it.

When visitors register for classes or newsletters we collect data need for individual transactions or the information collected to be included on the email lists for Art Off Center.  We collect personal data like name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies. Personal data can also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. Art Off Center only retains data need for email lists or for individual transactions while registrations and classes are in progress. Users can unsubscribe from email lists at anytime via our MailChimp email system. Personal transaction details will be deleted after classes have completed at regular intervals.


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

 Art Off Center utilizes a contact form plugin and keeps such data as needed for communications for a short period of time. Information used during communications is not submitted for marketing purposes.


Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your Web browser that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture certain information. Cookies help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change the preferences of your browser so that it does not accept them. In order to use all the features of the Website, we recommend that you accept cookies.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.


Art Off Center utilizes Google analytics, users can opt out of analytics tracking via their procedures here.

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. Art Off Center does utilize Paypal payments and customer registration data is shared with their system for payment purposes only.

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

Please email to contact us about your privacy concerns and questions.


How we protect your data

Art Off Center’s secure server software uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encodes your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, as it travels over the Internet so that all transactions are secure. If you prefer, you may also place an Art Off Center order or make a donation by phone.

It is important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.

Be sure to use a known and trusted secure connection and to log off when finished using a shared computer. Notwithstanding our commitments to protect your information (including personally identifiable information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Please be advised that when placing an online order through the Art Off Center’s online store, your personal data will be protected in accordance with United States law but may not be at the same level of protection as is legally required in the European Union.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Art Off Center may from time to time retain qualified third-party vendors in order to help us manage the Website and allow us to better serve our visitors and customers. These may include third-party vendors who assist us by processing registration and ticketing for certain events or courses. We may also engage third-party vendors to analyze the information we collect on the Website for marketing or similar purposes. Art Off Center requires its vendors to maintain the security of the information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by Art Off Center.

We may contract with third parties who use cookies to collect information on our behalf. These parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. If you would like to opt out of this use of your information, you can change the preferences of your browser so that it does not accept cookies. We may also contract with companies or others to provide certain services, including payment processing, data management, promotional services, etc. These service providers are provided with the information they need to perform these services and restricted from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by Art Off Center.

What third parties we receive data from

Personal data can also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

Online Purchases and Donations

When you order a product from Art Off Center’s online store, we may need to know your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address and payment information to process your order. Your payment information will be stored temporarily on a secured server and used only as needed to process your transaction. We will retain your personally identifiable information for our records, in order to facilitate better customer service, personalize your site experience and inform you of our content and products.

If you purchase a gift for a third-party, we may also collect information about the gift recipient so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.


If you e-mail Art Off Center, your message and e-mail address may be saved and we may send you e-mails in order to respond to your message. Any material, business information, ideas, concepts or other information sent to Art Off Center by e-mail will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

E-mail Newsletter

Art Off Center offers visitors to the Website the opportunity to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by e-mailing

Children Twelve and Under

Art Off Center does not solicit personal information from children. Visitors twelve years of age and under are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to the Website.


Art Off Center does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. The term “outside parties” does not include Art Off Center or website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating the Website, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Art Off Center may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, enforce the terms of any of our user agreements, or protect the rights, property and safety of Art Off Center, the users of the Website or others.

If you have provided us with your e-mail address, we may send you e-mails in order to alert you to information, events, activities or programs at or related to Art Off Center that we believe may be of interest to you, or to alert you about sales or other promotional events at Art Off Center’s online store. If you do not want us to use your e-mail address to contact you for these purposes, you may send an e-mail message containing your name and address to


The Website may include links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Once you leave the Website, the Privacy Policy will not apply, and you access such sites at your own risk.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

Please note that Art Off Center may revise its Privacy Policy at any time, without notice, such changes to be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit the Website to review our most current policy.

Event Registration Data

We collect information about you during event registration. This information may include but is not limited to:

  • Your names
  • Billing address
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Location and traffic data (including partial IP address and browser type)
  • Any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your registration or ticket purchase

Handling this data also allows us to:

  • Send you important account/purchase/service information.
  • Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
  • Process payments and prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
  • Set up and administer your account, provide technical and customer support, and to verify your identity.

Billing Information

In order to process payments, we collect billing information on-site. Sensitive billing information is not stored on our server, but may be handled while in-transit to the payment processing server.

Please see the privacy policy of Payflow Pro.

Masked billing information may be stored on our servers (eg only the last 4 digits of credit card numbers are stored: **** **** **** 1234).

Payment Logging

Site administrators may keep a log of communications with the payment processors in order to verify payments are being processed correctly. These logs are automatically deleted after a week.

Event Registration Cookies

When you begin registering for an event and select a ticket quantity, a cookie will be used to track your registration. This cookie lasts 1 hour.

Email History Data

We keep a record of the emails sent to you. This is to ensure communication is successfully sent and its information is accurate.

Event Check-In Record

When you attend an event, an event manager may record the time you check in or out of the event.

Event Registration Data Retention

Personal data is stored at least until the date of the event, and may be kept indefinitely in case of future registrations.

Event Registration Data Erasure and Export

You have the right to request your personal data be sent to you electronically, and the right to request your registration data be erased after the event. To do so, please contact the event manager or site administrator.

Questions and Feedback

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy. Please send any and all feedback pertaining to privacy or any other issue to .

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