Privacy Policy

  • This policy was updated May 22, 2018
  • This policy is, to the best of our knowledge and efforts, compliant with the Global Data Protection Regulation.

StudioWest Gallery Online (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website. This Website may contain third-party links to other websites which are not governed by this policy.

What Information Do We Collect and How Is This Information Used?

  1. We may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters, for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts, or administering sweepstakes, contests or promotions. Examples of information collected for this purpose are your name, email address and website URL. This information is only captured when you voluntarily enter or opt-in and enter this information for collection.
  2. We may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the Website, including but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
  3. We use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personal information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.
  4. The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
  5. This Website engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
  6. The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.


Third-Party Use of Personal Information

StudioWest may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, we use the services of Google for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Google’s use of your personal information is subject to Google’s privacy policy.  Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.  Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Will We Share the Personal Information It Collects?

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent. This does not include third-party partners, such as those listed above.

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information

You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, we may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.

This site uses cookies.

We have provided an opt-in for cookies on our homepage, so you can determine which cookies you would like to opt-into. If you’re unsure about how cookies are used, please read on. If you understand how cookies are used and you would prefer to not have your activity tracked, you should exit our site now.

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. StudioWest is the sole owner of the information collected on our site.

Note: There are no marketing cookies on this site, just essential and performance cookies that gather information to help this site run properly.  We have taken all measures to comply with the European Union’s Global Data Privacy Regulation, while still maintaining a legal basis to have cookies on our site.

We use the information you provide about yourself in the cookies to communicate with you in response to your inquiries and to provide the best services to you. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design this website. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to me online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted with information from third-party sources. In the event StudioWest goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on this web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. we reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the home page.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile devices when you browse websites. This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

Cookies help:

  • Make this website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve this website for you
  • Make the marketing more efficient (ultimately helping me to offer the service I do at the price I do)

StudioWest does not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies used below.

Granting  permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

We also use  cookie opt-in software to determine your exact preferences for cookie gathering.  Please opt-in or out of cookies on the homepage. Once you do this, you will be considered opt-in for 365 days, or whenever you delete cookies from your own browser, whichever comes first.

More about cookies:

Website-function cookies/Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third-party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following, which use cookies:

These cookies include:

  • WordPress Framework
  • Siteorigin Theme
  • FooBox
  • FooGallery
  • Akismet Antispam
  • JetPack
  • Yoast SEO
  • Schema
  • WP Supercache
  • WP Smush
  • Updraft
  • SiteGround Hosting

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties, so be aware you may not be able to view all pages on our site if you opt-out of cookies.

Social websites cookies

So you can easily Like or share our content on sites such as Facebook and Twitter and we have included sharing buttons on our site. These are public data cookies, so are not personally identifying.

Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Google+

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor-statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g., Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, and so on. This helps me to continuously improve the website. These so called analytics programs also tell me how people reached this site (e.g., from a search engine or another website) and whether they have been here before, helping me to put more effort into developing content for you.

We use:

  • Google Analytics (in anonymize mode)

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies or you can use our opt-in cookie pop-up.  Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of this site and a large proportion of the world’s websites — cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you have concerns around cookies relating to so called spyware. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Your Data Rights

If, at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you may request to see this information, have it corrected, or request it be deleted from our database. If you have any question or concerns on how we handle your personal data and for more information about our policies, please contact us at

Thank you!