What this policy applies to
It does not apply to other services such as RedBubble, which a user may use to purchase L James products. Interactions on sites other than l-james.com are subject to those websites’ own privacy policies.
Information that gets collected (and how)
Information that is collected by l-james.com varies depending on what it is collected for.
- Email list: If you wish to subscribe to the l-james.com email list, you will be asked to provide a valid email address by entering it into a form when you sign up for the list. This is used to contact you with your permission. You may also be required to enter additional information such as a name and some feedback. When the form is submitted, this information will be added to a database and safely stored.
- Contests and giveaways: When you enter a contest or giveaway, you may need to provide your mailing address. You will typically provide this information by emailing L James, since most contests will be held for those on the email list. This information will only be used to deliver goods and wil not be shared with anyone except for that purpose.
- Commissions: When you commission L James, they will require certain information from you to be able to complete your commission. This could include an email address with which to contact you, an email address associated with your PayPal account in order to bill you for the commission, and potentially a mailing address if the product is physical or otherwise requires shipping. You may also be asked to provide the URL of your own website or a social media profile, if you have one and wish to share it. A current list of information required of you for purchasing a commission is located at l-james:commissions in the commission form. See the commission terms for more information on commissions.
How collected information is used
- Email list: When you sign up for the email list, you agree to receive emails from L James. The email address and other information you provide will be used to get newsletters and emails to you. It will never be shared without your permission.
- Contests and giveaways: Contests and giveaways may require your email address for correspondence purposes. Your mailing address will be used to mail items to you if you win the contest or giveaway. In the event that you provided your mailing information, but did not win, it will be stored securely but not used to contact you or send you things. If you win a contest or giveaway, L James might use your mailing address to personally ship something to you, or your mailing address may be provided to another service (such as RedBubble) if an order is made using that service and sent directly to you. If you unsubscribe from emails, any information associated with your subscription will be disposed of.
- Commissions: If you provide information when commissioning L James, this information will be used to contact you about your commission, bill you for the commission using PayPal, and (if applicable) mail your commission to you. Information regarding your website or social media profiles will be used to link back to you if your commission is displayed on l-james.com, so that users of l-james.com can find out who the commission belongs to.
How collected information is shared by L James
L James might share collected information in specific circumstances. If a mailing address is provided when entering a contest or giveaway, the address may be shared with other services in order to mail a prize. For example, if the prize is a product from RedBubble, L James would make the purchase of the products, but have RedBubble mail the products directly to you. By submitting information to enter contests or giveaways, you give L James permission to use this information for the purpose of those contests or giveaways.
If you wish to make a contribution to one of L James's emails, they may use your name to credit you in the email and possibly ask for more information if your contribution is used. By sharing something that may be of interest to the Mail List, you give L James permission to use your name and any other agreed-upon information to credit you.
Your email address will not be shared with others for any reason, unless you specifically request for it to be displayed (e.g., in the description for a commission, in place of or in addition to a website link).
Any PayPal information you provide will absolutely not be shared with anyone, outside of what is needed to make a transaction via PayPal.
Safety of your information
l-james.com or a third-party service may use a secure database to store email addresses that are signed up for the email list, allowing L James to easily send newsletters and emails to a large amount of email addresses at once. Every effort will be made to ensure the security of your information, and improvements will be made as needed. Other personal information, such as that provided for a commission, may be kept for a period of time in order to identify users and recognize returning and loyal individuals. This information will be kept secure as well, and security measures will update as deemed necessary.
How to opt out of information collection
If you have provided information of any kind directly to L James (by purchasing a commission, for example) you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that your information be removed from all records.
For information associated with an email subscription, you may unsubscribe from the Mail List using the link provided in all emails. When you unsubscribe, your records will be removed from the email database.
Changes and updates