Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is:

I am Mili Fay, an independent artist and author. Other than the approved comments provided by Users, all of the information and images on this website are provided directly by me. Aside from the technical side handled by WordPress — this is a WordPress website — I’m in charge of all content. I do most of my work from my home in North York/Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The purpose of this website is to provide a source of information about my business, Mili Fay Art, and to facilitate communication and access to my art and stories.


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

I use Contact Form 7 and Flamingo WordPress plug-ins, or Divi Theme Contact Forms that connect to email addresses and are forwarded to my private Gmail account. When you contact me, I receive the Username and the email address you’ve provided, possibly an I.P. address. I only keep your information for as long as I need to for the purpose of addressing your requests. If our communication results in a monetary transaction, I will save our communication for a period of 7 years for tax purposes.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I do have Google Analytics, though I barely use the account at this time. For more information about Google Analytics see the Google Analytics Website.

Who we share your data with

I keep your data and all information private and only use it to complete our transactions. I may share the information you provide with a third party (for example, your mailing address with Canada Post as I ship your package). All payments are processed by third parties: Etsy, Gumroad, PayPal, or Amazon. I do not process credit card payments, therefore I never have access to your credit card information. I save all Invoices for a period of seven years for tax purposes. I will disclose any information if required to do so by law.

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

I may keep the contact information you provide to complete our communications/transactions. If applicable, I will also keep your contact information contained in invoice statements for a period of seven years for tax purposes. I will share this information with authorities if required to do so by law.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website uses SSL technology, and I’ve done everything reasonably possible to protect myself and you from security breaches. However, you should always be aware that there are no guarantees the information you provide will remain safe when sharing your information online.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The moment I become aware of a security breach, as long as I have your information, I will attempt to contact you and make you aware of the situation. My website does not deal with sensitive information. All of the sensitive information is handled by third parties on their own website, and it is your responsibility to become familiar with their terms and policies before using the services they provide. If required, I will report the breach to the Canadian Authorities.

What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics, Etsy, PayPal, Amazon, and Gumroad.

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

None at this time.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I’m not sure what information I should provide here. I’ll ask around, but if you know, please let me know.


I’m an independent artist and author. The purpose of this website is to showcase my work and provide you with the necessary information regarding my business, Mili Fay Art, my products and services. This website does not handle sensitive information. Only information I receive is the one you and the third party websites you use via this website provide me with. All sensitive information is handle by third parties and you should insure you agree with their policies before using the provided services. I have done everything reasonably possible to protect your and my privacy. However, there are no guarantees online, and thus I and anyone associated with me and this website will not be held legally or financially responsible for anything that may result from your use of this website. Use at your own risk.

If you have further questions regarding this policy feel free to Contact Me through the website, or email me at


Mili Fay
North York
November 13, 2019


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