Blender 90, http://blender90.com, (hereafter the “Website”) is an educational online resource hub created by the Director Angus Giorgi to provide hiqh quality Free and Paid Tutorials, Data-Sets, Ebooks, Textures, Models, Materials and other Digital Assets to the Blender, Scholastic and Wider 3d Community.
This page describes Blender 90’s policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and Data when you use the Website.
There are two types of Data. Anonymous Data and Personal Data. Anonymous Data means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data. Anonymous Data does not, by its nature, permit the identification of individual persons. You can browse the Website Anonymously without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Data about yourself. We do retain some Anonymous Data information for the general purposes of Analytics, such as enabling us to monitor our site visits and to monitor whether our daily traffic is growing and to also monitor essential and useful information such as demographics. I.e What countries does our traffic come from, at what times, and so on.
Once you give us your Personal Data, you are no longer anonymous, You have instead entered voluntarily into a form of Data exchange in return for services and functionality. The overall purpose of us retaining any data you choose to give us being to maintain the Website at a high level of efficiency and operation and to tailor your experience to your specific requirements from the website. Therefore if you choose to provide us with Personal Data, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information onto our servers which are currently located in the United States with a level one top tier ISP. We have the utmost respect for your personal Data and we will always do everything in our power to maintain its security and integrity.
Information Collection And Use of Personal Data.
When using our Website, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you if you elect to open or maintain an account with us. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, postal address. The purpose for which we collect this personal information is to provide you with the best Website experience possible on the Website and for our internal business purposes of improving our Website, its functionality, tools and of improving your general Website experience. The provision of any personal information is always optional. If you do not provide us with certain types of personal information, or just choose to use the Website anonymously then you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of some sections of the Website. In general we aim to make the Website as enjoyable as possible for all types of users, both anonymous and ones who share data, and there is no pressure or stipulation for you to share any data. It is just that certain services, such as our Newsletter Subscription for example, will not work without some personal data such as email address and name.
We may collect and store certain types of Log Data
We collect the Data your browser sends whenever you visit our Website. This is often referred to as Log Data. Log Data can include information such as your computer’s IP address, your browser type and version, which pages of the Website you visit most frequently, the time spent on pages, the date of your visit, and other key website usage statistics.
Information Collected Through Technology
Cookies and Email Capture
Cookies are files with small quantities of data which usually include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are used across the web on most website and portals and are sent to your browser from a web site and then are stored on your own computer’s hard drive.
As mentioned always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. Your cookie control is something you maintain on your side and on your local computer.
Blender 90 Newsletter
We run a Newsletter service which has an Opt In form on our Website. It is voluntary to join our Newsletter and if you choose to do so then the information we retain on you in our Newsletter is usually Name, Email Address and then the standard information our Autoresponder gives us such as what percentage of people open our Newsletters etc. This constitutes a voluntary form of Data capture through the technology of an email Opt In form and you can unsubscribe from our Newsletter at any point in time and your information will be deleted.
Communicating with You
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving any of these communications from us simply by following the unsubscribe link provided in any email we send.
Google Analytics and Information Collected from Third Party Companies
We may from time to time utilise third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Website’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
Service Providers and Maintenance Service Providers
Our servers are hosted in the US with a top tier level 1 ISP. Additionally, in order to run and maintain the Website, we may from time to time utilise third party companies or individuals to facilitate, develop, or enhance the coding on various aspects our Website, or to perform Website maintenance related services or assist us in analysing how our Website is performing and how it can be optimised. We will only ever use professional and vetted service providers for such tasks so from time to time some service providers may have access to our general stored website information for the purpose of performing specific maintenance, Website related or upgrade tasks on our behalf. If so engaged then these providers are professional website maintenance service providers who are obligated not to disclose or use our website data for any other purpose than the purpose specifically engaged.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, however no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is ever 100% secure and you also need to maintain a responsible and vigilant eye on all aspects of your online presence including any use of our Website. Blender 90 will always strive to use the best and most current commercially acceptable technologies to protect your Personal Information, however we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We recommend therefore that if you are a regular user of our site that you create any access passwords using passwords that are entirely separate from passwords you use for other essential online services such as your online banking, and that you additionally change your password from time to time. If you have any concerns about security arising from use of our Website we want to know about it so please email us straight away on firstname.lastname@example.org
Access, Correction and Complaints
If you would like to obtain access to the the personal information we hold about you please contact us at email@example.com
In order to lodge a complaint with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as you can supply about the alleged breach or correction requirement. We will acknowledge your complaint within 48 hours and will usually require ten days to investigate it after which we will contact you to resolve the issue.
Retention of Information
This Website does not guarantee undertake retention obligations as any sales or processing of orders is currently handled by Gumroad and Paypal, and therefore the only Data we really retain is our Newletter subscriber list details, any account sign up data, our WordPress comment system data, our WordPress analytics data and the information that is stored on Google Analytics as it pertains to our growth and development. It is not our intention to collect any substantial database on our customers activities other than basic transactional or account data or data exchange in the course of standard communications, either via email or via our comments system, with our customers and subscribers. We are in the business of providing and creating training not hoarding data and therefore may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, (subject of course to any applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information) Data may also get lost if such a case happens as our servers go down. So we strongly advise you to keep your own separate back-up records.
Links To 3rd Party Content Websites
Children’s Safety and Privacy
Blender90 provides 100% safe and appropriate animation training tutorials and all our content is designed to be safe and appropriate for children who are interested in learning animation to be able to do so. We are confident that our content is appropriate for any child as young as six upwards and we firmly believe that Animation, Art, and Character Design are skills that can and should be learned in Childhood. We believe the pursuit of Art and Craft contributes positively and healthily to any child’s life, and Animation learning and training activities and character design activities are creative and fun and safe. We therefore encourage parents who would like their children to learn animation skills and character design to utilise our Website as a Free educational resource.
We do not however ever knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 and ask that children only register on our site or sign up to our Newsletter under the strictest Parental supervision and only on the consent of either a Parent or Guardian. To some degree this is out of our control as our Newsletter only requires and email address and name so if you are a Parent or Guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us immediately at email@example.com. If we become aware or are informed that we have collected Personal Information from children under 18 without verification of parental consent, then we will take immediate steps to remove that information from our servers or replace it with the authorised Information of the Children’s parent or guardian.
Should you retract your consent or want to unsubscribe to our Newsletter, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or hit unsubscribe at the bottom of the Newsletter and your details will be removed. If you retract your consent, you acknowledge and agree that failure to provide certain types of personal information may not give you access to the full functionality of the Website if you continue to use it anonymously, and you agree that if you continue to use the site anonymously then doing so is outside of our control.