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Design Articles

Creating Visual Impact

A print design project communicates a message, but that message will go unnoticed unless your marketing project has the visual impact to get a reader's attention...Read More

Typography: Choosing the Right Typeface for your Project

The typeface that you choose for your print project is an important piece of the overall design process. With over 20,000 typefaces available and more being created every day, where do you begin? Read More

Optimizing Website Photographs and Graphics

How long do you wait for a website to load before clicking away and trying another URL? Most people won’t wait longer than an average of 8 seconds with a 56K modem. Although many things can effect the load time of a website, improper and overuse of graphics and images is one of the more frequent problems...Read More

Principles of Design

In design, balance is best understood when compared to the physical world. Think of a physical object, such as a glass of water. When the glass is tipped or off balance, it falls over and spills. To keep a scale in balance it must have equal weight...
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Using Dashes in Typography

The shortest dash; should only be used between words or to break syllables at the end of a line of type...
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Privacy Policy

Artisan Design Studio values your privacy, whether you just browse the Artisan Design Studio Web site or purchase services. This privacy policy describes the kinds of information collected, how it is collected and how that information is used.

What information does Artisan Design Studio Collect?

Personally Identifiable Information or information that can be used to identify you as an individual such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, web site address, credit card information or checking account information. Artisan Design Studio may collect Personally Identifiable Information from you when you request a price quote, purchase services, voluntarily provide it when you use the web site, or provide it when you choose to communicate with Artisan Design Studio.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information or information that cannot alone be used to identify you as an individual includes information such as the time of your visit, your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, the web pages you view or select, and the types of services that you use on Artisan Design Studio web site. Non-Personally Identifiable Information also includes Collective Information, which is described below.

Artisan Design Studio may automatically collect certain types of Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use the web site. Artisan Design Studio may also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you that you voluntarily provide (such as information included in response to a questionnaire).

How does Artisan Design Studio collect the information?

Through your IP Address. An IP Address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically by your Internet Service Provider when you use the Internet. Artisan Design Studio may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, server problem diagnosis and to compile Collective Information (such as how many visitors logged on to the web site). When you visit a particular Web page on the Artisan Design Studio Web site servers log your IP Address. Your IP Address is not linked to your Personally Identifiable Information.

You may provide voluntarily disclosure of your information by using specific elements of the Artisan Design Studio Web site. Examples include purchasing services, submitting quote requests and communicating with Artisan Design Studio.

How does Artisan Design Studio use the information?

Personally Identifiable Information

In general, Artisan Design Studio will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties without your permission. If you make a purchase from Artisan Design Studio, the Personally Identifiable Information you provide will be used for shipping and billing purposes only, unless you expressly give permission to use it for promotional and marketing purposes.

Artisan Design Studio may also use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to include you on mailing lists or to advertise and promote Artisan Design Studio’s services.

Artisan Design Studio may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when it is believed in good faith that it is required by any applicable law or legal process, or if Artisan Design Studio believes it necessary to disclose it to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of our clients, users, or other third parties.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Artisan Design Studio may disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information in connection with improving the services offered and facilitating Artisan Design Studio marketing efforts. Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information that relates to your use of the Artisan Design Studio web site may be combined with that of other users (Collective Information) to determine which areas of the web site are most popular, and which Artisan Design Studio services are used.

By collecting this Collective Information and analyzing it, Artisan Design Studio can use it to improve the web site. Artisan Design Studio may disclose Collective Information in connection with improving the services offered and in facilitating marketing efforts.

Warning About Online Disclosure of Information

Third Parties

Artisan Design Studio does not control the privacy policies of other third parties that have Web sites linked to the Artisan Design Studio web site. If you click on a link, the privacy policies of the Web site that you link to will govern the use of your information by that Web site's operator. Artisan Design Studio assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions of such third parties with respect to their use of your information or otherwise.

Security Disclaimer

Although Artisan Design Studio will use reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of your information, transmissions on the Internet cannot be made 100% secure. Therefore, Artisan Design Studio will not assume any responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.

Children’s Personally Identifiable Information

Artisan Design Studio strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In accordance with the FCC's COPPA regulations, Artisan Design Studio will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children known to be under the age of thirteen. In addition, once Artisan Design Studio is notified, the necessary steps will be taken to delete any information in the Artisan Design Studio databases that originate from a child under the age of thirteen (for legal reasons, Artisan Design Studio will maintain copies of any transaction histories if any were created).

What Options do I have About the Using of My Information?

Receiving Communications and Opting Out.

You can "opt out" from receiving communications from Artisan Design Studio by contacting Artisan Design Studio.

Correction and Deletion of Your Information

You may request a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information and request that Artisan Design Studio correct any errors in that information by contacting Artisan Design Studio. For your protection, you will be required to submit proof of your identity in order to obtain access to your Personally Identifiable Information. If you desire, Artisan Design Studio will remove all of your Personally Identifiable Information (except for your transaction histories) from Artisan Design Studio records upon your request.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you are accepting our collection of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy, and Artisan Design Studio will have the right to use your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you must immediately discontinue use of the Artisan Design Studio Web site. Artisan Design Studio reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the web site after Artisan Design Studio either notifies you personally or by posting such changes on the Artisan Design Studio web site, will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact Artisan Design Studio.