Who we are

Blue Monster Creative is a legal Graphic Design, Print, and Website Company. Established in 2011, we began our business in Sarnia, Ontario and in 2014, have moved slightly south to the beautiful town of Corunna, Ontario. We work with various business and non-business clients who trust us to give them our very best creativity, skills, and knowledge. Some of our clients are in competition with one another and it is extremely important to us to ensure that client confidentiality is kept within our company. We respect the privacy of all of our clients.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

If you choose to contact us through our contact form, your submission will reach us through our email server.

Cookies

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.

Analytics

Data is provided through Google Analytics. Please “Google” their policy and the information that they analyze.

Who we share your data with

We aren’t in the business of sharing data. Any information that will be printed will be seen by the print staff. All other information is kept confidential.

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. Website design requires a small amount of data which is kept on-hand unless requested to be terminated by the website owner.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have left comments, or have worked with us, 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

Your contact information is either stored on our personal in-house system or on our phones and devices, as per most standard Address Book applications (for example, the app provided by Apple products – iPhones, iMacs)

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not upload your data to the cloud; however it is shown as flattened image files when upload to some of our printers’ locations. Your information is not sent as binary / informational (which can be hacked), unless you have specifically provided information for us to forward to our printer (for example, a shipping address). All other information is in-house, or on our devices. Our devices include standard security, such as passwords.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We don’t generally deal with sensitive data. We do not store credit card information. Most information we are given is public knowledge, such as business location and details pertaining to advertising a business. Website information is hand-written and cannot be attained through any cyber attack.

What third parties we receive data from

We are not affiliated with third parties in which we receive information.

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

From time to time, we may view Google Analytics.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

All clients have the right to request their data to be terminated and destroyed.