Thank you for reviewing Mandakyns LLC Privacy Policy and Security Statement. Our Web Address is:

Mandakyns LLC, the parent company of Makyn Originals Studios is committed to protecting your privacy.

This Statement of Privacy applies to the Mandakyns LLC web site and governs data collection and usage at all Mandakyns LLC sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services. Please read the Mandakyns LLC Statement of Privacy. Mandakyns LLC is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages.

This privacy policy explains how we handle information about your visit to our site.



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.



Your shopping cart contents are stored in “cookies.” A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web site. As you shop, the “cookie” records each purchase and the price in your shopping cart. Without the cookies, the shopping cart cannot “remember” all of your items. As a result, each time you leave the cart to continue shopping, the items disappear. Cookies will also remember the items added to your cart so when you return at a later time they will still be there.

If you edit or publish a comment, 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.

Mandakyns LLC DOES NOT store any personal information in the cookie. A cookie in no way gives sites access to your computer hardware or software or any information about you. We simply create a cookie to store the items in your shopping cart.



When you checkout through our online shopping cart we ask for information needed to process your order or to contact you with any questions we have regarding your order.  If you choose to “create an account” our systems will retain only your shipping and billing information through the use of cookies so it will be available when you return to shop again. We do not save credit card information in our system.

We do collect Quantitative information of product sales based on your voluntary feedback.



We collect the names and email addresses provided by visitors to the site input into email-based plugins supported by MailChimp. This information is used to create a Subscription and you are agreeing to opt-in to receiving communications from us (Makyn Originals Studios & Mandakyns LLC) in order to provide subscription services for our content and/or services. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us should follow the instructions to opt out located in each email or please send an email to: [email protected]  with Opt Out in the subject line. Please give us a minimum of 72 hours to ensure that your information has been removed from our Master List.

We collect information to facilitate the awarding of Artist of the Month Contest, which requires that we collect: the name of the Artist, site, reason why their Nominee should be considered, and contact information of aspiring Artists. We collect this information in order to contact the Artist, create an article and images (copyright retained by Artist) which spotlights their art.

Mandakyns LLC and its subsidiary Makyn Originals Studios does not own the rights to any of the work created by these Artists. The reason for collecting this is solely to promote their work.



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.



Mandakyns LLC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Mandakyns LLC may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Mandakyns LLC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Mandakyns LLC, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Mandakyns LLC or the public.



Mandakyns LLC will be offering an email newsletter. If you do agree to be part of our newsletter, you can change your mind at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter.



Mandakyns LLC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. This site uses the industry-standard SSL authentication to guarantee the privacy and security of online transactions placed through our website. SSL authentication and 128-bit encryption (scrambling) ensure that your online transaction and credit card information are safe from third-party interception. We do not save credit card information in our system.



This site is a subsidiary of Mandakyns LLC, therefore our Parent Company creates our policies. We share your data with Woo Commerce to complete orders, PayPal Express, and Stripe in order to process payments for products and services rendered. WordPress by default does not collect or share your data. We may use plugins and applications on WordPress which we deem necessary to run our sites, which include but are not limited to: MailChimp, Cloudflare, Stripe Checkout, PayPal Express CheckoutWoo Commerce, et al. Some of these plugins or applications may collect some data in the course of your interactions with our site.



This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.



We collect information about you during the checkout process with our store.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed

  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping

  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site. See COOKIES.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password.

We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order

  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints

  • Process payments and prevent fraud

  • Set up your account for our store

  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes

  • Improve our store offerings

  • Send communications about products and services

  • Send you promotions and marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and

  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.



We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy or Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.



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, 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.



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.



Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



Our website contains links to other websites that may be of interest.  Upon leaving the Mandakyns LLC site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Mandakyns LLC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Mandakyns LLC so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide while visiting other sites. 



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



To contact us regarding a privacy-related concern, please contact our Data Officer: Amanda Clarke-Peterson at [email protected]

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. This site uses the industry-standard SSL authentication to guarantee the privacy and security of online transactions placed through our website. SSL authentication and 128-bit encryption (scrambling) ensure that your online transaction and credit card information are safe from third-party interception. We do not save credit card information in our system.



Mandakyns LLC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Mandakyns LLC will use your personal information, Mandakyns LLC will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Mandakyns LLC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Mandakyns LLC is protecting your information.


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