Lead Artfully

Privacy Policy


When we refer to ‘us’ ‘our’ or ‘we’, it means LeadArtfully.com website, or site. The words ‘you’ ‘your’ or ‘visitor’ means you, the visitor to our site.

Note: By using our site, you also accept our terms of use. If you don’t agree, then you must stop using our website.

Who we are

Our website address is https://leadartfully.com and we manage this site centrally from New Zealand.

To learn more about who we are and what we are all about, please see About us.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if relevant) 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

We collect personal information about you when you give it to us, usually when you complete an online form. We do not collect your information from anywhere or anyone else.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Cookies may also track the information that you access online and affect the display of any advertisements on our website to reflect your preferences. Cookies do not necessarily collect information that can identify who you are, more about what you like. You can change your browser settings or use anti-virus software to limit the ability of cookies to track your internet use.

Website data management

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

Links to other websites

We are not responsible for external websites managed by others. When you click on a link that takes you to a website external to ours, we do not control the privacy and security of these sites. However, we do not share personal information to these sites that you have supplied us, such as your email address or password.


We use third-party service providers to track our own website demand, usage patterns, search engine performance, and general website user demographic information about website users, location, and interests. Demographic information captured is anonymised and is not directly identifiable to specific users of the site.

Who we share your data with

We will never share personal data that you have provided us, such as email address or name. Please also refer to Cookies.

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.

Where we send your data

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

We may change the host of this website from time to time in accordance with our website management requirements. This may mean that the information collected through our website is hosted overseas. We do our best to use reputable companies that have appropriate information protection to host our website.

Your contact information

Your contact information is stored securely on our site and will never be sold or provided to a third-party without your express consent.

Data Protection

How we protect your

Our website contains secure industry standard encryption protocols to ensure traffic to and from our website from your device or computer remains secure in transmission. These encryption and access protocols are also in place and maintained by our third-party hosting provider, and email subscription service provider.

How you can protect your data

We cannot control how you manage your own device or computer, however, we strongly recommend keeping your device or desktop software up to date and running the latest version or security patches, along with an up to date antivirus program.

We will also never ask you for your account password or login details. If you receive such a request, please delete it without responding.

Data breach procedures

If a data breach is detected on LeadArtfully.com that includes personal information you have shared with us as a subscriber, we will contact you as soon as possible via email and advise you of the nature of the breach, any data that may have been compromised, and recommendations to protect yourself (such as account password resets). Please refer to our terms of use policy.

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 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.