Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://alcoholink.community.
The website is administered by Laurie Williams, founder of the Alcohol Ink Art Community. She can be reached by email at cs@alcoholink.community
The Alcohol Ink Art Community’s content is also provided by our team of Contributors and occasionally by guest bloggers. Contributors have access to post content, but do not have access to any user data, including yours.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The first thing you need to know is that we collect the minimum data needed from our members and visitors. When you sign up for an account with the Alcohol Ink Art Community, you provide your basic contact and billing information. We need this information in order to process your membership fees, keep you updated, and send critical information related to our service. You can edit this data under “my account” and/or request profile deletion through our account management area OR by email us at cs@alcoholink.community.

Data collected for membership:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Billing Street Address
  • Billing City, State/Province, Postal Code
  • Username
  • Password
  • SIgn up date
  • Membership Level
  • any other data provide by you the user such as social media links, website links, graphics, etc.


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.


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


Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to remove or reject cookies.  Please note that is you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

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 into 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.


For tracking and in order to provide a better experience for our visitors, we collect anonymous analytic data from Google, Facebook and Jetpack.  No personal user information is shared.

How we use your data

  • We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers, events, resources or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail only if you’ve opted-in to our email list.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We will never sell your information.


Who we share your data with

The Alcohol Ink Art Community will only share your data with third party applications for the purpose of functionality and tracking.

  • In order to maintain compliance with Anti-SPAM laws and optin management, we use MailChimp for email management.  By opting in to our newsletter, you are agreeing to their terms and privacy policy. You can see the MailChimp privacy policy here. The Alcohol Ink Art Community and Mailchimp have agreed with a Data Processing Addendum in compliance with GDPR requirements for email list management and security.
  • We process payments for Society memberships through Stripe and PayPal.   Minimal data is shared with them, Name, Address, Email for security purposes in order to process your payments.  View PayPal’s Privacy Policy | Stripe’s Privacy Policy.  Payment data is stored on their servers for auto-renewal of subscriptions.  The Alcohol Ink Art Community does not store credit card information (credit card numbers, expiration date or security codes) on our servers.  
  • Google.com (analytics) for tracking and statistical purposes
  • MailChimp (email list management)  membership level data is shared with Mailchimp in order to deliver relevant information to appropriate segments. First Name, Last Name, Email and Membership Level are the only information shared.
  • Siteground who provides website hosting.  All website data is stored on their servers.  They are GDRP compliant.  See their Privacy Policy and Data Processing Agreement (DPA).
    Plugin: Smush Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below. Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers. Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.


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, 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. That data is kept indefinitely unless the user requests that their data be removed.  For removal requests, contact us at cs@alcoholink.community.

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 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.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us using the contact details in this policy.

We will get in contact to verify your identity and If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it
  • tell you why we are holding it
  • tell you who it could be shared with if anyone
  • give you copy of the information

How to keep your personal information up-to-date

It’s important for both you and us that your personal information is correct. If you believe this not to be the case and you are registered on this website, then please log-in and update your details in the “my account” section. If you need assistance updating your user information and records on our site, please contact us at cs@alcoholink.community.

How we protect your data

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

  • This website runs software that tracks your login attempts and limits the number of attempts. This process is used as a security measure to help prevent any hacks or data breeches.
  • This website runs under an encrypted SSL protocol. (https://)

The Alcohol Ink Art Community or Trumpet Art does not sell, lease, or trade personal information to other parties other than those identified in this privacy policy.  The Company strive to ensure strict confidentiality is maintained over personal information. Employees who deal with personal information are trained and required to maintain confidentiality over and safeguard all information used in their positions and comply with this policy.

If you’ve signed up for anything (free or paid) through our site, your name and email address are stored in our email service provider’s platform, called Mailchimp. Mailchimp is GDPR compliant as mentioned previously.  You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button in the email footer of any correspondence from us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. Upon our suspicions of a breach, we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Contact information

Any data or privacy specific requests for this website should be directed to the Alcohol Ink Art Community, Attn: Laurie Williams, Administrator, 13017 Wisteria Drive #278, Germantown, MD 20841.  (301) 515-4184 or by email at cs@alcoholink.community.