Privacy Policy

Effective date: June 30, 2023
Mirja Vahala Art Studio is owned and operated as a proprietorship by Mirja Vahala.
3905 Broadwater Road
Castlegar, BC V1N 4V4

This Privacy Policy applies in addition to the terms and conditions of our Site.

Accountability is accountable for compliance with British Columbia’s Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA). BC’s PIPA set out rules for how organizations collect, use and disclose personal information. “Personal information” means information about an identifiable individual and includes employee personal information but does not include (a) contact information, or (b) work product information.

Visitors should be aware that The Mirja Vahala Art Studio website may include links to websites operated by other agencies, organizations and businesses. When you link to another site, this privacy policy will not apply. The Mirja Vahala Art Studio is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended please direct your inquiries to

Collection and Use

We collect information from you when you subscribe to Mirja Vahala Art Studio e-publications through our website and when you communicate with us through e-mail or social media platforms. We may ask you for your first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number.

The Mirja Vahala Art Studio is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the the Mirja Vahala Art Studio web site whose information is held by the Mirja Vahala Art Studio through responsible information management practices. Information Automatically Collected: If you visit the Mirja Vahala Art Studio’s web site to browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. This information includes, but is not limited to, such things as:.

1. The name of the user.

2. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g., or;

3.  The type of browser and operating system; domain name of your service provider (e.g., or;

4.  The date and time of the visit; and

5.  The web pages or services accessed.


By voluntarily communicating with us you are providing your consent for the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes of communicating with us. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us at

Protection of Collected Information

We make reasonable efforts to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk associated with any processing of your personal information. Your personal information is only accessible by a limited number of people who are required to keep the information confidential.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.

Records Retention

Collected information will be retained for seven years from the date of collection or until it is no longer needed for the purposes it was collected.


For users in the European Union, we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend, or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact