User Information and Data Protection


1. Accessibility and Usability  

At Artesane Studio Magazine, we are dedicated to upholding a user-centric culture, ensuring that our digital platform seamlessly accommodates the diverse needs of our audience. Our website has been designed to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, a comprehensive framework that ensures the accessibility and usability of digital content for all individuals.

In consonance with our organization's unyielding dedication to social responsibility and inclusivity, we have made a deliberate and concerted effort to ensure compliance with the European Accessibility Act (EAA) (Directive 2019/882), thereby upholding our commitment to creating a digitally inclusive and equitable society. Our platform has been designed to incorporate a diverse range of features that cater to the heterogeneous needs of our user base, thereby promoting a culture of accessibility. These features comprise a multifaceted array of innovative measures, including but not limited to the following:

  • Intuitive Hierarchical Navigation Architecture: Our website features a logically organized and consistently structured navigation system, purposefully designed to facilitate effortless navigation, by utilizing a hierarchical structure that incorporates proper headings and subheadings. This approach enables users to rapidly locate specific information, thereby enhancing the overall user experience.
  • Semantic Markup: The language employed is wittingly concise, clear, and free from ambiguity, ensuring that users of diverse abilities and backgrounds can readily comprehend the content and utilize the site with ease.
  • Visual Accessibility: To guarantee universal accessibility, we provide comprehensive alternative text descriptions for images, wherever feasible, thereby rendering visual content accessible to individuals with visual impairments or those reliant on assistive technologies. This measure promotes inclusive interaction and ensures that our digital content is accessible to a broad audience.

  • Keyboard-Navigation Compatibility: In addition, we ensure that our website is compatible with keyboard navigation, allowing users to navigate the site using only their keyboard. This accommodation caters to individuals with mobility or dexterity impairments, providing an additional layer of accessibility.

  • Aesthetic and Structural Consistency: Throughout our website, we have employed a consistent design layout, facilitating user navigation and information retrieval. 
  • Color Contrast and Legibility: To ensure optimal usability for individuals with visual impairments, we have implemented sufficient color contrast between text and background elements, thereby enhancing readability for those with low vision or color blindness.
  • Multimedia Content: Following our unwavering commitment to promoting digital equity, we have integrated multimedia content onto our website, encompassing diverse formats, including video clips and other rich media formats. In doing so, we acknowledge the importance of adhering to established standards and guidelines for accessibility, including the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.
  • Audio-Visual Accommodations: To this end, we have taken a multifaceted approach to providing alternative formats for users with sensory or other impairments. Specifically, we have provided text transcripts for video content wherever feasible, thereby facilitating comprehension for all individuals. Furthermore, our embedded videos from YouTube and Vimeo feature closed captioning capabilities, ensuring equal access for all users. 
  • Responsive Design: We have developed a comprehensive responsive design strategy that enables our website to adapt dynamically to a wide range of devices and screen sizes, thereby ensuring an optimal user experience. 
  • Hyperlink Navigation: To ensure a seamless navigation experience, our organization has developed a hyperlink strategy. This approach ensures that internal links to pages within our website open in the existing browser tab, thereby enabling users to utilize the browser's back button for convenient navigation. Conversely, external links to third-party websites will open in a new tab or popup window, thereby minimizing distractions and promoting a streamlined browsing experience. 

    By implementing these accessibility features and best practices, we aim to provide an inclusive and user-friendly online experience for all individuals, regardless of their abilities or needs.

Should you encounter any accessibility issues while utilizing our website, please do not hesitate to contact us [here]. We appreciate your feedback and will endeavor to improve our accessibility measures.

2.  Privacy Notice and Data Protection

Artesane Studio Magazine's Data Protection Policy: A Comprehensive Framework for the Collection, Processing, and Disclosure of Personal and Non-Personal Data

In consonance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 and the New Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) 2023, Artesane Studio Magazine is devoted to safeguarding the privacy and personal data of its website users. This Privacy Notice serves as a comprehensive outline of our data collection, processing, and disclosure practices, ensuring compliance with relevant data protection regulations and guidelines.

Data Collection and Processing

We collect and process various categories of personal and non-personal data, including:

  • Voluntary Submissions: When users opt-in to our newsletter or initiate contact with us, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as name and email address, per relevant data protection legislation. This information is processed in a manner that ensures transparency, fairness, and lawfulness, as governed by the principles of data protection.
  • Automated Data Collection: We employ cookies and other tracking technologies to collect non-personal data, including IP address, browsing history, and device information, in compliance with applicable data protection regulations.

Data Utilization and Disclosure

We utilize your data for the following purposes:

  • Provision of Services: We may use your data to provide services as requested, including the delivery of newsletters, following relevant data protection legislation. 
  • Personalization: We may use your data to personalize your experience on our website, tailoring content and features to your preferences, under relevant data protection legislation.
  • Website Improvement: We may use your data to improve our website and content, ensuring optimal functionality and user experience, following relevant data protection legislation. 
  • Marketing Communications: We may use your data to send marketing communications, subject to your consent, under relevant data protection legislation. 

Data Sharing and Disclosure

We will not share your data with third parties without your explicit consent, except in the following circumstances:

  • Compliance with Legal Obligations: We may be required to disclose your data in response to lawful requests from government authorities or other regulatory bodies, as mandated by relevant data protection legislation. 
  • Protection of Rights and Safety: We may disclose your data to protect the rights and safety of ourselves and others, under relevant data protection legislation.

User Rights and Data Subject Rights

As a data subject, you have certain rights regarding your data, including:

  • The right to access and obtain information regarding the processing of your data
  • The right to rectify inaccuracies or incomplete information
  • The right to erase your data from our records
  • The right to restrict the processing of your data
  • The right to withdraw consent for marketing communications at any time

Privacy Statement

Data Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

Following prevailing data protection regulations and ethical standards, our organization is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of all personal data. We hereby confirm that we do not engage in the sale of user data to third-party entities or participate in any manner that compromises the privacy or security of our users' personal information. Our organization is dedicated to ensuring that all personal data is handled in a manner that respects users' privacy rights and freedoms.

Children's Online Privacy and Data Protection Policy

As Artesane Studio Magazine, we acknowledge the paramount importance of safeguarding the personal data of minors and ensuring their online experience is secure and trustworthy. Although children are not our target audience, we are committed to upholding transparency and compliance with regulatory requirements, thereby implementing robust measures to protect the privacy and security of children's data.

Regulatory Compliance

We adhere to relevant regulations and laws governing the protection of children's data, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. Our website is designed to provide a secure and trustworthy environment for minors to engage in online activities, consistent with these regulatory frameworks.

Data Collection and Use

We do not intentionally collect personal data from individuals under the age of 13 or 16 obtaining verifiable parental consent. When collecting personal data from minors, we utilize this information solely to provide services requested by the child or their parent, such as communication. We do not utilize this information for any other purpose, including marketing or advertising.

Non-Disclosure of Children's Data

We do not share or disclose any personal data collected from minors under the age of 13 or 16 with any third parties, including advertisers, marketers, or other external organizations. We prioritize maintaining the highest level of privacy and security for children's data and will not sell or rent it to anyone.

Data Protection Measures

To safeguard children's data, we employ a range of measures, including:

  • Implementing robust security protocols to prevent unauthorized access or breach
  • Encrypting sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card numbers
  • Regularly monitoring our systems for potential vulnerabilities
  • Conducting regular security audits and penetration testing
  • Providing clear notice and transparency about our data collection practices

Parental Control

We recognize the significance of parental involvement in their child's online activities. To facilitate this, we provide parents with tools and resources to control their child's online experience, including:

  • The ability to review and delete their child's data
  • The option to limit or restrict certain features or content
  • Access to our website's privacy policy and data protection measures
  • Reporting mechanisms for concerns

Verifiable Parental Consent

To obtain verifiable parental consent for collecting personal data from minors, we will use a reliable method that allows parents to confirm their consent electronically. This may include using an email address provided by the parent or guardian, a mobile phone number verified through a two-factor authentication process, or another method that ensures a high level of security.

Data Breach Notification

In the event of a data breach affecting children's data, we will notify parents without undue delay and within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. The notification will include information on what happened, what personal data was affected, what steps we are taking to mitigate the breach, and what steps parents can take to protect their child's data.

Deleting Children Data

Upon detection of child presence on our website, we promptly erase all relevant data associated with minors under prevailing laws and regulations regarding the protection of children's personal information. 

Parental Information

Parents can access their child's data by contacting us [here]. They can also request that we delete their child's data or restrict certain features or content.

Contact Us

If you have concerns about our website's compliance with children's online privacy and data protection regulations or have questions about our practices,  contact us [here].  We value your feedback and are committed to ensuring your child's online experience is secure and trustworthy.

By accessing our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to our Children's Online Privacy Policy. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

3. Cookie Policy and Data Protection Measures  

Artesane Studio Magazine Cookie Policy: Ensuring Data Protection and Compliance with GDPR and The new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP)


In compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), Artesane Studio Magazine employs an intersectional approach to data collection and processing, utilizing cookies and analogous technologies to facilitate a seamless and personalized user experience on our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our approach to data protection, ensuring transparency, fairness, and compliance with applicable regulations.

Compliance with GDPR

Per Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, we process personal data for legitimate purposes related to the provision of services. We also ensure that users have provided consent for the processing of their personal data through the use of cookies. Users can withdraw their consent at any time by adjusting their cookie settings.

Compliance with The new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP)

We ensure that personal data is processed under these principles by limiting data collection to only what is necessary for providing services, ensuring data accuracy, storing data securely, and providing users with control over their personal data.

Definition and Purpose of Cookies

Cookies are text-based data files transiently stored on a user's computing device during internet browsing, primarily optimizing the online experience. By utilizing the functionality afforded by cookies, websites, and online applications can collect and analyze user behavior, preferences, and interactions, thereby enabling the provision of features and services that are tailored to an individual's unique needs and inclinations. This targeted approach can lead to a shift in user engagement, characterized by improved usability, enhanced interactivity, and a heightened sense of satisfaction. Furthermore, cookies can facilitate the development of algorithms and data analytics, which can be employed to refine user profiling, predict behavior, and inform targeted marketing initiatives.

Classification of Cookies

Artesane Studio Magazine employs a variety of cookies to facilitate user interaction and optimize the user experience on our website. The following categories of cookies are utilized:

  • Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for ensuring the proper functioning of our website, including cookies that enable login, access to specific features, and navigation.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies collect and analyze data on user behavior, including page views, clicks, and search queries, to inform improvements to our services and user experience.
  • Functional Cookies: These cookies enable users to customize their experience on our website, including setting preferences, saving information, and personalizing content.
  • Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies, set by external entities such as social media platforms, facilitate the tracking of user behavior across multiple websites, thereby enabling the construction of comprehensive user profiles and targeted advertising campaigns.
Types of Cookies

The classification of cookies into session and persistence is a crucial aspect of understanding their functional roles in online data collection and analysis. By their temporary nature, session cookies expire upon the termination of a user's browser session, enabling the compilation of metrics and analytics for a single visit to a website. In contrast, persistent cookies retain their presence on a user's device for an extended period, typically ranging from weeks to months, allowing for the accumulation of longitudinal data and the implementation of targeted marketing strategies. These cookies provide valuable insights into user behavior and preferences over time.

Cookie Usage and Analytics Tools

Artesane Studio Magazine employs cutting-edge data analytics and metrics to evaluate the efficacy of its online presence, marketing endeavors, and future sales strategies. These intricate data-driven methodologies serve as a cornerstone of the magazine's decision-making process, allowing for the refinement of operational processes and the optimization of performance.

  • Website Traffic Metrics: The magazine utilizes general functional cookies for a proper evaluation of the website traffic metrics, which offers insights into user behavior, encompassing a comprehensive analysis of visitor demographics (including gender, education level, occupation, and geographic location), and device preferences (ranging from mobile devices to laptops). This granular information enables the organization to tailor its content and user experience to align with the evolving needs and preferences of the targeted audience.
  • Engagement Metrics: Compliant with the guidelines outlined in Artesane Studio Magazine's privacy policy, engagement metrics capture and analyze user interactions with website and social media content. This all-encompassing analysis includes metrics such as likes, comments, shares, click-through rates, duration of page visits, bounce rates, time zones, and other key performance indicators. By monitoring these metrics, the magazine can aptly gauge audience engagement levels, and identify areas for enhancement.

Social Media Cookies Integration

Artesane Studio Magazine's social media integration cookies are implemented to facilitate user engagement and interaction with the magazine's social media platforms. For instance, the incorporation of Instagram's software development kit (SDK) or (API) by the Artesane Studio Magazine may facilitate the seamless integration of Instagram's functionality onto the website, thereby enabling the tracking of user behavior on both the website and Instagram through the deployment of cookies. These cookies may be leveraged for a range of purposes, including:

  • The dissemination of content on Instagram
  • The monitoring of engagement metrics, encompassing likes, comments, and shares
  • Targeted advertising and promotional activities designed to optimize user engagement

Furthermore, Artesane Studio Magazine may also incorporate various third-party applications onto their website to enhance the user experience, including:

  • Commenting platforms, which enable users to engage in discussion and share perspectives
  • Social sharing buttons, which facilitate the dissemination of content across multiple platforms
  • Analytics tools, which provide insights into user behavior and preferences
  • Customer support platforms, which enable users to submit queries and receive assistance

Notably, our organization takes measures to ensure that the third-party applications comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) while also providing users with options to opt-out or control their data sharing.

Cookies Utilized on Our Website

The present website employs a diverse array of cookies to ensure a seamless user experience. These cookies can be categorized into three primary categories: strictly necessary, analytics, and functional.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

In addition to being essential for the proper functioning of our platform, these cookies enable us to maintain a logged-in status for users between pages, thereby facilitating a continuous browsing experience. Furthermore, they allow us to distinguish between human and bot interactions, thereby enhancing website security and preventing unauthorized access.

  • PHPSESSID: A first-party session cookie generated by PHP applications, serving as a general-purpose identifier to maintain user session variables and identify a user's unique session ID.
  • __cf_bm: A third-party cookie set by Cloudflare, employed to differentiate between human and bot interactions, thereby enabling the compilation of valid reports on website usage.

    2.     Analytics Cookies

In addition to strictly necessary cookies, we employ performance cookies to gather data on user behavior and optimize our website's performance. These cookies enable us to track page views and monitor user interactions, thereby providing valuable insights into user behavior and website performance.

  • _gid: A first-party cookie set by Google Analytics, utilized to track pageviews and monitor user interactions.
  • _ga_C9TK4TSFJS, _ga_92DTJYQXGQ, and _ga: First-party cookies set by Google Analytics to persist session state, calculate visitor, session, and campaign data, and track site usage.
  • _ga_: A first-party cookie set by Google Analytics to store and count page views, calculate visitor, session, and campaign data, and track site usage for the site's analytics reports.

      3.     Functional Cookies

Furthermore, we utilize functionality cookies to enhance the user experience by recording the items viewed by each user, allowing for personalized content recommendations. These cookies also track users across sessions to optimize their experience, ensuring a seamless transition between pages.

  • elfsight_viewed_recently: A third-party cookie employed to record which items a user has viewed recently on the website.
  • _cfuvid: A third-party cookie utilized for tracking users across sessions to optimize user experience by maintaining session consistency.
  • twk_idm_key: A first-party cookie used to identify unique chat sessions opened by a visitor on the website.
  • vuid: Third-party cookies used by the Vimeo video player on websites to collect tracking information and provide personalized services.

It is essential to note that these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website and services. While users may choose to disable them, doing so may impact their overall experience on our platform.

Cookie Settings

Users can exercise control over cookie settings by selecting from the following options:

  • Allow All Cookies: Allow all cookies to be stored on the user's device.
  • Necessary Cookies: Only allow cookies that are essential for the website's functionality to be stored on the user's device.

Data Protection Measures

To ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of user personal data, Artesane Studio Magazine has implemented a range of measures to safeguard user data. These measures include:

  • Secure Servers and Databases: Our servers and databases are designed with robust security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of user data.
  • Encryption Technologies: We employ encryption technologies to safeguard user data during transmission and storage, thereby preventing unauthorized access or disclosure.
  • Access Controls and Authentication Measures: We implement access controls and authentication measures to restrict access to user data and prevent unauthorized access, thereby ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of user data.
  • Regular Security Audits and Testing: We conduct regular security audits and testing to ensure the effectiveness of our data protection measures, thereby identifying and addressing potential vulnerabilities.

4. Terms and Conditions

The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • User Conduct: Users are obligated to utilize the website in a manner that is consistent with prevailing norms of responsible and respectful online behavior. This includes but is not limited to, refraining from engaging in any activity that may be deemed offensive, harassing, or disruptive.
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright: The website and its contents are protected by applicable laws and regulations related to intellectual property and copyright. Users are expected to respect the intellectual property rights of others and refrain from engaging in any activity that may constitute copyright infringement, including but not limited to, unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or display of copyrighted materials.
  • Disclaimer of Warranties: The website and its contents are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The website disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, warranties of accuracy, completeness, or reliability.
  • Limitation of Liability: The website shall not be liable for any damages or losses arising from the use or inability to use the website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages.
  • Governing Law and Dispute Resolution: Any disputes arising from the use of the website shall be governed by and construed by the laws of [Switzerland]. The parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [Switzerland] for any disputes arising from the use of the website.

By using our website, users acknowledge that they have read and understood these terms and agree to be bound by them.