This is just a copy of the letter we sent to our e-mail subscribers on May 25, 2018. We hope this is sufficient for GDPR compliance. If you want to talk about it, click on the "contact" link in the header.
So, like, have you gotten an inordinate slew of boring e-mails about the GRPR recently? We certainly have! GDPR is the General Data Policy Regulation, but that sounds so vague and boring that we came up with some alternate names with those same initials. Here are a few, for your enjoyment:
Grandpa’s Deranged Pudding Revolt
Great Desperate Policy Review
Gleaners Dripping Prime Rib
Gestalt During Peak Retention
Gumbo Doing Prayerful Retreat
Ok, enough of that silliness!
We see that everybody is sending out these letters, and we don’t want to be left behind when all of the cool kids are doin’ it, so here we go.
General Data Policy Regulation is in fact a new regulation that the European Union (EU) has put in place that informs and protects people who are on e-mail lists and use websites and stuff like that. We haven’t actually read the regulation, because we imagine it would be boring and time-consuming, and we’d rather spend our time playing around with kittens, watching out the window for a rainstorm, or even writing letters like this that most likely no one will actually read.
Anyway (or “anyways," if you are from northern Wisconsin (pronounced “Wis-gon-sin”) As you probably already know, we have a mailing list and a website and a Facebook page, and a Instagram thing, and we think also a Twitter feed, but we aren’t totally sure because we never go there. What all those social media sites do, we don’t really know, but we hope they are behaving correctly.
When we send you an e-mail, we really hope that you read it, and maybe come out and see the show and if we have some art for sale in that show we hope you might consider buying something, or even just have a good look and get your thoughts provoked and stuff like that. We don’t collect data about your car or your family or your sex life. We store your e-mail address so that we can send you other e-mails down the line. We send you e-mails about exhibitions and performances and stuff like that. If you are an artist that we’ve exhibited, we might occasionally send you an e-mail about an opportunity we think might be of interest to you. We also send out fundraising e-mails sometimes, to try to convince you to send us some of your money, so we can keep doing what we like to do.
When you visit our website, we don’t use your data to learn about you. You are you, and we are we, and we hope to keep it that way. If there is some sort of tracker or analytics on our site, we don’;t remember putting it there and never bother to look at that data, because we respect you and all your friends and your friends’ friends. And as mentioned above, we’d rather go fishing (not really, that’s just a nice thing to say) and we imagine it would be boring and time-consuming, and we’d rather spend our time playing around with kittens, watching out the window for a rainstorm, or even writing letters like this that most likely no one will actually read.
So, that’s about all we need to say, we think, to be in compliance with GDPR. We like to play by the rules, and to be in compliance with stuff, especially with stuff from Europe, because it’s cool over there with all those nice languages and cute little cars, and old farmers and grapes and stuff like that.