Privacy Policy

Who we are

Artomedics is a Medical Illustration service website and Medical Illustration stock art digital goods store, run by Heidi Hernandez, MD.

Artomedics name is a portmanteau of the words Art, Anatomy and Medicine. You can learn more in the About Us page.

Artomedics’ Website address is:


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.

What 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: 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

We collect relevant information in contact forms in order to fulfill your requests such as modifications, contact forms to requesting quotes for commissions.

We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone

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.


We use tools such as Google Analytics and WordPress’ Jetpack to analyze and track website traffic. We don’t keep information to serve ads on this site.

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.

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.

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Ask for access to your personal data.
  • Solicit correction of any part of your personal data.
  • Request for deletion of your personal data
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data.
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data.
  • Request portability of your personal data.

Additionally, you have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide California residents with some additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it.

The CCPA also requires us to provide a list of the “categories” of personal information we collect, as that term is defined in the law, so, here it is. In the last 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information from California residents, depending on the Services used:

  • Data that can identify you (name, contact information, and device and online identifiers).
  • Commercial information (your billing information and purchase history, for example).
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information.
  • Geolocation data (such as your location based on your IP address).

Contacting Us about these rights

You can always contact us. and request for removal of any personal information you desire, here on the site.

Where we send your data

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

We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Your contact information

Any information about you and how to contact you, received through forms throughout the site, are only used to fulfill your requests. Should you decide that you want your personal data removed from the site, you can request it anytime, contact us.

How we protect your data

Even though no online service is 100% safe and secure, we work hard to ensure that the information contained in the site and servers are safe from unauthorized access. In the remote chance that this happens, we’ll contact you to let you know of the breach.

Currently, we don’t have systems in place that make automated decisions or profile any of our users based on their data.

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