Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the Amdall Gallery. Our website address is:

Intellectual Property

Amdall Gallery™, Pencils and Process™, Robot Family Adventures™, and original artwork on this site are the intellectual property of Jon Amdall unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. All original content (texts, trademarks, illustrations, photos, graphics, files, designs, arrangements, etc.) on this website is protected by copyright and other protective laws. For portraits based on other works (photographs, game/movie characters, etc.), credit is provided within the written portion of the original post. Amdall Gallery does not sell or commission artwork based on others’ intellectual property without necessary approval, authorization, or licensing considerations.

Artwork and other content from Amdall Gallery can be shared or used with proper attribution, but only for non-commercial purposes. For possible commercial uses, contact Amdall Gallery.

Pencils and Process and Robot Family Adventures were published in the United States of America. No part of these books may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. Books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use.

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


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 in to 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.


Who we share your data with, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Registration to the Forums (to post in threads) will be checked through

Your contact information

Contact us directly through the website or at

How we protect your data

We don’t sell anyone’s information, and the site uses’s host services with all included security features and protection.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We don’t do anything with user data, outside of basic website functionality.


In previous versions of this website, ads were found in three specific places; at the bottom of posts, end of the sidebar, and at the very bottom of the site. This site used WordAds to generate advertisements. Entities like Google Adsense, Amazon A9, Yahoo, and about 50 others bid to display their clients’ ads. Generally, the ad’s content was based on other websites you’ve visited (via cookies) and what companies know about you from what you’ve provided in your accounts (Google, Facebook, etc.). You can read more about how this works here:

More recently, Amdall Gallery stopped using WordAds and transitioned to affiliate links. This is primary to maintain better control of ad content; leaving it up to bidding controlled by other companies sometimes left us with weird, aesthetically troubling ads on the site. Affiliate links allow us to curate product links based on content that makes sense for the site – for example, a post about art would have links to art supplies. If a reader clicks a link to Amazon and buys something, we may get an affiliate commission. Essentially, we build our own links and ads, not leaving them to the mercy of another company’s bidding process.


All art featured on Amdall Gallery was made by Jon Amdall. Analysis in research and tech-related posts was also conducted by Jon. Anything created with help from other sources is cited within the relevant post. No content may be used or reproduced without written permission. See Intellectual Property section near the top for more details.