Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This policy explains what information we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.

What we collect from our visitors and members

When you create an account with Canvas, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, email address and URLs to your other online presences. This information is necessary as it is used for display in your public profile.

Passwords are stored using industry standard one-way encryption and will never be stored, displayed or sent to you in plain text.

We also collect usage information, such as login statistics, pages visited, mouse movements and clicks, and time spent on pages. We use this information to understand how people use the site and how we can improve it.

We do not store or collect message bodies sent between members. However, we do log that a message was sent.

Disclosure of your information

We do not share or sell your personal information with any company so that they may contact you or try to sell products or services to you.

Some information and images from your Canvas profile may be stored on a third party services such as Amazon AWS or Intercom in order to help us run, monitor and improve our service.

We will never publicly share any information we have about you that is not visible on the site without your consent.


We use cookies to help us recognize you when you are logged in and using our site.

We currently do not support Do Not Track browser settings, although we are planning to in the near future.

Email from Canvas

We may occasionally send you email to let you know about events happening on the site that are relevant to you, such as another user liking one of your creations or replying to a discussion topic you’re involved with.

We may also send you emails to let you know about changes to the site, or other information that will help you get the most out of our services.

When signing up for an account, we will also automatically add you to our mailing list for our weekly digest email. You may unsubscribe from that at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.

Deleting your data

If, for whatever reason, you'd like to delete your account and its related data, you can do so at any time by following these steps:

  1. Log into your account here.
  2. If you're a member of a community, go to the Edit Your Profile page and leave your community.
  3. Go to your Account & Settings page and click "Delete Canvas account".
  4. Click OK in the alert box that appears.
  5. That's it—thanks for being a part of Canvas!


We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please either visit our FAQ page, or contact us at