The aim of this policy is to help you understand what information we collect and how we use it. We’ve tried to omit all jargon and make sure it is clear and simple to understand but please do get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
Information you supply:
When you buy our products, as part of the buying and selling process, you trust us with your personal information such as your name, address, email address and credit card details. You are not required to share this information with us, but by not doing so we will not be able to supply you with our products or respond to your queries.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or contact us with a query, you consent to our collecting that information and using it for that specific purpose only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary purpose such as marketing, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent and provide you with an opportunity to unsubscribe at the bottom of all our non-transactional emails. You may also contact us to withdraw your consent at any time at email@example.com or by writing to us at:
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What we do with your information:
The information you supply via your order or correspondence with us is used to operate the service we provide.
We are committed to only using your personal information for:
- Passing on your order to our carefully chosen partners so that they can supply goods and services to you. Our partners may assist with the delivery and fulfilment of your order. You’ll find details of these parties in the next section.
- Planning and managing our business activities such as analysis of customer shopping habits, success of advertisement and the product preferences of our customers.
- Technical administration of our website
- If you choose to enter a sweepstake or competition, we will use your information to manage these.
- We may send you details of changes to our services, policies, products or your order. This information is transactional and therefore you are unable to opt out.
- With your explicit permission, we will send you marketing emails about our store, new products, special offers, competitions and other updates.
- We may aggregate anonymised information such as referrer URL and other activities undertaken on our website to understand how users engage with our products.
Our store is hosted by Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. We store order data and artwork on Dropbox.
We only keep your information for as long as it is necessary for us to provide an adequate service. Although even after your order has been completed, it may be appropriate for us to retain your information for legal and audit purposes.
Information we share with our partners:
We may be required to provide relevant personal information to carefully chosen partners who we work closely with for transactional-related purposes. The following parties used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. Your information will not be shared with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
- Royal Mail
- Shopify Stripe Payments
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies, so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by them:
Please note that certain providers may be located in a different country than you or us and that your information may, therefore, be held or transferred overseas. Your information may also become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction in which that service provider is located.
On very rare occasions, it may be necessary to disclose your information if we are required by law to do so.
When you click on links that navigate you away from our site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Confidentiality and security are our highest priority and we take precautions to protect and safeguard the information we collect from you.
Your data is stored in Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall for added protection.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. It meets the requirements for security set by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS.
Sometimes when you use our services or website you may be sharing information that’s publicly visible. For example, if you leave a comment on our blog. You are responsible for ensuring the information you share in this way can cause you no harm or loss.
Our employees have access to your personal information to provide a full service to you. We strictly enforce the safeguards put in place by the company with respect to data protection.
If you would like a copy of the data we hold for you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time so please review it frequently. When any changes are made they will be immediately updated on our website.
This policy applies to all the services that we provide. Whenever you use our service or place an order you are agreeing to this policy.
If you think that we haven't complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint directly with us or with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Questions and Contact Information:
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information then contact us at email@example.com or write to us:
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