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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We use contact forms to collect your name, email address, and message when you submit an inquiry or feedback to us. We use this information to respond to your request and to communicate with you.
We may also use this information to send you newsletters, offers, and other marketing materials that may be of interest to you if you consent to receive such communications.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your device when you visit our website. They help us to improve your user experience, remember your preferences, measure the performance of our website and deliver relevant ads to you.
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.
You can manage your cookie preferences by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” link at the bottom of our website. You can also delete or block cookies through your browser settings.
Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA Compliance):
If you reside in California, you are entitled to additional rights under California law and we ensure compliance with the CCPA. Here are your rights:
- You have the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed to third parties
- You have the right to say no to the sale of your personal information.
- You also have the right to access your personal information, which we will provide within 30 days of such request.
- You have the right to have your personal information deleted
- You have the right to equal service, price and no discrimination
- You have the right to data portability and the right to request your personal information and use it for your own purposes
Please be advised we DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to third parties and have never sold your personal information. We do not intend to sell your personal information in the future either.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com with “CCPA Request” in the subject line. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We do not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes. We may share your personal data with our service providers, partners and affiliates who help us to operate our website and provide our services to you. These include:
- Hosting providers, web developers, security providers and IT support providers who help us to maintain and secure our website and data
- Payment processors, shipping providers, order fulfillment providers and customer service providers who help us to process and deliver your orders and handle your inquiries
- Email marketing providers, social media platforms, advertising networks, and analytics providers who help us to communicate with you and measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns
We may also share your personal data with law enforcement authorities, regulators, courts, or other parties when we are required or permitted to do so by law, or when we believe it is necessary to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of others.
How long we retain your data:
We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, or as required by law. The retention period may vary depending on the type of data and the nature of our relationship with you. For example:
- We retain your account information until you delete your account or request us to delete it
- We retain your order information for as long as needed to process and deliver your order and handle any returns or refunds
- We retain your comment information indefinitely unless you request us to delete it
- We retain your newsletter subscription information until you unsubscribe or request us to delete it
When we no longer need your personal data, we will delete it securely or anonymize it so that it can no longer be linked to you.
What rights you have over your data:
You have the right to access, update, correct, erase, restrict or object to the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time if we rely on your consent to process your personal data. You also have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and to transmit it to another controller.
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.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Data Request” in the subject line. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
Where we send your data:
How we protect your data:
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These include:
- Using secure servers, encryption, firewalls and other technical measures to prevent unauthorized access
- Limiting access to your personal data to our employees, service providers and partners who need it to perform their duties and who are bound by confidentiality obligations
- Conducting regular audits and reviews of our security practices and policies
However, no method of transmission or storage is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal data. You are responsible for keeping your account password and login details confidential and for notifying us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account.