We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Personal data rights
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.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Our websites will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Embedded content from other websites
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 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. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s I.P. address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Easy Digital Downloads
We collect information about you during the checkout process in our store. This information may include but is not limited to, your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your orders.
Handling this data also allows us to:
– Send you important account/order/service information.
– Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
– Process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
– Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.
Additionally, we may also collect the following information:
– Location and traffic data (including I.P. address and browser type) if you place an order, or if we need to estimate taxes and shipping costs based on your location.
– Product pages visited and content viewed while your session is active.
– Your comments and product reviews if you choose to leave them on our website.
– Account email/password to allow you to access your account if you have one.
– If you choose to create an account with us, your name, address, and email address, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The CCPA became effective on January 1, 2020. https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
The CCPA grants new rights to California consumers
- The right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold, both as to the categories and specific pieces of personal information;
- The right to delete personal information held by businesses and by extension, a business’s service provider;
- The right to opt-out of sale of personal information. Consumers are able to direct a business that sells personal information to stop selling that information. Children under the age of 16 must provide opt-in consent, with a parent or guardian consenting for children under 13.
- The right to non-discrimination in terms of price or service when a consumer exercises a privacy right under CCPA
Businesses are subject to the CCPA if one or more of the following are true:
- Has gross annual revenues in excess of $25 million;
- Buys, receives, or sells the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices;
- Derives 50 percent or more of annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information
This website is a blog and does not sell personal information. This regulation applies to us if we have over 50,000 users visiting the website, according to Google Analytics.
As a consumer, you have the right to request access to personal information for free, no more than twice per year. Under certain circumstances, the business or service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s personal information.
If it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer’s personal information in order to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected
- Fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law
- Provide a good or service requested by the consumer
- Within the context of a business’ ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or contract between the business and the consumer
- Exercise free speech
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, within the context in which the consumer provided the information.
For a complete exceptions list, visit citation 1798.105 of CCPA.
The information we collect, as previously described, depends on the action the consumer is taking on our website. Joining our mailing list only collects a consumer’s first name and email address as well as your I.P. location. Filling out forms would collect additional information provided (such as a website and comment). Information collected when purchasing a product includes first name, last name, email address, I.P. address, payment method. All payments are conducted via PayPal, so all payment and address information remains with that third-party provider. We do not collect your address as we do not ship physical products. Other third-party sources collect information as also stated, including Facebook Pixel, Pinterest, and Google Analytics. These entities that must have access to the data as they process this data.
We do not discriminate against consumers wishing to exercise their rights under CCPA. All consumers have the same access to services and prices.
We maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to make sure consumer data and private information is safe and secure.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
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