Last updated December 5, 2018

BEFORE USING MY SITE, PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY.

 

PatchworkPottery (“Website”) is governed by the following Privacy Policy. 

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED? 

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, contacting me, or making a purchase.

 

Information I Collect from Others: I may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to me for fulfillment.

 

Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website via Google Analytics. For example, when you use the Website your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website will be collected. Information about actions you take when using the Website such as links clicked may also be collected.

 

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

I may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;​

  • To send you promotional information such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;

  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, or security alerts;

  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;

  • To provide you with user support;

  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

 

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

 

Wix – my website and store are hosted on Wix.com. They provide me with the online e-commerce platform that allows me to sell my products to you. Your data is stored through Wix’s data storage, databases and the general Wix application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. I also use Wix to deliver email updates and newsletters.

 

PayPal - When you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, PayPal stores your credit card data. PayPal’s website is secure and encrypted. As long as you have a secure connection to the legitimate PayPal site, any information you exchange is secure. PayPal uses industry-standard security features that you’d expect from any large financial institution. 

For more insight, you may also want to read WiX and PayPal’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement. At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion. 

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of my business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of my assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against me.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, I may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by the Website by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of the Website may be entirely usable.


ADVERTISING

Retargeting Ads
From time to time, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Newsletters
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out– You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also notify me by email to be removed from my mailing list.

Access– You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request by email.


Amend– You may contact me to amend or update your personal information.

Forget– In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request by email.

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to me, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact me immediately and I will promptly remove such information from my records.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.


ACCEPTANCE OF MY PRIVACY POLICY

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of my Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the Website. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by my Privacy Policy.

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Laurraine Yuyama
laurraine@patchworkpottery.com

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