Who we are
We take the privacy, security and confidentiality of your information, including any personally identifiable information (“PII” or “Personal Data”) extremely seriously. We use commercially practicable precautions to safeguard your data and intend to provide you with complete and clear information regarding the collection, treatment and processing of your data collected on the Site.
Please note that by accessing the Site or allowing someone else to do so, on your behalf, you consent to our collection and use of your information in accordance with this Policy.
What data we collect and why
1. Purchase-related data
When you make an online purchase on this Site, we may collect and use your Personal Data to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations (or other transactional information) and/or to provide customer service and/or future promotional offers and information that might be of interest to you.
When visitors leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. We assume no liability in case of extraction and further use of such embedded data.
If you leave a comment on the 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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
5. Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment on the Site, 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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Where we send your data
We do not share or sell any Personal Data provided to us except with your consent or as described in this Policy. In some cases your permission will be implied from the nature of the service requested or the transaction undertaken. Examples of instances in which we share your Personal Data are provided below:
1. Order Fulfilment
If you choose to make a purchase on the Site, we may provide certain information such as your credit card number, billing address and other information related to such purchase, to unaffiliated third parties as necessary to complete your purchase (for example, to process your credit card or ship the products).
2. Spam Detection
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Hence, the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string may be shared with said service.
3. Subsidiaries and Affiliates
We may also share your Personal Data with our subsidiaries and/or affiliates consistent with this Policy. Our subsidiaries and affiliates will be bound to treat and to maintain any Personal Data in accordance with this Policy.
4. Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties
We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf so that we can focus on our core business. Examples of these services include, but are not limited to, payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfilment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, website evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. In connection with services those partners provide for us, we may grant them access to certain Personal Data.
5. Business Transfers
As with any business, it is possible that the ownership of the business may change or certain business or corporate assets may be bought or sold. If this occurs, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. You acknowledge and agree that any successor or acquirer of either our Company or our eCommerce service provider will continue to have the right to use your Personal Data and other information in accordance with this Policy.
6. Legal Requirements
We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including, without limitation responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, court or government agency) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of other customers or users, (iii) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public or (iv) to protect against legal liability or potential fraud, as determined in our sole discretion.
7. Other uses
If we intend to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not authorized herein, we will inform you of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected and obtain your consent prior to such use.
Non-Personal Data pertains to any data apart from your Personal Data that does not and cannot be used to personally identify you. This includes, but is not limited to, cookies and other such session identifiers. We may use such information for any lawful purpose, including sharing Non-Personal Data with our marketing partners, advertisers and others from time to time.
What rights you have over your data
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.
Further, you can disable cookies and/or decide not to register an account with us. Please be aware that if you take these actions, you may not be able to use certain functionalities of the Site. For instance, you must provide payment and shipping information for each transaction in order to purchase goods and services on the Site, in the absence of which, order fulfilment may not be possible.