Effective Date: October 1, 2018
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Bead and Blossom and my website; http://www.beadandblossom.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
- What information is collected;
- With whom it is shared;
- How it can be corrected;
- How it is secured;
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
By using my services, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site. I only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
I will use your information to respond to your inquiries. I will not share your information with any third party outside of my organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order. Emailing me or purchasing any products from my website will not automatically sign you up for my newsletter.
I use an outside shipping company to ship book orders (USPS), and credit card processing companies (Stripe and Paypal) to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting me via the email address on my website:
- See what data I have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data I have about you.
- Have us delete any data I have about you.
- Express any concern you have about my use of your data.
Users have the option of creating an account on this website. These accounts are for the user to access previous orders. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on my site in which you have expressed interest or have purchased. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
You can erase your account at any time.
I request information from you on my order form. To buy from me, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If I have trouble processing an order, I will use this information to contact you.
I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. My website is secured with an SSL certificate. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates are the standard method used on the Internet to secure communications between Web users and Web sites. This technology both authenticates the identity of a Web site and encrypts communications between the user and the Web site.
Wherever I collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to me in a secure way. I will never see the full credit card data and do not store it on my servers. You can verify that my site is secure by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While I use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, I also protect your information offline. I am the only person who has access to your information. The computers/servers on which I store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
I may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party (Google Analytics) analytics tools and services, to help me measure traffic and usage trends for this website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that helps me improve my website. I collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form that cannot easily be manipulated to personally identify any individual user.
My shopping cart uses a geolocate service to determine your location. This is legally necessary as I am required to show prices inclusive of VAT (where applicable) before the shopping cart. No information collected by this service can identify you personally.
My website uses “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help me improve your access to my site and identify repeat visitors to my site. For instance, when I use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on my site. Cookies can also enable me to track and target the interests of my users to enhance their experience on my site. Cookies do not use any personally identifiable information.
This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that I are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
From time-to-time I may request information for participation in contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. All information will be discarded after the contest has finished.