Privacy Policy

WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION

When you purchase something, as part of the buying and selling process, we may collect the personal information you give us such as your name and Email address.  When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information which helps us learn about your browser and operating system.  

CONSENT

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.  If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your express consent, or provide you with an opportunity to decline.  If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at maggieshandmadeknits@gmail.com.

DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms and Conditions.

WIX.COM

Our store is hosted on Wix.com.  They provide us with the online e-commerce platform which allows us to sell our products and services 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.

Payments:  If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Wix stores your credit card data.  It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).  Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction.  After the transaction is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.  All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.  For more insight, you may also want to read Wix’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.  For these providers, we recommend you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

 

In particular, remember certain providers may be located in or have facilities located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us.  So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction which involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.  As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

 

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms and Conditions.  When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.  If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers put on your computer if you agree.  These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies.  They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using the website.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

The cookies are stored on your browser.  You can usually modify your browser settings to prevent this happening.  However, by disabling cookies, or certain types of cookies, you may hinder your user experience on this and other websites, or prevent them from working entirely.

These cookies don’t collect information which identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous.  It is only used to improve how this website works.

Please note some cookies may be placed by third party service providers who perform (or will perform) some of these functions (or other services) for us.  Cookies are used on this website for the following third-party services:  Google Analytics, Facebook Like Button, Instagram and Pinterest.  Some of these services may be used to track your behavior on other websites and we have no control over this.

By continuing to use this website without adjusting your browser’s cookie settings, you agree we can place these cookies on your device.

As is true with most websites, our server will automatically log data regarding each visit such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.  We may use this information to monitor server errors or server administration.  It is not possible for this to be disabled on a per-user basis so you must leave this website (and the internet entirely) if you do not agree to this happening.

AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence or you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We 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 we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.  If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so we may continue to sell products to you.

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