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Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address 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 that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

We also use Google Analytics, as a tool to collect and process data. For further information on this, please visit, “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database, only accessible by those authorised with special access rights to such systems in accordance with strict PCI DSS standards.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my 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 expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

When we use your personal information to send you direct marketing communications by post, email or otherwise, we will provide you with an opportunity to ‘opt out’ of receiving such information. By electing not to opt-out, we will assume you have provided your consent to receive similar information and communications in the future. We will always ensure that our ‘opt out’ notices are clear, conspicuous and easy to take up.

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

SECTION 4 – COOKIES

This Website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. Whenever you visit our website, our servers automatically record information about your usage of this website through ‘cookies’.

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive or mobile phone. Cookies are used to maintain session information between your browser and our website and identify things related to your use of this website such as the time of your visit, its duration and the pages you visit. Most browsers can notify you when a new cookie is received, or turn off cookies altogether. However, if you turn off the cookies, some features of our website may no longer be available to you. For this reason, we recommend you leave the cookies turned on.

We will only use information obtained via cookies in order to learn about your preferences so that we may improve our website and the service offered through it. We may from time to time receive and store certain information relating to your use of our website. We may record information such as the areas of the website you have accessed, the time, date and URL of the pages requested by you, your IP address and your browser software. The recording of such information enables us to monitor the areas of our websites that are most popular and to improve sections of the website accordingly.

SECTION 5 – WORDPRESS WOO COMMERCE

Our store is hosted on WordPress WooCommerce. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through WordPress and WooCommerce data storage, databases and the general application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

SECTION 6 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us (such as PayPal) 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 that 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 that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that 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 Australia 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.

Links

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.

SECTION 7 – 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).

SECTION 8 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that 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.

SECTION 9 – 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 that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact heidimareedesigns@gmail.com or by mail at Heidi Maree Designs, 92 Heritage Drive, Brassall, QLD, 4305, Australia