Who Controls your Data?
All data collected on MaternitySewing.com will be handled by us, the company, consisting of Erin Weisbart and Lisa Kievits. Our headquarters are located in Vashon, WA, United States. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, home address, phone number and credit card information
or other details to help you with your experience. We only collect data necessary to perform certain functions inherent to our site, such as placing an order. We do not collect the following information unless we are required by law to do so (in the event of a court case, for example): race or ethnic origin, political opinions, eligious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, genetic or biometric data, health or mortality, sex life or sexual orientation.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site by making an account, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, comment on a blogpost
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you:
Registering an account with us is not mandatory. However, if you do not make an account, you will not have access to your orders on our website. You will receive an email with a download link, and you will be responsible for saving that link and the files attached.
- Make a purchase
To process a transaction, we need certain information required by law, such as your name, email adress, home address and phone number. We need this information in order to pay VAT and sales tax. This information will only be used for that purpose. We also need your credit card information to be able to process your order. If you want to place an order with us, providing us with this information is mandatory. We may occasionally use your email address to notify you of important information regarding your order, such as a pattern update.
- Sign up for our newsletter
Signing up for our newsletter is not mandatory. If you sign up for our newsletter, we will ask for you name and email address. Without those, we are not able to send you email newsletters.
- Respond to a survey or marketing communication
No personal information will be collected when you respond to a survey. Providing your name and email address is optional. If there is a contest or lottery attached to the survey, you will need to provide your name and email address if you want to participate. This is not mandatory and we will not use this information for other purposes.
- Surf the website
We collect anonymous information when you surf maternitysewing.com, such as which pages you visited, and for what duration of time. We use this information to improve our website.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. Our hosting service WP Engine uses regular Malware Scanning, and other tools like running software updates.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
How long do we keep information?
We are required by law to keep information for up to 7 years, for accounting purposes. Anonymous data collected by Google Analytics is stored for up to 14 months.
Accessing your information
You may check your information to verify, update, correct or delete it by logging in to your account. You can opt out of our newsletter by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the newsletter. You can ask us to review any data that we have stored from you. Providing we can authenticate your identity, we can give you information on what data we have stored and how we have used it.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. Cookies are also used for simple website functionality, to remember what you have placed in your cart for example.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website, such as affiliate links or fabric sponsors. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) to compile data regarding user interactions so that we can understand how users find and interact with our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.