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PRIVACY STATEMENT for HEARTLAND SOUL BOUTIQUE

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SECTION 1 - WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

When you visit our website, as is typical on almost all websites, our server automatically sets "Cookies"  These are small files which are stored temporarily on your hard disk  They are used for navigation and increase the user friendliness of a website. You can still use some of our website even if you do not want cookies to be created on your computer. However, please note that some functions may be restricted.  Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can prevent this by setting your browser to block all cookies. For details, please refer to the instructions provided by your browser manufacturer.  
We collect annonymous information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit to our website, the pages you visited on our website, the browser you are using, etc. It also stores, where available, the country from which you are accessing our website, the language of the browser you are using, the website from which you are accessing our website, the search word used (if our site is accessed via a search engine), as well as the type of connection and operating system. We use this information to constantly help improve your website experience.

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we also collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.  With your opt-in permission, we will send you emails or texts about our store, new products and other updates.

 


SECTION 2 - 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.
We use an "opt-in system" on our website to sign up for our newsletter, meaning you must first click to confirm we have your permission to send you our emails,  then click  a second time to submit the form and add you to our mailing list. If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may at any time withdraw from our mailing list by clicking the unsubscribe link in all of our emails.

 


SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

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


SECTION 4 - OUR E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

Our Online E-Commerce platform is ECWID. Their service allows us to display and sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through Ecwid's data storage, databases and the general ecwid application reside on a secure server behind a firewall.

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, 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.

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 of Service.

Links:  When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. (Pinterest, Facebook etc)  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.


SECTION 5 - USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS & COOKIES

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We activated the “_anonymizeIp()” extension on this website so your IP address will only be processed by EU or ECC Member States of the European Union in abbreviated form. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be forwarded to a server of Google in the US to be abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser in line with Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You have the opportunity to avoid the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

SECTION 6 - PAYMENT GATEWAY

When you provide your credit card information to make a purchase on our website, the information is handled by our merchant provider "SQUARE" and is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. "Heartland Soul Boutique" website does not store,  or have access to your credit card information. All aspects of transmitting sensitive information is handled through SQUARE, and although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we have used SQUARE as our credit card processing provider in our retail store for over 8 years with absolutely no problems!

Your purchase transaction data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and is stored on their servers only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. Once complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.


SECTION 7 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the minimum age required by your state of residence to lawfully hold a credit card in their name and enter into a legally binding contract. Children and young people under this age may not use our website or transmit any personal data over the Internet without the consent of their parent or guardian. We ensure that we do not knowingly store any personal data relating to minors.


SECTION 8 - 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. If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners and you will be notified of any privacy changes.


SECTION 9 - QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you,  simply contact us using our online contact form, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail at Heartland Soul Boutique  624 Topeka Ave, Lyndon, KS, 66451, United States