PRIVACY STATEMENT for HEARTLAND SOUL BOUTIQUE
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.
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
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 9 - QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION