PRIVACY and COOKIE POLICY

 

spurlegulstudio.com is committed to the secure use and protection of its customers’ and Visitors’ private data. We sell handmade paper goods, stationery and calligraphy services through this website and are not involved or interested in selling, trading or renting your data with other companies for marketing purpose. This privacy policy details how, why and when we collect your personal data and how it is used to make your experience on our website a pleasant one. We encourage you to read this policy in its entirety to gain a comprehensive insight into your interactions with our website.

SECTION 1 – HOW AND WHEN WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL 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 to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

COOKIES
Since our Website is hosted on Squarespace, you might want to check out their cookie policy as well to better understand how cookies are used. But in a nutshell, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies also help us remember your choices such as language preferences to provide a more streamlined experience on our website.  

Along with enabling us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site, Cookies help us analyze how and when our website is being accessed and used to track the performance of website. For example, cookies can help us determine if you viewed a page or opened an email, the IP address and affiliated geo location data as well as the browser you are using to access our website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Opting out:
You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use our website. Squarespace currently does not respond to DNT:1 signals from browsers visiting websites hosted by them. You can also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from certain ad networks here (or if located in the European Union, here).

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

MAKING A PURCHASE
When you purchase our handmade paper products, you have the option to pay with a credit card or through your paypal account.

Credit Card Payment Processing Through Stripe

If you choose to pay with a credit card, your transaction will be processed by the online e-commerce platform we use to sell our products which is provided by Squarespace and/or their affiliated e-commerce platform Stripe, Inc., a third-party processing service (stripe.com) that allows us to accept your payment online through credit or debit card processing.

Your credit data, such as the name on the credit card, the date of expiry, the CVC code and the billing address associated with the credit card,  may be stored through Squarespace's and/or Stripe's data storage, databases, and the general Squarespace or Stripe application. 
Upon choosing a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, Stripe may store your credit card data.  According to the information available to us, the data you provide through our website for payments is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).  Your purchase transaction data should only be stored for as long as required to complete the transaction and deleted thereafter.  
PCI-DSS requirements are designed to help in ensuring the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. Payment gateways are required to adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council.
For more information and a to obtain a better understanding of the available information, you should review Stripe's Privacy Policy.

Making a purchase through your PayPal account

If you prefer to pay with your PayPal account, you will be redirected to the PayPal API integrated with our website to allow you to log in to your PayPal account and continue your purchase. You can have a look at the PayPal Privacy Policy here.

INFORMATION FOR SHIPPING THE HANDMADE PAPER GOODS YOU PURCHASE

During the course of making a purchase on our website, you will be required to provide your name and mailing address. You will also be asked to provide your email address so we can send you alerts relevant to your order, such as status of shipping, estimated delivery times etc. We don’t use your email address for any purpose other than to keep you informed of the status of your order unless you have signed up for our mailing list. We also share your email address and shipping address with Shipstation.com, our preferred provider of shipping services. Any data we share with Shipstation.com is only for the purpose of performing our business obligations to you as a customer and are not intended for marketing purposes. You can access the Shipstation Privacy Policy here.


EMAIL MARKETING:

With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates using MailChimp integration on our website. We encourage you to read through MailChimp’s Privacy Policy to understand how they secure and process your data. The option to subscribe to our mailing list is clearly marked on our website and only comes up during the process of placing an order. We don’t use pre checked boxes to include you in our mailing list without your express consent and have a double opt-in feature whereby even if you do consent to joining our mailing list, we will send ask you to confirm your consent just in case you would like to reconsider your choice.

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.

How do I withdraw my consent?
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 info@spurlegulstudio.com or mailing us at: Spur Le Gull LLC, PO BOX 1745, Centreville, Virginia, 20122, United States

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

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

SECTION 4 - 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 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 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 of Service.

LINKS
When you click on links on our website, 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 5 - 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.

SECTION 6 - 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 7 - 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 so that we may continue to sell products to you.

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 our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@spurlegulstudio.com or by mail at
Spur Le Gull LLC
Re: Privacy Compliance Officer
PO BOX 1745, Centreville, Virginia, 20122