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Melissa McKinnon Art Privacy Policy

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Melissa McKinnon Art is committed to keeping your personal and confidential information just that — personal and confidential. Your personal information will be requested when you place an order, fill out a contact form, or sign up for our newsletter, however, it is your decision whether of not you wish to provide such information. We use the information you provide to process and ship orders, and to contact you if necessary. You can sign up for our mailing list without having to worry that we’re selling your personal information to any third parties.

To provide you with the best possible service, we’d like to keep you up-to-date with a range of products and services provided by Melissa McKinnon Art. This may include news of special events, product launches, promotions and news. As we are constantly looking to improve our products and services, we may occasionally contact you for research purposes by post or email.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED

Whenever you shop on melissamckinnonart.com, we ask your permission to obtain from you the information we need to complete your transaction. This may include your first and last name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, or other details to help you with your experience. We keep records of your specific product purchases and transactions with us for seven years for tax record keeping purposes. We also use this information to process your purchase transactions, to send you marketing and promotional materials by email and/or mail, and to help us improve our online products and services. You do not have to provide any information to use this website. However, certain sections of this website or facilities within the site may not be accessible if you choose not to share essential information with us.

You always have the option to opt-out of mailings, and we never share or sell any of our customers’ information to third parties. You may request a copy of the information held about you by sending and email to: hello@melissamckinnonart.comor by phone at 403-808-8825

 

WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE ABOUT HOW MY DATA IS USED?

You may opt out of receiving information from us by email, telephone or post.

To exercise your choices, indicate your wishes on the registration form, unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of our emails, call 1-403-808-8825, or email us at hello@melissamckinnonart.com

You may request a copy of the information held about you by emailing us at hello@melissamckinnonart.com. You may also request that all of your data be deleted and we will comply.

UNSUBSCRIBING FROM OUR EMAIL LIST

We send promotional emails to you only if you have asked to receive them or have purchased a product from us. Each time you receive an email from us, you will be given the opportunity to “opt-out,” or stop receiving them. Simply follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or contact us to remove your name from our mailing list.

 

ABOUT COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, with your permission, in order to let websites do several important things, including remember what’s in your shopping basket and which pages you’ve visited. Cookies give us information about your activity on our website, which helps us improve the site and make it easier to use. By using this website you give your consent to the use of cookies and agree to our privacy policy and term and conditions. Cookies help us to provide a more personalised online service to you and our cookies do not store any sensitive or confidential information.

You can set your computer/mobile device/other device to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is used, or not receive cookies at any time. 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. Please bear in mind that certain functions and personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you without the use of cookies. If you wish to revoke your consent to the use of cookies on this website you can either delete the cookies in your browser’s memory or clear your cache.

 

SECURITY POLICY

We have taken every precaution to ensure that online shopping at Melissa McKinnon Art is as secure as possible.

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. We use regular Malware Scanning.

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, the industry standard encryption technology that ensures safe internet transmission of your personal information.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

 

THE FINE PRINT AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 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

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://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  •       Remarketing with Google AdSense
  •       Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  •       Demographics and Interests Reporting
  •       DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

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.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  •       On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

  •       By emailing us

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?

We 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.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  •       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  •       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  •       Send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  •       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  •       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  •       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  •       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  •       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  •       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  •       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can:

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

 

POLICY CHANGES

We may choose to amend our Privacy Policy for various reasons. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the change on our website. Once a new policy is posted it becomes effective immediately.  

Please feel fee to contact us via email to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions. We would love to hear from you! Email: hello@melissamckinnonart.com

 

PRESS INQUIRIES

Please contact us via email at hello@melissamckinnonart.com with any press inquiries and we will be pleased to assist.

 

REPORT TECHNICAL ISSUES

For any problems with our website, please contact hello@melissamckinnonart.com

 

CONTACTING US

Our privacy policy is part of our Terms and Conditions and by using this website, you are agreeing to accept all terms and conditions. If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

www.melissamckinnonart.com
37 Auburn Shores Manor SE
Calgary, AB T3M0X1
Canada
melissamckinnonartist@gmail.com

 

Last edited: May 1, 2018

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