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WickerWoman.com Privacy Policy

The Wicker Woman® (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of www.WickerWoman.com (the “Website“) any content, functionality and services offered on or through the site, whether as a guest or a registered user.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, per US/EU Privacy Guidelines. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Information You Provide To Us

The Website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide at several different points on our website from technical processes by filling out forms, communicating with us via contact forms, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback.

We use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry, process or deliver the requested product and/or service, allow you to access specific account information, or advise you of special promotions, discounts, updates and new products.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology

As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our website, and any communications between your computer and our Website. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.

Log Files, Cookies, and Web Beacons

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on WickerWoman.com to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies, and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the browser you used to visit our site.

This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing “cooking” ads to someone who frequents “cooking” sites).

Third Party Use Of Cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements (which provide financial support), on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website.

The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Some ads on the Website may be served by Google through their Google Adsense program. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc.

You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

The Wicker Woman® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Third-Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are leaving our website and traveling to another website.

If you follow any offsite links in pursuit of goods and services of interest to you, The Wicker Woman®, Cathryn Peters and/or WickerWoman.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party advertisers or such Web sites.

You are encouraged to read the privacy statements of these linked sites, as their privacy policies may be different from ours. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Email Policy

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter through our list service provider, Seva, formerly ConvertKit, which may be used for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes. If you elect to subscribe, your email address and name will be stored on their servers.

All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

Contact Forms

The forms on our site permit customers to request certain information, purchase some of our products using the PayPal shopping cart and also to advertise their businesses through the National Furniture Repair Directory™ and the Cane & Basket Supplies Directory™.

When advertising on the National Furniture Repair Directory™ limited personal contact information is volunteered by said businesses and made public as a requirement of their listing on the Directory and is done with prior consent and approval of each advertiser.

WickerWoman.com does not sell, rent or lease your email addresses to outside third parties. Any personally identifiable information that is divulged through the use of such forms (other than as a requirement of an ad listing) will only be disclosed to others due to law enforcement demands or court demands.

We keep contact form submissions for periods for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Analytics

Google Analytics is used on this site to gather information so we can better understand traffic patterns and study trends on the site. Data is stored for 26 months. The privacy policy for all Google products is here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/

Transactional and On-Going Service Data

The Company uses (but is not limited to using) the following sub-processors in order to carry out business activities. Your data may not be processed by every sub-processor listed, and conversely may be processed by more than those listed, depending on the nature of services that you have engaged us for:

  • Google GSuite products and Analytics – https://policies.google.com/privacy/
  • Securi – https://sucuri.net/privacy
  • Gravatar – https://automattic.com/privacy/
  • Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/about/privacyshield
  • Siteground Web Hosting – https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm
  • PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
  • Billy Accounting System – https://billyapp.com/privacy-policy/
  • AirTable – https://airtable.com/privacy
  • Akismet (owned by Automattic) – https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/
  • Backblaze (cloud backup) – https://www.carbonite.com/terms-of-use/privacy-policy/
  • AWS (cloud backup) – https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/data-privacy-faq/
  • Dropbox (cloud backup) – https://www.dropbox.com/privacy

How Long We Retain Your Data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

For tax purposes, the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact Information

The Wicker Woman®-Cathryn Peters
1250 Alango Road, Angora, MN 55703 USA
info@wickerwoman.com

The last update was: July 5, 2018

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