Hi, Lori here. Your trust is really important to me, so I wanted write a quick note to explain my privacy policy using plain English. These official policies can sound pretty alarming! I think it's because they have to include specific, detailed language to cover all the laws and regulations. However, the way I collect, process, and store your information is not unusual..

It's pretty basic. Like most small business website owners, I use analytics to assess general trends. For instance, I look at how how people navigate the site or how long they stay on a certain page. This tells me what people are interested in when they visit the website, so I can use that information to make the site better.

I'm only here to connect with a community of ocarina enthusiasts, make and sell ocarinas, and perhaps point you in the direction of other handmade goods I make myself. I certainly don't want to annoy you! That means that I try really hard to make it obvious what I'm going to do with any information you enter into the website. For example, if you subscribe to the newsletter, I'll only use your name and email address to subscribe you to the newsletter. The same goes for information you give me during the process of making a transaction on the website: I'll use your information only to process the transaction or contact you about your order.

 

And that's about it! No creepy tricks.
 

Of course, you should still read my official privacy policy below to find out about the specifics.

Privacy Policy

What type of information we collect


Spirit Song Ocarinas receives, collects and stores any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. This includes personally identifiable information (such as name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

 

How we collect your information

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect payment details (including credit card information) and personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal and payment information will be used only to conduct said transaction.

When you subscribe to our newsletter we collect personal information you give us such as your name and e-mail address. Your personal information will be used only to send you our newsletter.

Why we collect information

 

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How do we store, use, share and disclose your personal information

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers

How do we communicate with you:

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

How do we use cookies and other tracking tools:

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform, which places both transient (session) and persistent (permanent or stored) cookies on Wix sites:

 

 

svSession                                  Permanent               Communication between site owner and visitor (Wix Chat)

 

hs                                               Session                      Security

XSRF-TOKEN                           Persistent                  Security

 

smSession                                Two weeks                Identifies logged in site members

 

TSxxxxxxxx (where x is          Permanent                Security

replaced with a random

series of numbers and 

letters)

TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x        Permanent                 Security 

is replaced with a random 

series of numbers and 

letters)             

 

We also use other third party services such as Google Analytics, and in some cases those services use cookies for analytical or security purposes. 

 

How can you withdraw your consent?

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at spiritsongocarinas@gmail.com

Privacy Policy Updates
 

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. 

Questions

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments--or if you would like to access, amend, or delete any personal information we have about you, please feel free to drop us a line at spiritsongocarinas@gmail.com

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