These cookies are text-based files that tell me about the web pages and/or products that you view, how you’ve found the site (via Google search, social media), and if you’ve been here before.
Details from these cookies are also collected by Google Analytics and these details show me how many people are on my website at a time and their length of visit. Though I can view general information about my viewers, like their time zone or country of origin, neither Google or I can view any of the personal information about You or your computer from these cookies.
I use Flodesk to contact viewers and send them periodic updates and news. Users sign up on their own and I will never sign You up to my newsletter without your consent. And I certainly will never share, trade, or sell your details to any other business for them to contact you.
Sign ups to the newsletter does mean entering your email address, but no other information is required. You can unsubscribe from my email newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email that goes out. If you experience an issue with unsubscribing, please contact me.
Flodesk does collect some data about how many times a newsletter is sent, has been opened, and if any links are clicked on; this information is used to help me monitor and improve my newsletter.
When you use my contact form, you’ll be asked to provide your name and an email address. This information is sent to my email so I can answer any question you may have for me. Though my email has a custom domain, it is provided by Gmail which is secure to protect any information you send to me.
Any details you include in the contact form (name, email, etc) is only used to respond to your questions or concerns. This information is not saved and not used for any other purpose.
Placing an Order
When you purchase from my shop, there are some details collected from you in order to fulfill and ship your order. Your information is not used for any purpose other than fulfilling your order or contacting you about your order. Information collected includes:
- Your Name
- Your mailing address
- Your email address
- Your payment information
My website/shop is hosted by Shopify, which is specifically designed for a secure online shopping experience. If you choose to pay with a credit card, Shopify has access to some of those details to process payments, but this information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for the lock icon in the address bar of your browser.
I use USPS as a mail carrier and in order to ship your order to you, your name and address is printed on the front. USPS is given no other information about You.
I take great precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via this website, your information is protected both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (fulfilling your order) are granted access to any personal information.
Acceptance of Terms
SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR 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 in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.
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 anytime, by contacting us at email@example.com or mailing us at:
Monster Kitty Society
P.O. Box 6816 Sevierville Tennessee US 37876
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 - SHOPIFY
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways 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.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
SECTION 5 - 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 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.
When you click on links on our store, 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 6 - 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 7 - COOKIES
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
SECTION 8 - 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.
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.