PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their  personal information is collected.

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.attachingheartstohome.org . This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web sites. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site.
  • How this information is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How long this information is retained in our systems.
  • How you can request a copy of your personal data, or have it corrected or deleted.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, credit card information, website address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, request a free resource, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information? 
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, request a free resource, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. 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. 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. To read more about how this Squarespace website uses SSL technology please go to https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205815898-Squarespace-and-SSL

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Attaching Hearts to Home uses cookies to collect basic information about our users to help us in offering the best user experience possible to all of our visitors. These performance cookies collect information about our visitor's language preferences, browser type, referral sites and the dates and times of visitor's requests. This information is gathered solely for statistical purposes and does not include any information that can personally identify you. The performance cookies we use are as follows: 

Google Analytics helps allow us to measure how users interact with our site content. These cookies record details about how users are interacting with the website, like what pages they've visited or how long they've been on a page. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit: Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security Page.

You can manage cookies in a variety of ways, but please note that disabling cookies may negatively impact your user experience on our website. To opt-out of Google Analytics, you can do so here.

Attaching Hearts to Home may also collect data regarding your usage of our website, your interactions with our emails, and in some cases your IP address. We use this data to help us understand how our users interact with our site and marketing so that we can make improvements. We will not complete this type of data collection from you without your consent*. You may have provided consent via a pop-up on our website, or you can provide consent here.

You may also withdraw consent at any time for this type of website and email tracking by emailing us at therese@attachingheartstohome.org

 

 

Use of your personal information
Finally, we also collect information that you voluntarily give us via our website when ordering, emailing, or other direct contact from you. We are the sole owners of this information and we will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will only use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us or for our own marketing purposes when consent is given. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via phone or email (if provided) as needed to request information or follow up on you order.

We store data on your order history indefinitely for the purposes of refunding, resending, and researching your requests. Data used for marketing purposes is retained until your consent to market to you is withdrawn either explicitly or by way of bounced emails.

*Consent for this type of tracking is only required if you are browsing our website from a location in the European Union. If you are browsing our website from another location tracking may be done without first requiring consent. You may still request to be excluded from this tracking, opt out using the form that follows this policy.

 

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You retain the right to control your data. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email at therese@attachingheartstohome.org

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
  • Provide or withdraw consent for data collection and marketing.

  

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. Your credit card details are never saved past your initial transaction.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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.

You are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements and policies of other websites you choose to link to or from the Sites, so that you may understand how those sites collect, use and store your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, policies or content of any other websites. Websites containing co-branding (referencing my name and a third party’s name) contain content delivered by the third party and not me.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's 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 13.

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 have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

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 a 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 with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - 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 which can be accesses on every page via the footer section. Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on this Privacy Policy Page.

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 the users via email within 1 business day. We will notify the users via our website within 1 business day. We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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 a government agency 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.
• We may also 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 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.

International privacy laws and your rights under the GDPR
If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information to the United States where my servers are located. Information you submit may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by me. These countries (including the United States) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive protective as your country of residence; however, my collection, storage, and use of your data will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

If you are a member of the European Union (EU), you have special rights under the GDPR. Those include: You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to portability of your data. All complaints must be sent to therese@attachingheartstohome.org. You also have the right to erasure, rectification, access, or to seek restrictions to the processing of your personal data in our system. To the extent you provide consent to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Any withdrawal of consent does not apply to data collected lawfully prior to such consent. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority containing jurisdiction over GDPR related issues. 

Opt-Out and Unsubscribe
Attaching Hearts to Home and Therese McDonald occasionally sends out newsletters to those who subscribed to it via this website. As a recipient of this newsletter you can opt-out at any time by using one of these methods:
• Click on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.
• Contact Attaching Hearts to Home using the contact form on this website https://www.attachingheartstohome.org/contact/

Limitations.
By using the Sites you agree that I am not responsible for: (i) any disclosure of your personal information made by you to a third party through your use of the Sites; (ii) any disclosure of your personal information obtained illegally from me; or (iii) any accidental disclosure of your personal information made by me.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Therese McDonald - Attaching Hearts to Home
Box 25
Mundare, AB T0B 3H0
CAN

Via the contact form on this website  https://www.attachingheartstohome.org/contact/

DISCLAIMER

Liability for links.
Our website contains links to external websites of third parties on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we can not assume any liability for these third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. A permanent control of the content of the linked pages is, however, without concrete evidence of an infringement is unreasonable. We will remove such links immediately if we become aware of any legal infringements.

 

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email at therese@attachingheartstohome.org

If you wish to make a complaint against us regarding your data usage you can do so via email at therese@attachingheartstohome.org

 

 

Last Edited on May 21, 2018