Your privacy is very important to me. I will not sell, share or trade any information you supply to Gardens of the Sun with a third party. Any information collected is used to provide you with a better shopping experience and to notify you via email of promotions and upcoming sales. If you would prefer not to receive these emails, you may opt out anytime.
What information do I collect?
- I collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or promotion, or respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail
- When ordering or registering, I may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit this site anonymously.
- I also collect information about gift recipients so that I can ship out the jewelry. Information collected about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.
- Like many websites, Gardens of the Sun uses "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to the website. See the header "cookies" for more information about this.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information collected from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your site experience and to allow Gardens of the Sun to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested, e.g. related products or special discounts.
- To allow me to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- If you have opted-in to the mailing list e-mail newsletter, you will receive periodic e-mails. You can opt-out any time.
How do I protect your information?
I implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. 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. When you place orders or access your personal information, I offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted to be only accessed as stated above.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Safari, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of the services will not function properly.
Third party providers
My store is built using Squarespace. They provide me with the online e-commerce platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you. In general, the third-party provider used will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to Gardens of the Sun.
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 I am required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, I 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. 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.
Third party links
I may include third party links on the website. When you click on these links, they will direct you away from this website. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my website and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).
Do I disclose the information collected to outside parties?
No, never. I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. I just don’t. This is your information and I will treat it as confidential at all times.
How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided?
To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let me know by modifying your preferences in the "My Account" section. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.
To delete all of your online account information from the database, sign into the "My Account" section of the website and remove your shipping addresses, billing addresses & payment information. Please note that I may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping about past orders.
To opt out of the mailing list, you can click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of each email.
Changes to this policy
If ever Gardens of the Sun is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners to continue to sell products to you. You will maintain the ability to opt-out of this at any time.
Online policy only
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit the Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of this website.
If I ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, I will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
Questions and feedback
I welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send me any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.
If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.