Privacy Policy

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. 

This privacy policy has been developed in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information, and to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. I will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Your email address and any other personal identifying information that you provide will not be displayed on the site and will not, under any circumstances, be distributed to any third party organization. Once you have registered on Gardens of the Sun or to the mailing list, your email address will be used only to send you my newsletters and/or to alert you to any event about which you have explicitly requested to be notified (for example an out of stock item being restocked or the status of your custom order). 

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. 

Do I use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, my service provider uses cookies to remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, to provide you with improved services. I also use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may contract with third-party service providers to assist me in better understanding site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on my behalf except to help me conduct and improve my business.

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.

Once you leave my store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy. 

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

I 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 any material changes to this policy have been made, I will notify you on this page that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on 1 August 2015. 

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

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through the website and not to information collected offline.

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.

Your consent

By using this website, you consent to my privacy policy. When you provide Gardens of the Sun with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, you consent to Gardens of the Sun collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

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 info@gardensofthesun.net

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