Privacy Statement
Paint by numbers expert Privacy Guidelines
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This document explains how Paint by numbers expert collects, utilizes, and disseminates your personal data when you access or make a purchase on Paintbynumbers-expert.com (referred to as the “Site”).
“When you use our website, you (the site visitor) consent to let external entities process your IP address for identifying your geographical location to convert currencies. Additionally, you agree to store this currency information in a session cookie in your browser (a temporary cookie that disappears when you close the browser). We implement this to ensure that the chosen currency remains the same during your browsing experience on our site, allowing for price conversion to your (the visitor’s) local currency.”
COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA
Upon visiting the Site, we automatically gather specific details about your device, including the type of web browser, IP address, time zone, and some cookies present on your device. While navigating the Site, we also collect data on the specific web pages or products you view, the websites or search terms that brought you to the Site, and your interaction with the Site. This data collected automatically is referred to as “Device Information.”
We amass Device Information through:
– “Cookies,” which are data files placed on your device or computer, usually containing an anonymous unique identifier. For further details about cookies and how to disable them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
– “Log files” that record actions on the Site and gather data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels,” which are electronic files used to document how you browse the Site.
– [[INSERT DESCRIPTIONS OF OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED]]
Moreover, when you purchase or attempt to buy through the Site, we collect specific information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers [[INSERT OTHER ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS]]), email address, and phone number. This information is termed “Order Information.”
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In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” encompasses both Device Information and Order Information.
USAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Generally, we use the Order Information collected to fulfill orders made through the Site (this includes processing your payment information, arranging shipping, and providing invoices and order confirmations). Additionally, we use Order Information to:
– Communicate with you;
– Screen orders for potential risk or fraud; and
– Provide you with information or advertising related to our products or services, in accordance with your preferences.
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Device Information collected is used for risk and fraud screening (particularly using your IP address) and more broadly, to enhance and optimize our Site (for instance, by generating analytics on how our customers interact with the Site and evaluating the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
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SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to assist us in using your Personal Information, as outlined above. For example, we use Shopify for our online store operations—you can learn more about how Shopify handles your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also employ Google Analytics to understand our customers’ Site usage—you can find more about Google’s use of your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Opting out of Google Analytics is possible here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Additionally, we may share your Personal Information to comply with relevant laws and regulations, respond to lawful information requests, or protect our rights.
BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING
As stated earlier, we utilize your Personal Information for targeted advertising or marketing. To learn more about targeted advertising, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
Opt-out options for targeted advertising include:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
– Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
– Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
– Email: find an “unsubscribe” link in any marketing emails.
– SMS: each promotional SMS includes an unsubscribe link.
Furthermore, opting out of some services can be done through the Digital Advertising Alliance’s portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
DO NOT TRACK NOTICE
We do not modify our Site’s data collection and usage practices when your browser sends a Do Not Track signal.
YOUR RIGHTS
If you reside in Europe, you have rights to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information that we hold. For exercising these rights, please contact us using the information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident, we process your information to fulfill contracts (e.g., if you make an order through the Site) or to pursue legitimate business interests mentioned above. Note that your information will be transferred outside Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
DATA RETENTION
We keep your Order Information in our records unless and until you request us to delete this information.
POLICY UPDATES
Occasionally, we may revise this privacy policy to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.
CONTACTING US
For more details about our privacy practices, inquiries, or complaints, please contact us via email at hey@paintbynumbers-expert.com or by mail at the following address: