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owner and data controller
wicked whimsy arts – 3436 magazine street, new orleans, louisiana
owner contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
device information: examples of personal information collected: version of web browser, ip address, time zone, cookie information, what sites or products you view, search terms, and how you interact with the site.
purpose of collection: to load the site accurately for you, and to perform analytics on site usage to optimize our site.
source of collection: collected automatically when you access our site using cookies, log files, web beacons, tags, or pixels.
disclosure for a business purpose: shared with our processor shopify.
order information: examples of personal information collected: name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number.
- purpose of collection: to provide products or services to you to fulfill our contract, to process your payment information, arrange for shipping, and provide you with invoices and/or order confirmations, communicate with you, screen our orders for potential risk or fraud, and when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
- source of collection: collected from you.
- disclosure for a business purpose: shared with our processor shopify.
customer support information: examples of personal information collected:
- purpose of collection: to provide customer support.
- source of collection: collected from you.
- disclosure for a business purpose
minors: the site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. we do not intentionally collect personal information from children. if you are the parent or guardian and believe your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at the address below to request deletion.
sharing personal information: we share your personal information with service providers to help us provide our services and fulfill our contracts with you, as described above. for example:
- we use shopify to power our online store. you can read more about how shopify uses your personal information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
- we may share your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
wicked whimsy arts uses api integration for several third-party services including dropbox, facebook, and google. the service does not store or access any login credentials for any of these third-party services. please refer to those companies’ privacy policies and terms of service if you have concerns or questions.
our site sells personal information, as defined by the california consumer privacy act of 2018 (“ccpa”).
types of data collected: among the types of personal data that this website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: cookies; usage data; email address; first name; last name; country; gender; unique device identifiers for advertising (google advertiser id or idfa, for example); geographic position; language.
personal data may be freely provided by the user, or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using this website.
unless specified otherwise, all data requested by this website is mandatory and failure to provide this data may make it impossible for this website to provide its services. in cases where this website specifically states that some data is not mandatory, users are free not to communicate this data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the service.
users who are uncertain about which personal data is mandatory are welcome to contact the owner.
users are responsible for any third-party personal data obtained, published or shared through this website and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the data to the owner.
methods of processing: the owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the data.
the data processing is carried out using computers and/or it enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. in addition to the owner, in some cases, the data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this website (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, it companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by the owner. the updated list of these parties may be requested from the owner at any time.
legal basis of processing: the owner may process personal data relating to users if one of the following applies:
- users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. note: under some legislations the owner may be allowed to process personal data until the user objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. this, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of personal data is subject to european data protection law;
- provision of data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the user and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the owner is subject;
- processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the owner;
- processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the owner or by a third party.
in any case, the owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
legitimate interests: wicked whimsy arts will process your data for certain legitimate business interests which include some or all of the following:
- fulfil contractual obligations i.e. provide goods and services
- improve the services provided
- notify you of any changes to goods and/or services that may affect people
- provide direct marketing
- improve marketing performance
- improve our websites so content is delivered more efficiently
- monitor our websites and/or app activity to identify usage trends
- monitor statistical analysis and conduct market research
where we are processing your data for the above reasons we shall always hold your data rights paramount. you have the right to object to this processing if you wish, more details can be found below on objecting to processing.
place: the data is processed at the owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
depending on the user’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the user’s data to a country other than their own. to find out more about the place of processing of such transferred data, users can check the section containing details about the processing of personal data.
users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of data transfers to a country outside the european union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the un, and about the security measures taken by the owner to safeguard their data.
if any such transfer takes place, users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the owner using the information provided in the contact section.
retention time: personal data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
- personal data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the owner and the user shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
- personal data collected for the purposes of the owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the owner.
the owner may be allowed to retain personal data for a longer period whenever the user has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. furthermore, the owner may be obliged to retain personal data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
once the retention period expires, personal data shall be deleted. therefore, the right of access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
the purposes of processing: the data concerning the user is collected to allow the owner to provide its service, comply with its legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, protect its rights and interests (or those of its users or third parties), detect any malicious or fraudulent activity, as well as the following: access to third-party accounts, interaction with external social networks and platforms, analytics, registration and authentication, hosting and backend infrastructure, displaying content from external platforms, spam protection, remarketing and behavioral targeting, managing contacts and sending messages, contacting the user, handling payments, managing support and contact requests, interaction with support and feedback platforms, tag management, traffic optimization and distribution, advertising, content performance and features testing (a/b testing) and interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties.
for specific information about the personal data used for each purpose, the user may refer to the section “detailed information on the processing of personal data”.
facebook permissions asked by this website: this website may ask for some facebook permissions allowing it to perform actions with the user’s facebook account and to retrieve information, including personal data, from it. this service allows this website to connect with the user’s account on the facebook social network, provided by facebook inc.
the permissions asked are the following:
basic information: by default, this includes certain user’s data such as id, name, picture, gender, and their locale. certain connections of the user, such as the friends, are also available. if the user has made more of their data public, more information will be available.
- about me: provides access to the ‘about me’ section of the profile.
- email: provides access to the user’s primary email address.
- list of friends
detailed information on the processing of personal data: personal data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
access to third-party accounts: this type of service allows this website to access data from your account on a third-party service and perform actions with it.
these services are not activated automatically, but require explicit authorization by the user.
analytics: the services contained in this section enable the owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behavior.
6. analytics collected directly (this website): this website uses an internal analytics system that does not involve third parties. personal data processed: cookies; usage data.
content performance and features testing (a/b testing): the services contained in this section allow the owner to track and analyze the user response concerning web traffic or behavior regarding changes to the structure, text or any other component of this website.
handling payments: payment processing services enable this website to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. to ensure greater security, this website shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction.
some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the user, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.
interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties: this type of service allows users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of this website for the purpose of saving and reusing data.
if one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and usage data in the pages where it is installed, even if the users do not actively use the service.
remarketing and behavioral targeting: this type of service allows this website and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this website by the user.
this activity is facilitated by tracking usage data and by using trackers to collect information which is then transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.
some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists.
in addition to any opt-out feature provided by any of the services below, users may opt out by visiting the network advertising initiative opt-out page.
behavioral advertising: as described above, we use your personal information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. for example:
- we use google analytics to help us understand how our customers use the site. you can read more about how google uses your personal information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. you can also opt-out of google analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
for more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the network advertising initiative’s (“nai”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
you can opt out of targeted advertising by:
- 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]
additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the digital advertising alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.
tag management: this type of service helps the owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on this website in a centralized fashion.
this results in the users’ data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this data.
advertising: this type of service allows user data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes. these communications are displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this website, possibly based on user interests.
this does not mean that all personal data are used for this purpose. information and conditions of use are shown below.
some of the services listed below may use trackers to identify users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the user’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside this website. for more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
services of this kind usually offer the possibility to opt out of such tracking. in addition to any opt-out feature offered by any of the services below, users may learn more on how to generally opt out of interest-based advertising within the dedicated section “how to opt-out of interest-based advertising” in this document.
contacting the user – mailing list or newsletter (this website): by registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the user’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this website. your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this website or after making a purchase. personal data processed: cookies; country; email address; first name; gender; last name; usage data.
hosting and backend infrastructure: this type of service has the purpose of hosting data and files that enable this website to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of this website. some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the personal data are stored.
interaction with external social networks and platforms: this type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this website.
the interaction and information obtained through this website are always subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network.
this type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.
it is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on this website isn’t being connected back to the user’s profile.
managing contacts and sending messages: this type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the user.
these services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the user, as well as when the user interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
push notifications opt-out: users may in most cases opt-out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then changing those settings for some or all of the apps on the particular device.
interest-based advertising opt-out: users may opt-out of onesignal advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones. different device configurations, or updates to devices, may affect or change how these indicated settings work.
registration and authentication: by registering or authenticating, users allow this website to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.
depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. in this case, this website will be able to access some data, stored by these third-party services, for registration or identification purposes.
3. spam protection: this type of service analyzes the traffic of this website, potentially containing users’ personal data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as spam.
traffic optimization and distribution: this type of service allows this website to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
which personal data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. their function is to filter communications between this website and the user’s browser.
considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain personal information of the user are transferred.
the rights of users: users may exercise certain rights regarding their data processed by the owner.
in particular, users have the right to do the following:
- withdraw their consent at any time. users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their personal data.
- object to processing of their data. users have the right to object to the processing of their data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
- access their data. users have the right to learn if data is being processed by the owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the data undergoing processing.
- verify and seek rectification. users have the right to verify the accuracy of their data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
- restrict the processing of their data. users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their data. in this case, the owner will not process their data for any purpose other than storing it.
- have their personal data deleted or otherwise removed. users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their data from the owner.
- receive their data and have it transferred to another controller. users have the right to receive their data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. this provision is applicable provided that the data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the user’s consent, on a contract which the user is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
- lodge a complaint. users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.
details about the right to object to processing: where personal data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the owner, users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
users must know that, however, should their personal data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. to learn, whether the owner is processing personal data for direct marketing purposes, users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
how to exercise these rights: any requests to exercise user rights can be directed to the owner through the contact details provided in this document. these requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the owner as early as possible and always within one month.
for simplicity, all such technologies are defined as “trackers” within this document – unless there is a reason to differentiate.
for example, while cookies can be used on both web and mobile browsers, it would be inaccurate to talk about cookies in the context of mobile apps as they are a browser-based tracker. for this reason, within this document, the term cookies is only used where it is specifically meant to indicate that particular type of tracker.
some of the purposes for which trackers are used may also require the user’s consent. whenever consent is given, it can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.
this website uses trackers managed directly by the owner (so-called “first-party” trackers) and trackers that enable services provided by a third-party (so-called “third-party” trackers). unless otherwise specified within this document, third-party providers may access the trackers managed by them.
the validity and expiration periods of cookies and other similar trackers may vary depending on the lifetime set by the owner or the relevant provider. some of them expire upon termination of the user’s browsing session.
in addition to what’s specified in the descriptions within each of the categories below, users may find more precise and updated information regarding lifetime specification as well as any other relevant information – such as the presence of other trackers – in the linked privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or by contacting the owner.
activities strictly necessary for the operation of this website and delivery of the service: this website uses so-called “technical” cookies and other similar trackers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the service.
cookies necessary for the functioning of the store
_ab: used in connection with access to admin.
_secure_session_id: used in connection with navigation through a storefront.
cart: used in connection with shopping cart.
cart_sig: used in connection with checkout.
cart_ts: used in connection with checkout.
checkout_token: used in connection with checkout.
secret: used in connection with checkout.
secure_customer_sig: used in connection with customer login.
storefront_digest: used in connection with customer login.
_shopify_u: used to facilitate updating customer account information.
reporting and analytics
_tracking_consent: tracking preferences.
_landing_page: track landing pages
_orig_referrer: track landing pages
_s: shopify analytics.
_shopify_fs: shopify analytics.
_shopify_s: shopify analytics.
_shopify_sa_p: shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_sa_t : shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_y: shopify analytics.
_y: shopify analytics.
the length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.
you can control and manage cookies in various ways. please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.
most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “tools” or “preferences” menu. for more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as www.allaboutcookies.org.
additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. to exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “behavioural advertising” section above.
other activities involving the use of trackers
basic interactions & functionalities: this website uses trackers to enable basic interactions and functionalities, allowing users to access selected features of the service and facilitating the user’s communication with the owner.
experience enhancement: this website uses trackers to provide a personalized user experience by improving the quality of preference management options, and by enabling interaction with external networks and platforms.
measurement: this website uses trackers to measure traffic and analyze user behavior with the goal of improving the service.
how to manage preferences and provide or withdraw consent: there are various ways to manage tracker related preferences and to provide and withdraw consent, where relevant:
users can manage preferences related to trackers from directly within their own device settings, for example, by preventing the use or storage of trackers.
additionally, whenever the use of trackers is based on consent, users can provide or withdraw such consent by setting their preferences within the cookie notice or by updating such preferences accordingly via the relevant consent-preferences widget, if available.
it is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored trackers, including those used to remember the user’s initial consent.
other trackers in the browser’s local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history.
locating tracker settings: users can, for example, find information about how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:
- google chrome
- mozilla firefox
- apple safari
- microsoft internet explorer
- microsoft edge
users may also manage certain categories of trackers used on mobile apps by opting out through relevant device settings such as the device advertising settings for mobile devices, or tracking settings in general (users may open the device settings and look for the relevant setting).
how to opt out of interest-based advertising: notwithstanding the above, users may follow the instructions provided by youronlinechoices (eu), the network advertising initiative (us) and the digital advertising alliance (us), daac (canada), ddai (japan) or other similar services. such initiatives allow users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. the owner thus recommends that users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.
the digital advertising alliance offers an application called appchoices that helps users to control interest-based advertising on mobile apps.
additional information about data collection and processing – legal action: the user’s personal data may be used for legal purposes by the owner in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the related services.
the user declares to be aware that the owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
system logs and maintenance: for operation and maintenance purposes, this website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this website (system logs) use other personal data (such as the ip address) for this purpose.
information not contained in this policy: more details concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested from the owner at any time. please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
how “do not track” requests are handled: this website does not support “do not track” requests.
to determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “do not track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “do not track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.
it is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.
should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the user’s consent, the owner shall collect new consent from the user, where required.
gdpr: if you are a resident of the eea, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you, to port it to a new service, and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or erased. if you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information below.
your personal information will be initially processed in ireland and then will be transferred outside of europe for storage and further processing, including to canada and the united states. for more information on how data transfers comply with the gdpr, see shopify’s gdpr whitepaper: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/your-account/privacy/gdpr.
by using our website, you (the visitor) agree to allow third parties to process your ip address, in order to determine your location for the purpose of currency conversion. you also agree to have that currency stored in a session cookie in your browser (a temporary cookie which gets automatically removed when you close your browser). we do this in order for the selected currency to remain selected and consistent when browsing our website so that the prices can convert to your (the visitor) local currency.
ccpa: if you are a resident of california, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you (also known as the ‘right to know’), to port it to a new service, and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or erased. if you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information below.
if you would like to designate an authorized agent to submit these requests on your behalf, please contact us at the address below.
definitions and legal references
personal data (or data): any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
usage data: information collected automatically through this website (or third-party services employed in this website), which can include: the ip addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the users who use this website, the uri addresses (uniform resource identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the user, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the application) and the details about the path followed within the application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the user’s it environment.
user: the individual using this website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the data subject.
data subject: the natural person to whom the personal data refers.
data controller (or owner): the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this website. the data controller, unless otherwise specified, is the owner of this website.
this website (or this application): the means by which the personal data of the user is collected and processed.
service: the service provided by this website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
european union (or eu): unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the european union include all current member states to the european union and the european economic area.
cookie: cookies are trackers consisting of small sets of data stored in the user’s browser.
tracker: tracker indicates any technology – e.g cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, embedded scripts, e-tags and fingerprinting – that enables the tracking of users, for example by accessing or storing information on the user’s device.
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