Privacy policy

At EarthwearCollection.com we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by EarthwearCollection.com and how we use it. Every effort has been made to minimize the collection of personal information, wherever possible.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://EarthwearCollection.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, EarthwearCollection.com makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

This website is hosted by SiteGround (https://www.siteground.com/). Their server logs with IP information related to the accounts are normally kept for a period of 6 months, after which they are deleted automatically.

The security of this website is also monitored by Wordfence (https://www.wordfence.com/). Wordfence also uses log files to collects user search queries and the date and time of the request and referral URL. Depending on the settings of a user’s computer or mobile device (“Device”), they also automatically collect: IP address; MAC address; Device make, model and operating system version; mobile network information; internet service provider; browser type and language; country and time zone in which the Device is located; and metadata stored on the Device. When permitted, Defiant also may collect data about a User’s geographic location through GPS, beacons and similar technology. All of this personal data is collected to operate, manage and improve their services and ensure the technical functionality and security of the services provided.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Attempted log-ins

In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.

Contact forms

The information a user enters into the contact form generates an email to the site owner in an automated process that does not store any information on the website, in its database, in cookies, or in any third-party apps related to contact forms. The personal information collected in the contact form is used only to respond to user inquiries and is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for this purpose.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Certain functions on this site, including the use of social media Share buttons or the use social media to register a comment left on this site, makes use of third-party services (specifically, those of the social media channel involved). As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.

Google Analytics stores cookies to manage the collection of analytics data for the evaluation of website usage to optimize our content to meet users’ needs. These cookies expire in 24 hours or less. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Browsing the Shop section of the website will cause a PHP session cookie to be set that facilitates the transfer of information from the A Kintsugi Life Etsy store to the A Kintsugi Life website for display. This cookie expires at the end of your session.

Disabling cookies: Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior, such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of this website may not function correctly. Learn more about disabling cookies in various web browsers at https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies, and learn about how to enable the Do Not Track (DNT) option in various web browsers at https://allaboutdnt.com/.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Linking to other websites

Clicking on links to other websites will take you away from this website. While the action of clicking the link may be logged by analytics services (see below), your actions or information submitted to that website are not stored by this website and are not subject to this privacy policy.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats from Jetpack (by Automattic) to collect analytics data.

JetPack (by Automattic)

This plug-in collects the following data: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code, post and page views, and outbound link clicks.

Any piece of data explicitly identifying a specific user (IP address, etc.) is not visible to the site owner. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has a specific number of views, but cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post.

Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses  — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature.

The site owner has forced this feature to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects anonymized data about the user and the user’s actions. All data is set to be collected using anonymized IPs. It is also set to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.

Email Newsletter

Subscribing to the email newsletter associated with this website takes place via MailChimp. Your email address and permission to email you will be collected by MailChimp during the subscription process, and the following information may also be collected, depending on your choice and your device’s settings: first name, last name, IP address, location. None of this information is ever located on this website; it is all stored, managed, and used on the MailChimp website. MailChimp’s privacy policy can be viewed at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

MailChimp automatically places single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email sent. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognize when subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. This data is used to create reports about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took.

We use this information to evaluate our success in serving our subscribers’ needs and to identify inactive subscribers. Inactive subscribers (defined as subscribers who have not opened any email campaigns for at least 3 months) are unsubscribed from the list as part of our commitment to not sending emails that are not wanted.

Shopping

Using the Shop feature on this site uses outgoing links to send you directly to the Earthwear Collection Etsy store. All data regarding your shopping experience is stored, managed, and processed by Etsy. None of that data is located on this website. All personal data associated with your visit to Etsy is governed by Etsy’s privacy policy (https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy/), and purchases from the Earthwear Collection Etsy store are also governed by my Etsy shop’s privacy policy, which can be found within my Etsy shop policies at https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthwearCollection?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#policies.

Who we share your data with

Google

Your anonymized data is shared with Google via Google Analytics, unless you have set your browser to DNT (do not track). Google Analytics data is saved for 14 months and is then deleted on a monthly basis.

Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission. Google, including Google Inc. and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries, has certified that it adheres to the relevant Privacy Shield Principles, including for Google Analytics. Google’s certificate is accessible here.

Automattic

Your data is shared with Automattic as follows. Their privacy policy can be reviewed at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced to a shadow site on the WordPress.com servers: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.).

The site owner has forced this feature to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.

Wordfence

Wordfence uses log files to monitor user activity to ensure the security of the website, as described in the Log File section above.

SiteGround

SiteGround uses log files to monitor site activity as part of managing and maintaining its hosting service for this site, as described in the Log File section above.

ShippingEasy

On the rare occasion when we need to ship something to you that is not associated with an Etsy order, your name and address may be shared with ShippingEasy in order to create and purchase a mailing label. ShippingEasy’s privacy policy can be viewed at: https://support.shippingeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003637406-ShippingEasy-Privacy-Policy.

Finally, we may also 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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This helps us recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have subscribed to our email newsletter, you may unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time using the links in the bottom of every newsletter email. You also have the right to have all of your data deleted from the MailChimp database, upon request.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kenetha J. Stanton, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kenetha@earthwearcollection.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Kenetha J. Stanton, 505 Greenlee Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46234 USA

 

Update
This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Sunday, September 9, 2018.