Petals to Picots will never trade, rent, or sell your personal information.
Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
Petals to Picots may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the site by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or placing an order. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records. Petals to Picots collects information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction or request with Petals to Picots. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities or from completing a transaction.
Petals to Picots only stores personally identifying information with third party companies in order to provide services at your request as described below:
The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. We will never ask for more personal information than is necessary to complete the service, and the personal information you provide will only be used for the purposes in which you provided them. Some of those organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Petals to Picots’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Other than as described above, Petals to Picots will only disclose personally identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Petals to Picots, third parties, or the public at large.
Protecting Your Information
Petals to Picots (www.petalstopicots.com) is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. 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. In addition, all sensitive/payment information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
As with most other websites, Petals to Picots collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Petals to Picots’ visitors use the site. From time to time, Petals to Picots may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Petals to Picots also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on. Petals to Picots only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
Cookies in no way give us access to your computer or any personal information about you. 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. If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Petals to Picots uses a third party advertising network, AdThrive, to handle ads that display on our site.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
- By logging in to your account
Do Not Track Signals
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Third-Party Behavioral Tracking
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will notify you via email within 7 business days should a data breach occur:
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
If Petals to Picots, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Petals to Picots goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Petals to Picots may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Last updated 5/4/2018.