Privacy Policy

Seriously, I don't understand any of this. Collecting data is way above my abilities.  My gift is sharing joy, creating beautiful, symbolic jewelry for you.  My talent is not at all in tech stuff and data collection- I am not even entirely sure what an IP address is anyway!

Luckily, this site is hosted on a platform called BigCommerce, and they are data compliant, at least, that is what they tell me.  BigCommerce sent me the policy below with instructions to paste it here.  I make no guarantee about anything, because, again, it's too boring to read and I don't understand it anyway. 

If anyone has questions or issues, if you want something deleted, added, etc, just contact me, personally, and we'll try to figure it out together.  All I can promise is that here, as always, I will do my best to make you happy.

Jane A Gordon

Below, from BigCommerce to me, and to you:

 Hi there, This privacy policy exemplar is intended to be just that, an example. It should make a fine starting point for you, but must be customized to comply with applicable legal privacy frameworks. You must revise it to reflect your actual data privacy practices for any personal data that BigCommerce or other services collect for you and review your completed draft with a privacy attorney. Always consult a qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. BigCommerce disclaims all liability with respect to the information in this document. Thank you, The Team at BigCommerce 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726 Example privacy policy Hi! This is our privacy policy and, if you landed here, it means that you want to learn how we process your personal data at [Insert store name] [Insert email address] [Insert physical or mailing address] and how we protect your privacy. We won’t let you down! Essential information we collect In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in. We do that in order to: ● remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each click; ● monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to providing; ● let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at each click; ● remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and ● control that your data is processed securely. We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites uses. A website places cookies in the web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies (first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while you are navigating. 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726 Order information you expressly provide If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment. Accounts You can sign up for an account if you’d like. This will make us happy because it confirms your interest in our store. It should also make you happy because we will remember your information and, when you decide to buy our products, you do not have to provide all of your information over again -- you just have to log-in. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly provide your consent to this privacy policy. Only if you give us your consent, we will open your account. We also you the possibility to easily withdraw your consent and delete your account. Just connect with us at the contact details at the bottom of the page. [Customize with your contact details here.] Partial Purchases If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away. Reviews If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can share your opinion with other customers. 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726 Personalization We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the “essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies, called a "beacon," that we allow you to block. [Add a link to your cookie policy here.] [Add other uses of personal data here, such as a newsletter.] Other uses of personal data [Check with third-party vendors to identify other personal data you process. Don’t forget to specify what you do with it.] How do we process your information? We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce. BigCommerce is based in the US and is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce. 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726 Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the most competitive services. For example: [Add any additional service providers you are actually using here.] ● Payment: ​Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with requirements for the security of credit card information), but we want to use accredited companies to process your credit card information. [Add your payment provider here.] ● Shipping: ​We integrate with a number of shipping companies to fulfill your orders. [Add your shipping provider here.] Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products. How can you control your personal data? If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us, at the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help. How long do we keep your data? We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it. [Specify any additional obligations here.] Do we have any legal obligations when handling your data? Many. We might need to share your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations. [Describe any additional obligations here. For example, you might need to keep records for tax reasons or fraud detection.] 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726 Who can you reach out to for privacy matters? You can contact our Data Privacy Leader [or Data Protection Officer] here: [Insert first and last name] [Insert email address] [Insert mailing address] Do you need to lodge a complaint? If you have any privacy complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our supervisory authority. [Include your own Data Protection Authority here.] Any update? If we update our Privacy Policy to reflect a change or improvement of our services or a new legal obligation, we will publish the new version on our website, and we will make it clear on our home page [insert home page URL] so it will be visible as you enter our store. [If you plan to use a different communication strategy describe it here.] 11305 Four Points Drive / Building II, Third Floor / Austin, TX 78726