This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from http://strongcottonbags.com (the “Site”). Any references to “we”, “us” and “our” are to Strong Cotton Bags. References to “our Website” or “the Website” are to http://strongcottonbags.com

Personal information we collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.” Information about you is also collected when you register or make a comment on the Site.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

Customer payments

Please note that we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). We do not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors.

The payment processors we work with are:

– Stripe: Their privacy policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/privacy

– PayPal: Their privacy policy can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

How do we use your personal information?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfil any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

– 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.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Sharing your personal information

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. 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://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

– https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Your personal details will not be sold or rented to any third party.

We have your consent to share the information, if so required, to provide the service you have requested, or if we are required to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to do so in response to a lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioural advertising

As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. 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 visiting the following links:

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/.

Do not track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Your rights

If you are a European resident and 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 personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Children’s privacy

The Site is not intended for use by minors.

Copyright

All intellectual property owned by us may not be used, copied or distributed without our written permission.

All photographs and images are either copyrighted to Strong Cotton Bags, or licensed to us by third party contributors and may not be used, copied or reproduced.

Other websites

This privacy policy only covers this website. Any other websites which may be linked to by our website are subject to their own policy, which may differ from ours.

We may link to external sites and take no responsibility for the content of external sites that link to or are linked from this site. Any contact or dealings with third parties is done so entirely at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage caused to your equipment due to downloading images, text, video or audio from ourselves or affiliated third parties. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of content of other websites, nor do we accept any liablity for any damage occurring from the use of this website or any other websites.

Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, how we handle your data or wish to make a change to it, please contact us by email: hello@strongcottonbags.com