Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy sets out how Hawkstone Handmade uses and protects any information that you give Hawkstone Handmade.

 

Hawkstone Handmade is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We do not and will not sell any of your personal data to any third party. We want to earn and maintain your trust and we believe this is absolutely essential in order to do that.

 

Hawkstone Handmade reserve the right to change this policy at any time by updating this page. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

 

What we collect

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visists to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

Why we collect your personal data

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons,

  • To process your order and obtain payment

  • Internal record keeping

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • To comply with any applicable laws and regulations

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What we do with the information we gather

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Links to other sites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Controlling your personal data

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you please contact us at sarah@hawkstonehandmade.com.

© 2014 by SARAH MATTHEWS for Hawkstone Handmade. All rights reserved.

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