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SECURITY We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. If and when we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
REGISTRATION In order to access certain pages on this website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
ORDERS While we do not process orders directly on this website, we do rely on business partners to fulfill customer orders of our products such as art prints, clothing, books, e-books, etc. These companies include but are not limited to: Zenfolio, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. Please review their privacy policies regarding orders.
SHARING We use partner businesses to fulfill orders and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies include but are not limited to: Zenfolio, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, PayPal, Smashwords, and Square. However, it is advisable to check those companies' privacy policies regarding this matter. Since we do partner with another party to provide specific services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services when the user signs up for these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
EMAIL NEWSLETTER This website operates an email newsletter program and reader community, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Subscriptions are taken in compliance with US Spam Laws. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no means a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
EXTERNAL LINKS This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
AFFILIATE LINKS Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to www.purplethornpress.com.) The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking. Therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
SURVEYS & CONTESTS From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age, gender). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
RESOURCES & FURTHER INFORMATION March 2019 Edited & customized by: Alycia Christine, Purple Thorn Press, P.O. Box 494543, Garland, Texas 75049-4543.