This document tells you how we at The Summery Umbrella, LLC use your data when you use our website, interact with us, and buy our goods or services.
This policy also tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
This Privacy and Data Protection Policy was last updated on May 28th, 2018, and can be edited without prior notice. This document is compliant with most recent privacy regulations.
For more questions regarding the contents of this policy, feel free to contact LZ@thesummeryumbrella.com.
WHAT AND WHO IS THE SUMMERY UMBRELLA?
The Summery Umbrella is a shop and personal blog that is represented by Linda “LZ” Zahora-Cathcart and related platforms including ConvertKit and social networks (Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest). None of the resources managed and presented by The Summery Umbrella are intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect any data relating to children.
The Summery Umbrella, LLC is the data controller responsible for handling any personal data carried through thesummeryumbrella.com. Any data carried through other platforms, like MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest is the responsibility of the relative platform.
WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We collect a variety of information about our wonderful customers and visitors to The Summery Umbrella website. This personal data falls into these categories:
Identity Data includes title, first name, last name, username or similar identifier, and an encrypted version of your login/password. If you interact with us through social media, this may include your social media user name.
Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address, and telephone numbers.
Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, preferences, feedback and survey responses, as well as any profile data which we have added (for example, using analytics and profiling).
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type, and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products, and services.
Tracking Data includes information we or others collect about you from cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, and mobile identifiers.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving direct marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We also collect, use, and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.
HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact details by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, or through chat or social media.
This includes the personal data you provide when you:
- sign up to receive The Summery Umbrella newsletters;
- make inquiries or request information be sent to you;
- create an account on our website;
- order our products or services;
- engage with us on social media;
- enter a competition, promotion, or survey;
- contact customer services; or
- leave comments or reviews on our products or services.
Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with us, including via the thesummeryumbrella.com website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. We may also collect Tracking Data when you use our website, or when you click on one of our adverts (including those shown on third party websites).
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various types of third parties, including:
Technical Data and/or Tracking Data from analytics providers, advertising networks, and search information providers;
Contact and Transaction Data from providers of payment and fraud prevention services;
Identity and Contact Data from data partners; and
Data from any third parties who are permitted by law or have your permission to share your personal data with us, such as via social media or review sites. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
HOW WE USE YOUR DATA
Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you. For example, when you purchase our products, that’s a contract.
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. For example, when we carry out fraud screening as part of the check-out process.
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. For example, keeping records of our sales for tax compliance.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than where the law requires it, for example in relation to sending certain direct marketing communications. Where our legal basis is consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time.
ADVERTISING, MARKETING, AND YOUR COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Tracking, Usage, and Profile Data to form a picture of what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services, and offers may be relevant for you and tell you about them.
We normally carry out direct marketing via email or email newsletter blasts.
On our website, we always try hard to make it really clear what we are doing and what communications you will be sent, whether it’s you deciding to sign up to our Newsletter or as part of creating an account or the purchase journey – and you have a right at any time to change your mind and say no thank you and opt-out. The easiest way to opt-out is to use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the communication.
We work with ConvertKit to send out our blasts, so we strongly advise you to review their data protection policy.
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DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will not share or disclose any of your personal data with no other third party except government, regulators, and law enforcement should this data be requested through written documents.
The Summery Umbrella uses third party payment processors Stripe and PayPal to process payments made for products and services via the thesummeryumbrella.com. All online payments will be conducted in accordance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards and your billing information (which is only used by these payment processors for the purpose of performing fraud protection) is encrypted before being communicated to them. Subject to the below exceptions, your credit card details are communicated directly from your browser to these payment processors – The Summery Umbrella never sees your full Permanent Account Number (PAN).
For PayPal, we only store the tokens required to identify the transaction with PayPal, issue refunds, and identify transactions made using PayPal.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
- AKISMET: We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
If the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to you because you are in the European Union, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:
- The right of access – that’s a right to make what’s known as a ‘data subject access request’ for a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
- The right to rectification – that’s a right to make us correct personal data about you that may be incomplete or inaccurate;
- The right to erasure – that’s also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ where in certain circumstances you can ask us to delete the personal data we have about you (unless there’s an overriding legal reason we need to keep it);
- The right to restrict processing – that’s a right for you in certain circumstances to ask us to suspend processing personal data;
- The right to data portability – that’s a right for you to ask us for a copy of your personal data in a common format (for example, a .csv file);
- The right to object – that’s a right for you to object to us processing your personal data (for example, if you object to us processing your data for direct marketing); and
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – that’s a right you have for us to be transparent about any profiling we do, or any automated decision making.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
The Summery Umbrella accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation.
The Summery Umbrella abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made on thesummeryumbrella.com. That content, advertising space, or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
Linda “LZ” Zahora-Cathcart of The Summery Umbrella is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though Linda “LZ” Zahora-Cathcart of The Summery Umbrella receives compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own unless otherwise noted. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
The Summery Umbrella does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
The Summery Umbrella contains advice, recipes, and project tutorials based on the personal experience of Linda “LZ” Zahora-Cathcart. Occasionally, we also have contributors who write for our blog. You are reading and following advice from The Summery Umbrella, LLC at your own risk. Always use safety precautions. You should read and follow the manufacturer’s directions for the products and tools you use.
We are disclosing this in accordance with the US Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
The Summery Umbrella, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. When someone clicks on these links and makes a purchase from Amazon, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to the buyer.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions about our disclosures or policies please feel free to contact us through our contact form.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
The General Data Protection Regulation is new and the ICO is still issuing guidance about how businesses should follow it. Please check-in and read this page every now and then. Thank you for your time.
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