General

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts believes in being transparent about our practices, which is why we provide a detailed Privacy Policy to explain how we gather, use and protect your information.

By visiting Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

Current policy published: October 10, 2018.

 

Information Collected or Received

What we collect and store

The Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or email address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via email, through an online form, or using the social sharing buttons.

Depending on which services you choose to use, Allyson Simmie Metal Arts may require additional information, such as billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), e-mail address, items ordered, payment type and physical postal address. Allyson Simmie Metal Arts will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts automatically receives and records some information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site. This information helps us analyze and understand how the Site works for visitors, track products viewed, keep track of the cart contents while browsing and to provide a better experience.

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts uses the information described in this policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, to contacting interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.

Cookies 

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is stored on your browser cache or mobile device. The cookie identifies your browser and will NOT let a website know any personal information about you, such as your name and address. Since cookies are only text files, they cannot run on your computer, search your computer for other information or transmit any information to anyone. You can configure your browser’s settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies.

Cookies have different life spans:

Persistent means it remembers certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allows Allyson Simmie Metal Arts to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them.

Session, on the other hand, is specific to a particular visit to the site, to carry information as you view different pages on Allyson Simmie Metal Arts so you don’t have to re-enter information. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically when you leave the Site or close your web browser.

The Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website uses cookies to:

  • Optimize the website, so it’s quick and easy to use.
  • Monitor website usage and improve the operation and performance of our website to make them easier and more convenient to use; for example, cookies help us remember who you are through your browser settings so that we can offer and provide more personalized services (e.g., language preference).
  • Measure aggregate user traffic and demographic statistics related to the website (e.g., number of users, average time spent, average age and similar statistics). This information helps us to better understand when to update, change or improve services.
  • Diagnose and debug technical errors.
  • Defend the website from abuse and technical attacks.
  • Save passwords and preferences for you so that you will not have to re-enter them the next time you visit a website. Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. We will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.
  • If you edit or publish on this website, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Managing Cookies

You can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Each browser is a little different, but usually these settings are under the “options” or “preferences” menu. The links below provide information about cookie settings for the browsers supported by Allyson Simmie Metal Arts.

Please note that if you reject or block all cookies in your browser settings, you will not be able to take full advantage of Allyson Simmie Metal Arts’s services as some cookies are necessary for the site to function properly.

Server Logs & Searches

We and/or our Information Service Provider(s) (ISP) may log IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website and protect against potential Internet-based attacks on our or their facilities. While we do not link IP addresses to anything that is personally identifiable, these logs capture aggregate, generic, non-personal identifying information about visitors such as:

  • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which you access our websites;
  • The type of browser and operating system used;
  • The date and time you access our websites;
  • The uniform resource locator (URL) of the pages you visit;
  • If you linked to one of our websites from another website, the address of that website; and
  • Your general geographic location.

IP address for searches

All searches performed using the internal site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, user ID for users who are logged in, date and time and the IP address. The IP address is stored for security and auditing purposes. The search logs are stored indefinitely.

Google Analytics

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Allyson Simmie Metal Arts uses this information to help make our website more useful to our audiences by learning about the number of visitors and by monitoring traffic patterns and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits. This analytics measurement tool uses “session” and “persistent” cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including the first nine digits of your IP address) is transmitted to Google. No personal, identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. This anonymous information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. The aggregate data and statistical reports are used only to help us make our site more useful to visitors and are made available only to designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Disabling Google Analytics will still permit you to access comparable information or services from our website. For tips and advice on staying safe and managing your data online, visit the Google Safety Center.

If you have never disabled the session cookie option, it should be enabled by default. To disable cookies or JavaScript, please refer to your browser’s instruction guide – see links under Managing Cookies above.

Customer & Member Profiles

You have control over the accuracy and completeness of information you provide. In order to respond to your questions, comments or requests, we request that you provide sufficient information to ensure that our response reaches you.

Payments and Paypal

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts does not collect or store enough information to charge your card itself. We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Payment card data

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

Returns & Refunds

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts will be happy to exchange or refund your purchase within 21 days providing the goods are in a fully re-saleable condition. Satisfaction is completely guaranteed! If you are unhappy with your piece for any reason it may be returned for a full refund within 21 days.

You can return unwanted items by post, exclusions apply to selected products. Allyson Simmie is not responsible for any lost or damage package/s when returning the item, I ask and require that you get signature confirmation and tracking to ensure your package is received by us.

How long we retain your data

If you order merchandise or fill out the general contact form or newsletter signup form, the form data and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize, approve and follow-up automatically. All orders and form data is regularly deleted from the web servers.

For users that register on our website we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Information Sharing & Disclosure

When voluntarily providing information via e-mail or through an online form on the Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website, we will only use your personal information for the stated purposes for which it was collected, unless you provide consent otherwise. Your personal information will only be disclosed to or accessed by Allyson Simmie or a designated representative with a need to know in relation to the purposes for which it was collected. We want to respect your privacy. Allyson Simmie Metal Arts will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy. Google Analytics may collect more information than is described here and may have additional privacy requirements – See the Google Analytics section above for more information.

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts may release your personal information to a third-party in order to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of Allyson Simmie Metal Arts’ Terms of Use. We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Allyson Simmie Metal Arts may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, and email address.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you:

Forms

Visitor comment or form submissions through our general contact form and newsletter sign up may be checked through an automated spam detection service. As a result, your personal information may transfer to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Google Analytics

Please see Google Analytics section above

Font Awesome Icons

Font Awesome is a collection of web-based icons. This library is completely free either for personal or commercial use. Allysonsimmie.com uses Font Awesome icons that are published through a content delivery network. For further information please see Font Awesome’s privacy policy.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Social Media

The Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website uses social media share functionality and third-party websites. We use those third-party services to interact with visitors and to build our community on social media. We also uses these third-party services to measure the number of visitors to our website, to interact with visitors on the site, and to make our website more useful to visitors.

In such cases, the third-party application may request an email address, username, password, internet protocol (IP) address, and geographic location for account registration or sign-in purposes. Allysonsimmie.com does not use those third-party websites or services to collect personal information from individuals. Any personal information collected by the third-party website will not be stored or transmitted by allysonsimmie.com. The Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website has no control over or access to specific login information or any other sensitive personal information provide to third-party websites.

Facebook

When you visit our site, and click on a social share button on a product page a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. These features are provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter

Our website contains the social share function on the individual product pages that is integrated with the Twitter service. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Pinterest

Our website contains the social share function on the individual product pages that is integrated with the Pinterest service. These functions are offered by Pinterest Inc., 651 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

If you are logged into your Pinterest account, you can click the Pinterest button to link the content of our pages with your Pinterest profile. This means that Pinterest can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Pinterest. For more information, see the Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

Instagram

When you visit the Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website and click on the follow Instagram icon, you will be directed to the Allyson Simmie Metal Arts profile on Instagram. This enables Instagram to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or ordered jewellery, requested a quote using an online form or have left comments or questions on Allyson Simmie Metal Arts website, 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 we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opting Out

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts uses MailChimp as a service for managing subscription services. Participants in Allyson Simmie Metal Arts subscription services who no longer wish to receive such information can opt out by clicking the “Unsubscribe” option at the bottom of email correspondence sent by Allyson Simmie Metal Arts. At any time, subscribers may review, update or delete their submitted personally identifiable information by clicking “update subscription preferences” at the bottom of email correspondence sent by Allyson Simmie at Allyson Simmie Metal Arts , which will redirect you to the MailChimp website.

 

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. Allyson Simmie Metal Arts accepts credit card and PayPal payments using Paypal’s payment processing services on paypal.com. You will be directed to paypal.com from allysonsimmie.com and once the purchase is complete, you will be returned to the Allyson Simmie Metal Arts’ site for payment confirmation. Please review Paypal’s User Agreement for more information on security and purchase protection.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Allyson Simmie Metal Arts can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, keeping your password and computer secure, and by signing out after using online services.

 

Copyright/Permission to reproduce

The material on the website is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission. Please review our Terms of Use for more detailed information.

 

Links to External Websites

Our websites may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Please review our Terms of Use for more detailed information.

Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of personal information. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Allyson Simmie Metal Arts reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it periodically. We’ll communicate changes by posting a notice on the Site.

 

Contact Allyson Simmie Metal Arts

If you have questions about personal information or suggestions you can contact Allyson Simmie Metal Arts by mail at 5238 Hwy 329, P.O. Box 6, Blandford, NS, BOJ 1CO or by
email at info@allysonsimmie.com, or by phone at (902) 277-1739. We will try to respond to you within 30 days of receipt of your correspondence.