SECTION 1 – IMPORTANT GDPR DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGIES
Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’ that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person.
A natural person whose personal data is processed by a Data Controller.
The entity that determines the purposes, conditions and means of the processing of personal data.
Any freely given, specific, informed and explicit consent by statement or action signifying agreement to the processing of the personal data by the user “Data Subject”.
Any operation performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means, including collection, use, recording, etc.
SECTION 2 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.
SECTION 3 - CONSENT
HOW DO YOU GET MY CONSENT?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at
SECTION 4 - DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 5 - SHOPIFY
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways 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.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
SECTION 6 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 7 - SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 8 - COOKIES
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite if the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
SECTION 9 - EMAIL/ SUBSCRIPTION OPT-OUT
We offer you the chance to "opt-out" of having your personally identifiable information used for particular functions, when we ask you for this detail. When you register for the Site, if you do not want to receive any additional material or notifications from us, you can show your preference on our registration/Subscription form or notify us through email by sending an email to email@example.com
SECTION 10 - AGE OF CONSENT
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
SECTION 10 – RETENTION PERIOD
Retention period refers to the time period for which we keep your data stored on your servers. thegiftscenter.com retains all the personal data of users “data subject” for an indefinite period of time.
However, if you (user) wants us to remove their data from our website and servers because they do not wish to use our services anymore they can always contact us with their concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to take care of any query or concern requested by the user.
SECTION 11 - DATA BREACH
We haven’t faced any data breach ever however we will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database to all the relevant individuals and authorities within the prescribed time period 72, only if it is obvious that personal information or data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen or breached.
SECTION 12 - EU USERS RIGHTS UNDER GDPR
Users have numerous rights under GDPR which they can claim for different purposes. For the convenience of our users we have jotted down the rights below:
- The right to be informed (Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data)
- The right of access (Individuals have the right to access their personal data and supplementary information)
- The right to rectification (An individual can make a request for rectification verbally or in writing)
- The right to erasure or right to be forgotten (Individuals can make a request for erasure verbally or in writing)
- The right to restrict processing(Individuals have the right to request the restriction or suppression of their personal data)
- The right to object (users can object for the; processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling), direct marketing (including profiling) and processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics)
SECTION 13 - LEGAL OBLIGATION TO DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not collect sensitive personal data, furthermore we only collect personal information for a lawful purpose, which is directly related to the website’s activities and necessary for that purpose. thegiftscenter.com only ask for information that is significant for the successful processing of your queries and concerns. We do not process any personal information without the consent of the users. Users have a free will to give consent for the use and processing of their personal data in order to receive great user experience. We do not disclose the personal information of the users to anyone else without prior consent, however there are some exceptions in which we might disclose your data such as:
- For certain purposes to do with criminal justice or the taxation system
- For processing personal data in connection with regulatory activities.
- Personal data is exempt from the non-disclosure provisions if you are required to disclose it; by or under any UK enactment; by any rule of common law; or by an order of a court or tribunal in any jurisdiction.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at