Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.whimsandfancies.com

Whims And Fancies is committed to providing quality services to you. This policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Information is information or opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect includes: name, address, email address, phone number and ip address.

This Personal Information is obtained in several ways including via email, via our website www.whimsandfancies.com, from cookies and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our shop and blog services to you. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time by contacting us in writing via email..

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We use the ip address for spam detection.

Contact forms

With your consent, we collect your email address or any other information you provide when you contact us via our website. This way we can reply to any enquiry you have.

Post Notification

With your consent, we collect your email address and ip address for the primary purpose of providing you notification of new blog posts.

Shopping Cart

We will use the information that you provided to fulfill an order that you have placed with us.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

How we obtain your data

    • Directly provided by you to us on this website
    • Directly provided by you to us via email or other venues when you contacted us
    • Via use of cookies where applicable for the website to function.
    • You use our service via a third party and give them permission to pass your data on to us

Children’s Privacy

Please be aware of your childrens’ activity on the web. We are not liable for information that your children leave on our website voluntarily.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell your information. 

If you use our services or purchase merchandise from us, we may need to share your information with third parties to fulfill your purchase. Examples of such sharing are:

  • Credit card processing services so that we can collect payment
  • Shipping and delivery services so that we can send the purchased merchandise to you

We may share your information with third parties to provide other services to you such as sending you mail or email updates.

During an event hosted by us, we may collaborate with other organisations. We may need to share your information with those organisations with your consent.

Our website contains links to other websites.  It also uses plug-ins for functionality purposes. Their privacy policy and the data they collect are beyond our control. If you click on any of the links and leave our website, we suggest that you read their privacy policy.

Retaining your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have subscribed to post notification via emails on this site, we retain your email address.  If you unsubscribe, the email address is removed. 

If you communicate with us via email or contact form on this site, the data you submit is stored and retained solely for purposes of communication between us and you.

If you use our services or purchase merchandise from us, we will retain that purchase information along with your personal data that you provided us for record-keeping and accounting purposes.

What third parties we receive data from

Service Providers we use : InMotion (web hosting); Paypal (payment services); Etsy (e-commerce and payment services); Craftsy (e-commerce); linky tool (link up events); Cleantalk (firewall and spam-detection service)

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, 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.

How to contact us

If you would like to change the way you hear from us or no longer wish to receive communications from us, please contact us via –

 

This document was last updated: June 2019