Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) serves to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of the information we receive when you access and use our website (our “Site”), sign up for our newsletter or access and use such other subscriptions and services that may be provided by us from time to time (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy is a legally binding agreement between KasArts (“KasArts,” “we,” “our” or “us”) and you (and your employer or an entity if you are acting on their behalf, “you” or “your”) as the user of the Services. By using the Services, you hereby warrant and represent that you have read, understand and agree to this Privacy Policy, and if you are acting on behalf of your employer or an entity, you have the authority to accept and agree to this Privacy Policy. PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Site. Your use of the Services following any such notice will signify and constitute your agreement to and acceptance of such revised Privacy Policy.

Hosting and Payment  

Our store is hosted on Squarespace 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 Squarespace's data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Stripe or Paypal store 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 Squarespace's Terms of Service or Privacy Statement, Stripe's Terms of Service or Privacy Statement and PayPal’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement

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 in 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, leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy. Links 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.

Google analytics: our website uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at. Read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here.

Facebook Pixel: our website uses Facebook Pixel to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at for later targeted advertisements. Read more about how Facebook uses your Personal Information here.

Mailchimp: our website uses Mailchimp for the email newsletter and marketing communications. You will be provided with an “Unsubscribe” link on every marketing email received from us if you subscribed to our newsletter. Read more about how Mailchimp uses your Personal Information here.

Third-Party Products and Our Site

Note that while our Service may contain links to other websites or services, we are not responsible for each respective website’s or service’s privacy practices, and encourage you to be aware when you leave our Services and read the privacy statements of each and every website and service you visit. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites and services.

Comments

We use Disqus for commenting on our website. You agree with their policies when you are commenting on this website.

Community Guidelines:

Stay On-topic

Be sure your topic matches the general theme of the channel. For example, all discussions on Talk Shop should pertain to fashion and beauty. Not sure if you’re posting to the right channel? Check the channel’s About section, or recently-added discussions to get an idea of what subjects are appropriate.

No Self-promotion

A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.

Choose Your (Curse) Words Wisely

Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.

Don’t Be a Jerk

Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.

Don’t Copy and Paste

If you didn’t write it or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.

English Only

We currently only support English-only discussions on Disqus channels. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed.

Compliance with Laws, Legal Process and Authorities

We may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Orders Information

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfil any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).

In order for KasArts to provide you with our Services or Products, we work with third parties with whom we may share personal data to support these Services. We use part of Order Information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address and phone number (payment information is not shared with third parties) to fulfi any orders through third parties fulfilment companies as and only, Printful and Pwinty. Please refer to their policies for more information: Printful / Pwinty

Behavioural Advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page here.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

- Facebook

- Google

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal.

Do Not Track

Squarespace currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Your Rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information is corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

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 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. 

Data Retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Minors

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18 or you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at info@kasarts.uk or using the contact form here.