Mayapple Soaps uses a range of third party tools to collect, process and store data. I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of people using this website.
- I do not trade or sell any information that is collected.
- I ensure the third party tools I use have strict privacy and security standards.
- I have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information.
- Cookies are used on this site for user-specific reporting.
The only personal information that is collected is volunteered on this website. For example, when you purchase from my shop, I ask for the minimum amount of information needed in order to service your request.
Personal data collected and why
I collect and process details of transactions you carry out through our site, the fulfillment of your orders, and any subsequent communications regarding your purchase. This online store is powered by WooCommerce, and uses Square and Paypal to process payments. Your personal information is disclosed to Square or Paypal depending on which option you chose during your transaction. Both payment gateways store your personal information in compliance with industry standards.
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When you use the shipping calculator in the shopping cart, your city, state, and zipcode are shared with USPS to calculate shipping rates.
When visitors leave comments on the site, data submitted through the form is collected, also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
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.
I store messages that are sent to me through this website. I keep the email and name of the person on file as a record of our communication. I use your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you leave a comment on the website 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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie determines if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, several cookies 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 log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
I use tools such as Google Analytics to automatically collect information about how you use the website. For example, your geographic location, how you found the website and the pages you view. These tools use your IP address and a cookie ID to process data into reports that I use to improve products, website, and marketing. I do not collect any personally-identifying information about visitors.
Log files are automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you register with or view this website, servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, referring or exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and other such information. I use this information to identify and thwart hackers, and to diagnose and troubleshoot technical problems.
Who I share your data with
This is a WordPress website that uses several plugins (such as WooCommerce and Mailchimp), which may collect, save, and share your personal information based on their privacy policies. These third-party tools assist with order fulfillment, and help operate and optimize this website.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
How I protect your data
I follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal data submitted to through the website, both during transmission and once it is received. If you sign up for my email newsletter or leave a comment, for example, your personal information is encrypted and transmitted securely.
I take every precaution to protect your information. To this end, all personal information stored by me is kept in secure environments using leading industry products and technologies, such as a firewall, virus scanning and monitoring. The website is kept up to date to protect against threats. I use plugins for additional security features. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and I cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
If there is a data breach, I will inform you promptly by email and provide recommendations.
Third parties I receive data from
This website receives no data from external third parties.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you place an order through my shop, transaction details are also retained indefinitely. This personal data is stored for marketing purposes, and to improve the experience of repeat customers.
Rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
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