Privacy Policy

At Kitsch ‘n Whimsy, we are greatly concerned with privacy. Our privacy policy is intended to inform you how we use and protect your personal information, and to ensure your website use and shopping experience are safe and secure. We know that you care about your privacy too, therefore we have provided you with options as to how we can use your information.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. Please be sure to review our Terms in addition to our Privacy Policy.

Consent

By visiting the Kitsch ‘n Whimsy site, you consent to our use of your personal information in the ways set out in this policy and in our Terms of Use.

Age of Consent

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy requires all account owners to be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, we ask that all minors, or children under the age of 18, only use our website with their parents permission and supervision.

Information Collected & Received

While using our website, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will collect information about you and your website usage patterns.

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will store personal information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, financial and debit/credit card information, and personal shopping and product preferences. You may provide this information to us when you register an account, search or add items to your shopping cart, purchase an item, participate in a survey, contest, or promotion, request to receive our marketing materials, or communicate with our customer service.

Log Data Disclosure

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will automatically receive and record information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit our website, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies, and data about which pages you visit on our website through our use of Google Analytics. We will store this information in log files.

We may combine this collected information with the information we collect about you. This information will help us to prevent fraud and keep our website secure, to analyze how our website is working for our website visitors, and to provide a more personalized experience for our visitors.

Third Party Data Collection

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy’s website also uses third-party plug-ins that collect information about you and your use of our site. The social “Like” buttons are an example of a third-party plug-in. Additionally, the third-party sites (i.e. Google Advertising) may request cookies directly from your browser to use for targeted online marketing and other purposes as well. These technologies will allow the third-party sites to recognize your computer or mobile device, but will not allow access to personally identifiable information from Kitsch ‘n Whimsy.

Your interactions with these plug-ins are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. Please be aware that if you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Information Use, Sharing, & Disclosure

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will not sell your personal information to third parties for any reason and will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. In general, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will use the information you provide us to improve our products and services, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to contact users, and for general research and reporting.

Third Party Data Use

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy may disclose your personal information to third party companies and individuals to help provide our services; such as payment processing, researching and analytics (i.e. Google Analytics), and providing security. These third parties have limited access to your information allowing them to only perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to keep your information confidential.

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy may also release your personal information in the event that we need to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe that such a 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 our Terms of Use.

Merger/Acquisition/Bankruptcy

In the event of a company sale, merger, liquidation, receivership, or transfer of all Kitsch ‘n Whimsy assets, your personal information will be considered a company asset that will be transferred. If Kitsch ‘n Whimsy intends to transfer information about you, we will notify you by email and you will be given the opportunity to opt out before your information becomes subject to a new privacy policy.

Cookies & Tracking Technology

We use tracking technologies, such as cookies or log files to help us understand how you interact with our website in order to provide a better experience. Cookies may be used to help us store information about your product preferences or to store a password for you so you do not have to input it every time you visit our website. Cookies do not contain information regarding our visitor’s phone number, email, or other personal information.

How to Opt Out

If you would rather not allow third parties to collect information about you through cookies, you can set your browser to block cookies. You can opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics by going here. You can also remove yourself from the internet-based advertising of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out here.

Security

The security of your personal information is very important to Kitsch ‘n Whimsy. When you create an account with us, please protect against unauthorized access to your account by choosing a password carefully, keeping your password and computer secure, and by signing out after using our services.

To protect your personal information, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy takes reasonable precautions and follows generally accepted industry standards for making sure your information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. If you provide Kitsch ‘n Whimsy with secure information, such as a credit card number, we encrypt the information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Information Retention

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will retain your information only for as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this policy, for as long as your account with us remains active, or as needed to provide services to you.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links that will direct you away from our site. Please be aware that Kitsch ‘n Whimsy is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of these other sites.

Social Media Sites

Additionally, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy may have links or buttons that are associated with outside social media sites. Interaction with these links and/or buttons are also governed by the privacy policies of the third party social media site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies set forth by these third party sites, as they may differ from ours.

Messages from Kitsch ‘n Whimsy

If you provide Kitsch ‘n Whimsy with your email address either by opting in to our mailing list or by purchasing a product through our website, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy may contact you by messages delivered to your email. Additionally, Kitsch ‘n Whimsy may contact you via phone in order to provide customer support or for transaction related purposes if you give us permission to call you. You may update your contact preferences in your account settings.

Some of the messages you will receive from Kitsch ‘n Whimsy will be service related and required for all account holders or customers, such as a welcome email, notification of an order, and more.

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy also offers an optional email newsletter. When you register for an account or subscribe to our mailing list, you will receive these newsletters from us. Newsletter are available for both account holders and non-account holders. You can unsubscribe from these newsletters by following the instructions contained within the newsletter email.

Your Privacy Choices

At any time, you can change or correct your account information on our website. You are also able to choose whether or not you would like to receive Kitsch ‘n Whimsy’s optional newsletter communications. After you opt into our mailing list, if you wish to withdraw your consent for us to contact you or  to collect, use or disclose any of your information, please contact us at any time by emailing us at [email protected].

Closing Your Account

If you no longer wish to have an account with Kitsch ‘n Whimsy or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account. Please contact us at [email protected] for assistance in closing your account.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may choose to update this policy from time to time. If we believe these changes to be substantial or to have a great effect on our registered customers, we will let you know by sending you an email message about the changes. You will then be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your continued use of our website will constitute your acceptance and consent of this updated policy.

Questions, Comments, & Concerns

If you have any questions or suggestions about personal information, or if you would like us to access, correct, amend, or delete any personal information we have about you, you can contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

Last Updated May 2, 2016

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