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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Blankie Tails is committed to protecting your privacy. We are online shoppers just like you and understand how important it is for you to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information.

This Privacy Statement applies to Blankie Tails website and governs data collection and usage at all Blankie Tails sites and services. It does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services.
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SECTION 1 - INFORMATION COLLECTED

As an e-commerce website, we collect personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by us is used solely for the purpose of billing and shipping your online purchases.

We also may received your personal information, such as your e-mail address and name, as part of our marketing efforts. You always have the option to provide us your personal information for marketing purposes.

When you browse the Blankie Tails website, 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.

SECTION 2 - 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 that information 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. If you give us permission to use your personal information for marketing purposes, such as sending you emails about our store, we will do so from time to time.

If you change your mind after you give us your consent, then you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at [email protected] or mailing us your request to:

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

Blankie Tails collects and uses your personal information to process product orders and deliver the products requested. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

It is possible that Blankie Tails also may use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Blankie Tails and its affiliates. We also may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Blankie Tails does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Blankie Tails may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information is not transferred to the third party.

Blankie Tails also may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Blankie Tails or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Blankie Tails, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Blankie Tails or the public.

SECTION 4 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

In general, the third-party service provided 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.

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

SECTION 5 - SHOPIFY

The Blankie Tails store is hosted on Shopify Inc. Shopify Inc. provides 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. Shopify stores 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 information, you can read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

SECTION 6 - EXTERNAL 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.

SECTION 6 - 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 a 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 7 - 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 8 - FACEBOOK PIXEL

With your permission, the Blankie Tails website uses the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to a provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes.

The collected data remain anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy found under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.

If you would like to revoke your permissions, you can click on this link below that will direct you to Facebook's website:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.

SECTION 9 - PINTEREST PIXEL

This tool allows us to follow the actions related to Pinterest advertisements. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Pinterest advertisements for statistical and market research purposes.


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 11 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

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.

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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 us at via email at [email protected] or mailing us your request to: 

Blankie Tails Inc.
61 Green Lane
Bristol, PA 19007

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