We respect the privacy of children (defined as an individual under the age of 13). All information and content on the BTD website is intended for individuals over the legal age of 18 that reside in the United States. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the BTD website. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe personal information is collected from someone under the age of 13 (without proper consent defined above), please contact us to have the information deleted.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW IT IS USED
When you access the BTD website you may provide certain personally identifiable information (referred to as “PII”) including but not limited to:
- email address
- mailing address
- financial information (if you purchase from us)
- phone number
- avatar image
- IP address
- ISP provider
- browser type
- how you were referred to the BTD website
- time of your visit
- what pages you visited while on the BTD website
This information is typically collected when you register on the BTD website, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, contact us, use the search feature on the BTD website, contribute comments or any other feedback, fill out a form or enter any information on the BTD website to communicate with us. From time to time, we may also collect information that you submit when you participate in any online surveys we offer on the BTD website.
Your personal information is used to personalize your experience while on the BTD website, improve the BTD website to better serve you, provide customer service support, process your transactions, tailor advertisements to you, prompt reviews of our services or products, provide you offers, promotions and to follow up with you through correspondence (email or phone). We may also use this information to provide you with offers and promotions from our partners and/or affiliates in exchange for a commission without any additional cost to you.
Additionally, the BTD website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information and type, Internet Service Provider’s information, and your operating system. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, equipment you used to access the BTD website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the BTD website.
This information collection helps us to better serve you. It is used to analyze the BTD website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve our performance and your use of the BTD website and to further enhance our products and services offered to you.
COMMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
If you leave a comment on the BTD website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. When you leave a comment, we collect the data shown in the comments form that includes your name, email address, website/business name, IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. This information is not shared with a third party and it may be used to communicate with you.
Social media accounts and sharing options are available on the BTD website. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and so forth) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with us on social media, you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage, or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personally identifiable information that you have willingly posted.
Please note, any such interactions via comments and/or social media with us do not subject us to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
When you leave a comment on the BTD website, you have the option to opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This function is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again, when you visit and leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to the BTD website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the BTD website. You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. However, if you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all features and content of the BTD website.
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND USE
We have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a general rule, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. There are a few exceptions to this policy. In those instances, we may disclose your information:
- to our trusted third parties that work with us such as our website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, other service providers that assist in the operation of the website, and any other affiliates and subsidiaries we rely upon to provide you the products, services and information offered on the BTD website.
- in order to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.
We do not envision offering goods or services to individuals living in the European Union as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
If you are in the European Union and opt in to receive any of our free products, services and/or purchase any products or services through our website then you will be subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. Please see our Opt Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.
If you are not in the European Union then you will be automatically subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you opt in to receive any of our free products, services and/or purchase any products or services through our website. Please see our Opt Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.
We comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not spam or send misleading information. If you wish to change how you receive communication from us, you have the option of updating your preferences or unsubscribing by clicking the active links at the bottom of the email we send to you or by contacting us.
If you opted-in on any third party website, you will need to contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications.
GDPR VISITOR RIGHTS
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (referred to as “GDPR”), if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information as detailed below.
We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until:
- You ask us to delete the information by sending a request to stephannie AT behindthedesigns DOT com. Please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access paid or free content previously provided to you.
- We decide to cease using our existing data providers.
- Behind the Designs decides to no longer be in business or continue to offer the services.
- The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention; or Behind the Designs finds it outdated.
Under the GDPR ruling, you have the right to:
- request access to your data that Behind the Designs stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
- seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
- object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
- lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the GDPR.
Furthermore, if you have provided consent to Behind the Designs’ processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time; without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
We require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
The security of your personal information is very important to us, and we strive to follow general commercial industry standards to protect your personal information, submitted to us voluntarily and automatically. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee absolute security of your information. When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any means on the BTD website or BTD store, you will be directed to a third party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our website but instead provided to the third party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.
By using the BTD website, you agree:
- to hold us harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties.
- that we cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.