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Privacy policy

The Messy Little Thing's offices are located at The Holt, Byers Garth, Sherburn House, Durham. DH1 2SN, U.K. Messy Little Things respects your privacy. Your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. Any information that you give us is held with the utmost care and security.  

Use of Information:

We may collect Non Personally Identifiable information as you browse our website, including pages viewed, time spent on each page, referring website and any keywords used to find us in search engines. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information and is used solely as a means to monitor website performance and potentially alert us to any parts of the website that may be performing suboptimally.

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, 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.

Email, direct mail and SMS marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

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

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 it 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.

You can choose not to be contacted by any of these marketing methods when you register and may change or update your preferences via your account details page at any time or by sending an email to Hello@messylittlething.com with the subject line 'unsubscribe'. Should you wish to unsubscribe from our email newsletters you can do so by clicking on the relevant link at the base of the mail newsletter.

 

Payment

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 insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms or Privacy Statement https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

 

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.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without notice. Any changes that are made to this privacy policy will be reflected on this page.

 

Discloser

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.