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To provide the Services, we collect and have collected over the past 12 months personal information about you from a variety of sources, as set out below. The information that we collect and use varies depending on how you interact with us.
In addition to the specific uses set out below, we may use information we collect about you to communicate with you, provide the Services, comply with any applicable legal obligations, enforce any applicable terms of service, and to protect or defend the Services, our rights, and the rights of our users or others.
The types of personal information we obtain about you depends on how you interact with our Site and use our Services. When we use the term "personal information", we are referring to information that identifies, relates to, describes or can be associated with you. The following sections describe the categories and specific types of personal information we collect.
Information that you directly submit to us through our Services may include:
Some features of the Services may require you to directly provide us with certain information about yourself. You may elect not to provide this information, but doing so may prevent you from using or accessing these features.
Finally, we may obtain information about you from third parties, including from vendors and service providers who may collect information on our behalf, such as:
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We have, in the past 12 months disclosed the following categories of personal information and sensitive personal information (denoted by *) about users for the purposes set out above in "How we Collect and Use your Personal Information" and "How we Disclose Personal Information":
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We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information for the purposes of inferring characteristics about you.
[NOTE TO MERCHANT- INSERT THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH AND CHART IF USING SHOPIFY’S AD SERVICES SUCH AS SHOPIFY AUDIENCES OR ENGAGING IN ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED “SELLING” OR “SHARING” PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR “TARGETED ADVERTISING”]
We have “sold” and “shared” (as those terms are defined in applicable law) personal information over the preceding 12 months for the purpose of engaging in advertising and marketing activities, as follows.
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|Identifiers such as basic contact details and certain order and account information||Business and marketing partners|
|Commercial information such as records of products or services purchased and shopping information||Business and marketing partners|
|Internet or other similar network activity, such as Usage Data||Business and marketing partners|
The Services may enable you to post product reviews and other user-generated content. If you choose to submit user generated content to any public area of the Services, this content will be public and accessible by anyone.
We do not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make available to others, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such information will respect your privacy or keep it secure. We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information that you make publicly available, or for the accuracy, use or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive from third parties.
Our Site may provide links to websites or other online platforms operated by third parties. If you follow links to sites not affiliated or controlled by us, you should review their privacy and security policies and other terms and conditions. We do not guarantee and are not responsible for the privacy or security of such sites, including the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of information found on these sites. Information you provide on public or semi-public venues, including information you share on third-party social networking platforms may also be viewable by other users of the Services and/or users of those third-party platforms without limitation as to its use by us or by a third party. Our inclusion of such links does not, by itself, imply any endorsement of the content on such platforms or of their owners or operators, except as disclosed on the Services.
The Services are not intended to be used by children, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information about children. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has provided us with their personal information, you may contact us using the contact details set out below to request that it be deleted.
[NOTE TO MERCHANT: PLEASE CONSULT WITH LEGAL COUNSEL IF YOUR SITE IS CHILD FOCUSSED OR DIRECTED, AS MORE SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES MAY BE REQUIRED.]
Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee “perfect security.” In addition, any information you send to us may not be secure while in transit. We recommend that you do not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information to us.
How long we retain your personal information depends on different factors, such as whether we need the information to maintain your account, to provide the Services, comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce other applicable contracts and policies.
Depending on where you live, you may have some or all of the rights listed below in relation to your personal information. However, these rights are not absolute, may apply only in certain circumstances and, in certain cases, we may decline your request as permitted by law.
[NOTE TO MERCHANT: IF USING SHOPIFY'S AD SERVICES SUCH AS SHOPIFY AUDIENCES OR ENGAGING IN ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED "SELLING" OR "SHARING" PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR "TARGETED ADVERTISING", INSERT THE PARAGRAPH BELOW AND ENSURE YOU PROVIDE CUSTOMERS THE ABILITY TO "OPT OUT" OF THIS ACTIVITY ON YOUR SITE BY USING SHOPIFY'S PRIVACY AND COMPLIANCE APP OR OTHERWISE.]
[NOTE TO MERCHANT: IF YOU COLLECT INFORMATION THAT MAY BE DEEMED TO BE SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION UNDER APPLICABLE PRIVACY LAWS THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL CONSENTS/DISCLOSURES REQUIRED. INSERT THE PARAGRAPH BELOW IF YOU COLLECT SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONSULT WITH EXTERNAL LEGAL COUNSEL TO CONFIRM YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.]
You may exercise any of these rights where indicated on our Site or by contacting us using the contact details provided below.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights. We may need to collect information from you to verify your identity, such as your email address or account information, before providing a substantive response to the request. In accordance with applicable laws, You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf to exercise your rights. Before accepting such a request from an agent, we will require that the agent provide proof you have authorized them to act on your behalf, and we may need you to verify your identity directly with us. We will respond to your request in a timely manner as required under applicable law.
[NOTE TO MERCHANT: INSERT THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IF USING SHOPIFY'S AD SERVICES SUCH AS SHOPIFY AUDIENCES]
We use Shopify's ad services such as Shopify Audiences to help personalize the advertising you see on third party websites. To restrict Shopify merchants that use these ad services from using your personal information for such services, visit https://privacy.shopify.com/en.
If you have complaints about how we process your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided below. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, depending on where you live you may have the right to appeal our decision by contacting us using the contact details set out below, or lodge your complaint with your local data protection authority.
Please note that we may transfer, store and process your personal information outside the country you live in, including the United States. Your personal information is also processed by staff and third party service providers and partners in these countries.
If we transfer your personal information out of Europe, we will rely on recognized transfer mechanisms like the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses, or any equivalent contracts issued by the relevant competent authority of the UK, as relevant, unless the data transfer is to a country that has been determined to provide an adequate level of protection.
[NOTE TO MERCHANT: INSERT THE FOLLOWING IF YOUR SITE IS GOVERNED BY GDPR] For the purpose of applicable data protection laws, we are the data controller of your personal information. Our representative in the [EEA] [and] [the UK] is [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE DETAILS].