This Privacy Policy describes how and when I, Aimee Clare Designs, collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me or contact me.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control.

INFORMATION I COLLECT

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example).

WHY I NEED YOUR INFORMATION & HOW I USE IT

We require this information to complete and deliver your order.

We will keep physical samples of any stationery designs on file for photographing, our portfolio and marketing purposes. This includes using them on social media as well as on this website and Etsy.  All personal identifiable information such as address or any of your guests addresses will not be shown on these sites.

We save all artwork files digitally after your job is complete and keep these on file for 3 months, should you need any more prints, after this time your personal information will be removed.

If you do not want us to use your samples for future marketing then you must let us know.

HOW DO I SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

Information about my customers is important to my business.

I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  • Service providers - I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as print and delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.


HOW LONG WE WILL KEEP THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our site may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.


HOW TO CONTACT ME

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Aimee Clare Designs, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at hello@aimeeclaredesigns.com.