PRIVACY STATEMENT

My trading name is Ben McGarvey (registered sole trader).

 

The security of your personal data is very important to me therefore, I have updated my Privacy Policy in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure that information I provide to you about how I process your personal data is concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible.

The data controller is me, Ben McGarvey, and any enquiries can be sent to ben@minutetaker.net

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SECTION 1 - WHAT DO I DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you consent to joining my mailing list I will hold your name and email address and send you periodic emails about my products and other updates. 

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

I will hold your details securely on file until such a time that you unsubscribe and/or ask me to remove your details.  You can unsubscribe or amend your details at any time (a link will be provided on all email correspondence I send to you) but you can also email me at ben@minutetaker.net for such requests at any time.


When you browse my website and store, I also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide me with information that helps me learn about your browser and operating system. 

 

SECTION 2 - CONSENT


When you provide me with personal information to join my mailing list, complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, I imply that you consent to my collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. 


If I ask for your personal information for a secondary reason I will ask you directly for your expressed consent.


If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for me to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting ben@minutetaker.net

 

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

I will never disclose your personal information to others unless required by law to do so.

 

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY

My store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide me with the online e-commerce platform that allows me to sell my 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.

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 my 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).

 

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by me on my Shopify store will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to me.  

 

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 I am required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.  

 

For these providers, I 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 me. 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 my store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or my website’s Terms of Service.

Links 


When you click on links on my website/store, they may direct you away from my site. I am 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, I 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 me 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, I follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

 

SECTION 7 - COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that my Shopify store uses. I'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 my 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 - 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 me your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

 

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I 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 I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it. 

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact ben@minutetaker.net

If you feel that I have mismanaged your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

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