Privacy & Cookies

Privacy
At Thistle Heart Prints (formerly SplashyArtyStory), the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.thistleheartprints.com and how it is used.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


What we collect and store:
While you visit our site, we’ll track:

Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

Send you information about your account and order
Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
Process payments and prevent fraud
Set up your account for our store
Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
Improve our store offerings

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 2 months. After this time your personal details are automatically deleted.  This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Log Information
Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.

Security
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of information which is saved as a small text file on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It is generated by the website that you are visiting and tells the website when you return.
This website uses anonymous cookies to improve your experience. The cookies that we use do not contain any of your personal information or contact details. In addition to those cookies that we set ourselves, we also use cookies set by other people. These are known as third-party cookies and we use them for;

Improving our website.  Anonymous analytics cookies show trends in how people use our site and help us make decisions on how to improve the user experience by making content better and easier to find. Allowing you to share content. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter may also set third party cookies on our website which enable you to share content with your social network. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete www.thistleheartprints.com cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Google Analytics
We may make use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Social buttons.
On many of the pages of the site you may see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, LinkedIn ‘Share’, and StumbleUpon & others similar. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of  this website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including this website. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting this website, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.