PRIVACY POLICY and TERMS OF USE

I am committed to protecting your privacy and strive to work in accordance with new privacy laws worldwide.  I do not distribute or share any personal information from viewers, customers, and designers who interact with my website unless it is mandated by legal process.  In order to run an online business I use Squarespace as my web provider, STRIPE (and optionally PayPal) which processes payments for items ordered from this website, and Mailchimp to administer my mailing list.  Each of these parties strive to be compliant with privacy laws including the General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR.  I own and operate www.meghanlacroix.com. I post my own original content, or content used with permission, on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

In this notice, you can read about the information that I, Squarespace, STRIPE, PayPal and Mailchimp collect from you and how it is used. This data collection is primarily automatic and for analytic purposes such as compiling statistics about what page is most popular, how users find each page, where globally most users are represented and what links get clicked.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at meghanlacroix@gmail.com.

1. Squarespace

meghanlacroix.com, its mobile site and applications are powered by Squarespace.  This website automatically saves certain types of data for technical reasons.

The information that may be collected includes:

  • The type of device you are using to view meghanlacroix.com

  • Anonymous usage statistics

  • Information provided by Apple, which may include your name, email address and ZIP code

  • Anonymous information, such as your internet service provider, IP address and internet browsing software, collected by our website

  • “Cookies,” which enables the website to remember your information if you return to the site

Read more about Squarespace and privacy at https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/

2. Mailchimp

My notification list is used for providing consenting subscribers with information about upcoming designs for sale.  This list is administered through Mailchimp.  Users will only be subscribed to this mailing list by providing consent in the form of (1) voluntarily submitting their email through the opt in box on the meghanlacroix.com website and mobile sites that is used only for this purpose or (2) by contacting me directly through email with a personal request to be added.  I will never add you to this list based on unrelated emails, past purchases or other forms of participation with my business, this list is intended for voluntary consenting opt-in only.  Once subscribed Mailchimp will store some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails I send you, on a Mailchimp server. Neither I nor Mailchimp will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to my lists, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list. You are always free to unsubscribe from the notification list, a unsubscribe option will be available at the bottom of every email.  Once unsubscribed you will no longer receive future messages and your email address will be deleted.  

Read more about Mailchimp and privacy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

3. STRIPE

When you make payments or conduct transactions through this website STRIPE will receive your transaction information. The information that STRIPE collects will include payment method information (such as credit or debit card number, or bank account information), purchase amount, date of purchase, and payment method. Different payment methods may require the collection of different categories of information. The payment method information that STRIPE collects will depend upon the payment method that you choose.  STRIPE will send me your billing and shipping information pertaining to each order so I can complete and ship your purchase, however payment information, such as credit card numbers are not shared.

Read more about STRIPE and privacy at https://stripe.com/ca/privacy

4. PayPal

When you make payments or conduct transactions through this website and elect to process your payment via PayPal rather than through the website, PayPal will receive your transaction information. The information that PayPal collects will include payment method information (such as credit or debit card number, or bank account information), purchase amount, date of purchase, and payment method. Different payment methods may require the collection of different categories of information. The payment method information that PayPal collects will depend upon the payment method that you choose.  PayPal will send me your billing and shipping information pertaining to each order so I can complete and ship your purchase, however payment information, such as credit card numbers are not shared.

Read more about PayPal and privacy at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

5. How I use your information

I use your information only to complete operations necessary to produce and distribute purchased prints and sculptures from this website. I do not share your information with third parties except that which is collected automatically by those noted above, such as STRIPE and PayPal, when it’s necessary to complete the purchase functions from meghanlacroix.com

When you email me, I will use your email address only for the purpose of responding to you, and requests you make, and for no other purpose.  

Sometimes I may use anonymous analytic information about your use of this site in combination with other users’ usage to make decisions about the contents and design of meghanlacroix.com.  

I will only disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.

I may disclose your information when I believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, and/or to protect rights and property.

6. Data Security

I use only well accredited named third parties, such as Mailchimp, STRIPE, and PayPal that have systems in place to safeguard the information you provide to them. I will never provide access to my databases to any third party, except those that are named and only to the extent necessary to conduct the operations of this website.  

7. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services. When payments are processed the information is not given or stored by me, the service providers, STRIPE and PayPal, deal with your information directly.  However, I may be required to retain any information given to me to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. 

8. Children’s Privacy

Per this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, users certify that they are at least 13 years of age. I never collect or store information of anyone I know to be under 13, and meghanlacroix.com content is created for an adult audience.

9. Changes to this Policy

I reserve the right to change this policy at any time. You are responsible for checking this page for changes. Your use of meghanlacroix.com and continued subscription to my mailing list constitutes agreement to this privacy policy.

Thank you,

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