fbpx

Disclosures & Privacy Policy

Tales from Outside the Classroom Privacy Policy

Tales from Outside the Classroom is committed to our website visitors.  User data is collected for marketing purposes, but that data is precious and is protected securely.  User data will never be sold or traded with other companies for marketing purposes.   This privacy policy provides you with information about:

-how we use your data;
-what personal data we collect;
-how we ensure your privacy is maintained; and
-your legal rights relating to your personal data

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– Tales from Outside the Classroom uses cookies to collect information regarding browsing and purchasing behavior.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices as you browse websites.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses websites.  They are used during marketing efforts to tailor advertisements to you.  Cookies are not used to collect or record personal information such as your name and address.  Cookies are stored on your device when you access our website.  If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you do that is dependent on your browser.  For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

-Tales from Outside the Classroom uses third party services, such as Google Analytics, Facebook Pixels, and Beeketing, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviors.  This information is only processed anonymously.  We do not make any attempt to find out identifying information on website visitors based on these log files.  These third party services then enable us to continue to tailor our marketing efforts.  For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

-If you purchase a product from the shop on our website, basic purchase information is gathered and stored including your name, address, payment information (including Paypal and/or credit card information)  and email.  That information is strictly used for order and shipping confirmations and is not used for marketing purposes and is protected securely.  We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

– As part of the registration process for the newsletter, we collect personal information that you provide.  We use that information to tell you about topics you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you with additional marketing and educational information; to contact you to obtain or provide additional information.  We do not trade or sell email lists with any other organization or business.

At present, we use a third-party provider, MailerLite to deliver our newsletter.  We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter practices.  You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.  You may also request that all personal information be removed.  For more information, please see MailerLite’s privacy notice.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).  This information is also shared with our order fulfillment business, Printful.  Printful protects users information with utmost responsibility.  For more information, please see Printful’s privacy policy.  Additionally, we use the Device Information and Order Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use WooCommerce to power our online store.  We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at tessa@talesfromoutsidetheclassroom.com.

Last Updated: May 28 2018