Craft Chocolate Company

Privacy Statement

 

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

 

When you purchase something from the Craft Chocolate Company, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

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

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission if you sign up for our newsletter or do not untick the checkbox on subscription payment forms, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. We also understand your email inbox is a sacred place and will endeavour to not bombard you with too many emails and definitely no spam. We will not sell or pass your email address to a third party in order for them to email you without your express permission.

 

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

If you have written your email on our email sheet at one of our pop up events, it implies that you give us your consent to be emailed and that we can put you on on our email list manually.

When you give us consent a series of email notifications will be sent to you to clarify you want to be emailed and have given consent. If you have changed your mind, please do not click any consent links. If you do, there will always be an 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of all emails for your convenience.

 

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at member@craftchocolatecompany.com.

Or, you can click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email, for your convenience.

 

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

 

SECTION 4 - Squarespace, Mail Chimp, Moonclerk and Stripe Payment Processor

Our store is hosted on Squarespace. We arrange recurring subscription plan via Moonclerk and the Stripe Payment Processor. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your name and email data is stored Mail Chimp for us to email you as described above.

Your name, address and financial details with which you pay are stored on Moonclerk and Stripe’s data storage, databases. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
 

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Stripe and Moonclerk stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

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 our store and its service providers.

 

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us (Squarespace, Mailchimp, Moonclerk, Stripe) will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

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 we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we 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 us.

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.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

 

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are 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, we 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 us 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, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

 

SECTION 7 - 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 us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

 

SECTION 8 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

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

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at members@craftchocolatecompany.com  or by mail at

 

M Craig
[Re: Privacy Compliance]
Flat 1-1
79 Candleriggs
Glasgow  
UK
G1 1NP