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Privacy Policy

We Write, We Light is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website. In particular, it important that you are aware that We Write, We Light does not sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. (It's not in our nature.) For much more detailed information, read on for our privacy policy, including details on when and why we collect your information, how we use it and the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. 

The short of it:
• Your personal information collected from payment forms or mailing list signup forms is never shared, sold or rented to anyone.
• Your personal information is only shared between internal systems, like: WordPress, Stripe, Paypal and MailChimp—all of which have security safeguards in place.
• Some data (IP, location, referrer, etc) is collected via Google Analytics but not shared, rented or sold to anyone else.
• If you want to opt out of any communication, click “Unsubscribe” located in every single email sent from us.

TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT

When you purchase something from our store, 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: With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

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.

When you purchase a product, you are expressing consent to get occasional and related marketing emails.

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 yes@wewritewelight.com or mailing us at: Rachel Thompson CP 47511 Plateau Mt Royal, Montreal, QC H2H 2S8, Canada or by clicking “Unsubscribe” from any email, which is instant.

DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. Otherwise, no one ever gets sees or uses your personal data.

ECOMMERCE

Our stores are hosted on DreamHost using WordPress. This provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through our internal databases, credit card and payment processors, and MailChimp. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, Stripe stores your credit card data. If you choose Paypal, then Paypal stores your 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, Paypal and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us 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 in 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 yes@wewritewelight.com or by mail at Rachel Thompson, CP 47511 Plateau Mt Royal, Montreal, QC H2H 2S8

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Updated: (May 2018)