Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When you browse our website we may collect information about your browsing. That information may include your IP address, location information, device-specific information, your browsing activity, and other information about how you interacted with our website. When commenting or subscribing on our site, as appropriate, you may also be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser (if you allow). They enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings. Look at your browser’s help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Note however that if you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Le Politiste is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn money by advertising and linking to Amazon.fr.

Google

We use Google Analytics to analyze how visitors use our website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service which uses cookies to collect data (including IP address) about visitors in an anonymous form. The data generated by the cookie is transmitted to Google and is stored on Google’s servers. For more information, see how Google uses data.

We also use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google. When you submit a form, this plugin checks if you are a real person to prevent spam bots from abusing the system. The plugin sends information to Google. This information includes IP address and possibly other data required for the service.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads on our site. They may also use web beacons to collect information as a result of ad serving on our website. Google’s use of cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of Google’s personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Alternatively, users may opt out of third-party vendors’ personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

As a part of Google Analytics Advertising Features, we have implemented Demographics and Interests reporting. We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at consumercal.org.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
  • You can change your personal information by contacting us.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email within 7 business days.
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM Act we agree to the following when sending commercial messages through email:

  • We do not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • We identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • We include our valid physical postal address.
  • We monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • We honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • We allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us through our contact page.

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Last Edited on 2017-06-01