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Privacy Policy

What is a Privacy Policy? 

This policy explains what information is collected, how our company collects, uses, stores, discloses and disseminates any user information, and how you can access data we’ve collected on your use. 

Gracie Girl Bakery values customer privacy and will only disclose collected or stored information as required by law. 

Gracie Girl Bakery’s Privacy Policy applies to the Gracie Girl Bakery website and services and not to any other website not controlled by Gracie Girl Bakery. A link to a third-party website does not mean that we endorse it or the quality or accuracy of information on it. If you decide to visit a third-party website, you are subject to that website’s privacy policy and terms and conditions. 

What information do we collect?

Gracie Girl Bakery only collects information necessary to complete an order. This includes names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers voluntarily submitted.  

All credit card payments are processed by Stripe/PayPal. All information processed through Stripe/PayPal is subject to Stripe’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Gracie Girl Bakery does not collect, store, or have access to any credit card information. 

If you choose to save your credit card information on the site, that information will be stored on Stripe’s server, not Gracie Girl Bakery’s. 

We also collect some meta and usage data on our website including: 

  • items that you place in your shopping cart
  • browser type
  • device type
  • the operating system being used
  • and all other webpages being visited during your session

How do we collect information? 

Gracie Girl Bakery uses Stripe/PayPal, Google Analytics, WooCommerce, and MailChimp to collect personal information and data on website usage. 

Stripe/PayPal is a billing platform that Gracie Girl Bakery uses. Stripe/PayPal will collect credit card information and billing name and address to process payments. 

Google Analytics is a tool commonly used by businesses to understand how customers are interacting with their websites. This tool will be used to collect website usage data. 

WooCommerce will collect data on the items placed in your shopping cart. This tool is used only if you have registered an account with Gracie Girl Bakery. That means WooCommerce compiles the data on your account (name, email, phone, company name, address) and the items placed in your cart. This tool will assist in keeping a record of your orders. 

MailChimp will be used to contact users with confirmation emails and updates. MailChimp collects customer information, such as email addresses and names. It also collects data on click-through rates on emails/newsletters, open rates, location (city) where the email is opened, and abandoned cart product data. It also tracks orders placed after clicking on a link from an email. 

Google Analytics, WooCommerce, and MailChimp all use cookies to collect information.

What are cookies? 

“Cookies” are small computer files sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s or tablet’s hard drive that contain information about your computer, such as a user ID, user settings, browsing history, and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies themselves are not personally identifiable, but may be linked to Personal Information provided to us through interaction with the website. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) in which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. 

(Bloomberg Law – Data Collection & Management, Sample Policy – Privacy Policy for Businesses that Maintain Digital Services file:///Users/KLeverich/Downloads/Data_Collection___Management_%20(1).pdf

For more information about how Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information, visit the following site. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Why do we collect this information and how do we use it? 

We use your information for a variety of reasons: 

  • Provide the service, website to you;
  • Operate, improve, and personalize the products and services we offer, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us;
  • For customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, or for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Services;
  • To communicate with users (examples) 
  • To better understand how users access and use the site, for the purpose of improvement and responding to preferences including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to users’ usage 
  • To help us develop our new products and services and improve our existing products and services; 
  • To provide users with advertising and direct marketing that is more relevant; 
  • To enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies; and 
  • To assess the effectiveness of and improve advertising and other marketing and promotional activities relating to the website.  

Is any of your information shared? 

None of your information will be shared with any other third parties. Other than the parties collecting the information (Stripe/PayPal, Google Analytics, WooCommerce, and MailChimp), customer information will not be shared with any other third parties.  

What information is stored? 

Gracie Girl Bakery only stores customer information provided through WooCommerce. This would be the information you volunteer to complete an order: name, address, email address, phone number, etc. 

Any other information collected by Stripe/PayPal, Google Analytics, MailChimp are stored on their respective servers. 

How is information secured? 

All servers that collect information that Gracie Girl Bakery employs are monitored 24/7 for 

malware, security breaches, and any suspicious activity. Gracie Girl Bakery’s website is secured with an SSL certificate providing a secure browsing experience for customers. 

Keep in mind that security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users are responsible for maintaining security of passwords and other authentication involved in gaining access to your account. 

If any breach of security is suspected, we may suspend your use of the website without notice. Any access by an unauthorized user to password protected and/or secure areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution. 

Disclaimer: Gracie Girl Bakery is NOT Child Directed. 

Our website is not intended for use by children. If you are under the age of majority in your place of residence, you may use the website only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian. 

Consistent with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if we learn we have received any information directly from a child under the age of 13 without first receiving his or her parent’s consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to the child and his or her parents or legal guardian to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services and will delete that information. 

Your Rights. 

It is important to our company that you are able to access and review the information and data we have about you and make corrections or delete it. You can contact Gracie Girl Bakery at graciegirlbakery@gmail.com to manage, correct, or delete the information we have on file about you. 

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California consumers have the right to review the data that is collected on them. Consumers have the right to delete that data and opt-out of the sale of that personal information without discrimination. Gracie Girl Bakery will not share or be selling any personal information, but you do have the right to opt out of the collection. Please reach out to graciegirlbakery@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to opt out. 

Amendments. 

Gracie Girl Bakery reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Any changes or amendments to the policy become valid as soon as the new policy is posted to the website. Please check back regularly to see if any amendments have been made. 

Contact. 

For any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please reach out by directly emailing graciegirlbakery@gmail.com.  

Gracie Girl Bakery