What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer when you visit a website. They do not contain viruses and are not able to access other information from your computer. They are not able to ‘spy’ on your computer contents. Cookies send back information without making any changes to it. Your computer stores these cookies in a file inside your web browser.
Some cookies are essential for the proper functioning of websites. Others are used to help a website keep track of your visits and activity, to improve your browsing experience, and to gather statistical information about your website visits. You can disable cookies if you wish through the settings on your internet browser but this may mean that you may not be able to fully access material on some websites, and your online surfing or shopping experience may be much more difficult. You can find more information about ‘Cookies, including how to disable them at: www.allaboutcookies.org
If you are at all unhappy about the use of these cookies, you can disable them here:
Information we collect about you
We collect information about you when you choose to contact us using the website contact page details, to register as a stockist, or place an order for our products or services. This information is retained by us only as long as necessary to communicate with you in relation to your enquiries and/or to fulfil orders.
My Painted Bear uses the PayPal Payment Platform to process orders placed through our website shop. You can use your existing PayPal account or, if you do not have a PayPal account, choose the Guest Login facility in order to make payment. Your order payment is processed securely through the PayPal system or the Bank account you use to pay for your order. My Painted Bear does not at any point receive your bank details through your website transaction, and is unable to access your Bank or PayPal account, or view your financial details.
Each time you place an order through the My Painted Bear online shop, we receive, from PayPal the following information: Buyer name and email address, delivery address and an itemised list of products ordered and their relevant costs. We require this information so that we can fully process your order. We do not retain the record of your order on our administrative system any longer than necessary to fully process the order, allowing reasonable time to track orders should any queries arise.
Links to Other Websites
My Painted Bear does not pass on your personal information to any third parties. Information which you supply to us is retained only for internal processing of your orders and consequent accurate bookkeeping of accounts as required by law. If you are a registered Stockist we may notify you using the contact details you supplied when registering, to inform you of new products available and /or to arrange a visit of our Sales Representative at a mutually agreeable time.
Access to your information and correction
You have the right to access a copy of the information that we hold about you or your business. You may obtain details of this information by sending a request via our contact page.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to remove, limit or to correct any information that you think is inaccurate.
Updates to this Policy
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.