privacy policy

who we are

This is the website for Vincent Swales – Art Photography, the website is https://vincentswales.ca

personal data collection

online ordering

If you place an order on this website, the following information is collected:

  • name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • billing (and optionally: shipping) address

Vincent Swales is the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or through our contact form or when you place an order. We will not share or sell this information to anyone. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us and to administer our online sales. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.

payments

By design, your credit card number and security code are never stored on this website. Credit card payments are processed through an online, secure payment gateway – Square. The payment gateway sends such sensitive information directly to our integrated payment processor, therefore it is necessary to communicate your payment information to them using SSL. You can view their privacy and security policy here

what rights you have over your data

If you have placed an order on this website, 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 legal purposes.

analytics/log files

This website does not use an analytics provider.

what data breach procedures we have in place

Should any event occur where customer data has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our customers via email no later than 48 hours of we become aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any customers affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, needed patches, and how to avoid any similar event in the future.

cookies

what are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser.

They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit through a ’session cookie’ or for multiple repeat visits using a ‘persistent cookie’. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting, known as ‘first-party cookies; or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website, known as ‘third-party cookies’.

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as ‘web beacons’, or ‘pixels’. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. If you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

cookies used on vincentswales.ca

Cookies are used by our e-commerce platform to help facilitate your purchase. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

contact

For any questions you may have, please contact Vincent Swales at info@vincentswales.ca

This policy may be modified at any point. This policy last modified: April 28, 2020

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