Last date of revision: May 25, 2018

Hello there,

Below is information on how we process & protect your personal data at Spicer Bags (2325 3rd Street #414, San Francisco CA 94107).

Essential information we collect

In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in.

We do that in order to:

  • remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each click;
  • monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to providing;
  • let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at each click;
  • remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and
  • control that your data is processed securely.

We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites uses. A website places cookies in the web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies (first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while you are navigating.

Order information you expressly provide

If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment.

Accounts

You can sign up for an account if you’d like. This will make us happy because it confirms your interest in our store. It should also make you happy because we will remember your information and, when you decide to buy more of our products, you do not have to provide all of your information over again -- you just need to log in. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly provide your consent to this privacy policy. Only if you give us your consent, we will open your account. We also give you the possibility to easily withdraw your consent and delete your account. Simply connect with us via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Partial Purchases

If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, you can opt-out by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the email. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away.

Reviews

If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can share your opinion with other customers.

Personalization

We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the “essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies that we allow you to block.

Cookies

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our website, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience. Third party integrations on our website also use cookies. By using our website or services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes described in this privacy policy.

It possible to disable cookies through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the website. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org, or aboutcookies.org. Because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.

Communications

  • Promotional. We may deliver and personalize our communications with customers who opt in to our email newsletter list. For example, we may notify a customer by email of a sale or product release. You can opt out of these communications at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the email or contacting us via the contact information at the bottom of this page.
  • Orders. We will send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment. During checkout you will have the option to opt in to our email newsletter list or not.

How do we process your information?

We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce . BigCommerce is based in the US and is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the most competitive services. For example:

  • Payment: Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with requirements for the security of credit card information), and we use accredited companies to process your credit card information: Authorize.net, PayPal and ApplePay.
  • Shipping: We integrate with ShippingEasy to fulfill your orders.
  • Marketing: Use use online software services MailChimp and Justuno for marketing and messaging services.

Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products.

How can you control your personal data?

If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us via the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

How long do we keep your data?

We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

Do we have any legal obligations when handling your data?

Many. We might need to share some of your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations. For example, we might need to keep records for tax reasons or fraud detection.

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?

You can contact our Chief Operations Officer here:

  • Sarah Stanley / sarah@spicerbags.com
  • Spicer Bags - 2325 3rd Street #414, San Francisco, CA 94107

Do you need to lodge a complaint?

If you have any privacy complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our Chief Operations Officer. Contact information is provided above.

Any updates?

If we update our Privacy Policy to reflect a change or improvement of our services or a new legal obligation, we will publish the new version on our website with the date of update.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Spicer Bags - 2325 3rd Street #414, San Francisco, CA 94107 / P. 415.701.1955 / E. info@spicerbags.com