THE BOTTOM LINE:
The lingo. We’ll always straight talk, no big words no one understands. We got you– no nonsense, no surprises.
Your goods. We’ll only use your data to up your game here with us.
No canned meat. You decide what and how you hear from us. But we’re pretty fun, so why wouldn’t you wanna hear from us??
The non-edible cookies. We use these site surfing info bits to enhance your experience on our website. It’s a good thing.
Party time. We are, unfortunately, not involved with our third party’s private policies, so take a minute to look into them.
The bare necessities. Your info won’t linger longer – we don’t need it, we delete it.
Locked down. We’ll protect your data like it’s our own baby.
The global scale. We work globally so your info may travel with us.
Kiddo’s. Even though we help the kids, info needs to be given by adults or with consent.
The website is brought to you by us, Akin Clothing. We believe it is important to protect your Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998). We’re committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs and expectations, but also protects your privacy. Our policy explains how we collect Personal Data. It explains some of the security measures we take to protect your data. It tells you certain things we will do and not do.
Collecting your Info and the Type we Collect
Some of the ways that we may collect personal info include information that you provide us directly when you buy a product which may include contact details, date of birth, payment option and address; and information about you that we automatically collect from log data, IP addresses, and aggregated user data; cookies (explained below), etc. Other possible sources are: From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, this may tell us something about how you use our services, and also from documents that are available to the public, such as the electoral register.
How do we get your consent, you ask?
Well, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction or purchase, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply and assume that you consent to our collecting your info and using it for those specific reasons only. If we ask for your personal info for a different reason like marketing, we will either ask you directly for consent, or give you an opportunity to decline.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If you opt-in, and then after you change your mind, you can withdraw consent at anytime, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use and Disclosure of your Personal Info
Akin Clothing collects and may use your personal information for the purposes described here:
To Service you. We use your personal information to operate our Website and to give you the services and support that you request from us. We may also use your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Akin Clothing.
For Administrative Stuff. We may use your personal information for administrative purposes, including developing new products and services, verifying your identity, communicating about individual accounts, processing payments, and enforcing our Terms of Service.
For Research. We may want to contact you in the future via surveys. We want to know your opinion of current products or of potential new products that we may want to offer. We may engage third-party service providers to conduct such surveys on our behalf. The information collected will be used for research and reporting purposes to help us better serve you by learning more about your needs and the quality of the products and services we provide, and what you expect.
For Marketing. We may use your information to provide you with materials that may be of interest to you, as permitted by applicable law. We also keep track of the pages our customers visit on the Website, in order to determine what Akin Clothing products are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Akin Clothing to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Akin Clothing does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to other third parties.
For Emails and Newsletters. When you provide us your email address, we may send you periodic emails or newsletters about our or our business products or upcoming special offers/events we think you might like. You can opt-out of receiving these by emailing us to let us know that you no longer want our rad emails and newsletters. It will make us a little sad, but we will do what makes you happy.
Also….We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service, which we hope you don’t!
Ok so these aren’t the yummy cookies you can eat, but they are still cool. Like many other websites, we use automated data collection tools called Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information. Cookies are small text files that are placed in your browser by a web server when you access a website. By using our cool website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing these small bits of info Cookies on your computer. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses and shipping addresses. Most browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can change your browser options and settings to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies. Please note, however, that if you don't accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the services. Refer to your browser’s Help section for specific guidance on how it allows you to manage Cookies and how you can delete Cookies you wish to remove from your computer. These Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you. They improve services by letting you navigate between pages efficiently, enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don’t have to give the same information during one task (we don’t currently do this, but maybe in the future). It also allows for recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested. You don’t have to worry about this part with us, cause we don’t make you login, but just FYI for other sites. It also measures how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
Different number of cookies for different browsers…The cookies used on our website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide….cause we follow rules:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as a live chat session. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Go to allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu to learn more about cool cookies. You can also visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies for a video about cookies. Knowledge is power!
Part of Three: third-party websites and social medias
Our Website may contain links to other cool websites. These other cool websites may reference or link to our site or other services. These other domains and websites are not controlled by us, and we do not endorse or make any representations about these websites or social media platforms. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites. We don’t endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. For example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Rights of Access, Rectification (fixing), Erasure, and Restriction
We have here a list of the rights that everyone has under data protection laws. They don’t apply in all circumstances. If you wish to use any of them, we’ll explain at that time if they are engaged or not. The right of data portability is only relevant from May 2018.
• The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information
• The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have
incomplete personal information completed
• The right to object to processing of your personal information
• The right to restrict processing of your personal information
• The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”)
• The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information
about how we process it
• The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”)
• Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or otherwise
significantly affects you
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection
laws: https://ico.org.uk/. You can contact us using the details below.
Keeping it Around
Info on Lock Down
Akin Clothing strives to use precautions and acceptable practices to protect your precious info from unauthorized eyes, both when it’s in transit and stored on our servers. However, because no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, kinda like life, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do have strict security measures to protect your info. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission using software, which encrypts the information you input. We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order, but of course, we transmit the entire number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing. For security purposes, we may occasionally ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you. Hassle, we know, but its for your protection. It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
By using our website or giving personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically about security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our website. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the website or sending you an e-mail. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. Just ask!
Akin Clothing is a U.K. company that uses the company Squarespace as it’s platform. They and we store data in the United Kingdom and locations Squarespace uses. This data is subject to E.U. laws. Even though we’re based in the U.K., sometimes your personal information may be transferred outside the European Economic Area. If we do so, we’ll make sure that suitable safeguards are in place, for example by using approved contractual agreements, unless certain exceptions apply. Your information may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where privacy laws may be different than your area. If you are located outside the U.K. and choose to provide information to us, we transfer that information to the U.K. and/or U.S. and process it. By using our service, you understand and consent that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we work with. If you are from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the U.K. and/or U.S. and to processing of your data globally. By providing any personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
The Kiddo’s Privacy
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, and you are giving us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. Our Website is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 16. We don’t knowingly collect personal info from kids under 16. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please let us know. If we do become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information without consent, we take steps to promptly remove the information and terminate the child's account… cause kids need the permission!
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