Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT


At Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium, we know that your privacy and security while shopping online are very important to you, and we want to build a relationship with you based on trust and respect. We will NEVER sell, rent, or give away our mailing list or your personal info.

Below, please find the most frequently asked privacy and security-related questions (answered in plain language) followed by our complete OFFICIAL PRIVACY POLICY.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED PRIVACY QUESTIONS (FAQs):

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE INFORMATION YOU COLLECT FROM ME WHEN I MAKE A PURCHASE ON YOUR WEB SITE?
All sales information is kept strictly confidential and is used only for reporting purposes at Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium. We DO NOT sell or distribute this information, IN ANY FORM, to third parties.

WHY DO YOU NEED MY EMAIL ADDRESS?
Your email address is used only to communicate with you directly and efficiently. It will be used to let you know when your order has been processed & shipped, your order tracking information. *If you opted into our email list, you may also receive occasional updates about our store, events we may be hosting or product lines. You can remove yourself from this email list at any time. Simply contact us with your request.

WHAT ABOUT COOKIES?
Cookies are a method used to track a customer through their online sales process for statistical and shopping cart purposes. We use this information ONLY to help provide a better shopping experience over time and it is NEVER shared with any third parties.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE SECURITY OF MY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL INFO?
We use SSL (Secured Socket Layer) which encrypts the information that you input. This is the same level of protection used by banks and financial institutions to ensure that you can safely view your bank account information online.

HOW DO YOU KEEP MY INFORMATION DISCREET ON MY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL STATEMENT?
We ship in plain wrapping and ship under our legal name, Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium. Your credit card or Paypal statement should also simply read Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to read through the store's OFFICIAL PRIVACY POLICY below or email us directly at info@littlesisters.ca

***OFFICIAL PRIVACY POLICY***

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

HOW DO YOU GET MY CONSENT?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@littlesisters.ca or mailing us at:
Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium
1238 Davie Street Vancouver British Columbia CA V6E 1N9

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

PAYMENT:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located 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.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

LINKS
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 - COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.


SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@littlesisters.ca or by mail at:
     Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium
     [Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
     1238 Davie Street
     Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA V6E 1N3
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