Privacy Policy

I am committed to protecting your personal information. So committed, I've written a lot of boring stuff to prove it. Pour yourself a large glass of wine before you start reading. Unless you're underage. In which case, please refer to #6. 

 

Last updated: March 2018

1. Collection of your personal information 

When you use my services, I collect Personal Information. By "Personal Information", I mean information that can identify an individual such as:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone number 

  • Business or organization name

  • Address

  • Credit card information (if applicable for payment purposes)

You may always choose not to provide Personal Information, but this may prevent you from receiving certain services. Please feel free to email me directly at thomas@paperplanescreative.com if you wish to have access to certain resources without submitting your Personal Information. 

I also collect non-Personal Information, or information that does not identify an individual, which is generally collected (or "logged") by websites or Internet services when accessed by users, such as:

  • IP address

  • Information about your operating system or browser

  • The pages of my website that you viewed during your visit

  • What information or content you view, hover or click on

  • The referring web page

  • Language preferences

  • What city and province you are located in (but not your precise geographic location)

  • Unique identifiers (arbitrary codes or series of characters I create to identify users without Personal Information)

I will not use non-Personal Information to try and identify you, and if I associate non-Personal Information with information that does reveal your identity, I will treat it as Personal Information. 

2. Consent 

By using the services, you consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the services offered on this website. The information gathered may be transferred, used and stored in Canada or in any other country where my service provider or I may be located. If you use my services, you agree to the transfer, use and storage of your Personal Information in those countries. 

When you provide me with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order or request a refund, I imply that you consent to my collecting and using it for that specific reason only. 

You may withdraw your consent for me to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information at anytime by contacting me at thomas@paperplanescreative.com

3. Disclosure 

I will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except as described below. I will also not sell or disclose any Personal Information to third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have explicitly asked me to.

I do reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Information) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on paperplanescreative.com for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information. 

Finally, I may disclose your Personal Information if I am required to do so by law or if you violate my Terms of Services.

4. Third-Party Services

In general, the third-party providers I use 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 I am required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, I recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which they will handle your Personal Information. 

n particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in 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.

s 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.

nce you leave my website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or my website’s Terms of Service.

Links: Please note that this site integrates with or links to third party sites. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

5. Use of Cookies 

Here is a list of cookies that I use. I've listed them here so you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not: 

  • chocolate chip

  • ginger snap

  • snickerdoodle

  • never oat meal raisin

No but seriously, to assist in collecting and storing non-Personal Information, I use a variety of technologies, including cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that a website stores on your web browser. Cookies may contain user preferences, unique identifiers and other non-Personal Information. 

You can erase information stored in cookies at any time, but you may lose some preferences or settings. You can also set your browser to refuse all website storage or to indicate when it is permitted, but some features of this website may not function properly without the use of cookies (sorry!). 

I do not use cookies to store your Personal Information. 

I also work with third-party advertising networks that collect non-Personal Information in order to deliver ads to users of this site. These ads are tailored to your preferences, based on general categories in which you've shown an interest and your interest in my services. 

If you visit my website, I may use a third-party advertising network to serve display advertising to you about my services on third-party websites. You are often able to learn more about these ads and opt out of receiving them within the ads themselves when you see them. 

6. Age of Consent 

I do not knowingly collect Personal Information from users that are under the age of 18. I do not authorize users under the age of 18 to use my services. 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.

If you are under the age of 18 and reading this policy, first of all, good for you and second, please inform your parents so you can have a serious conversation about whether or not they will give their consent for you to use this site. But seriously, I'm impressed. 

7. Security 

I have it. I use reasonable methods to safeguard and protect your Personal Information. For example, I use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to encrypt  and authenticate data transferred over the Internet. This is fancy tech-talk to say "I upgraded http to https."

However, no method of data storage is 100% secure (ask Hilary Clinton), so while I strive to follow commercially acceptable means to ensure your Personal Information is protected, I cannot guarantee its security.  

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

I 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 I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact me at thomas@paperplanescreative.com.