Privacy Policy

Last updated: 06/05/23

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how CraftsRU (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and shares personal data when you use our website [https://craftsru.com] (the “Site”). Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Who we are

Our website address is https://craftsru.com. We are a small independent seller of handmade goods from Georgia, USA.

What Data Do We Collect

During your interaction with our website, we collect different types of data for various purposes:

  1. Site Traversal: When you browse or access our website, we may collect certain technical information such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and usage data. This data is collected through cookies and similar tracking technologies and is used to enhance your browsing experience and improve our website’s functionality. We do not store or associate this information with any personally identifiable information.
  2. User Registration: If you choose to register an account on our website, we collect certain personal data necessary for account creation, including your first name, last name, email address, and profile picture. Additionally, during the registration process, you may provide optional information such as your billing address, shipping address, and other relevant details. This information is securely stored in our database and is used for the purposes of managing your account, processing your orders, and providing a personalized experience.
  3. Transactions: When you make a purchase on our website, we may collect additional information related to the transaction. However, we do not store or process financial information directly. For payment processing, we utilize trusted and secure third-party payment processors who handle your payment details and ensure the security and confidentiality of your financial data. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these payment processors for more information on how they handle your data.

Please note that we take appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your data in accordance with applicable data protection laws and industry best practices.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Craftsru.com does not share your data with third parties and we do not engage in data aggregation practices that involve sharing data with any other websites or entities, other than for site-specific function (such as a spam filter).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  1. Access and Portability: You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you and to receive a copy of that data in a commonly used and machine-readable format.
  2. Rectification and Deletion: You have the right to request the correction of any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you. Additionally, you can request the deletion of your personal data if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or if there are no overriding legitimate grounds for us to continue processing it.
  3. Objection and Restriction: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as direct marketing or where the processing is based on legitimate interests. You can also request the restriction of processing if you believe your personal data is inaccurate, the processing is unlawful, or we no longer need the data for the intended purposes.
  4. Right to Be Forgotten: You have the right to request the erasure of your personal data, also known as the right to be forgotten. This right enables you to request the removal or deletion of your personal data when there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it.

Please note that these rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions as provided by applicable data protection laws.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.