Privacy Policy

Effective as of January 1, 2018

 

Protecting your privacy is important to Lafia. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how Lafia collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using www.lafiajewellery.com. Any personal information that you provide to us will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy, will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented or which are not otherwise permitted or required by law.

Please be sure to read this Policy before submitting your personal information to us. By submitting your personal information to us, you signify your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not submit your personal information to us.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

Non-Identifiable Information - The Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for website and system administration purposes, for statistical purposes and to improve the Website. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties (including current and prospective business partners and advertisers) and permanently archived for future use.

Cookies - The Website may use “cookies”, a technology that installs information on a website user's computer to permit the website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website and allow us to provide you with more personalized content. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features or areas of the Website.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Collection of Your Personal Information - You may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, credit card information, user identification and password) for a variety of specific purposes during your use of the Website through Electronic Communications. If you choose not to provide the personal information requested, you may not be able to access certain features or areas of the Website, and/or Lafia may not be able to communicate with you, or process your request or order.

Use of Your Personal Information -  Lafia may use your personal information for the following purposes: (i) to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, and/or to provide you with information regarding products, services and events, which may be of interest to you, (ii) to process your online order for Lafia products and/or services, (iii) to administer surveys, polls, contests and/or other promotions, in which you participate, and (iv) as otherwise permitted by law. Generally, Lafia will consider the fact that you have voluntarily provided us with contact information to signify your consent for Lafia to use your contact information for the purpose of tracking our communications with you, and providing you with information about Lafia, its products and services, and other matters, which we think may be of interest or use to you. At any time you may ask Lafia to stop sending you such information by contacting us through email concierge@lafiajewellery.com.

Tracking Information - Lafia may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. To the extent, Lafia makes a link between tracking information and Website users’ personal information, all of the linked information will be treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time, and in accordance with applicable law. Note that Lafia uses a personalization engine to customize Website content for each online user. Not only does this apply to our products and services. In order to tailor the Website to your preferences, Lafia may collect information from a variety of sources, such as customer service channels, registration forms, order forms, surveys, and contests, where applicable.

 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

(A) Disclosure to Service Providers: In order to process orders and transactions, Lafia must disclose some of your personal information to certain service providers, including, without limitation, your credit card issuer, the product handler and the delivery service; 

(B) 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. 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: (http://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (http://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

(C) Disclosure to Business Partners: Lafia may exchange personal information about you with its business partners in order to offer you information regarding products and services that may be of interest to you and to administer the partners’ respective programs.

(D) Disclosure to Government and Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure: Lafia may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Lafia has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Lafia’s legal counsel; and

(E) Disclosure where permitted or required by Law: Lafia may also disclose your personal information as otherwise permitted or required by law.

 

AGE OF CONSENT

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

 

OTHER MATTERS

Other Websites - The Website may contain links to other websites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting a third party website or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. Lafia has no responsibility or liability for or control over those third party websites or Internet resources. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of the third party website you visit. When you follow a link and leave the Website, you do so at your own risk.

Website Terms and Conditions of Use - The terms and conditions governing your use of the Website contain important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of Lafia and others regarding your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy. You can access such terms and conditions on the Websites.

Privacy Policy Changes - This Policy may be changed by Lafia from time to time in Lafia’s sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information by Lafia will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website, your request of any Electronic Communication, and/or your voluntarily disclosure of your personal information to Lafia subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website, request any Electronic Communication or voluntarily provide Lafia with your personal information, you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version.

 

Your Comments - If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact us by email, concierge@lafiajewellery.com.