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Privacy Policy

Due to a new regulation in the European Union, any website that processes EU citizens' data must have a privacy policy that discloses how that information is used. Despite the fact that I'm not in the EU, and I don't often do business with people in EU countries, I do get website visitors from the EU... And apparently that is enough to require me to have a privacy policy.

The privacy policy, if you want to read it in its full glory, can be found on the footer (bottom) of every page of my website.

However, allow me to break it down into language we can all understand:

First, my website uses a tool called Visitor Analytics, which uses cookies. It shows me how many website visits I get, what pages are looked at and for how long, and where that visitor is located. Locations are not precise -- I can only see what general region the visitor's IP address originates from. Your IP address is "pseudonymized," so even if I knew how, I couldn't use your IP address to find out who you are or where you're from. This tool simply allows me to learn how my website is being used, and how to make it better.

Second, if you contact me, any information you give me (your name, email address, shipping address, etc.) will only be used to communicate with you, to ask any relevant questions regarding an order, to fulfill any order you may place, to arrange payments, and to provide customer service. To repeat a worn-out joke, your information is only seen by the NSA and myself.

I don't send out email surveys, newsletters, promotions, or any other BS that will clutter up your inbox. I hate spam as much as anyone, so that will never change.

Third, I don't keep any sort of payment information. Most payments I receive are sent through PayPal, so I never even see your credit card information -- that is all handled by PayPal. In other cases, a check or money order is sent, so there is no digital information involved.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me about it.

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Privacy Policy: I receive, collect and store any information you enter on my website or provide me in any other way. I use a software tool (Visitor Analytics) to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of the customers' websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, I am using cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

When you contact me through my website, I collect personal information you give me, such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will only be used for the purposes of communicating with you, and fulfilling your order (including asking any questions relevant to the order, providing and verifying shipping details, and arranging payments). I don't share or sell your information, and I don't spam you with newsletters or surveys.

My company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides me with the online platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

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) we use or disclose it. 

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