Commitment to Privacy
Thread Tank is concerned about your privacy and the security of your personal data. We have made a strong effort to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. It discloses the privacy guidelines for Thread Tank website: www.threadtank.com. This notice is available on our homepage and on pages where personally identifiable information is requested.
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, email address, age, type of business, customer number, credit card number and expiration date. We may also request personal preference information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers, or make product recommendations. Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we do not sell it to others. Name, address, phone number, customer number, and credit card information are used to ship and bill orders and for future marketing purposes. In addition, phone number and customer number are used in case there is a problem with your order and customer service needs to contact you.
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. Personal information allows our websites to make product recommendations to you. If you provide us with your e-mail address, you may receive periodic e-mail promotions and special offers.
In a few areas on our website, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or to follow up with you after your visit. It is optional for you to participate.
- We receive information from you when you: Place an order
- Subscribe to regularly scheduled e-mails
- Sign up for one of our services
- Participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer
- Provide feedback in an e-mail
We also gather data on visitor’s movements through our sites. This information is used to improve our service to you and to administer our websites. Data on visitors’ home servers is aggregated for internal review. The aggregate information on what pages are visited is used to improve the site content and also for error tracking purposes related to the functioning of the site. Individually identifiable e-mail addresses are not captured or stored for future use, unless you choose to communicate with Thread Tank by posting a message to Thread Tank.
In any communication, be sure to include your name, mailing address, and customer account number. Persons who communicate with Thread Tank and therefore supply Thread Tank with an e-mail address may receive future communications from us by e-mail. You can unsubscribe at any time by e-mailing your request to email@example.com. Simply state, “Do not email” in the body of the message. Finally, please note that we also offer links to other third party sites and services. Be aware that these outside parties operate under their own privacy and security policies, and Thread Tank has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. All internal/external Thread Tank parties, such as employees, agents, and contractors are similarly bound by these privacy and security policies.
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 any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at: 1442 Chico Ave South El Monte, CA 91733
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.
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 or Shopify’s Privacy Statement.
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.
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.
Protecting the online privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, Thread Tank voluntarily complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the US Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. (16 C.F.R. Part 312). We neither collect nor maintain information at our site from those actually known to be under the age of 13, nor is any part of our sites directed to children under the age of 13.
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 email@example.com or by mail at: 1442 Chico Ave South El Monte, CA 91733