Privacy matters but it can be confusing.
This page explains our approach to privacy on our ValHarperMiniatures website and how it affects you.
We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
Although we hardly view our Site Statistics, we do use Google Adsense that may provide links to other similar websites to help you enjoy a larger choice of products. Google Adsense may therefore know you have visited our website and may be tracking cookies and we cannot control them.
If you use services some 3rd party websites such as Facebook and Twitter, they may know you visited this website. Again, we can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
We never share your personal data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services like posting a parcel to you.
These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.
Measuring our visitors
We measure visitors to our website. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.
The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our site is doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
Facebook, Twitter and other social networks
These services provide social buttons and similar features which we will shortly use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.
To do so we will embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function, their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.
Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.
ValHarperMiniatures uses paypal, so no personal banking or credit card information is stored on our website and no passwords are required.
We also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes.
We may send you email notifications regarding your purchase (such as invoice or receipt or postage details) or which you have specifically requested (such as a commission order.)
We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except if we are required to by law.
We use paypal to bill for our products online. Paypal will have access to your personal and payment information. When paying by credit card, ValHarperMiniatures never has any access to your Banking or credit card details.
We share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.
Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of unprotected data sent over the Internet (i.e.) via email.
Updates to this policy