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    Buddy and Bear Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.buddyandbear.com (the “Site”), contact us, subscribe to our mailing list or otherwise use our services.

    PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

    When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

    We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
        - “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
        - “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
        - “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

    Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information, email address, and phone number.  We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
    When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

    UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR MAILING LIST

    You can unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time here.

    HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

    We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).

    Additionally, we use this Order Information to: 
    Communicate with you, screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

    We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

    SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your Personal Information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
    • Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies and printing companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
    • Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
    • Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
    • Giveaways and competitions. We may from time to time, offer promotions and giveaways through our website or social media (collectively “Our Promotions”). Participation in Our Promotions are completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact invofmration such as name, address, email address, user name and similar details. We use the information you supply to administer Our Promotions. We may also, unless prohibited by the Promotion’s rules or law, use the information provided to communicate with you, or other people you select, about our Services. We may share this information with our affiliates and other organizations named to be taking part in the Promotion.
    • We use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.  We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
    Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

    BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

    As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.  For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
    You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
     
    Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:  http://optout.aboutads.info/.

    DO NOT TRACK

    Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

    YOUR RIGHTS

    If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

    Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.  Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
    We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as MailChimp and Shopify are Privacy Shield certified.

    DATA RETENTION

    When you place an order through the Site or sign up to our mailing list, we will maintain your Information for our records for around five years unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

    CHANGES

    We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

    CONTACT US

    For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Buddy and Bear Ltd, are the data controller of your personal information.

    For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, feel free to contact us by e-mail at
    hello@buddyandbear.com or by mail using the details provided below:

    68 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, TW7 6QH, United Kingdom