Beyond the Ponytail Privacy & Cookie Policy

Beyond the Ponytail is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. If you have any questions or concerns about out policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at angela@beyondtheponytail.com.

This privacy policy describes how Beyond the Ponytail (“Beyond the Ponytail”, “we”, “us”, or “our”)  uses and protects any information that you give Beyond the Ponytail when you visit our website https://www.beyondtheponytail/com. This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website (such as https://www.beyondtheponytail/com), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Sites”).

Beyond the Ponytail may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes. This policy is effective from Oct 31st, 2018.

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

WHAT WE COLLECT

Personal information you disclose to us

We collect personal information that you provide to us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Name and Contact Data: We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.

Payment Data: We collect data necessary to process your payment if yo make purchases, such as your credit or debit card number and the credit or debit card security code. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us on any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Sites. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Sites and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

Information collected from other sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information; marketing leads and search result links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

We use personal information collected via our Sites for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • We and/or our third party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, in this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time.

  • We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

  • We may use your personal information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Sites.

  • We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in competitions.  

  • We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Sites.

  • To enforce our terms, conditions, and policies.

  • To respond to legal requests and prevent harm.

  • We may use your personal information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Sites, products, services, marketing and your experience.

WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.

  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or subpoena.

  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to that information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on our Sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Sites over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless describes in this policy we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

WHO WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH?

We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us.

  • Data Backup and Security: Google Drive Backup

  • Invoice and Billing: PayPal

  • Web and Mobile Analytics: Google Analytics

  • Website Hosting: SquareSpace

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our services may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the destination website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

COOKIES

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more information on cookies see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

DISABLING COOKIES

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

THE COOKIES WE SET

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS RELATED COOKIES

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

FORMS RELATED COOKIES

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

SITE PREFERENCES COOKIES

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.

  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, Google+ and Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 2 years.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

SECURITY

We have implemented the appropriate technical and organization security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

INFORMATION FROM MINORS

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Sites, you represent that you  are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Sites. If we learn that personal information from users less that 18 years of age has been collected, we take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at angela@beyondtheponytail.com.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to angela@beyondtheponytail.com.  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at angela@beyondtheponytail.com. If you would like any information permanently deleted from our records, please email us as soon as possible, at angela@beyondtheponytail.com.

We will promptly respond to your request for a copy, modification or deletion of your personal information.

POLICY UPDATES

We may update this policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to the privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice on such changes or directly sending you a notification.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at angela@beyondtheponytail.com or by post to:

Beyond the Ponytail

2971 Via Bahia

Alameda, CA 94502

USA