Privacy Policy

YOUR PRIVACY: OVERVIEW

This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) sets out the privacy policies and practices for Paper-Arts, and its subsidiaries. It also describes how Paper-Arts maintains, uses, and discloses personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected from you by Paper-Arts via this website and various subdomains (collectively, the “Sites”) as well as any other applications or services that display this policy (collectively, the “Services”), and other places where or means by which we may collect personal information. This Privacy Policy also sets out how you can access certain information that Paper-Arts may collect about you. In this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information or opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from the information or opinion as further defined under applicable privacy laws, including, but not limited to, Your Contacts and other personal information collected through the Services.

Please note that the site may contain links to other third party websites that are not controlled or operated by Paper-Arts. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party websites, and Paper-Arts is not responsible for the content of such third party websites or the privacy practices of such third parties. Therefore Paper-Arts encourages you to request and review the privacy policies of any third parties before disclosing your personal information to such parties or when visiting such third party websites.

CONSENT

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO PAPER-ARTS, YOU AGREE THAT PAPER-ARTS MAY COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND YOU CONSENT TO THE USE, DISCLOSURE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW. Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent to certain of the purposes identified herein at any time by contacting Paper-Arts at the address provided below. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, you acknowledge that Paper-Arts may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information which may be of value to you.

REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Paper-Arts reserves the right, in Paper-Arts discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time, without prior notice to you. However, Paper-Arts will treat your continued use of the site following such revision as your acceptance of the revised terms. All revisions will be posted to the site and will apply to any personal information collected on or after the date posted. Paper-Arts will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable privacy laws if it seeks to collect, use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those to which consent has been obtained unless otherwise required or permitted by law.

This Privacy Policy was last updated July 28, 2017.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

Paper-Arts may collect personal information in connection with your use or purchase of Paper-Arts products, which may include information provided in connection with the following activities:

  • Completing a profile or uploading goals to the Sites.
  • Purchasing any product from Paper-Arts, whether at a Store or through the site.
  • Providing design or product feedback or making other submissions to Paper-Arts.
  • Requesting information or assistance from Paper-Arts. Paper-Arts may also keep a copy of any communications or correspondence you may send to it, including any e-mail communications.
  • Participating or responding to consumer survey or requests for consumer’s opinions, concerns, and preferences regarding Paper-Arts products.
  • Participating in consumer contests and other promotions.
  • Using other features of the site that may be offered from time to time, and may require such information in order to utilize the feature (including but not limited to making a Submission as defined in the Terms of Use).

The personal information that Paper-Arts may collect may include your name, username, password, email address, age, date of birth, gender, address, telephone number, credit card and debit card numbers (with expiration dates), personal preferences, and any other personal information that you choose to include in your profile, your submissions of your goals to Paper-Arts, or in other communications to Paper-Arts. You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority or have obtained all necessary consents to provide any information, including any personal information of another individual, that is provided by you to Paper-Arts.

COOKIES

Paper-Arts utilizes “cookies” to maintain a record of your visit to our website. A cookie is a small text file that is transferred by a web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It can only be read by the server that sent it to you. This information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided Paper-Arts with personal information.

Cookies help Paper-Arts to improve our site, and to deliver more personalized service by enabling Paper-Arts to estimate audience size and usage patterns; to store information about your preferences; to speed up your searches and to recognize you when you return to our website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you would prefer to prevent your computer from accepting Paper-Arts cookies, you may follow your Internet browser’s steps for doing so. Please note, however, that if you do disable cookies from your browser, you may not be able to access certain sections of our website.

IP ADDRESSES

An IP address is a computer’s numeric address, by which it can be located within a network. Paper-Arts may record your IP address when you visit or use services or features on the site. Paper-Arts may use your IP address for the purposes noted above, and also to help diagnose problems with Paper-Arts server, or to administer the site. Paper-Arts may also use your IP address to identify you when Paper-Arts feels it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, or to protect the site, systems, information, employees, service providers, business partners, users, customers and others.

THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS AND TRACKING

Paper-Arts uses automated devices and applications provided by third parties, such as Google Analytics (including Google Analytics’ Demographics and Interest Report), to evaluate usage of our site.  We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance, and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies which collect information to perform their services. We do not share personal information that we collect directly with these third parties. However, these third parties may collect personal information directly through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. For an explanation of the information collected by these third parties and their respective privacy policies, please go to the  GOOGLE ANALYTICS PRIVACY POLICY. Those wishing to opt out of Google Analytics data collection should use the GOOGLE ANALYTICS OPT-OUT BROWSER ADD-ON.

Please note that these third parties use cookies — text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the site.

Paper-Arts collects transactional information and browse behavior on our website. Paper-Arts may use such information to offer you recommendations for products that are relevant to your interests. Paper-Arts uses the services of trusted third parties to offer you recommendations during the online experience. Paper-Arts shares IP address, unique ID number, and shop and browse behavior with the third party service provider on an aggregate basis but does not share personal information for these purposes.

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and facilitate the appropriate use of information, Paper-Arts uses physical, technological and administrative procedures to protect the personal information that Paper-Arts collects from loss, unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or other misuse.

Nevertheless, Internet or wireless transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any messages or information you send to the site may be read or intercepted by others. If you have any questions about the security of personal information collected by Paper-Arts, please contact: info@paper-arts.co.nz.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Upon Paper-Art’s collection of your personal information, Paper-Arts may use such personal information internally, separately or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes:

  • To develop, enhance, market, sell or otherwise provide information, products or services;
  • To conduct or administer contests or other promotions in which you have participated;
  • To contact you and to respond to any communications that you may have had with us;
  • To troubleshoot problems with the site;
  • To customize your experience or homepage on the site;
  • To develop and manage Paper-Arts business and operations;
  • To enforce Paper-Arts Terms of Use or comply with this Privacy Policy;
  • To detect and protect Paper-Arts and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with Paper-Arts policies and contractual obligations;
  • To engage in business transactions, including the purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving Paper-Arts;
  • As permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements or provisions;
  • To access, preserve, disclose and use your personal information contained in your account, all Submissions (as defined in the Terms of Use), all communications to and from you, all information relating to your use of the site, if Paper-Arts is required to do so by law or legal process or if Paper-Arts determines, in its sole discretion, that such action is necessary to protect the rights of Paper-Arts, third parties, and other users of the site or for purposes of responding to your request for customer service; or
  • For any other purpose to which you consent.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Paper-Arts may disclose your personal information to its subsidiaries or affiliates and to third parties whom Paper-Arts hires to provide services on Paper-Arts behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services, delivering promotional materials, contests and other promotions, and answering customer questions about Paper-Arts products. These subsidiaries, affiliates and third parties may be located locally or overseas. Paper-Arts will only provide those third parties with the personal information that they need to deliver the services to Paper-Arts and/or on Paper-Arts behalf. Paper-Arts will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes without obtaining prior affirmative consent. In the event that Paper-Arts is involved in a business transaction, including the purchase, sale, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving Paper-Arts, you consent to your personal information and any other information Paper-Arts may have collected being transferred to another party in connection with such transaction. You also consent to Paper-Arts disclosing your personal information to legal, financial, insurance, or other advisors in connection with such business transaction or management of all or part of Paper-Arts business or operations; as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected; or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information that you provide will be retained by Paper-Arts in accordance with applicable laws. However, Paper-Arts will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information it holds if it is no longer needed for Paper-Arts business purposes.

CHOICE AND OPT-OUT PREFERENCES

Paper-Arts does not collect your personal information unless you choose to provide it. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further email communications from Paper-Arts (except in connection with information, products or services that you specifically request), you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every broadcast e-mail that is sent to you by Paper-Arts. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive any other form of communication from Paper-Arts, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by CONTACTING US BY EMAIL.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION

Paper-Arts will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up to date. Upon your written request, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, Paper-Arts will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and give you access to that information. Additionally, if you have any questions or enquiries relating to our privacy practices or procedures, or if you believe that the personal information that Paper-Arts holds about you is not accurate, complete or up to date you may write to the Privacy Officer at the address provided below. If you are able to establish that the information is not accurate, complete or up to date, Paper-Arts will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

REQUEST FOR ACCESS AND CORRECTION, QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Paper-Arts welcomes questions and comments about this Privacy Policy. Requests for access and correction of your personal information, and questions or comments should be directed to the Paper-Arts Privacy Officer at:

Email: info@paper-arts.co.nz

 

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