Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY FOR www.thelaughingcabin.com

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at thelaughingcabin@gmail.com.

At www.thelaughingcabin.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by www.thelaughingcabin.com and how it is used.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.thelaughingcabin.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.thelaughingcabin.com does not use cookies.

Some of our affiliate partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our affiliate partners are Amazon and Affiliate Window.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology for the advertisements and links that appear on www.thelaughingcabin.com directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.thelaughingcabin.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.thelaughingcabin.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other affiliates, advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Here is an informational site that shows you how Affiliate Networks function on sites including The Laughing Cabin. http://www.PaidForAdvertising.com

DATA COLLECTION FOR PURCHASES

www.thelaughingcabin.com has a SHOP page that connects directly to www.etsy.com where we have an on-line store. All sales transactions are handled through Etsy’s shopping cart system. Your data is stored through Etsy’s data storage, databases and the general Etsy application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Etsy collects the necessary payment information to process your transaction. If you choose the PayPal payment option, www.PayPal.com accesses your financial information. The Laughing Cabin is unable to view or access your financial information through Etsy or through PayPal. Etsy provides us with your name and address for shipping purposes and for customer contact purposes as related to your purchase. Your shipping and e-mail information is captured and archived for use by The Laughing Cabin. Though we have access to your shipping and e-mail information, we do not use it for solicitation, nor do we sell it or share it without anyone else.

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, either through Etsy or PayPal your credit data is stored. 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 Etsy’s Legal information available HERE or PayPal’s policies HERE

For some sales transactions such as for custom orders or customer convenience, The Laughing Cabin will provide a clickable invoice through www.PayPal.com. PayPal collects your financial information for the purposes of the transaction. The Laughing Cabin will collect your shipping information and e-mail address for purposes related to the transaction. After the transaction is processed, your information is no longer kept, shared or sold by The Laughing Cabin.

CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide The Laughing Cabin or Etsy.com 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 such as when you subscribe to our e-newsletter or participate in a giveaway contest.  In both cases, your information is used only for that purpose.

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 anytime, by contacting us at thelaughingcabin@gmail.com or mailing us at: The Laughing Cabin, LLC P.O. Box 2985, Cleveland, GA, 30528, United States

E-newsletter subscriber information is collected by www.MailChimp.com. The Laughing Cabin has access to your name and e-mail address only. We use this solely for the purposes of sending out the e-newsletters. You may unsubscribe at any time by using the “unsubscribe” button in the e-newsletter mailing or by contacting The Laughing Cabin as described in the above paragraph.

DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

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.

Third Party Services for this blog include:

Webhosting: HostGator.com

E-Newsletter Opt-In: MailChimp.com

Shopping Cart Transactions: Etsy.com and PayPal.com

Plug-Ins: Google Analytics, Google XML Sitemap

Spam Protection: Akismet

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.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links

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.

EMBEDDED  CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

CONTACT FORMS

When you use our contact form to contact The Laughing Cabin, your name and e-mail address — along with any other information you voluntarily provide — is captured. We use this information to respond to your contact request. Your information is stored for no longer than 30 days only for customer service purposes.

ANALYTICS

The Laughing Cabin blog is hosted on WordPress.org which does not collect analytics data. However, we make use of a plug-in from Google Analytics that tracks analytical data of visitor traffic to our blog.  Please refer to Google Analytics policies HERE.

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.  The only credit card or payment transactions we accept go through Etsy or PayPal. The Laughing Cabin and this site does not collect, view, use or store your credit card information whatsoever.

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.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

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.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site, have subscribed to our e-newsletter, have entered a giveaway contest or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.  You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet (an automated spam detection service).  Other plug-ins that this blog uses that may or may not collect your data include Google Analytics (analytics service) and Host Gator (web host).

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 thelaughingcabin@gmail.com or by mail at The Laughing Cabin, LLC, P.O. Box 2985, Cleveland, GA 30528, United States.