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Privacy Policy

Introduction

With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 1918 which governs the protection of data for European Union residents we are reiterating and updating our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy covers actions which Best Singing Bowls has control over. Be advised that credit card companies, PayPal, banks, the Post Office and other shippers obtain information from Best Singing Bowls which we do not control.  For all we know Google, Facebook or however you find us have collected data.  That is in their court.

Info Collection:

Internet cookies are small bits of information that are placed on a web user’s hard drive. You control the use of cookies through browser settings. Like everybody you’ve probably discovered cookies make your web life easier. We hardly use cookies now however over time we hope to make more and more use of cookies to give you a better experience on our site. A lot of cookie action is automatic, embedded in the programs that make our website possible.  Internet cookies do not identify users.  We do not tie cookies to any personal information.

Our web software also collects your IP Address (your unique identifying set of numbers which can be interpreted as your location on the Internet). IP addresses can be used to support the good (make your experience better) and stop the bad (like attackers).

We collect personal information when you place orders, make inquiries, sign up for newsletters and fill out forms to retain data for your next visit to the site. All this information is provided by users voluntarily.

We do not buy mailing lists or personal data from any other source. Not our style.

We stopped using You Tube for serving videos because they required the use of “Doubleclick” which collected information (and slowed the site down).

Info use:

First and foremost we use your data to communicate with you and to process orders. Sometimes it is used so you can retain information on bowls and accessories you are interested in, shopping carts you have put items into, lists of bowls you’ve compared. We’re trying to do more of this, not less, so Best Singing Bowls can be a more personal experience for you.

If you sign up for newsletters our bulk mail service supplier has the info listed on our form.  They do not get your phone number or street address.

Only when required by law would we provide any information to a third party, such as a government.

We will use your data if we believe it is necessary to prevent, investigate, or do something in regards to theft, spamming, fraud, hacking or any other nefarious or illegal activity.

Off site links

There are links to resources sprinkled around the site. We do our best to make sure these are good guys.  We don’t control what they do with their websites but at least the last time we looked they were nice places to go.

Third parties process your payments. Only fully legitimate large international companies touch your money. This is good because we don’t see your data. What they do with your data is out of our control.

What we don’t do with your info

We do not share any of your personal information with any other organizations or individuals. We never rent, sell or otherwise distribute your personal information. We do not provide any information regarding your use of our website to any third party.

There is no third party advertising on this site. We have good traffic and could make some money doing this. Again, not our style. This means no enticing photos with toxic links taking you somewhere creepy where someone will try to sell you something you probably don’t need.

Info protection:

It’s a jungle out there and best Singing Bowls is really serious about security. We use a rather expensive hosting service which provides robust protection specific to the Word Press platform this website is built upon. Below that layer our website back end has additional programs to deflect hackers. Data stored offline is firewall and password protected. Our Data is also backed up to the cloud via the Dropbox service.

What you agree to when using our site:

You have consented to the processing of personal data for one or more specific purposes and given us permission to use and retain it.

We are located in the state of California in the United States of America you give us permission to handle your data knowing this is where it will legally reside.

You agree that the Privacy Policy posted here on each day you visit our website is the one that governs. By using the site consent to the Privacy Policy.

GDPR Rights:

Best Singing Bowls is subject to EU rules because we do business in Europe. EU residents have specific rights listed below.  Even if you don’t live in the EU you can request we do the following things.

  1. That we delete the personal data we have about you.
  2. That we correct errors and add missing personal information.
  3. That we provide you access to your data, that is tell you what data we have about you and where we have it.
  4. Take you off our mailing list or any other third party service we contract for communicating with you  (as of 5/25/18 there are none)
  5. Not do things you don’t want us to do with your data (after you tell us not to).

Changes:

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon publishing, that is updating this page. If you see it – that’s the Privacy Policy.

Last Revision Date; 25 May, 2018

Contact:

Click on the contact button on the left side of this page (or on the menu if you are in mobile) to send us an email.

 

 

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