Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 19, 2024

This Privacy Policy describes A Flourishing Commons’ policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use our websites, www.vtdiep.ca and www.flourishingcommons.com. Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the websites.

 

Collection of Your Information

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the websites includes:

Personal Data

While using our websites, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with certain personally identifiable information such as your name and email address so that we may send you email communications or give you access to promotional products. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind if you do not want to receive communication from us.

We also collect information about you during the checkout process on our store. When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password.

If you create an account with us, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders. We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. .

Usage Data

Usage data is collected automatically when using the website. Usage data may include information such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing our website.

If you are using a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that your browser sends when you access our website through a mobile device.

 

Use of Your Information

We may use information collected about you via our website to:

  • Perform data analysis, identify usage trends, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our websites, products, services, marketing and your experience.
  • Provide you with news, special offers, and general information about our services and events when you have opted-in to receive such information.
  • Manage your purchases, such as, to:
    • Send you information about your account and order
    • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
    • Process payments and prevent fraud
    • Set up your account for our store
    • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes

 

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your personal information in the following situations:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. 

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, that may include payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. Your information for marketing communications is collected with your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent.

Online Postings

When you post comments, reviews or other content to our websites, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside our website in perpetuity.

 

Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and store certain information. Tracking technologies are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website. The technologies we use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our website may use Cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us gather website or user statistics, for example, to count users who have visited certain pages or opened an email.

When you visit our shop page, we’ll track products you’ve viewed, your usage data (location, IP address, browser type) to estimate taxes and shipping, and cart contents while you’re browsing the site. Links on our website to products sold on Amazon (including product links on our Books2read pages) contain tracking cookies as part of our participation in their affiliate marketing program.

 
Payments

We accept payments through Stripe via WooPayments. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

We may sometimes accept payments for donations through links to Paypal from our website. The information collected is processed and stored by Paypal. Please see Paypal Privacy Policy for more details.

 
Third Party Service Providers & Vendors

The service providers and vendors we use may have access to your personal data. These third-party vendors may collect, store, use, process and transfer information about your activity on our website in accordance with their Privacy Policies.

Mailerlite

Mailerlite is an online email marketing software used for subscription forms, event registration pages, email campaigns, and automated emails. Your personal information is voluntarily collected through opt-in or registration forms. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email sent from us through Mailerlite.

Printify

Printify is a print-on-demand and dropshipping company. We use Printify to sell apparel and accessories. When you make a purchase from our website, the product information and your contact details (such as name, email, and shipping address) are sent to Printify for fulfillment.

Other Third-Party Vendors

  • We use The Game Crafter to sell our reflection card decks. Product links on our website will direct you to the item’s sale page on www.thegamecrafter.com. Information collected for these purchases is processed through The Game Crafter’s website. Please see The Game Crafter Privacy Policy for more information.
  • We use Deckible to sell digital card decks. Product links on our website will direct you to the item’s sale page on www.deckible.com. Information collected for these purchases is processed through Deckible’s website or mobile application. Please see Deckible Privacy Policy for more information.
  • We use Books2Read to link you to retailers that supply our books. Information collected for any purchases is processes through the retailer you choose to use. Please see Books2Read Privacy Policy for more information.

 

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of your personal data is important to us but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by email at info@flourishingcommons.com.