Privacy Policy


 

Updated October 2018

I'm committed to protecting the privacy of you, my visitor.

You can navigate the majority of candidconfections.co ("this Website"), without providing any personal information that identifies you. However, if you'd like me to respond to your request for further information about my services, I'll need additional information about you so we can connect. Here's a notice on behalf of Candid Confections, LLC ("I," "me," and "my") so that you can understand my information practices with this Website, specifically the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through this Website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

You are not required to provide any personal information to me unless you choose to contact me or use my services. If you do not agree with my Privacy Policy or my Terms of Service, then please do not provide me with personally identifiable information, and discontinue using my website.

 

 

Your Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

I collect two basic types of information:

1. Personally identifiable information: This information can personally identify you or enable you to be individually contacted. I only collect personally identifiable information (e.g., your name and email address) that you voluntarily provide when you use my "Contact" feature on this Website. In order to contact me, you must first complete a brief online form that requests you provide your name, email address, reason for contact, and event details. This personally identifiable information will only be used for the purpose of having me respond to your request for further information about my services you're interested in and what I believe may be of interest to you.

This website is hosted on Squarespace, which allows me to use an online platform to share more about my services and how you can contact me. This information is stored through Squarespace's data storage, databases, and general Squarespace application. It stores your data on a secure server behind a firewall. However, no company, including Squarespace, can fully eliminate security risks associated with the transmission of personal information, and you do so at your own risk. For more insight, feel free to read Squarespace's Privacy Policy or Terms.

2. Aggregate user and tracking information: This information gives me insight on how visitors use this Website so that I can improve the navigation, content, and design. This data is anonymous, collected through non-identifying and aggregate information, and does not contain any personally identifiable information. This information may include the most and least requested pages, analyzing traffic regarding specific features, and the number of users from the U.S. and other countries, for example.

I am the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. I only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. This information will not be sold or rented to anyone, nor will it be shared with non-affiliated third parties outside of Candid Confections without your consent if deemed necessary to fulfill your request.

In exceptional cases, I have the right to disclose any information about you or your use of this Website without your prior permission if I have in good faith believe that such action is necessary to: 

  • Protect and defend the rights, property and safety of Candid Confections and its clients or their respective partners, affiliates and other users of this Website, or the public.

  • Enforce the Terms of Use for this Website.

  • Respond to claims related to your use of this Website.

  • I may also disclose information as I deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or lawful government request (including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements) or in the event of a sale or potential sale of Candid Confections.

If you choose to proceed in having me provide my service, then you expressly consent to my collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information relating to you and your business to help me provide my service to you. I store your responses to my G Suite email, which is protected under a secure database. Unless required by law, under no circumstances will I sell your data. I'll retain information for active clients as long as it is necessary and relevant for my operations. Additionally, I may retail information from closed accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce service, or take any other actions permitted by law. The information I retail will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies. Also, this Website uses analytics cookies that do not contain personally identifiable information. They help me understand how visitors use this Website so that I can improve the experience. You do not need to enable cookies to visit my Website, but disabling or blocking them may make it difficult or impossible to use this Website.

 

Your Access To and Control Over Information

To reiterate, your personally identifiable information can only be provided voluntarily by you, the visitor, for the purpose of having me respond to your request for further information about my services.

Unless you ask me not to, I may email you in the future to tell you about promotional offers, new services, or changes to my Privacy Policy, which may be of particular relevance to you. You can opt out of any future contacts from me at any time by contacting me at my email address.

I'll retain your personal information for as long as we need it to provide you with the services. Also, you may request to confirm, update, correct or have deleted the information you provided to me by contacting me at my email address.

 

Your Security

I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via this Website, your information is protected both online and offline. 

In the case that you'd like to complete a purchase with me via this Website, sensitive information (such as credit card data) is encrypted and transmitted to me in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of this Website. While I use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, I also protect your information offline. Only I am granted access to personally identifiable information, as I need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service). The computer/servers in which I store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

I use reasonable technological, physical, and other measures to keep your information protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal information. Due to the nature of the internet and related technology, I cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and I expressly disclaim any such obligation.

This Website is not intended for use by individuals under 13 years of age. I do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13 at this Website. If a parent learns that a child has submitted personally identifying information to this Website, the parent should contact me and that information will be deleted.