PRIVACY POLICY

Vicky Michelle Accessories respects your privacy and is committed to taking reasonable steps towards protecting it online while managing your information responsibly. This Privacy Policy is intended to notify you of our online privacy practices, the type and categories of information that may be collected, disclosed and stored, how the information is used, with whom the information may be shared, what choices are available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of the information.  The ultimate purpose of gathering information is to best understand the products and services that are most useful to you.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Websites located at www.vickymichelle.com and vicky-michelle.myshopify.com, to any phone, email operations concerning processing of orders and questions about products or services, as well as our marketing contacts with you. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites to which we may link, or to other companies who might be listed as third-party contacts or suppliers on the Websites, or to whom we may refer you if you call or write us. We may post links on the Websites as a way of helping you locate related information and products easily. However, when linking to another website, you must review that website’s privacy notice as other websites may not treat information collected online in the same manner as we do.

By using the Websites and/or by contacting us and providing any personal information, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy, as well as the Websites Terms of Use. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and, at the end of this Privacy Policy, indicate the date that changes were last made.

WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION:

We collect personal information because it helps us improve and deliver our products and services. In addition, your personal information helps us communicate to you our latest products, special offers, and information and events about which you might like to hear. We also collect your personal information to help us design and deliver our Websites, and to deliver targeted marketing to you based on your interests and previous purchases.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

The following generally describes the type of information we may collect about you. Those who wish to communicate with us but do not wish to provide personal information online may contact us through the address or phone numbers provided on www.vickymichelle, or through our online chat function. However, you should note that if you contact us by phone, online chat or via postal mail, you may still be submitting personal information to us, as set forth herein.

We collect the following general categories of personal information:

·         Personal Identifiers

·         Internet or other electronic network activity information

·         Geolocation Data

·         General Browsing

We collect information, including personal information, you voluntarily submit, such as during a registration or ordering process, when you submit questions or comments, request information or participate in online surveys, promotions or other activities. Should you voluntarily provide us with personal information, you consent to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Even if you do not submit personal information through the Website, we gather navigational information about where visitors go on the Websites and information about the technical efficiencies of our Website and services (i.e., time to connect to the Website, time to download pages, etc.). This information allows us to see which areas of our Website are most visited and helps us better understand the user experience. This helps us improve the quality of the Website by recognizing and delivering more of the features, areas, and services our visitors prefer. In this process of gathering information, we may collect personally identifiable and non-personal information (for example, domain type, browser type and version, third party vendor and IP address, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data). We may also create and use electronic records to compile statistics about how our visitors collectively interact with our Websites.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION:

We collect information from various sources in two primary ways:

1.    You Give Us Information: We collect information from you when you submit it to us through our Websites, other digital media or in one of our stores.

2.    We Collect Information Automatically: We automatically collect certain types of information when you visit our Website or use our products and services. For example, we automatically collect various types of technical information when you use our Website as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

 

USE OF COOKIES:

Cookies are bits of electronic information that a website may transfer to a visitor’s computer to identify specific information about the visitor’s visits to the Websites. We use cookies, for example, to preserve the contents of your virtual shopping bag between visits. The Websites use a browser feature known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used to help track clicks as you go through the pages within our Websites. We may also use cookies to tell us whether you have previously visited the Websites. We also use cookies that may be set by third-parties with whom we have entered into agreements, which may enable us to obtain analytics information about the use of our Websites. You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also use commonly available tools in your browser to remove cookies which may have been placed onto your computer. However, please be aware that the Websites requires cookies to operate correctly. For example, if you turn off cookies or refuse them, you will not be able to make purchases on the Websites. We will not use shared local objects (commonly referred to as "FLASH cookies") in a manner inconsistent with the purposes for which they were designed unless you are specifically notified that we intend to use them for a specific service. FLASH cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer that are not removed through normal browser management tools.

 

YOUR CHOICES ABOUT THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

If you do not consent to the way in which we may use your personal information, please do not submit any personal information to us. If you do not wish to receive emails about special offers and other promotions from us, click the unsubscribe link located in our emails. If you do not wish to receive other marketing materials from us and/or if you do not want us to share your personal information with other entities as stated in this Privacy Policy, please provide us with your exact name and address and advise us that you wish to opt-out for information sharing or receiving information from us or both as the case may be. Please direct your opt-out request to:

 

Sales@vickymichelle.com, or
Vicky Michelle Accessories 
801 East Drexel Square #3O 
Chicago, Illinois 60615 


To learn more about interest-based advertising or to "opt-out" of interest based advertising programs from participating companies, visit www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or www.aboutads.info/choices/.

 

USE BY MINORS

We recognize the importance of children's safety and privacy. The Websites are not designed to attract children, and is not directed at, or intended for use by, children under the age of 13. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), we do not request or collect any personal information (“PI”) from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly sell or ship any items ordered through these Websites directly to anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not register with, order or purchase from, or provide information to or from VMA.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS - California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Consumer Rights

If you are a resident of California, the CCPA grants you to specific rights regarding your personal information. In order to exercise the rights, you must submit a verified consumer request to the above address. We will deliver a response to you within 45 days of receiving the verifiable consumer request.

 

VISITORS TO THE WEBSITES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

If you are visiting the Websites from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through servers located in the United States.  All information you receive from the Websites will be created on servers located in the United States, and all information you provide will be maintained on web servers and systems located within the United States. The data protection laws in the United States might not be the same as those in your country. By using these Websites and/or submitting information to us, you specifically consent to the transfer of your information to the United States to the facilities and servers we use, and to those with whom we may share your information.

 

QUESTIONS / CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at sales@vickymichelle.com.  We may elect to change or amend our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, at our discretion and without prior notice; in such event, we will post any such changes or amendments in our Privacy Policy on the Websites, which will supersede all prior versions. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our www.vickymichelle.com often for this and other important announcements and updates.

Our company is hosted by Wix.com and Shopify which provides VMA with the online platforms enabling us to sell our products. Your data may be stored through their data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind firewalls.

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company 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, Discover, Klarna and Afterpay. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

Last Updated: March 19, 2020