Groomarts Merchandise Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of its users, supporters and visitors. This privacy policy statement explores how we collect, use and disseminate personal information from my website. The terms of this statement may change, so please check it from time to time.

By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy. Please see below for information on how to contact us.

What do we do with your information?

When you purchase an item from the groomarts store, as part of the buying and selling process, groomarts collect the personal information you give such as your name, address and email address. When you browse the store, groomarts also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

With your permission, groomarts may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide groomarts 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 groomarts collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If groomarts ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for groomarts to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by emailing me at: shop@groomarts.com

or by post at: 170 High Street, London Colney, Herts, AL2 1JY

Signup forms

By entering your details onto any of the groomarts signup or pop-up forms you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and are ‘opting-in’ to receive newsletters and promotional materials from groomarts. Groomarts will never share your data with third parties and no sensitive data, such as payment details, will be stored. You are able to unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time by contacting us, or by using the unsubscribe link contained within our communications. You are within your rights to contact groomarts to find out what personal data of yours we hold.

Preferences

To amend your preferences, data held on Sendinblue, please click on the link included in each mailshot. Please note you can unsubscribe at any time by clinking the link in the most recent mail. Your data is never shared or sold to any third party at any time. 

DISCLOSURE

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

SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows groomarts to sell my products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

PAYMENT

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. 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 my store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by groomarts will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to groomarts. 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 some providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us (for example, outside the EU). 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 groomarts website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or groomarts website’s Terms of Service.

LINKS

When you click on links on groomarts store, they may direct you away from our site. Groomarts is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Groomarts store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about store visits and the pages being viewed.

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. If you provide groomarts with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that groomarts use. We've listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by groomarts website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits.

_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer. cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

_PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where.

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 groomarts your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS 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 groomarts 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.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information groomarts have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information emailing us at: shop@groomarts.com 

or by post at: 170 High Street, London Colney, Herts, AL2 1JY