Privacy & Cookies
Art House Republic is committed to protecting your privacy. We greatly value our customers and aim to create a safe shopping experience when using our website. We are also committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
All the information you provide, including email address, delivery address and credit card details are strictly private and confidential. Art House Republic acknowledges that we are bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and that we will not disclose your details to any third party without your express written consent. As a matter of good practice, we do not share any personal information with anyone and will never sell it to others.
- Information collected by our website
- Controlling your personal information
- Website Security
- An Introduction to cookies
- Your consent for cookie deployment by our website.
- Cookies used by our website
- Actual cookies deployed
- How to disable cookies
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY OUR WEBSIT
- WHAT WE COLLECT
For the purpose of making an enquiry or placing an order, www.arthouserepublic.com may collect your name, appropriate contact information including email address, postal address as well as preferences and interests. Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers may also be requested.
- WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
- Art House Republic collects this information in order to best understand your needs and provide you with more information on products and services as required. Your information may also be stored in a CRM system for internal record keeping. We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. We may contact you by email, phone or post. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look out for a tick box to indicate that you do not want your information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
- If you have previously agreed to Art House Republic using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us to opt out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art House Republic will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting, but only if given express permission.
If you believe that information, we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please contact Art House Republic as soon as possible.
- WEBSITE SECURITY
Art House Republic is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
- PAYMENT SECURITY
Art House Republic will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will never store your credit/debit card information on our website. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology via Cloudflare Inc and will be transferred and processed by WordPay or PayPal. Ofcourse, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
- EXTERNAL LINKS
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However once you have used these links to leave our site, Art House Republic has no control over the externally linked site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. In addition, such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Art House Republic always recommends that you exercise caution and read the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
AN INTRODUCTION TO COOKIES
A cookie is a small data file that is automatically placed onto your computer’s hard drive. Cookie files are created by our website and placed onto your device in order to analyse and influence your preferences or behaviour. Analytical cookies are designed to track your journey and experience on our website – so that we may tailor your experience and gather data. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The majority of modern web browsers will automatically allow cookies to be placed onto your device. However you can usually modify your browser’s settings in order to prevent any cookies from being placed onto your device. Setting your browser to block cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
COOKIES DEPLOYED BY OUR WEBSITE:
- ensure that functionality operates as intended
- remember your choices and preferences during and between visits
- allow you to share pages via popular social media networks including Facebook and Twitter
- allow you to interact with our website by leaving comments or opinions
- post enquiries via online forms
- track your visit for statistical analysis, allowing us to improve the usability, speed and security of our website
COOKIES ARE NOT DEPLOYED TO:
- collect any personal identifiable information (without your express permission)
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- pass data to advertising networks
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- pay sales commissions
YOUR CONSENT FOR COOKIE DEPLOYMENT BY OUR WEBSITE
COOKIES USED BY OUR WEBSITE
- SOCIAL NETWORK SHARING
Art House Republic encourage users to share our content and/or like our social media posts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. In order to make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the Social Networks and/or via amalgamative widgets from third parties such as AddThis. Cookies and privacy implications from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each Social Network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed to that respective Social Network at the time of being on our website.
- ANALYTICAL TRACKING
Art House Republic website has Google Analytics installed which allows us to track and compile anonymous visitor statistics. The information collected ranges from simple traffic volume to the type of browser you are viewing our website with. This information is valuable to us not just for marketing analysis and quantification, but to improve the usability, security and load speed of our the gallery website. Google Analytics is a popular, secure, flagship webmaster product from Google. The privacy and security of Google Analytics data is a high priority at Google that you can read more about on Google’s Analytics Data Safeguarding page. Google also offer a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will allow you to automatically Opt-out of all websites that track your activity via Google Analytics. Art House Republic assures you that no personal information is collected by Google Analytics.
- COOKIE CONSENT CHECK
Upon your first visit to the Art House Republic website, you will notice a subtle banner on the page alerting you to the fact that cookies are being placed onto your computer by the site. In order for our website to remember your choice of opting-in, we store a cookie which expires after the set amount of days below (see table).
Our website, either in full or in part, is built on the popular open-source CMS framework – WordPress. WordPress utilises cookies to allow visitors to register, login and comment on our website’s content. If you do not wish to participate in commenting on our website, WordPress will not deploy any cookies onto your device. Cookies will only be created by WordPress if you actively register or comment via the clear forms on our website.
WooCommerce is a popular eCommerce extension for WordPress, which we use for our website. WooCommerce uses three cookies in order to save your basket contents and session details. No personal information is stored in any of the three WooCommerce cookies. Cookies deployed by WooCommerce are essential for the process of using the cart and checkout functionality.
- ENQUIRY FORMS
Visitors can choose to contact us via form(s) on the Art House Republic site. In order to prevent spam enquiries, we protect our forms with anti-spam challenges which ensure the visitor is an actual living person, rather than a nasty computer bot or spider.
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings for all websites that you browse. You can disable cookie deployment completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website. To learn how to disable cookies on your preferred browser we recommend reading the following advice posted by Google.
If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be wish to know about Spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. Learn more about antispyware software – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware. You call also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.