1: Hosted by Shopify, Inc.
Our store is hosted by Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
As part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address in order to process your purchases.
2: Shopify stores credit card data temporarily
The credit card data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your credit card data is stored only for as long as necessary, to complete your purchase transaction. Once the purchase is completed, your credit card information is automatically 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 our store and its service providers.
3: Credit Card Processors
In general, the third-party credit card processors, will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to Shopify, Inc. and us.
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.
Certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located at a different jurisdiction than either you or us. 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.
4: Credit Card Data is Encrypted Using SSL
To protect your personal information, we take necessary precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure personal information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Your credit card information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an 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.
We would like to “thank you” for your trust in our online store and please feel free to contact us at any time, for any reason.