Your privacy is important to us. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal identification when visiting gourdcreative.com.

Cookies

This site uses “cookies” to collect information and to improve our website. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies or scripts to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. We take all reasonable steps to protect information we receive from you from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. We have put in place appropriate physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard and secure your information, and we make use of privacy-enhancing technologies such as encryption.

Newsletter

We use Mailchimp, a third-party vendor, to facilitate our newsletter service. Mailchimp stores the information you submit through our website on their servers in order to perform services on our behalf and will never sell your email address to other parties. You have the option to opt out of our newsletter at any time on our unsubscribe page. Mailchimp’s privacy policy can be read and reviewed at http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you contact us using any of the forms on our website, it’s content is retained indefinitely on our mail servers. This is so we can recognize and follow-up with inquiries and questions regarding the services we offer, and to efficiently manage and keep track of customer accounts.

Embedded Content from Other Sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to Other Sites

This site links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

Gourd Creative does not track its visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, internet browsers such as Chrome and Safari allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

If you would like to learn how to set Chrome or Safari so that websites do not track you, go here:
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761
Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/prevent-websites-from-tracking-you-sfri40732/mac

Third parties that have content embedded on our website may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific page on our website from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from our website unless you provide it to them directly.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]