Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve our clients and site visitors who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

 

Section 1 – Information Collection & Methods

 

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way whether electronically, in person, over the phone, or through the mail. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history.

 

We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications), comments, feedback, and personal profile.

 

 

Section 2 – Information Usage

 

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

 

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings that our clients and site visitors are most interested in.

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your requests.

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products

  • To follow up after correspondence (in person, email, or phone inquiries)

 

 

Section 3 – Information Storage & Protection

 

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Wix.com has its own Privacy Policy which can be accessed by clicking here for more specific  information.

 

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 and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

Additionally, we utilize two Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software programs to store customer data. Each of these software programs is fully encrypted and password protected. These programs are each subject to their own privacy policies which can be accessed at the following links for additional information.

 

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Section 4 – 'Cookie’ Usage

 

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

 

For instance, we use cookies to help us understand overall visitor preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is slightly different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

 

If you turn cookies off, it won't affect the user experience on the Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC website.

 

Section 5 – Third-Party Disclosure

 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Section 6 - Social Media Disclosure

Our website includes certain Social Media features and widgets, single sign on features, such as the “Facebook Connect” or “Google Sign-in”, the “Facebook Like” button, the “Share this” button or other social media features.These Social Media Features may collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable them to function properly. Social Media Features hosted by a third party and not hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these third parties’ Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours.

Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such features, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us, and such interactions and sharing are governed by such third parties’ policies and not ours.

 

Section 7 – Third-Party Links

 

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

 

Section 8 – Website Analytics

 

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions in order to create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services

You can opt out of this type of data compilation by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add On.

 

Section 9 - California Online Privacy Protection Act

 

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. For more information click here.

 

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

 

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.

  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

 

 

Section 10 – Privacy Policy Changes

 

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 we 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.

 

 

Section 11 – Personal Information Updates

 

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at hello@laurafoxinteriordesign.com. All requests will be responded to and completed within seven (7) business days.

 

 

Section 12 – Cease Personal Information Collection Requests

 

We honor all requests to cease the collection of personal information and to remove all previously collected information within seven (7) business days. In order to submit this request please email us at hello@laurafoxinteriordesign.com.

 

 

Section 13 – COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

 

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

 

 

Section 14 – Fair Information Practices

 

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

 

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

 

  • We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

  • We will notify all website users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

 

Section 15 - CAN SPAM Act

 

The CAN SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out penalties for violations.

 

We collect your email address in order to:

 

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

 

To be in accordance with CAN SPAM, we agree to the following:

 

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

 

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can either follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or email hello@laurafoxinteriordesign.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

 

 

Section 16 - Contacting Us

 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

 

Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC

www.laurafoxinteriordesign.com

5020 Nicholson Court Suite 201

Kensington, MD 20895

United States

301.348.8835

hello@laurafoxinteriordesign.com

 

 

Last Edited on 2019-04-17