EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

MakingMakeBelieve found at https://makingmakebelieve.com/ (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy, and we are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED

We may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, submitting a contact form, or subscribing to a newsletter. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Website, 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 Gravatar, owned by Automattic, to see if you are using it. To read more about how your information is handled, visit the Gravatar Service Privacy Policy.

After approval, your comment, username, and profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment on the blog Website.

Should you choose to leave a comment or post to any discussion forums, community, or social networking services that we participate in, the posted information can be seen, collected and used by anyone with access to the applicable service. We do not control, nor can we be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information. Please refer to the platform-specific privacy policies for more information.

Contact forms

Contact forms are provided to better enable us to communicate with you. Contact forms on the Website are hosted by Contact Form 7, a division of Rock Lobster, LLC. Should you use our contact form, Contact Form 7 will store any user input data sent through the contact forms on the Website, along with meta information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser). To read more about how your information is handled, read the Contact Form 7 Privacy Policy.

Information shared in the contact form will be used to address the issue presented and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Newsletter

If you choose to subscribe to our email newsletter, you will have the option to provide your name, email address, and birth date. We use Mailchimp, operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC., to manage our email marketing. Mailchimp will store this information in order to manage our email campaigns.

In addition, other information (e.g., cookies, device information, and product usage) may also be automatically collected. You can read more about how your information is handled by visiting the Mailchimp Privacy Policy for “Contacts”.

You can opt-out of email marketing at any time by visiting our Opt-Out Page To Unsubscribe.

Media

If you upload images to the Website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Website can download and extract any location data from images on the Website.

 

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by Website by deactivating the setting of cookies in your internet browser. You also may remove any already set cookies. (Please check your browsers help section for assistance on how to control cookies.) Should you decide to deactivate the setting of cookies in your internet browser, some functions of the Website may not be usable.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the Website may contain links and embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) to other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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.

As such, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you when you leave this website, to read their privacy policy as this Privacy Policy applies solely to this Website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the Website. This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. You can read more about how your information is used in Google’s Privacy Policy. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics.

We also use Jetpack, owned by Automattic, to manage the Website stats and better understand how you use the Website. To see how your data is tracked and used, visit Jetpack Privacy Policy for “Stats” as well as the Automattic Privacy Policy.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the Website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information should you need assistance in facilitating any changes.

Your Rights Related To Your Personal Data

If you have an account on the Website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. Data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes will be retained.

Children's Information

This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at hello@makingmakebelieve.com, and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records promptly.

Access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us and can access:

  • Order information such as what was purchased, when it was purchased, and where it should be sent.
  • Customer information such as your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds, and support you.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

E-Commerce

We use Woocommerce to power our online store. While you visit the Website, we will track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address, and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes such as estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order

When you purchase from our online store Website, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Ship your order
  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email, and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. Examples of this include your name, email address, and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews if you choose to leave them.

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

We accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

Shipping Services

In order to fulfill orders, calculate real-time shipping rates, and track shipments, certain information (such as your name, shipping address, and phone number) will be shared with the shipping service in order to process and ship your order.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at hello@makingmakebelieve.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

We may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, submitting a contact form, or subscribing to a newsletter. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password.

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