Privacy Policy

Sweeter in the South Blog Privacy Policy Statement

This document was last updated on May 19th, 2016.

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Sweeter in the South, www.sweeterinthesouth.com, and A Little Somethin’ Southern (each, a “We”) . This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by Sweeter in the South. We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect, use, maintain, and/or disclose from users (each a “User”) when you or your computer interacts with www.sweeterinthesouth.com website (“Site”). By accessing Sweeter in the South, www.sweeterinthesouth.com, and/or A Little Somethin’ Southern, you acknowledge and fully understand Sweeter in the South’s Privacy Policy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy Statement. This privacy policy statement applies to Site and all products and services offered by Sweeter in the South, www.sweeterinthesouth.com, and A Little Somethin’ Southern.

 

Information that Sweeter in the South Collects and How We Use It

Personal Identification Information about the User

Personal identification information may be collected from Users by Sweeter in the South, www.sweeterinthesouth.com, or A Little Somethin’ Southern. Collection may occur in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to the following: when a User visits our site, when a User registers on our site, when a User places an order or makes a purchase, when a User requests a service, when a User subscribes to the newsletter, when a User sends a direct email, when a User responds to a survey, when a User fills out a form, or when a User is in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available on Site. Users may also be asked for the following, when appropriate: A User’s name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information.  

A User may, however, visit this Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users, only if they voluntarily submit such information to Sweeter in the South, www.sweeterinthesouth.com, or A Little Somethin’ Southern. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities or making purchases.

When a User makes a purchase or requests a service, We will request personal information such as the following: A User’s name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card information. If a User is purchasing a service, We will also request some financial information. Any financial information collected is used only to bill the User for the services the User purchased. If a purchase is made by credit card, this information may be forwarded to the User’s credit card provider. For other types of registrations, We will only ask for relevant information. A User may also be asked to disclose personal information to Sweeter in the South, so that We can provide service, assistance, or complete a purchase. The warranted information may be necessary to provide planning, support, or custom gift design. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including: To fulfill a User’s product request or service completion; to protect Sweeter in the South, from liability; to respond to legal process or comply with law; or in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.

Non-Personal Identification Information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever Users interact with Site. When a User visits Site, We may track information to administer the site and to analyze its usage. Non-personal identification information may include, but not limited to: the browser name, type of computer, technical information about User’s means of connection to Site, the operating system, internet service provider utilized, your internet protocol address, number of links you click within Site, state or country from which you accessed the site, date and time of visit, web page that linked you to Site, pages viewed on Site.

Web Browser Cookies

Site may use cookies to enhance or personalize a User’s experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on the hard drive by a web page server. They can be used for record keeping and sometimes for information racking, however, they cannot deliver viruses or run their own programs. Each User has the ability to receive an alert when cookies are sent or to refuse cookies altogether. If a User makes this decision, some aspects of Site may not function correctly. We reserve the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies.

How Collected Information is Used, Shared, and Protected

Use of Information

When this Site collects personal information from a User, the information will be used for the following purposes:to provide a unique experience for Users as a whole. Information in the aggregate may help provide understanding as to how Site is used; for the improvement of customer service for Users-customer service requests are taken to heart and We do our best to accommodate and provide the appropriate support in an efficient and effective manner. We also strive to provide a well run and managed site; for the processing of payments- We may use information provided by a User to place or complete an order or provide a service. This information is never shared with other sources or outside parties, unless it is necessary to complete the order or service; to facilitate contests, promotions, surveys or Site features- information will be used only to send Users information that they have already agreed to receive; for sending emails- email updates related to an order or service request that the User placed or requested may be sent at appropriate times. By opting in to the email list, User may receive emails related to the Site that include updates, news, or service info about products that they have been interested in. Please contact us if you would  like to be removed from our contact list and we will do so immediately. Unsubscribe options are also included at the bottom of each email.

Protection of Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on Site. That information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing, or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Sharing of Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent a User’s personal identification information to any other site or person or service. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Advertizing and Related Policy

Advertiser’s Cookie Use

Some advertisers that appear on Site may use cookies to track the number of views that they receive, the effectiveness of their use, and to allow the ad server to recognize your computer to compile non-personal identification info about you or others using your computer. This information allows ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Our Privacy Policy Statement does not cover cookies used by any advertisers.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. We encourage Users to read and understand all individual site’s own privacy policies and disclosures.

Use of Web Beacons

Some pages on www.sweeterinthesouth.com may contain electronic images known as web beacons, also called single pixel gifs. They allow our Site, our affiliates, partners, and collaborators to count users who have visited those pages and/or to deliver linked or an affiliate services. Sometimes emails will include web beacons to determine whether messages have been opened or acted upon to track our success in captivating reader’s attention and general interest. Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns or emails that we provide. Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This will allow the same service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, this may enable us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use this site. We prohibit web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.

Affiliate, Sponsor, and Collaborator Policy

Site may offer services or links to related products, including trusted vendor sites that have their own privacy policy statements. They can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding link within the respective websites. Affiliates, sponsors, collaborators, and others who participate in the services We offer are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. Keep in mind: We do not have direct control over policies, practices, and other unrelated participations of participating affiliates, sponsors, or collaborators and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. It is highly recommended and encouraged that you always review the privacy policies of any website, affiliate, collaborator or sponsor’s link before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy Statement

We have the discretion to change or update this privacy policy statement at any time. When this Statement is updated, the last updated date at the top of this Statement will be revised. Users are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes and to stay informed about how We are helping to protect the personal information We collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy Statement periodically and become aware of modifications by continued use of Site.

Changing your Personal Information

Please contact us at hello@sweeterinthesouth.com to inquire or change the personal information we have on file for you. Use the subject line: Personal Info- Update. We will email you confirmation of the changes. You will only be allowed to change, modify, or inquire about information that you have given us about yourself or for an order. We are happy to change, correct, or delete any information we have about you.

Contacting Sweeter in the South

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site please contact us by mail at:

 

Sweeter in the South

6001 Sun Vista Dr.

Austin, Tx 78749

 

Or by email at:

hello@sweeterinthesouth.com