This site is designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with U.S. laws. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please note that we endeavor to comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which give you certain additional rights, including among other things to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. For purposes of this policy, personal data is defined as information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual, which may include names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and so forth (Personal Data). In processing Personal Data we comply with the following guiding principles of the GDPR:
- Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency: We obey the law, endeavor to process Personal Data in a way that people would reasonably expect and are open about our data protection practices;
- Purpose limitation: we normally only process Personal Data for the specific reason it was collected;
- Data minimization: We don’t process any more Personal Data than what is needed;
- Accuracy: We try to make sure that any Personal Data held is accurate;
- Storage Limitation: we don’t store Personal Data for longer than needed; and
- Integrity and Confidentiality: we take reasonable steps to make sure that Personal Data is securely processes.
If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us, please contact us at [email protected]. If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes the GDPR, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
The Thoughtful Occasion utilizes “cookies” in an effort to give you the best experience while visiting our site. Cookies are bits of electronic information placed over the Internet onto your computer. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server, which assigns a unique tracking number to each computer accessing our site and enables us to recognize and keep track of each user. Through cookies we can customize our site to your individual preferences in order to create a more personalized, convenient experience. Cookies let us know that you are a prior visitor, so that we may tailor information for you and provide certain features you might enjoy. We may share data captured via cookies with Google or our other third-party partners. However, if you wish, most browsers can be set to prevent cookies or to notify you when one is being placed. If you choose to prevent cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the web sites you visit. Although cookies are not necessary to view our site, The Thoughtful Occasion recommends their use for the best experience possible.
Information We Collect:
In an effort to make The Thoughtful Occasion’s site as effective and enjoyable as possible, the computers that operate the site will collect certain information each time you visit the site and store these statistics. These statistics do not identify you personally, but will give us information regarding the type of user who is accessing the site and certain browsing activities of that user. Information collected in this way includes the IP address of the user accessing our site (i.e. the unique I.D. number of the user’s computer), the type of browser (Edge, Firefox, etc.) and operating system (system software) used to access our site, the website the user last visited before linking to our site, how long the user accessed our site in any given session, and the date and time of access. We may make extensive use of these non-personally identifiable aggregated data in order to understand how our site is being used and will share them with advertisers, sponsors, investors, strategic partners, and others in order to develop, promote, and expand our business.
Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13 years of age and our site is only intended for use by general audiences that are 13 or older. If you are not 13 or older, you are not authorized to use our site without the consent of your parent or legal guardian. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that you can use to prevent your children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
How You Can Remove Yourself from Our Contact Lists:
Our mailing lists and e-mail notification are available on an opt-in basis. If you would like to opt out of all e-mail communication, click on the unsubscribe link in any of our emails or contact us at [email protected].
How You Can Access or Correct Information:
You may also contact us at [email protected]requesting access to or correction of your Personal Data.
With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
Information about our visitors is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information in the following ways and only as described in this policy.
1. Service Providers:
The Thoughtful Occasion may use various outside agencies (third party service providers) to make our web site operate as smoothly as possible. For example, we may use third parties to host our web site, operate various features made available on our web site, send e-mails, analyze data, provide search results and links, and assist in fulfilling your orders. Some of these third parties may need access to your information in order to make the services provided through our web site work. Information will only be disclosed to these service providers on a need to know basis, and they will only be permitted to use such information for the purpose of providing the particular services provided by such entities in connection with our web site. We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
2. Strategic Alliances:
3. With Your Consent:
Other than as set forth in this policy, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
Is There Any Other Way That User Information Might Be Disclosed?
How We Protect Your Information:
The Thoughtful Occasion is committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our web site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We monitor our systems, which are protected using industry-standard security measures. Our site encrypts your Personal Data using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your PC to our servers. In addition, only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies may be subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution. We use SSL and encryption technology, digital certificates, and authentication to ensure that your Personal Data is secure online. However, The Thoughtful Occasion cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure.
Changes in Policy: