Privacy Policy

We like you, and we want you to like us.  We are grateful that you take time to visit our page, click our ads, read our articles, shop for things you like, and let us be part of your life.  We appreciate that trust, and we want to protect it because that is how we stay in business.

As you visit our site you might be asked to give your name, email address, or maybe something else when you subscribe or download things.  We use that email and name info to send you future emails, like our newsletter or announcements about new items or promotions.  We try not to be excessive about it because you don’t need any more junk mail!  You can always unsubscribe if you aren’t a fan of our content.  It’s a bummer, but we understand that needs and interests change.
Another way we come into contact with your data (albeit indirectly) is through advertising.  Sometimes when you click on ads or visit webpages, we want to keep your attention and send you more information you might like, so we let Facebook, Google, etc. show you new ads based on previous behaviors and interests.  Again, it comes back to us trying to share material with you that we think you’ll be interested in because, let’s face it, you are busy and have a million different voices clamoring for your attention.  We get it!  We’re normal people just like you, so we try not to be intrusive about it.  That said, if you don’t want to deal with any social media or other online ad tracking, you can adjust your privacy settings with them.  They are also compliant with current international privacy regulations.
Let’s talk about payments.  Can you buy things on our site?  Absolutely.  Do we keep your credit card info?  No way!  In fact, your credit card information is never even processed on our site.  It is done through a secure third party, so you’re information is safe.

Privacy Policy in Legal Language

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those 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.

 

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?

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 allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
       To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
       To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

 

How do we protect your information?

All financial transactions through our website are conducted via secured third party payment processors, so your payment information is never stored on our sites.

Anytime you sign in to a course or other area, you are on a secure network.  Also, only a limited number of users have special access/administrative rights to those pages.

 

Do we use ‘Cookies’ and/or ‘Remarketing Tracking’?
Yes, we do!  Our site uses cookies to make our site more comfortable and pleasant.  Cookies “remember” things about you, like if you have already dismissed a message or visited a certain page before.  We also collect information about your behavior on the site so we can personalize some of our communications, such as emails and Google/social media ads.  Also, sometimes our advertisements will appear on websites that are not directly related to us.  That is because the platforms we advertise on, like Facebook, have “ad networks” of webpages that allow Facebook ads to be placed on their pages.  We do not sell, trade, or in any way directly communicate with those sites about you or your personal information.
If you don’t like cookies, 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 browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

 

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.

 

Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

 

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

 

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.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

 

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 also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

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 tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
       Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, 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, if one is used.
       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 email us at
info@hipstitch.co and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Contacting Us

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

Hipstitch Academy
hipstitch.co
720 Monroe Street E306

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

United States
info@hipstitch.co
201-745-0186