Your privacy is critically important to us.
The Information the Website Collects and How LWD Uses That Information
The Website is operated in the United States and is designed and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. Like most website operators, LWD collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LWD’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LWD’s visitors use the Website.
Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with LWD in ways that require it to gather personally-identifying information. LWD also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. LWD only discloses user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below. The amount and type of information that LWD gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to receive emails from LWD to provide a name and email address.
LWD shares your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Cookies are data files placed on your computer, mobile phone, or any other device (“Device”) used to access the Website. Cookies are used for many purposes, including, without limitation, to keep you signed in, to understand how you use the Website, and your preferences and web pages visited while using the Website. You can disable cookies on your Device but some of the features may not function properly. There are different types of cookies, but the Website uses:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies collect information from you that is required for you to use certain basic features of the site. We also use performance and analytics cookies and other similar technologies to improve your user experience and to improve functionality of our site. We may allow our business partners to use these technologies on the Website.
- Functionality – these cookies recognize you on the Website and remember your selected preferences. This could include your language and location information.
- Advertising – these cookies collect information about your visit to the Website. We sometimes share limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising or analytics purposes. We may also share that data with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on the Website.
What does LWD use your information for?Any of the information collected from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:
- To enable you access and use the Website
- To personalize your experience (Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.)
- To improve the Website (We continually strive to improve the Website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.)
- To process transactions
- To send period emails
- To process your order
- To communicate with LWD
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
LWD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LWD’s behalf or to provide services available at the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LWD will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, LWD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when LWD believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LWD, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, LWD may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with LWD. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. LWD takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Data Access, Portability and Erasure
Some jurisdictions, through data privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA, may entitle you to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us, and/or you may request us to transmit this information to you or another service provider where this is technically feasible. We generally retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the performance of your use of our site with your consent, and for us to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your information that you provide on our site, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your account registration. Please not that if you request erasure of your personal information, we may retain some personal information as necessary to our legitimate business interests, like fraud detection and enhancing user safety. We may also retain information to comply with our legal obligations, like our legal reporting or auditing obligations.
The Website is a general audience website and LWD does not knowingly collect personal information from children younger than age 18. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use this Website. If we are notified that a person under 18 years of age has submitted personal information to us, LWD will take appropriate action.