Privacy Policy for sumiceramics.com

At sumiceramics.com, we recognize the importance of privacy of your personal information. As a small business, we truly appreciate your support and treat your personal data as if it were our own, by keeping it as secure as possible, and by being as transparent as possible.

Who We Are

Our website address is https://www.sumiceramics.com. This site is owned and operated by Sumi Ceramics, LLC, a limited liability corporation in the state of Missouri in the United States. We can be reached at privacy@sumiceramics.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent (UA) string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email list, such as a newsletter or marketing email list. We also never sell email addresses to third parties.

Media

In general, users are not able to upload images, or other media files, to this website. However, if you do upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract this data from images if it is intact.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on sumiceramics.com, we only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to us via email. We only retain that information, including email address, for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.

Email addresses provided in contact forms are not used by Sumi Ceramics, LLC for any other purpose other than to reply to you in regard to your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.

E-mail Communication

If you subscribe to email communication on sumiceramics.com, Sumi Ceramics, LLC may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Sumi Ceramics, LLC or click on a link therein. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Sumi Ceramics, LLC, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

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 can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Windows Defender. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site, as well as, other websites – this could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact 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.

Analytics

As you use this website, we use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website, and any communications between your computer and this site. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

We collect this data for statistical purposes only, and we do not collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve our website and offerings.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.  For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.

Children

Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. Any person who provides information to Sumi Ceramics, LLC through this website represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Who we share your data with

Sumi Ceramics, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We only have access to/collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number and credit card number, etc. that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. Sumi Ceramics, LLC will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

How do we protect your personal information?

We protect your personal information using technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are; firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Sumi Ceramics, LLC has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Sumi Ceramics, LLC stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Unauthorized third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to this website if any such security breach occurs.

What third parties we receive data from

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may disclose your personal information to the following parties for the following purposes:

Service providers and financial institution partners as follows:

  • Payment Facilities: If you choose to use PayPal to make a purchase through this website, you will be directed to the PayPal website and provide your payment information directly to PayPal. PayPal’s privacy policy applies to the information you provide on the PayPal website.
  • Couriers and Postal Services: Third party shipping providers (e.g. UPS, USPS, FedEx, and other postal service providers) with whom we share delivery address, contact information and shipment tracking information for the purposes of facilitating the delivery of items purchased and other delivery related communication.

Special Note to International Users

This website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:

  • the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Modification

Sumi Ceramics LLC shall have the right to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, which modification shall be effective immediately upon posting to https://www.sumiceramics.com/privacy-policy. Accordingly, we encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. The effective date is posted at the bottom of the page. Your continued use of the website or service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contact information

For questions regarding your data and how we use it, you can reach us at privacy@sumiceramics.com. If you believe that Sumi Ceramics, LLC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sumi Ceramics, LLC at: Sumi Ceramics, LLC, 536 W Calhoun St., Springfield, MO 65802

Effective as of January 01, 2020.

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