Online Privacy Notice
Effective Date: 1/1/21
We at MRK Fine Arts LLC (“Monica Rich Kosann”) respect your concerns about privacy. This Online Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect at www.monicarichkosann.com (the “Site”), how we use the information, with whom we share it and the choices available to users of our Site regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
To the extent required by applicable law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The types of personal information users of our Site may submit include:
• Contact information (such as name, postal address, telephone number and email address);
• login credentials for the Site;
• payment information (such as payment card details);
• purchase and transaction information (including serial numbers for limited edition items); and
• other personal information found in content that users provide, such as through our live chat function.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT BY AUTOMATED MEANS
We may use third-party web services on our Site, including Google Analytics and Hotjar. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address or other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these third parties for marketing purposes. To learn more about opting out of these providers’ activities, click the relevant link below:
• Google Analytics
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may use the information described above to:
• Provide products and services;
• create and manage your account;
• process your payment;
• send you catalogs and other promotional materials;
• communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, offers, surveys and market research;
• respond to your inquiries;
• perform data analyses (including anonymization and aggregation of personal information);
• operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; enhancing and improving our products and services; managing our communications; analyzing our products and services; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
• protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
• comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
In addition, we use information collected through automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing our users’ visits to our Site, (ii) delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse our Site, and (iii) managing our Site and other aspects of our business. We also may use this information to provide you with ads about our products when you browse this and other websites.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION
We as Monica Rich Kosann do not have access to your credit card information. If you choose a direct payment gateway (through our site platform and e-commerce platform, Shopify) to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
When you use application(s) on our Site, we may collect certain usage information by automated means for analytical purposes. Information will only be collected about the usage of the technology, but we will not collect information regarding the content uploaded.
Any .JPG image files submitted to our “Locket Personalization Application” will not be retained by the Site. For privacy reasons, images uploaded for photo resizing will be removed from our server once the application session is ended. We do not retain any rights to images uploaded for Locket Personalization.
You may see our ads on other websites based on your visits to the Site because we engage in retargeting. For example, if you view a particular product on the Site, you may see an ad for that product on a third-party website. Our retargeting activities are handled by service providers that track your activity on the Site and third-party sites (using automated means such as cookies). Accordingly, we and our service providers may collect information about our visitors’ online activities over time and across third-party websites. To learn how to opt out of retargeting, CLICK HERE. Our Site is not designed to respond to “do not track” requests from browsers.
INFORMATION WE SHARE
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect about you, except as described in this Online Privacy Notice. We may share personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. We also may share certain personal information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Online Privacy Notice. In addition, we may share personal information with third parties whose products or services may interest you.
We also may share personal information with third-party database providers that other companies may use for their own purposes, including marketing. You have the option to prevent disclosure of your information in connection with a marketing database. Accordingly, you may object at any time free of charge to the use of your personal information in connection with a marketing database or withdraw any consent you previously provided to us and we will apply your preferences going forward. If you do not wish for your personal information to be used in connection with a marketing database for direct marketing purposes, you may ask us to opt out of this use by contacting us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Online Privacy Notice.
In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities, and (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Online Privacy Notice. To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward.
We may transfer the personal information we collect about you through the Site to countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected, including to the United States. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Online Privacy Notice.
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide on the Site against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Site may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.
UPDATES TO OUR ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE
This Online Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a prominent notice on our Site to notify you of any significant changes to our Online Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California law (Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84), users of our site who are California residents and who have an established business relationship with us may request certain information respecting our disclosure of personal identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes by Contacting Us. That information will identify the categories of personal information shared with third parties and used for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties that received such personal information.
You may also submit a written request to us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Monica Rich Kosann
PO Box 797
Norwalk, CT 06852
In your email or written request, please specify that you want a " California Privacy Rights Notice." Please allow up to 30 days for a response
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions or comments about this Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by email at SHOP@MONICARICHKOSANN.COM. You also may write to:
Monica Rich Kosann
Attn: Customer Care
5 River Rd, Suite 204
Wilton, CT 06897