Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 4th, 2018


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Barns2Home and our website, https://www.barns2home.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

SECTION 1 – Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing (if applicable): Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website.

SECTION 2 – Consent

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website.

SECTION 3 – Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 – Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Our store is hosted on Woocommerce, and is integrated with Authorize.net. WooCommerce provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Authorize.net and WooCommerce’s data storage, databases and the general Authorize.net application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Authorize.net 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 both WooCommerce and Authorize.net’s Privacy Statement at (https://woocommerce.com/privacy-policy) or (https://www.authorize.net/company/privacy/).

SECTION 5 – Third-Party Services

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

We use ShipStation, an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links:

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 6 – Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 – Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site, analytics and to identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. The usage of our website means you’re ok with this.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify with individual users or associate your IP Address with any other information or data stored by Google. We use data and information provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

You can opt out of Google Analytics using this browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

We also use AddThis, a social sharing plugin which allows users to share our site information socially or via email. You can view their full Privacy Policy here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy

You can opt out of data collection services for the purposes of interest based advertising using the DAA opt-out program (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/) or the NAI opt-out program (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/)

For EU/EAA users, you can use the following opt-out program (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/)

SECTION 8 – Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 – Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

SECTION 10 – Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact you should contact us immediately at info@barns2home.com.