Flora’s Mercantile & Hemp Emporium – 2019 Privacy Policy

Flora’s Bake Shop, LLC d/b/a Flora’s Mercantile & Hemp Emporium (collectively referred to in this document as “Flora’s”, the “Company” or sometimes “we” or “us” or “our”), a Colorado limited liability company owns and operated www.Florasmercantile.com (referred to herein as our ‘website” or “site”).
You agree to and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy when you: (a) access or use this Site; (b) register with the Site; (c) place an order; (d) agree to receive e-mail from us by indicating consent on the Site or via any other means; (e) provide any Personally Identifiable Information; (f) sign up to receive offers for free samples, products or discounts; or (g) register for one of our promotions.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, retain, share, protect or otherwise handle personal information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact info@florasmercantile.com You may also contact us via regular mail at: Flora’s Mercantile PO Box 147142, Edgewater, CO 80214

SECTION 1 – AGE RESTRICTIONS
You must be at least 18 years old to access this site. If you are under 18 years old you are not permitted to use this site for any reason. You must be of legal age required by the state or province you are in to purchase our products. It is your responsibility to know whether you are legally able to purchase our products.

Our Website is not directed or intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you should not register or provide personal information on the websites or through the services. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s personal information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at info@florasmercantile.com com so that we may delete and remove such child’s information from our systems.

This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and outlines our practices in the United States and Latin America regarding children’s personal information. For more information about COPPA and general tips about protecting children’s online privacy, please visit OnGuard Online.

SECTION 2 – INFORMATION COLLECTION / WHAT WE DO WITH IT

Flora’s collects certain personal information, including “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) provided by you, that will be shared with and processed by third-parties such as payment processors and shippers solely for the purpose of processing website orders. We also use cookies, web beacons or other tools that collect information that make it easier to use our store and our site.

This may include information such as the Operating System (OS) running on your device, Internet Protocol (IP) address (which may be used to obtain your geolocation), access times, browser type, and language, and the website you visited before our site. We also collect information about how you use our site, including the elements you have interacted with, metadata and other details about these elements, change states and other user actions.

By providing us with your email address, you are giving us permission to send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. You have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button included at the bottom of each email.

In general, we use the information we collect primarily to provide, maintain, protect and improve our current site and products and to develop new products. We use personal information collected through our site as described below and described elsewhere in this Policy to:
Create and secure your account on our network
Identify you as a user in our system
Send you information including order confirmations, invoices, e-mail, notices, updates, security alerts and administrative e-mails
Communicate with you about promotions, upcoming events and news about products and services offered by Flora’s or our partners.
Protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity.

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose and release your personal information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, to our Website or employees, or to protect our Website, system or network, our employees, agents, suppliers, licensors, content providers, and the rights and property of Flora’s, or cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or a violation or alleged violation of this policy or other agreement we may have with you.

Disclosure for Shipping and Billing Reasons

We use an outside shipping provider such as the USPS, FedEx or UPS to ship orders placed on our Website or by telephone, and a credit card processing company to bill users/customers for goods and services purchased on through our Website or by telephone. These companies will not retain, share, store or use any of our user’s personal information for any secondary purposes. We partner with other parties to provide specific services that are available on our Website. When a user signs up for these services, we will share the user’s name or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services to the use. These parties are not allowed to use such personal information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Newsletters. If a user wishes to subscribe to one of our e-bulletins, newsletters or any other informational material that we offer, we will ask for contact information, such as name and email address.

User Generated Content: Feedback, Ratings, Comments, Public Forums
In order to post a message, comment, provide feedback or ask us a question, you will be asked to sign in with your user login information. We do not use this information in any way other than to recognize you for postings nor do we disclose this information to any third parties, including other users who participate in comment and discussion forums and boards on our Site, unless required by authorized law enforcement agencies when required.

With regard to the message boards, your email address is not visible on the boards, however other users are able to post a response to a post made by you or engage in a conversation with you on the same message board via your nickname without your email address being displayed.

Do remember that whatever you post on our message boards, it is considered public knowledge and you should always use caution when posting. Avoid posting your home address or phone number or other PII on any public board or forum. Although one must be a registered user to post messages, the message boards are public and may be read by non-registered users. We do not allow and will not tolerate the posting of any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening or otherwise in violation of any laws. We reserve the right to remove or edit any content item or to close any user account for any reason.
Flora’s reserves the right to re-publish your postings from the message boards in any format. To request removal of your personal information from our messages boards, blog or community forum, or to report what you believe to be inappropriate or offensive content, contact us at info@florasmercantile.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Surveys and Contests. From time-to-time, our website requests information from our users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to provide us with such information. Information requested may include contact information, such as name and shipping address, and demographic information, such as zip code, age level. It may also be shared with other third parties as disclosed at the time of collection or in the promotion rules.

SECTION 4 – DATA RETENTION

We will retain your information for as long as your user account is active or as needed to provide you services, including fulfilling your orders. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at info@florasmercatile.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

SECTION 5 – PAYMENT PROCESSING

Payment: If you provide us with your credit card information during the payment process, we send it to our PCI-DSS compliant payment gateway for processing using SSL encryption technology. Your credit card information is never stored for use beyond your current transaction.

All direct payment gateways comply with 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 our payment processors and service providers.

SECTION 6 – INFORMATION SECURITY

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about the security of our Website, you can send an email to info@florasmercantile.com

Communications from our Website. We occasionally send users of our Website information on products, services, special deals, newsletters and e-bulletins. Each user has the option to not receive these types of communications and may request to be removed from our email list(s) or to close his/her registered account (see section titled Choice/Opt-Out below) or unsubscribe from our newsletter and promotional emails by clicking/pressing on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of these emails.

Occasionally, it is necessary to send out service-related announcements. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email informing you of such service interruption. Generally, users may not opt-out of receiving these service-related communications. In addition, we communicate with our users on a regular basis to provide requested product information and regarding issues relating to their account via email.

SECTION 7 – OPT OUT

As required by law, you may (1) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we update or correct your personal information; (3) object to the processing of your personal information or withdraw your prior consent, if applicable; (4) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our database; and (5) ask us to transfer your personal information to another entity as you specify.

Correction/Updating Personal Information. If a user’s personal information changes or if a user no longer desires to be a registered user, we will enable our users to correct, update or remove from our Website the personal data they provided to us. Such changes can be made either through the information page on our website or by emailing us at info@florasmercantile.com

Opt-out. When purchasing a product, a user may checkout as guest and is not required to register. Our users are given the opportunity when registering with our website to opt-out of having their email address added to our marketing and promotional address lists or their information used for purposes not directly related to the provision of goods or services through our Website. Any user may unsubscribe from each e-newsletter, bulletin or other promotional e-mailing by clicking/pressing on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of these emails.

Users who no longer wish to receive our e-bulletins, newsletters or other marketing and promotional materials from us or our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to any such promotional email indicating your desire to no longer receive such emails or by emailing us at info@florasmercantile.com

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 consent to any of your minor dependents using this site.

SECTION 9 – U.S. LAW APPLIES

This site is intended for users located in the United States. By sending us your Personal Information from outside the U.S., you consent to the application of U.S. law and to the use and disclosure of your personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy. It is up to you to determine whether accessing this site and purchasing our products are legal where you are. You access this site and purchase our products at your own risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and treaties.

SECTION 10 – GDRP
Flora’s does not do business in the EU, and will not collect information public or private from European citizens. If you are a European Citizen, DO NOT REGISTER with our website.

SECTION 11 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

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. Flora’s encourages visitors to check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you (other than that information automatically generated by your use of our site), register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our customer service team at info@florasmercantile.com or by mail at:

Flora’s Mercantile
PO Box 147142
Edgewater, CO 80214