Privacy and Data Protection Policy


1. Introduction

This privacy policy tells you how I use your data when you use this website, interact with me, and buy my goods or services. This policy also tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information, so that you are fully aware of how and why I am using your data. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

This Privacy and Data Protection Policy was last updated on May 24th, 2018, and can be edited without prior notice. This document is compliant with most recent privacy regulations. If I make changes, I will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date.

2. Who is Melissa Lee?

Melissa Lee is represented by her website MelissaLeeDesign.com and related platforms including MailChimp and social networks [Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest]. None of the resources managed and presented by Melissa Lee are intended for children and I do not knowingly collect any data relating to children.

Melissa Lee the data control responsible for handling any personal data carried through MelissaLeeDesign.com. Any data carried through other platforms, like Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest is the responsibility of the relative platform.

3. Collection of Information

I use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions

You may give me your Identity and Contact details by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or through chat or social media.

This includes personal data you provide when you:

  • sign up to receive the Melissa Lee newsletters;

  • make enquiries or request information be sent to you;

  • order my products or services;

  • engage with me on social media;

  • enter a competition, promotion or survey;

  • contact customer services; or

  • leave comments or reviews on our products or services.


Information I collect automatically

When you access or use this website, I may automatically collect information about you, including:

Log Information: I collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, Ib request, access times, pages vieId, Ib browser, links clicked and the page you visited.

Mobile Device Information: I collect information about the mobile device you use to access our services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of my mobile applications.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: I and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and Ib beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help me improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. Ib beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible and/or might not function properly.


Information I Collect From Other Sources

I may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information I collect through this website. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, I will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; I may also collect information about you when you post content to my pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.

I also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, I may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature.

I do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do I collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.


4. How I use your data

Where I need to perform the contract I are about to enter into or have entered into with you. For example, when you purchase our products, that’s a contract.

Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. For example, when I carry out fraud screening as part of the check-out process.

Where I need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. For example, keeping records of our sales for tax compliance.

Generally, I do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than where the law requires it, for example in relation to sending certain direct marketing communications. Where our legal basis is consent, you have the right to withdraw consent any time.


5. Advertising, marketing and your communications preferences

I may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Tracking, Usage and Profile Data to form a picture of what I think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how I decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you and tell you about them.

I normally carry out direct marketing via email or email newsletter blasts. But I may also allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, Ib beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, Ib browser, pages vieId, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by myself and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your Ib browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications (for example, the ability to sign in with Facebook). Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, I encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

On my website, I always try hard to make it really clear what I am doing and what communications you will be sent, whether it’s you deciding to sign up to my Newsletter or purchase something – and you have a right at any time to change your mind and say no thank you and opt out. The easiest way to opt out is to use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the communication.

I work with Mailchimp (to send out emails, newsletters, and blog posts), and Teachable (to sell my online courses), so I strongly advise you to review their respective data protection policies.

My partner for getting tracking data is Google Analytics. In particular I use cookies to collect anonymous tracking data.

I am based in the United States and the information I collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to me, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other
countries.


6. Sharing and Distribution of your personal data

I will not share or disclose any of your personal data with any other third party except government, regulators, and law enforcement should this data be requested through written documents.


7. Data security

I take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. All emails and newsletters that I send out allow you to opt out of further mailings. I have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where I am legally required to do so.


8. Data retention

I will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes I collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, I consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which I process your personal data and whether I can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.


9. Your legal rights

Account Information

You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by emailing me through my contact form. If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please email me through my contact form, but note that some information you provide through the website may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the website) and that I may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. I may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies

Version: 1.0. Issue date: 05/24/18.

Most Ib browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of all or portions of this website.

Your device or browser may be sent cookies from third parties when using this website, for example when using embedded content and social network links. I have no access to or control over cookies used by these companies or third-party websites. Checking the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them is always a good idea.

Cookie Policy

I use cookies on my site (www.melissaleedesign.com) for a number of purposes. They help me to provide you with a good experience when you browse my website and also allow me to improve my site. Cookies help melissaleedesign.com work better and provide a lot of help in the background to make the customer’s experience better, faster, and easier. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that I store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Other cookies collect information about how visitors use this website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from Ib pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used to improve the functioning of this website. Cookies are also used during the checkout process when purchasing products from this website, which helps products to remain in your cart throughout the process and keeps you logged into your account.

I use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of my website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow my to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around my website when they are using it. This helps my to improve the way my website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables me to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to my website. This enables me to personalize my content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to my website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have folloId. I will use this information to make my website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  You can find more information about the individual cookies I use and the purposes for which I use them below.

First-party cookies This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;

Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;

Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;

Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.

Third-party cookies

Our websites will set several types of third-party cookie, and I do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Google Analytics – I use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here:
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Facebook Pixels – I use Facebook Pixels to retarget website users for Facebook ads. This means that if you browse our website, you’re more likely to see our Facebook ads. You can view the Privacy Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php


If the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to you because you are in the European Union, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • The right to be informed – that’s an obligation on me to inform you how I use your personal data (and that’s what I'm doing that in this privacy policy);

  • The right of access – that’s a right to make what’s known as a ‘data subject access request’ for copy of the personal data I hold about you;

  • The right to rectification – that’s a right to make me correct personal data about you that may be incomplete or inaccurate;

  • The right to erasure – that’s also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ where in certain circumstances you can ask me to delete the personal data I have about you (unless there’s an overriding legal reason I need to keep it);

  • The right to restrict processing – that’s a right for you in certain circumstances to ask me to suspend processing personal data;

  • The right to data portability – that’s a right for you to ask me for a copy of your personal data in a common format (for example, a .csv file);

  • The right to object – that’s a right for you to object to me processing your personal data (for example, if you object to me processing your data for direct marketing); and

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – that’s a right you have for me to be transparent about any profiling I do, or any automated decision making.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact me. I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. I may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you and keep you updated.

10. How to contact me about privacy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact me through my contact form.

11. Changes to this privacy policy

The General Data Protection Regulation is new and the ICO is still issuing new bits of guidance about how businesses should follow it. So, you may see little updates to our privacy policy over the coming months. Be sure to check in and read it every now and then. Thank you.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The material on this website is owned by Melissa Lee. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics, copy, and of course, the artwork.

  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that I endorse or have any affiliation with the website(s). I hold no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

  • When linking to this website from another website or document, please include my name and website address.

COPYRIGHT

  • All images and content on this website are protected under United States and International copyright laws.

  • Reproduction or other distribution is prohibited in any form without written permission from Melissa Lee Shaw (the copyright holder).

  • All products purchased in the shop are for personal use only. E-products cannot be shared.

  • Images may not be downloaded, printed, or used without permission in any way. It is not permissible to use Melissa Lee's patterns as blog, twitter, or any other type of website background.