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Privacy Policy (Not Intended for GDPR Users)

This Privacy Policy is specifically tailored for users outside the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It outlines how we collect, use, and disclose information from users who are not covered by GDPR regulations.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.hotspringsvintage.com.

Information Collection

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when using our website, such as your name, email address, and any other information you choose to share with us.

Use of Information

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and maintain our website.
  2. To personalize your experience and deliver content tailored to your interests.
  3. To communicate with you, including responding to inquiries, requests, and providing updates.
  4. To improve our website’s functionality and user experience.
  5. To analyze usage trends and gather statistical information to improve our services.

Disclosure of Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this Privacy Policy or when required by law. We may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Our website may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance user experience and gather information about your activities on our site. You can modify your browser settings to decline cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. However, please note that some parts of the website may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. These third-party sites have their own privacy policies, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third parties before providing any personal information.

Third-Party Services

We may utilize third-party themes and plug-ins on our website to enhance functionality and improve user experience. These third-party providers may collect information directly from you or through cookies and similar technologies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third parties to understand how they collect, use, and disclose your information.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Our website may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to improve user experience and collect information about visitors’ browsing activities. Cookies are small files stored on your device that help analyze web traffic and allow websites to respond to you as an individual. You can modify your browser settings to decline cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. However, please note that some parts of the website may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Information Collection and Use

We may collect personal information such as name, email address, and other relevant details when voluntarily provided by visitors through contact forms, newsletter sign-ups, or account registrations. Additionally, non-personal information like IP addresses, browser type, operating system, and referring URLs may be collected for analytical purposes and to enhance website performance.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Comments

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

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

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.

Security

We strive to maintain the security of your personal information and implement appropriate measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Data Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this Privacy Policy or when required by law. However, we may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting business, or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also disclose your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is utilized on this Website to analyze traffic and user behavior on the Website www.hotspringsvintage.com (the “Website”). Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC.

How Google Analytics Works

Google Analytics uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect information about your interactions with the Website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, pages visited, and time spent on each page. This information is transmitted to Google and stored on servers in various locations.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. Google Analytics cookies may collect information anonymously and track user interactions with the Website. This information is used to compile reports and analyze website usage, helping us understand how visitors engage with our content and improve the Website’s performance.

Opting Out

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Additionally, you can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies or delete existing cookies. Please note that opting out of Google Analytics tracking may affect your experience on the Website.

Data Processing

Hot Springs Vintage has enabled IP anonymization in Google Analytics, which means that your IP address is truncated before being transmitted to Google’s servers. This helps protect your privacy by preventing the full IP address from being stored or processed.

Data Sharing

This Website does not share personally identifiable information collected through Google Analytics with third parties, except as required by law or with your explicit consent.

Data Retention

Data collected by Google Analytics is retained according to Google’s policies. Hot Springs Vintage does not have control over the data retention period set by Google.

Disclaimer

This Website is not responsible for any data collected by Google Analytics or how it is used by Google. Your interactions with Google Analytics are subject to Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and Terms of Service (https://policies.google.com/terms).

Google Ads Disclosure

Hot Springs Vintage utilizes Google Ads for marketing and advertising purposes on the website www.hotspringsvintage.com (the “Website”). Google Ads is an online advertising platform provided by Google LLC.

How Google Ads Works

Google Ads allows us to display advertisements to you based on your interests, demographics, and online behavior. These advertisements may appear on Google’s search results pages, websites within the Google Display Network, or other Google services.

Use of Cookies

Google Ads may use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies to collect information about your interactions with our website and other websites across the Internet. This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, pages visited, and time spent on each page. Google may also collect demographic information, such as your age, gender, and interests.

Opting Out

You can opt out of personalized advertising from Google by visiting Google’s Ad Settings page (https://adssettings.google.com) and adjusting your preferences. You can also opt out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org) or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page (http://optout.aboutads.info).

Data Collection and Privacy

Please note that Hot Springs Vintage does not have control over the information collected by Google Ads or how it is used. Your interactions with Google Ads are subject to Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and Terms of Service (https://policies.google.com/terms).

Disclaimer

Hot Springs Vintage is not responsible for any advertisements displayed through Google Ads or the content of any websites linked from these advertisements. Any transactions or interactions you have with advertisers are solely between you and the advertiser.

Embedded content from other websites

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

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.

Children’s Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will promptly delete such information from our records.

Indemnify and Hold Harmless Statement

By accessing or using the website www.hotspringsvintage.com (the “Website”), you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Website’s affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers (collectively referred to as the “Owner”) from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to:

Personal Data Breach: You understand and acknowledge that while the Owner takes reasonable measures to protect personal data collected on the Website, such as names, email addresses, and other information voluntarily provided by users, breaches of security may occur. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner from any claims, damages, or losses arising from any unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal data stored on the Website.

Third-Party Website Links: The Website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience or information. Owner does not endorse or control these third-party sites and is not responsible for their content, privacy practices, or any damages or losses resulting from your use of these sites. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner from any claims, damages, or losses arising from your access to or use of third-party websites linked from the Website.

Third-Party Service Providers: The Owner may utilize third-party service providers, including WordPress themes and plug-ins, to enhance the functionality and user experience of the Website. These third-party providers may have access to your personal data or other information collected on the Website. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner from any claims, damages, or losses arising from the actions or omissions of third-party service providers, including but not limited to data breaches, security incidents, or violations of applicable laws or regulations.

Your Use of the Website: By accessing or using the website www.hotspringsvintage.com (the “Website”), you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to your use of the Website, including but not limited to:

  1. Any violation of these Terms of Use or any other policies posted on the Website.
  2. Any infringement of intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights.
  3. Any unlawful or unauthorized use of the Website or its content.
  4. Any breach of confidentiality or misuse of personal information.
  5. Any negligent or wrongful act or omission by you.

You agree to cooperate fully with the Owner in the defense of any claim and to promptly notify the Owner of any unauthorized access to personal data, breaches of security, or other incidents related to your use of the Website. Hot Springs Vintage reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you agree not to settle any such matter without the prior written consent of McDearmon the Merchant LLC.

This indemnification and hold harmless statement shall survive any termination or expiration of your use of the Website or the termination or expiration, whole or in part, of the the Website itself.

Privacy Policy for California Users

This Privacy Policy for California Users supplements the general Privacy Policy and outlines additional rights and disclosures for residents of California, United States, as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other California privacy laws.

1. Your California Privacy Rights

Under the CCPA, California residents have the following rights:

  • Right to Know: You have the right to request information about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, the sources from which we collected it, the purposes for which we use it, and the categories of third parties with whom we share it.
  • Right to Delete: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.
  • Right to Opt-Out of Sale: We do not sell your personal information to third parties for monetary value. However, we may share certain information with third-party service providers for business purposes, which may be considered a “sale” under the CCPA. You have the right to opt-out of such sales.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights, including denying you goods or services, charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, providing you with a different level or quality of goods or services, or suggesting that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

2. Categories of Personal Information Collected

We collect the following categories of personal information from California residents:

  • Identifiers (such as name, email address, IP address)
  • Commercial information (such as purchase history)
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as browsing history)
  • Geolocation data
  • Professional or employment-related information (such as company name)
  • Other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you

3. How to Exercise Your Rights

To exercise your rights under the CCPA, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Emailing us at [contact@email.com], or
  • Contacting us through the “Contact Us” section of our website.

We may need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require you to provide additional information to confirm your identity.

4. Authorized Agents

You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. If you use an authorized agent to submit a request, we may require the agent to provide signed permission from you and verify their own identity directly with us.

GDPR Non-Compliance Statement and Warning

This website is not intended for users covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or located in GDPR-regulated territories. We do not comply with GDPR requirements and do not offer services or collect data from individuals within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other jurisdictions governed by GDPR.

If you are accessing this website from a GDPR-regulated territory, we advise you to exit immediately. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you are not covered by GDPR protections, and we do not accept any liability for any unauthorized use or access to your personal information.

Please be aware that accessing this website from a GDPR-regulated territory may result in your personal data being processed in a manner that does not comply with GDPR standards. We recommend that you cease using this website and seek services or content that adhere to GDPR regulations.