Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement shall govern and apply to anyone accessing or using the websites located at www.georgiakateboutique.com, www.shopgeorgiakate.com, www.shopgkb.com, our mobile application(s) (coming soon!), our blog(s), and any other website(s) (hereafter the “Site”) owned and/or operated by Georgia Kate Boutique (hereafter “Georgia Kate, Georgia Kate Boutique”, “we,” “us” or “our”). Georgia Kate Boutique respects your right to privacy. This policy summarizes what information we may collect, including any personally identifiable information that we may collect, and how we might use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy.

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US

Georgia Kate Boutique may collect personally identifiable information (such as name, title, company name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) that is provided voluntarily by you, through our website(s), social media, newsletters or e-mail correspondence and also through the use of cookies and Google Analytics, which is further described herein. Our host web server tracks and collects general information about the visits to our Site. While IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session, the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting, how long they spend there, the visitors’ domain names, what states or countries those requests come from and for other business purposes such as improving the functionality of the Site. We will collect general information (such as the type of browser you use and the files you request) to improve our Web site and better meet your needs.

Georgia Kate Boutique may also request and collect Personal Information from our customers at various locations on our website(s). These include, but not limited to the following actions: at the time of purchase, communications with us via social media, writing product reviews, participation in events, contests, or promotions, contacting customer service, or customer initiated/created content to this Site. These are currently the primary ways in which we gather information, however, we may also collect data through other channels in the future, in which case we will provide you with an updated copy of this privacy policy, as applicable, as set forth herein. The types of Personal Information we may collect from you can vary according to the method through which it was attained. For example, the types of Personal Information necessary to complete a purchase transaction may vary from Personal Information collected with respect to your interest in certain products or through the blog feature of the Site.

The Site also allows users to access Facebook to interact with friends and to share on Facebook through wall and friends’ news feeds. If you are already logged into the Website and Facebook or another social networking service (“SNS”), when you click on “Connect with Facebook,” or a similar connection on another SNS, you will be prompted to merge your profiles. If you are already logged into the Site but not logged into Facebook or another SNS that we support, when you click on “Connect with Facebook,” or a similar connection on another SNS, you will be prompted to enter your SNS credentials or to “Sign Up” for the SNS. By proceeding, you are allowing the Site to access your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook or other SNS’ Terms of Use in your use of the Site. Conversely, if you are not currently registered as a user of the Site, and you click on “Sign in” using Facebook or another SNS that we support, you will first be asked to enter your Facebook or SNS credentials and then be given the option to register for the Site. In this case, we may receive information from Facebook or another SNS to make it easier for you to create an account on the Site and show our relevant content from your Facebook or SNS friends. Once you register on the Site and connect with Facebook or another SNS, you will be able to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook or the other SNS. Any information that we collect from your Facebook or other SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have with that SNS, so please consult the SNS’ privacy and data practices. You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into your account through the Site and going to settings, “About Me,” “Linked Accounts,” and then unselecting “Facebook.” Further, you can edit privacy settings for the reviews that appear on Facebook or disconnect your Site activity stream by visiting the Facebook Applications Settings page.

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

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, 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. 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 at: info@georgiakateboutique.comWe receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us, such as:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Shipping Address
  • Billing information and payment details (such as billing address, credit card details, and other sensitive financial information, specifically for the purpose of completing your transaction)
  • Username and password for your Georgia Kate Boutique membership
  • A record of your Georgia Kate Boutique orders, purchase history, and shopping behavior and preferences
  • Information provided by you through your interactions with us in social media
  • Location and geographic information that could be collected if you use our mobile site or app.

Other details that you may submit to us or that may be included in the information provided to us by third parties.

  1. WHY DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Georgia Kate Boutique offers various products and services to our Customers and also strives to meet the needs of our Customers. We use your information such as your name and mailing address (collectively, the “Personal Information”) for internal purposes such as tracking your order, analyzing your preferences, improving our Site and noting trends and statistics. To do this effectively, we need to collect certain Personal Information.

  1. THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

All Personal Information we collect from you requires your consent, for example, opening an account, purchase and delivery of products, special offers, etc. We may request your consent from time to time to take part in improved product performance, surveys or for marketing purposes that we think will be useful to you. However, unless you are informed otherwise via email or as otherwise posted on the Site, the Personal Information we hold is for establishing and managing our business and customer relationship with you. Sensitive information is subject to greater restrictions and governed by law.

By communicating with Georgia Kate Boutique, including by email and by completing online forms, you are giving your consent to the collection of what Personal Information you provide.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). See below for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on the Site and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable users to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on your device or computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site.
Below is a list containing examples of cookies that we use, which is meant to provide you with a list for reference but not an exclusive list of cookies used: (i) session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc); (ii) shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits; (iii) shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer; (iv) cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart; (v) secure_session_id, unique token, sessional; and (vi) storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Site may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on the Site. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices about How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Web Beacons. Pages of the Site and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Georgia Kate Boutique, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity or transmitting information for Google Analytics).

We may tie this information to Personal Information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us (e.g., through the Shopify platform).

Do Not Track. As discussed above, because we may track Site usage information through the use of cookies, pixels and other tracking mechanisms, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of cookie information. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. However, getting a “Do Not Track” signal to work as you might want is difficult. Using browsers as an example, not all tracking technologies can be controlled by browsers; unique aspects of your browser might be recognizable even if you disable a tracking technology; not all settings will necessarily last or be effective; even if a setting is effective for one purpose data still may be collected for another; and even if one website observes a “Do Not Track” signal, that website usually will not be able to control other websites.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

  1. PROCESSING OF INFORMATION BY SHOPIFY

Our store made available through our Site is hosted on Shopify, Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you via our Site.

Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

If you choose a direct payment gateway 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.

  1. RECORDKEEPING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Depending on the product you have purchased, it may be necessary to keep a record of the transaction for business purposes or to enable us to respond to your concerns. We may hold Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Internal accounting and administration;
  • To supply you with information about your account including regular statements;
  • To respond to inquiries;
  • Enhancing customer service, product options and to improve product performance;
  • Promotions, competition entry forms, redemption vouchers, and special offers where you voluntarily supplied your personal details;
  • To administer sales records;
  • To provide information about us, our products, services and special offers; and
  • To analyze our website usage.
  • Occasionally we require third party organizations outside Georgia Kate Boutique to provide a service for purposes, which are necessary for us to conduct our business, functions and activities (for example advertising names of competition winners and delivering products). We take all reasonable steps to ensure these organizations both inside and outside of the United States deal with Personal Information according to this Policy. However, you understand and acknowledge that such third parties may access your information, including your Personal Information, and that the access and use of your information by such third party may be subject to the terms of its privacy policy. Georgia Kate is unable to control what third parties do with your information once such information is in the third party’s possession.
  1. HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS PROTECTED/MANAGED

You may have contact with us personally, by telephone, mail, over the Internet or other e-communication method. We take all reasonable steps to keep your Personal Information secure in a combination of secure computer storage, hard copy files and other records. We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the security of transactions made over the Internet, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

  1. OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Georgia Kate Boutique does not share the Personal Information of its users with any unaffiliated third parties for their promotional purposes. Our online store is hosted on Shopify, Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform, which includes payment processor(s) & shipping agent(s), that allows us to sell our products and services to you, and ensure the payment and delivery of your purchased products. Accordingly, Shopify may have access to your information, including Personal Information, for the purpose of completing transaction through its e-commerce platform. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy and terms of use governing the collection and use of information by Shopify. We may use other third parties for other services from time to time. These third parties have no authority to use your Personal Information for their own promotional purposes. These third parties will only have limited access to your Personal Information in order to help complete transactions.

Through our Site’s web host, Shopify, Inc., Georgia Kate Boutique utilizes industry standard technology for Internet security purposes. When you access our checkout using industry standard technology, your information is protected with both server authentication and data encryption, ensuring that your data is safe, secure, and available only to Georgia Kate Boutique. Although Georgia Kate Boutique uses industry standard practices to protect your Personal Information, WE DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT AND/OR GUARANTEE THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL REMAIN SECURE. You understand and acknowledge that despite taking reasonable efforts to protect data, there is no guarantee that it will be safe from hacking, loss or intrusion via the Internet. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private. Notwithstanding this, as a matter of policy, we will not sell or rent any Personal Information about you to any third party. In the event there is a breach of security, or we are made aware that your Personal Information could be jeopardized, we will take all necessary measures to communicate these issues to you so that you can take steps to protect yourself.

  1. LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Georgia Kate Boutique considers the individual information we maintain to be confidential. It is our policy not to disclose Personal Information to third parties (except as described above) unless release is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings. We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to our service providers, the government, law enforcement agencies, or other third parties under certain circumstances where a formal request has been made (such as in responding to a court order, subpoena, or judicial proceeding) as Georgia Kate Boutique, in our sole and absolute discretion, deems necessary and appropriate. Moreover, we may disclose your information, including Personal Information to our affiliates, subsidiaries, third party services providers and professional advisors, such as accountants and attorneys and/or in the event of a sale, merger, or transfer of some or all of Georgia Kate Boutique’s assets, or dissolution or bankruptcy, your Personal Information may be transferred to an unaffiliated third party as part of or apart from other transferred assets or assets. Any transfer will then be governed by and be the responsibility of any purchaser of or successor to the transferred assets or assets. We shall notify you by an email notification sent to the current email address on file provided by you, of any change in the information practices governing your Personal Information as a result of any transfer of assets or any asset change in ownership, and your choices in how your information is used.

  1. FEEDBACK

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback in accordance with the terms set forth in our Terms of Use, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We may publish user feedback from time to time, provided that we will obtain your consent prior to posting any feedback that is associated with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy, provided that we may contact you in regards to such feedback.

  1. ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to access the Personal Information you have provided to us. If you require details of your Personal Information held by us, we will need to verify your identity before responding to your request, which we will process in a reasonable time. If you find that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date then you must notify us and we will use reasonable efforts to correct it upon receipt of the changes from you.

  1. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Our Site may contain links to other sites that are managed, hosted or maintained by a third party. We do not endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. However, we encourage you to read the privacy policies of each website you visit prior to disclosing your Personal Information and familiarize yourself with the data handling practices and policies of such third party.

  1. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed Personal Information (as defined under that statute) of that California resident, for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the categories of Personal Information that was disclosed to them. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, you may contact us at info@georgiakateboutique.com, or write to us at Georgia Kate Boutique located at: 14738 Outlook Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66223.

We may provide you the ability to post information on or through the Site. If you are a California resident who is under 18 and a registered user of the Site and you are unable to remove content or information you posted in a public area of the Site by following the instructions provided on the Site, you may request removal by contacting us at info@georgiakateboutique.com. When requesting removal please be specific about the information or content you want removed and provide the URL for each page on the Site where it is located, or the screen location of the apps. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (a) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain the content or information; (b) the content or information was not posted by you, the registered user; (c) we anonymize the content or information so that you cannot be identified; (d) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (e) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the content or information. REMOVAL OF YOUR POSTED CONTENT OR INFORMATION FROM THE SITE DOES NOT ENSURE COMPLETE OR COMPREHENSIVE REMOVAL OF THAT CONTENT OR INFORMATION FROM OUR SYSTEMS OR THE SYSTEMS OF OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS. We are not required to delete the content or information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public. Also, some content and information you post that has been copied or reposted by a third party is outside of our control and will not be removed.

 

  1. USER GENERATED CONTENT

Any Personal Information or image content you voluntarily disclose online in a manner that other users can view (including, but not limited to: product reviews, blog posts, comments, posts on social media pages, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be read, collected, and used by other members of this Site to send you unsolicited messages. Your membership/registration name, email, or other information may also be displayed when you post comments or upload images throughout the Site. Georgia Kate Boutique is not responsible for the Personal Information users select to disclose in these forums or for any interactions that may result between users from the disclosure of such Personal Information.

  1. MINORS/CHILDREN

Our Site is intended for users who are 13 years of age and older. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to submit any Personal Information to our Site or otherwise access our Site. Our Site is not directed at children under 13, and does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 13. We will promptly delete any Personal Information from a person under the age of 13 should we discover that we have collected such information from a person under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent. By using the Site you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older.

  1. NON-US USERS

The Site is only intended to be used by users located within the United States. You understand and agree that if you access the Site from a country outside of the United States, your information may be subject to different laws and regulations.

  1. AGREEMENT TO OUR TERMS & CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

By using this Site, you consent to the collection and use of information by Georgia Kate Boutique from the Site as indicated above. Georgia Kate Boutique reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, provided that Georgia Kate Boutique will send you an email highlighting the major changes to this policy and also including a link to the new policy. We will also reflect any such modifications in these Web pages.

  1. CONTACT US

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about this Privacy Policy and Site. You can reach us at: info@georgiakateboutique.com.