Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for HikingTShirtStore.com. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website and third parties, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

We’re committed to protecting your privacy and collecting only the minimum amount of info needed to provide you our best shopping experience. Please read this policy. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

Information Collected By This Site

Placing An Order

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

If you choose to create an account when ordering, your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to your ordering account and all the personal information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you finish accessing your account.

You can opt out of creating an account during the order process, in which case we will only store information needed to fulfill the order.

We outsource payment processing to ensure the highest standard of safety. We decided to use Braintree as one of leading solutions regarding payment collection. Braintree will process your payment information, including first and last name, address as well as your credit card details. This data collection is necessary to process the payment and is required for processing the order. All payment information you provide to us will be stored in accordance with the Braintree privacy policy, which you should read carefully.

Your payment information (credit cards, passwords, financials, etc.) will not be stored on the HikingTShirtStore.com servers. We do not receive your credit card information at any time.

To assure the safety of your sensitive/credit information, we use a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL – a technology which ensures privacy by generating an encrypted link between web server and browser) and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Our orders are fulfilled, printed, and shipped by Printful.com, which may receive some of your information including your shipping address. You can read Printful’s Privacy Policy here.

Contacting Us

If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:

  • We will collect (and may retain) any personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide. We will use this information to try to fulfill your request and may use it provide you with additional information at a later time. We will not disclose such information to third parties, except as specified in this privacy policy.
  • If you request information, services, or assistance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties that (in our judgment) are appropriate in order to fulfill your request. If, when you provide us with such information, you specify that you do not want us to disclose the information to third parties, we will honor your request. Note, however, that if you do not provide such information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to or fulfill your request.
  • If your communication relates to a law enforcement matter, we may disclose the information to law enforcement agencies that we deem appropriate.

Newsletter Subscriptions

As HikingTShirtStore.com email list subscriber, you will get email messages sent by MailChimp. You can change your personal data on the subscribers list by clicking the “update subscription preferences” link in any message we have sent you using MailChimp. You can also unsubscribe from any list by clicking the “unsubscribe from this list” link at the bottom of any message.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

We also use Google Optimize to record a person’s involvement in a website experiment e.g. an A/B test where half of our website users see one webpage, and the other half see an alternative version. We use this to create a better experience for you.

HotJar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

What Do We Do With the Information We Gather?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Fulfilling your order.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided when opting-into the newsletter.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Do we disclose any information to third parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as those parties are obliged to keep this information confidential (such as payment processing or accounting services). You will find the list of those companies along with the details of what data they process, and for what purposes, in a previous section.

We may also release your information when we believe the release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property, or safety, as well as in the event of breaking the Terms of Service (such as sending spam and prohibited content).

However, non-personal visitor information (such as: the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before or after you came to our website, information you search for on our website, and interactions with the Service) may be used by us for marketing, advertising, statistic purposes and to track the general progress of efficiency of our Service.

What rights you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site you can request to 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.

Cookies

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing information that can be remembered by your web browser that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page. Cookies are used to help you navigate the website to customise information shown to you based on your browsing preferences. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. The cookies we use don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. We use cookies to

  • collect analytics data about the performance of our websites and to improve the user experience for the visitor.
  • personalise web pages during your visit to our websites. For example when we display the products that you have previously clicked on during your visit or the items you have added to your cart.
  • improve the relevancy of ads on Google, Facebook and other websites; this is called remarketing and can be opted out of through Google’s Ad Settings.

Opting Out of Cookies

There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you may not be able to use all our features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.

If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences.

You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Please refer to your browser documentation to learn how to manage cookies on your browser.

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.

Limits of our policy

This privacy policy only covers HikingTShirtStore.com’s collecting and handling of data. We only work with partners, affiliates and third-party providers whose privacy policies align with ours, however we cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

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. 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.