Privacy policy

In the following, "we", "the site", and "plainlight." refer to the online content and services provided by plainlight.com website.

About this page

At plainlight. we care about your data and privacy.

We recognise that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of information we receive and collect when you use the site, as well as the steps we take to safeguard this information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

plainlight. strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

Our use of cookies

A cookie is a string of information that websites you visit store on your computer. Every time you return to a website visited in the past, your browser sends this information back to its server.

plainlight. employs cookies to help us understand our visitors' use of the website, and their website access preferences.

Affiliate products

Some pages on our website may advertise related products offered by Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon.ca, and Amazon Europe. We receive an affiliate commission for Amazon Europe products sold through the website.

By clicking on a product link in these advertising sections, you consent to the respective platform's use of cookies and its Privacy Policy as outlined in the links below:

Social media services

Sharing the website content on social media channels, or using the provided commenting function on its pages will usually result in third-party cookies being set in your browser by the respective service.

The links below explain the terms which apply when using these functions:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Xing (in German, since only the German print order page is affected)
  • YouTube (all video content without exception is streamed from youtube-nocookie.com, so other terms may apply)
  • Disqus (scroll down to the section Information Collection on Partner Sites and Third Party Sites.)

Google Analytics

Third-party services in use on plainlight., e.g., the commenting function and possibly other social media services, may employ Google Analytics. This site itself may resort to using Google Analytics in the future.

Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. This information is shared with, and processed by Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at the aforementioned link.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on.

Refusing cookies

You have the ability to accept or refuse cookies, or to be notified each time a cookie is requested, by modifying settings in your browser. You may also choose to automatically delete cookies upon closing your browser. Taking either of these actions will not cause a problem with the continued use of our site, but may interfere with its interactive features.

Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all or third-party cookies, or to notify you about cookie requests.

Personal information

plainlight. may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To help us respond to your requests and support needs efficiently.
  • To improve our site, its products and services.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

plainlight. may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you purchase a product from us, we will collect your name, email address, and shipping address to fulfil your order.

Your payment information collected by the online payment providers, currently PayPal, Inc. and its regional subsidiaries, is not shared with us; nor is it stored or processed on this website. This information is subject to the terms and regulations in effect for your location. In the European Economic Area, comprising EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, these terms are laid out in the following document: PayPal EEA Privacy Policy.

We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only, and will not sell it or provide it to third parties, with the delivery information for your orders, i.e., your first and last name, and your address, being the only exception from this rule and made available to the print studio and its logistics provider.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

Changes in the collection of personally identifiable information will be communicated by placing a notice on this page.

Non-personal information

We may collect information that is not personally identifiable whenever you interact with our site. This may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other reason.

The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organisations for any purposes whatsoever.

Children's privacy protection

Though not harmful to minors in any way, this website is addressed to adults; it is not directed at children under the age of 16. We operate the site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Outgoing links

plainlight. contains links to other websites which may be of interest to you. These websites are managed by their respective owners. Neither their content nor privacy policy is within our control, nor does this privacy statement apply to them. We cannot, and do not take responsibility for any outcome incurred by your visiting such sites.

Data storage

Both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

If you wish to review your information stored for plainlight. on the SiteSell servers, click on the link.

How you can correct or remove information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records, or would like to update or correct that information, please use our request information change page.

Updates

plainlight. reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy.

We encourage you to periodically review this policy, so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to terms

If you do not agree to plainlight.'s privacy terms as posted here, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: May 24, 2018

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