This is the online store for artist Maria Photinakis (me, the person writing this). I am not a big business or part of any kind of organization. I’m a one-person shop, running my website and web store entirely on my own.
I don’t require or even have the ability for you to create any kind of account because I am not interested in retaining your data in any form. When you place an order with me, I get your order details such as: what you ordered, if the payment went through, and where to send the order and with what kind of shipping speed. More details on this below.
I don’t sell your information to anyone.
If you have any concerns at all about any data that may have been in transit during a transaction on my website, please don’t hesitate to contact me (maria at photinakis dot com).
Data collected during the shopping/ordering process
My web store runs on WooCommerce, a plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce collects the information you submit about you during the checkout process on our store so I can fulfill your order.
While you visit my store, WooCommerce tracks:
- Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
- Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
- Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
WooCommerce Shipping & Tax
Data Used: For payments with PayPal or Stripe: purchase total, currency, billing information. For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address. For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product IDs, dimensions, weight, and quantities. For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products.
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Embedded content from other websites
Pages 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.
I don’t have access to this data, it belongs to the websites of the embedded content that you might be logged in to. (E.g. an embedded Instagram photo – if you’re logged in to your own Instagram account, Facebook likely sees that and all that data collected is in Facebook’s hands, not mine.)