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Section 1 - What Do We Do with Your Information?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out any online forms.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalise your experience;
  • To improve our website;
  • To process transactions;
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature;
  • To send periodic emails.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future newsletters, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each one.

Section 2 - Consent

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, we imply that 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.

You can review and change your personal details, unsubscribe from our promotional offers and/or cancel your registration to our online site at anytime - simply click here to log on and go to the subscriptions section of your account page.

Section 3 - Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. Outside of this, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 

Section 4 - Shopify

Our store 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.

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.

Payment:
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.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

Section 5 - Third-party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release 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. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Our store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.

Section 6 - Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Section 7 - Cookies

We use cookies on our site. Our web servers send cookies to your browser so we can keep track of your browsing session with your login status and shopping cart. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifiable information. We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

A user can set their browser to reject cookies and still browse our web site, however, the full functionality of the site, including logging in and online shopping, will not be available. Additionally, users can maintain their logged in status across discontinuous browsing sessions with the same browser via a cookie, however, that is purely a convenience offered to users that can be selected as an option when logging in.

Section 8 - Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age. We have multiple checks in place to receive your acknowledgment of this requirement.

Section 9 - 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.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact us at websales@garageproject.co.nz or by mail at
Garage Project
PO BOX 27162, Marion Square, Wellington, NZ, 6141.