Pins and Swaddles Media (Pty) Ltd (“us”, “we”, or “our”,) operates https://www.pinsandswaddles.com (“website”).

This website is governed by the following privacy policy. We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy.

This privacy policy describes how personal information is collected on the website and how it may be used.

This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and Pins And Swaddles Media (Pty) Ltd (“we”, “us” or “our”). By accessing and using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this policy’s terms. This policy only applies to this Website.

What Personal Information We Collect 

Personal Information you submit voluntarily on the website

While accessing this website,  you may be asked to provide certain personal information that could identify you. This information may include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Usage data

Information we collect from others

We may also collect Personal Information about you from other sources such as third-party databases and marketing partners. 

Log Data

Usage data is collected automatically when using the website. Usage data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. 

When You access pinsandswaddles.com by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our site or when You access the site by or through a mobile device.

We may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze this data.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to help personalize your user experience. Cookies are text files that are stored on your hard drive. These files are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

We use cookies to collect, store and track information that is necessary to operate this website. 

Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our website.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close your web browser.

Do not track signals

Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information in connection with a website. For these purposes, tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time. The Website and Services do not track its visitors over time and across third-party websites. However, some third-party sites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.

Anonymous Information

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Use Of Your Personal Data

Pins and Swaddles may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To send you promotional emails such as our newsletter
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To provide and maintain our service, including monitoring it or the usage of our website
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • interact with external social networks and platforms (e.g. social media widgets and share bars)
  • To manage user database 
  • Track and display advertising
  • To provide You with news, special offers, and general information about other goods, services, and events that we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • display content from external platforms
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance, and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items, or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the website.
  • To manage Your registration as a user of the Website. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

Processing of Personal Information

Processing your Personal Information depends on how you interact with the Website and Services, where you are located in the world, and if one of the following applies: 

(i) you have given your consent for one or more specific purposes; this, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Information is subject to California Consumer Privacy Act or European data protection law; 

(ii) provision of information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof; 

(iii) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which you are subject; 

(iv) processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us; 

(v) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.

Note that under some legislations we may be allowed to process information until you object to such processing (by opting out), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases below. 

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties

We may share your information, with your consent, with trusted third parties that work with us, or any other affiliates we rely upon to assist in the operation of this Website. E.g. host 

These parties are not authorized to use or disclose your information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. We may share your Personal Information for these purposes only with third parties whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to Personal Information. 

These third parties are given Personal Information they need only in order to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose Personal Information for their own marketing or other purposes.

We will disclose any Personal Information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with the law, to protect our rights or those of others, protect your safety or the safety of others, or respond to a government request.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Data Retention

We will retain and use your personal data for as long as required as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Pins and Swaddles will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or unless we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification, and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.

Transfer Of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed by Pins and Swaddles and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer. Pins and Swaddles will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your 

Personal Data will take place in an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

You are entitled to learn about the legal basis of information transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by us to safeguard your information. If any such transfer takes place, you can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this Policy or inquire with us using the information provided in the contact section.

Your Rights

You have the following rights:

  • you have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the processing of your personal information;
  • you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent;
  • you have the right to learn if the information is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the information undergoing processing; 
  • you have the right to verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected; 
  • you have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your information, in which case, we will not process your information for any purpose other than storing it; 
  • you have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information from us; 
  • you have the right to receive your information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. 

This provision is applicable provided that your information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent.

Rights of European Residents

If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you ), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.  Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • You have the right to request access to your Personal Information that we store and have the ability to access your Personal Information.
  • You have the right to request that we correct any Personal Information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the Personal Information you believe is incomplete.
  • You have the right to request the erase your Personal Information under certain conditions of this Policy.
  • You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information.
  • You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your Personal Information. When you restrict the processing of your Personal Information, we may store it but will not process it further.
  • You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
  • You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Pins And Swaddles Media (Pty) Ltd relied on your consent to process your Personal Information.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Rights of California Residents

In addition to the rights as explained in this Policy, California residents who provide Personal Information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the Personal Information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. To obtain this information please contact us.

How To Exercise Your Rights

Any requests to exercise your rights can be directed to us through the contact details provided in this document. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information unless we first verify your identity or authority to make such a request and confirm that the Personal Information relates to you.

Children’s Information

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us through the Website and Services, please contact us. 

If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

You must also be at least 16 years of age to consent to the processing of your Personal Information in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

Security Of Your Personal Data

We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. 

We maintain reasonable safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody.

However, no method of transmission over the internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control and that the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and the Website cannot be guaranteed. You also acknowledge that any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite our best efforts.

Data Breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the Website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. 

In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will post a notice on the Website..

Advertising

We may display online advertisements and we may share aggregated and non-identifying information about our customers that we or our advertisers collect through your use of the Website.

We do not share personally identifiable information about individual customers with advertisers. In some instances, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements to the intended audience.

We may also permit certain third-party companies to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to users and to collect and use other data about user activities on the Website. These companies may deliver ads that might place cookies and otherwise track user behavior.

Affiliate Marketing 

We may engage in affiliate marketing and have affiliate links present on this Website. If you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

pinsandswaddles.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Links To Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third-party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the Website and Services from time to time in our discretion and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat Personal Information. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.

 All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes

Consent

By using our Website, you hereby consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms of service. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us by visiting this page on our website

This document was last updated on July 10, 2021