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Embedded content from other websites
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We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.
What WooCommerce collects and stores
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- 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
likeestimating 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!
To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:
The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and
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
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
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. For example, we will store order information for 5 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or
Who on our team has access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
- Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
- Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.
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.
We also accept payments through Discover Card. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Discover, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
We also accept payments through Visa. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Visa, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
We also accept payments through American Express. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to American Express, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Advertisers, Sponsors, and Affiliates
We work with different advertisers, sponsors, and affiliates to bring you quality content. We cannot be held liable for the actions of any of these vendors. If you buy a product or service through any links on this site, we may earn a commission, but we cannot service any issues or claims related to those products. You will need to contact that company directly to resolve any disputes. We will not be able to assist.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
For Users with accounts located in European Data Region, all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Health Media Academy’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.
Letters to the Editor
Communications and content sent to the editor may be shared with our staff. Responses to specific questions on social media or via email may be combined and shared publicly in blogs, books, social media shares, or other formats. Please see our contact page to get in touch with us.