Hey there! Thanks for visiting us here at Paper Society Stationery.  Your privacy and the security of your information is extremely important to us.  The Privacy Policy outlined below describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from papersociety.com.au (the “Site”). 

  1. What personal information do we collect?

Device Information

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.

Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. 

We collect Device Information using the following technologies: 

- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. 

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. 

- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. 

Order Information

When you register on the site, make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. Additionally, when you subscribe to our newsletter we collect your email address, and with your permission, we may send you marketing emails from time to time. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. 

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. 

  1. How do we use your personal information? 

We do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

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. 

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.

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

Order Information

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: 

- Communicate with you; 

- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and 

- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services. 

Device Information

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). 

  1. Shopify

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. Shopify Inc. provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products 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, Shopify stores your credit card data. This data 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. Once your purchase 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 information, please check out Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or; 
Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

  1. Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. 
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. 

  1. Australia Post eParcel tracking emails

By shopping with Paper Society Stationery, you agree to receive emails from Australia Post eParcel system. You will receive a series of emails from Australia Post which provides updates on the progress of your order delivery. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time via the link in the email or through managing your MyPost account. For more information about Australia Post's Privacy Policy, please see the Australia Post website here.

  1. Behavioural advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. 

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: 

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads 

- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous 

- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads 

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/. 

  1. Disclosure

We may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. 

  1. Consent

How do you get my 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.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at hello@papersociety.com.au.

  1. Do not track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. 

  1. Your rights

You have the right to access 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. 

  1. Data retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. 

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example (but not limited to), changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. 

Changes will take effect immediately upon the time that updates are posted to the Site.

We recommend that you visit this page regularly to stay updated with any changes to this the Site’s Privacy Policy,.

  1. Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Site, your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is implied.

  1. Contacting us

If you have questions in regards to our Privacy Policy, or if you would like to access, amend or delete any personal information we hold about you, or if you would like to make a complaint in regards to the handling of your personal information, please contact us by e‑mail at hello@papersociety.com.au.