PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.forest-and-found.com (the “Site”).

In this privacy policy, the words ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to Forest-&-Found (also known as ‘Forest + Found’) unless otherwise stated. References to ‘our website’ or ‘the website’ are to www.forest-and-found.com.


What information do we collect and why?

Emails:

If you have subscribed to our mailing list, you will have been prompted to give your permission for us to send you occasional emails about exhibitions and events, including invites to shows and other updates/news related to our work and website. Your information is stored and processed by the third-party Mailchimp, whose Privacy Policy you can read here.

If you contact us direct or fill in the form submission on our Contact page, your email will be directed and processed through Google Mail. You can read Google's Privacy Policy here.

Order & Payment Information:

When you purchase something from our website, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, shipping and billing address, email address and phone number through Squarespace's secure checkout. This information is securely stored and used only for the purposes of fulfilling and shipping your order.

If you buy something through our Site, your payment will be processed securely through either Stripe or Paypal, depending on which method you opt for at checkout. All of Squarespace’s built-in e-commerce tools are compliant with PCI-DSS, which means your credit card data is encrypted at all times and never handled or stored by Squarespace or us directly.

You can read the Privacy Policy statements for Squarespace, Stripe and Paypal to find out more.

Activity Logs:

When you visit our Site, it automatically collects certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and geographical location. Additionally, as you browse the Site, it collects 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. This information allows us to understand how you use our website and how we can make it better.

Our website is hosted on Squarespace. They provide us with the online gallery/e-commerce platform that allows us to advertise and sell our artworks and services to you. Your data as described above is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. You can read Squarespace's Privacy Policy here.

Cookies:

Like many sites, we store cookies on your computer when you visit the website in order to improve your experience of using it. These cookies do not include any information personally identifiable to you, but they can be used to help us personalise your experience of the site.

Some cookies may contain information placed by third-party companies eg.Mailchimp/Vimeo/Social Media sites, which allow them to function through our website.

By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies as described above. Should you not wish to have cookies stored on your computer, you can find out how to delete them and prevent it happening here.
 

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 joining our mailing list, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent and provide you with an opportunity to say no or unsubscribe at any time. 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 contact@forest-and-found.com or mailing us at: Forest + Found, 26 Stainforth Road, London, E17 9RD, United Kingdom

When you visit our site, you will be notified via a banner of our use of cookies and will be directed by a hyperlink to this privacy policy.


Third Party Services
This privacy policy refers only to the Forest-&-Found website. Any other sites that we link to are subject to their own privacy policy.

There are links to other sites not owned or operated by Forest-&-Found (aka ‘third party websites’) throughout this website. Third-party websites might set cookies on your system and/or collect your data and personal information. Forest-&-Found takes no responsibility for the content or activity of any third-party website linked to/from the Forest-&-Found site, nor should the existence of a third-party link be interpreted as any sort of endorsement, recommendation or promise about that site. If you’d like information on how any third-party website uses cookies and what you can do to control them, check its privacy policy.


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.
Additionally any information collected is solely for the use of Forest-&-Found and is not shared by us at any time. All third-parties who collect your information including, Squarespace, Stripe, Paypal and Mailchimp, do so only to perform the services described above and are subject to their own Privacy Policies.

 

Disclosure
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

 

Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


Changes to this 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.
If Forest-&-Found is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell artworks and/or services to you.


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 our Privacy Compliance Officer at contact@forest-and-found.com or by mail at Forest + Found, [Re: Privacy Compliance Officer], 26 Stainforth Road, London, E17 9RD, United Kingdom