Privacy Policy

First and foremost, we do not rent, sell or trade any of your personal information (like name, address, phone, credit card info, etc.) to any third party without your permission. A detailed explanation of how we store and use your personal information is provided in this Privacy Policy below. Please read the following thoroughly to understand our practices and measures to safeguard your personal data.

1. Who we are

Our website address is https://chinesetealeaves.com (“the site” or “the website”).

2. What data we collect

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to the site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Form data

Data that you provide by filling out forms on the website, like purchase or registration will be collected. We may keep a record of the information given by you, when you contact us.

Details of transactions

Details of transactions you carry out through the website will be collected.

Details of visits

Details of your visits to the website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

3. 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 the 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). The website administrators can also see and edit that information.

4. What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on the site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

5. How we protect your data

The collected data is stored on our secured servers and protected against illegal access by various security measures. All payment information is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology and stored in our database. You are responsible for keeping any password belonging to you, that enables your access to the website confidential. We request you not to share password with anyone including the site’s personnels. We do our best to protect your personal data but we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data transmitted to our website via Internet; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

7. How your data we use

We may use your personal data in the following ways to:

  • Ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Provide you with information about our products or services, which we feel may be of interest to you or that you have requested from us.
  • Fulfill our commitment arising from any contracts that we may have entered into with you.
  • Notify you about changes to our website, products and services.

We do not reveal any identifiable information about you to our advertisers, although we may share aggregate statistical visitor information with our advertisers and partners.

We do not store any customer credit card details. This includes all information that may be collected from customers by phone.

If you wish to unsubscribe from our updates, please e-mail us at shop@chinesetealeaves.com.

If you follow a link to any of our advertisers’ websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies. We do not accept any liability for these policies, as they are beyond our control. Please read the policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. Changes to this privacy policy

Any updates or changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page. You are encouraged to visit this page to know about our latest policies and procedures for safeguarding your personal information.

This privacy policy was last modified on Jan 17, 2016.