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 [[etsy-shop-name]] Privacy Policy

Last updated [[policy-date]].

This Privacy Policy describes how and when [[etsy-shop-name]] (“I”, “me”, “my”) collects, uses, and shares information when you purchase an item from [[etsy-shop-name]] ([[etsy-shop-url]]), contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

You agree that by purchasing an item from [[etsy-shop-name]] or otherwise interacting with [[etsy-shop-name]], you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of the terms of  this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you must leave [[etsy-shop-name]] immediately. 
I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If I make changes, I will notify you by revising the date at the top of the page. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy or through [[etsy-shop-name]]. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about Etsy’s privacy practices. 
Additionally, I will make every reasonable effort to inform you when I interact with third parties with your information; however, you are solely responsible for reviewing, understanding, and agreeing to or not agreeing to any third-party privacy policies. 

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information from time to time if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I collect, use and share your information in several legally-permissible ways, including:
As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide you with customer support;When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list or to receive notifications from me;If necessary to comply with a court order or legal obligation, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; andAs necessary for my own legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as (a) providing and enhancing my services; (b) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use; [[remarketing]]= YES((and (c) use of your e-mail address for remarketing on Facebook, Google or similar. ))

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Protecting my customers’ personal information is crucially important to my business and something I take very seriously. For these reasons, I share your personal information only for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

With Etsy. I share your information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use;

With Third-Party Service Providers. I engage the following trusted third parties to perform functions and provider services to my shop:
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Etsy Privacy Policy Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Etsy shop privacy policy?

An Etsy privacy policy is a statement or legal document that discloses the ways your shop gathers, uses, discloses, and manages your customers' personal data. Personal data can be anything that can be used to identify an individual, for example, their name, address, contact information, or credit card information. As an Etsy shop, you collect and store personal data for fulfilling orders, legal obligations, analytics, and more. This needs to be disclosed in your privacy policy.

How long does it take to generate my Etsy privacy policy?

With our simple and effective online generator, you can create a privacy policy customized to your Etsy shop in under a minute. This is hopefully a huge time saver for you and for any shop owner that doesn't have the resources to write an entire policy from scratch. Our high-quality policy was written and approved by a US lawyer.

Why do I need a privacy policy for my Etsy store?

When running an Etsy store it's important to respect customer's privacy rights and follow data protection laws. Having a privacy policy may be required by law, depending on where you are located. It's important to let your customers know how their data is stored and what you plan to use it for. If you sell to customers in the European Union, you are required by the GPDR to have a privacy policy for your shop. Etsy recommends that all sellers create a privacy policy.

How much does it cost?

Our Etsy privacy policy template generator is completely free. We don't even require an account. Just fill out the form above with your shop details and policy disclosure preferences, then click the generate button to receive your customized privacy policy.

How to write a privacy policy for your Etsy store

Creating a privacy policy is all about telling customers how and why you're going to use their personal information.

Because your privacy policy is a legal document. It's important to seek professional legal advice to ensure your policy is as accurate and transparent as possible.

Not every Etsy show works the same way, and you'll need to check which privacy laws apply to you based on your shop and depending on where you operate. With that said, a standard Etsy privacy policy should disclose the following information:
1. The types of personal data you collect from customers and visitors to your store
“Personal data” can include information such as names, email addresses, billing information, and purchase history. You should also explain why your business must collect each category of data listed in your Etsy privacy policy.
2. How you collect Etsy customer data
As a store owner, you primarily collect customer data when a buyer makes a purchase. Cookies are another common data collection tool used on websites and via third-party platforms like Google Analytics. If you have Google Analytics installed on your Etsy store, this should be disclosed in your privacy policy.
3. How you use any personal data collected by your business.
From fulfilling orders to communicating with buyers, you must clearly explain to customers how their data is being used or shared by your shop.

If you allow third-party services such as Erank, Marmalead, Mailchimp, or Mailfold to collect information about your customers, you must disclose how they use this data and ensure they can provide the same level of data protection as promised in your own privacy policy.
4. How customers can manage data collected about them.
Your policy should explain to users their rights around their personal data.

If a customer contacts you to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, you may contact Etsy at Etsy.com/help for assistance, or request that the customer send a request directly to Etsy.

Major privacy laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) each contain a list of rights that citizens based in the EU and California are entitled to.
5. Business Transfers
If your business is bought by or merged with another company, you should explain how existing customers’ information will be handled and who will have ownership of the data.
6. Contact Details
Include your contact details so that customers can get in touch with you about any queries they may have about their data or privacy.
7. The effective date of your policy
Whenever your policy is updated, be sure to update the date your amended policy takes effect.
Building an Etsy privacy policy isn’t easy, but nailing your privacy and legal obligations early will help to reassure your customers and allow you to stay focussed on growing your business without worry.

Besides your responsibility to the law, maintaining the privacy and security of your customers' information is just good business.
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