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Privacy Notice

If you are placing an order, please also review our shipping and returns policy.

Ethos Leather Privacy Policy

Essential information we collect

In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in. We do that in order to:

  • remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each click;
  • monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to providing;
  • let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at each click;
  • remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and
  • control that your data is processed securely.

We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites use. A website places cookies in the web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies (first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while you are navigating.

Order information you expressly provide

If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment.

Accounts

You can sign up for an account if you’d like. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly provide your consent to this privacy policy. You must provide your consent in order to open your account. At any time you can withdraw your consent and delete your account. Just connect with us at the contact details at the bottom of the page or email sales@ethosleather.com

Partial Purchases

If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away.

Reviews

If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. Your reviews help other people choose the best products.

Personalization

We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the “essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies, called a "beacon”. Accepting cookies is required to effectively use this website.

Newsletter

We occasionally (approximately 4 times per year) publish an email newsletter. At any time you may unsubscribe from this newsletter by clicking the link near the bottom of the email.

Other uses of personal data

We use third-party software, including ContactPigeon and Mailchimp, for email and popup marketing. Personal data used may include your email address, IP address, and cookies. We use Google Analytics, which receives data including an anonymized version of your IP address, pages visited, products purchased, and city, state, and country of shipping address. This data helps us track the effectiveness of our advertisements and prevent fraud.

How do we process your information?

We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce. BigCommerce is based in the US and is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the most competitive services. For example:

  • Payment: Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with​ requirements for the security of credit card information), but we want to use accredited companies to process your credit card information. We use PayPal Express and Square, as well as BigCommerce, to process payments.
  • Shipping: We integrate with Ordoro to fulfill your orders. If your order includes any products that are not manufactured by Ethos Leather, your address and product details will be provided to XR LLC for order fulfillment.

Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: designing, making, and selling great products.

How can you control your personal data?

If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us at the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

How long do we keep your data?

We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation and to ensure your contact preferences are remembered. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

Do we have any legal obligations when handling your data?

Many. We might need to share your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations. We keep all order history, with the exception of payment details, for seven years, as required by US tax law.

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?

You can contact our Data Privacy Leader here:​                                                
Travis Hughes
sales@ethosleather.com
207-805-8145

Any updates?

If we update our Privacy Policy to reflect a change or improvement of our services or a new legal obligation, we will publish the new version on our website, and we will make it clear on our home page (ethosleather.com) so it will be visible as you enter our store. ​