Who we are
We are The Book Nook & Other Treasures, a bookstore and gift shop in Perth, Ontario. Our website address is: https://thebooknookperth.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you get in touch via our contact form, your name, email address, and comment will be sent to our staff. This information may be stored on our website as well. We will keep your contact information for as long as is required to answer your request.
If you leave a comment on our 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 visit our login page, 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.
While browsing our online shop, cookies will be used to record items you are adding to your cart, and to manage your payment process. These cookies may also be used to recommend products to you based on past interest.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this 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.
This site does not gather any third party analytics, such as Google Analytics.
While browsing our online shop, our website will track products you have visited to aid in building your cart and walking you through the checkout process.
If you place an order on our website, whether through an account or with a guest checkout, we will gather personal information in order to complete your order. We will record your name, address, and the items you have ordered. This information will be stored in our website as well as in our personal records.
If you create a customer account for recurring purchases, we will store your name, username, and password in our system. Your profile will also store any fields that can be auto-filled by your profile, such as your address.
If you opt in for our mailing list, we will send you direct notifications from time to time about our products and services. You will never be added to our mailing list without your express consent, and you may opt out at any time. We will never share or sell our mailing list information to third parties.
Please note that this website and its online store is intended for clients aged 18 or older. Should we determine that personal information of a minor has been collected in error, it will be immediately deleted.
Who we share your data with
When you make an online purchase, your personal data (name, address, email address) will be shared with Moneris, our payment gateway, to facilitate payment. Basic information about your order (i.e. total amount and taxes) will be send to Moneris and they will keep a record of this transaction.
Our website does not store any payment details or credit card information.
Personal information entered as part of an online order, through our contact form, or left as a comment on our site will never be shared with anyone except the direct employees of The Book Nook & Other Treasures.
We may also share your personal information when required to by law, or when matters of public health and safety are at stake. For example, we may share your information when:
- protecting the health and safety of our customers or employees
- addressing crimes committed on our property;
- identifying fraud;
- responding to a search warrant or other official inquiry;
- responding to an official organization in response to a breach of law.
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 our 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). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Information about online orders and transactions will be kept for at least seven years as per Canadian tax law.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Information collected during an online purchase – including your name, address, and the amount of the order – will be shared with our payment gateway, Moneris. Please see the Moneris website for more information on their privacy policies.
Your payment information, such as credit card numbers, are not collected by this website or stored by The Book Nook & Other Treasures.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
Data on this website is protected with firewall software, regular backups, and regular security scans.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Should your data be breached, you will be notified within 48 hours.
Updates to this policy
We may make changes to this policy, and apply any changes to information previously collected, as permitted by law. When we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting the updated policy on our website, and updating the effective date at the end of this policy.
Policy first draft added April 7, 2020.