Last Updated: February 27, 2020

Blue Star Antiques, also known as Blue Star Vintage Home,  currently owns and operates the websites known as www.mybluestarantiques.com.

We are committed to your protecting your privacy and keep your information confidential.

What data Blue Star Antiques collects about you and why it’s collected:

Data collected through communications includes any communication you send to us whether from the website contact form, blog comment, email, text, social media messaging, social media posting, or through any other means.  In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password.  We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

The information collected may include: name and title; contact information including email address; personal information such as postal code, preferences and interests; information relevant to customer offers.

In addition, collected customer data may be used for any purchase of goods or services through our websites.  This may include: Your name, title, billing address, delivery address, email address, phone number, contact details, birth date, purchase details and card details.

How this data is used: to supply the goods or services you have purchased; to keep records of the transactions; to resolve conflicts or disputes; to let you know about similar products that we offer.

Blue Star Antiques collects data regarding your preferences of receiving marketing from us and my third parties. This data is used to contact and offer such things as blog updates, course offerings, promotional materials, and related events (both on the website as well as on social media). The data also helps to ensure our website content is helpful to you.

We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address, and profile picture associated with that account.  Blue Star Antiques utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a blog post, your profile picture will appear.

Technical Data such as IP addresses, your login data, operating system type, details about your browser, referring website, time zones, pages you viewed, and length of visit may also be collected. This is compiled from Google Analytics tracking software. This data is used to improve our website in areas of administration, security, online services.

Data collected helps to tailor our websites to meet your needs and effectively provide you services. This in turn helps us grow an email list through an effective marketing strategy.

We may use the collected information in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for your account
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters.  Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To provide you with user support
  • To track and measure advertising on the website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Blue Star Antiques does not collect any sensitive data about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.

Who else has access to this information:

Blue Star Antiques will only share your personal data with need-to-know administrative employees, IT service providers, professional advisers, such as lawyers and collection agencies.  In addition, Blue Star Antiques may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website.  Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.  Blue Star Antiques currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website.  Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters.  We store your name and email address and sometimes physical address (if you choose to provide it) for purposes of delivering such communication.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Blue Star Antiques will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties without your consent. With your consent we may use your personal information to send you promotional information regarding third parties. We do not intend to transfer your data to other countries.

We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Blue Star Antiques’s asserts and/or business.

Security

Blue Star Antiques is committed to keeping your personal data safe and confidential and have put in safe guards in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure. We will let you know immediately if there is a security breach.

Choice/Opt-Out

You may at any time opt-out by emailing or contacting us at cyndi@mybluestarantiques.com. You also have the right to access your personal data at any time or to have it corrected, erased, restricted, or transferred. You also have the right to complain to the US Federal Trade Commission if you are not happy with how Blue Star Antiques collects or handles your personal data. If we ever send you material by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with a link to unsubscribe and email address by which you may request no further notices.

For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

How and why Cookie data is collected

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Blue Star Antiques.  Cookies gather information to help analyze data about website traffic offering marketing insight. This insight helps improve the website experience. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted.  These cookies are turned off and on within your browser and can be adjusted as you see fit. Turning off cookies may affect the functionality of some areas of our website. Cookies collected by third parties:  Google Analytics and social media pixels

Our websites may contain affiliate links. Please be aware we do not control how they collect personal information. Use caution and read carefully their privacy policies to ensure the safety of your personal information. Some content or applications, including advertisements, on our website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

Blue Star Antiques is a participant in the Amazon Services Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this program, tBlue Star Antiques will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website.  This program uses cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

Blue Star Antiques understands Google along with all other web browsers must adhere to any and all laws, of any and all States with the United States and abroad when anyone under the age of 18 years old is involved. Blue Star Antiques is law compliant. Blue Star Antiques does not hire children to perform any work on this web property or for the company itself. Children are not allowed to peruse, join, read, write or co-join this website.

Children is defined as a person under the age of 18 years age, no matter if they are emancipated or not, or they are the ward of court jurisdictions. Children are not allowed to contract, therefore, may not purchase services and or products from Blue Star Antiques.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information; respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in site notification

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only those individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Rights Reserved by Blue Star Antiques

Comments submitted to this website are the responsibility of the commenter. We reserve the right to remove or edit comments at our discretion. Blue Star Antiques reserves the right to delete any comments that it deems not beneficial to the readership.  This includes but is not limited to comments containing profanity, self-promotion, harassment, threats, or spam of any sort.

Your Legal Rights

Should you have any questions regarding this policy or wish to obtain a copy of your personal information kept on our files please email Blue Star Antiques at cyndi@mybluestarantiques.com

Changes to this privacy policy

Blue Star Antiques has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and Terms of Service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Details

Cyndi Smith, Blue Star Antiques, 4802 S. 14th, Abilene, Texas 79603 . cyndi@mybluestarantiques.com

Effective February 27,2020

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