Privacy Policy

Modern Samurai, modernsamurai.info (hereafter called the “Website”), its members, managers, officers, directors, employees, agents, instructors, and contractors (together, “Modern Samurai”) respect the privacy of every individual and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) provides information on how your personal information, obtained through your use of the Website, is processed and used on this Website. Modern Samurai uses your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, please read our Terms and Conditions of Use. When referring to the “Website” in this Privacy Policy, such reference includes information provided on the Website and information provided through any mobile device, DVD, videotape or other similar medium accessed or downloaded via the Website. Your use of the Website constitutes agreement to its Terms and Conditions of Use and this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, do not use the Website. This Privacy Policy does not cover information collected on sites linked to or from the Website.

Who We Are

Website address: https://www.modernsamurai.info
Company name: Modern Samurai

Information Collected

Modern Samurai collects personal information from you (for example: your name, postal address, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; technical data, such as cookies; and other data) when you provide personal data through our Website. Modern Samurai generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, Modern Samurai collects information as follows: (1) pages or pop-ups where you enter information (e.g. comments, contact forms etc.), (2) orders for products or services, (3) email inquiries, (4) telephone, mail or other communication with the Website, (5) interaction with third party embeds, banners, pop-ups or advertisers, (6) surveys, (7) registrations, (8) analytics and/or recognition of the IP address of the device, such as your computer, which is connected to the Website, and (9) cookies, which are discussed further below.

In addition, we automatically receive and collect certain types of information whenever you visit our Website. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies” and web beacons to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our Website. We use this information to monitor the usage and performance of our Website, to enhance our customers’ search and shopping experiences and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website, and to communicate with you after you have sent us emails. If you send us emails, from time to time we may use information about your preferences and interests to send updates to you about Modern Samurai, its services, listing, special offers, or information that may be of interest to you. Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. If you do not want any cookies, your web browser likely includes an option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your browser to refuse cookies, some portions of the Website may not function properly.

Comments

Data collected via WordPress by default:

When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and 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 Website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form on the Website, the contact form will show the information it collects, and only that information, except for information that is necessary for the proper functioning of the Website, e.g. cookies, as noted above. It will note how long we intend to keep this information. In general, information is kept for as long as is needed for the Website to function properly and provide its services.

Cookies

Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website.

Data collected via WordPress by default:

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 have an account and you log in to this 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 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.

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

Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. The Google service privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. The Google Analytics Terms of Service is available here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

IP address

Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Website.

Use of Information

Modern Samurai reserves the right to use (personal) information gathered by it for the proper functioning of the Website and its services. Modern Samurai may share information with our affiliates and with companies that are connected to the proper functioning of the Website and its services. Please go to the section “Who We Share Your Data With” to see a list of services and companies that could receive your information. We have done our best to make this list exhaustive but recognize that unintentional omissions can occur. Please contact us at the address below to alert us to any corrections.

Your information is stored in a secured database and is used for purposes of providing you with information requested by you, providing for a follow up with you in connection with materials you request and as a part of our mailings and solicitations to prospective customers. The information you provide also may be utilized for market research purposes, for project planning or for development of prospect lists for marketing. Please note that all email that originates from us will either display the modernsamurai.info domain name or an affiliated domain name. If you receive an unsolicited email that you believe relates to us in any way, please contact us via the Contact page: https://www.modernsamurai.info/contact.

Who We Share Your Data With

We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or forums and search software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services.

If you choose to purchase items through features on our Website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment. Credit card numbers, CVS (back of the card) numbers and expiration dates provided by you are never revealed by the Website to anyone except to processing agencies and/or law enforcement authorities and/or in connection with fraud investigations and litigation.

There also are times when you provide information about yourself to us in areas of the Website that are managed or participated in by third parties, such as our shopping areas. In such cases, the information may be used by us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies.

We also may provide your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests.

While Modern Samurai will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, Modern Samurai does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. There also may be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.

While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.

WordPress

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

Akismet

We use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

WooCommmerce

Please go to the “WooCommerce” section below for a detailed description.

Unsolicited Email (SPAM)

You should be aware, however, that unscrupulous marketers can sometimes “harvest” your email address directly from your computer or another person’s address book or even obtain your email address through programs that automatically search web pages and email traffic for email addresses. Modern Samurai also may disclose or exchange with others information you have provided to us if we believe that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect the rights or property of Modern Samurai, our affiliate companies, our staff, or our users.

Do Not Track

Modern Samurai does not track its Website users over time and across third party websites in order to provide targeted advertising. Modern Samurai therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor information that is presented to you. If you are visiting third party sites, you should become familiar with the sites tracking policies. Modern Samurai makes no representations and accepts no responsibility for the tracking activities of any third party.

Security

Modern Samurai will use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure and not to disclose such information to any third parties. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that may receive the information. Access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job. For example, if we need to mail something to you, we must share your name and address with a direct mail company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal information. Modern Samurai reserves the right to transfer all its information in connection with the sale of all or part of its business, capital stock or assets.

Linked Web Sites

Our Website includes links to other websites operated and maintained by separate companies. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. Those websites may have different privacy policies. If you click through to another website, you should check the privacy policy of that website, which will usually (but not always) be posted on the website. Modern Samurai is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites.

Children

This Website is directed to adults and is not directed to children under the age of 18. Modern Samurai complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on this Website. If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the Website, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. This Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Modern Samurai keeps (personal) information for as long as it is necessary to provide its services or to properly run the Website, or until a request for deletion is received. A deletion request can be sent to the address below or can be sent from the user profile by using the “Delete Me” function, in which case the deletion should occur immediately. The “Delete Me” function is set up to also delete all the comments associated with the user profile.

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.

We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number or email address. You may correct your personal information or select the option not to receive future Modern Samurai contacts (for example, mailings or calls) by emailing us at the address below. In the event you elect not to receive any future contacts, we will endeavor to remove your name from all our contact lists; however, we can only promise to endeavor to remove you from any lists we control. We shall have no liability under this Privacy Policy for our failure to accomplish this objective.

A deletion request can be sent to the address below or can be sent from the user profile by using the “Delete Me” function, in which case the deletion should occur immediately. The “Delete Me” function is set up to also delete all the comments associated with the user profile.

If you do not wish to receive future commercial communications from us by email, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.

Where We Send Your Data

Akismet

Visitor comments are checked automatically through a spam detection service. We use the Akismet anti-spam service. The Akismet service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

WooCommerce

Please go to the “WooCommerce” section below for a detailed description. The WooCommerce service privacy policy is available here: https://woocommerce.com/privacy-policy/.

Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. The Google service privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. The Google Analytics Terms of Service is available here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

Gravatar

When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and 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/.

PayPal

We use PayPal as a payment gateway. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. This includes: name, email, address, phone, city/state/zip, unique payment identifier, payment provider identifier. The PayPal service privacy policy is available here: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

WooCommerce

We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
  • We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We use PayPal as a payment gateway.

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example:

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. This includes: name, email, address, phone, city/state/zip, unique payment identifier, payment provider identifier.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post any changes on this page.

Contacting Us

Please use the Contact page at: https://www.modernsamurai.info/contact

Last update: 28 March 2020