Who we are
HatStoreMart.com is owned and operated by Shopflex, a UK based e-commerce Company that strives to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable. Shopflex runs a number of niche e-commerce stores, of which HatStoreMart.com is one of them.
HatStoreMart.com is compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. It means that we are open about our methods of tracking and use of the visitors’ personal data, and you can freely check what exactly we’re doing to it.
Section 1 – How we collect and use your information
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. This information also helps us fight spam. With your permission, we may also send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.
We may also collect your name or email via our live chat platform or when you email us via our Contact Us page. When you contact us via our live chat, the chat may also contain certain information you provide us. Every information we collect, before, during or after a live chat is used solely to ensure we can manage our communication with you and provide you with a better service.
Section 2 – Consent
How we get your consent
When you provide us with personally identifiable information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, surveys etc., we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How you can withdraw your consent
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at Contact Us or mailing us at:
300 Lenora Street #610
Seattle, WA 98121.
Section 3 – Disclosure
We may disclose your personal information if:
- you instruct us to do so
- we are required by law to do so
- you have consented to this, which you can revoke whenever you so wish
- you do so by yourself
- it is necessary to do so for the sake of public interest
Section 4 – Web Hosting & CDN
Our website is hosted by 20i.com. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through host data storage, databases and their general application. Your data is stored on a secure server behind a firewall.
To make our website faster, we also use a service called Content Delivery Network (CDN). The CDN Provider caches some of our website data in locations around the globe. This allows our web page to be delivered to you using the server closest to you, making it faster for you to load and use our website. Our CDN service is provided by CloudFlare. To see current locations CloudFlare could store our site data, see CloudFlare Network.
Section 5 – Payment
We use Stripe to process your credit and debit card payment. We also use PayPal for payment processing. All payments are encrypted using the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
Section 6 – Third-party services
In general, the third-party providers used we use will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
Remember that certain providers may be in or have facilities that are in a different jurisdiction from yours or HatStoreMart.com ’s. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Section 7 – Security
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and/or your computer. Always sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
Section 8 – Transfer of Personal Information to Countries outside the EU/EEA
- Shopflex Limited is incorporated and based in the United Kingdom. HatStoreMart.com , is a niche store managed by Shopflex Limited and hosted in the United States and its data stored in the United States. Due to our use of use of a CDN provider (see Section 4 above) your data may be transferred outside the European Union (“EU”) and European Economic Area (“EEA”). Such transfer is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and Shopflex and by extension HatStoreMart.com (article 49.1 (b) of the GDPR).
- The staff and company (Shopflex Limited, UK and HatStoreMart.com ) may also be established in countries outside the EU/EEA because of our global reach. Your data may, therefore, be transferred outside the European Union (“EU”) and European Economic Area (“EEA”) at some point to enable us to provide you with services to ensure that you have a good experience on our platform. Such transfers are necessary for the performance of the contract between you and the staff and Shopflex (HatStoreMart.com ) (article 49.1 (b) of the GDPR).
- Your personal information is also transferred to and processed by third party payment providers and your bank. Such transfers are necessary for the performance of the contract between you and HatStoreMart.com (article 49.1 (b) of the GDPR).
Section 9 – Cookies
We may contract third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business and also provide you better service.
Section 10 – Google Analytics
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You may opt out of Google Analytics if you so desire. To learn more about how to opt out, please click here
Section 11 – Facebook Pixel
We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc. on our website. Facebook incorporated is located at the following addresses:
Facebook Headquarter, 1, Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4, Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With this visitor action pixels, we track user behavior after they have clicked on our Facebook ads. This helps us measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for research purposes. We do not see the personal data of individual users collected through this medium. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we deem it fit to let you know. This information may be linked to your Facebook account by Facebook and they may also use it for their own promotional purposes, in line with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
The use of this service is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter of the GDPR. You may decide to opt out of the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for displaying Facebook ads by contacting Facebook here
Section 12 – Age of Consent
Our website is offered and available to you only if you are 18 years or older, or if you are between 13 and 18 years old and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian prior to accessing the website, registering an account, or using the Services. If you do not meet this eligibility requirement, you may not use our website or Services.
HatStoreMart.com does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from or about children under the age of 13. We will delete such information if we become aware that it has been submitted through our website. Parents or legal guardians who believe that HatStoreMart.com might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13 may submit a request to [email protected]HatStoreMart.com and request that such information be removed. We will also ensure such information is blacklisted and not allowed on our website until the child is more than the age of a minor.
If our website is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
Questions and Contact Information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer by sending a mail to:
[email protected] or by mail to:
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer] Shopflex Limited
300 Lenora Street #610
Seattle, WA 98121