Thank you for visiting our site! Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the StellaMarisDesignStudio.com website operated by Stella Maris, LLC (“us,” “we,” or “our” following).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use the site.
By accessing or using this any part of this site you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Stella Maris, LLC does not warrant that the operation or function of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of this website, you must assume full responsibility for any costs associated with the servicing of equipment used in connection with the use of our website. As a visitor to and a user of this website, you, in effect, agree that your access will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal notice and that access is undertaken at your own risk. Stella Maris, LLC shall not be liable for damages of any kind related to your use of or inability to access this website.
LEGAL: This website is expressly owned and operated by Stella Maris, LLC. Unless otherwise noted, all content, designs, artwork, photographs, texts, graphics, and images are owned and copyrights and/or intellectual property protected by Stella Maris, LLC, all right reserved. Do not reproduce, publish, display, modify, sell, or distribute any of the materials from Stella Maris, LLC. Any use of our website and its content for purposes other than personal and noncommercial is prohibited without the prior written permission of Stella Maris, LLC.
PRIVACY: We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, comment, purchase, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship or process an order. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
INACCURACIES: While we always attempt to provide information in the most accurate way, instance of error or inaccuracies may occur. Any such errors are unintentional, and we reserve the right to amend errors or to update product or other information at any time without prior notice.
PURCHASES: We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and appearance of our products that appear on the website. However, due to monitor discrepancies, we cannot guarantee that your display of color will be accurate. If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the site (“Purchase”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your name, physical address, email address, and payment information. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
USER CONTENT: Our site allows you to post and share and otherwise make available certain information and text in the “comments” section of blog posts. You are responsible for the information you submit. While content will be monitored to the best of our ability, Stella Maris, LLC will not be held responsible for the content posted by users. In the instance that private or otherwise harmful information is posted by yourself or any other user of the site.
INDEMNIFICATION: You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Stella Maris, LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your use of this site (including negligent or wrongful conduct by you or any other person accessing the site on your behalf).
EXTERNAL LINKS: Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Stella Maris, LLC. As such, we have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services.
You further acknowledge and agree that Stella Maris, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
CHANGES: We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. As we may revise this agreement at any time, it is recommended that you visit this page periodically to review the terms of your use.
CONTACT: If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at StellaMarisDesignStudio@gmail.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
COOKIES: 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.
Who we share your data with – Your data may be shared with our partners: Google, WordPress, PayPal, Square, and others.
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.
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.
WHAT WE COLLECT AND STORE:
Where we send your data – Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Other data may be sent to our Partners listed above.
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!
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 indefinitely 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 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, and
- 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 share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —
We accept payments through Square and Paypal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Square or Paypal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.