Cookie Policy

Effective June 12, 2018

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains that we believe in being open and clear about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies on our Websites. For the purposes of this Policy, the term, “Website”, shall refer collectively to www.spectorandsage.com as well as the other websites that Spector & Sage operates and that link to this Policy.

2. What is a Cookie?

A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. Spector & Sage or its service providers send cookies when you surf Website or sites where Spector & Sage ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on Website, or sites where Spector & Sage ads appear may give Spector & Sage access to information about your browsing behavior, which Spector & Sage may use to personalize your experience.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser or device until you leave the site. They are then deleted from your device once you leave the Service.

Persistent Cookies remain in your browser or device for much longer – they remain there until you delete them or they reach their expiry date, depending on the cookie. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the Service, recognize you on your return, and enhance your experience on the Service. Use of a persistent cookie may be linked to personal information while interacting with the Service, such as when you choose to store your user names so that you do not have to enter them each time you access your accounts. Then, a persistent cookie will be stored on your computer, which is linked to your account information. If you reject the persistent cookie, you may still use the Service but you will be limited in some areas of it.

**For more information on cookies please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/**

3. Does Spector & Sage use Cookies?

Yes. Spector & Sage and our marketing partners, affiliates, and analytics or service providers use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses the Website has the best possible experience.

4. How to Disable Cookies?

You can generally accept or decline the use of cookies through a functionality built into your web browser.

If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

If you use the Website without changing your browser settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Website. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Website may operate as intended.

Flash Cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) cannot be changed by browser settings. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies – see Adobe’s website for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for the Service, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.

Your mobile operating system may let you opt out from having your information collected or used for interest-based advertising on mobile devices. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer, but this functionality is usually available in the “Settings” section of your device. You can also stop us from collecting information by turning off data collection for interest-based advertising in our applications or by uninstalling our applications.

Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilize and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.

The Website includes third party social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and third party widgets, such as the ‘Share This’ button or interactive mini-programs that run on the Websites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Websites, and set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interaction with these features is governed by the privacy policy of the third party company providing it.

Do Not Track Response

Certain web browsers may allow you to enable a “do not track” option that sends signals to the websites you visit indicating that you do not want your online activities tracked. This is different from blocking cookies as browsers with the “do not track” option selected may still accept cookies. Right now, there is no industry standard for how companies should respond to “do not track” signals, although one may be adopted in the future. We do not respond to “do not track” signals at this time. If we do so in the future, we will modify this Cookie Policy accordingly. More information about “do not track” is available at www.allaboutdnt.org.

5. Cookies Used in our Services

Below is a list of each category of cookies we use and why we use each cookie. First party cookies are our own cookies set by Spector & Sage, controlled by us and used to provide information about the usage of the Service.

Each cookie falls within one of the seven following categories:

How Does Spector & Sage Use Cookies?

The types of information typically collected by cookies include information relating to your use of the Service, your device’s IP address and browser type, how you arrived on one of the Services, your name, and email address if you are logging in, etc.

Site Account Login

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.

If you create an account using a social login or log into the website using a social media account using a Single Sign-on service such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider, a cookie is created for visitors who use the social login authorization flow. This cookie is required for every provider to secure the communication and to redirect the user back to the last location.

Comments

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.

Shopping

We use cookies to remember who you are when browsing our site and to store the contents of your cart for the purpose of reminding you. These cookies will only be set when you consent to allowing additional cookies on our website.

  • wp_automatewoo_visitor – Used to store a secure key that is unique to you – Expires after 2 years
  • wp_automatewoo_session_started – Used to flag when you begin interacting with our website – Expires when you end the browser session
  • automatewoo_do_cart_update – Used to store flag when your stored cart needs to be updated – Expires when you end the browser session

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 on our Websites, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

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

While shopping on the site you may choose to add products to your wishlist: we’ll use this to show you and other users your favorite products, and to create targeted email campaigns. Wishlists you’ve created: we’ll keep track of the wishlists you create, and make them visible to the store’s staff.

If you opt-in to receive marketing updates we may use your personal information to provide you with product updates or marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you. Personal data may also be used by our internal system to automate processes of our store.

We store a copy of your cart in our database for 60 days for the purpose of reminding you when your cart is abandoned. If you provide your email address on checkout, we may send you email notification of your abandoned cart, even if you did not complete your checkout, unless you opt out of this.

We store your communication preferences such as whether you have opted in to receive marketing communication. This data is retained until you request the removal of your data.

We keep a log of some of the communication that we have with you which may include marketing and transactional emails and/or SMS messages. These are kept for the purpose of improving our marketing and communication with you and other customers. These logs are retained until you request removal of your data.

We use ActiveCampaign as our CRM. Your data may be transferred to ActiveCampaign for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

Similar Technologies

In addition to cookies, we may also use other similar tracking technologies on our services, such as pixel tags (also known as clear GIFs, pixels or web bugs), web beacons, eTags and local storage. We use these technologies to do things like store user settings, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole or track users’ movements around the Service, to serve interest-based ads, or to improve our understanding of things like site traffic, visitor behavior and promotional campaigns. Pixel tags are small blocks of code installed in or on a web page, mobile app, or advertisement and are a method for passing information from your device to a third party website. Web beacons are electronic files that allow a website to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. Local storage, such as HTML 5, allows a website or mobile app to store and retrieve data on an individual’s device. eTags are tags used to analyze trends by us and our commerce partners.

6. Cookies Subject to Change

The content of this Policy is for your general information and use only. These cookies are subject to change without notice. You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7. Updating this Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last updated. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on the Website. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Policy. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of and access to the Websites.

For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.

We hope that this policy helps you understand our use of cookies. If you have any further queries, please contact us at privacy@spectorandsage.com and be sure to include Cookie Policy in the subject line.