Privacy

Who are we?

Monthome – Montessori Homeschool. More information on About MontHome
Our website address is: https://www.monthome.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Your privacy is very important to us, MontHome takes the protection of your privacy seriously. Should you wish to have your personal data removed or request a report of saved data related to your email address, please email us at info@monthome.com.

Guestbook

When you sign our guestbook, we receive and store your name and optionally your email and country of residence. Any comments you provide to us is important to us. If you choose to sign our guestbook, the information you provide to us would be stored with us for moderation, once approved, your name would be displayed when our visitors naviage to view our guestbook. Should you change your mind afterwards or wish to have your personal data removed, please email us at info@monthome.com.

Contact us via online form

When you contact us, we receive and store your name and email. We keep the data submitted to us through the contact form for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes. Should you wish to have your personal data removed, please email us at info@monthome.com.

Donation

When you donate to us, we receive and store your name and email. Donation is required to support the cost of hosting and ongoing maintenance of this website.

Visiting our store and ordering

While you visit our store, 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

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site to improve your shopping experience.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, email address, country of residence, payment details through Paypal and optionally customer 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
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, email and country of residence, 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 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and country of residence.

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

Newsletter subscription

When you sign up to your newsletter, we collect your name and email from our website which will be transferred to MailChimp.

Comments/Reviews

When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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.

If you are a registered customer/user, we will use the data collected in your User account/profile to populate into the comments/review form.

Who on our team has access to your data

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

  • Order information like what was purchased and when it was purchased, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address.
  • Our team members have access to this information to help fulfil orders and support you.
  • Review and approval of comments to prevent fraud

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Should you wish to have your personal data removed, please email us at info@monthome.com.

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.

Where we send your data

Our website is hosted on our server located in North America.

How we protect your data

Our website uses HTTPS (secured connection) with certificates from trusted organisations to prove the website’s identity to browsers to help you stay safe on our website.

Cookies

Cookies are used on this website to improve your experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing, to improve your experience by remembering information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity, For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of the website that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site.

Analytics

Google analytics is used to help us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. They use cookies that may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. Hits sent to Google Analytics has IP addresses anonymised. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the Google Analytics page on Safeguarding your data.

StatCounter uses cookie to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on this website and to estimate accumulated unique visits on this site. No personal information is stored in the cookie. More information on How we use cookies on StatCounter

Who we share your data with

Mailchimp is used for distributing newsletters from time to time. Information you provide to us when you sign up to our newsletter will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

PayPal is used to process payments on our behalf, they have access to personal information needed to perform their functions. 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.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Other third party plugins used on this website may also use cookies, JavaScript and other technologies and may also collect information like your IP address, location and browser type to measure the effectiveness of their services.

Third-Party Advertisers

Our site includes third-party advertising with Google Adsense to support the cost of hosting and ongoing maintenance of this website. Google will show only non-personalised ads to users in the European Economic Area (EEA). Google also use cookies, JavaScript and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content (for non EEA users). We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please refer to Google Use of information for more information.

Affiliates program and links to other Websites

We do not provide any personally information to affiliate providers or other third-party websites. These third-party websites or affiliate program providers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser which may include use of cookies, JavaScript and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice.

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.

Our contact information

Should you have any questions, please email us at info@monthome.com.