Who we are:

Lake Erie Gifts & Decor is proud to be one of the few walk-in “brick-and-mortar home décor and country gift shops in the Northwestern Ohio, area.  We have been in business for over 25 years and have been online since 2007.  This Privacy Notice is posted to express our commitment to online security. We treat your information with the same respect and sensitivity that we have displayed throughout our history.

Our website address is…… https://www.lakeeriegiftsdecor.com

Personal Information Received Online:

We do not require any personal information from you to browse our website. We do require your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information when you place an order. This information is for the purpose of confirming, shipping and charging your order. You have the option of having us store your credit card information or entering it each time you order. Your phone number will only be used for our internal purposes. A shipping address will be asked for if it is different from the billing address.

Cookies:

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive that enables us to collect this information. It does not hold or save any personal information. We do use cookies to collect generic information, such as how you use our site and what you’ve collected in your shopping bag. This helps us make our website better for our customers.

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.

Comments:

When visitors leave comments on the 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 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.

Copyright of Materials:

All materials contained in this Website are protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission .

Email Newsletter Subscriptions:

If you opt-in to our email newsletter you will receive emails based on the Personal Information you have provided. In order to make our email newsletters more relevant and useful to you, our servers may receive a confirmation when you open an email message from Lake Erie Gifts & Decor. You may opt-out of our email newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter.

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.

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.

Sharing of Information with Third Parties:

We will not disclose, rent, or sell your personal information to unrelated third parties without your consent, except as stated below in this Privacy Notice.

Credit Card Companies: If you place an order through the Site, the Personal Information you provide is transmitted to your credit card company to verify and authorize your purchase.

Third Party Shippers: If you make a purchase through Lake Erie Gifts & Decor, your name, telephone number, and shipping information must be provided to third party shippers such as UPS, FEDEX, and the United States Postal Service to deliver your purchase. There also may be instances in which we drop-ship orders directly to you from one of our manufacturers or suppliers. These drop-shippers are only given your name, postal address, and telephone number for the sole purpose of fulfilling your order.

Law Enforcement and Protection of Users: To the extent permitted by law, we will disclose Personal Information to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena or another legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to perform charge verifications, report or collect debts owed, fight fraud or protect our rights or property as well as those of our affiliates, customers, or its users. You should be aware that, following disclosure to any third party, your Personal Information may be accessible by others to the extent permitted or required by applicable law.

Security:

We use the industry standard SSL certificate to verify that your financial information is encrypted. You do not need to worry about sending us your credit card information. You can determine if you are in a secure area of the website by the key or lock on the bottom of your screen or in your address bar

To help ensure others will not have access to your credit card and personal information while on our Website, we urge you to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place. Never email your credit card information to us or anyone else.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, please e-mail us at [email protected] or mail a letter to:

Lake Erie Gifts & Decor, 1521 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, Ohio  44870