Privacy Policy

(last updated: June 18, 2018)

Introduction 

At creative crops your privacy is very important to us. Our Privacy Policy page is intended to provide a better understanding of what PII (personally identifiable information) we collect, how we use the collected data and your rights on it.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your data, feel free to get in touch by using the contact information in the last section of this Privacy Policy.

1. Who we are

Our website address is: https://thecreativecrops.com.

2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

2.1 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.

2.2 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.

2.3 Contact Forms

When you submit a message by using one of our contact forms we collect your name and your email address so that we can correspond with you.

2.4 Newsletter subscription

When you subscribe to our newsletter we collect your name and your email address (from the information you enter in the form fields) and with your permission we will send you our newsletter (including marketing communication like information about new products and upcoming sales etc.)

Your personal data will not only be stored in the website’s database but also in MailChimp, the application we use to send our newsletter.

2.5 Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies 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.
2.6 Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, sketchfab 3d models 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.

2.7 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track visitors on this site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data. In order to be compliant with the new regulation Google included this data processing amendment. For further information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


The data we collect will be processed anonymously and “Data sharing” is disabled. You can opt-out of having made your activity on our website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for your browser. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. 

3. Who we share your data with

When you purchase a product on thecreativecrops.com, your personal data are shared with well know payment companies, PayPal and Stripe if you pay via Credit Card.

You can check their privacy policy here:

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
Stripe: https://stripe.com/us/privacy/

4. 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, 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.

5. 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.

6. Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not sell your data to any third party for marketing purposes. As a general rule, we will not forward your Personal Data to third parties without your permission.

We may however disclose or share your data with:

  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Affiliated Parties.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, auditors, bankers and insurers which provide consultancy, legal, banking, insurance and accounting services (We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions and applicable data protection law)
  • Legally Compelled Disclosures: We may also disclose your Personal Data if required by law or if we believe that this is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with a judicial or court order or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, provided services by us, the users of such services, and/or our Affiliated Parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our services, us, or third parties.
  • 7. Contact

    You can contact us at hello@thecreativecrops.com or at:

    creative crops
    Tellstrasse 16A
    8400 Winterthur -ZH
    Switzerland

    8. Additional information

    8.1 Governing Law
    For creative crops, any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Policy, or the violation, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be governed by the laws and venue as stated in section 9 of the End User License Agreement.
    8.2 Security
    To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not misused, inappropriately lost, disclosed, accessed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your credit card information, this information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and we also implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
    8.3 Changes to this Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy may be subject to change at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make substantial changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

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