Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 29, 2018

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for  privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect
  • With whom it is shared
  • How it can be corrected
  • How it is secured
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We care about your privacy. For this reason, we collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver information to you. We have access to/collect personal information that you voluntarily give us via contact form, newsletter signup form, or comment box. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. Personally identifiable information collected includes:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Other data that could directly or indirectly identify you, including but not limited to IP address and location

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, i.e. answering your question via the contact form, or sending a newsletter if you signed up for our mailing list. 

When you visit this website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the website, and information about how you interact with the website. We use this information to help us screen for potential risk and fraud, and to improve and optimize our website. 

We may also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use this site and how we may improve our services. You can read more about how Google uses your personal information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can opt-out of Google Analytics at  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.​

We believe in both minimizing the data we collect and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to deliver the information concerning our products, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes.

We may share your personal data with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as: serving advertisements, conducting contests, communicating with you via e-mail newsletter, and customer relationship management. We only share your personal data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. ​

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact page on our website, or e-mailing  :

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

Wix, Google, GoDaddy and MailerLite Privacy Policies

This website is managed through Wix.com, and as such is subject to Wix.com’s privacy practices. These policies can be reviewed at https://www.wix.com/about/privacy. Domain is hosted by GoDaddy, and as such is subject to GoDaddy’s privacy practices. These policies can be reviewed HERE. This site may also utilize Google Analytics. For a better understanding of how Google uses data when you use partners’ sites or apps, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners , and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . S.T. Bende’s newsletter is operated through Mailerlite. View Mailerlite’s privacy policy at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy .​

Internet Security

We strive to protect your personal information; however, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.​CookiesThis site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. You may disable the use of cookies through your browser. ​

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. S.T. Bende is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.​

Contests

From time-to-time our site may run contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose any requested information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Consent By consenting to this privacy notice, you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified. You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us at  or through our Contact Page.​

Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.​

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site. If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or its implementation, please contact us through via or through our Contact Page.

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