We take your privacy seriously here at Chica Bean. We will never send you spam, or sell your information to marketers. For all the legal details, see below. 

Who we are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Personal information we collect from you include identifying information such as (but not limited to):

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Credit card information
  • Other information you use to identify yourself (age, interests, gender, opinions, etc)

How do we get your personal data?

Only when you choose to give it to us. We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, contact us, respond to a survey or communication such as an e-mail, or participate in another site feature (reviews, etc.).

When registering or ordering, we will ask you for your personal information. Of course you may always visit our site anonymously as a guest.

We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes, just to get their gift to them.

As is the norm amongst websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the “Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Chica Bean’s user registration databases when you register with Chica Bean. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes, and/or delivering unique functionality on the Chica Bean Site.

Visitors who register, make orders, or participate in other site features will be given a choice to whether or not they would like to join our e-mail newsletter and receive e-mail communications from us. If you have opted-in to receive our e-mails, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us,  you can unsubscribe at any time. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you should not receive these e-mails. However, you still will receive e-mails that are directly related to your orders.

How do we ask for Product/Service/Website Reviews?

We use a plug-in CusRev (Customer Reviews) service for sending automatic or manual follow-up emails (reminders) that gather shop and product reviews. Review reminders are sent via an independent service to ensure reviews are honest and truthful and are untampered by us (Chica Bean) the shop owners. Independent collection of customer feedback also enables other optional features such as trust badges or verification of reviews.

Through purchasing via our website, you are agreeing to receive an invitation, via email, for a review of your order. As of April 2021, this agreement is included in the terms and conditions but could in the future be changed to an optional box that that you have the choice to check during check out.

How we use personal information?

We use your information to help provide better service to you and improve our website. We will not sell your information to marketers or send you spam. In general, the way we use your information include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Improve products and services to personalize your site experience, making it easier for you to find the type of content and products that interest you most
  • Billing and transaction processing to fulfill your orders 
  • Identification and authentication to help keep your personal information and account safe 
  • Contact you to offer special promotions or contest participation, ask for feedback, send informational content, resolve any issues or customer service requests, advise of any changes to our Privacy Policy or Terms & Conditions, etc.
  • Research on consumer preferences and tendencies
  • Applying donations or paying out affiliates for traffic that came from them
  • Anonymous reporting
  • Use the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection
  1. 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.

III. Contact forms

 

Cookies

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.

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.

We also use cookies to help us identify if you are coming from one of our affiliates, which could be a partner NGO, influencer, blog, or advertisement. 

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

  1. Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal information with anyone or any third party.

  1. 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.

We do not directly retain any payment information, including credit card or debit card names, numbers, or specifics. In fact, we can never even see this information from our website. We depend on third party services (as of May 6th, 2020 Square Up and PayPal) for all payment transactions so specific information is never shared with us.

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We do not share your contact information with any third party company.

How we protect your data

All of your personal information is encrypted to protect especially your financial information. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

 

What third parties we receive data from

 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements