Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is very important to us. Part of our operation of this website, https://oktoberdesign.com, (“Site”)
what type of information we collect through this Site, and our storage, use, and disclosure of this information
to allow you to make choices about your use of the Site and about the way you share your information with
us. By visiting this Site, you acknowledge and agree that you accept all of the provisions outlined in this
I. Information Identified
Information collected online can generally be categorized as anonymous (aggregate) information or
personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that cannot be connected to the
identity of a specific individual (for example, a users’ Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser being used,
usage details, etc., as long as these fields do not link to a user’s personal information). Personally identifiable
information, on the other hand, is information that specifically identifies a particular user (for example, a user’s
name, address, email address, telephone number, business name and contact information, financial
information, including credit card account numbers and billing information, communication preferences, order
and subscription information, etc.).
A. Collection and Use of Automatic Anonymous Information
In general, you can visit this Site without identifying who you are or revealing any personal
information about yourself. Any data collected about your use of this Site which is automatically
submitted by your browser to us is anonymous information.
When you visit our Site, we automatically collect certain technical and routing information about your
computer. This anonymous information includes the IP address of your originating Internet Service
Provider (ISP), the domain name of the website from which you accessed our Site, the browser you
are using, your operating system, the dates you visited, the length of time visited, any search queries
you entered and the search results, the pages of the Site you visited, and the time spent on each
We use this anonymous information for statistical purposes to track usage of the Site to improve its
content and performance and to try to bring you the best possible service. We also collect this
information for marketing purposes, including determining our target markets, to market our products
and services to you, and to market the products and services of third-parties to you.
This anonymous information may be shared with individuals and businesses related to the operation,
use, and marketing of this Site, including third-party individuals and businesses. To the extent this
anonymous information is shared, it is not traceable to you individually and will not be used to contact
you directly. This anonymous information is also shared with our third-party advertisers for the
purpose of providing advertising statistics to these third-parties.
B. Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is only collected by us when it is voluntarily submitted by you
through various forms on this Site. Submission of personally identifiable information is not required
merely to visit this Site; however, the submission and collection of personally identifiable information
is required for any and all purchases of our products and services through this Site.
All purchases on this Site function through Shopify. Therefore, all personally identifiable information
should contact Shopify directly if you have any questions or concerns about their collection, storage,
use, or dissemination of your information.
We will use your personally identifiable information in the same manner as we use the automatically
collected anonymous information, namely, to track your use of the Site, to improve its content and
performance, to try to bring you the best possible service, and for marketing purposes, including
determining our target markets, to market our products and services to you, and to market the
products and services of third-parties to you. In addition, we also use your personally identifiable
information to communicate with you, to provide products and services that you request, to respond
to requests that you make, to improve our products and services, and to notify you of offers and new
products and services. When you submit personally identifiable information to us, you understand
that you are agreeing to allow us to access, store, and use that information for these purposes.
Personally identifiable information may also be accessible to individuals and businesses related to
the operation and use of this Site. Thus, by entering any personally identifiable information, you are
granting us express permission to share that information with the individuals and businesses related
to the operation and use of this Site.
We may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable
information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial
authorities, we will provide this information on receipt of the appropriate documentation. We may
also release information to law enforcement agencies or other third-parties if we feel it is necessary to
protect the safety and welfare of our personnel, agents, you or others, or to enforce our Terms of
Use. We may further disclose personally identifiable information to enforce any agreement we may
information in connection with the maintenance and administration of this Site.
C. Contact Forms
We use the Contact Forms 7 plugin to handle our contact forms. We currently use it in its default
configuration, which means the following: “With the default configuration, this plugin, in itself, does
not track users by stealth, write any user personal data to the database, send any data to external
If you choose to use the “Contact Us” form on either the homepage at https://oktoberdesign.com/ or
on our support page at https://oktoberdesign.com/support/ and supply us with your personal contact
information, this information and you message is sent to our email address at
When you leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as
your IP address and your browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment,
the comment and its metadata are retained by us indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and
approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the
https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the
public in the context of your comment.
User comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, that assign you a unique identifier.
This information enables your computer to have a “dialogue” with our Site and permits us to
administer our Site more efficiently and to provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you.
You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being
sent; however, if you do so, this may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our
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 (1) 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
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 one (1) year. If
you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two (2) 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 one (1) day.
If you submit a product or company review or testimonial, we will collect all information shared to us
by you, including your name, location, company name, email address, and your actual review or
testimonial. If you also share your photograph or an avatar, we will also collect this information. All
of the information shared by you, about you, in your review or testimonial may be posted and shared
on this Site, on our social media, and in all other forms of our general marketing. By submitting a
review or testimonial, you are agreeing to the use and dissemination of your personally identifiable
We use Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and Instagram Analytics for marketing and analytics;
therefore, your data is shared with Google, Facebook, and Instagram for marketing and analytical
purposes. We do not control the collection, storage, use, or dissemination of your information by
should contact Google, Facebook, and Instagram directly if you have any questions or concerns
about their collection, storage, use, or dissemination of your information.
H. Content Management
We use WordPress and Shopify as our content management systems to manage our website and to
found HERE. You should contact WordPress directly if you have any questions or concerns about
their collection, storage, use, or dissemination of your information. Shopify’s information can be
found under paragraph I. B. above.
I. Email Communication and Marketing
Any time you provide us with your email address, that email address is saved and stored by us for
future use in marketing and communication. Your email address will also be shared to Mailchimp,
Mailchimp directly if you have any questions or concerns about their collection, storage, use, or
dissemination of your information. If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and emails from us,
we ask that you tell us in writing. You may remove your name from our mailing list by sending us an
email addressed to Info@oktoberdesign.com and indicating in the subject line “No Offers or Email.”
J. Rights to Your Information
If you have an account or user profile on this Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive
an exported file of the personal information 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.
II. Storage of Information
Information collected or stored by our company databases are accessible only by our employees, contractors,
and agents on a need to know basis and who have entered into and are bound by a confidentiality and
nondisclosure agreement with us. This information may be stored with a third-party web-hosting company.
Prior to storing said information, this third-party web-hosting company and we will enter into a written
agreement to ensure that appropriate security and confidentiality procedures are in place to protect this
information. Beyond that agreement, we cannot guarantee the actions by or the use of information by this
third-party web-hosting company.
We strive to use industry standard practices in the collection, storage, and transfer of information to protect
the privacy and security of your information. To prevent the unauthorized dissemination, loss, misuse, or
alteration of your information, we use various security measures to protect the information we collect,
including industry standard encryption, firewalls, and access controls at the system and database levels.
None of this information will be sold to unaffiliated third-parties. Our security and privacy policies are
periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the
personally identifiable information provided by our users. However, cannot and do not guarantee that
unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur.
IV. Processing of Credit Card Information
Collection of credit card numbers is solely for the purpose of processing orders. Currently, all purchases on
this Site function through Shopify. Therefore, all personally identifiable information, including your credit card
information, is shared with Shopify for completing transactions. We may later choose to use the services of a
different third-party to process credit card payments. However, when the services of a third-party credit card
processing servicer are used, we will have first entered into a written agreement with that third-party to ensure
security and confidentiality procedures are in place to protect this information. However, beyond that
agreement, we cannot guarantee the actions by or the use of information by this third-party credit card
V. Third-Party Websites and Embedded Content
This Site contains links to third-party websites that are not owned or operated by us. Thus, we assume no
responsibility for the content, terms and conditions, or the privacy policies or practices of any of these third-
party websites. By using this Site, you expressly agree to release us from any and all liability from your use of
information when you go to their websites. When you leave this Site to visit any such third-party website, this
these companies. Therefore, you should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about
their collection, storage, or use of your information.
In addition, this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other sources or
third-party websites, including, but not limited to, YouTube and Shopify. Embedded content from other third-
party websites behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other third-party website. These
monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded
HERE. You should contact YouTube directly if you have any questions or concerns about their collection,
storage, use, or dissemination of your information. Shopify’s information can be found under paragraph I. B.
VI. Transfer or Assignment of Information; Sale or Merger
Customer lists and information are properly considered assets of a business. Accordingly, if we merge with
another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, our customer lists and information, including personally
identifiable information you have provided us, would be included among the assets that would be transferred.
VII. International Users
We are headquartered in the United States of America and the server for our Site is also located in the United
State of America. Therefore, be advised that personally identifiable information entered by all users, including
you, is delivered and stored in servers located in the United States of America. Consequently, by using this
Site, if you are an international user, you hereby consent to the transfer of your anonymous and personally
identifiable information across international boundaries and into the United States of America. If you are
located outside of the United States of America, you should read and be familiar with the privacy laws of your
own province, country, or governmental jurisdiction. Many provinces, countries, and governments have laws
of their own that govern the collection and use of personal information. You should be aware and
knowledgeable about these laws before you provide us with any personally identifiable information as the
laws of the United State of America may not be as protective as your jurisdiction.
VIII. Minors and Children Under 13
This Site and our products and services are not intended to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). We
will not knowingly collect personal information from any individual under the age of thirteen (13), whether
online or offline; however if you are aware that anyone under the age of thirteen (13) has in fact supplied us
with personal information, please contact us immediately, so that we can remove such information from our
IX. Definitions, Generally
Can Seamers, their, officers, managers, members, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and
the like. The terms “you,” “your,” “user,” or “users” shall refer to any individual or any entity who accesses,
visits, views, or uses this Site. A user does not have to purchase a product or service from this Site in order
X. Contacting Us
5 Colfax Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
United States of America
you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Any modifications to
at the time of posting).
Revised February 1, 2020. Copyright © 2020, Oktober LLC. All Rights Reserved.