At The Organic Artisan and 7:47 FiRM, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Last Updated October 10th, 2021
This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we keep it safe and secure, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we use it and your rights and choices in relation to your information. This policy applies to this website and it’s entity The Organic Artisan as well as it’s partner, the business of 7:47 FiRM Office and Home Solutions, located at 747firm.com.
Who we are
We are The Organic Artisan, and we offer quick & easy recipes, cooking ideas & techniques, and promote the best quality organic foods, free-range poultry and meats, & wild-caught fresh fish. Our website address is: https://theorganicartisan.com/.
We at 7:47 FiRM create sustainable options for purchasing electronics, computers and computer accessories including printers by reconditioning and refurbishing used printers, computers and other electronics and accessories, which we then sell to consumers and businesses . Our main online store is hosted on eBay and can be accessed at: http://747firm.com/.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you in the following ways:
Information you give us directly
For example, we may obtain information about you when you subscribe to our email newsletter, fill out and submit our ‘Contact Us’ form at https://theOrganicArtisan.com/contact, when you submit a comment about any of our healthy homemade recipes, or when you sign-up/register for an account on our website. 747 FiRM also obtains information about you when you make purchases any any of our online platforms including our stores on eBay, Mercari, Etsy and Bonanza.com.
When you visit this website
We, like many companies, automatically collect the following information:
- Technical information, including the type of device you’re using, the screen size & resolution you’re using, the browser and operating system being used to connect your computer to the internet. This information may be used to improve the services we offer;
- Information about your visit to this website, for example we collect information about pages you visit and how you navigate the website, i.e. length of visits to certain pages, products and services you viewed and searched for, referral sources (e.g. how you arrived at our website);
- Demographics information such as your estimated age, gender and location, as provided by Google and it’s partners.
When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, we may obtain information about you (for example, when you publicly tag us in a photo). The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on each of those platforms yourself.
We may supplement information about our supporters with information from publicly available sources such as review websites, corporate websites, public social media accounts, Google and other search engines in order to create a fuller understanding of our users interests and support. For more information, please see the section on ‘Building Profiles’ below.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect, store and use might include:
- Your name, email address and other contact details including phone number. We will only collect your postal address if you give it to us directly via a contact form, newsletter subscription or account registration;
- Your date of birth;
- Information about your activities on our website and about the device used to access it, for instance your browser and geographical location;
- Any other personal information shared with us directly.
Data protection laws recognize certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring greater protection, for example information about your health, ethnicity and religion.
We do not usually collect sensitive data about you unless there is a clear and valid reason for doing so and data protection laws allow us to. For example, we may ask for your health information if you contact us asking for us to send you healthy recipes to assist with any medical problems you are experiencing.
Where appropriate, we will make it clear why we are collecting this type of information and what it will be used for.
How and why is your information used?
We may use your information for a number of different purposes, which may include:
- providing you with services, products or information you asked for;
- carrying out our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us;
- keeping a record of your relationship with us;
- conducting analysis and market research to better understand how we can improve our services, products or information;
- checking for updated contact details against third party sources so we can stay in touch if you move (see the section on ‘Keeping your information up to date’ below);
- seeking your views or comments on the services and information we provide;
- notifying you of changes to our services;
- sending you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about email newsletters, campaigns, your account, recipe requests;
- processing job or affiliate applications; and
- protecting our users and website from spam and unsolicited contact or advertising from third-parties, via Google reCAPTCHA.
How long do we retain your data for?
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for is determined by operational and legal considerations. For example, we are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory and regulatory obligations (IE: tax/accounting purposes).
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.
(Coming Soon!) – 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 review our retention periods on a regular basis.
If you would like to know more about how long we hold your personal data for – please email us at [email protected].
Who has access to your information?
We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may disclose your information to third parties in order to achieve the other purposes set out in this policy. These third parties may include:
Third parties working on our behalf
We may pass your information to our third party service providers, suppliers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you email or postal mailings). However, when we use these third parties, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the services and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and prevents them from using it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
Third-Party product providers we work with
Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. We consider the following grounds to be relevant:
Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal information in a certain way, such as to send you email, text and/or telephone marketing.
Performance of a Contract
Where we are entering into a contract with you or performing our obligations under it.
Where necessary so that we can comply with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject, for example where we are ordered by a court or regulatory authority.
Where it is necessary to protect life or health or a safeguarding issue which requires us to share your information with any emergency services.
Where it is reasonably necessary to achieve our or others’ legitimate interests (as long as what the information is used for is fair and does not duly impact your rights).
We consider our legitimate interests to be running The Organic Artisan as an information-based organization in pursuit of our aims and ideals. For example to:
- send postal communications which we think will be of interest to you;
- conduct research to better understand our supporters and to improve the relevance of our recipes, affiliate ads & products we promote and other information found on our website;
- understand how people choose/use our services and website;
- determine the effectiveness of our services, promotional campaigns and advertising;
- monitor who we deal with to protect the organization against fraud, money laundering and other risks;
- enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of our users; and
- better understand how people interact with our website.
When we legitimately process your personal information in this way, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your personal information where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example, where use would be excessively intrusive (unless we are required to by law).
When we use sensitive personal information, we require an additional legal basis to do so under data protection laws, so will either do so on the basis of your explicit consent or another route available to us at law (for instance, if we need to locate a user with malicious intent towards our users, our affiliates or the website, or, in some cases, if it is in the majority of our user’s and the public interest for us to do so).
Fundraising and Marketing Communications
If we think it may be of interest to you and you have previously opted-in, we may use your contact details to provide you with information about the work we’re doing in the community, our fundraising appeals and opportunities to support us, in addition to the products that we promote and our easy traditional recipes we post free of charge for all of our users. We will only send marketing communications (excluding posting our display advertisements on third-party websites) to our users if they have previously opted into and explicitly chosen to receive such communications.
We will only send you marketing and fundraising communications by email, text and telephone if you have explicitly provided your prior consent. You may opt out of our marketing communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of our marketing emails, contacting us via telephone at (818) 660-0042 or by contacting us via email at [email protected].
We may send you marketing and fundraising communications by post unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information and notifications from us. If you do not want to receive the free direct marketing communications packed with useful recipes and delicious healthy organic foods, there are several ways to opt-out of all communications.
- Newsletter: Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of all our newsletters & bulk email communications.
- Website(TheOrganicArtisan.com): Contact us using the form found on our ‘Contact Us’ page at https://theorganicartisan.com/contact/.
- Direct Email: Email us at [email protected] to unsubscribe from all communications.
- Direct Phone: Call us at (818) 660-0042.
We’re committed to putting you in control of your data so you’re free to change your marketing preferences (including to tell us that you don’t want to be contacted for marketing purposes) at any time.
We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted and will retain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you. However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes such as to thank you for your help with fundraising or send you a password reset email if you forget your account login information on theOrganicArtisan.com(Coming Soon!).
We may analyze your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information they may find inappropriate or irrelevant.
We’re committed to putting you in control of your data so you’re free to opt out of your information being used in this way at any time by contacting [email protected]
We may also use your personal information to detect security risks and increase security on the website and with your personal information.
Profiling and Analysis
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information they may find inappropriate or irrelevant. We may also analyse your personal information to help us better understand potential supporters and customers.
Our profiling and analysis activities can be broken into two categories:
- Data matching
We may combine the personal information you have given us with data obtained from external sources, such as postcode-based segmentation tools to help us understand social, demographic and financial characteristics, so we can tailor our communications and services to better meet your needs or the needs of others like you based on the insight we gain from the profile we build. We will not use the results of this data matching activity in a way that intrudes on your privacy or your previously expressed privacy preferences.
We conduct analysis of supporters and customers by group. This is to ensure that campaigns or mailings are sent to those who will be most interested or likely to respond. This type of activity is not aimed at identifying specific individuals to target, but rather many individuals who may fall within a certain segment of supporters.
We’re committed to putting you in control of your data so you’re free to opt out of your information being used in this way at any time by contacting [email protected]
We may also use your personal information to detect website and account vulnerabilities and increase security.
We take pride in complying with all United States(US) regulations, including California(CA) & Nevada(NV), as well as European Union(EU) and United Kingdom(UK) data protection laws and regulations (GDPR), specifically regarding cookies and user tracking.
For users in CA, we do not sell any information to any organizations or third-parties period, thus there is no opt-in or out of information sales. One principle that our website/company is founded on and dedicated to is that we do not and never will sell any information entered into or retrieved from this website or any users.
For our United Kingdom users, Under UK data protection law, you have certain rights over the personal information that we hold about you. Here is a summary of the rights that we think apply:
Right of access
You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you.
You also have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you, and we will provide you with this unless legal exceptions apply.
If you want to access your information, please send a description of the information you would like to see and proof of your identity by post to the address provided below.
Right to restrict use
You have a right to ask us to restrict the processing of some or all of your personal information if there is a disagreement about its accuracy, or we’re not lawfully allowed to use it.
Right of erasure
You may ask us to delete some or all of your personal information and in certain cases, and subject to certain exceptions; we will do so as far as we are required to. In many cases, we will anonymise that information, rather than delete it.
Right for your personal information to be portable
If we are processing your personal information (1) based on your consent, or in order to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and (2) the processing is being done by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you or another service provider in a machine-readable format.
Right to object
You have the right to object to processing where we using your personal information (1) based on legitimate interests, (2) for direct marketing or (3) for statistical/research purposes.
If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us via email at [email protected] or telephone at +1 (818) 660-0042.
We may be required to ask for further information and/or evidence of identity. We will endeavour to respond fully to all requests within one month of receipt of your request, however if we are unable to do so we will contact you with reasons for the delay.
Please note that exceptions apply to a number of these rights, and not all rights will be applicable in all circumstances. For more details we recommend you consult the guidance published by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.
Keeping your information safe
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that appropriate technical and organizational controls are in place to protect it.
Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. During transmission and storage, any personal information (such as your email address and/or name) is protected by a 128-bit SSL and sensitive information such as your account password(Coming Soon!) is encrypted upon submission and protected by the 128-bit SSL certificate during transmission as it is sent to our secure web server and database. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear at the top center next to the website URL/address of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. If you click on that lock, you’ll find all of the information related to our website security including the SSL(which you can click on to view the technical details and who issued the SSL), the validity of the SSL, and all of the cookies being used on that webpage/website.
Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Keeping your information up to date
We take reasonable steps to ensure your information is accurate and up to date.
Where possible we use publicly available sources to identify deceased records or whether you have changed address.
We really appreciate it if you let us know when your contact details change.
Use of ‘cookies’
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy at the bottom of this page. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
You may also clear all of your current cookies that were stored by our website by simply clicking the link which reads “click here to delete our cookies” found in the “Cookies & Privacy” banner at the bottom of our website.
We may also use these cookies to build “lookalike” audiences, in order to reach more individuals who might be interested in the recipes we provide and the products we promote.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organizations. This policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. While we try our hardest to do our best to only promote other websites and organizations that have and practice strong ethical standards that meet our expectations and same principles when it comes to our users, their safety/security and their information. However, we cannot be responsible for all of the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access those using links from our website.
18 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 18 or under. If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
We are committed to protecting vulnerable supporters, customers and volunteers, and appreciate that additional care may be needed when we use their personal information. In recognition of this, we observe good practice guidelines in our interactions with vulnerable people.
Transferring your information outside of the US or Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the United States or the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EEA. You should be aware that these countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK or the US. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EEA or the US, your information may be transferred outside the EEA or US in order to provide you with those services.
We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your info is only accessible by myself, Matthew Klodt Owner & Founder of The Organic Artisan and the owner & founder of 747 FiRM, currently. If this ever changes and I need to give other people access to users information, I will make sure that I only give this access to appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors who pass my incredibly high employment, skills and background tests/checks.
Changes to this policy
Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this website so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. If we make any significant changes we’ll make this clear on this website.
Review of this Policy
We keep this policy under regular review. We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in October 2021.
COOKIES: Read The Organic Artisan’s & 747 FiRM’s policy on using cookies, including a list of the cookies we use.
What are cookies?
Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device via the browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) when an individual visits a website.
Cookies allow websites to recognize that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.
By using and browsing TheOrganicArtisan.com website or any of 7:47 FiRM’s online stores and platforms, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
How do I turn off cookies?
Most modern browsers will offer different ways to configure how they handle cookies. This can vary from only allowing cookies from websites that you trust to blocking all cookies by default.
As the steps for controlling your settings can vary for each browser, we’ve included links to the official instructions for the most common browsers below:
For more advice on managing cookies, have a look at the All About Cookies website.
Please note that switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), and subscribing to our services, you agree that, unless you disabled them within your internet browser, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this Policy.
What types of cookies are there?
Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:
- Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
- Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
- Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behavior. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioral information collected. If you use Facebook or Bing, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.
Google Analytics is a product provided by Google which lets us measure the Organic Artisan website performance and 7:47 FiRM’s sales performance as well as the return on investment from our digital marketing, to ensure we are providing the best service for our users.
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Google DoubleClick & Google Optimize
DoubleClick is another product from Google which enables us to track our digital marketing activities, to ensure they are cost effective and provide a good return on investment.
These cookies are dual purpose:
- To track anonymous user data in order to see how particular elements of the website are performing so we can analyse our marketing activity effectiveness.
- Also used to serve different advertising to different users, as well as limiting the number of times an advert is shown.
Google Optimize is similar and stores almost exactly the same information which we use to optimize the layout and ease of use of our website as well as for feedback from our users.
The reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes and our website as well as our use of the feature complies with the
The Organic Artisan & 747 FiRM sometimes use 3rd party agencies to advertise and bring traffic to certain parts of the site, for example where we have a specific campaign such as Bing Ads and Twitter. These cookie are placed by one of our 3rd-party agencies to allow them to track the activities of visitors that that have come to the site from their adverts.
In addition, some of The Organic Artisan’s website pages & 7:47 FiRM feature embedded content from third party websites, such as YouTube video content, Instagram and Twitter content, and/or Facebook.