Who we are
River Island Apothecary is a woman owned business that provides education tools for reverence & clarity to women and is based in Asheville, North Carolina.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
When visitors use one of our contact forms, their name, email address, comments, and any other fields present and required on the form are sent to us via email, and a copy of the message is retained within the website indefinitely.
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.
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.
This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors of this site:
- Found the site in the first place (i.e. a referring link, or a search term)
- What pages are visited and for how long
- What device and web browser is used
- Where the visitor is located, via their IP address
This data is collected for the purpose of understanding how visitors find and use this website and which pages are popular, and to determine how to improve the website over time. The data collected is never shared, sold, or disclosed and cannot be used to identify you personally by name.
If you make a purchase through our online store, the details you entered upon checkout such as name, physical address, phone number, and email address are stored indefinitely on our site. You optionally have the ability to create an account on checkout. This allows you to make future purchases without having to enter your details a second time.
Additionally, when you make a purchase, your email address is sent to our Mailchimp email list so that we can follow up with you regarding your purchase.
Who we share your data with
If you choose to sign up for our email newsletter, the email address you provide to us in the email signup form(s) will be sent directly to the MailChimp email list and stored within the MailChimp account. The email address you provide is not stored on this site, unless you made a purchase in the store. You may unsubscribe at any time.
When you make a purchase on our store, your payment information such as the credit card number is not stored within this website. That data is sent over a secure connection to the payment gateway such as Paypal or Stripe, and is securely stored there. Please visit Paypal and Stripe’s privacy policies for more information about how they handle payment information.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment or make a purchase from the store, 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.
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.
How we protect your data
We do not share or sell any information that you provide via our website, whether it be your email address, name, or blog comment.