Privacy Policy

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Hi! This is our privacy policy and if you landed at this page, it means that you want to learn how we process your personal data and how we protect your privacy.  We won’t let you down!

To start, know that we are:

FireSteel.com, LLC, registered to do business in the State of New Hampshire, USA.

Our mailing address is:

FireSteel.com, LLC
P.O. Box 121,
Littleton, NH 03561
 

If you have any questions about these policies or just have a question you can email:

Ilma@FireSteel.com, or Ron@FireSteel.com anytime you like.

Essential information we collect
In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in.
We do that in order to:

● remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each click;
● monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to providing;
● let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at each click;
● remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and
● control that your data is processed securely.

We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites use. A website places cookies in the web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies (first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while you are navigating.

Order information you expressly provide
If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before you can finalize your purchase with the payment.

Accounts
You can sign up for an account if you’d like. This will make us happy because it confirms your interest in our store. It should also make you happy because we will remember your information and, when you return to buy more of our awesome products, you will not have to provide all of your information over again -- you just have to log-in. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly provide your consent to this privacy policy. Only if you give us your consent will we open your account. We also offer you the possibility to easily withdraw your consent and delete your account.  Just connect with us at the contact details above and we'll take care of your request. 

Partial Purchases
If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away.

Reviews
If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can share your opinion with other customers.

Personalization
We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the “essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies, called a "beacon," that you can block.

For example, please know that third parties (such as AdRoll/NextRoll) may place cookies on your browser for targeted advertising purposes. You can review NextRoll's own Privacy Practices here.  Information collected may include IP addresses, cookie identifiers, hashed identifiers derived from email addresses for the purposes of cross-device tracking for targeted advertising, and website activity.  You may opt out of these identifiers by clicking here

If you've signed up to receive our newsletter, our email service Mailchimp will maintain information related to how you interacted with the mailing, such as whether or not you read the email or clicked any of the links contained in it.  You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the newsletter.

How do we process your information?
We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce.  BigCommerce is based in the US and is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the most competitive services. For example:

● Payment: Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with requirements for the security of credit card information), and we also  use accredited companies to process your credit card information. Our credit card processing partners include PayPal.com, Authorize.net and EonlineData.com
● Shipping: We integrate with a number of shipping companies to fulfill your orders, such as Stamps.com, UPS.com, FedEx.com and ShipStation.com

Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products.

How can you control your personal data?
If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on
your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us, at the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

How long do we keep your data?
We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might legally need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

Are we under any legal obligations when handling your data?
Yes. We might need to share your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations such as tax reporting, fraud detection and court-issued subpoenas as the case may be.

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?
You can contact our Data Privacy Leader (also our Business Manager) here:

Ilma Galeote
P.O. Box 121
Littleton, NH 03561
ilma@FireSteel.com
 

How to lodge a complaint?
If you have any privacy complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our Business Manager, Ilma Galeote.  You can also file a complaint directly with any agency that handles these complaints such as the Better Business Bureau.

Any update?
If we update our Privacy Policy to reflect a change or improvement of our services or a new legal obligation, we will publish the new version on our website, and we will make it clear on our home page https://firesteel.com so it will be visible as you enter our store.

Thanks for reading all the way through our Privacy Policy!

As always, wishing you and yours all the best,

Ron Fontaine, Owner of FireSteel.com
Ron@FireSteel.com