Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

This Cookie Policy is a summary of our complete cookie policy, which can be found on our main website. For other policies, please see our Terms of Use.

Google Analytics, Search Console, and Demographics

Within Google, I use both Analytics and Search Console. I have also activated the demographics and interests features. These three aspects of Google track website usage and user actions to help me focus my content so that it’s more helpful, more relevant, and more streamlined.

Google collects your data and strips it of identifying features so that I only get anonymized data. For example, while GA may record and track your IP address, I am not privy to that data. I am, however, able to see things like: what town you’re in, the type of device you’re using, your operating system, how you found my website, and how long you spend on my website.

If that’s not cool with you, you can opt out here and get lots more info about guarding your data here.

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Joining our Newsletter

There are a few things in life that I believe you should never share: underwear, swimsuits, toothbrushes, and emails. If you sign up for the email newsletter or use your email to leave a comment, that info will never be sold, because that’s gross.

Despite me being in the USA, there are some amazing European folks who read this website (I’ve got family living in Germany). That being said, you agree to consent to cookie use by accessing and using this website.

How long we retain your data

Comments may be retained indefinitely. All personal financial details are collected via PayPal, which has its own privacy policy. For legal and tax purposes, I’m required to keep payment related data on hand for several years. This typically only includes names and email addresses, though it can also include your business’s data if you’ve provided it to me for convenience, contacting, or invoicing.

Making a Purchase

For purchases, I’ll need 3 pieces of information: your name, your email address, and your location. Payments are processed by PayPal, which retains only the minimal amounts of data to be compliant with relevant legal and tax laws. On my end, that means I’ll need to keep a copy of the invoice, your name, email, and transaction data on hand. For physical products, I may also need to keep your location data on hand, too, for taxation reporting.

Who we share your data with

I won’t share your data without your consent unless I’m legally obligated to, y’all.

That being said, there are a few instances where I will be sharing your data with third-party providers at your request:

  1. Purchases are handled by PayPal.
  2. Certain purchases are shipped directly from our partners abroad. In those instances, we will share only your delivery (location) data with those partners so that you can receive your order. None of your financial data will be shared.
  3. Subscribing for my newsletter uses two third-party providers: OptinMonster, ActiveCampaign, and MailChimp. You can read more about this further down the page.
  4. Visitor comments may be processed through an automated spam detection service. I use Askimet; you can read their privacy policy here.

All personal financial details are collected and shared via PayPal, which has its own privacy policy. For legal and tax purposes, I’m required to keep payment related data on hand for several years. This typically only includes names and email addresses, though it can also include your business’s data if you’ve provided it to me for convenience, contacting, or invoicing.

That being said, we protect the data we do collect. And, we do that by protecting our website. That’s why we use encryption, two-factor authorization, and other fancy security features that send us regular internal reports to make sure that your data (and mine, too!) is safe. I don’t want my websites hacked, y’all. I want both of us kept safe.

Your rights, your data, and your right to have your data removed

You have the right to request to be forgotten; please email Kim (at) cutecompressionsocks (dot) com to have all of your data deleted. Unless I am required by law to retain your data, it will be deleted within 30 days of your written request.