Privacy Policy

Toporaș Online Art Gallery (www.fineartmoldova.com) is committed to protecting your privacy online. The Privacy Policy below, together with our Terms and Conditions, explains how we will do that. The definitions and principles outlined in our Terms & Conditions apply to this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information if and only if we are required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Service. Toporaș Online Art Gallery abides by the U.K.'s Data Protection Act of 1998.

Toporaș Online Art gallery will not pass on your personal details to other companies for marketing purposes. We will keep a record of your contact details primarily to fulfil any orders that you place and to exchange communications with you about your orders if necessary. We may also send you newsletters with offers and promotions run by Toporaș Online Art Gallery. You can always opt out of receiving these newsletters by unsubscribing to the service.

All your personal data (your name, postal address and email address, and your computer’s IP address) is securely stored on the server of Shopify Inc., the company that provides our ecommerce platform. You consent to Shopify Inc. collecting your data when you provide us with your personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase – and for those specific reasons only.

Shopify Inc. protects from interception or disclosure all your sensitive information, such as credit card details, by encrypting it through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your credit card data is encrypted when you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase. Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify Inc.’s Terms of Service (http://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (http://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

In general, third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction or jurisdictions in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms and Conditions.

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Our site employs cookies. Cookies are files that many websites transfer to your computer and that are designed to provide you with a more personalised experience. The files may remain on your computer after the internet session is concluded or you leave our website. However, you can delete these cookies via your browser options or system utilities. If you prefer not to receive cookies then you can adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies or alert you to their presence.

Here is a list of cookies Shopify Inc. provides us with:

  • _session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
  • _shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
  • _shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
  • cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
  • _secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
  • storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite, If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

By using Toporaș Online Art Gallery’s website, you represent that you are at least of the age of majority in your country, state or province of residence, or that you are of the age of majority in your jurisdiction and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If you would like to access, amend or delete any of your personal information that we hold, or ask us any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at fineartmoldova@gmail.com.