Privacy Policy

WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process we collect the personal information you give us, such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

CONSENT

How do you obtain my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting the personal information you provide and using it for the specified purpose.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, such as marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with the opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If, after you opt in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at info@ecoture.com.au or by writing to us at:

ECOTURE
208/18 Woodlands Avenue
Breakfast Point NSW 2137

DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted by Shopify Inc. Shopify provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our product and services to you.

Your data is securely stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. Shopify stores your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored for 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 including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

PCI-DSS requirements help to 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’s Terms of Service and/or Privacy Statement.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

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

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of 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 that you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by those 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. If you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) 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 of Service.

Links:

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 individual privacy statements.

Google Analytics:

Our store may use Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being viewed.

SECURITY

We take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practice to protect your personal information and to ensure that it is not inappropriately lost, misused, access, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, that information is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and stored with 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.

COOKIES

Below is a lit of the cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you can choose if you wish to opt out of cookies or not when using our site:

_session_id, unique token, sessional: Allows Shopify to store information about your session, including referrer, landing page, etc.

_shopify_visit, no data held, persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit: Used by our website provider’s internal status 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 the 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: Used to determine if the current visitor has access.

AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it periodically. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the site. If we make material changes to this Policy we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired by or merged with another company your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, please contact us at info@ecoture.com.au or by mail to:

ECOTURE
208/18 Woodlands Avenue
Breakfast Point NSW 2137

Materials: Kowtow

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and the use of genetically-engineered seed is prohibited.

Fairtrade certification

All Kowtow cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). Fairtrade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades.

Kowtow's cotton is organically farmed and free from genetically modified seeds to benefit the soil, cotton and farmers. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked. Organic farming is achieved through companion planting, crop rotations and on-site green waste composting to eliminate the use of chemicals harmful to farmers and their families. Cotton is a sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable fiber.

Sustainable trims

Kowtow only uses sustainably sourced trims. The label's buttons are made in Italy from recycled hemp. Its denim tacks and sliders are nickel-free and made in a SA8000-certified factory in Germany. They are tested by OEKO-TEX for harmful substances and come under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14000 environmental management standard.

GOTS-approved printing, dyeing & washing

Kowtow's prints and fabrics use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, which are free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents. The brand only uses GOTS-approved washes for its garments, from lightweight jersey to denim. GOTS ensures sustainable use and treatment of water used in these processes.