This Privacy Notice outlines what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how it is collected, how it is used and who we share it with when you visit or make a purchase from

How we collect your personal data

When you interact with us, we may collect your personal information in the following ways:

When you browse our site, we automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes your internet protocol (IP) address you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our website. 

When you enter and use our website
When you enter and use our website and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your personal data. (See "How we use cookies" below)

When you submit an online form
When you submit an online form to sign up to our newsletter, sign up to receive notifications about upcoming products or to enquire about our custom services, we collect your first and last name and your email address.

When you buy products or services
If you buy products or services from us, we collect your first and last name, the credit card holder's first and last name, your email address, billing address, credit card or other payment information and your phone number for the specific purposes of completing that transaction.

How we use your personal data

We use your information to provide products and services; to enable certain website functions; to better understand how visitors use this website; and to present timely and relevant content to visitors.

Specifically, your Information is used and disclosed for the following purposes:

•   to complete your online purchase;

•   to respond to your questions, comments and email enquiries;

•   to send you our newsletter or other subscriptions; (with your opt-in permission)

•   to help us develop, customise, deliver, support and improve our services and content;

•   to protect the rights or property of The Paper Botanist or our users, and prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities;

•   for distribution to third-party service providers that provide services to us (see "Who we disclose your information to" below).

How we use cookies

Our store is hosted on Squarespace Inc. Squarespace and our other service providers may use cookies (both session cookies and persistent cookies) to analyse trends, administer our Site, track your movements around our Site, better understand how you interact with our Site, determine interest in particular content and monitor aggregate usage by visitors and online traffic routing. You can find more details on the exact cookies that this Squarespace website uses in this article. This website is configured to disable Analytics and Performance Cookies unless you click on "Continue" on the Cookie Notice.

By agreeing to accept our use of cookies, you are giving us, and third parties we partner with, permission to place, store, and access these cookies on your computer.

Who we disclose your information to  

We may provide your personal data to third-party service providers we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers may include but are not limited to: payment processors, website hosting companies, web analytics companies, data management services, email service providers, and shipping companies. In general, the 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. However, 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.

Specifically, your Information may be disclosed to the following third party services:

Our store is hosted on Squarespace Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Squarespace's data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. For more information on how Squarespace collects and processes your data read their Privacy Policy.

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Stripe stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). 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 the Stripe Services Agreement and Privacy Policy.

We use Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC) to manage our subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. For more information on how Mailchimp collects and stores your data read their Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our website. Google Analytics collects information from users such as age, gender, interests, demographics, how often they visit our website, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to analyse traffic, re-market our products and services to users, and make improvements to our website and the services that we offer. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our website, not your name or other identifying information. For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, read their Privacy Policy

We use Sendle as our shipping service provider. Sendle uses third party delivery providers to deliver packages, who will have access to the personal information on the package label, for the sole purpose of delivering the package.

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

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under our control and are not subject to our privacy notice. These websites will likely have their own privacy notices. We have no responsibility for these websites and we provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. It is your responsibility to check the privacy notices of these websites to see how they treat your personal data.

If you choose to use Paypal to complete your purchase you will be redirected to the Paypal website to process your payment. Once you leave our store’s website you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of Paypal and encourage you to read their Privacy Statement.

How we secure your information

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 a 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. 

How we protect children's privacy

Even though our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 16, we realise that a child under the age of 16 may attempt to access our website. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us. Before we remove any information, we may ask for proof of identification to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover that a child is accessing our website, we will delete his/her information within a reasonable period of time. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so. 

How to withdraw your consent

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you have the right to withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at You can also opt out of any email subscriptions by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in any of the subscription emails we have sent you.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We will post those changes on our website so that our users and customers are always aware of what information we collect, use, and disclose. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. Your continued use of our website, services, and products after any change to this privacy notice will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact information

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at