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Privacy Policy

At Designed4u-ireland, we care deeply about privacy. We believe in transparency, and we’re committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat your personal information. We know you care about your privacy too, so we provide settings that allow you to choose how certain information is used by Designed4u-ireland. This policy explains our privacy practices for Designed4u-ireland.com (which, along with Designed4u-irelandStudio.com which has been retired, we’ll refer to as the "Site"), Designed4u-ireland’s mobile applications (the "Apps"), Pattern by Designed4u-ireland, Designed4u-ireland Payments, Designed4u-ireland’s public Application Program Interface (the “API”), and our other services provided by Designed4u-ireland, Inc. or Designed4u-ireland Ireland UC, depending on your location ("Designed4u-ireland," together with "we," "us," and "our"). We'll refer to the Site, the Apps, Pattern by Designed4u-ireland, Designed4u-ireland Payments, the API, and our other services as the "Services." If you are located outside of North America and South America, Designed4u-ireland Ireland UC is the data controller and is responsible for your personal information. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties (including other members who sell using the Services or API users) who may also collect or receive data in connection with your use of the Services.

Accepting the Privacy Policy

We need to process your personal information to run our business and provide you with the Services. By accepting our Terms of Use, you are confirming that you have read and understand this policy including how and why we use your information. If you don’t want us to collect or process your personal information in the ways described in this policy, you shouldn’t use the Services. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies or practices of any of our members, websites hosted through Pattern by Designed4u-ireland, third-party websites, or third-party apps.

Designed4u-ireland’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age. Minors under 18 years of age and at least 13 years of age are permitted to use Designed4u-ireland's Services only if they have the appropriate permission and direct supervision by the owner of the account. Children under age 13 are not permitted to use Designed4u-ireland or the Services. You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account.

By using the Services, you acknowledge that Designed4u-ireland will use your information in the United States, Ireland and any other country where Designed4u-ireland operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information only to those countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal information, and we will take steps to ensure that your personal information continues to enjoy appropriate protections. Please read on to learn more about how we protect personal information that’s transferred outside of Europe.

Information Collected or Received

In the course of providing our Services, we collect or receive your personal information in a few different ways. Often, you choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require certain information for you to use and for us to provide you the Services.

Registration, Account Setup, Service Usage: In order to use the Services, you need to provide us with a valid email address, and for Services that require registration, a name associated with your account that you can choose and that represents your identity on Designed4u-ireland. You may review, change, or remove that name through your account settings. You need to provide this information to enable us to provide you with the Services. Depending on which services you choose to use, additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing contact name, address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address, may be necessary in order for us to provide a particular service. You are not required to provide us with this information to sign up, but we will need it to provide certain services. For example, we need a physical postal address if you are buying something on the Site for delivery. As an Designed4u-ireland seller, if you choose to use our payment service ("Designed4u-ireland Payments"), Designed4u-ireland may require information such as your full name, social security number, identification ID or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information, credit card information, and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity and provide this service to you and to comply with applicable law. We may need to store credit card information (or arrange for it to be stored) and use it for both billing and payment purposes. Depending on your local jurisdiction, you can also choose to allow us to save your credit card information to facilitate the checkout process for future purchases. Designed4u-ireland may contact individual shop owners confidentially to request more information about their shops or items listed through the Services, or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law. In order to use certain products or services on Designed4u-ireland, you may be required to complete an application; information that you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by Designed4u-ireland, unless otherwise specified.

Withdrawing Consent

You can choose to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information and your use of the Services at any time by permanently closing and deleting your account through the Privacy tab of your account settings. If your account does not have any open issues such as unpaid bills, unfulfilled orders, unresolved cases, or policy violations, you will receive an email with instructions to confirm your deletion request. This process may take up to approximately two weeks after which your account will be deleted to the extent permitted. Depending on which of our Services you've used (such as whether you've made purchases or sales on Designed4u-ireland), we may be required to retain certain information for legal, regulatory, tax, security, or compliance reasons for a limited period of time, after which it will be deleted. This deletion is permanent and your account cannot be reinstated.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may amend or update this policy from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (i) posting the changes on or through the Services, (ii) sending you an email or message about the changes, or (iii) posting an update in the version notes on the Apps’ platform. We encourage you to check back regularly and review any updates.