when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services
through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can
Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you
authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address,
payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may
also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of
jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information,
· as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill
your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
· when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any
time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
· if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with
a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax
· as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate
interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and
improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested
and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal
information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
· Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and
· Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and
provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal
information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these
· Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your
information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
· Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I
have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal
process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies;
(c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or
technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with
to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to
resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the
following time period: 4 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the
US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a
jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your
jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely
on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in
relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally,
certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
· Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal
information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
· Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of,
or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I
am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal
information upon request.
· Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based
on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after
providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your
personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue
using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
· Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of
your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have
the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Alper Akçay, am the data controller of your
personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at