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Privacy Policy

Who Am I and What This Policy Covers?

Welcome to my site!

Hi! I am Zahra and this is Woman and Thoughts e-commerce site (“the website”, “service”) for selling goods online and sharing my passion and thoughts with you(“user”, “visitor”, “subscriber”, “customer” and/or anyone who views the website ). Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how this site collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.


This Privacy Policy applies to information that is collected about you when you use:

  • The website(
  • Services, and features that are available on or through the website (for example, the Payments feature, the Pay with PayPal block)

What Information is Collected

Your information is collected if there is a reason to do so — for example, to provide you the best experience using the website, or to communicate with you.

This information is collected from three sources: if and when you provide information, automatically through using the website, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information is collected.

Information You Voluntary Provide

It’s probably no surprise that information you provide voluntary and directly is collected. Here are some examples:

  • Basic account information: If you are asked for basic information in order to set up your account. For example, it is required for individuals who register through the website to provide an email address and password, along with a username or name — and that’s it. If more information is provided by you — like your address and other information you want to share — that information is not required to create an account.
  • Public profile information: If you have already registered an account on the website, the information that you provide for your public profile is collected. For example, if you have an account, your username is part of that public profile, along with any other information you put into your public profile. Your public profile information is just that — public — so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
  • Payment and contact information: If you buy something from the website, necessary information is collected to process those payments and contact you. When you purchase from the w, you will be asked to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
    • Send you information about your account and orderRespond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
    • Process payments and prevent fraud
    • Set up your account for our store
    • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
    • Improve our store offerings
    • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
  • If you create an account, your name, address, email and phone number will be stored, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
  • Communications with me (hi there!): You may also enter some information when you respond to surveys or ask a question by submitting contact form or sending me an email. When you communicate with me via form, email, phone, comment, review or otherwise, A copy of our communications (including the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string ) is collected to help spam detection. Akismet Anti-Spam plugin is used by the website to protect this site from spams. Please also read Privacy | Akismet for more details.

Comments or reviews, will be stored to be displayed on the website if you choose to leave them.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Please be aware that your contact details including name, email address and website/organization name is not shared with any third party and might only be used to communicate with you.

Information is Collected Automatically

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Log information: Like most online service providers, information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information is collected. Log information is collected when you use the website.
  • Location, IP address and browser type: The approximate location of your device may be determined from your IP address. This information is used and collected to, for example, estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: You will be asked to enter this so it would be possible, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
  • Products you’ve viewed: This will be used, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Information from cookies & other technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails. The services I use through Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help us identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for the website, as well as track and understand email campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads. For more information about the use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how you can control the use of cookies, please see the Cookie Policy.

Information is Collected from Other Sources

Some information is also collected automatically:

Information about you may also got from other sources. For example, if you create or log in through another service (like Google), I receive information from that service (e.g., your username, basic profile information, friends list) via the authorization procedures for that service.

Social media accounts and sharing options are used on the website. Social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.) can track your personal information. If you decide to interact with us on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. I have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage or spreading of such publicly-disclosed personal information by you.

This sort of interactions by comments and social media with me through the website do not subject me to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.

How and Why Your Information is Used

Purposes for Using Information

Information about you is used for the purposes listed below:

  • To provide services. For example, to set up and maintain your account, process payments and orders, and verify user information.
  • To ensure quality, maintain safety, and improve the website. For example, by monitoring and analyzing how users interact with the website so new features is added and created for visitors to enjoy and that will help them to use the website more efficiently or make the website easier to use.
  • To place and manage ads. For example, to place ads on the site and understand ad performance.
  • To protect the website, users, and the public. For example, by detecting security incidents; detecting and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; fighting spam; complying with the website legal obligations; and protecting the rights and property of the website and Automattic , which may result in, for example, declining a transaction.
  • To customize the user experience. For example, to personalize your experience by serving you relevant notifications and advertisements, recommending content.
  • To communicate with you. For example, by emailing you to ask for your feedback, share tips, texting you to verify your payment. If you don’t want to hear from me, you can opt out of marketing communications at any time.
  • For tax and accounting purposes. generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, order information will be stored for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

A note here for those in the European Union about my legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that my use of your information is based on the grounds that:

(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill my commitment to you under the applicable terms of service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account — for example, in order to enable access to the website on your device or charge you for a product; or

(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or

(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or

(4) I have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to provide the best service; to improve the website so that offer you an even better user experience; to safeguard the website; to communicate with you; to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of the website advertising; and to understand the website user retention and attrition; to monitor and prevent any problems with the website; and to personalize your experience; or

(5) You have given us your consent — for example before the website place certain cookies on your device and access and analyze them later on, as described in our Cookie Policy.

Sharing Information

How Information is Shared

Information about you is shared in limited circumstances, and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy. These are spelled out below:

  • Third-party vendors: I may share information about you with third-party vendors who need the information in order to provide their services to me or the website. This includes vendors that help me provide my services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions, cloud storage services, postal and email delivery services that help me stay in touch with you, customer chat and email support services that help me communicate with you, registrars, registries, and overall services provided by Automattic to run the website). Please refer to the website cookie policy page for more details.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements: Your information might be disclosed in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
  • To protect rights, property, and others: Your information might be disclosed when it is believed in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the website, third parties, or the public at large.
  • Business transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of this business by another company, or in the unlikely event that the website goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • With your consent:  Your information might be shared or disclose with your consent or at your direction. For example, your information might be shared with third parties when you give authorization, like when you connected your site to a social media service through our Publicize feature.

I have a long-standing policy that I do not sell our users’ data. I am not a data broker, I don’t sell your personal information to data brokers, and I don’t sell your information to other companies that want to spam you with marketing emails.

I show ads on the website, and the revenue I generate let me offer free access to my blog contents so that money doesn’t become an obstacle to having a voice.

The website is not specifically targeted users from outside Australian Continent and products and shipments are not available to users outside the Australian continent yet, but all users from all over the world are welcomed to use the blog contents and share their thoughts with the writer. As the site owner, I am not showing personalized ads to California visitors even though related information is included as below into this privacy policy.

Under a new California law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), some personalized advertising you see online and on The website might be considered a “sale” even though I don’t share information that identifies you personally, like your name or email address, as part of the advertising program.

You have choices about these ads, learn more about them and the ads program.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is — you guessed it — disclosed publicly.

That means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website, and your “Likes” and comments on other websites are all available to others — and I hope they get a lot of views!

For example, the photo that you upload to your public profile, or a default image if you haven’t uploaded one, is your Globally Recognized Avatar, or Gravatar — get it? 🙂 Your Gravatar, along with other public profile information, displays alongside the comments and “Likes” that you make on other users’ websites while logged in to your account. Your Gravatar and public profile information may also display with your comments, “Likes,” and other interactions on websites that use the Gravatar service, if the email address associated with your account is the same email address you use on the other website.

Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.

Payments Providers

  • Payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.
  • Payments using WooCommerce Payments plugin. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see WooCommerce Extensions Privacy Policy for more details.

How Long Your Data is Retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the website (if any), the personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your information generally is discarded when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which is collected and used it — described in the section above on How and Why the website Use Information — and it is not legally required to keep it.

For example, the website keep web server logs that record information about a visitor, like the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. The website retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to the websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong.

What Rights you have over your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data the website hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data the website hold about you. This does not include any data the website is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to my use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that the website limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the right to:

  • Request to know the categories of personal information the website collect, the categories of business or commercial purpose for collecting and using it, the categories of sources from which the information came, the categories of third parties the website share it with, and the specific pieces of information the website collect about you;
  • Request deletion of personal information the website collect or maintain;
  • Opt out of any sale of personal information; and
  • Not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights under the CCPA.


While no online service is 100% secure, I take all reasonable measures to protect your information against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction. The website is using online services of leading companies globally for hosting and other related online services to make sure of preventing any potential vulnerabilities and attacks. When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any form of payments on the website, you will be directed to a third-party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on the website but instead provided to the third-party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.

By using the website, you agree to hold me harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that I cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through the website without my knowledge and consent.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

I have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. I am neither responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third-party websites is solely at your risk.

Privacy Policy for Children

This site is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). The website products and services are all directed to people who are 13 years of age and older. Personal information from children under the age of 13 is not used or disclosed knowingly by the website without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe that personal information is collected without parental or guardian consent from a child under the age of 13, please contact me to have that information deleted.

Email Tracking and CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out the penalties for violations.

Your email address is collected in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
• Additional information related to your product and/or service might be sent to you as well.
• Market to the website mailing list or continue to send emails to the clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM the website agrees:
• NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
• Include the physical address of my business or site headquarter
• Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and you will be removed promptly from ALL correspondence.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your further use of the website after a change to the Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.


If there is any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact me through the contact page, don’t forget to mention “Privacy Policy Related Question” on Subject of the form or email.

Other Information and Resources

Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Users’ Sites – Automattic

Jetpack Privacy Center

WooCommerce and the GDPR

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