Privacy Policy

When you buy something from our store,
We collect your name, address and more.
Even if you just want to browse our site,
We'll note a few things (hope that's all right?)
Like your browser, system and IP address;
We only use these for good, not to cause a mess.

If we've got your e-mail address, you might get a treat,
As we let you know about things either new or neat,
But if you don't want to be contacted any more,
E-mail haveaword@litearary to be removed for sure.
We'll only disclose your info if the law says we have to,
(Thought if you violate the ToS we might have to too).

Our store lives on Shopify's servers;
They'll protect your data so don't be nervous.
When your payment is taken your info's used for the sale
Then it's deleted thereafter, straight away, without fail.

If the sale requires using a third-party's service or action
They should only use your details for their part of the transaction.
One thing to remember is they have their own privacy policies
So our recommendation is that you have a read of these
(Since using that service means you're bound by them, not us,
So it's best for you to know if using them might cause a fuss).

As we've said elsewhere, we use cookies to remember if you've been here before
And make it better for you (useful, you'll agree, I'm sure).
If an advert or a link takes you to another site or place
They're the ones responsible for what appears in front of your face.

To use this site you'll need to have reached the age of majority
(Legally-speaking, the age you're an adult wherever you may be)
If you're not quite old enough, you don't have to quit
So long as your guardian says it's ok to use it.

We might have to change this policy from time to time
So do re-review to be reassured everything's fine.
We'll show the date it was last updated at the bottom of this page
And explain what changes have been made so you don't need to rage.


Summary version (in case the rhyme isn't dry enough...)

When you buy something from us, we collect the personal info you give us such as your name, address and email address (we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates - with your permission). When you browse our site, we automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address which provides us with info that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

When you give us your info to complete a sale, verify your credit card, place an order, or arrange a delivery or return, we take it that you consent to us collecting and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal info for another reason, like marketing, we'll either ask you for your consent directly, or give you the chance to opt out.

If you want to opt out later on and withdraw your consent for us to contact you, e-mail us at and we'll sort it out.

We may disclose your personal information if the law says we must, or if you violate our Terms of Service.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our lovely things to you.

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

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data - encrypted - for as long as it takes to complete the sale, and no longer. Once complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) requirements, which help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by this site and its service providers.

In general, the third-party providers we use will only collect/use/disclose your info to the extent needed so they can perform the services they provide to us. Some of them have their own privacy policies regarding the info we have to give them for your purchase-related transactions, so we recommend that you read their privacy policies. That way you'll understand how they'll handle your info.

Bear in mind that some providers may be located (or have facilities) in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. In those cases, your info 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 elsewhere), this Privacy Policy and our website’s Terms of Service no longer apply.

When you click on links on our store, they might take you away from our site. We're not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites; you'd best read their privacy statements.

We take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to protect your personal information. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted and stored with 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.

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

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

_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats 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 a 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, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority wherever you live, or that you are the age of majority where you live and have given your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we can continue selling things to you.

If you would like to access, amend or delete any personal info we have about you, (or if you want to raise a complaint, or simply want more information) contact us at

Last updated: July 2017