Privacy policy

Here's a few more legal things that need be covered. We take protection of your privacy and data very seriously and will comply with any rules/regulations around that.

Personal information we collect

Makerviews may collect three basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the website: (1) personal information (e.g., your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, credit card information), (2) non-personal information and demographics (e.g., age, gender, occupation) and use of the websites, and (3) device information (e.g., your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device). This information is collected in the following ways:

Information you provide directly to us:

We may ask you to provide your personal information, demographic information or information about your preferences or interests when you:

Information collected using technology:

When you visit the website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view (behavior flows), what websites or search terms referred you to the website, and information about how you interact with the website. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information."

We collect Device Information using the following technologies and primarily through Google Analytics:

"Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

"Log files" track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

"Web beacons", "tags", and "pixels" are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the website, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address and/or shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers - which is securely and privately stored by our eCommerce vendor, Makerviews will never actually see the full cc number), email address, and/or phone number. We refer to this information as "Order Information".

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

How do we use your personal information?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

These communications are only sent to customers or subscribers who have opted in to receive them. We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our website and marketing.

Sharing your personal information

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Snipcart to power our online store. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the website. You can choose to opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

Your rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the website), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data retention

When you place an order through the website, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Other information

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact, attn: Scott Mathson, Mathson Design, LLC [email protected]

Thank you to Jeffrey Zeldman (A Book Apart) for the inspiration of this legal page's language.

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