Privacy Policy for this Website

LAST UPDATED: October 15, 2010


This is a summary of our privacy policy and information practices for the website you are now in, namely oStylus.com or www.oStylus.com. It is intended to provide you with a basis for making informed decisions when choosing to communicate with oStylus Design Studio ("oStylus" or "we" or "us") via this site.

During a visit to our website, your privacy is respected. We do not collect personal information about you unless you choose to send us an e-mail, or order an item through the website using PayPal, where you voluntarily provide your name and contact information. PayPal then sends that information to us. We use that information to communicate with you and ship our products. We may also communicate with you in future emailings, but you can choose to opt out of those mailings at any time through the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Your personal information received through email or from PayPal (such as name, address, email address) is only used in our own office to communicate with you. It is not used for any other purpose. We will never sell or give your email address or personal information to anyone outside oStylus. We cannot guarantee the security of all web systems such as email, so please do not send us sensitive personal information. We can also be contacted using the postal system or by telephone. See the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Our website, oStylus.com (a sub-domain of makersgallery.com) is hosted by BareMetal in Victoria, BC, Canada. Their privacy policy is here: http://baremetal.com/privacypolicy.html. The data they collect from our website is protected under Canadian privacy laws. Data is also collected through Google Analytics to analyze such statistics as operating systems, IP address country locations, length of site visit, web pages visited and type of operating systems or browsers. We only see those numbers and statistics in aggregate form which helps us provide the best experience for visitors. We do not store or maintain any of this information.

How does Google Analytics use that information? Excerpt from http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
"Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains."
You can disable cookies in your browser and our website will function the same way. You may also opt-out of Google Analytics for any website with a browser add-on. This add-on prevents Google Analytics from collecting any information about your visit. It is available for most browsers here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

More information on Googles' overall privacy policy is here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html Other than Google Analytics, our website does not use cookies.

We provide links to other websites (such as our news and reviews links) as a convenience, but we have no way of knowing or controlling the information they may be collecting or using, or what their privacy policies are. We are not responsible for any of the information or the accuracy of the content on any external links, nor do we endorse those websites. Many of those linked websites are in countries other than Canada where different privacy laws may apply.

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. You may reproduce information from this website for non-commercial purposes, such as in a review, an academic paper, or a lecture, but you must name the source. Information may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without written permission from the contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Our Website User Agreement is here.

oStylus Design Studio
781 Second Avenue West Owen Sound ON N4K4M2 Canada