We may collect some information about you, as described in this Policy, but you control how much you share about yourself.
You must be  to give consent. We do not knowingly allow the purchase of our goods or collect information from children under  years of age.
We do not sell your personal information. However, we may share such information with our vendors and suppliers in connection with providing the services needed to manage and complete your registration.
If we use a third party to assist us in the registration process, they will be bound to protect your information in line with this policy. We may collect, use and share aggregate, anonymous information about our users.
In certain legal situations, we may be compelled to disclose your personal information.
If you are outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may store your information in the United States.
We strive for compliance with, the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, EU-GDPR principles and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles (the “Privacy Shield Principles”) regarding the collection, use, sharing, and retention of personal information from the European Union and Switzerland.
We may ask you for personal information. We collect only the personal data relevant to providing you with a service and use your information just to ensure the fulfillment of this service. You may have also opted into agreeing to receive marketing information from ETC and its affiliate companies. If you do not opt-in for marketing emails, mailings, and notifications, you should not receive them. If you consented in error, please contact us to remove you from those lists.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to process your registration without this information. We do not sell your confidential information to outside parties.
Information we collect - Personal information and data
Personal information comes to us in many ways, such as:
- Purchase a service from us
- Register on the website
- Submit questions
- E-mail us
- Submit pricing requests on the checkout page
- Enter a drawing or contest.
Personal data we may collect (if applicable) includes the following:
- email address
- Postal address
- Phone number and/or mobile number
- Products shopped
Credit card information is processed off-site and is held securely by our credit card processor which cannot be accessed through this website or any of our affiliate sites.
We use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity on our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer and accesses each time you visit so we can understand how you use our site and serve you content based on preferences you have specified.
We may employ software and other resources from third-party companies and individuals on our websites. For example, these companies could be order processors, payment partners, analytics providers, and other content partners. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf.
Any information accessed by these third-party technologies is governed by the privacy practices of those third-party technologies. ETC, and its affiliate companies, does not control and is not responsible for the collection of information by such third-party technologies.
To help ensure that your personal information is safe and secure, we use state of the art security systems to encrypt your data details, making it impossible to be read over the internet.
Furthermore, we take reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorized access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering through the Services.
Aligning with the efforts of the EU-GDR, if there is any breach of your personal data, we will notify the appropriate resources within 72 hours.
Links to Other Sites
The Montessori Classroom is an ETC Montessori company and as such it contains links to all the affiliated websites that belong to fall under the umbrella of our parent company. These sites are:
If you are under  years of age, no information should be submitted to us without the consent of a relevant parent or guardian.
Note to parents
These Services are not directed specifically at children under the age of . We will not knowingly collect or use personal information from, anyone under the age of . Assure that your child does not give us personal information online without asking your permission.
Data storage and retention
This data is processed and retained in the [United States of America].
ETC uses and retains personal information you provide to do one of the following:
Order processing: Any data collected for order processing will be maintained for a period deemed necessary for the management of that order. It will not be used for marketing purposes.
Marketing efforts: If you consented to be marketed to, your personal data will be retained for the period of  months and then deleted.
You can contact ETC regarding their policies or those of their affiliate companies via our contact page. You may also reach our privacy controller, Aki Margaritis at email@example.com for data requests.