Who we are

Our website address is: http://happy.tearsofjoy.com.
We are Tears Of Joy Creative, llc, a Florida, USA based business, complying with Florida and US law.
(TOJ henceforth)  Contact about this policy can be done through admin@tearsofjoy.com.

What we ask of you

Please limit how much information you share with TOJ and our third party vendors to only what is required for you to use our website and our services.  The less information that you provide to us, the less information we have to worry about keeping/deleting/being scared big brother is going to find it, etc.  Basically, through this website, we only want to know you like us, not your life story. We ask that you remember YOU are responsible for how much information you share with us / our website and hope that anywhere on our website that is viewable by other users, you do not place any personally identifiable information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Any images you upload to the website must be public domain (copyright free) or you must own the rights to the image.  You are responsible to defend any and ALL copyright claims placed against the website for an image you upload and are the sole responsible party for any judgements so ordered by any court, including those caused by your failure to defend the claim.

Contact forms

All contact forms become an email to TOJ.  These emails are not automatically shared with any third party.  Any email sent to the site owners may be shared manually with a third party by the site owners at their discretion.  This includes possible posting to this website or privately through a direct email to a third party.  If you do not wish your email to be shared with a third party, you must include this in your email.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and Pages 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.  You can check policies at www.instagram.com and www.youtube.com


We are pretty sure our web hosting company (just like every other ISP/hosting provider the data is traveling through) is collecting data about the users accessing files through their network, including your IP address, web browser being used, probably your operating system, etc.  We have no control over this data and/or how long the information is stored by them, as this happens outside of our control.  You can view their privacy policy on their website – www.ionos.com

Who we share your data with

We do not actively share your data that you actively shared to our website with anyone, except for data used to place and fulfill product orders.  In the process of fulfilling an order, portions of your data will be shared with our third party vendors and payment processors in so much as required to provide product fulfillment. You can check privacy policies at www.printful.com and www.paypal.com.

TOJ cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose personal information, usage data, message data, and any other information about you, if we deem that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process (such as a subpoena or court
order), or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce the Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of TOJ, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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.

We are not in control of how long or to what extent our third party vendors and payment processors store and/or use the data that you share with us/them in placing an order for products.

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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We do not actively share your contact information with any third party beyond the data necessary and given to provide product fulfillment and accept payment.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on our website server and protected by our webhost’s data protection policies and the installed software to run our website.  Occasionally, your data may be included in a back up of our website on our own media, and will only include data that is directly shared with our website and not third party vendors.

What third parties we receive data from

As mentioned above, we use third parties for portions of our website.  We may receive personally identifiable data from them, but do not normally seek out this data, except for a few types of order fulfillment where we need a minimum amount of data to do so.  Current third parties that we may receive data from are www.ionos.com, www.instagram.com, www.youtube.com, www.printful.com, and www.paypal.com.

This policy subject to change, please check this page on future visits before you share new data with us.  Last policy change – May, 2021.