TinyEmpireCanada

Tiny Empire

Ontario, Canada On Etsy since 2016

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TinyEmpireCanada

Tiny Empire

Ontario, Canada | 613 Sales

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About TinyEmpireCanada

Sales 613
On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: Our wood rattles in action!

Our Philosophy: We are committed to making thoughtfully designed, premium baby products that are sustainable, safe and non toxic.

We are a plastic free small shop.

We make high quality products that are natural, sustainable and non toxic and we are on a quest to be good to our plant and help conserve this beautiful earth for all of the little babes that are growing up in it.

We don’t believe recyclable is the right answer to packaging, it still has to go somewhere. So we use plastic free, minimal packaging for our pieces. Your product will arrive with a care card and wrapped in compostable overwrap or in a canvas bag. We ship our products in compostable mailers or a repurposed shipping box. Our goal is less packaging, higher quality products.

Our maple wood rings are made in our woodshop in Ontario, Canada. Each ring is designed, cut, sanded and finished by us. They are buttery smooth and each one is so pretty. We source our Maple wood from a small mill in Ontario – it is beautiful, premium Maple. Oftentimes, I can even tell you how old maple is that we are using, for example, our last batch of rings were made from 50 year old hard maple. We’re deliberately not purchasing Maple from big box stores because the intent and message that comes with this rattle is that your purchase is touching the lives of small businesses who are passionately making products from their heart.

We are also partnered with the Ontario Wood Program! When you see this logo, you’ll know the Ontario Wood product is:

~ sustainably grown and harvested in Ontario
~ made here in the province
~ high quality
~ supporting local communities and economies
~ what's best for the environment

Stay tuned as we continue to introduce wood products into our line.

Production partners

  • Manufacturer of this product

    Toronto, ON

    Woodwork

Shop policies

Last updated on 25 March, 2020
Where is it made?

Our rattles, teethers, pacifier clips and lovies are all lovingly handmade in Ontario, Canada. Our designs adhere to US, Canadian, European and Australian safety standards.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
For hygienic reasons, all of our products are final sale and not eligible for refund or exchange.

Personalized/Custom teethers can not be cancelled once ordered as they are made to order.

We recommended replacing our pacifier clips every 4-6 months due to wear and tear. For hygienic reasons, we also recommend you alternate teethers every two months.

We provide a one month warranty from time of purchase, if the items are defective. We do not provide a warranty on wear and tear or misuse of the product. Please follow the care and cleaning instructions that come with your product. Our warranty does not apply if the product care instructions were not followed.
Delivery
We ship all over the world! Head to the checkout section of the site and enter your address to see if we ship to your location, and how much it will cost to get there.

Keep in mind that there may be additional duties and taxes to pay upon the arrival of your package as well, especially if you are having your items shipped to a P.O. Box. Tiny Empire Canada Inc. is not responsible for additional duties and taxes.

Free shipping means we are shipping through letter mail. These shipments do not come with tracking. If you would like like a tracked package, choose the upgraded shipping. Please note that once shipped, Tiny Empire takes no responsibility for delayed or lost items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Disclaimer:

CAUTION: Inspect our products before every use and discard at the first sign of damage.

Our pacifier clips are not toys, they contain small parts, which makes them a choking hazard if not used properly. The beads on our clips are secured carefully with concealed knots, do not alter our clips in any way, as you may impact the safety design of our clip.

Do not tie around a child's neck and never allow a child to use while sleeping or unsupervised. Canadian safety standards requires that no pacifier clips in Canada are to be used as teething toys

Our teethers and rattles are toys. They are suitable for 3+ months. They contain small parts, choking hazard. Our designs are secured by concealed knots – this design has been safety tested and it adheres to toy regulations for US and Canada. Altering our products in any way may impact the safety design of our rattle/teether
Privacy
PRIVACY STATEMENT

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SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as
1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and
2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at hello [!at] tinyempirecanada.com

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

SECTION 5 - DATA RETENTION

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

SECTION 6 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 7 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 8 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

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, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at hello [!at] tinyempirecanada.com
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]

More information

Last updated on 25 Mar, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How do I care for my rattle?

All of our rattles contain hard, white maple beads and wood rings. This type of wood is naturally antimicrobial and so is silicone! You can spot clean with a damp cloth and a touch of soap, if required, but use sparingly. The wood may feel dry to touch where it has been wet, this can be fixed by treating the wood with some food grade oil – we recommend a coconut or beeswax.

Wood does not respond well to extreme changes in temperature or water, so there are a couple things that you shouldn’t do with wood:

Do not submerge or soak in water or let it stay wet for a long period of time.

Do not put our rattles in the freezer or fridge

Do not put our rattles in the dishwasher or sanitizer

How do I care for my Pacifier Clip?

Our pacifier clips that are 100% silicone with a stainless clip are made to be easy to clean. You can submerge these in water and lay flat to dry. Silicone is antimicrobial and warm, soapy water will sufficiently clean our products.

Our pacifier clips with wood are spot clean only with a damp cloth. These shouldn’t be submerged in water because it could affect the integrity of the wood. You can treat the wood beads with food grade oil – we recommend a coconut or beeswax oil, if they feel dry.

Do not sterilize, boil or microwave our clips.

We recommended replacing our pacifier clips every 4-6 months due to wear and tear.

How do I care for my silicone teether?

Our 100% silicone teethers are easy to clean. You can submerge these in water and lay flat to dry, or place them in the top rack of your dishwasher. They are also freezer and fridge safe if you want to use them as a cooling teether on those sore gums.

Are your products safe?

Safety is our number one priority and we make our products to meet US, Canadian, European and Australian standards. Our teethers go through toy safety testing conducted by an accredited materials testing lab in Canada to adhere to CPSIA and CCPSA toy standards.

Our pacifier clips are not toys, but we have tested them against the toy standards as well as adhering to BS EN 12586:2007 + A2:2011, a British adaptation of a European standard for soother holders. This means that we don’t make clips any longer than 8.5”. Our mini clips are approx. 5.5” and our regular clips are between 7.5”-8.5”.

We also test our products to be non-toxic and free of : BPA, lead, PVC, mercury, metals, phthalates and cadmium.

Is it possible for the beads to come off?

No, our products are all secured with concealed knots that have been safety tested. If you wanted to take the beads off, you would have to intentionally disassemble our pacifier clip or cut into our products with a sharp object.

Why are your stainless steel clips so special?

We tried 20+ clips on the market before we finally designed our own, custom clip.

Traditional metal clips can rust over time and we didn’t like the idea that a child may touch that rust and get it in their mouths. So we chose stainless steel because it’s durable and rust resistant.
Our design has a thicker grip with a plastic insert to protect fabric. We designed it to have a tough grip so that little hands wouldn’t be able to easily pull it off their clothes.
Our clip has thicker/longer tabs securing the piece together, so that it can’t break apart with normal use.

How do I use my pacifier clip?

Pacifier clips are not toys and the end should always be clipped to a child's clothing prior to use, with the clip being positioned away from the face. Inspect the product before every use and discard at the first sign of damage

Where is it made?

Our rattles, teethers, pacifier clips and lovies are all lovingly handmade in Ontario, Canada.