Current policy effective as of September 21, 2016
“IP Address” refers to “Internet Protocol Address” and means the unique number that allows computers attached to the Internet to know where to send you data (such as the webpages you view) and where the data that you are sending is coming from.
“Personal Information” means information that, alone or when in combination with other information, may be used to identify, contact, or locate you personally. Your Personal Information includes your name, address, email address, and phone number. Your Personal Information does not include information that we obtain in or transform into an anonymous format from which a third party cannot easily identify you. However, if we collect your IP address (which is typically Non-personal Information) and link it to your full name, the combination of this data would be “Personal Information.”
“Non-Personal Information” means information that does not identify you as a specific individual, including without limitation IP type, IP host address, ISP address, cookie IDs (and segment IDs associated with cookie IDs), pages viewed, and/or search terms entered, browser type, operating system, duration and frequency of visits, anonymous usage statistics including frequency of messaging and interaction with other users, clickstream data other log file data, or social analytics and tracking measurements. With respect to mobile devices, “Non-Personal Information” also may include device type, make and model, operating system, carrier, user ID, similar device IDs, and information about various apps that you use. Non-Personal Information may also include information about certain characteristics that you share with others, such as your gender, age, zip code, and interests.
“Aggregate Data” means Non-Personal Information that we collect about a group or category of customers or Products. Aggregate data helps us to understand trends so that we can better consider new Products and services, analyze usage, facilitate payments, or otherwise improve or tailor our offerings. For example, we may collect data about the shopping habits of residents of a particular state (without linking this data to any specific personal information about those residents).
To “use” or to “process” information means to handle or utilize the information in any way, including without limitation by subjecting the information to statistical or other evaluation or analysis, or by collecting, storing, modifying, deleting, combining the information (including by using cookies on a computer), or by disclosing and/or transferring the information within our company or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION
1. Personal Information
We do not collect Personal Information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, we will ask you to provide us with certain Personal Information when you purchase a Product from the Site or when you communicate with us about a Product that you have purchased from us. When you make a payment for a Product that you purchase via the Site, you will likely need to provide Personal Information to our third party service providers (i.e., payment processors), such as your credit card number. We may also collect Personal Information from you if you send us Personal Information in an email or via the chat functionality on the Site.
We also collect any information that you may choose to post on or via the Site, such as Postings or Feedback. If you choose to submit any such information, it will not be subject to the privacy protections set forth herein because it will be considered public information. We are not responsible for use by others of information that you post publicly.
We may also collect your location if you choose to allow us to track your location through our Site or through other means, or if your Personal or Non-Personal Information indicates a certain geographic location. This information may help us provide recommendations to you based on your location, serve you with advertisements, or direct you to offerings that may be of interest to you and/or are marketed to persons near your location.
2. Non-Personal Information
We use your IP Address to deliver our Site to you upon request, to tailor the Site and our Products and advertising to the interests of our customers, and to measure traffic within the Site.
Here are general definitions and descriptions of the types of technologies that we may use to collect Non-Personal Information via our Site.
Web Beacons. A web beacon is an electronic image, also called a “gif,” that may be in the form of a “png” image, as well as iframe, script, input link, embed, object, and other tags that are used to track usage. We may use these web beacons on our Site to deliver cookies, to attribute sales to any advertising media or affiliate partners with whom we may have a relationship, to count visits, to compile statistics about usage, to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns, and/or in emails that we may send you in order to tell if you have opened or acted on email that we have sent you.
Pixels. A pixel is a piece of code or an electronic image embedded on the Site (but ordinarily not visible to users) that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page within the Site or clicked on a particular advertisement, to deliver branded services, and/or to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns.
Server Log Data. When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This data may include information such as your IP Address, browser type, the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Site, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information for which you may search on our Site, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and for general technical administration of the Site, to improve the Site’s functionality and convenience, and to better serve our customers’ needs and preferences. We also may use Server Log Data to verify that Site visitors meet criteria that we have established as necessary before processing their purchases.
3. Third Parties
Please note that we may use third party service providers or vendors to help us operate and improve the Site and/or transact business (including, without limitation, maintenance services, database management providers, payment processors, or web analytics consultants, etc.). These third party service providers may also collect or have access to Non-Personal Information from our Site. Such third party service providers and vendors are not authorized to use the Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible. Please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a list of such third parties.
Slim Furniture is aware of and concerned about identity theft and unlawful practices known as “phishing.” We do not and will not solicit or request your credit card information or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. If you receive such solicitations or requests that appear to be from Slim Furniture, please contact us at email@example.com before responding. More information is available on the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
5. Opting Out
Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
V. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
1. Personal Information
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Personal Information) primarily to answer your questions, to process and consummate your transactions with us, to deliver Products that you purchased from us, and try to solve any problems that you may encounter relating to the same.
By using the Site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Site and your interactions with us.
By providing us with your email address, you expressly consent to our sending you emails. However, we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you without your consent.
As noted above, we may use third party service providers or vendors to help us operate and improve the Site and/or transact business. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information, but only to perform these tasks on our behalf.
2. Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data.
We reserve the right to share with third parties any Non-Personal Information, including Aggregate Data and behavioral advertising information about you and our other Site visitors, customers, sales, and traffic. We may do this for any legitimate purpose, including industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about Products and offerings. Any Aggregate Data shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. As such, we cannot promise, ensure, or warrant the security of any information that you may provide to us. We likewise do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure or data breach.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes concerning security breach notifications) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Site as promptly as possible, and without unreasonable delay, taking into account the legitimate needs of law enforcement or any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and/or to restore the reasonable integrity of the affected data system.
You may have a legal right to receive any such notice in writing. To receive free written notice of any security breach, or otherwise to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notices, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VII. COMPLIANCE WITH LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe that doing so is required or appropriate in order to comply with law enforcement requests, other legal obligations, to respond to your requests, or protect yours’, ours’ or third parties’ rights, property, safety, or welfare.
IX. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER
If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, we may transfer that information to affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or other third parties across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions that have laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal information to the United States, which does not have the same data protection laws as the E.U. and may not afford you the same rights as the laws of the E.U. afford you. By providing your Personal Information, you consent to the use of your Personal information for the uses identified above in accordance with this Policy and to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States as indicated above.
X. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
The Site also may contains links to and enable interactivity vis-a-vis certain social media platforms, which may place their own cookies or similar technologies on your device and browser. Personal Information that you voluntarily disseminate online in any public forum (such as a social media platform) may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We have no control over or liability relating to any information that you disseminate through a public forum.
The Site does not knowingly target children under the age of 13, and Slim Furniture does not collect Personal Information from any child under the age of 13. If we learn that any such information has been provided to us via the Site, we will delete or destroy it. If you believe that Personal Information about your child or another child under the age of 13 has been transmitted through the Site, please contact us at email@example.com.
XII. BUSINESS TRANSFERS
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the Personal and Non-Personal Information collected via the Site.
XIV. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our Site visitors who are California residents to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
XV. CANADIAN PRIVACY RIGHTS
Canadian residents may access their Personal Information that is in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com. We may request certain Personal Information for the purpose of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their Personal Information.
XVI. CONTACT INFORMATION