What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected
Some of the information provided by Simply Handmade on the Website is available without Simply Handmade collecting any Personally Identifiable Information from you and you are not required to provide the Personally Identifiable Information requested. Simply Handmade does collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide voluntarily or in the course of purchasing products through the Website. Some examples of times when Simply Handmade collects Personally Identifiable Information include when you:
- Submit any content to Simply Handmade for posting on the Website;
- Subscribe to or create an account on the Website;
- Order products through the Website;
- Register to use any bulletin board on the Website or post any information on the Website;
- Submit an online request for information about Simply Handmade or for customer service;
- Ask Simply Handmade about employment opportunities and send us your resume or other employment experience information;
- Submit any on-line application for employment;
- Complete a survey;
- Register for a promotion or offer, or
- Otherwise send us an e-mail message
You have a choice as to whether to provide Simply Handmade with any Personally Identifiable Information. If you chose not to provide Personally Identifiable Information, Simply Handmade will not be able to, in many cases, complete a transaction or respond to your questions and some portions of the Website may not be available to you.
Due to the business-oriented nature of our business and the Website, the Website is not designed to appeal to anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly request or receive any information from children.
How We Use Your Information
Simply Handmade uses any Personally Identifiable Information you provide in a limited number of ways. Simply Handmade may use your Personally Identifiable Information to:
- complete a transaction related to a purchase of products through the Website;
- provide you with information about Simply Handmade and its products (if you don't want to be on our email list, you can opt-out anytime here);
- enhance or update the Website;
- review your account to determine whether other Simply Handmade products may be of interest to you;
- help Simply Handmade create, develop, deliver and improve our products and advertising and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes;
- if you enter a sweepstakes or promotion, Simply Handmade may use your Personally Identifiable Information to administer those programs;
- occasionally, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send important notices, such as communications about purchase and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies (and since this information is important in your interaction with Simply Handmade, you may not opt-out of receiving these communications);
- compile demographic statistics about our users; and
- make a record of your visit and log your IP address, the date and time of your visit to the Website, the pages accessed and any documents downloaded, and the type of browser used.
Simply Handmade may also combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from other parties to enhance our ability to market to you those products that may be of interest to you.
In addition, Simply Handmade may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf such as operating certain aspects of the Website or sending you email. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your Personally Identifiable Information for the sole purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
Though we will make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose Personally Identifiable Information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that the action is necessary to comply with a pending judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Simply Handmade or to protect our rights or the rights of others, to fight fraud, identity theft, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Simply Handmade, its employees, members or others.
How We Share Your Information
On an aggregate basis only, we collect and use comprehensive demographic, business information and data, and other non-Personally Identifiable Information about users of the Website. Aggregated data is considered to not include Personally Identifiable Information. The following are some examples of how Simply Handmade may collect and use aggregated data:
- Simply Handmade may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, age range, and times the Website is accessed to better understand consumer behavior and improve our products, the Website, and advertising;
- Simply Handmade may collect aggregated data regarding consumer activities on the Website to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of the Website are of most interest; and
- Simply Handmade may collect and store details of how you use our services, including search queries to help improve the relevancy of results provided through the Website.
If Simply Handmade does combine aggregated data with Personally Identifiable Information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined. Simply Handmade will never disclose any Personally Identifiable Information as part of this aggregated data but may lend, sell, share or otherwise disclose aggregated data to or with others so we can perform research and provide the results to third parties, enhance and market the Website, and conduct accounting and process record keeping functions.
Other websites and links
We may include links to other websites that we think will be of interest to you or operated by our business partners, affiliates, advertisers, and others. These third parties have separate data collection and privacy practices independent from ours, and Simply Handmade cannot be responsible for their policies or activities. Please contact those third parties directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
"Do Not Track" Signals
In addition, the Website includes third party content (such as social features or map information) and this content may set "cookies" (as described below) on your browser and/or obtain information about the fact that you visited the Website from a certain IP address. Third parties though cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from the Website unless you provide it to them directly.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Clear Gifs, and IP Addresses
Additionally, we may use IP address information to count and track aggregate visits to Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Website. Simply Handmade does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable so while a particular user's session can be tracked, the user remains completely anonymous.
Simply Handmade uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google.
Accessing and Updating Information
Simply Handmade does not currently have an online method for users to delete their Personally Identifiable Information contained in our database. However, you may change or update the Personally Identifiable Information we have collected, request that we delete it (unless Simply Handmade is required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes), or request that we change how we use it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your instructions. Please note that this deletion may otherwise impact prior transactions performed on the Website.
This Website has industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, and we make good faith efforts to store your Personally Identifiable Information in a secure operating environment. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. If Simply Handmade provides you with a user name and password to access portions of the Website or as part of your subscription, Simply Handmade disclaims any responsibility for a breach of privacy as a result of your willingly or inadvertently disclosing your user name and password to others.
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