1. Information Collection
Information You Provide to Us
Personal Information: In the course of using the Site, we may collect information that identifies you as a specific individual and can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Examples of Personal Information include your name, email address, postal address, shipping address, phone number, and shopping history on our Site. You may also provide us with your email address or other personal information in an offline format.
Payment Information: If you use the Site to make purchases, we will also collect certain payment information, such as payment card, PayPal, or other financial account information, and billing address. A third-party payment processor collects that information; we do not store your credit card information.
Non-Identifying Information: We also may collect other information, such as ZIP codes, and other information regarding your use of the Site (“Non-Identifying Information”) or from you in response to surveys. Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers in a way that enables you to be identified (for example, combining information with your name). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information, but Earthmuse will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
General Audience Site: The Site is general audience and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children younger than age 13. If we become aware that a child younger than 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files.
Information Received from Third Parties
Information Collected from Users Automatically
We and our third party service providers, including analytics, and third party content providers, may automatically collect certain information from you whenever you access or interact with the Site. This information may include, among other information, the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the Site, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to the Site, areas within the Site that you visited, and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites.
The Technology Used to Collect Information Automatically from Earthmuse Users May Include the Following:
Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use both persistent cookies that remain on your computer or similar device (such as to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Site and to track your compliance with any of our policies) and session ID cookies, which expire at the end of your browser session (for example, to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how Earthmuse users interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by Earthmuse users and web traffic routing on the Site). You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Site.
Web Beacons: We may also employ software technology known as “web beacons” or “tracking tags” to help us keep track of what content on our Site is effective and to serve relevant advertising or products to you. Web beacons are small graphics with a unique identifier that may be invisible to you, and which are used to track the online activity of Internet users. Web beacons are embedded in the web pages you review or email messages you receive. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Site, to monitor how Earthmuse users navigate the Site, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts: An Embedded Script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Site. In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes and we may use third parties to perform these services on our behalf
How We Respond To Do Not Track Signals
Please note that your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, Earthmuse does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.
The Site may provide you the opportunity to participate and post content publicly on blogs, as reviews, through interactive features and through other communication functionality (“Community Postings“). You may choose, through such features or otherwise, to submit or post questions, comments, or other content (collectively, “User Submitted Materials“). Such User Submitted Materials may be displayed publicly along with certain of your Personal Information, such as your name or a screen name. Please note that your use of Community Postings is subject to our Terms and Conditions.
2. Use and Retention of Information
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Service Providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf, such as to host the Site, perform Site-related functions (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and online advertising, payment processing, fraud detection and improvement of Earthmuse’ features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site is used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information in order to perform these tasks on our behalf subject to the privacy policies of those third parties.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions: We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion“) that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winner’s list.
4. Analytics Providers
5. Opting Out & Modifying Your Account
Earthmuse users with an Account (as such term is defined in our Terms and Conditions) may update their choices regarding marketing communications you receive from us through your online Account. You also may opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of the Site (for example, administrative and service announcements) via email and other means and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you opt-out from receiving marketing communications. If you choose to receive text messages from us, you may change your mind and opt-out of receiving future text messages by replying “STOP” to any text message received.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information, and you must update any changes through your online Account. If you would like us to delete your Account in our system, you can do so by sending an email to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request; however, certain information will actively persist on the Site even if you close your account, including messages you posted to the Site (e.g., product reviews). In addition, your Personal Information may remain in our archives and information you update or delete, or information within a closed account, such as your purchase history, may persist internally or for our administrative purposes. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete information from our databases. In addition, we typically will not remove information you posted publicly through or on the Site. Bear in mind that neither you nor Earthmuse can delete all copies of information that have been previously shared with others on the Site, as in many cases this information is stored or archived elsewhere on third-party servers, services or websites.
Earthmuse takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure the information it collects and stores about our customers. The Site uses “https:” security on all pages. All Personal Information provided to the Site is encrypted using industry-standard technology when transmitted over the Internet. We comply with the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards and, as noted above, credit card payment transactions are handled by third-party processors, not ourselves, and we do not store your credit card data. But no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure all of the time. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, Earthmuse cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
7. Links to Other Sites
Our Site sometimes contains links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
8. We Do Not Sell Your Personal Information
We do not collect and sell your information for commercial purposes. Instead, we may use or disclose the personal information we collect: A) to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information (e.g., to fulfill an order for a product that you place on our Site); B) to provide, support, personalize, and develop our Site, products, and services; C) to create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us; D) to process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud; E) to provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses; F) to personalize your Site experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers G) to help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Site, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business; H) for testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Site, products, and services.
We may also disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract. We share your personal information with Service such as payment processors.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
9. Changes to this Policy