WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME DOES GATHERED HOME COLLECT?
We collect the Personal Information you give us such as your name, address, phone number, email address, and payment information when you save your information to our site, participate in a promotion, create a wish list, or make a purchase. You may choose not to provide certain information, but by doing so, you might not be able to take advantage of some of our features. With your permission, we may send you emails about our site, new products, order information, and other updates. See the “ACTIVITY” and “COOKIES” sections below for further details.
DOES GATHERED HOME SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANYONE ELSE?
Information about our customers is an important part of any business, and we are no exception. However, we are not now and never will be in the business of selling this information to others. We share customer information only as described below, and only where we reasonably believe the person or entity with whom we share the information follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Policy.
We work closely with affiliated businesses for our e-commerce transaction merchant. You can tell when any third party is involved in your transactions, and we share personal information related to those transactions with that third party.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing website support, processing payments, accountants, attorneys, and the like. They have access to personal information needed to perform their specific function only, and will not use it for any other purpose.
Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of users on behalf of ourselves or other businesses. When we do this, we do not give any other business your name or address. If you do not want to receive such offers, please note it in your personal account or contact us.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy physical store space, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing privacy notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the event that Gathered Home or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Other than as set forth above, you may also receive notice when information about you may go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
HOW SECURE IS MY INFORMATION?
Sensitive personal information contained in orders on the Site is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. In order for SSL security to function, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect the personal information you share with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for the unauthorized access to or use of the information you share with us by any such third party. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of, or related to, a third party’s unauthorized access to or use of such intercepted information. When you share your information with us, you do so at your own risk.
We generally reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company through our ecommerce merchant during order processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared or public computer. You should take some additional time to become educated on privacy issues associated with use of the Internet.
WHAT ABOUT THIRD PARTY LINKS?
The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Site. Third party sites accessible through our Site via links or otherwise have their own policies with respect to your privacy. Unless otherwise noted, we do not know and specifically disclaim responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of these third party websites.
We may record metadata information relating to your use of the Site, including but not limited to the searches you undertake, the pages you view, which web browser you use, your IP address, the requested URL, any referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site within our company and to provide you a high level of service. We also use this information in aggregate, non-individualized form to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics for marketing purposes, including but not limited to measuring interest in and use of the various areas of the Site based upon the above metadata information.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then we store your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help to ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
AGE OF CONSENT
To access or use the Site, you agree that you are 18 years old or older and have the requisite capacity and authority to agree to the terms of this Policy. Anyone under the age of 18 or otherwise legally incapable of agreeing to the terms of this Policy is prohibited from using the Site unless such person does so with the consent of a parent or legal guardian who has read and agreed to this Policy.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review the Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. By visiting and using this Site you agree to accept the Policy in its most current form as of the date and time of your visit and use of the Site.
Updated: May 2016