PRIVACY POLICY – August Abode

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: October 25, 2018

Thank you for visiting August Abode. It is important to us that you have the best possible experience while using the Site and that you are aware of the privacy policies that apply to your use of this website. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the following Policy.  

Please read these this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) carefully before using www.augustabode.com (the “Site”), operated by Stefani Stein Inc, DBA August Abode, hereinafter referred to as August Abode, a California corporation (“August Abode, “we”, “us”).

We understand your privacy is important. This Policy describes how we collect, use, store, process and share your information in relation to your access and use of the Service (including the Site). We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By visiting, accessing or using the Service, you expressly consent to the collection, use, storage, transfer, processing and disclosure of your information, including personally identifiable information, as described in this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY PART OF THE SERVICE, REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT OR MAKE A PURCHASE. All capitalized terms not defined in this Policy have the respective meanings set forth in the Terms of Use.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

General. When you visit the Service, you can browse without submitting any personally identifiable information about yourself. We will, however, receive and store some non-personally identifiable information about you, as described below. In order to participate in certain functionalities, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information. “Personally identifiable information” is information that would allow us to actually identify you, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other information the Service collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law.

Account; Login. If you create a User Account, you will be asked to provide and we may collect certain information, including, but not limited to, your email address and password selected by you. It is your responsibility to keep your information up to date and to ensure that we have an active and deliverable email address for you. We are not responsible for any problems, interruptions in access, or liability that may arise if you do not give us complete and accurate information or if you fail to update your information so that it is current. You may edit your User Account information by accessing your User Account settings.

Public Content. Your contributions to the Service are intended for public consumption and are therefore viewable by the public, including your photos, ratings, reviews, tips, lists, collections, compliments, and edits to Venue listing information. Your User Account profile (e.g., first name, last initial, username, and profile photos) is also intended for public consumption. You can limit the public nature of some of these activities through your User Account settings.

Location Information. If you purchase Products using our Site, we will collect your mailing and billing addresses as part of the checkout process. We may use and store this information to complete your order and, if applicable, contact you regarding your order.

Automatically Collected Information. Similar to other websites and services, we may collect some information automatically and store it in log files. We may use third party analytics providers to collect this information about the Service. See subsection (f) below for more information on our use of third party analytics providers and the information collected by such providers. This collection may include, but is not limited to: your IP address, browser type and language, device type, referring/exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, landing pages, cookie information, the pages you requested and viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages and the date and time of each request you make. We collect this non-identifying information in order to better understand our users, to more efficiently operate our business, to promote our services and to improve the quality of the Service. We may automatically collect information using various tracking technologies, such as cookies and web beacons.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a computer or smartphone for record-keeping purposes. Our third party analytics providers use cookies to record information about your activities while using the Service and to “remember” you when you return to the Service. Some cookies remain on your computer or device until you delete them. Others, like session ID cookies, expire when you close your browser. You may set your browser or device setting to attempt to reject cookies and you may still use the Service, however, certain features of the Service may not be available if your browser or device does not accept cookies. See subsection (f) below for more information on how the Service may respond to your browser or device settings. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties. See also subsection (e) below.

Web Beacons. Web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of web or mobile app users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive or your smartphone, web beacons are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on, for example, web pages or in HTML-based emails. Our third party analytics providers may place web beacons on the Site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our third party analytics providers use information obtained from web beacons to help us improve our business and the Service. We do not control the use of web beacons by third parties.

Google Analytics. We use Google, a third-party analytics provider, to collect information about Site usage and users of the Service. Google may use cookies and pixels to collect usage information from users that visit the Service, including information about the pages where users enter and exit the Service, what pages users view on the Service, time spent on each page, browser version, operating system, internet protocol address, and geolocation information. These technologies allow Google to recognize a user when a user visits the Service and when the user visits other websites. Google shares the information it collects from the Service and from other websites with us and other website operators, including but not limited to age range, gender, geographic regions, general interests and details about devices used to visit websites and purchase items. For more information regarding Google’s collection methods and use of information, see the Google Privacy Policy by visiting the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, please visit the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

“Do Not Track” Settings. Because we track Service usage information through the use of cookies, web beacons and other tracking mechanisms, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser or smartphone may not have any effect on our collection of information via tracking technologies. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser and smartphone to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. However, getting a “Do Not Track” signal to work as you might want is difficult. Using browsers as an example, not all tracking technologies can be controlled by browsers; unique aspects of your browser might be recognizable even if you disable a tracking technology; not all settings will necessarily last or be effective; even if a setting is effective for one purpose, data still may be collected for another; and even if one website observes a “Do Not Track” signal, that website usually will not be able to control other websites.

Payments. We may provide paid products and/or services within the Services. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). Any such payment card details or information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors 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 ensure the secure handling of payment information. The payment processors we work with are determined by Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. and at the time of this document is Stripe, Inc. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/us/privacy

REMARKETING SERVICES

The Site uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google AdWords. Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads   

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Twitter.  Twitter remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc. You can opt-out from Twitter's interest-based ads by following their instructions:https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405  You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Twitter by visiting their Privacy Policy page: https://twitter.com/privacy

Facebook. Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page:https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950  To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canadahttp://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings. For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Pinterest. Pinterest remarketing service is provided by Pinterest Inc. You can opt-out from Pinterest's interest-based ads by enabling the "Do Not Track" functionality of your web browser or by following Pinterest instructions: http://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/personalization-and-data  You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Pinterest by visiting their Privacy Policy page: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

INFORMATION USE

General. We will use your personally identifiable information to operate, manage, and administer your User Account and the Service; to provide you with support or a more personalized experience; to communicate with you; to process Product orders; to monitor Service usage; to improve the Service or develop and test new products, services, websites or applications. We may also use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes; to detect and protect against errors, fraud, and illegal activity; to assist law enforcement; to enforce this Policy and the Terms of Use; or for any other purpose described in this Policy or described to you at the time of collection.

Sharing on the Service. The Service allows users to connect and communicate with others through the “user comments” feature. If you use this, or any communication features, other users of the Service can view your communications that you post to the Service.

Communications. We may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries or requests (including support requests). You may not opt out of Service-related emails which are not promotional in nature. We may also send you promotional emails to notify you about Products or services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to stop receiving promotional messages from us or third parties, please click on the opt out link in any non-Service related email you receive or adjust your preferred communication methods in your User Account settings. Even if you opt out, you will continue to receive Service-related communications from us.

Use of Non-Personally Identifiable and Aggregate Information. We may use non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, analyzing trends, managing and administering the Service, tracking users’ movements, provide feedback on the Products, to create new products or services or to improve our business and the Service. In addition, we may share aggregate statistical information with our business partners. We may also combine your non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information with other non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information collected from other sources. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that aggregate information is never associated with you or your personally identifiable information.

Information Retention. We may retain your information indefinitely, or as long as legally required or allowed, for our business needs and in order to deter fraud or abuse of the Service. We may dispose of any information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. We do not undertake any retention obligations through this statement.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

Affiliated Entities and Service Providers. We may disclose your information, including personally identifiable information, to any affiliated entity or organization, business partner and to agents and service providers that provide support for the Service (such as analytics service providers) to help us operate the Service, improve our business or Products or the Service, and to provide services to us. Use of information by affiliated entities and service providers will be subject to this Policy or an agreement at least as restrictive as this Policy. We will not share your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes or with other third parties for purposes unrelated to the Service without your explicit consent.

Legal Requirements. In some cases, we may disclose your information, including personally identifiable information: (i) as required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) if we believe disclosure is needed to protect our rights, property or safety; (iii) to government regulators or law enforcement authorities in connection with any judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena or legal process served on us or the Service; and (iv) to respond to a physical threat to you or another person.

Insolvency and Business Transitions. If we should ever file for bankruptcy or engage in a business transition such as an acquisition by or merger with another company, or if we sell or reorganize all or part of our business or assets, we may disclose your information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information, to prospective or actual purchasers or transaction participants in connection with these transactions.

Disclaimer. We cannot ensure that all of your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, a third party may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or other users of the Service may abuse or misuse your personally identifiable information. No transmission of data over the internet can be 100% secure.

INFORMATION SECURITY MEASURES

We exercise care in facilitating the transmission of information between your device or computer and the third party servers that operate and store information for the Service. The personally identifiable information we collect is stored in operating environments that are not available to the public. While we have mechanisms in place to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Service is not for or Directed Towards Children. The Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. We do not intend to and will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Service. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information immediately and delete it from our servers. If you believe information from a child under the age of 13 has been provided to the Service, please notify us at: hello@augustabode.com

California Minors. While the Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a California resident under age 18 and you believe your information has become publicly-available through the Service and you are unable to remove it, you may request removal by contacting us at: hello@augustabode.com. When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, so that we can find it.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS; CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties to whom we have disclosed personally identifiable information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line to hello@augustabode.com

LINKED SITES

The Service or users of the Service may provide links to other websites or resources (“Linked Sites”). You acknowledge and agree that August Abode does not endorse and is not responsible for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available through Linked Sites. Linked Sites are subject to different terms of use and privacy policies, which you should review.

NON-U.S. RESIDENTS

The Service is not intended for use outside the United States, or by non-U.S. residents. If you provide personally identifiable information to us, it may be transferred to and processed on computers in the United States and other countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area. Do not provide personally identifiable information to us if you do not want or consent to this information being transferred to the United States or to other countries, which may not have privacy (data protection) legislation or regulation comparable to the law of the country in which you reside. Your provision of personally identifiable information to us will be handled in accordance with this Policy. Your provision of personally identifiable information to us through the Service means that you agree to the terms of this Policy.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time upon notice to you. We may give notice by making the updated Policy available in the Service or by any other reasonable means. You can access and review the most current version of this Policy at any time at https://augustabode.myshopify.com/pages/privacy-policy. The updated Policy is binding on you as of the next date that you use the Service after the date of updated Policy. If you do not agree to the updated Policy, you must stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service after the effective date posted at the top of this Policy will constitute your acceptance of the updated Policy.

ACCESSING OR UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

You may access or update your personally identifiable information by contacting us at: hello@augustabode.com. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests to correct inaccurate information except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical. If your User Account is terminated for any reason, your information will no longer be accessible through or associated with your User Account. However, activity that occurred prior to deletion may still continue to be stored on our systems or the systems of our service providers indefinitely.

PRIVACY QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at: hello@augustabode.com