We are committed to keeping the personal information of our Visitors and Clients confidential, to the extent that it is reasonably possible (i.e., subject to our use of Google Analytics, and other internet based tools, to monitor and update our Sites). We use the term “Visitor” to mean a member of the general public that reads content on a Site, comments on content, or purchases products on a Site. We use the term “Client” to mean a business that advertises its services through our Sites.
Personal Information pertains to information provided by a Visitor that permits an individual to be identified or contacted. Personal Information includes, for example: your name; age or date of birth; postal address; e-mail address; telephone number; wireless device address; text message address; screen name or username; photograph; gender; geolocation information; payment card and other payment information; event dates and related information; and demographic information.
We collect Personal Information via the Site in a variety of circumstances, such as when you conduct a transaction on our Site; create an account on our Site; edit your online profile; sign up for our newsletters; sign-up for certain services; make online purchases; enter contests; complete surveys; contribute to a chat room, bulletin board, message board, list serve, blog, wiki or other social forum on the Site; or submit a comment or question to us by using a “contact us” or similar feature on the Site; or submit articles, posts or other content that we might publish. On some of our Sites, you may not be able to participate in certain activities or access certain content, unless you provide us with the requested Personal Information. We generally collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, together with information collected from third parties and as agents on behalf of our Clients where we, or they, have obtained the requisite consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Personal Information, however, does not include publicly available information provided by Clients for business purposes, including your business name, business address and contact information, (including physical address, email address and phone number).
By providing Personal Information to us, you are consenting to its collection, use and disclosure in accordance with this Policy and as permitted or required by law. Should you provide us with Personal Information pertaining to another individual, you are representing that you have obtained the necessary consent or authority to permit us to collect, use and disclose such Personal Information in accordance with this Policy and as permitted or required by law.
How We May Use Your Information
We will not sell any of your Personal Information or business information of a confidential nature to third parties. We also do not disclose your Personal Information or business information without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.
We may use the information described in this Policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication purposes, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.
When you join our Site, you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias that may represent your identity on our Site. Your username, or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your activity on our website. Other people may see your feedback, ratings, and comments in community spaces.
Visitors and Clients may choose to purchase products on our Site. Depending on the product, we may require additional information, such as a business name and address, telephone number, billing and payment information (including credit card information). Credit card information on an account will be securely stored and used for both billing and payment purposes.
When third party service providers are engaged (e.g. for office administration or data processing), they are contractually obligated to protect the confidentiality of the Personal Information entrusted to them. We aim to keep Personal Information supplied to us confidential and we do not sell Personal Information to outside parties.
We automatically receive and record some information from your browser when you visit the Site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps us analyze and understand how the Site works for Visitors and Clients, and to provide a more personalized experience. By using our Site, you agree to our use of these tracking technologies.
Some Visitors and Clients may connect to or register an account with our Site using third party social networking or blogging platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, or such other application that might interface with our Site.
We may receive some data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be given the opportunity to grant permission. You can revoke your permission under your account settings.
In addition, some providers of third party social networking or blogging platforms we utilize have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them may collect, use and protect your information (e.g., if you establish an account with such platform providers directly).
Use of Site By Minors
We use various efforts intended to safeguard the security and integrity of Personal Information collected on this Site. For example, where appropriate, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), private networks, intrusion detection measures and firewalls, and payment card information is encrypted in our system. We also have in place various access controls and restrictions with respect to Personal Information, such as restricting certain employees from accessing Personal Information, requiring our employees to use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk and passwords to regain access upon their return, and keeping employees up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Despite these measures, however, we cannot and do not guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from interception during transmission or intrusion during storage, while stored on our system, or otherwise.
We only keep Personal Information as long as it is required, for the reasons it was collected or in compliance with legal and business mandates. We may use analytics programs (i.e., Google Analytics) and other Internet tools to improve this Site, and therefore cannot attest to the security of those third party operations.
Links to Other Websites
Our Sites may contain links to other websites that may collect your Personal Information. We do not assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties operating these websites. You should read the privacy policies of those websites and make an informed decision whether or not to provide your Personal Information to the websites’ operators.
Opt In and Opt Out
You may have the right to opt in to or opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. For example, when you are asked to provide Personal Information on this Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to, receive promotional messages from us by e-mail or by text message. You may unsubscribe from our promotional emails by editing your preferences in your account profile on the Site, or by clicking on the opt-out link within the e-mail you receive. To opt out of our text messages, please follow the instructions provided in connection with the particular text message campaign. Please understand that it may take us some time to process any opt out request and that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. You may also tell us that you do not want us to share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes, by editing your preferences in your Site member profile, or using the “Contact Us” form on our website (please include your name, mailing address, and email address). To stop receiving promotional messages from third parties who already have your contact information, please contact them directly.
Your Access Rights
You may be able to review, update or modify some of the Personal Information that is stored in a user account set up with us on the Site (if you have one with us on the Site) by logging in to the “My Account” or similar area of the Site or by contacting us by using the “Contact Us” form on our website. We may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information.
Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to modify or amend this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date. We encourage you to regularly review our current Policy at LoveLivesOn.com.
Last Updated: September 30, 2015