Effective as of June 1, 2011 (the "Effective Date")
What information do we collect?
We do not collect personally identifiable information except where you specifically provide us with such information. We may collect your full name, email address, street address and telephone number. We may also collect credit card information from you. We generally collect this personal information on our registration and order forms when you sign up to receive products or services from our Website.
We collect aggregate technical information (such as IP addresses, screen resolution, browser language, etc.) and anonymous demographic information (such as your postal or zip code, the web site that you came from, etc.) during your usage of the Website.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We use personal information and other demographic or profile information you provide to us to: fulfill your orders or requests; attempt to prevent fraudulent transactions; and; contact you when necessary. Your personal information is NEVER shared with advertisers and market researchers.
Whenever possible, we use non-identifiable information (i.e. IP addresses and anonymous demographic information) rather than personal information. Non-identifiable information is used to tailor your experiences on our Website by showing content in which we think you will be interested and displaying content according to your preferences. We may use aggregate data to analyze user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of our Website. We also use the information collected to evaluate and improve our services and analyze traffic to our Website. Personal information collected on our Website is stored and processed in the U.S. and Canada; by using our Website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. If you do not live in the U.S. or Canada, it is important for you to note that the laws on holding data in the United States or in Canada may be less stringent than the laws of your country - but, Trendy Spotlight intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Policy.
Do we share the information we collect with third parties?
We NEVER sell, provide or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to any arm-length third parties for any reason. Trendy Spotlight is opposed to spam mail activities and does not participate in such mailings, nor do we release or authorize the use of membership data for such purposes. We may transfer information between Trendy Spotlight affiliates. We may use statistical analysis of aggregate information to inform advertisers of aggregate user demographics and behaviour, as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. We will provide only aggregate data from these analyses to third parties.
We may share information we collect with third party service providers to manage certain aspects of the services we provide, such as maintaining our servers and processing or fulfilling orders for products and services you purchase through the Website. We ensure that the third party service providers that we share your information with have privacy policies in place substantially similar to our own.
We may also disclose your information in special cases if required to do so by law, court order or other governmental authority or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is otherwise necessary or advisable, including, for instance, to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with the rights or property of Trendy Spotlight, the Website, another user or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities (ie. for identify theft or fraud).
Finally, we may disclose and/or transfer your information in connection with the sale, or negotiations for the sale, of our business.
How long do we retain information?
We retain personal information for such period of time as we feel is necessary to ensure that you have a reasonable opportunity to access the information. If you no longer consent to us retaining your personal information, you can contact us and request that it be removed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do we save any correspondence that you send to us?
Is the information submitted in public forums confidential?
No. The Website may offer chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups to our users. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT ANY INFORMATION DISCLOSED IN THESE AREAS BECOMES PUBLIC INFORMATION. Accordingly, you should exercise extreme caution when deciding to disclose your personal information and you do so at your own risk.
Yes. Cookies are pieces of information (actually, alphanumeric identifiers) generated by web servers and stored in your computer for future access. Cookies cannot view or retrieve data from other cookies, nor can they capture files or data stored on your computer. We use cookie technology to enhance your online experience by making it easier for you to navigate through our Website or make a feature work better. Generally, cookies can be disabled. The 'help' portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you would like to use the Website, you may do so without accepting cookies. However, you should understand that if you choose not to accept cookies, some areas of the Website may not function properly or optimally and you will not be permitted to access certain secured areas of the Website.
Is the Web Site secure?
We are committed to maintaining the security of your information and have measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We employ industry standard security techniques available for protecting our systems from intrusion by unauthorized individuals, and we are constantly upgrading our security as better methods become available. In addition, all information is stored in a secure location behind a firewall and other sophisticated security systems with limited (need-to-know) administrative access. All Trendy Spotlight employees who have access to, or are associated with, the processing of personal information are contractually obligated to respect the confidentiality of your information and abide by the privacy standards we have established. Although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
Does this Policy apply to linked web sites other than the Website?
No. The Website contains links to other websites. By clicking on a third party advertising banner or other link, you will be redirected off the Website and to such third party website. Furthermore, we may permit third parties to offer goods and/or registration-based services through our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such websites. You should make sure that you read and understand the privacy policies of the third party websites and direct any concerns regarding external links to the third party website administrator or webmaster prior to providing any personally identifiable information.
How do you unsubscribe?
We sometimes email you in order to provide targeted marketing from our Website and related services. All emails you receive from us will include specific instructions on how to unsubscribe and you may unsubscribe at any time. Additionally, we give you the following options for removing your information from our database: email@example.com.