Please read this through carefully, because your privacy matters. In short, we’ll explain how we use and collect information about you when you visit https://whattobuy.shop (the “Site) and use the related services, network, features, content, applications, and functionality offered by us through and throughout the Site (together with the Site, the “Services”).
Your use of the site will also generate certain user-generated and submitted content (“User Content”), such as your posting or sharing of photos, links, comments, reviews, or other user generated and/or submitted content or materials that you submit. User Content will be public and viewed by others.
If you create an account or log in to our Site through Facebook or other social media, the information these third-party websites collect is subject to their own privacy policies (which we encourage you to read). We do not endorse, control, or have responsibility over the privacy practices of third-party websites, including those which you access through our Site or through which you access our Site and Services.
Information that the Site automatically collects based on your use that doesn’t readily identify you (like your IP address or operating system) is called “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” This information includes, but is not limited to, how you come to the Site and what you visit at the Site, your IP address, region, browser version. We gather this information automatically in order to better understand how many visitors we have, when we receive the most visits, and for what content, and to improve our Services to you.
We work to protect your privacy but want you to know that no Internet transmission is totally secure. Be careful and don't share sensitive information.
Regarding children, the Site is not directed to children under 13. If you are a child under the age of 13, stop using the Site immediately and do not attempt to register for an account on the Site or otherwise provide any personal information about yourself to the Site. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 and will delete such information if we learn about it. If you become aware that any child, including your own, has provided us with personal information or created an account, please contact us at [email protected] and we will delete such child’s account and information.
The Site and Services are directed at U.S. users. If you create an account with the Site from outside the U.S., you should know that your information may be processed in the U.S. where privacy regulations may be different from those of your home country. We reserve the right to terminate accounts that originate outside of the U.S.
2. Information We Collect
Personally identifiable information
PII is personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, email address, cell phone number, other telephone numbers, password, gender, age, and other information. We collect PII when you voluntarily provide it or make it available to us by (1) logging into, or creating an account on our Site, (2) providing feedback to us through a feedback tool; (3) posting a review or making other comments on any public forums available on the Site; (4) entering a contest or sweepstakes or filling out a survey; or (5) logging in to our Site through a social media or similar tool; (6) submitting User Content. We may maintain this information indefinitely, even after you terminate your account, in accordance with applicable law and bona fide internal record retention policies. The confidentiality of this information will be maintained in accordance with industry standard business practices and commercial reasonable security measures.
Regarding any public forums we may offer on our Site such as feeds, blogs, message boards or similar tools (“interactive features”), the links, photos, videos, posts or comments you make or share may be public and viewed by others, so you should use care before posting information about yourself, including PII, online. You acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content (including User Content) you submit to interactive features over the Site. We assume no obligation to remove PII from postings on our Site and you disclose any PII in your postings at your own risk.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The Site automatically also collects certain information that is not personally identifiable. For example, the Site automatically recognizes your domain name, IP address and region or geographical area, browser version, operating system and the website you passed through to reach our Site. In addition, our Site automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Site and its various web pages or content. We also may collect certain information through Cookies and similar tools as further described in the section below titled “Website Technology.” We also may monitor identifiable individuals’ activities when they use the Site to help us improve Site performance, content selection, product design, and usability.
3. Use of Personally Identifiable Information
4. Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise described in this section, we do not share your PII with third parties for their own use. To respond to your requests or to process your information for any of the activities identified in the “Use of Personally Identifiable Information” section above, we may share your PII and Non-Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates, business partners, or others who work for us, such as service providers, vendors, contractors, and agents. In addition, when you post any PII to User Content, we may share your post with our business partners, including third-party websites who may re-publish such content, including posts that may identify you. We therefore discourage you from sharing PII in your User Content submitted to the site.
When you log-in to the Site through a social media (also referred to as social networking) service using tools like Log In With Facebook, we send the social networking service information about you, including information about your use of the services we offer on the Site. In addition, we or you may facilitate or be able to publish information about your activities on the Site on these third-party social media services. For example, your posts on our Site might also be shared and posted on your page at one of our partner social media service websites. Please note that when information about your activities on our Site is published on social networking services, that information will be visible to users of those services and will be handled in accordance with, and subject to, the privacy policies of those services. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with those services’ privacy policies and privacy controls. In addition, when you visit the Site while logged in to one of those services, the third-party social media service provider may be able to identify you and associate the technical information provided to your web browser with other information the service already has about you.
Finally, we may also share de-identified aggregate information with third parties and advertisers so they can measure the effectiveness of any advertisements viewed in connection with the Site and understand their audiences. For example, we may tell advertisers the number of users who clicked on a particular link or advertisement. Additionally, we may allow advertisers to choose the demographic information of users or visitors to the Site or otherwise select the appropriate audience for purposes of their advertisements and/or promotional offers, including based upon users with similar usage patterns to yours, with all information so shared in in aggregate form and not personally identifiable form.
5. Our Use of Website Technology (including Cookies)
We use PII which we aggregate with other users’ PII into a de-identified form, or non-personally identifiable information collected through website technologies to help us to tailor the features, performance and support of our products and services to Site users. The non-personally identifiable information we collect and data that we may aggregate in de-identified form may be shared with our affiliates and third parties to provide you with more relevant services and advertisements, including advertisements relating to the Site on other websites you may visit.
Web Beacons and Pixel Tags
Web beacons, also known as “clear gifs”, “one-pixel gifs”, “web bugs”, “Internet tags” or “pixel tags”, are small graphic images (usually invisible) that can be embedded in content and advertising on a website or in an email. These may be embedded on the Site or on advertisements for the Site or Services appearing on third-party websites or in email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your browser, check whether you have viewed a web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date that you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed. We use web beacons to improve your Site experience, including to provide you with content customized to your interests.
Third-Party Ad Networks
Some of these advertising companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), a cooperative of online marketing companies that offers a centralized tool for opting out of behavioral advertising delivered by each of its member companies. If you would like to obtain more information about the NAI and make choices about their members’ use of your information, please click here. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites. To make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page. See http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
6. Third Party Services
7. Protecting Your Information
The Company employs reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the PII we collect online. However, the Company does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any specific standards. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free, nor is stored data free from vulnerabilities. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, the Site, or our Services, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties. Your account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and PII by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
8. Children’s Privacy
Our Site is directed towards adults. We do not knowingly collect or solicit PII from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have PII on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information. If you are a child under the age of 13, please stop using the Site and do not create an account, register, or provide PII to the Site. If you become aware that a child, including your child, has provided us with personal information or has created an account, please contact us at [email protected] to have the account terminated and information deleted.
9. Your Choices
One of the ways which we may use your PII is to send you promotional or marketing emails or offers from WhatToBuy or on behalf of other businesses. If at any subsequent time, you wish to stop receiving any marketing communications from us (e.g., by email), please change the respective settings in your profile on the Site or contact us at [email protected] to make this request. You can access information associated with your account by logging into the Services. You can access and delete Cookies through your web browser settings. You can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of some of our features.
Pursuant to California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to request a notice from us describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties' or corporate affiliates' direct marketing purposes. Such notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with contact information. If you are a California resident and would like to receive a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: [email protected]
10. Non-U.S. Site Users
How Can You Ask Questions or Raise Concerns?
If you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies or data use, or wish to change your options, email us at [email protected]
Effective Date: 14 June, 2017.
Last Updated: 14 June, 2017
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