This privacy statement explains the Anna Cate policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information. The terms of this privacy statement apply to information collected from you online, on the Anna Cate Website accessible at www.AnnaCateHome.com, related websites and mobile sites(like our blog ), on mobile application or social networking services, and in boutiques operated by Anna Cate (collectively the “Sites”). In addition, any information you submit in connection with your participation in a contest, giveaway or other promotion sponsored by Anna Cate or any of its affiliates or partners will be treated in accordance with this privacy statement, except as specifically set forth in the rules for those contest, giveaway or promotions. The links below provide more detailed information about the Anna Cate privacy practices:
1. Collection of information
What constitutes “personal information”?
Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person such as a customer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, information that would permit us to contact a customer physically or online, a customer’s account information (such as username and password), or information about activities directly linked to a person, such as his or her purchases. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Likewise, information about the products you purchase may be collected and combined with information about the products purchased by others. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and customer needs so that we can better consider new products and services, and tailor existing products and services to customer desires.
How We Collect Information
Anna Cate collects the information that you voluntarily provide, online or in-stores, such as when you:
• make a purchase;
• register with a Site;
• sign up for special offers or promotions;
• use a third-party connection or log-in to create a membership or profile on any of our Sites, access any content on our Sites or forward content from our Sites to another person (such as email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google Plus and YouTube); or
• contact us for any reason, reply to one of our inquiries by mail, online, or by telephone through customer service.
In addition, we may automatically collect some information when you visit the Sites, such as your computer’s IP address, operating system, the site from which you linked to us, and the time and date of your visit and purchases.
From time to time, we may work with third parties (such as business partners, subcontractors, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) that provide us information about you. We will treat any such information in accordance with this privacy statement. If you want to access, correct or object to the collection of such information, you can contact us using the details set forth below in the Choice/Opt-Out paragraph.
What Are Cookies And Tracking Technologies?
Anna Cate and its analytics and other service providers also use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts and other similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect information. These technologies are used to help us and our business partners analyze trends, administer the Sites, remember preferences, track users’ movements around the Sites and gather demographic information about our customer base as a whole. Some types of Cookies, like web beacons, allow us or third parties working on our behalf to gauge and enhance the effectiveness of our marketing by allowing us to understand whether users follow links in our e-mails or on our Sites, and by gathering information about other sites users visit before and after visiting our Sites. Certain other Cookies, such as Flash cookies, are used to store preferences on a user’s computer or mobile device, or display content based upon what a user viewed on the Site to personalize their visit.
Currently, Anna Cate employs cookies and tracking technologies on its Sites, such as:
• Essential Cookies. These cookies enable you to move around the Sites and to use their features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, certain aspects of the Sites would not work. No information about your browsing habits is gathered by these cookies.
• Functional Cookies. These cookies remember how you like to use the Sites and help to personalize them accordingly. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information or track your browsing habits, but they do help us serve you with ads.
• Analytics Cookies.
These cookies collect information about your use of the Sites, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, rather than the use of a single person. Some of the analytics cookies we use may be operated by third parties, such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics enables website operators like us and our third-party vendors, including Google, to match the interests of our Website’s visitors with appropriate ads after they leave our website through remarketing strategies.
• Flash Cookies. We may use Local Shared Objects (often known as “Flash cookies”) to improve your user experience and provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, you usually have to access your Flash management tools from the Adobe Flash Player website – see Adobe’s website for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.
• Other Cookies.
Because technology is constantly changing, however, we may change the types of Cookies that are used with the Sites from time to time. We will update this privacy statement in accordance with applicable law if we materially change the manner in which we collect information.
Disabling Cookies and Tracking Technology. Some, but not all, Cookies may be disabled or removed through cookie management tools provided by your browser. If you are concerned about cookies and tracking technologies, we encourage you to visit the websites www.allaboutcookies.org to better understand what Cookies are set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage, disable or delete them. In addition, some of our third-party advertisers or display networks (including Google Analytics) may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising and allow consumers to opt-out of targeted advertising based on web activity tracking. Additional information about the foregoing is available at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
If you choose to disable or delete cookies, you should know that you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our Sites, including certain personalized features. Rejecting cookies may also affect your ability to perform certain transactions on the Sites, and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next. Accordingly, if you opt out, you will still see ads from us online, but we will not know its you, so we will not be able to apply any of your ad preferences.
Note, also, that we will keep a cookie on your computer to remember that you have opted out. That opt-out cookie (like all cookies) is associated with a particular computer and browser. So if you get a new computer, install a new browser, or clear your cookies, you’ll need to opt-out again.
2. Use of Personal Information
Use of Personal Information by Anna Cate
The personal information we collect is generally used to process your requests or transactions and to provide you high quality service, tell you about opportunities we think will be of interest, and understand your needs so that we can serve you better. Specifically, Anna Cate may use personal information in the following ways:
• for the specific purpose for which it was volunteered;
• to provide you with a personalized browsing experience when using the Sites;
• to fulfill any contractual agreements between you and us (for example when you place an order for products through the Sites);
• to send you details (including by mail, phone, e-mail or text) of other products which we think may interest you, where you have consented to this and share your information with third parties for this purpose, unless you inform us that you do not want to receive these details;
• to manage any account that you hold with us:
• to ensure that content from the Sites is presented in the most effective manner;
• to notify you about changes to the Sites or our services;
• to develop, market, sell or provide products and services;
• to deliver communications or obtain feedback relevant to your use of the Sites;
• to evaluate the quality of the information, provide more relevant content, analyze Site usage, and improve the Site and the services provided through it;
• for market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity;
• to create anonymous data for market profiling purposes which may be used by us and shared with our group of companies or third parties; and
• as permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements, process or provisions.
If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us, we make it easy for you to let us know. You can contact us at any time to decline promotional information (see the Choice/Opt-Out paragraph below).
Sharing of Personal Information
Anna Cate does not sell, rent, share, or disclose personal information to third parties without your prior consent, except in the limited circumstances described in this statement. It is necessary, however, in order to complete a transaction, for us to provide your personal information to service providers performing services on our behalf. We may share your personal information with selected third parties including:
• Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you; and
• Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Sites.
We may also access and disclose your personal information in the event that Anna Cate were to sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, and if Anna Cate or substantially all of its assets were to be acquired by a third party, the personal information of our customers would likely be one of the transferred assets. Additionally, Anna Cate may disclose personal information as may be permitted or required by law, regulation, rule or court order; pursuant to requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; or to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in, or take any action regarding suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose Anna Cate to legal liability; in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of Anna Cate or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Anna Cate, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
3. Access to Personal Information
Use of Personal Information by Anna Cate
Anna Cate has implemented physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to store and maintain your personal information in a secure environment. Further, when you enter personal information or your credit card information online, that information is encrypted using security software called SSL (Secure Socket Layer). SSL encrypts all information entered on our site before it is sent over the Internet. We also use SSL to allow you to securely view your online account and registration information. While we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology rapidly changes. We cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect your Information from the threats of tomorrow. Despite Anna Cate’s reasonable efforts, factors beyond Anna Cate’s control may result in disclosure of personal information. Accordingly, Anna Cate is not in a position to guarantee that your information will be secure under all circumstances. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information that we possess or control may have been compromised, we will notify you of that development in accordance with applicable laws.
If you sign up with Anna Cate to receive electronic newsletters or promotional emails, including new ideas, special offers and event information, or to otherwise receive communications about our products and services, you will have the right at any time to opt-out of receiving marketing emails or to specify which, if any, communications you would like to receive from us. You may contact us at any time by emailing email@example.com. There is no charge to unsubscribe. Information about opting-out from targeted advertising and disabling cookies is provided above in the Disabling Cookies and Tracking Technology paragraph.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third-parties for direct marketing purposes. That 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 their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the address as provided below in “Contact Us” and specify, in your request, that you want a “California Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response.
Questions, Concerns About or Reviewing or Correcting Personal Information
If, for any reason, you have concerns regarding any questions or concerns about this privacy statement or the information that we may have collected about you may contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Other Disclosures
Use of the AnnaCateHome.com Web Site by Children
The Sites are a general audience website. Anna Cate does not intend, and does not knowingly, to collect information from children who are under 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to make purchases on the Sites. Anna Cate encourages parents to take an active interest in their children’s use of the internet. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience.
Links to Other Sites
How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals
Our Sites do not respond to or alter the practices detailed herein based upon your selection of the “Do Not Track” setting or other “opt out” setting or feature that may be offered by your browser.
Changes to this Statement
Anna Cate reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time and will alert you in accordance with applicable laws when material changes have been made by indicating at the top of the privacy statement the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review our privacy statement to make sure you understand how your information will be used. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to this privacy statement will be considered your consent to those changes.