COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information means any information that is related to an identified person or individual, or that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to: first name and last name; email address; a home, postal, business/work, or other physical address or other locational/geographical information; job title, gender, occupation, industry, or personal interests; and other personal information necessary or useful to provide a product or service that you have requested. The types of personal information we collect and what we do with that information are listed below.
DOMAIN AND IP ADRESS INFORMATION
We collect the domain names and IP addresses of our visitors for statistical purposes, in order to measure use, to improve the content or responsiveness of our site or to customize the content or layout of the site for the individual visitor. We do not disclose this information to third parties. We may also aggregate information relating to our visitors' traffic patterns from the data that we collect and retain concerning the IP addresses and domain names of our visitors, and we may divulge such aggregate information about our users with third parties such as our business partners, distributors, and service and support providers. You may visit our website anonymously if you wish, by using appropriate software or services available from certain third parties.
We collect e-mail addresses that are voluntarily submitted by the visitor, from e-mail messages addressed to our company or its employees, through visitor participation in livingthings customer surveys, and submissions through our website, which are often made by the visitor when placing an order on our website.
livingthings uses collected e-mail addresses for marketing purposes and to inform those interested in our products about events, products, services, promotions or other items of interest. Additionally, we use collected e-mail addresses to notify visitors about recent updates to our website, to provide product or service news notices and newsletters. We also use the e-mail addresses to send communications relating to orders for products or services, printed promotional materials, customer questions, customer service and customer feedback.
You may opt-out of receiving any promotional or marketing e-mails at any time by notifying us via email, or by clicking the unsubscribe link in any subscription-type emails you might receive from us. If you choose to opt-out of receiving e-mails via any of the above listed methods, our records will be updated within 30 days of receipt of your request. These opt-out options will not be available for e-mails that are necessary to provide confirmation of a completed transaction (such as a purchase, or change in the customer’s personal information submitted to livingthings).
CREDIT CARD AND OTHER BILLING INFORMATION
We collect credit card and other billing information from visitors who make purchases from our online store. We use this information to bill the customer for product purchases. Credit card data will not be saved in our systems.
Collection and processing of credit cards is performed by the third-party service provider Stripe. Order delivery is performed by UPS or a service depending on each country. These third party providers are not authorized or permitted to use personal information for any other reason other than those pertaining to processing or transporting orders.
PERSONAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE TO OUTSIDE PARTIES
In some instances we may provide your name and delivery address to third parties that we use for delivering specific products to you (such as delivery companies and other affiliates). The process of fulfilling orders placed via the online store may also require livingthings to share your information with other third party vendors, such as automated data processors and credit card processors. In these instances, your information will not be retained or used by these third parties for any reasons, other than those mentioned in this paragraph. We may also share customer information with our third party service providers who provide advertising services using information that our customers provide, such as name, street address, email address, and transaction history, as further described below. These third parties will be contractually prohibited from using customer information for any purpose other than to provide services to livingthings. If you prefer that livingthings not to share your information with third party service providers, please e-mail us with a specific request not to do so.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
USE OF INTERNET COOKIES
A cookie is a type of data that a website such as ours can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. To use portions of our website, you may need to set your browser to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.
Your store account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. We safeguard the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and internal administrative procedures. We will take reasonable precautions to protect against misuse, theft, loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information.
While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. We suggest that you change your passwords often, that your passwords include a combination of letters (both capital and lower case), numbers, and special characters, and that you make sure that you are using a secure browser and a secure internet connection. There are products and services available from third parties that will provide you with additional privacy protection while you are using the internet, and we encourage you to explore using such products.
We do not design or structure our website with any intent to attract children. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect information from anyone who is age 13 and under, nor do we knowingly accept or process any orders from anyone who is age 13 and under.
CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
As stated herein, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy, and will take reasonable precautions to keep your information secure. Any questions or concerns regarding our policy should be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.