(Last Revision Jan 3, 2017)
Handbag Collective may utilize personally identifiable user information to optimize the user experience. Handbag Collective may share this information with third parties (via an intermediary, which anonymizes this information) to analyze user behavior, serve advertisements that are tailored to the user’s interests, and for other similar purposes. Handbag Collective may provide personally identifiable information to a third party who analyzes such information on behalf of Handbag Collective— Handbag Collective will not allow any third party to use personally identifiable information except to analyze or anonymize it.
Handbag Collective may send you promotional materials provided you consent. Handbag Collective will only send you promotional emails which you consent to or request. By consenting to receive Handbag Collective emails or updates you are not signing up to receive any third party communications (unless sent on behalf of Handbag Collective). Handbag Collective will not rent or sell your email address or other personal information.
Handbag Collective collects personally identifiable information when you register for a Handbag Collective user account, when you sign up for a Handbag Collective email newsletter, and when you enter Handbag Collective promotions or sweepstakes. Handbag Collective may also receive personally identifiable information from business partners.
Once you register with Handbag Collective and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to Handbag Collective.
Handbag Collective also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Handbag Collective cookie information, and the pages you requested and accessed. This information tracks website usage and behavior.
Like many other websites, Handbag Collective utilizes “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie may be linked to personally identifiable information. Cookies may be used to enhance the user experience. For instance, by setting a cookie, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while accessing the Handbag Collective website. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use the Handbag Collective website. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of the Handbag Collective website. Cookies can also enable Handbag Collective to track and target the interests of users to enhance the user experience. Handbag Collective may set and access cookies on your computer.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Handbag Collective will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. Third party advertising partners may use anonymized user information for purposes of publishing Handbag Collective advertisements as well as for their own purposes. Handbag Collective may send or disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties: with your consent; when necessary to provide the product or service you have requested; when necessary to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Handbag Collective to provide a product or service to you (unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us); who then anonymize it and provide it to advertising partners to use for advertising purposes; who analyze it on behalf of Handbag Collective; in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal process; when Handbag Collective determines that your actions potentially violate the Handbag Collective Terms of Service, Code of Conduct, or any of our other usage guidelines or rules; or when Handbag Collective determines that such action is reasonably necessary to avert or mitigate any action taken by you that is contrary to Handbag Collective interests.
Handbag Collective may disclose any of your information (including personally identifiable information and browsing information, to the extent available) to law enforcement or in response to a subpoena.
Handbag Collective will endeavor to contact you and allow you an opportunity to object to this disclosure, but sometimes this is not practicable or not allowed by law enforcement.
The Handbag Collective website may contain links to other websites. Handbag Collective is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Handbag Collective website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website to learn how such website collects and uses personally identifiable information.
You may subscribe to the Handbag Collective newsletter or other content/promotions, by entering the requisite information (your name and email address). By subscribing, you agree to receive the Handbag Collective email newsletter which may or may not include special offers or incentives from select partners. You waive any rights under any state or federal law regulating unsolicited advertising, including but not limited to, the CAN-SPAM Act. Again, we do not rent or lease your email address to third parties who wish to send you unsolicited email/advertisements. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link appearing at the end of any email newsletter communication. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time Handbag Collective may request information from users or members via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user or member has a choice whether or not to disclose or provide any information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email) demographic information (such as age, zip code). Unless we inform you to the contrary in advance, we will only use this information for marketing purposes and to improve the quality of our products and services – we will not sell or lease this information to third parties (i.e., to allow them to market to you).
Your Handbag Collective website user account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas Handbag Collective uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmission. You should carefully safeguard your user name, password, and any log-in information.