Post Office Box 36411
Los Angeles, California
Effective Date: December 19, 2016.
Unless otherwise indicated, explicitly or otherwise (e.g., by context), the following terms have the following definitions.
- Computer system. “Computer system” includes the entirety of a computer system, including but not limited to devices of any nature or description (e.g., desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, mobile devices, and smart phones), any and all peripheral devices, and any and all data, wherever located and however stored.
- All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our website, whether produced by our company, or otherwise, is collectively known as our “content.”
- “Merchants” means third-party product or service providers who may have access to or advertise on the website.
- Nonpersonal information. “Nonpersonal information” (“NPI”) is information that is not readily identifiable and which is obtained automatically when you access our website with a web browser.
- Personally identifiable information. “Personally identifiable information” (“PII”) is not publicly displayed information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service. PII may include information such as your name, address, phone number, credit card information, and other related information that you provide to us.
- “Submission” includes any and all remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated by you to us.
- Visitor and user. “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our website. “User” is a collective identifier that refers to a visitor, anyone who utilizes a website service, or anyone else who uses the website.
- We, us, our, and our company. “We,” “us,” “our,” and “our company” refers to the owner of the website, Amber Valentyne.
- “Website” means the website, www.ambervalentyne.com. The website includes, without limitation, any and all blogs associated therewith.
- Website operation. “Website operation” means the operation of the website.
- Website content. “Website content”, or “content”, means all text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our website, including content produced by our company and all other content.
- Website information. “Website information”, or “information”, means all information offered by or through the website, including information provided by our company and all other information.
- Website products. “Website products”, or “products”, means all products offered by or through the website, including products offered by our company and all other products.
- Website services. “Website services”, or “services”, means all services offered by or through the website, including services offered by our company and all other services.
- The foregoing is intended to include the website and all things, of any nature or description, offered by or through the website, or otherwise related thereto in any manner whatsoever or at all.
- If any terms are defined elsewhere on the website, then such definitions are hereby incorporated by this reference.
Your Personal Information (PII)
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. We may collect your PII in the following ways:
Generally, we collect all information that you provide to us when using our website.
If registration is required to use this website, or for us to provide you with various features/functionality of our website, then, when you register, we collect your name, email address and other information listed.
When Buying Products or Services
If you buy products or services from us, we collect your name, email address, physical address, credit card information, phone number and other information listed.
There may be online forms used on our website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.
If you use our mobile application, you may have to provide PII in order to use it.
Our website may offer premium features for the use of which you must pay. If we were to charge you for the use of these premium features, we would need to collect payment source information (such as a credit card) to bill you for using such premium features.
Computer Information Collected
When you use our website, we may automatically collect certain computer information through the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our website. Such information is typically (but not always) considered NPI.
- Identifying the areas of our website that you have visited
- Signing in and identifying you as a user of our website
- Our website analytics
- Remarketing our products or services to you
- Navigating our website
- Remembering your preferences and settings
- Targeted advertising
- Affiliate marketing
- To personalize the content that you see on our website.
We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons also help us understand the behavior of our customers and visitors. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside our website.
We may automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’ll go when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We may use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.
Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Why am I seeing ads by Google for products I’ve viewed? Our website may use a remarketing advertising service. Our remarketing service may be provided by Google and other companies that show our ads on websites across the Internet. With remarketing, you may see ads for our products you have previously looked at. As an example, suppose you visit a website that sells computers, but you do not buy a computer on your first visit to that website. The website’s owner might like to encourage you to revisit his/her site and buy a computer by showing you his/her ads again on other websites that you visit. We may use remarketing for similar purposes, so you may see advertisements for our products as you search the Internet. For this to happen Google or other remarketing providers will read a cookie that is already in your browser, or they place a cookie in your browser when you visit our site or other sites using remarketing. (This can only happen if your browser is set to let it happen).
When you visit another website that works with Google or other providers of remarketing advertising, you may see ads for products that you previously viewed, even though they may have nothing to do with the website you are seeing the ads on. So, going back to the computer example, you may see ads for computers on a news or weather website. This happens because your browser is sending Google the same cookie and encouraging you to revisit the computer website that you previously visited to buy a computer.
Why am I seeing ads by for products I’ve viewed? Our website may use a remarketing advertising service. Our remarketing service may be provided by Facebook. With remarketing, you may see ads for our products you have previously looked at when you use Facebook. For this to happen, Facebook uses a Custom Audience Pixel that is activated when a visitor lands on web page and a unique “cookie” is placed in their browser.
How Your Information Is Used
We may use the information we receive from you for the following purposes:
- Provide our products and services
- Personalize and customize content
- Make improvements to our website
- Contact you with updates to our website
- Resolve problems and disputes
- Contact you with marketing and advertising
that we believe may be of interest
Communications and Emails
When we communicate with you about our website, we may use the email address you provided when registering as a user, or a different email address that you provided to us, at our sole discretion. We may also send you alerts regarding your use of our website. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our website or offers from us or our affiliates, unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account or by contacting us.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may use your nonpersonal information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PII. We may provide your PII to affiliates who provide services with regards to our website (such as payment processors, shipping companies, United States Postal Service and other service providers.)
Community Discussion Boards
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our legal terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users; (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
Disclosures to Successors
Retaining your Personal Information
We retain information we collect from you (including PII) for only as long as we need such information for legal, business, or tax purposes.
Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
If any postings you make to our website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure that you have permission to include them in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
Changing Your Information
You may change your PII at any time using facilities found on our website. If you need assistance with updating your PII or removing yourself from our mailing lists, just send us an email with your request or contact us using our contact information found on our website.
Opting Out of Sharing Information
You can always opt-out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such opt out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept.
Do Not Track Settings
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website does not track your movement within our website. Our website does not obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our website.
Change and Turn Off Tracking Features in Your Browser
You can learn how to turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by contacting your browser provider (e.g., Microsoft, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari). The following links may assist you in this regard and are provided for your convenience.
For Internet Explorer visit: http://goo.gl/0taI7I
For Mozilla Firefox visit: http://goo.gl/IKxt9l
For Google Chrome visit: http://goo.gl/NQIkqE
For Safari visit: http://goo.gl/7XCOzL
Links to Other Websites
Communications Made to Third Parties by Means of the Website; Share This Page Feature
You acknowledge that any communications sent by you to third parties by means of this website (e.g., through a “tell-a-friend” form), whether by email or otherwise, are not private, and such communications may be read by third parties with or without your knowledge. Further, you agree that the content of any communications that you send to third parties by means of this website shall be non-confidential and non-proprietary. Our company reserves the right to use such communications for any purpose.
This website may include a “Share this Page” feature. The “Share this Page” feature allows you to share information about our company by sending emails containing links to certain pages of this website. If you chose to use the “Send this Page” feature, or a similar feature, then our company may automatically send an email on your behalf to the indicated recipient. Your name and email address will appear in the “From” line of such email, while the “Subject” line and body of the email will explain the email’s contents. Our company reserves the right to retain, share, or store any recipient email address provided in connection with the “Send this Page” feature, or similar feature.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Even though our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18 (child), we realize that a child may attempt to access our website. We do not knowingly collect PII from a child under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover on our own that a child is accessing our website, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, will not use the information for any purpose, and will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor have any liability to do so. If you are a child, please seek the permission from a parent or guardian before using our website.
Our Email Policy
We comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or our affiliates. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.
Our Security Policy
We have implemented and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect against the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction, or disclosure or your PII. We cannot and do not guarantee: secure data transmission over the Internet; or, against loss or misuse of your PII.
We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our website and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our website when you finish using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.
Use of Credit Cards
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our website. We use third-party billing services and have no control over these services. We use commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept strictly confidential.
We cannot and do not guarantee against the misuse of your credit card information, including your credit card number. You understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card information, including your credit card number.
International Data Transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available via the Internet around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You hereby agree to the transfers of personal information described within this section.
This Policy/Agreement is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you, is strictly prohibited. Copyright Frederick H. Alschuler, Attorney at Law, December 19, 2016.