Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated: November 1, 2018

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This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how information and data is collected from you when you use this online website, mobile website, application, digital service, or any related products, services, sites, features or functionality (each a “Service”, collectively the “Services”) and how Arts of Kindness (“Arts of Kindness,“ we”, “us”, or “our”), uses, shares and manages your information and data. By using any of the Services, you consent to the collection, use, processing, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

The user is understood to be the person that accesses freely to the information available in the website, who registers, comments, sends a “proof of kindness,” a message or a query through the forms provided especially for this objective.

Having accepted the terms and conditions of our privacy policy, the use you make of this website is under your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage or prejudice that any person may suffer due to a confidentiality violation caused by the use of the websites administered by Arts of Kindness or any information transmitted through this site, neither does it take responsibility for any damage caused to its equipment or for information loss.

 

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

 

Consent

When using a site administered by Arts of Kindness, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in compliance with the following privacy policy. If you don’t agree to this collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please do not use the sites and services offered by Arts of Kindness. If you agree, be aware that, although we will generally ask you to revise and accept the existing privacy policy, in other opportunities we will infer that you are granting tacit consent.

We might ask you to grant your additional consent if we need to use your personal information for purposes not covered by the present privacy policy. You are not obliged to grant your consent, but if you decide not to, your participation in certain activities can be restricted. If you provide us with your additional consent, the terms of this consent will prevail in case of conflict with the terms of this privacy policy. Generally, this additional consent is granted when Arts of Kindness needs to amplify an answer provided by a user or verify the data and information provided by the user.

 

Your Access To and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

            See what data we have about you, if any.

            Change/correct any data we have about you.

            Have us delete any data we have about you.

            Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

How We Use Your Data

We may use your data for the following purposes:

  • Identification and authentication: We use your data to verify you when you access your account.

  • Operating our services: We use your data to provide our services, process and fulfill orders, provide customer support, and to otherwise comply with our contractual obligations to you. We (and/or our third-party vendors) use your financial information to process purchases made by you.

  • Communicating with you: We use your data when we communicate with you (e.g., when we respond to a customer support or other inquiry).

  • Improving our services: We use your data to understand how our services are being used and how we can improve them. 

  • Marketing and advertising: We use your data to display ads and send you offers. We may also use your data in delivering third-party advertisements to you. This may include "targeted ads" based upon your activities.

  • Exercising our rights: Where reasonably necessary, we use your data to exercise our legal rights and prevent abuse of our service. For example, we may use your data to detect and prevent fraud, spam, or content that violates our Terms of Service.

  • Legal compliance: We use your data where we are legally required to do so. For example, we may need to gather your data to respond to a subpoena or court order.

  • Protecting your information: Where appropriate, we may anonymize, backup, and delete certain data.

We may use algorithms and other automated means to implement any of the above.

 

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

 

Registration

In order to use the “act” portion of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the Services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

 

Purchases and Payment Processors

If you make a purchase through the Services, you may be able to pay using a third-party payment service, such as credit card or other third-party payment services. All information collected by these third-party payment services for purposes of processing your payments is not available to us, unless you have otherwise provided this information to us in connection with your use of the Services. Information collected from you by these third-party payment services is governed by the applicable third-party payment service’s privacy policy. You should review the applicable privacy policy prior to submitting any information to the applicable third-party payment service.

 

Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

 

Social Media and Sharing

The Services may use social networking or “share functionality” or may contain links to third-party social media sites or applications that are not owned or controlled by us. We also may allow you to use social media sites or applications to leverage your existing social media site or application accounts to access features of the Services. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you by these sites or applications, depending on the feature.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, any share functionality or the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party site or application. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites or applications with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites. You are subject to the policies of those third parties when and where applicable. 

 

Content

Users may email us content such as videos, text, photographs, and artwork. This information may be accessed by others. Your videos may be viewed and otherwise accessed by others, and associated metadata (e.g., titles, descriptions, tags, etc.) are viewable by others. Your interactions with other users (e.g., comments, "likes," private messages) may be seen by others. 

 

Other Information You May Submit

You may submit data to us for limited purposes such as requesting customer support; answering a questionnaire; participating in a study; entering contests or sweepstakes; or signing up to receive communications from us or another user.

 

Sharing 

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.  We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

 

Links 

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

Cookies

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

 

Contact

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at:

Arts of Kindness

PO Box 3330 

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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