AppearancesDirectory.com - PRIVACY POLICY

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED OR RECEIVED

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will not sell or disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

As an APPEARANCESDIRECTORY member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias that may represent your identity on APPEARANCESDIRECTORY.

Depending on which services you choose to use, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may require additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address.  APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may require information such as your social security number or tax ID, license(s), date of birth, bank account information, credit card information and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity. Credit card information on an account may be stored and used for both billing and payment purposes. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may contact individual shop owners to confidentially request more information about their shops or items listed on the site, to ensure compliance with our rules.

You may optionally choose to provide your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) to be publicly displayed in connection to your account and activity.

Your username, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your APPEARANCESDIRECTORY activity. Other people may see your date joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, shop pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY automatically receives and records some information from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps us analyze and understand how the site works for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors.

Some members or visitors may connect to or register an APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or other applications. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may receive some data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be given the opportunity to grant permission. You can revoke your permission under your APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account settings.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may receive or collect information (for example: email address) about a person who is not yet a registered APPEARANCESDIRECTORY member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain APPEARANCESDIRECTORY features, including but not limited to: a non-member subscribing to an APPEARANCESDIRECTORY newsletter, a member inviting a non-member to visit AppearancesDirectory.com, a non-member engaging in a transaction, or a member sending a gift card code to a non-member. Non-member information is used only for the purpose it was originally submitted to APPEARANCESDIRECTORY. A non-member can contact APPEARANCESDIRECTORY Support if they do not want APPEARANCESDIRECTORY to retain their information.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY uses the information described in this policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication purposes, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our site or services by minors.

CHOICE & CONTROL

We know members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore APPEARANCESDIRECTORY gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you.

You may change or correct your APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account information (except your username). You may remove certain optional information you no longer wish to be publicly visible, such as your full name.

For various reasons, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may contact you about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members. Other messages are not required, and you can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your settings in your account. Learn more in the Messages from APPEARANCESDIRECTORY section of this policy.

If you no longer wish to use APPEARANCESDIRECTORY’s services or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account by emailing accounts@AppearancesDirectory.com

MESSAGES FROM APPEARANCESDIRECTORY

On occasion, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will contact you. Primarily, messages are delivered by email, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. In some situations, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may contact you by telephone, SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with information about products and features you may find of interest or to provide you with customer support. You may update your contact preferences in your account settings.

Some messages from APPEARANCESDIRECTORY are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include, but are not limited to: a welcome/confirmation email when you register your account, notification of an order, or correspondence with APPEARANCESDIRECTORY’s support team. These messages are not promotional in nature. You may not opt-out of receiving service-related messages from APPEARANCESDIRECTORY, unless you close your account.

As a member, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may also send you messages related to certain features on the site or your activity. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may also send you news or updates about changes to our site or services. By default, members will receive these messages via email, but you may choose to opt-out of getting certain emails under your account settings.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY offers optional email newsletters. When you register for an account, or choose to subscribe, you will receive newsletters from us. Newsletters are available to both members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters under your account settings or by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by APPEARANCESDIRECTORY for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails.

COMMUNITY

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY is both a marketplace and a community. We offer several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public space. Please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others on APPEARANCESDIRECTORY. Be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on APPEARANCESDIRECTORY.

INFORMATION SHARING & DISCLOSURE

We want to respect your privacy. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will not sell or disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY limits access to your personal information to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

As part of the buying and selling process, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will facilitate the sharing of information between the two members involved in the transaction. As part of the buying or selling process, you may obtain another APPEARANCESDIRECTORY member's email address, shipping address, payment information, and/or other information. As described in APPEARANCESDIRECTORY's Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information only for APPEARANCESDIRECTORY-related communications or for APPEARANCESDIRECTORY-facilitated transactions. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any APPEARANCESDIRECTORY member to your email or physical mailing list.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may release your personal information to a third-party in order comply with a subpoena or other legal requirement, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law; prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of APPEARANCESDIRECTORY's Terms of Use. We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may disclose name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through APPEARANCESDIRECTORY’s services. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf, and we need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may partner with third-party services for fraud prevention and/or identity verification.

In some cases, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will transfer information about you if APPEARANCESDIRECTORY is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

When you a load a page on APPEARANCESDIRECTORY that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a Like or Send button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site.

We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that APPEARANCESDIRECTORY does not own or control, or individuals that APPEARANCESDIRECTORY does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on APPEARANCESDIRECTORY or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the APPEARANCESDIRECTORY site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your personal data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of our Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your personal data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

COOKIES & TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may use a variety of technologies to help us better understand how people use our site and services, including but not limited to cookies or other tracking technologies. 

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY may partner with third-party services who may use various tracking technologies, such as browser cookies or Flash cookies, to provide certain services or features. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer each time you visit APPEARANCESDIRECTORY, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from APPEARANCESDIRECTORY. APPEARANCESDIRECTORY does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our privacy statement.

SECURITY

The security of your personal information is important to us. Your APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services. 

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card number) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). APPEARANCESDIRECTORY follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once APPEARANCESDIRECTORY receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

DATA RETENTION

If you no longer want APPEARANCESDIRECTORY to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account by emailing accounts@AppearancesDirectory.com. Upon closing your account, your personal APPEARANCESDIRECTORY account will become inactive and inaccessible.  However, information posted outside of your profile, including interactions with other users, postings, comments, and reviews will remain.  APPEARANCESDIRECTORY will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

You may inform us of any changes or requests in regards to your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under local data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

APPEARANCESDIRECTORY reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. We’ll communicate changes by posting a notice on the site. If we make material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places APPEARANCESDIRECTORY deems appropriate.

CONTACT APPEARANCESDIRECTORY

If you have questions or suggestions you can contact APPEARANCESDIRECTORY’s support team via our Help Center, by sending an email to legal@AppearancesDirectory.com, or contact us at the following addresses: In the US: APPEARANCESDIRECTORY Support Team – Privacy Policy; 150 East 39th Street, Suite 102, New York, NY 10016.

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