This policy addresses:
- What personally identifiable information may be collected from you through this Website.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- The organization collecting the information.
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under commonplace.com’s control.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Collection of Information
commonplace Ventures, LLC (“commonplace,” “we” or the “Company”), the owner and operator of commonplace.com, collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on the commonplace.com Website.
In order to take advantage of many of the areas and services offered on this Website, you must first create an account by completing the registration form. During registration, you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We may use this information to communicate with you, such as by providing service announcements, administrative messages and notices.
You have the option to provide other personal and demographic information (such as your gender, birth date and zip code); we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site.
If you do not register with us, commonplace.com does not keep track of your personally identifiable information. However, we will still use certain technologies to record data relating to activity on the Site, as described below.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
If you apply on our site for a product or service requiring financial information, we will require that you provide certain personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number and/or credit card number. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We may use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to personalize or improve the site or as may otherwise be specifically described in the survey or contest. We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; if so, that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. The Company stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us at http://commonplace.com/contact_us.php to request that we remove this information from our database.
USES OF INFORMATION
Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, or promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice and Opt-Out” below.
From time to time, we will send you notices that relate to the operations of the Site or your uses of it when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if another Site user requests to join your Place(s) or otherwise to interact with you on the Site, we will notify you of the request and follow your instructions regarding granting or denying permission. We may also notify you if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance or if there is an important policy or rule change that may affect your use of the Site.
You may not opt-out of these communications which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcome email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you by email in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or third party sources to create a “profile” of your preferences. We may tie your personally identifiable information, and your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you.
We do not share your personal profile with third parties. We may share profiles in aggregate form only.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties except for the following limited purposes:
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
Legal Disclaimer - Exceptions
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website or Company.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes or shared with third parties who are not our agents or service providers. We will provide you with this ‘opt-out,’ when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us or the seller, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and other optional updates, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by changing your communications preferences in your profile at http://commonplace.com/user_editprofile.php?tab=notification.
As is true of most Websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We may link this automatically-collected log file data to personally identifiable information.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
In addition, we set persistent cookies to store your login information (including password), so you don’t have to re-enter it if you leave the Site without manually logging out. These cookies are set to expire in approximately three years, or if you log out manually.
If you reject cookies, you will not be able to log into the Site, and consequently will not be able to access any of the login-protected areas or functionalities.
Like most websites, our servers automatically record and store certain information about your visit to this Website, such as your web request, IP address, browser type and language, referring and exit pages, and the date and time of your request. We may also use various third-party tracking products and usage auditing services, such as Google Analytics, which log non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate (e.g., usage and volume statistics). We may use such information to analyze trends, evaluate the value of website content, gather broad demographic information and validate our usage statistics.
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by third party advertiser. Such advertisers and Google Ads may also create their own cookies, all of which are beyond the control of commonplace.
Links to Other Sites
This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by on this Website by commonplace.
If you use a bulletin board or chats on this Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making changes to your profile at: http://commonplace.com/user_editprofile.php.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can send email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event commonplace Ventures, LLC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email, notice on our Website or other appropriate method of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Acceptance of These Terms
By using commonplace.com’s Website and services, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this policy, please do not use any area of the commonplace.com site or any of our services.