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SECURITY AND PRIVACY
Your privacy and security online are very important to us, so we have written this policy to explain how we use the information we collect about you; how you can instruct us if you wish to limit the use of that information; our gathering techniques; and the procedures we have in place to safeguard your privacy.
Information You Voluntarily Provide Us
We collect information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) only if you choose to share such information with us. For example, you may be required to provide us with certain Personal Information to register with the Site, make a purchase, sign up for services available through the Site, subscribe to a newsletter, enter sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions, and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional; however, if you elect not to register or provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or features or participate in certain areas of the Site.
The following are examples of Personal Information we may collect from you:
Information Passively or Automatically Collected
We automatically collect information that does not reflect or reference an individually identifiable user (“Non-Personal Information”) to help us understand how our users use the Site. Like most websites, we automatically collect and use the following data contained in log files:
Cookies and Other Web Technologies
Like many other websites, we may use a variety of standard technologies to: (i) enhance and personalize your experience on Petit Collage (including saving you the time of having to repeatedly re-enter information); (ii) generate statistics and information about traffic to and on Petit Collage and related websites; and, (iii) run and measure the effectiveness of certain advertising or promotional campaigns, including those run by network advertisers on our behalf. These tools may include the following:
Web Beacons: often used to help deliver cookies or produce log files, these are small electronic images that can be embedded within a web page or included in an email message and are usually invisible to the human eye. When used, web beacons may tell us such things as: how many people are coming to petitcollage.com; whether they are one-time or repeat visitors; which pages they’ve viewed and for how long; how well certain online advertising campaigns are converting; and other similar website usage data. When used in an email, web beacons can tell us the time the email was opened, if and how many times it was forwarded, and what links users click on from within the email message. Based on this information, we can adjust the content, products, services, and promotions we provide you to better meet your interests.
2. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Internal Use of Non-Personal and Personal Information
We use Non-Personal Information and Personal Information for internal purposes only, such as to notify you of new products or services, to send service notifications, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfill your requests for products and services, to improve the Site, to conduct research, to solicit your feedback and input about the Site, and to provide more relevant products, services, and advertisements on or through the Site. Non-Personal Information and Personal Information may be combined with data collected from other sources so that we may further improve the relevance of products, services, and advertisements offered on or through the Site.
From time to time, we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as credit card processing, advertising, analytics tools, widget providers, personalization technology partners, data management services, Web hosting, and Web development.
We provide our Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform these services. Each Service Provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
We may use, and disclose to third parties, certain Non-Personal Information regarding the Site (e.g., number of visits, page views, number of registered members who reside in a particular geographic location, etc.) if we wish to generally assess (with the help of a third party company) how Petit Collage is doing in the Internet marketplace, its popularity or use amongst certain consumer demographics or profiles, and other similar performance metrics. The information disclosed for these purposes will be in aggregate form and limited to demographic or other anonymous data; no Personal Information will be shared.
In the event that Petit Collage is merged, sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Non-Personal Information and Personal Information in connection with such transaction.
Third-Party Ad Networks
As Required By Law
In certain instances, we may disclose Non-Personal Information or Personal Information when such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal-related processes, enforce contract terms, respond to or resolve any claims (including valid consumer complaints), or otherwise protect the safety or rights (including intellectual property rights) of Petit Collage, Chronicle Books, our customers, consumers, or the general public.
Public Forums and Community Features
From time to time, we may provide social or community features for users that may allow users to publicly post, or share with other users, messages, stories, pictures, videos, testimonials, or other content. Along with such content, permitted users may also be given the opportunity to post certain Personal Information about themselves or others to whom the content relates (for example, name or part of a name, city, and state of residence). Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use and participate in these activities, we cannot guarantee the privacy of these areas and are not responsible for any information you post or share. We encourage you to use common sense when using these services and never to reveal Personal Information about you that you do not want others to see. Any information you post or share in these areas is done so at your own risk.
Please be advised that, whenever you voluntarily post information to any community or interactive areas of the Site, such information can and may be accessed by the public. This means that any person or entity with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
Information Practices and Sharing for Children Under 13
We recognize the importance of protecting children’s information and we strongly encourage parents to be actively involved in their children’s online activities. For this reason, we have adopted a special set of practices relating to Personal Information collected relating to children under the age of 13. Before reading these policies, however, please make sure to also review the sections above, which describe our privacy practices for our typical online consumers (i.e., parents).
We collect children’s Personal Information from adults. Access to Petit Collage is intended to be acquired by parents and not to be acquired by children directly. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
Information that we collect is stored on secure servers using standard security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information in an effort to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
We use secure socket layer (SSL) to encrypt your data during transmission to us, but no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our end to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and other server security measures.
Managing Personal Information
We understand that you have rights over your Personal Information. You may review, correct, update, change, or delete your Personal Information at any time by visiting your account on the Site, or by contacting us at:
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Opt-In/Opt-Out of Email Communications
Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers, news about our products and services, or promotional and community-building communications. You may also be provided with the opportunity to receive offers directly from select companies other than us. If you opt-in to these communications, at any time you can follow a link provided in every email message to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
Petit Collage will use information you provide through the Site, such as your email address or other personally identifiable information, without further consent for non-promotional or administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major website updates.
International Visitors and Customers
Your personal data is important to us. The European Union General Data protection regulation (GDPR) puts you in charge of your personal data.
Information Collected: When visitors browse our Site or engage in communications with us, we may collect and control Browser Information, Support Information, and Contact Information submitted using any messaging features.
Information Usage: We use this information to provide our Services, improve and personalize our Services, and provide support if needed.
Promotional: We may deliver and personalize our communications with visitors. For example, we may notify a visitor by email or other means when we are offering a promotion, or invite the recipient to participate in a survey. At any time, you can follow a link provided in every email message to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
Access to Your Personal Data: We understand that you have rights over your Personal Data, and provide reasonable steps to allow you to access, correct, amend, or delete your Personal Data. This includes the right to withdraw, at any time, your consent for our collection and use. Visitors are able to update many types of collected Personal Data directly within their accounts. Please contact us if you are unable to access or otherwise change your Personal Data within your account.
California Visitors and Customers
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides California Consumers the right to direct businesses to not sell their personal information at any time (the “right to opt-out”).
In the preceding twelve (12) months, Petit Collage has not sold personal information (including the personal information of minors under 16 years old), and Petit Collage will not sell any personal information, including the personal information of minors.
Pursuant to the CCPA we are providing the following additional details regarding the categories of Personal Information about California residents that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding 12 months:
(1) We collected the following categories of Personal Information:
As described above, we collect this Personal Information from you and from other categories of sources, including publicly available databases, authors and joint marketing partners, social media platforms and third-party service platforms, and our business customers, clients, and partners, when they share this information with us.
Also as described above, we may use this Personal Information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to: develop, improve, repair, and maintain our products and services; personalize, advertise, and market our products and services; conduct research, analytics, and data analysis; maintain our facilities and infrastructure; undertake quality and safety assurance measures; conduct risk and security control and monitoring; detect and prevent fraud; perform identity verification; perform accounting, audit, and other internal functions, such as internal investigations; comply with law, legal process, and internal policies; maintain records; and exercise and defend legal claims.
(2) We disclosed the following Personal Information to third parties for our operational business purposes:
We share Personal Information with our services providers for services such as website design and hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology, and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, ad serving, research survey/interview/focus group management and analysis, marketing, and auditing.
If you are a California resident, you may request that we:
(1) Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
To make a request for the disclosures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Delete Personal Information we collected from you.
To make a request for deletion, please email email@example.com.
You may also make the requests described above by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” page of this Site. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
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