Last Updated: Dec 02, 2014
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect Personal Information in connection with our Services. When we use the term “Personal Information” we mean information that can be used to identify an individual and may include, but is not limited to, your full or partial first name, photograph, last name, user ID, password, postal address, email address, your geographic location if you are accessing the Services from a GPS-enabled device, and any other profile information that may be used to identify you which you choose to submit through the Services. "Personal Information" also includes any credit card or debit card, PayPal, or other financial account information you may provide to us or to our third-party payment application provider for billing purposes. However, we try to send billing and payment information, including any credit card, debit card or bank account information, through third-party billing systems so that we do not store all such information on our servers. For AptDeco user account management purposes, however, we may store the last four digits of any financial account numbers you provide. You may always choose not to provide Personal Information, but this may limit your access to Services or prevent you from receiving certain Services. AptDeco may also collect Non-Personal Information about you. “Non-Personal Information” means information that is not Personal Information, including without limitation aggregated, anonymized information, information about your desktop computer and mobile device, your device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your purchase history, and demographic information that does not identify any particular person. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or the content of websites owned by others that you may link to or that may be linked from the Services. Accordingly, we encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of service of any such websites so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share any Personal Information they collect about you.
Use of Personal Information
AptDeco uses Personal Information to assist us in setting up accounts; improving online operations; processing transactions you initiate; to provide customer service; to provide newsletters or other communications or services which you have signed up for or otherwise agreed to receive; to display content that is customized to your interests or preferences (e.g., displaying product recommendations based on your purchasing and browsing history on the Services); to send account- or transaction-related communications such as welcome letters and transaction confirmations; to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and to manage and maintain our systems. We may also use Personal Information for internal purposes to help us diagnose problems, monitor traffic patterns and otherwise continually improve our Services.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose Personal Information and Non-Personal Information about you to companies, agents, contractors, service providers or others engaged to perform functions on our behalf (such as providing data storage, hosting our website, conducting audits and performing web analytics); to fulfill delivery service requests and other services requested in connection with a purchase or other transaction you have voluntarily engaged in via the Services; and to market AptDeco products and services to you (for example, to send you messages concerning new AptDeco features or products or AptDeco special offers). We may also disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to other registered AptDeco users (e.g., your full name and address) for the limited purpose of allowing another user to satisfy his or her obligations relevant to a purchase transaction that you have expressly chosen to participate in via the Services. When you create an AptDeco account, we will set up a default AptDeco account profile page for you. By default, your first name will be displayed on your AptDeco account profile page and visible to members of the public, including other users. To the extent we make such features available to you, you may select other items of Personal Information that you wish to be included in your AptDeco account profile page, including, but not limited to a profile picture, a list of the social networking services of which you are a member, a list of any of your social networking friends or connections who are also registered users of AptDeco, connections you have established between your AptDeco account and any social networking accounts you may have, and a biography and links to your postings on the Services, if applicable (collectively, your “Profile Information”). We will display your Profile Information in your AptDeco account profile page publicly via the Services, and, with your prior permission, on third party sites. For example, with your permission, we may publish a post to your Facebook wall to tell your Facebook friends about a purchase you completed on AptDeco. Any information you choose to provide as part of your Profile Information will be publicly visible to all AptDeco Users and consequently should reflect how much you want other AptDeco Users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage members to think carefully about what information about themselves they choose to disclose via their account profile pages. If you publish a posting to AptDeco.com (for example, a posting for the sale of an item), we may publish that posting publicly via the Services. Any Personal Information that you choose to include in your posting will be visible to other Users. To the extent we make the feature available to you, we may also display the geographical location of your posting in the form of a map so that another user can see the general area and neighborhood associated with your posting. If you are a user requesting to purchase an item posted for sale on the Services (a “Buyer”), AptDeco may share the following information about you with the applicable seller (the “Seller”): (i) your first and last name, (ii) a link to your AptDeco account profile page, and (iii) to the extent we make the feature available to you, the names of any members of a social networking service with whom you are “friends” or associated with on such social networking service, if such individuals are also “friends” or associated with the Seller on such social media service. Further, if you are a Seller and the Buyer in the relevant purchase transaction arranges for AptDeco to provide delivery service by and through one of AptDeco’s delivery service partners, AptDeco will share your full name and postal address with the third party delivery service provider chosen by AptDeco in order to fulfill the Buyer’s request, and if Buyer elects to pick up the purchased item personally, AptDeco will share your name and postal address directly with the Buyer. We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties, in our sole discretion, to (a) enforce or apply the terms and conditions of the Services, including investigations of potential violations thereof, (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements or a governmental request, (c) protect the rights, property or safety of AptDeco, other users or other third parties, (d) to any authority, such as a police department or regulatory authority, or (e) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical problems that may arise. We may also disclose Non-Personal Information to our clients, developers, business partners, merchants, advertisers, investors, potential buyers and other third parties for any reason in our sole discretion. AptDeco reserves the right to transfer information (including your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information) to a third party in the event of a reorganization, spin-out, sale, merger, or transfer of some or all of the assets of our company, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, liquidation or receivership of our business.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use our Services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your Personal Information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the Personal Information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backups), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide access and correction of Personal Information, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Please e-mail us at Info@AptDeco.com or contact us at the address stated below with any questions if you need assistance accessing or changing your Personal Information or if you would like to have your Personal Information deleted from our servers. Please be aware that if you delete your Personal Information, you may not be able to continue to use our website or other Services. If you request that we delete your Personal Information, we may in our sole discretion retain certain information, including your Personal Information, for a limited period of time to satisfy our legal, audit and/or dispute resolution requirements. In addition, any Personal Information of yours that we have previously shared with third parties would remain with those third parties, even if we delete the same or similar Personal Information from our servers. We may retain your Non-Personal information indefinitely.
Cookies and Automatic Information Gathering Technologies
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children less than 13 years of age. Nor do we authorize children less than 13 years of age to use the website or our other Services. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, upon receipt of notice from the child or the child’s parent or guardian, we will delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
We utilize a number of information security measures to safeguard your Personal Information (for example, your Personal Information will be stored behind a firewall, and no passwords are ever stored in plain text; instead, we store passwords behind an encryption algorithm, and we use SSL for encryption purposes). Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet, and no method of data storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we do not guarantee its security.
Your California Privacy Rights
Message Boards, Social Media and Other Online Forums
Please note that when you choose to post messages and/or profile content on messages boards and other online forums we may make available to you on our website or other Services, such content is viewable by third parties and, in the case of public online forums, is publicly viewable. Accordingly, you should exercise discretion with regard to what information (Personal Information or Non-Personal Information) you post on the Services and on third party web sites. In any event, we recommend that you do not post highly confidential or sensitive information, but we cannot control what you post on our website, on our Service, or on any other website. AptDeco is not responsible for how third parties who view your Personal Information or Non-Personal Information may use this information (such as to send you unsolicited messages). When you choose to access, register or connect with or to the Services through Facebook, Twitter or other social networking services (a “Third Party Account”), certain information (“Social Network Information”) may be collected by us. Social Network Information includes, but is not limited to, the login credentials for your Facebook Connect, Twitter or other social networking or information-sharing website account, and other information you authorize that third party site to share with us. Social Network Information may also include personally identifiable information about other individuals that our users authorize and provide to us. AptDeco does not evade or circumvent personal privacy settings on Facebook or any other third party site. Also, AptDeco does not have any control over any third party websites’ or services’ privacy practices; such websites or services are governed by their respective privacy policies, which policies you should review carefully. You may be given an opportunity to link your AptDeco account with a Third Party Account by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to AptDeco through the Services; or (ii) allowing AptDeco to access your Third Party Account in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. By granting AptDeco access to any Third Party Account, you understand that AptDeco will access content that you have provided to and that you have stored in your Third Party Account, and that AptDeco may make it available for viewing by others through the Services via your AptDeco account and your AptDeco account profile page. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, Personal Information that you post to your Third Party Accounts may be made available on the Services for viewing by other Users. If you wish to disable a connection between your AptDeco account and any of your Third Party Accounts, you may do so by accessing the “Dashboard” section of AptDeco.com.
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