(Updated: December 28, 2017)
Heart & Cradle, LLC (“Heart & Cradle”, "H&C", “we”, “us”, or “our”) has created this privacy statement (this “Privacy Statement”) for our site (this “Site”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.
1. AGE REQUIREMENTS
Participation and registration on this Site is restricted to those individuals at least 18 years of age or those who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties herein. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent. Moreover, we request that no information be submitted to this Site by Visitors under the age of 13. Children between 13 and 17 must obtain their parent or guardian’s consent to submit or post any information on this Site.
By registering or participating in services or functions on this Site, you hereby represent that you are (a) at least 18 years of age, or (b) are between 13 and 17 years of age and in possession of consent by a legal parent or guardian who has entered into the terms herein on your behalf.
2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
We collect any information you enter on the Service. The information that we collect may vary depending on the nature of your visit and how you use the Service.
When you place an order with us, personally identifiable information is collected such as name, email address and phone number. We will also collect your shipping and billing address and the names and shipping addresses of other people you wish to ship to from our order page. Sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details receive special handling as described below. If we are fortunate to have you as a customer, we will also save your purchase history so that we may better serve you in the future.
We also may use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on the Service.
We may use several well established web technologies to collect information automatically:
WEB BEACONS. Web beacons are often used in conjunction with cookies to, among other things, gather information about a visitor's presence on a web site. Web beacons are usually monitored by a third party working with the site owner. Collected information is reported back to that third party rather than it being placed in text files on the visitor's hard drive. Web beacons may also be used in emails to let us know if we are effectively reaching our current and potential customers. While cookies will always be employed on our site, the use of web beacons will be less predictable as they are generally employed to gather analytics data as the need arises.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES. There are many third party services available to help a company like ours better understand the effectiveness of its presence on the web. For example, our web site uses Google Analytics to collect site visit statistics for us. We also have the following services as advertising aids at our disposal which we will employ as needed: Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Demographics and Interest Reporting, Google AdWords, Google PPC, Google DoubleClick, Bing Ads, Rocket Fuel, Adsmonster, and Facebook Retargeting Ads. There are also services that follow visitors to our site as they move beyond our site. Of these services we have to following at our disposal and will employ as needed: ChartBeat, Webtrends, Adobe Analytics, IBM Digital Analytics, GoSquared, Woopra.
We and our third-party vendors use first-party cookies or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers together.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Generally, we use your information for such purposes as operating the Service, providing the products and services offered through the Service and communicating with you, sending promotional offers, performing analysis about your use of and interest in the offerings and content on the Service, managing our day-to-day business, and performing functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. Address information will be used to process and ship orders or returns. Information gathered automatically will be used to analyze behaviors as visitors navigate our site and interact with it. It will be used to provide geographic and demographic data to enhance our marketing efforts and improve the web experience for our visitors and members.
3. RETENTION OF DATA
We may retain any data you submit to us or that we otherwise gather from your visits to our Site. Upon your written request to <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" title="email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, we will delete any of your personally identifiable information that is not otherwise collected in connection with your purchases on our Site. You understand that we will retain any information collected from purchases on our Site. We will process any data we receive in accordance with applicable laws and regulations governing the processing of such data. In accordance with our general security measures, as further described in Section 4 below, we take appropriate physical and technical measures to protect any such data we retain against accidental or unauthorized disclosure, access, or destruction.
This Site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no computer security system can be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, 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 will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
5. WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may share your personal information with our affiliated providers and with authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include processing credit card payments (if applicable), providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business analysis, conducting surveys, supporting the Service’s functionality and other features that may be offered through the Service.
We may also disclose your information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion. We may also disclose your information when we believe it is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, report or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of you, Heart & Cradle, our employees, or the public; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our terms and conditions or other agreements or policies. Likewise, we may disclose or transfer your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the previously mentioned circumstances. We may share aggregated information with third parties, for the purpose of conducting general operational and business analysis and to develop and improve the Service. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to the Service and the most popular features or services accessed.
7. WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES ABOUT COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Service because such information may be required in order to validate your identity, utilize services on the Service or to contact us for information.
When you contact us through the Service, you will be set up to receive email messages unless you indicate that you do not wish to receive emails. At any time you can choose to no longer receive such emails by following the instructions found in the emails.
8. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure.
When you place an order on our web site we employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to safeguard your information as it is transmitted to our servers. Credit card information is stored in databases operated solely by our credit card processor. We want you to feel confident using the Service; however, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer or other internet access device.
Sending email directly to an email address found on the Service is not secure. Unsecured information transferred over the Internet is similar to a postcard being sent through the mail. It is recommended that you do not send credit card or other sensitive information to Heart & Cradle or anyone else using unsecured means. Should you choose to supply confidential information in this manner, you do so at your own risk.
Although we take steps to secure your information, we do not guarantee the security of your information, and you should not expect that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.consumer.ftc.gov for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
9. VISITING OUR SERVICE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
10. NO RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
12. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this Site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement or our Terms and Conditions, please do not use our Site. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time. We will post a notification on this Site in the event of any material changes to this Privacy Statement. Such changes, whether in the form of modifications, additions, or deletions, shall be effective when specified in the relevant notification or, if the change is immaterial, immediately upon appearing on this Site. Please check this Privacy Statement periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following our posting of any changes to this Privacy Statement means that you accept such changes.
13. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
To the extent there is a conflict between this Privacy Statement and our Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions supersede and control.
14. HOW TO CONTACT US