PRIVACY AND USAGE POLICY

Designs by Judith Poe Privacy & Usage Policy

Last Revision: April 4, 2016

INTRODUCTION
Designs by Judith Poe (“Judith Poe”) values its customer and respects their privacy. The Privacy & Usage Policy applies to personal information that we collect about you through our website. The policy describes how and why we collect, use, share personal information personally identifiable information (“PII”) and the steps we have taken to secure PII data. This information is used to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services, and promotions. Neither your name nor anything about you is sold to any other non-affiliated company or agency. However, as described in greater detail below, we may share your information under certain circumstances with business partners that help the site to function or assist us in fulfilling your order. This Privacy & Usage Policy only covers information collected on the website, and does not cover any information collected offline by Judith Poe.
You acknowledge that this Privacy and Usage Policy is part of our website Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not read, fully understand and agree to this Privacy Policy, you must immediately leave this website, application or service, and avoid or discontinue all use of any of our services. 
Our policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use the information collected. If our information practices change, we will post an updated policy on our website. You can tell if the policy changed by checking the revision date that appears in this policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We do not require any PII data to browse our website. We will at times ask you for certain kinds of PII data to provide the services you request. This information includes:


-Shopping: Through this website, you will be able to make purchases of Judith Poe products. We will ask for information such as your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address and payment card information in order to process and confirm your order, and ship your items to you.


-My Account: You may have the opportunity to create a personal shipping account with Judith Poe, which allows you to ship faster and easier. Using personally created user name and a password will allow you to access your account online to add, delete, or change information. In creating this account, you can authorize Judith Poe to store you name, billing and shipping address(es), email address, phone number, and birthdate. Each of these options are available for your convenience only and is not required to use or access our website. If you elect to use a public computer to access the “My Account” section of our website we strongly encourage you to log out at the conclusion of your session.


-Email List: You are provided with the option to be added to the Judith Poe email list. Should you elect to sign up for this option, your information will never be shared with or sold to anyone. Subscriptions to the email list can be cancelled at any time. To be removed from our email list, simply select the “unsubscribe” option within the email.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT BY AUTOMATIC MEANS

Cookies


In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, we use several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the User’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability (e.g., for uploading media, using e-Commerce features, etc.), monitoring performance of our services and marketing campaigns, and generally providing and improving our Services.


If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org (note that this website is not provided by Judith Poe, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

Clear Gifs


We and certain Third Party Services may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our Services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, however unlike cookies these are not stored on your device, but are instead embedded within our Services.

Flash and HTML5


We and certain Third Party Services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies. Additional information about managing Flash cookies is available here.  (note that this website is not provided by Judith Poe, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).

Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting 


Certain third party ad networks may display advertising on our Website or manage our advertising on other websites. Such parties may use certain tracking technologies to collect Non-personal Information about your activities on the Services and different third party websites to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests and preferences. You may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from certain ad networks by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of receiving any advertising.

“Do Not Track” Signals 


Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.
You have the ability to set your browser to refuse cookies from websites or to remove cookies from your hard drive.

Pixel Tags


We may use “pixel tags”, which are tiny graphic images on our website that help us to analyze our customer’s online behavior and measure effectiveness of our website and advertising. We work with service providers that help us to track certain information about the identity of the website that may have referred you to our website.


Pixel tags on our website may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the site. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our website. We do not otherwise track information about your use of other websites.
Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track you interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us.


We also work with business partners that use tracking technologies to deliver advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our advertising and other communications.


We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our website, to personalize your online experience, to help us deliver information to you, to determine the effectiveness of our advertising, and for other internal business purposes.

SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES


We may share the information of our visitors, users and their users-of-users with various third parties, including certain service providers, law enforcement officials and application developers.
The information may be shared solely in accordance with this policy.


Judith Poe, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our Users and their Users-of-Users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our Users preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services.


Please note that Third Party Services placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through our Services may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. Such practices are not covered by our Privacy Policy and we do not have any control over them. 

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII)


Use of the information we collect from our customers is never sold to any other non-affiliated company or agency. The PII data is may be used for various purposes such as:


-Process transactions upon request
-Improve our website and customers shopping experience
-Send communications about our products, services and promotions
-Prevent and detect fraud and abuse

SECURITY


Judith Poe has implemented security measures designed to protect the Personal Information you share with us, including physical, electronic and procedural measures. Among other things, we offer HTTPS secure access to most areas on our Services; the transmission of sensitive payment information (such as a credit card number) through our designated purchase forms is protected by an industry standard SSL/TLS encrypted connection; and we regularly maintain a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) certification. We also regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and regularly seek new ways and Third Party Services for further enhancing the security of our Services and protection of our Visitors’ and Users’ privacy.

However – regardless of the measures and efforts taken by Judith Poe, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of your Personal Information, your Users-of-Users’ Information or any other User Content you upload, publish or otherwise share with Judith Poe or anyone else.

We therefore encourage you to set strong passwords for your User Account and User Website, and avoid providing us with any sensitive information which you believe its disclosure could cause you substantial or irreparable harm. Furthermore, because certain areas on our Services are less secure than others (for example, if you set your Support forum ticket to be “Public” instead of “Private”, or if you browse to a non-SSL page), and since e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure forms of communications, we request and encourage you not to share any Personal Information on any of these areas or via any of these methods.

Judith Poe goes to great lengths to keep financial information private and safe. We take appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of PII data we collect, including limiting the number of people who have access to physical access to our database services, as well as employing electronic security systems, and password protections that safeguard against unauthorized access. In addition, it is our policy to never send your credit card information via email. Our customer service center and stores also operate over a private and secure network for this reason. Please note, however, that email is not encrypted and it is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.

Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide PII to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose PII upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

While we will use every reasonable means to ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, we cannot guarantee that third parties will not intercept such information. We will, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY


You must be at least thirteen (13) years old to have our permission to use this site. Our website is not meant for children, and we do not knowingly collect any PII data from children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you should use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any PII data to us. We will remove from our files any PII data of anyone we discover to be under thirteen (13) years of age. Our online contests are restricted to entrants who are at least thirteen (13) years old.

CALIFORNIA PROP 65


California’s Prop 65 mandates that companies selling product to California consumers provide this warning:

Certain components used in the manufacture of Judith Poe jewelry products may contain lead or other toxic substances. Handling or wearing these products may expose you to lead or other toxic substances known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

For more information regarding California’s Prop 65 you can visit their website or contact us: hello@judithpoe.com

CONSENT


You acknowledge that this Privacy & Usage Policy is part of the Terms of Use and you agree that using our website signifies your assent to Designs by Judith Poe Privacy and Usage Policy and related terms of use provided above, is subject to all applicable laws, and is undertaken at your own risk. Judith Poe reserves the right to change or amend the Privacy & Usage Policy at any time, without advance notice.

SAFE HARBOR


Judith Poe adheres to the seven privacy principles dictated by the Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement. These principles may be found at www.export.gov/safeharbor.

HOW TO CONTACT US 


If you have any questions about our Privacy & Usage Policy, please contact hello@judithpoe.com

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