GENERAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Any information you voluntarily enter on the Website is maintained by M. De Phocas to help us improve both the Website and our understanding of what our fellow users' interests are.
M. De Phocas uses "cookies" (as do the vast majority of other companies that do business on the World Wide Web) when you visit the Website, which are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser. Information we collect and analyze via cookies includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform, date and time of your visit, and cookie number. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, please review the options listed in the Help portion of the toolbar on your computer. The toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
M. De Phocas may elect to periodically send offers to its Website visitors on behalf of other organizations. By providing information on the Website, you are agreeing to receive these periodic e-mail, SMS, Telemarketing, and mail offers, which M. De Phocas believes may be of interest to you as a user. If you do not wish to receive these offers from us, please be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the first e-mail you receive and click on the opt-out link provided, which will remove your record from our database. After doing so, you will no longer receive communications from us. If you do not scroll down to the bottom of the first e-mail you receive (or any e-mails thereafter), you will continue to receive offers from M. De Phocas and/or its affricates until you choose to click on the opt-out link that will be provided in each e-mail you receive.
M. De Phocas may collect e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted to the Website. Contact information from sign-up forms are used to send information and data about M. De Phocas to our visitors. We never request financial information from any of our visitors, unless of course they are placing an order on the Website.
When you register through the Website you are asked for information such as your name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. When you register with M. De Phocas and sign into the Website, you are not anonymous to us.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Non-Account Activity: You can browse the Website without having to set up a M. De Phocas account.
Account-Related Activity: Certain activities on the Website —such as purchasing items, leaving reviews and comments, require you to have a M. De Phocas online account. We ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. Additionally, should you make a purchase through the Website, we would need your billing information, transaction and credit card information. M. De Phocas may also record your session information (such as the particular products you purchase from the Website), as well as your specific information on the web pages you select to view.
Content Uploaded to Site: Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.
Miscellaneous: If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Additionally, we may keep records of information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experiences with our products and contact preferences in order to provide you with further correspondence about M. De Phocas products and services.
Updating Account Information: You may access your personal information in order to review, update and/or correct your personal profile information and e-mail preferences at any time. To do so, please send an e-mail request to email@example.com
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
M. De Phocas uses this information to provide you with a better service, and in particular for some the following reasons:
Internal record keeping;
Facilitate your purchase(s) and provide the services you have requested. This usually means that M. De Phocas will give their service providers your personal information which is necessary to perform their specific services on their behalf. This includes: shipping, payment processing, data storage and management, webhosting, web analytics, fulfillment, marketing, mailing, emailing, etc.
Confirm and track your order(s);
Improve our products and services;
Communicate with you by email, telephone or post if you have ordered or purchased products from the Website, either regarding the order or purchase or other matters regarding transactions between M. De Phocas or your customer relationship with us;
Compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and accuracy;
Prevent and detect fraud or abuse with of your account and the Website;
Communicate with you with regard to your M. De Phocas account;
Contact you by email, telephone or post, in order to share information with you about M. De Phocas products, services and events that may be of interest to you;
M. De Phocas may provide information to its business partners and affiliates. In the event they decide to do so, M. De Phocas may share and cross-reference information, including your personal information, which would enable those partners and affiliates to contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.
If you have purchased a product from the Website or requested a catalogue, you may be placed on the M. De Phocas e-mail list and will receive periodic e-mails from us. If you wish to be removed from this email list please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Shortly thereafter, you will be removed from our e-mail list;
Comply with law enforcement and government agencies, as well as fraud protection. By using the Website, you authorize us to use and disclose any information, including personal information M. De Phocas deems necessary, and in their sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. This includes, but is not limited to, exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction within the framework of the relevant data protection law. Additionally, your personal information may be used in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any personal or as otherwise required by law. Further, your personal information may be used by M. De Phocas to enforce any agreement we may have with you.
As mentioned above, M. De Phocas would like to provide you with information about new products, designs, promotions, special events and offers, as well as other information, which we believe you may find interesting. Accordingly, we may occasionally send you such information by email and/or postal mail.
In the event M. De Phocas considers a corporate restructuring, sale of company assets, merger or acquisition, as well as in the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership, your personal information may be disclosed. In such an event, your personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
Users may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website. In doing so, users may still view images and explore the Website, but M. De Phocas may not be able to provide certain services to such users. Some advanced features on the Website may, for authentication purposes, require you to sign up and obtain a registered account. The privacy notices of those services govern the use of your personal information associated with them.
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NO GUARANTEE OF PRIVACY
M. De Phocas utilizes security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your personally identifiable and financial information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, it is still possible for someone to find a way to circumvent these measures. While efforts are made to safeguard your personal and financial information once it is received, no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit on the Website.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and would like a copy of our notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties and affiliates that received your information in the past year, please submit a written request to the following address: 340 E. 23rdSt. Apt 3D, New York, NY 10010; ATTN: California Privacy. Please allow up to 30 days for M. De Phocas to process your request. You may only submit such a request once per year.
CHILDREN UNDER 13
M. De Phocas does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems. To learn more about protecting children's privacy online, please visit the FTC's website at www.ftc.gov.
Last updated August 25, 2011