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DesignerDiscounted.com Network Privacy Policy

August 31, 2013

Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy tells you how DesignerDiscounted.com collects, uses and protects your information on DesignerDiscounted.com and in other locations online where you interact with DesignerDiscounted.com content or services.

By using DesignerDiscounted.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement, including this Privacy Policy, and you consent to DesignerDiscounted.com's privacy practices. This includes the use and disclosure of any personal information you have shared with us and its transfer to and storage on our servers in the United States and elsewhere in the world where we have facilities.

Collection

You can browse DesignerDiscounted.com without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Certain features and services on DesignerDiscounted.com require that you register or supply some information that allows us to identify you. We collect some information automatically from your computer while you browse our sites, such as where you go on DesignerDiscounted.com and what you do there. We collect your IP address, computer and connection information, browser type and version, operating system and platform, the URLs you come from and go to next, and a cookie number.

When you register on one of the sites in DesignerDiscounted.com, we collect and store your e-mail address and a password. When you participate in some of DesignerDiscounted.com services, you may also choose to provide the following personal information:

  • Profile information, including first and last name, member or user name and location
  • Contact information, including email address, mailing address and phone number
  • Product information, including the ratings, reviews, tags, comments and other content you post, and the items in your wish lists
  • Other information that allows us to personalize your DesignerDiscounted.com Network experience - for example, your filter and profile preferences

We may get additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, you might contact Community Care or customer support or respond to a survey, or we might get a third-party complaint about you.

Co-Branded Services. You'll sometimes see DesignerDiscounted.com content on other websites, labeled "Powered by DesignerDiscounted.com." For example, we syndicate our DesignerDiscounted.com listings for use on other companies' websites. These listings appear with another company's logo at the top of the page. When you browse these syndicated listings, you are subject to that company's privacy policy, and DesignerDiscounted.com does not collect any personal information about you or receive any personal information from these other companies.

You may also interact with our product review services on websites operated by other companies. When you submit reviews or other content using our product review services, the information we collect is subject to our policies. We clearly label our product review services with the DesignerDiscounted.com Privacy Policy and User Agreement.

Marketing

We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference in your DesignerDiscounted.com account or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.

Use

We use the information we collect to:

  • operate DesignerDiscounted.com
  • provide you with information and services you request
  • customize content, advertising, and your experience on DesignerDiscounted.com
  • communicate with you about your orders, service updates and other administrative issues
  • deliver to our members targeted marketing and promotional offers, based on their communications preferences
  • measure and improve our sites and services
  • resolve disputes, address complaints and troubleshoot technical problems
  • analyze site and user behavior and prepare aggregated reports
  • tell you about our services and those of our corporate family

Sharing and Disclosure

Service Providers. We may share your information with service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as maintaining DesignerDiscounted.com and providing related services).

Special Offers. On DesignerDiscounted.com, you may have opportunities to express interest in or register for third-party products and services. If you do, we will provide information about you to the third party to implement your request.

Feedback. We may use survey results for our internal development and market research and share the results with our affiliates, consultants, vendors and service providers.

Assets. As our business evolves, DesignerDiscounted.com may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.

Other Disclosures. We may disclose information when permitted by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary under applicable law; to comply with legal process served on DesignerDiscounted.com; to protect the property or interests of DesignerDiscounted.com, its agents and employees; or to protect personal safety or the public.

Public Content

Some portions of DesignerDiscounted.com allow you to contribute ratings, reviews, tags, comments, and other content, either on one of our websites or via our product review services on other websites. This content may be displayed publicly on DesignerDiscounted.com and elsewhere on the web. The reviews and comments you publish may be displayed with your member or user name. Registered members can unpublish reviews by logging in to their accounts; reviews submitted through our product review services may not be unpublished. For some of our features, other members may be able to request email notifications of your new public content or publish their own comments to your reviews. You can also choose to make your wish lists public, but they are private by default.

We may use the public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views, market products or identify or feature popular members. While we don't expect to transfer the complete review rating and web of trust database to others (except as discussed in this policy), we use the database throughout our network and to generate results for others.

E-mail Communications

Choice/Opt-Out. At any time, you have the ability to opt out of receiving marketing communications (including customized ads) from DesignerDiscounted.com, but you may not opt out of administrative emails (for example, emails about your transactions or policy changes) while you are a member of DesignerDiscounted.com. You can opt out by either changing your preferences or following the directions provided with the communications or advertisements.

Email Tools. If you send emails to a recipient through our site, they will receive your email address and any personal message you include. Although we do not retain in any easily retrievable way the addresses you email, these emails are not private communications. You may not use our email tools to send spam or content that violates the User Agreement.

Anti-Spam Policy. DesignerDiscounted.com does not tolerate spam. We do not send emails to anyone without permission, and we do not sell or rent email addresses to any unauthorized third party. This does not mean that we can prevent spam from happening on the Internet. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited email from us, please contact us and we will investigate.

Cookies and Web Beacons

DesignerDiscounted.com's Cookies. DesignerDiscounted.com, other members of our corporate family who provide us with joint services, and our service providers will sometimes place anonymous cookies or web beacons on your computer when you visit our sites or our co-branded sites. We use these cookies and web beacons to recognize returning users, measure traffic and activity on the sites, monitor and improve our services and protect against fraud. We also use cookies to customize services, content, advertising, and promotional offers.

You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser (contact your ISP for help), but doing so may prevent us from delivering certain services to you. Your browser must be set to accept cookies in order to access DesignerDiscounted.com as a registered member.

Our Advertisers's Cookies. We use the services of third-party advertising companies, who may place cookies that allow them to collect from you and use anonymous information about your visits to DesignerDiscounted.com.

Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information

Registered members can review and change personal information by accessing the Member page on DesignerDiscounted.com. You should promptly update your personal information if it changes or becomes inaccurate. You can close your DesignerDiscounted.com account by contacting us. We may retain some information from closed accounts so that we can comply with law, prevent fraud, assist with investigations, resolve disputes, analyze or troubleshoot programs, enforce our User Agreement and take other actions otherwise permitted by law. If your account or membership is terminated or suspended, we may maintain some information to prevent re-registration.

Links to Other Sites

DesignerDiscounted.com contains links to other websites. DesignerDiscounted.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites. If you have concerns about how other websites collect and use information about you, make sure to read that site's own privacy policy.

Security

DesignerDiscounted.com uses physical, electronic and administrative safeguards, including advanced firewall and password protection for our databases, designed to protect the security of information. We restrict access to your personal information to employees that need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

General

We may change this policy from time to time, and we will post the amended terms on DesignerDiscounted.com. All amended terms will take effect immediately for new users, and 30 days after they are posted for existing users.

Cookies, web beacons, and your privacy

We use cookies, web beacons, and related tools from third parties to provide features and services that improve your buying and selling experience. To help protect your privacy, we limit how these tools can be used on DesignerDiscounted.com.

How DesignerDiscounted.com uses cookies and web beacons

"Cookies" are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you sign out from DesignerDiscounted.com or close your web browser.

We use cookies to provide features and services, such as:

  • Promoting and enforcing trust and safety
  • Allowing you to enter your password less frequently
  • Remembering your preferences
  • Presenting information that's targeted to your interests
  • Measuring the effectiveness of our sites, services, content, and advertising
  • Facilitating conversation threads and other services on discussion boards (these cookies are placed by our board service providers)
  • Providing other services and features that are available only through the use of cookies

A "web beacon" is an electronic image placed in the code of a web page. We use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one DesignerDiscounted.com page to another and to improve site performance.

Your choices about cookies

We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. You are always free to decline cookies if your web browser permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain DesignerDiscounted.com features, and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.

We use Flash cookies, which are cookies written with Flash technology, to help ensure that your account security is not compromised and to spot irregularities in behavior to prevent your account from being fraudulently taken over.

Use of cookies and web beacons by third parties

We may work with other companies who place cookies or web beacons on our websites. These companies help operate our websites and provide you with additional products and services. They are subject to confidentiality agreements with DesignerDiscounted.com and other legal restrictions. DesignerDiscounted.com does not permit any of these companies to collect personal information using cookies or web beacons on our websites.

We don't permit third-party content on DesignerDiscounted.com (such as item listings) to include cookies or web beacons. If you believe a listing might be collecting personal information or using cookies, please contact us.