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Privacy policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is very important to Connected Creators and BHMA (hereinafter sometimes referred to as “We”), and we are committed to fair information practices. This commitment extends to ensuring that we use information provided to Connected Creators by Buyers and Vendors in an appropriate manner, and to refrain from selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing such information without your prior express authorization or as otherwise mandated by applicable law.

This Privacy Policy describes Connected Creators’s general principles for the collection and use of information from Vendors and Buyers to the Website. Connected Creators pledges to use information about the Website users responsibly. If you do not want us to collect or process your personal information in the ways described in this policy, you should not use the Website. 
Information Collected or Received

The following is an overview of how Connected Creators collects information:

Technical Information

The Website collects technical information about your session, depending on the services of the website you choose to utilize.  This technical information may include things such as IP address, or unique device identifiers, cookies and data about which pages visited on Website. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site and track site usage for the purposes of gathering information on the customer and user base as a whole and for targeted marketing and advertising of products and services. 

User Information 

The Website offers users the ability to register and personalize the information content displayed by the Website. Both Vendor’s and Buyer’s will need to provide a valid email address in order to complete the registration process. You may be asked to provide certain contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone numbers), information about your merchandise, and other similar data, as well as financial information for product orders (such as PayPal account details for payments). You may review and change any of that information in your account settings. 

Finally, you may be asked to disclose personal information to Connected Creators so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, we may collect personal information from you (such as an e-mail address, system information and shipping addresses) in order to communicate with you, provide online technical support and for Vendors to send products you have purchased to you. 

The information collected from you is used by Connected Creators and our agents to deliver the requested information content, process your orders, provide you with services, enable participation in Connected Creators’s on-line forums, respond to e-mail messages from you, and facilitate your relationship with the Vendors and Buyers.  Financial information collected from you is used only to bill you for the products that you have purchased. Shipping information collected from you is used only by the Vendors for the purpose of shipping your purchases. 

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of text that can be placed by web servers into a file on your computer's hard drive. There are three types of cookies: session cookies, persistent cookies and third-party cookies. When you register with the Website, Connected Creators may use persistent cookies to save your preference and login information so that you do not have to re-enter it each time. The Website uses session cookies to provide you with sophisticated functionality, such as keeping track of your shopping cart and its contents as you move throughout the Website. We do not use third-party cookies placed by advertisers. 

You can control the use of the cookies, which collects the information of your usage of the website, by shutting off that function in your internet browser. This may limit your use of the website. 

Information Uses, Sharing and Disclosure

Connected Creators shares the personal data collected from you with employees, agents and contractors who use the data only on their behalf to provide you with the services of the Website. In addition, Connected Creators will share data as required by law, when required to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise or defend legal claims. In compliance with U.S. law, Connected Creators will not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly ask us to. 

The buying and selling process on the Website requires Connected Creators to facilitate sharing of information between Vendors and Buyers, including information such as email addresses, shipping addresses, and payment information. We use your information to provide and improve the Website, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, to contact members or interested parties and for general research and aggregate reporting. 

Controlling Your Personal Information

The Website provides all of its users with an opportunity to control their profile information, which includes accessing, updating it, or deleting it.  If you have disclosed information to the Website via an online order form or through profile registration, you may access and update this information. Connected Creators’s customer support can also reasonably assist you with other requests related to data maintained by Connected Creators.

Communication Between Vendor and Buyer

Vendors’ profiles on the Website will provide an email for Buyers to directly communicate with the Vendor.  Please remember that any information that is disclosed to the Vendors and to the Buyers in those emails may not be secure and you should exercise caution when disclosing personal information. Similarly, you should not disclose any information on our Website that you or your company might consider confidential.

You may control the receipt of certain types of communications from Connected Creators through your account settings. 

Security 

The security of your information is important to Connected Creators. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Connected Creators control, Connected Creators has put in place generally accepted standards to protect your personal information you have submitted to us, during transmission and upon receipt. Some data Connected Creators keeps encrypt, for example, when the Website asks users to provide PayPal account information the data is protected using encryption technology.

Your account is protected by a password. You can protect your information from unauthorized access by keeping your login and password information confidential. Choose your password carefully and sign out after each session of use of the Website. 

Connected Creators’ Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to Connected Creators. We provide our Website services for those only eighteen (18) years of age or older. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information from persons that we actually know are under the age of thirteen (13), and no part of our web sites is structured to attract anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) should have a parent or guardian facilitate their use of the Website at all times. 

Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other web sites that may be maintained by companies that are not affiliates of Connected Creators. Connected Creators is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting these sites. If you do visit those sites, take the time to visit their Privacy Policy, if they have one, to make sure your information is protected. 

Changes to Connected Creators Policies

Connected Creators reserves the right to amend the changes to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy periodically. Connected Creators may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy statement. If Connected Creators’ information practices make a material change, Connected Creators will: (i) post the notices of changes on the website; (ii) email you a notice of the change of policy to your email; and (iii) send a message directly to you through the Website, notifying you of any changes.  

Contacting Connected Creators

If you have any questions about the Website’s privacy policy, please e-mail us at aanderson@berkshirehills.com