Last Updated: 25th October 2016
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information we obtain through the Service.
“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
THE SERVICE COLLECTS YOUR INFORMATION
We collect Personal Information when you:
- register to use the Service;
- log in with social networking credentials;
- use the Service;
- complete an application to become a Designer; and
- otherwise communicate with or submit information or content to us.
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service.
Personal Information Collection. Anyone may browse the public-facing pages of the Service for free, but to become a User, you must register. To register as a Client, you must provide Personal Information, including your name, email address, zip code, phone number, and also must create a username and password. You may also provide other optional information and if you are a Client, you will be asked to take a style quiz so we can learn more about what you are looking for in an interior designer and to answer questions about the space you are seeking designs for, including colour preferences, use and occupants of the space, and other personal preferences and information relevant to creating comprehensive designs.
Social Sign-On. If you are a Client, you may register using a social network. We collect Personal Information from the social network when you use your social media credentials to log into the Service. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we may collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture. We may also obtain any other information you have authorized Facebook to share with third party applications.
Using the Service. We collect information you post through the Service. For example, we collect any information you post when you interact with other Users during a Project, including any Personal Information you post. If you are a Designer, the Service will also collect any Personal Information you add to your Profile.
Making Payments. If you are a Client, when you make payments through the Service, you may need to provide Personal Information to our third-party service providers, such as your credit card number.
Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.
Location Information from Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the Service.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.
When you visit the Service, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Service may not work properly.
By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Service. The Service is not presently configured to respond to DNT or “do not track” signals from web browsers or mobile devices.
HOW Studio21 Designs USES YOUR INFORMATION
We use Personal Information to
- provide you with the Service;
- facilitate and improve our services; and
- communicate with you.
We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Service. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to provide online advertising on the Service and to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose.
Studio21 Designs MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information:
- with our third-party service providers;
- between Clients and Designers;
- to comply with legal obligations;
- to protect and defend our rights and property; and
- with your permission.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Service.
Displaying to and Sharing with Other Users. The content you post to the Service may be displayed on the Service. All visitors of the Service, whether registered or not, may be able to see some information about you if you are a Client, Designers will be able to see your first name, location and personal information, gender and the information you share about your design needs. We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other Users who will view and use any posted information.
Social Networking and Other Websites. The Service may allow you to share information, including Personal Information, with social networking websites, such as Facebook. We do not share your Personal Information with them unless you direct the Service to share it. Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on their websites.
Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at
The Service is not available to those under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 18 and we do not want it. Because we do not intentionally collect any information from anyone under the age of 18, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account, subject to and in compliance with applicable law.
We may provide areas on the Service where you can publicly post comments (including information about yourself), can communicate with others such as discussion boards or blogs, or can submit reviews and/or media content. By engaging in such conduct, you acknowledge your understanding that any such information you supply may be accessible by other consumers and companies and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others throughout the world. For example, if you post your email address along with a designer review or comment, you may receive unsolicited messages from others who view your posting. We have no control over who reads your postings or what others may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information.
By using the Service, you will transfer data to Canada.
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