The Designers Collaborative (the Collaborative) is committed to safeguarding information provided by users of its website [www.thedesignerscollaborative.com].
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
By filling out a request for membership and in the course of engaging with the Collaborative, you may provide Personal Information about you and your contacts. Personal information is often, but not exclusively, provided to the Collaborative when you sign up for use of our Services, when you consult with our team, send us an email, or communicate with us or our partners in any other way.
The information that may be collected that is provided by you includes: general registration information; your full name; legal/trade name of your business; your personal and business email address; your resale certificate and any vendor accounts information you share with the Collaborative; billing and communications information, such as your credit card details and billing address; your phone number; your personal and business physical address; general information about your business.
Our website collects the following information automatically through our web services provider, including but not limited to:
LOG DATA: Our web service keeps log files that record data each time a device accesses its servers and those log files contain data about the nature of each access, including IP addresses. The Collaborative may also access metadata and other information associated with the files you upload.
DEVICE INFORMATION: Our web service may collect information about the device used to access our site and services, including the IP address, operating system, browser ID and other information about your device and connection.
SERVICES USED DATA: Information is collected about your interaction with our site and services, which may include the dates and times the site and services were accessed, and your browsing activities. These metrics allow us to improve the content and operation of our site and facilitate research and analysis.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES: From time to time, information may be collected about you from third-party sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, third-party data providers, and our partners. The Collaborative takes steps to ensure that such third parties are legally or contractually permitted to disclose such information. Examples of information obtained may include: demographic information such as age and gender, device information, location, online behavioral data including social media usage, page view information, search results and link usage. This information is used, alone or in combination with other information, including the Personal Information collected, to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing and content to you and develop and provide you with more relevant products, services and features, as well as to serve you with information that may be interesting to you.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH MOBILE APPLICATIONS: If you use a mobile application, we may collect certain device and usage-related information in addition to information described elsewhere in this privacy. In addition, we collect the following: device information (information about the device used to access our site and services, as well as the operating system) and services usage data. The Collaborative may use mobile analytics software to better understand how people access our services and site through mobile applications as well as to collect data about how often you access our site and services and other performance data.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We reserve the right to use third parties for secure transactions and those third parties collect billing information to process your payments and orders.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA ONLY)
The Designers Collaborative is located in the United States. If you are from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information described above will depend on the Personal Information concerned and the specific context in which it is collected.
The Collaborative processes Personal Information as a data controller as described above, where such processing is in the Collaborative’s legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Our legitimate interests typically include: improving, maintaining, providing, and enhancing our technology, services, web site and content, and ensuring the security of our services and website.
If you are a Member, the Collaborative may need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you. In some limited cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information.
If you are asked to provide Personal Information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with the Collaborative, it will be made clear at the relevant time whether the provision of Personal Information is mandatory or not, as well as of the possible consequences of not providing the Personal Information.
Where required by law, the Collaborative will collect Personal Information only with your consent.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which Personal Information is collected and used, please contact us through our contact page or by emailing us at email@example.com.
DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
You have the following data protection rights:
You may access, correct, update or request deletion of Personal Information. Reasonable steps are taken by the Collaborative to ensure that the data collected is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You can manage your information by reaching out to us through our contact page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are residents of the European Economic Area can object to processing of their Personal Information, can ask to restrict processing of their Personal Information, or request portability of their Personal Information. These rights can be exercised by contacting us through our contact page or by emailing us at email@example.com.
If Personal Information is collected or processed on the basis of consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent. You can withdraw your consent by contacting us through our contact page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collaborative responds to all requests received from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection law. The Collaborative may ask you to verify your identity to facilitate the response to your request.
The Collaborative takes appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information. If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information, you may contact us at email@example.com.
Cookies are small files that collect information about your website activity. When you enter our website, the website sends a small file to your device that is utilized to access the website. Your device automatically stores the cookie in a file within your web browser. Whenever you revisit the site, the website will respond in a personalized way, remembering your preferences and also providing faster reloading times. Cookies may also be used to tailor your website experience to your personal needs, likes, and dislikes.
Our web services use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This can be used to gather information about the “how, why and when” in which our web pages are accessed. This information is utilized for statistical analysis and no other purpose. Cookies do not give access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you have chosen to share with us.
You are free to accept or decline cookies; however, by declining to accept cookies, not all features of our website may function. Many web browsers have default settings concerning cookies.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES: Our web site may contain links to other websites of interest. These may be from partners, for the purposes of providing information to you, for promotional purposes, or other uses. The Collaborative cannot control the content on third-party sites. The Collaborative also cannot provide for the protection of user data and information on third-party sites. You agree that by accessing third-party sites through links on our website you assume all responsibility for protection of your personal data and information; and you access these websites at your own risk. You should exercise caution and read the privacy policies of any websites you access.
In the event these website links are linked to partners or other parties providing specific services, the Collaborative may have to share names and contact information to facilitate these partnerships. These partners, however, are not permitted to use personally identifiable information for any purpose other than providing the services specified.
BLOGS: The Collaborative may have public blogs on our website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact us. If we are unable to remove your information, you will be informed.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND WIDGETS: Our website includes social media features, such as buttons to share our content across your social media platforms. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. The Collaborative also maintains presences on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials submitted to the Collaborative via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. The Collaborative cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
YOUR CHOICE TO OPT-OUT
Visitors, members and users of the site who wish to “Opt out” of marketing and promotional emails can do so at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our marketing messages.
All opt-out requests can be made by emailing us using the contact page. Please note that certain communications such as service messages, account notifications and billing information are considered transactional and necessary for account management, and members cannot opt out of these messages without canceling their membership.
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – CALIFORNIA PRIVACY LAWS
Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of Personal Information, such as name, email, and mailing address, and the type of services provided to the customer that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us through our contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection and use of information collected from you by contacting us at email@example.com or through our website contact page.
The Collaborative does not sell, lease or distribute Personal Information to third parties without your consent, and you may request the details of your Personal Information by contacting us.
At your request, the Collaborative will destroy/delete any information provided to us. If you believe any information we are holding on you or your business is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We will promptly correct any information provided.
FOR EEA RESIDENTS
For the purposes of EU data protection legislation, the Designers Collaborative (a.k.a. Collaborate to Win, LLC) is the controller of your personal information. Our data protection officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR NON-EEA RESIDENTS
The Designers Collaborative
Attn: Heather May McManus
64 Ricker Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
If you have any questions or concerns, please use our contact page. You may also contact us by mail or email at: email@example.com.
Updated by The Designers Collaborative (a.k.a Collaborate to Win, LLC) on January 16, 2019.