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Thank you for visiting the website (the "Site") of Shop Ethica ("Ethica" "we" or "us"). At Ethica, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our customers and the visitors of our Site and have instituted policies and practices to ensure that your personal information is handled in a responsible manner. To learn more, please carefully review our privacy policy that follows (the "Privacy Policy").

This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we may collect, how we may use this information and when (under certain circumstances) we may disclose this information. This Privacy Policy also details the steps we have taken to secure your personal information. By visiting our Site, you accept our collection and use of information as described in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION


Ethica will only collect information about you when specifically and knowingly provided by you. Examples of such information are your name, shipping and billing addresses, phone number, email address, credit card information and customer preferences data. Examples of ways in which we may collect such information from you include the following:

  • Registration: 
To place an order with us you will need to register and create a user account. During the registration process, we ask you to provide us with a valid email address, billing and shipping address, and password. Any information you choose to disclose is completely voluntary and you guarantee that it is accurate.
     
  • Cookies: Like most websites, we use cookie technology throughout this Site to provide you with a tailored experience when visiting our Site. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies are used to provide customers with tighter security, and a more customized and efficient service. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings, please refer to your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to certain features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. THIS SITE'S COOKIES DO NOT AND CANNOT INFILTRATE A USER'S HARD DRIVE TO GATHER A USER'S CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Our cookies are not "spyware."
     
  • Remarketing / Personalized Advertisements: We may use third-party vendors, including Google, to display our ads across the Internet. For example, if you search for or browse a particular designer or item on our site, you may see an advertisement on third-party sites, with information about, or an offer similar to, that for which you were searching or browsing on our site. These third-party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website. You can choose to opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

INFORMATION USE


We use the information you provide us to communicate with you about your orders and deliveries, quickly process transactions, and to give you a better overall experience when visiting the Site. The information collected is also used to create aggregated portraits of our customers, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but not personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and customer needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and investors to help them understand who the Ethica audience is.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES


Ethica does not sell or otherwise share your personal Information with unaffiliated third parties, except in the following instances:

  • 1. Disclosure is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order;
     
  • 2. As deemed necessary, in our discretion, to protect the legal rights or the property of Ethica, an affiliate, or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or
     
  • 3. In the event of a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of the assets or stock of Ethica or our affiliated entities.


In addition, we may provide personal information to third parties who are providing technical or fulfillment services on behalf of Ethica, only when such disclosure is required in order to provide those services, provided that such third parties agree to be bound by Ethica’s privacy policy.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION


We implement a variety of security measures to ensure that your order and credit card information are safe and secure. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. We use a secure server and all sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which is considered the industry standard and is among the leading software available to encrypt online transactions. Your personal information including your name, credit card number and address is encrypted so that it cannot be read as it is transmitted over the Internet. Regardless of these efforts, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, any information you transmit to us is sent at your own risk.

CORRECTIONS / DELETE ACCOUNT


Upon your request, we will (a) correct or update your personal information; (b) stop sending emails to your email address; and/or (c) disable your account to prevent any future purchases through that account. You can change your personal information at any time by logging into your account and making changes to your personal information in your account profile. If you wish to delete your account you will need to send an email to us at, hello [at] shopethica.com. Please clearly label the subject line “Corrections/Delete Account.” Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping.

NEWSLETTER


You may change your subscription preferences or unsubscribe from our newsletters by clicking the "update settings" or “unsubscribe” links at the bottom of any email sent from Ethica. Please note that due to email production schedules, you may receive any emails already in production at the time of your request. You will also receive transactional emails.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS


In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content, activities, or privacy policies of these linked sites. Nonetheless, at Ethica we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about any linked sites (including if a specific link does not work). Please send feedback to hello [at] shopethica.com.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Please click here to review our Terms and Conditions explaining the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the Site.

QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK


We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about our privacy policy. Please send such feedback to hello [at] shopethica.com (general questions, comments, feedback) or orders [at] ethica.com (shipping/return/order questions or comments).