Last Updated: July 17, 2013
Services are provided by Shopstarter, Inc ("Shopstarter," "we" or "us"). This policy covers how we treat personal information that we collect and use on or through the Services and other related websites where this policy is posted on the footer of the website.
Information Collection and Use.
When you use the Services, you provide information to us. Shopstarter collects two types of information: (1) information that you provide to us that lets us know who you are ("Personally Identifiable Information") and (2) information that does not by itself identify a specific individual ("Non-personally Identifiable Information").
Shopstarter is intended for general audiences. Shopstarter does not collect or maintain information from those that Shopstarter knows are under 13, and no part of the Shopstarter Services are targeted to attract anyone under 13.
Personally Identifiable Information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We automatically receive and collect Non-personally Identifiable Information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, browser type, browser language, date and time of your query, Shopstarter cookie information, and the pages you request. This information is complied and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. We may use third-party analytics services to collect, monitor and analyze the information collected as described above.
Use of Information.
Shopstarter may use your email address to contact you under the following circumstances: (a) to respond to your support questions, (b) to notify you of material changes to our policies or website, (c) to request your participation in user surveys, (d) and to deliver products, services and marketing communications that you request. Shopstarter may use your information for marketing activities from time to time, but such activities will be engaged in directly or on behalf of Shopstarter and not third parties. Shopstarter will not sell or provide your information to third parties without your consent.
We will use Non-personally Identifiable Information to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the Services, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party advertising networks and servers will also provide us reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon on Shopstarter in a manner that does not identify personally any individual.
We may also use "pixel tags," which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the Services. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer. We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third party advertisers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and Services and use them in combination with our cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you.
We also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the Services (e.g. sharing buttons) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable information by placing cookies on the Services that will track certain performance of our Services, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., in order to assist us and our service providers in better understanding the interests of our users and to better serve those interests.
Information Sharing and Disclosure.
Shopstarter does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We may provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Shopstarter under confidentiality agreements. These trusted partners include companies with which Shopstarter may operate co-branded websites or web-pages to expand their services using Shopstarter's Services. These trusted partners may use your personal information to provide services to you on our behalf, evaluate the effectiveness of the services, and to help Shopstarter communicate with you about offers from Shopstarter and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by the Services are developed by people over whom Shopstarter exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. Shopstarter may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of Shopstarter's search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account.
You can delete your Shopstarter registered account by requesting an account deletion via the feedback form. You must provide us with the email address of the registered account. After we have confirmed your request via email, we will remove access to your personal information from our user database.
Confidentiality and Security.
We limit access to personal information about you to our employees and agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use many tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect y our personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. 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. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services.
Request for Information.
If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us using the feedback form.