Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 17, 2013

Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy, the types of personal information we gather and the steps we take to safeguard it when you use the websites, applications and services provided by us (the "Services").

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.

You agree that this Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Service. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to be bound by all of our terms and conditions.

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.

You can browse the Services' Websites without telling Shopstarter who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, when you transact with us or register to open an account with Shopstarter, we ask for information about yourself, such as your name, email address, and zip code, which we collect and use as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. Once you submit information about yourself to us, you are not anonymous to us. We may also collect additional information about you when you engage in certain activities on the Services, such as: (a) provide transactional information when you buy, recommend or sell an item; (b) when you sign up for special offers; (c) when you visit the Services' website or the pages of certain Shopstarter partners; (d) when you interact with offers and advertisements; (e) when you contact us for help or customer support; (f) when you log into the Services with your account; (g) when you complete a survey; (h) when you post content or provide us with feedback; or (i) when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. Shopstarter might also receive information about you from other sources and add it to your account information. Providing information is purely optional on your part; however, not all features and services (such as, responding to your inquiries) would be available to you if you elect not to provide information. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information by us. In addition, any and all personal information you submit to Shopstarter indirectly, for example through Third Party crowdfunding sites, will be protected by Shopstarter in the same manner as other 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.

We primarily will use Personally Identifiable Information for the following purposes: (a) to provide the Services to you; (b) to customize the advertising and content you see; (c) fulfill any transactions, including, your requests for products and services; (d) improve our services and offerings to you; (e) conduct research; (f) provide you with support; (g) provide you with updates and notices about the Services, our Privacy Policy and terms and conditions; (h) contact you under certain circumstances; (i) provide you with offers from us, our affiliates and from third parties that may be of interest to you, and (j) provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

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.

Cookies.

Shopstarter may set and access Shopstarter cookies on your computer. Upon your first visit to the Services, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive when you visit a website; many major Web services use them to provide useful features for their users. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however if you reject cookies, you will not be able to sign in to the Services or take full advantage of our Services. Shopstarter uses cookies for the following general purposes: (a) to track your preferences, such as the address or local zip code you enter; (b) to access your information when you sign in so we can provide you with your personalized content; (c) to display the most appropriate advertisements, based on your interests and activity on our web site; and (d) and to help us analyze and estimate our traffic and use of features on the Services.

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.

We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Shopstarter's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. We may transfer information about you if Shopstarter is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Shopstarter will post a notice on its website before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

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.

Registered users can edit their Shopstarter account information, including contact preferences, at any time from their account management page. We may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our products and services and third party products and services that may be of interest to you. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any further mailings at any time; provided, however, that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Services, such as (a) communications related to fulfilling a transaction, (b) service announcements, (c) notices regarding Shopstarter's legal terms and this Privacy Policy; and (d) administrative messages, which are considered part of your Shopstarter account. You will not have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such notices.

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.

Third Parties.

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Shopstarter does not own or control or to people that Shopstarter does not employ or manage. The Services may include applications, content and/or ads from third parties that may perform user activity tracking in addition to that described herein; Shopstarter accepts no responsibility for said activities. Shopstarter does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others. For more information about each such third party, please refer to the third party's privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the Services, unless that amendment states otherwise. In addition, we will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Shopstarter account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. If you do not agree to the changes, you may terminate your account by requesting an account deletion via email by going to the feedback form. You must provide us with the email address of the registered account.

Request for Information.

If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us using the feedback form.