Current policy published: November, 2020
Your Privacy Rights
Carrie’s Merries may be the Controller or Processor of your personal data provided to us by you or collected by us from you during your use of the website and/or applications, as outlined below. If you use the Carrie’s Merries service, you consent to this policy and the use/sharing of your personal data as described herein. You have the choice to opt-out of sharing your data, as described below, and control how we use and share your data.
Information Collected and Received
In general, Carrie’s Merries receives and collects all information you provide via the Carrie’s Merries website and/or applications including, but not limited to, user name, password, first and last name, phone number, email address, street address, gender, occupation, interests, and information relating to a potential gift recipient. Information can also be provided by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, live-chat or otherwise. You can choose what information you want to share with Carrie’s Merries, however if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the Carrie’s Merries website and/or application. Carrie’s Merries does not require You to include sensitive information (e.g. racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning sexual orientation). In the event that you provide such sensitive information as listed above you acknowledge that you have provided Carrie’s Merries explicit consent to receive such information. Carrie’s Merries also collects information on the pages you access and other information you may volunteer, such as survey information. Carrie’s Merries may also collect user location information, as further described in the “Global Positioning System” paragraph below.
Lawful Basis for Processing
We will only collect and process your personal data where we have lawful basis. Our lawful basis include consent (where you have given it), where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, and for the purposes of our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of our third parties, provided that such interest does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. Examples of legitimate interest include but are not limited to: (i) complying with applicable law, (ii) protecting against security or other threats, (iii) administration of our business interests, including improvements and enhancements of our business, and (iv) customer relationship issues.
Your Rights: Access, Correction, Deletion
We retain the personal data that you provide to us when you registered with the Carrie’s Merries website and/or application or any other information that you volunteered while using the website and/or application for (i) as long as your account is active or (ii) otherwise for a limited period of time as long as we need to fulfill the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We retain any information provided as described in the Uses of Information below.
You have the right to request access to the information that Carrie’s Merries has on you. You can do this by contacting us at [email protected] In order to comply with your request, we may have to verify your identity. If you believe that the information that we have about you is incorrect, you are able to contact us at [email protected] with the change request. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specific below will be deleted. You have the right to request the deletion of any personal data that we have on you. If you wish to do so, please contact us at [email protected] Note that Carrie’s Merries may not be able to delete any depersonalized data on you.
How We Use Your Information
Carrie’s Merries uses the information that we collect in order to operate and maintain our website and/or applications, and/or any other services provided to you. Carrie’s Merries also uses your information in order to (i) send you marketing communications, (ii) respond to your questions and concerns and (iii) help our partners to improve their online offerings.
Carrie’s Merries may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with Carrie’s Merries server and to administer Carrie’s Merries web site. Your IP address may also be used to help identify you and your online profile and to gather broad demographic information.
How We Share Your Information
(a) Personally, Identifiable Information. Carrie’s Merries will never sell your email address or any other personally identifiable information, to any third party without your permission. We may store personally identifiable information in locations outside the direct control of Carrie’s Merries (for example, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Any personally identifiable information you elect to make publicly available on our websites and/or applications (such as posting comments, reviewing items, etc.) will be available to others. Except as described in this Section, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party except consultants working on our behalf, without notifying you of our intent to share the information and giving you an opportunity to prevent your information from being shared. From time to time, we may partner with companies based on the interests of our users. These partner companies will never see your email address or any other information that could identify you or be used to contact you directly.
(b) Contact and Demographic Information. The Carrie’s Merries site registration form may require users to give Carrie’s Merries contact information (such as your name, phone number, and email address) and demographic information (such as your zip code, age, or income level). Carrie’s Merries uses your contact information from the registration form to send you information about Carrie’s Merries and promotional material from some of Carrie’s Merries partners. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary. Carrie’s Merries may use demographic and/or profile data to tailor your experience on the Carrie’s Merries website and/or applications, show you content that Carrie’s Merries thinks you may be interested in, and display content according to your preferences.
(c) Aggregate Data. We may share demographic and profile data with third parties ONLY on an aggregate basis. Furthermore, Carrie’s Merries shall have the right to retain records of all data pertaining to use of the website and applications including, but not limited to, usage, activity logs, and click-throughs. Carrie’s Merries may disclose such data to third parties provided it is grouped with other Carrie’s Merries users’ data and is presented in an aggregate form.
(d) We May Be Required to Share Your Information. Carrie’s Merries reserves the right to disclose information when required by law, such as by a subpoena or other legal proceedings. Carrie’s Merries may also disclose your information if we reasonably believe it necessary to (i) comply with requests of law enforcement or other applicable law; (ii) to enforce any agreement between you and us; (iii) to protect the security and integrity of our site, applications, or services; and/or (iv) to protect us, our users or others.
(e) What Happens in the Event of a Change of Control: We may be involved with an acquisition or divestiture of our business, products or services. Information we maintain including names and email addresses, and other information related to the Carrie’s Merries service may be sold or transferred in connection with such transaction. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of our business or assets. You will be notified via email and/or a notice on our site of any applicable change in ownership or uses of your information.
(f) Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting. We allow advertisers to display advertising on our sites and applications. Our advertisers may use technology such as cookies to gather information about your activities on multiple sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your activities and interests. The only way to opt out of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is through the settings in your browser or mobile device. Please review your browser or mobile device information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools (to learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org and/or the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org). If you access the Carrie’s Merries service, websites and/or applications on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings. For more information, see the Cookies Section below.
(g) Testimonials. We may also disclose, on an anonymous basis, statements made by our users. However, with your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If at any point you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at [email protected]
How We Store and Process Your Information
The information collected by Carrie’s Merries may be processed and/or stored in the United States, European Union Member Nations, Canada, or any other country in which Carrie’s Merries or its affiliates or service providers maintain operations. Carrie’s Merries may transfer information that we collect, including personally identifiable information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction of domicile to other countries or jurisdictions. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws restricting transferring of data, please note that we will comply with laws applicable to us.
How We Protect Your Information
Carrie’s Merries is concerned with protecting your privacy and data, and therefore we use industry-standard technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged between Carrie’s Merries and other companies to help ensure its security. This site has security measures in place designed to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Carrie’s Merries control. Carrie’s Merries servers are backed up regularly and protected by security systems. However, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Carrie’s Merries service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. If you have any questions about security on our website and/or application, you can contact us at [email protected] We may use an outside help platform, and a credit card processing company to bill you if you purchase services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
Accessing and Updating Your Information
To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may (i) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you and request details about how we process it, (ii) request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, (iii) request that we update or correct inaccuracies in that information, (iv) object to our use of your personal information, (v) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our database, and (vi) request to download the information you have shared on the Carrie’s Merries website and/or application. You may make these requests by emailing us at [email protected] Any such requests are subject to the protection of other individuals’ rights and applicable law. Additionally, to help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, a charge may apply before we provide you with a copy of any of your personal information that we maintain.
Carrie’s Merries.com does not knowingly collect any information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 18, you should use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personal information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such person’s personal information from all Carrie’s Merries systems.
Do Not Track Requests
Your web browser may have a setting that allows you to automatically send a “Do Not Track” message to the websites you visit. Carrie’s Merries does not currently have technology to respond to such requests.
Carrie’s Merries may create links to other web sites. Carrie’s Merries will make a reasonable effort to link only to sites that meet similar standards for maintaining each individual’s right to privacy. However, many other sites that are not associated or authorized by Carrie’s Merries may have links leading to our site. Carrie’s Merries cannot control these links and Carrie’s Merries is not responsible for any content appearing on these sites or the privacy practices of such sites.
International Privacy Laws
Successors and Assigns
The Carrie’s Merries site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from Carrie’s Merries, except transactional correspondence. To opt-out of receiving our communications, you can (i) send email to [email protected]; or (ii) send postal mail to: Carrie’s Merries, 305 Saint Louis Ave Suite 424, St. Louis, MO 63088-0424