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Planet Purl - Privacy Policy

Planet Purl's User Privacy Policy covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected anytime you access Planet Purl, such as when you visit our website, when you purchase our products, or if you contact us by email or phone. There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us improve our website for our users. For example: When you interact with us, we may collect personal information such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences. We may collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to users and to understand which parts of our site are of most interest to them.

There are also times when it may be advantageous for Planet Purl to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Planet Purl has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for us to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, fulfill customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with our policies, except if we inform you otherwise at the time of collection.

At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.

Planet Purl takes precautions - including administrative, technical, and physical measures - to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Planet Purl has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided.

As is standard practice on many corporate websites, our website may use "cookies" and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We may also use cookies and other technologies to make sure that our online advertising is bringing customers to our advertisers and featured shops. We may use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our website, to make it even more rewarding as well as to study the effectiveness of our customer communications.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We will not use the information collected to market directly to that person. In some of our e-newsletter messages we use a "click-through URL" linked to content on another website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We may track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the e-newsletter.

In addition we may use pixel tags - tiny graphic images - to tell us what parts of our website customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send e-newsletters in format customers can read. They can also tell us whether e-newsletters have been opened to ensure that we're sending only messages that are of interest to our customers. We store all of this information in a secure database. Planet Purl's website has links to the sites of other companies. We are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies. If you have questions or concerns about our User Privacy policies, please contact us at info@planetpurl.com. We may update its privacy policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated privacy policy.

Use of Third-Party Served Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here for more information or to opt out.

We use Google, a third party vendor that uses cookies to serve ads on Planet Purl. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site's visitors based on visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy here.

Additional Policies Regarding Our Planet Purl Community

The Planet Purl community is an online social networking community that connects people through their personal networks and allows them to meet others with similar interests. Members create their own profiles, and those profiles are then shown to other members of this site.

Planet Purl collects information our users submit to us such as their name and e-mail address to allow us to identify users and notify them of changes or updates to our service. We also collect personal information submitted by our users in filling out their profile on the service such as gender, location, age, etc. We collect this personal information when our users: sign up as a member; make changes to their member profile information; and send e-mail messages. Members may choose to provide additional information beyond their basic profile for their other profile sections. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables our users to better identify each other and more effectively connect and interact with their network. Like many other Web sites, Planet Purl uses a standard technology called "cookies." Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive - not on our site. They can help make the Internet experience quicker and more convenient. Cookies allow our users to login without entering their ID and password each time they use the Planet Purl community. Members who disable cookies will not be able to join the Planet Purl community.

Email address and full name are displayed only when a user invites a friend via email to join the service, when a user requests to add another user to their Planet Purl community list, and when we send notifications to a user related to their use of the service. Except when members invite friends, full names are not shared or displayed with people outside of their Personal Network. Email addresses of Planet Purl community members are never displayed to other users on the system. Users within a Personal Network communicate on the Planet Purl community with each other through the Planet Purl community service without disclosing their email addresses.

We will not sell, lease or exchange your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your express consent, unless required by law or to protect your membership.

If you use our Invite feature to invite a friend to our service, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We'll automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join your Personal Network, as well as two reminder messages. The Planet Purl community does not sell these email addresses or use them to transmit any communication other than the invitation and reminders to join your personal Network. Planet Purl stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this invitation and reminders, and for tracking the success of our Invite functionality.

The Planet Purl community site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that Planet Purl is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites our users choose to visit. If our users provide any information directly to parties other than the Planet Purl community, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the personal information disclosed. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing your personal information to third parties.

Please be aware that whenever members voluntarily disclose personal information online - e.g., message boards, file uploads, events, and classifieds - that information becomes public and can be collected and used by others. By posting personal information online in public forums, members may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.

Last updated May 12, 2008

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