Welcome. This Privacy Statement applies to all personal information and location information we collect or acquire about you through Ceres8 Shopping (Www.ceres.com) and through any other media channels and platforms, whether online, offline, print, telephonic, mobile, wireless, or otherwise, whether collected or acquired by Ceres8, Inc.
Certain products, and promotional offers made available by Ceres8 may contain links to additional or different privacy terms.
We have posted this Privacy Statement to let you know what kind of information we collect when you interact with the Product, the purposes for which we collect and use your information, how it is handled, with whom it may be shared, and what choices you have regarding our use of your information.
Any capitalized but undefined terms used in this Privacy Statement have the same meaning as when used in the Terms.
As we continue to develop our Product and take advantage of advances in technology, our Privacy Statement may change. Please refer to this page frequently for the most up-to-date information.
WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
We collect information about you when you register to use our Products, connect your social media account, use our Products, or communicate with us. You can choose not to provide certain information or opt out of some automated collection of your information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of certain features or Products. By using our Products, you grant us permission to process your personal information in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement.
When you sign up for a particular Service that requires registration or an account (collectively, any type of account you may create through Ceres8 is referred to in the Terms and this Privacy Statement as “Account”), we ask you to submit certain personal information. Personal information is any information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. Personal information may include, but is not limited to:
- Your name, username, email address, date of birth, gender, and/or Account password;
- The phone number assigned to your mobile device, along with other pertinent information concerning your device, including the name of your wireless carrier/provider and any device identifier;
- Any other personally identifiable information you share through the Products.
You may use Ceres8 Shopping without registering an account. If you choose to check-out as a guest, we will collect limited personal information from you in order to fulfill your order, but once your order is completed, we will not
retain your personal information except as may be reasonably necessary to document our business activities or as needed for required disclosures.
Social Media Connection
You may choose to enable or log in to the Products via various social media or social networking services such as Facebook or Instagram (“Social Networking Services”). By integrating these Social Networking Services into our Products, we can offer you a richer and more personalized experience with our products. When you connect your Account to a social media account, we collect certain personal information that you have provided to that Social Networking Service. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we may collect personal information from your Facebook profile, such as your email address, profile picture, and friend list.
Payment Method Information
For certain Products, we request that you furnish certain financial information, including but not limited to, credit card or other payment account information.
Some Ceres8 Products use location-based components. To provide these features, we or our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location information, including the real-time geographic location of your mobile device. For some third -party partners, such as Google, this location information may be shared automatically. For others, such as Facebook, location information will only be shared with your explicit permission or if you choose to share it via the device. Location information includes, but is not limited to, any information we derive in order to identify your geographic position. This information may be collected from your wireless carrier, certain third party service providers, or directly from the
mobile device with which you use or access our Products. The collection and tracking of your location information may occur even when our Products, including any mobile application, are not actively open and running. Your location information, however, is only displayed and shared in accordance with your established privacy settings.
We may combine the personal information and/or the location information that you provide via your Account with information from other Products or third parties in order to enhance your experience and/or to improve the overall quality of the Products. For certain Products, we may give you an opportunity to opt out of the combination of such information.
Other Information You Provide
When you employ our Products, we may receive certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Products. Such information, which may be collected passively using various technologies or via submission of data by devices you may have configured to work with the Products, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. We may store such information ourselves, or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our respective affiliates, agents, and/or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to the Web Site or Mobile Site, the number of visitors to each page of the Web Site or Mobile Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. No personal information is available or used in this process.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies
When you access or use the Products, we and third parties that provide certain functionality on our Products, such as Facebook, Instagram, and ad networks,
may engage, receive, collect, and store certain types of information through automatic data collection tools including cookies, pixel tags, Web beacons, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information gathering tools (“Automatic Data Collection Tools”). These Automatic Data Collection Tools collect certain information including, but not limited to, information such as your web requests, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser langCeres8ge, the date and time of your request, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, and elements employed in the Mobile Applications.
A “cookie” is a small data file stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. It allows us to recognize your computer (but not specifically who is using it) when you visit one of the Web Site or Mobile Site by associating the identification numbers in the cookie with other user information you have provided us. That user information is stored on our secured database. Some cookies will remain on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device for the duration of your browsing session, while others will remain for longer periods of time or will remain unless and until deleted by you. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies (other than Flash cookies) or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so please check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please note that some of our Web Site or Mobile Site or features may not function properly or at all if cookies are disabled or blocked.
Some third party service providers may use “Flash cookies,” also known as Local Shared Objects or LSOs. Flash cookies are saved on your computer in the same way as
other cookies, but they cannot be rejected, disabled, turned off, opted out of, or deleted in the same way as regular cookies.
HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
When you sign up for a particular Service that requires an Account, we may ask you to provide certain personal information or location information. If we intend to use this personal information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, we will ask you for your specific consent prior to such use. If we propose to use personal information in ways that are less restrictive than those described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of such use of your personal information for such identified other purposes. In addition, you may decline to submit personal information or location information to any of the Web Site or Mobile Site; this may mean, however, that we are unable to provide certain Information to you.
We process and use personal information and location information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and/or any specific privacy notices set forth for select Products. In addition to the above, such purposes may include:
- Operating, maintaining, and providing you all of the features of the Products, including the display of customized content and advertising;
- Providing the basic functionality of the Mobile Applications, such as displaying your live location and movement;
- Employing “reverse geo-coding” and your IP address or saved location information to provide you with specialized route and event content;
- Contacting you to deliver special offers, promotions, or other information;
- Auditing, research, and analysis in order to maintain, protect, and enhance the Products;
- Ensuring the functionality and usability of the Products;
- Installing and monitoring elements for security and/or credit or fraud prevention purposes;
- Creating user profiles that permit us to better understand what information a given user of our Products might like to receive from us;
- Providing you with information and notices related to the Products;
- Inviting you to participate in surveys conducted by us and/or our affiliates;
- Developing new products and Products; and •Improving our marketing and promotional efforts.
Each user that has registered or created an Account, has the choice of receiving announcements about our products, Products, and special events or promotions from us via email, and/or text messaging.
Account Privacy Settings and Online Disclosures.
Certain Websites and Mobile Applications available through the Products come equipped with privacy settings for your profile and activities. These privacy settings control who can view your online disclosures, including but not limited to certain personal information, location information, and activity data.
HOW DO WE USE AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TOOLS?
Purposes for Which Automatic Data Collection Tools are Used:
We use Automatic Data Collection Tools to:
For more information on how to turn off certain Automatic Data Collection Tools, please see the section on “Cookies” above.
On Our Products
HOW YOU CAN OPT-OUT OF ONLINE TRACKING AND RECEIVING INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISEMENTS:
If you want to “opt out” of tracking for purposes of serving you online interest-based advertisements, please follow the instructions atwww.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; except, you must click here to opt-out of tracking while using Safari web browser or while on mobile devices.
When you “opt out” using any one or all three of these options, an “opt-out” Cookie will be placed on your device indicating that you do not want to receive interest-based advertisements. If you delete cookies on your device generally, please keep in mind that you will need to opt-out again.
When you “opt- out” of receiving interest-based advertisements, this does not mean you will no longer see advertisements from us or on the Products. It means that the online ads that you do see will not be targeted to you based on your particular interests. We may still collect information about you and your use of the Products for any purpose permitted under the Privacy Statement, including for analytics and fraud prevention.
HOW MAY WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we do not sell it to others. We share user information as described below.
With Your Consent
We may share your personal information and/or location information where you have consented to the disclosure. Other than as described in this Privacy Statement, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
With Third Party Service Providers
We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of our Products.
For Protection of Ceres8, and Others
We release Account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Merger, Acquisition, Sale, or Transfer of Assets or Business
If Ceres8 is acquired by or merged with or into another entity, or if our assets or business is sold or transferred to another entity, your personal information may be transferred to such entity as part of the transaction, and
that entity and its affiliates may use your personal information under the terms of their own privacy policies which may differ from this Privacy Statement.
If you are visiting and/or using our Products from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your personal information to the United States and processing globally. By visiting and/or using our Products, you consent to any transfer and processing of any personal information you provide in accordance with this Privacy Statement including processing by Ceres8 subsidiaries and affiliates.
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If you have registered or created an Account, you may view, update, or delete certain personal information through that Account. Please note that we reserve the right to retain personal information relating to you for a period of time, as reasonably necessary to document our business activities, comply with applicable laws or regulations or as needed for required disclosures.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our handling of personal information relating to you, please click here to contact us.
HOW CAN YOU-OPT OUT OF RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS FROM US?
When you register or create an Account via website, you have the choice of receiving announcements and promotions from us via email. Additionally, by registering
for an Account via the mobile in-app registration process, you consent to the receipt of email communications from us. If you no longer wish to receive email updates from us, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the link “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email message from us.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES:
The Products may contain links to certain third-party websites. We do not own, control, or operate such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such linked sites. Privacy policies and practices for such linked sites may differ from this Privacy Statement and our practices. Your access and use of such linked sites is entirely and solely at your own risk. We urge you to read the privacy policies of such linked sites before disclosing your personal information on such sites.
THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS:
You may be able to access certain third party applications or content (collectively, “Third Party Applications”) via your Ceres8 Account. If you choose to access these Third Party Applications, you may be requested to log-in and sync your CERES8 Account with such applications. You are in no way obligated to use any Third Party Applications, and your access and use of such applications is entirely and solely at your own risk. If you opt to use Third Party Applications via your CERES8 Account, they will gain access to certain information that you have provided to us, including personal information, and they will use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with their individual privacy policies. The manner in which Third Party Applications use, store, and disclose your information is governed solely by their individual privacy policies and terms and
conditions. We have no liability or responsibility for the privacy and information security practices or other actions of
any Third Party Applications that you choose to access through your CERES8 Account.
WHAT ARE OUR SECURITY POLICIES?
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the industry -standard encryption technology for internet transmission of your personal information. When the letters “http” in the URL change to “https,” the “s” indicates you are in a secure area employing SSL; also, your browser may give a pop-up message stating that you are about to enter or leave a secure area. Using a browser that is SSL capable will ensure that your information is encoded/encrypted when it is sent over the Internet. When you see VeriSign’s logo on our secure checkout pages, be assured that your information is being transmitted via our secure servers.
Ultimately, if you register an Account, your Account and personal information is protected by the password you provided when you created your Account or updated your password while logged into your Account. Always keep this password and login information private and never share it with anyone. Also, remember to sign off your Account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This is to ensure that others cannot access your Account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet and no data storage can be 100% secure. Consequently, while we endeavor to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, we do not warrant or guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to, from or through our Products. We will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving your personal information stored by or for us. By disclosing your email address to us for any reason, you expressly consent to receive electronic notice from us in the event of
such a security breach.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT:
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time without prior notice. You can determine when this Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Any changes to our statement will become effective upon posting of the updated Privacy Statement. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Statement to ensure familiarity with the most current version of it. If you have registered or created an Account, we may notify you of any changes to this Privacy Statement via email and may ask you to affirmatively acknowledge consent to the changes (e.g., by checking a box or clicking a button) at the time of your next Account login to our Products.
SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS:
We take the privacy of children seriously. The Products are not directed at children and our Terms prohibit children under the age of 13 from registering for or using the Products. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through our Products, and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information through our Products.
USER GENERATED CONTENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Thank you for your recent post about Ceres8! Ceres8 enjoyed your post (the “Post”) so much we want to use it on one of our social channels (including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and our website, www.ceres8.com. Before we move forward with posting on one of our Sites, please read our terms and conditions (“Terms”).
Terms: You have all legal rights to your Post. You represent and warrant that you own all the legal rights to your Post and
its content. You represent and warrant that if Ceres8 uses your Post it will not violate or infringe on the rights of any third party for any reason, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy and rights of publicity. You further represent and warrant that any statements in your Post are accurate. You give Ceres8 permission to use and/or reuse your Post. You grant Ceres8 and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees and assigns (“Ceres8”), a royalty- free, perpetual, nonexclusive, unrestricted right and license throughout the universe to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate, create derivative work from, publish, post, distribute, publicly perform, sublicense, or otherwise provide to others your Post in any and all media, formats and channels.
You release Ceres8 from any and all legal claims if we use your Post. You agree to hold Ceres8 harmless from and against any claims, disputes, demands, proceedings, causes of action, judgments, damages, liabilities, losses, costs or expenses of any kind, known and unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, including issues related to NCAA and high school eligibility rules, which may arise out of or are in any way connected to your Post and Ceres8’s use of it.