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Privacy Policy

(Effective from 1st July 2015)

At STOLE AND YARN, we value your concerns about online privacy & security while browsing and shopping at our website. We make every effort to guarantee that the information you provide will not be misused. We value your feedback and look forward to improving our services to better meet your needs. You are advised to please read the Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing the services provided by STOLE AND YARN you agree to the collection and use of your data by STOLE AND YARN in the manner provided in this Privacy Policy.

WHEN AND WHAT INFORMATION DOES STOLE AND YARN COLLECT?

STOLE AND YARN collects basic information required to service your requests, including your name, mailing address, email and phone number. This information is gathered when you purchase products/gift certificates, or sign up for email notifications. Your card information is requested only when you place an order and is submitted via the highest level of encryption to ensure the greatest amount of safety and security.

When you browse our website, we also use “cookies” or bits of tracking data to gather information about your preferences. This includes your internet service provider’s address and your clicks and activity on our website. We do not trace this information to individual customers and will never use cookies to save confidential information such as passwords or credit/debit card information.

WHO COLLECTS THE INFORMATION?

We will collect anonymous traffic information from you when you visit our site/applications (apps). We will collect personally identifiable information about you only as part of a voluntary registration process, on-line survey, or contest or any combination thereof. Our advertisers may collect anonymous traffic information from their own assigned cookies to your browser. The sites/applications contain links to other Web sites/applications. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such Websites/applications which we do not own, manage or control.

WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?

The primary reason we gather information is for order processing, shipping and customer service. For example, we may contact you to provide an update on your order, information regarding the shipping status or to clarify questions related to your order. We also use this information to improve our products, services, website content and navigation.

HOW IS THE INFORMATION USED?

We use your personal information to:
Help us provide personalized features
Tailor our sites, applications to your interest
To get in touch with you when necessary
To provide the services requested by you
To preserve social history as governed by existing law or policy
We use contact information internally to:
Direct our efforts for product improvement
Contact you as a survey respondent
Notify you if you win any contest; and
Send you promotional materials from our contest sponsors or advertisers
Generally, we use anonymous traffic information to:
Remind us of who you are in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service from product offering, advertising and editorial perspectives;
Recognize your access privileges to our Websites, mobile sites and/ or Applications
Track your entries in some of our promotions, sweepstakes and contests to indicate a player’s progress through the promotion and to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings
Make sure that you don’t see the same ad repeatedly
Help diagnose problems with our server
Administer our websites/applications, track your session so that we can understand better how people use our sites/apps/ interfaces

WHAT STEPS DOES STOLE AND YARN TAKE TO ENSURE SECURITY WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE?

We employ procedural and technological security measures, which are reasonably designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. STOLE AND YARN may use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. No security measures, however, are 100% complete. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee, and thus you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will not be collected and used by others. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. STOLE AND YARN is not responsible for the unauthorized use of your information nor for any lost, stolen, compromised passwords, or for any activity on your Account via unauthorized password activity.

DOES STOLE AND YARN SHARE MY INFORMATION WITH OTHER COMPANIES?

We may share the information that we collect about you, including your personal information, as follows:
Information disclosed to protect us and others
We may disclose your personal information to prevent an emergency, protect or enforce our rights, enforce our Terms of Use and/or to protect the safety of users of our Website and our Services or protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required by law.
Information disclosed to third party service providers and business partners
We may contract with various third parties for the provision and maintenance of the Website, Services and our business operations, and STOLE AND YARN may need to share your personal information and data generated by cookies and aggregate information (collectively, “information”) with these vendors and service agencies. For example, we may provide your information to a credit card processing company to process your payment. The vendors and service agencies will not receive any right to use your personal information beyond what is necessary to perform its obligations to provide the Services to you. If you complete a survey, we also may share your information with the survey provider; if we offer a survey in conjunction with another entity, we also will disclose the results to that entity.
Disclosure to non-affiliated third parties in furtherance of your request
Your request for services may be shared with third party websites with whom we have a contractual relationship in order to provide your request with maximum exposure. The post on the third party website will include the details of your request, including your location, but will not include your last name. Interested bidders, however, will be able to click on your request on such third party site, and will be directed to our Website where they will have access to your first name and the first letter of your last name, as would any other service provider on our Website interested in bidding on your request.
Information disclosed to law enforcement or government officials
We will disclose your information, including, without limitation, your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, user ID history, quoting and listing history, and fraud complaints, to law enforcement or other government officials if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an investigation of a governmental authority.
In the event of a change of control or bankruptcy
In the event that STOLE AND YARN undergoes a change in control, including, without limitation, a merger or sale of all or substantially all of STOLE AND YARN’s assets to which this Website relates or other corporate reorganization in which STOLE AND YARN’s participates, and is thus merged with or acquired by a third party entity (a “Successor”), STOLE AND YARN hereby reserves the right to transfer the information we have collected from the users of the Website and/or Services to such Successor.
In addition, in the event of STOLE AND YARN’s bankruptcy, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application or laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, STOLE AND YARN may not be able to control how your information is transferred, used, or treated and reserves the right to transfer the information we have collected from the users of the Website and/or Services to non-affiliated third parties in such event.

UPDATING, DELETING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
You can review, correct and delete your personal information by logging into the Website. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Typically, we will not manually alter your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. Nonetheless, upon your request we will close your Account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your Account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain information from closed Accounts in order to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations of any Registered User, enforce our Terms of Use, and take any other actions otherwise permitted by law that we deem necessary in our sole and absolute discretion. You should understand, however, that once you publicly post a Request, Offer, Want, Feedback, or any other information onto the Website, you may not be able to change or remove it. Once we have deleted or removed your Account, you agree that STOLE AND YARN shall not be responsible for any personal information that was not included within your deleted and/or removed Account that remains on the Website.

WHAT CHOICES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU REGARDING COLLECTION, USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR INFORMATION?

You may change your interests at any time and may opt-in or opt-out of any marketing / promotional / newsletters mailings. STOLE AND YARN reserves the right to send you certain service related communication, considered to be a part of your STOLE AND YARN account without offering you the facility to opt-out. You may update your information and change your account settings at any time.
Upon request, we will remove/block your personally identifiable information from our database, thereby cancelling your registration. However, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or the termination of your account.
If we plan to use your personally identifiable information for any commercial purposes, we will notify you at the time we collect that information and allow you to opt-out of having your information used for those purposes

HOW DO I UPDATE MY ACCOUNT INFORMATION?

It is quick and easy to update your account information. Simply log in at My Account and proceed to ‘Account Information’. Please note that we do not store your credit/debit card information in your personal profile.
PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES
THIS POLICY IS CURRENT AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE SET FORTH ABOVE. STOLE AND YARN MAY, IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, CHANGE THIS POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME BY UPDATING THIS DOCUMENT. STOLE AND YARN WILL POST ITS UPDATED POLICY ON THE WEBSITE ON THIS PAGE. STOLE AND YARN ENCOURAGES YOU TO REVIEW THIS POLICY REGULARLY FOR ANY CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR CONTINUED PROVISION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THE THEN-CURRENT POLICY.

THIRD-PARTY AD NETWORKS

We participate in third party ad networks that may display advertisements on other websites based on your visits to our Site as well as other websites. This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements by displaying ads for products and services in which you might be interested. Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Site and our services, as well as aggregate or non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site and users of our service.

LINKS TO EXTERNAL WEBSITES

The Website may contain links to other websites or resources over which STOLE AND YARN does not have any control. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by STOLE AND YARN of those external websites. You acknowledge that STOLE AND YARN is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that STOLE AND YARN is not responsible for the content of such external websites. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such external websites and such sites are not governed by this Policy. Your use of any external website is subject to the terms of use and privacy policy located on the linked to external website

NOTICE TO NON-INDIAN USERS

Our computer systems are currently based in INDIA, so your personal data will be processed by us in INDIA where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world.. If you create an Account with the Website as a visitor from outside INDIA, by using the Website, you agree to this Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to INDIA, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Policy.