Privacy Policy – Worthwhile Pursuits, LLC

Last Updated 7/13/18

INTRODUCTION

Who we are

Worthwhile Pursuits, LLC

3416 Vineville Ave.

Macon, Georgia  31204

phone:  478-477-0016

promptcustomerservice@worthwhilepursuits.com

Our website address is: https://worthwhilepursuits.com.

Worthwhile Pursuits, LLC (“WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC” or “we”) values its customers, respects your privacy, and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through our website, located at https://www.worthwhilepursuits.com/, which contains a link to this Privacy Policy. Our website may sometimes be referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property”. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected through any means other than the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property – such as information collected through our show room, store, or point of sale locations – although you may opt out from certain uses and disclosures of your Personal Information by us, as described below under the “Opt-Out Right” section, with respect to all Personal Information collected by WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC, regardless of whether such information is collected through the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property or otherwise.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy before using the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property or providing information to us. By using the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property or providing information to us, you acknowledge that we may collect, use, and disclose your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Updates to This Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the revised Privacy Policy.  WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Personal Information and Other Information We Collect and Why We Collect It

Overview of Personal Information and Other Information we and our third-party service providers may collect and store:

We collect two types of information: Personal Information and Other Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you as a specific individual.  “Other information” is any information that does not identify you as a specific individual. Personal Information and Other information are not just created by a user’s interactions with our site. Personal and other information is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

For example, we and our service providers may collect and store the following Personal Information or Other Information:

  • Name;
  • Postal address (including billing and shipping addresses);
  • Telephone number;
  • Email address;
  • Credit and debit card number;
  • Personal account preferences;
  • Transactional data, such as purchase information, tax information, and shipping matters; and
  • Technical data, such as information about cookies.

Further information on what Personal Information or Other Information we and our third-party service providers may collect and store:

  • Personal Information and Other Information about you during the checkout process on our store. This includes, but is not limited to information  1)  For payments:  purchase total(s), currency, billing information;  2)  For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address;  3) For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product(s) details, dimensions, weight, and quantities;  4)  For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products;
  • Products you’ve viewed (we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed);
  • Location, IP address and browser type (we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping);
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order;
  • We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site (more on that elsewhere in this Privacy Policy).

When you purchase from us or subscribe to us, we’ll collect or ask you to provide Personal Information and Other Information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints (but we hope you will not have any complaints!)
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, including serving you as a customer, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it (for example, we will always store order information as long as necessary for tax and accounting purposes). This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, team members can access order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.  Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

Comments

All materials or comments posted to any aspect of the Site are public.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service.  The following information is sent to the spam detection service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/ . After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The following personal and other information of the Commenter is collected and used:  Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address.  Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.   The following activity is tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies (see references to cookies elsewhere in this Privacy Policy for more information).

All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments is collected and stored. This includes the status of the comment and whether or not it was classified as spam.

Media

If you upload images to the website, all uploaded files are usually publicly accessible.  You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC may place Internet “cookies” on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer’s hard drive to save data about you, such as your name, password, user name, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed.  When you revisit the Site, WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. You may decline Internet cookies by using the appropriate feature of your web browser software, if available (in fact, a good starting point might be to read this article by Andy O’Donnell on Lifewire.com for the basics of not allowing tracking).  It is our understanding from our third party service providers  that if we receive a “Do Not Track” signal, then you won’t share information with our analytics tool about events or actions that happen after your opt-out.  Note that opting out does not disable the functionality of the actions we track – for example, if you publish a comment, we will still have record of that, but for an event or action after you opt out, we will not have other data associated with that action or event in the analytics tool.  If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.  On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.  WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC uses Google Analytics (see below for  more information) or a similar service or other third-party services to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. When a user performs a search within the Site, WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed and recording information related to the search request.  The collection, use, and disclosure of information contemplated in this Privacy Policy may involve a transfer of the information to jurisdictions located outside your country of residence that may not have equivalent laws and rules regarding personally identifiable information.

Regarding Google Analytics:  Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation and Google Data Privacy and Help for the specific type of data it collects.  Not to limit the foregoing documentation, but by way of information, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased.  Further, page view events (and potentially video play events) may be sent over to Google Analytics for consumption.  Other additional events that may also be sent to Google Analytics:  shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases.  You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

California Do Not Track Disclosures

WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC does not respond to your browser’s Do Not Track signal or similar mechanisms.  Third-party service providers for our company/website are collecting Personal Information and Other Information, are conducting online tracking of you while you are on our Site, and are not responding to your browser’s Do Not Track signal or similar mechanisms.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in Personal Information or Other Information the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  These websites may collect about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Personal Information relating to someone other than yourself

IF YOU SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED ANY NECESSARY LEGAL AUTHORIZATION OR CONSENT FROM THAT INDIVIDUAL FOR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF THAT INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Still further Information (in Addition to the Above) on How We Use Personal Information or Other Information

We and our service providers may use or share Personal Information or Other Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, including to contact you if necessary;
  • To process and fulfill your order, for example by confirming your order and your billing and shipping information, processing your payments, delivering your products and communicating with you regarding your order. This includes:  1) For payments, we send the purchase total, currency and customer’s billing information to the respective payment processor. Please see the respective third party’s privacy policy (Square, Inc. Privacy Policy, as well as Square’s Terms, and Security Policy; PayPal Privacy Policy and Braintree’s Privacy Policy) for more details.  2)  For automated taxes, we send the value of goods in the cart, the value of shipping, and the destination address to TaxJar. Please see TaxJar’s Privacy Policy for details about how it handles this information.  3)  For checkout rates we send the destination ZIP/postal code and purchased product dimensions, weight and quantities to USPS or Canada Post, or other common carrier (for example, UPS, FedEx, DHL)depending on the service used (please refer to each carrier’s privacy policy).  4)  For shipping labels, we send the customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products to EasyPost. We also store the purchased shipping labels on our server to make it easy to reprint them and handle support requests.  Please see JetPak’s Privacy Policy and EasyPost’s Privacy Policy and Terms for more details regarding these processes and your privacy;
  • To send you important information regarding the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property, changes to our terms, conditions and policies and other administrative information;
  • To send you information by email, postal mail, telephone and other means about our products, services, company, communications, contests, sweepstakes, other promotions, etc.;
  • To administer and fulfill our contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions (please note that certain contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions may have additional rules or policies, which could contain different or additional information about how we use and disclose your Personal Information or Other Information; we suggest that you read any such rules or policies carefully and in the event of a conflict between such rules or policies and this Privacy Policy, such rules or policies will govern);
  • To help us improve the customer experience, including by learning more about your preferences to help personalize your experience with us;
  • To analyze trends and statistics in connection with our businesses and internet properties, including to measure the success of advertising and marketing campaigns and to compile statistics about usage and response rates;
  • To protect the security or integrity of our businesses and Internet property; and
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you, our Affiliates or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or to limit the damages that we may sustain.

In addition to the information elsewhere provided to you in this Privacy Policy, Personal Information or Other Information may be shared or disclosed:

  • To our third-party service providers, who provide services such as website hosting, data storage, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, IT services and infrastructure, customer service, email delivery and administration, credit card processing, tax calculations, auditing and other similar services, to enable them to provide services;
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC Online Property;
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding); and
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you, our Affiliates or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

List of third-party service providers

Some (but not all) of the third-party service providers (including those elsewhere identified in this Privacy Policy) to whom we may disclose your Personal Information and/or Other Information are listed below.  We encourage you to visit each entity’s own privacy policies.

Other Provisions

Opt-Out Right. Except as necessary for WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC to provide the services, information, or products requested by a registered user, by updating the profile preferences on the Site, a registered user may opt out of having his or her Personal Information, which has been voluntarily provided to WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC through an account registration, or electronic news or information subscription, prospectively retained by WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC, used by WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC for secondary purposes, or disclosed by WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC to third parties. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the user to the Site, or to non-identifiable user information provided or collected, or to any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.).  To opt out, please contact WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC at promptcustomerservice@worthwhilepursuits.com.

Comments, Notices and User Content. All materials or comments posted to any aspect of the Site are public.  As such, WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Any comment system on the Site may utilize an opt-in service in accordance with a prevailing community standard. Such opt-in ability is managed by the user’s browser settings. If a user chooses to opt-in to the service, the user’s comments may be associated with the user’s location, both internally within WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC and publicly on the Site.  Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Internet Security. WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is generally available. However, there will be occasions when access to the Site will be interrupted or unavailable. WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC will use reasonable efforts to minimize such disruption where it is within its reasonable control. You agree that WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of any content via the Site may be transferred unencrypted and involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Please be advised that we do not guarantee that any information sent from our Site will be secure during transmission, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC via the Site or the Internet in general, including, for example, personal information such as your name or address.  Please be aware that although we respect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to safeguard your personal information in our care (including dealing with and continuing to deal with third party services who we believe are reputable and will not illegally abuse their obligations to us and you), and we desire to safeguard your personal information in our care (all as qualified in this privacy policy), no website or business is 100% safe and secure from the unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, or taking of personal information.

Third-Party Websites. The Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. If you access a third-party website from a link on this Site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such website, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such website and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

Upon your request via postal mail, email, or telephone, WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC that has been voluntarily provided by you to WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC through online forms, registration forms, surveys, emails, purchases, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting WORTHWHILE PURSUITS, LLC by email at promptcustomerservice@worthwhilepursuits.com.