August 22, 2008
Creative Living is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit our website. It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, and your choices regarding our use of it. The steps we take to protect your personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information are also covered here. By accessing our website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
Our collection of information
Information collected directly from you
Generally, you can visit the Creative Living website without entering any personal information. On certain pages, we may ask you for personal information for contact purposes or to register as a member. The personal information we collect may include: contact details, such as your name, title, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and physical address; as well as information used to customize and facilitate your use of our website, including login and technical information;
You are not required to provide any of this information, but if you do not, we may not be able to provide you the requested service.
Information collected automatically
We collect information about your visit to our site, including what pages you view, the number of bytes transferred, the links you click, the materials you access, and other actions taken within Creative Living’s site. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the website from which you linked to our site. We do not link this information to your identity.
Our use of information
Services and transactions
We use your personal information to deliver services such as membership and newsletters.
We may use your personal information gathered via our websites to inform you of events or services related to Creative Living. When collecting information that might be used to contact you, we will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications.
Cookies are small files that websites save to your hard disk or to your browser’s memory. We may use them to track the number of times you have visited the site, to track the number of visitors to the site, to determine and analyze visitors’ use of our sites (including the effectiveness of online advertising), to store information that you provide such as your preferences, and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our websites. We may use session cookies (cookies that are deleted when your browser session ends) to store your user ID, elements of your user profile, to facilitate your movement around our websites (particularly in connection with information searches and order placement) and other information useful in administering the session. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of Creative Living’s websites or other websites that you visit.
Disclosure of your personal information
Except as described below, personal information you provide to Creative Living through our website will not be shared outside of Creative Living and it’s and affiliates without your permission.
Disclosure to service providers
Creative Living contracts with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, sending out information, and analyzing our websites. We provide these companies with only those elements of your personal information they need to deliver those services. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose.
Disclosure for other reasons
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights or property, or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any individual.
Creative Living is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited. For sites to which you login, it is your responsibility to ensure the security of your password and not to reveal this information to others. When you move around a site to which you have logged in, we verify your identity by means of an encrypted cookie placed on your machine.
Reviewing your personal information
In some cases, you can review and correct personal information provided through our websites by going to the page on which you provided the information. In all cases, you can make a request to review and correct your personal information collected via our websites. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal information. You can help us to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address.
Creative Living does not knowingly collect information from children and does not target its website to collect information from children.
Links to other sites
Our websites may contain links to other sites such as Creative Living sponsors and affiliates, professional and government organizations, and publications. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.
Enforcement of this privacy statement
If you have questions regarding this statement or our handling of your personal information, please Contact Us. We will promptly address your concern and strive to reach a satisfactory resolution.
Changes to this privacy statement
Creative Living may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top and bottom of the privacy statement. We will obtain your opt-in consent for any updates to this privacy statement that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this privacy statement at the time of collection.
August 22, 2008