Privacy Policy

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Stardust Pottery's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of "personal information" by Stardust Pottery with its principal place of business at PO Box 22, Morganton, NC, USA, through the website www.stardustpottery.com. Any "personal information" that Stardust Pottery collects is handled in accordance with this policy. This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that Stardust Pottery collects as the provider of the website. That commitment is contained in a "Data Usage Policy," below. As used in this policy, "personal information" means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address. By accessing the website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Stardust Pottery is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our website, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the "Principles"):

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed;
  3. Information you provide through our website, or that we gather as a result of your use of our website, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
  4. Unless restricted or prohibited by law, you should be notified when Stardust Pottery is required to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal information at several places on the Website, including without limitation:

  • in connection with the creation of an Stardust Pottery account
  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter

What we do with the Personal Information

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to Stardust Pottery.

Your Account. When you sign up, you provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your account, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Stardust Pottery. The information that you submit, any photograph or image of yourself you upload, is posted by you at your discretion (although subject to Stardust Pottery's Terms of Service). Stardust Pottery may use the personal and non personal information you provide in your profile to promote Stardust Pottery and its service. Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Stardust Pottery’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:

  • First, Stardust Pottery may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of its service. For example, web servers and database computers.
  • Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Stardust Pottery is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then we will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected

Stardust Pottery has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Stardust Pottery stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Unauthorized third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Website if any such security breach occurs.

Content You Post to this Site

When you post content to this site, through comments, forums, or any other mechanism, the text of your content is sent to third-party company Mollom for analysis. This helps prevent spam. By posting content to this site, you agree that you are also bound to Mollom's terms of service.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our website and server logs.

Non Personal Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address") about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the service is being used, to improve our website and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Stardust Pottery may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal information through operation of our website for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Stardust Pottery does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

Notice. If Stardust Pottery is required to provide a third party with your non personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then we will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so or otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel. Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Stardust Pottery may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Stardust Pottery will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Children

Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides their personal information to Stardust Pottery through the Websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Third-Party Sites

The website may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special Note to International Users

This website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:

  • the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Modification

Stardust Pottery shall have the right to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, which modification shall be effective immediately upon posting to http://www.stardustpottery.com/content/privacy-policy. Accordingly, we encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. To make your review more convenient, the effective date is posted at the bottom of the page. Your continued use of the website or service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email.

Effective Date: July 20, 2015