MAKER PRIVACY POLICY

Maker recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others (known collectively or individually as "Users") who access and/or use our Services value their privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our Services, and details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Services.

  • Your use of the Services and any personal information you provide on the Services remains subject to the terms of the Maker Terms of Use, which incorporates this Privacy Policy. Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

  • This Privacy Policy applies only to Services and services that are owned and operated by Maker. While other Services may be displayed as links from within Maker, those sites are owned and operated by others, and they may have different privacy policies. When linking from Maker to other websites, if you have privacy concerns, we urge you to review the privacy policies of those sites.

  • We may use third-party advertising companies to serve or track ads on our website and other websites. These companies may track, collect, and/or use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

1. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

General

  • Maker does not require that you register in order to view its products or User Submissions. Registration is required to use certain interactive features such as creating and editing maker or tastemaker profiles, curating makers, liking and following, posting comments, receiving email and website notifications, and submitting ideas and participating in competitions.

  • Maker collects personal information when you register with Maker, when you visit the Services, when you make a purchase, or any time you provide information to Maker about yourself. Maker may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

  • Maker automatically receives and records other non-personally-identifying information ("Non-Personal Information") on our server logs from your browser even if you do not register with Maker, for example, your IP address, Maker cookie information, and the pages you visit.

  • Maker uses Non-Personal Information for the following general purposes: to customize content you see, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Registration

  • In order to participate on this Services, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on the registration form and require you to create a username and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. When you register with Maker.me and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

  • You have the option to provide demographic information (such as general location) to us; we encourage you to submit this information to so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site.

  • Maker Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on Maker.me.

  • Maker Inc. collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Services.

Orders

  • If you purchase a product or service from us, we require certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date and the 3 digit security code). We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Newsletter

  • If you opt in to our newsletter or register a user account, we may contact you by email. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email. Maker uses this confirmation to help make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our service. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference by using the "Unsubscribe" feature in any email we send to you.

Choice/Opt-out

  • If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, email notifications or promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter, email notification, or communication.

  • If you choose to use our email referral service to tell a friend about our site and products, we may ask for your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting them to visit the Services. Maker Inc. stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these emails and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may opt-out of receiving them by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each email. You represent and warrant that you have obtained all necessary permissions and rights required to provide the referrals’ information to us and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any breach by you.

Children Under 13

2. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

  • Maker does not rent, trade, or share Personal Information with third parties except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

    • We use an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf. When you sign up for our email list, we will share the necessary amount of personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service, including your name, address, and email address. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.

    • We provide Non-Personal Information to interested third-parties for purposes of understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Services.

    • We use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal Information to improve the quality and design of the Services and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

    • We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, or legal process served on our Services.

    • We may share Personal Information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Maker’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

    • In the event Maker Inc. goes through a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information may be among the assets transferred.

  • Keep in mind that any personal information, or work, co-maker relationships, comments that you voluntarily disclose on the Services becomes publicly available. Your account name is displayed to other Users when you send and/or post messages through the Services. Please note that any comment or other content you post or send to the Services becomes published content that is publicly available and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy. Your messages and other information you make available in public areas of the Maker.me website will be seen by people and organizations not related to or controlled by Maker, and may be used by others to contact you.

  • If you contribute to the Maker.me site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these blogs.

  • We post customer news and/or events on our website which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer’s consent via email prior to posting the news and/or event to post their name along with their news and/or event.

3. COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

  • A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site and we do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information.

  • We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

  • We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

  • If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as the shopping cart and design scoring pages, will be limited.

  • Maker does utilize tracking technology to better understand site traffic patterns and use. However, none of the information collected via tracking technology is personally identifiable information.

  • The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates or tracking utility company is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, etc.

  • As part of our tracking utility, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These report rely on the same technology that informs advertising targeting on the Google Display Network. Maker uses this non-personally identifiable information to understand our audience better and inform communication and strategy decisions for our business. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google Ads Settings, which will also opt the visitor out of non-personally identifiable demographic and interest tracking. Visitors can also take greater control of their privacy preferences through Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.

  • If you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you will leave Maker and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as Maker. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services.

  • Maker may use web beacons in connection with e-mails sent to Maker users, to let us know whether and when the email was opened. No personal information is transmitted through web beacons.

  • Our third party advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information. To learn more about our advertising company’s use of clear gifs, please go to http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/faq.aspx

4. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

5. YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

6. INTERNATIONAL USERS

If you are a User accessing the Services 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 be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy as incorporated in our Terms of Use, you will be transferring your Personal Information into the United States and you consent to that transfer.

7. CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Maker may update this policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice. We will strive to notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Maker account and/or by placing a notice on the Services.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

8. EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy was last modified April, 2015.

9. CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Privacy Policy
Maker Inc.
731 Market St. Suite 600,
San Francisco, CA 94103
[email protected]
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