Last Updated: July 6, 2021
This Privacy Statement applies to the websites owned and operated by Ember Rites, ("Ember Rites", "we", "our", or "us"). This Privacy Statement not only applies to our website but also Ember Rites' applications and services that collect personal data and display these terms (collectively the "Platforms").
Ember Rites is committed to protecting your privacy in a number of ways including using industry accepted security measures to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of data in our systems. This statement is designed to describe how we secure and maintain your personal data when you visit our Platforms or when your personal data is collected during your use of the Platforms. Rest assured, your personal data will never be sold, rented, traded, shared or leased other than as outlined in this Privacy Statement.
Ember Rites does not publish text, images, or multimedia content that portray nudity, foul language, violence or other data not suitable for children. Our Platforms are not directed to children under the age of 16. Where we discover that personal information of an individual under 16 has been provided to us, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our systems. We are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws and adhering to appropriate measures to ensure security of personal data.
DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU
Data You Provide Directly.
We collect data directly from you when you pay for services or products through our Platforms, or contact us. Payments may also be processed using Square and those payments are processed in accordance with the terms of your account with Square.
Data We Automatically Collect.
When you interact with our Platforms we may collect data about you through automated means such as your unique device ID, device type, machine ID, geolocation data, computer and connection data, browser type, IP address, domain name, and date and time stamps for your visits. We may also collect data associated with your use of our Platforms, including data about the way you interact with our Platforms or any content or advertising included on our Platforms, your page views and traffic to and from our Platforms, hyperlinks clicked, and the URL you visited before and after you use the Platforms. As is the case with most websites, we also employ cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, and similar technologies within our Platforms to collect and store certain data about users, to improve our Platforms and advertising, and to help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit our Platforms.
Data Collected by Third Parties.
We may incorporate third party ads, offerings, and other technologies (such as plugins, pixels, and cookies) into our Platforms, enabling third parties to collect usage, demographic, and other data (including personal data) about you and your online activities through your use of our Platforms and across other websites and applications. Any data collected through such integrated ads or technologies is collected directly by those third parties for their use and disclosure and is subject to the third party's privacy policies.
Data Provided to Social Networking Sites.
HOW WE USE YOUR DATA
We use your data to operate and improve our website and services, to provide you with products and services you have requested including order fulfillment and associated payment processing, responding to inquiries or customer service requests, sending information to you including SMS messages (where you sign up to receive them), invoices, confirmations and updates, administering your account, displaying content based upon your interests and to protect against, investigate and deter any unauthorized, illegal or fraudulent activity. In addition, we may use your data (excluding mobile phone numbers) to market our products, Platforms, promotions, and offers which we feel you may find interesting, provided you have not opted out of receiving such data or, where required by law, we have your express consent. We may also use your data to understand general customer trends and patterns and improve our Platforms.
When We Share Your Data
Third Party Service Providers.
We may disclose your personal data to third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf including third parties that process payments; help us create or maintain our databases or help us research or analyze use of our Platforms. If and when we transfer any of your personal data to a service provider, the provider will be contractually required to use your data only to carry out the services we have requested, to provide appropriate protection of your data and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
To Comply with Legal Process.
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personal data as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
Third Parties to a Business Transaction. In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal data will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our Platforms for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal data.
Where we want to share data with third parties not described above, we will obtain your consent to do so.
STORING AND ACCESSING YOUR DATA
How We Store And Secure Your Data
Ember Rites will take appropriate precautions to protect personal data in our possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws and adhering to appropriate measures to ensure security of personal data. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Updating Or Making Choices About Your Data
If your personal data changes or if you no longer desire to use our Platforms you may email us. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days of receiving the request.
You can choose to stop receiving personalized emails, promotional emails and newsletters from us at any time simply by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or newsletter.
Our Platforms may contain links to other websites that are not covered by this statement and where data practices may be different from ours. If you submit personal data to any of those sites, your data is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR USERS BASED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
We are proud to offer our Platforms to individuals around the world. Individuals who reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), including Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK), have additional rights granted under local privacy laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK Data Protection Act and/or ePrivacy Directive. This section details those additional rights and information on how to exercise them:
• You may request to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information based on information collected from accessing our Platforms.
• You may request additional information related to the purposes for which we process your personal information, the categories of personal information we process, where we originally collected the information, who we share it with, and how long we will retain it.
• You may object to our processing of your personal information, request that we restrict the processing of your personal information or request portability.
• You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send to you. You may also opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal or telemarketing).
• Where we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
• Upon your request, and where it is technically feasible, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information or transmit it directly to another controller.
• You have the right to submit a complaint to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authorities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
Individuals who reside in the state of California have additional rights reserved under the California Consumer Privacy Act and the California Shine the Light law. If you are a California-based consumer, as that term is defined under California law, this section will apply in addition to all other applicable rights and information contained in this Privacy Statement:
• You have the right to request that we provide you with the categories of personal information and the specific pieces of personal information we have collected, stored and shared about you and how we obtained that information.
• You have the right to request that we delete personal information we, or our service providers, store about you.
• We will not discriminate or retaliate against you if you elect to exercise any rights under this section of our Privacy Statement.
• You may request that we not sell your personal information; however as noted previously, we do not sell your personal information.
• You have the right to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf.
• Please see the “Identity Verification Requirement” section below for more information on our process for verifying that we have received a legally valid request.
If you are a California consumer and have additional questions based on this section of our Privacy Statement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us toll-free at 1-800-471-8313. Also, be sure to check this policy for updates as we will review it at least every 12 months and make updates as necessary.
IDENTITY VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT
We are required by law to verify that any request submitted was made by someone with the legal right to access the information. Therefore, before we can give access to or provide any information based upon a data subject access request, we may request that you provide us with additional information so we can verify your identity and legal authority.
To make a request, please contact us with “Personal Information Request” in the subject line and provide us with full details in relation to your request, including your contact information and any other detail you feel is relevant. We will provide a response to any access request within the timeframe required by law. If we cannot substantively respond in a timely manner, we will notify you and provide you with the reason for the delay.
Under certain circumstances we may not be able to fulfill your request, such as where doing so would interfere with our regulatory or legal obligations, where we cannot verify your identity, or if your request involves disproportionate cost or effort; in any event, we will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame and as required by law, and provide you an explanation.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Any updates or changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted to this Privacy Statement, and across our Platforms including our websites' home pages and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what data 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 Privacy Statement, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice as described in this paragraph, prior to the change becoming effective.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact us at:
emberrites at gmail.com