“Designer” refers to a person who designs stuff, but specifically in this Agreement, it refers to our designer; “Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including but not limited to our design services; “Site” refers to our website, www.tastemaker.com;
“Tastemaker” refers to the business which owns this website (Tastemaker, Inc.), our Site, or our Service, depending on the context of the usage;
“User” refers to you, and any other person who uses our Service, or visits our Site;
3. Information Collected
Identifying Information Collected by Us
When using our website, you may be required to provide all or some of your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card information, telephone number, and measurements.
We use the third party payment company, Balanced Payments, to process your payment. We may pass the above information to them, or they may collect it directly if we’re busy watching TV and don’t feel like doing it ourselves. They may also collect your Social Security Number and other information.
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
4. Use of Your Information
We may use your information:
- To enhance or improve Users’ experiences, our Site, or Service. Yes, we really do care about you.
- To process transactions (we hope there will be many).
- To send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache (this is Internetz 101). We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database. We promise it’s not because we’re stalkers—it’s just how our systems are set up.
7. Third Parties
7.1 Third Party Websites
Tastemaker may post links to third party websites on its Site or through its Service, which may include information that we have no control over, such as the Meaning of Life, or how many grains of sand are on a beach. Whether you access third party websites through a link on our Site, or as a consequence of using our Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites. Don’t go downloading some Russian-language .exe file that says you’ve won a lottery in Nigeria and then try to sue us.
You will be required to provide your financial information to our third party payment processor when paying for your purchases from Sellers. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your payment details when making purchases through this third party, and we recommend that you conduct routine credit bureau checks to protect your identity. If you find that seventy people using your Social Security Number have taken out a mortgage on the same non-existent house in the middle of the Mojave Desert, it means two things:
- Your identity has been stolen and;
- You now know why there’s a housing bubble in America.
8. Third Party Access to Your Information
9. Law Enforcement (The Five-0)
You agree that we may disclose your information (commonly known as “narc on you”) to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, such as instances where we believe your actions violate any law of the United States or any other country having jurisdiction over us, our Site, Services, or our Terms of Service. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities in the State of California, the rest of the United States, or elsewhere. The bottom line is that if we release your information under this section, you probably did something to deserve it and you shouldn’t complain to us about it.
10. Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications (Fancy lawyer talk for e-mail)
11. Security Measures
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Services, such as stealing the angriest lions from the zoo and chaining them to our servers. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.
12. Your California Privacy Rights
13. International Transfer