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Material Wrld, Inc. DBA Material World Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March, 2014

This is the Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") of Material Wrld, Inc. DBA Material World ("Material World" or "us" or "we"). Material World is committed to maintaining privacy protections for its Members. Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine services (the "Service") with integrity in dealing with our Members. The Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and store the personal information you provide to us. Our Terms of Use which incorporates by reference this Privacy Policy, governs your use of our Services, any content or information therein, the Material World website at www.materialworld.co, any subdomains of www.materialwrld.co (the "Site") and the Material World application (the "App"). By using the Service, the Site or the App, you accept the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  2. INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY
  3. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
  4. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
  5. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
  6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
  7. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
  8. INTERNATIONAL USERS
  9. CONTACT US
  10. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect "Non-Personal Information" and "Personal Information." Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, payment information and other information which you submit to us at the Site.

Information collected via Technology

In an effort to improve the quality of the Site, the Service and the App, we track information provided to us by your browser when you view the Site or use the Service or the App, such as your Internet service provider, the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, your operating system, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, the Site pages viewed, time spent at our Site, the sites visited just before and just after our Site, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a Member's web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same Member or to use the information to streamline the Member's transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a Member to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

Cookies are sent to a Member’s browser from our servers and are stored on the Member’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a Member’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that Member and keep a record of the Member’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. For example, Material World may use cookies to collect the following information:

  • Website visits
  • Name
  • Facebook/Twitter Profile Picture
  • Gender
  • Networks
  • Facebook/Twitter User ID
  • List of Friends
  • E-mail address

Material World may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.

Information you provide us by using the Service

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site or use the App, you will provide us with personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, payment information and postal address. To use elements of the Service you will need to register and create a personal profile. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use Personal Information, including your email address, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may allow Members to communicate with other Members, and post comments and/or reviews using the features available through the Service. NONE of the information you provide using these features is protected by this Privacy Policy. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL DATA) THAT YOU PROVIDE USING THE FEATURES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MAY BE SEEN, COLLECTED OR USED BY ANY OTHER MEMBER.

HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact Members in connection with the provision of Service to Members, in response to questions, to solicit feedback from Members, to provide technical support, and to inform Members about promotional offers. We also share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for Material World, such as third party payment processors and service providers who send communications to you on behalf of Material World. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. In addition, Material World may sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent.

Non-Personal Information

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the Member experience. We also may aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site or the App. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Similar Business Transactions

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information as well as Non-Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law

We may also use or disclose information collected on the Site or the App to resolve disputes or investigate problems. We may disclose or access such information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or if we consider it necessary to maintain the Service and improve our products and services.

HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure or accidental loss or destruction of Non-Personal Information and Personal Information. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, we can't be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access. By using visiting the Site and using the Service or the App, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Communications you may have with us via email or U.S. Mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a Member, the Member can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, in order to effectively provide you with the Service and periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. Some of these sites may even be co-branded with the Material World name or logo. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on the Site or via the Service or the App. The privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our Members to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Please read the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy carefully. Material World reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our Site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates. The effective date of the latest version of the Privacy Policy will appear on this page.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

The Service, the Site and the App are hosted and operated in the United States of America. Those who access or use the Service, the Site or the App from other jurisdictions do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. Please note that the personal information you submit using the Service will be transferred to and stored in the United States to be processed by us so we can provide the Service, the Site and the App to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other non-European countries in which you may access the Site or the App or use the Service may not be as stringent as that under European Union privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.

CONTACT US

If you desire not to receive information about products or services we think may be of interest to you or if you wish to access, delete or correct you information, please send us an email to info@materialworld.co with "Unsubscribe" in the subject header.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of the Service, the Site or the App please contact us by sending an email to info@materialworld.co.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California law permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at info@materialworld.co.