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Privacy Policy

Last updated November 22, 2010

Weavolution, LLC (“Weavolution,” “we” or “us”) provides this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform users of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from users of the website at http://weavolution.com/ and the services available in connection with such website (the website and such services, collectively, the “Service”).  Your privacy is important to us.  Our goal is to collect and use only that information that we think is necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as to provide better service to you.  If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@weavolution.com

 

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use, which are available at http://weavolution.com/terms-conditions.  By visiting and/or using the Service, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and you consent to our processing of your personal information and other non-personally identifying information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.  As used in the foregoing sentence, “processing” means using cookies on a computer or using information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, displaying, transmitting, monitoring, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.  Such processing will generally take place in the United States and under U.S. privacy standards.  If you reside outside the United States, your information will be transferred to the United States and processed there, and you hereby consent to such transfer and processing.  If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please do not provide us with any information and do not visit or use the Service.

 

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time for any reason; each version will apply to information collected while it was in place. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Service. We encourage you to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.  You agree that your continued use of the Service after any changes to the Privacy Policy are posted will constitute your acceptance of such changes and your consent to our processing of your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy as amended by such changes.

 

General Collection and Use of Information

Our primary goals in collecting personally identifiable information are to provide you with the Service, to communicate with you, and to manage your Profile (as defined below), if you have one.

 

Active Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Weavolution does not require you to provide us with personally identifiable information.  However, if you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the Service, you will be required to become a registered user and to submit certain personally identifiable information to Weavolution.  In order to register with the Service and use such portions of the Service, you may establish a user profile (a “Profile”) by providing personally identifiable and other information to us.  Types of personally identifiable and other information that we may require for you to register and create a Profile include personal information such as your full name, gender, postal address, mobile telephone number, e-mail address and user name and password, along with other information.  We may also ask you to provide other optional information in connection with your Profile, such as information relating to your weaving experience and preferences, your birth date, a personal statement, information regarding your pets and children, your personal interests, and so forth.  You are the sole custodian of your Profile and are responsible for the accuracy of all information contained in your Profile.  You agree that Weavolution is only a facilitator of the Service and has no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in your Profile.

 

We may also collect personally identifiable information or other information when you enter promotions, sweepstakes, give-aways, or other hosted contests on or in connection with the Service.  In addition, we may collect information in connection with your transactions (such as, but not limited to, donations or the purchase of products) with us and with some of our advertisers.  This may include payment information, such as information regarding your account with an online payment service provider, and information about your use of products and services offered by our advertisers. 

 

Passive Data Collection and Cookies

You may visit the Service without providing us any personally identifiable information about yourself or your company.  When you simply browse the Service, we do not automatically collect personally identifiable information.  We may automatically collect and record standard user information and clickstream data about your visit (through the use of cookies and otherwise) as part of our analysis of the use of the Service and its structure and performance.  For example, when you or another user visits or requests a web page from our server, we may record the IP address of the user’s machine, the time, date and URL of the request and information about the browser being used, and other information regarding the visit, such as the pages visited on the Service, any advertisements clicked and any search terms used. This information is generally not linked to any personal information and is not used to personally identify you, but may be aggregated to enable us to analyze traffic and trends, administer and improve the Service, identify and keep track of errors and bugs, and gather broad demographic information to become more familiar with where visits to the Service originate, how often the Service is visited and what parts of the Service are visited most often.  We may also share such information with third party service providers assisting us with the foregoing and with our advertisers.  For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider the IP address will be different every time you log on.  We do not associate your IP address with any other personally identifiable information to identify you personally, except in case of violation of the Terms of Use.

 

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk.  Like many websites, we also use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve the Service. We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. Weavolution may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the Service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Service, and to improve the Service.

 

A session cookie enables certain features of the Service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Service. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.  If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, some features of our site may not function properly. 

 

Use of Collected Information

Personal and non-personal information will be used for purposes of the Service, such as ensuring the technical functioning of our network, fulfilling requests for products and services, developing new products and services, contacting you, conducting research and providing anonymous reporting for advertising clients. For example, we may use your e-mail address to send certain types of notifications relating to the Service and the services of our advertisers.  We may also use personal or non-personal information we collect to customize the advertising and content you see for several purposes including, but not limited to, auditing, research and analysis to maintain, protect, and improve the Service. 

 

Your user name and your photo, if you decide to upload one, are displayed to people in the Weavolution network to enable you to connect with people on the Service, as specified in your privacy settings in your Profile. Once you have registered, you may provide additional information in your Profile as described above, including but not limited to your bio, your location, and your personal web site, if you have one. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new friends and opportunities in the Service.  If you contact us by e-mail through the Service, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your e-mail address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.

 

In addition, any information or other content that you upload into the Service or the Forum (including but not limited to projects, drafts, and loom information) will be displayed to other users.

 

Weavolution may display targeted advertisements based on personal information.  When you interact with or view a targeted ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.  We may share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information with third parties (such as the total number of users who click on a certain advertisement on a particular page).  We do not provide any personal information to an advertiser when you interact with or view an advertisement. 

 

We may also use information you provide for purposes of completing transactions between you and Weavolution, including by providing such information to third party service providers or volunteers for such purposes.

 

We will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies, except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, unless we have your express permission.

 

You acknowledge and agree that we may collect, store, use, display, transmit, monitor, delete, combine, and disclose your Profile and other collected personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and in connection with the operation of the Service and related services.  You also agree that Weavolution does not assume any responsibility or liability for (i) any information you submit to the Service or (ii) your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the Service.

 

Profile Updates and Opting Out

You may edit the information in your Profile, and certain information and content you post to the Forum, at any time.  We rely on our users to ensure that all personal information in their Profiles is up-to-date and accurate. 

 

Weavolution may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to the Service.  Weavolution will also send you e-mails when you have received a private message or a request or when a comment has been left for you on a project or draft.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.  We may also enable you to opt out of certain optional messages from us through the privacy settings in your profile.  Notwithstanding your choice to unsubscribe or opt out of receiving certain messages, Weavolution reserves the right to send you certain communications regarding the Service, related services and your Profile, such as announcements and administrative messages.  

 

You may also, at any time, delete or request that we delete certain information provided by you and associated with your Profile, or cancel your registration with the Service and delete your Profile, by using functions available in the Profile area of the Service or by contacting us at privacy@weavolution.com.  In some cases, we may retain such information and/or your Profile in our archives or as required by law.  Deletion of your Profile may not affect the availability on the Service of certain information and content contributed or posted by you to the publicly viewable portions of the Service, such as the Forum.

 

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

Weavolution cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Weavolution or any third party or the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

 

Business Transfers

Weavolution may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

 

Discussion Forums

We may at times offer you the ability to post content to a discussion forum or other online space (“Forum”).  In order to do so, you may be required to register and create a Profile.  You should be aware that any visitor to the Forum may read your postings on the Forum.  Furthermore, any information which you may post to a Forum will be disclosed and available to all visitors and users of that Forum, and is therefore no longer private.  Certain information, such as your user name, certain Profile information and other information may also be automatically displayed in connection with content you post to the Forum.  In some cases, you may be able to choose what information will be displayed based on settings in your Profile.  Weavolution cannot guarantee the security of information and content that is disclosed or communicated online in public areas such as Forums, and you provide such information at your own risk.  Weavolution does not author, edit, endorse, or monitor any Forum.  You acknowledge and agree that Weavolution has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on any Forum, including any Linked Sites that may be provided in any Forum, and that Weavolution does not control or endorse any Linked Sites or other content, products, advertising, advice or other materials presented on any Forum.  Weavolution reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion, to remove any content that a user may post on any Forum and restrict their access to any Forum. 

 

Email Communications

Weavolution may use e-mail links located on various pages of the Service to allow you to contact us with questions or comments you may have.  We welcome these e-mail communications and make efforts to respond to these communications where appropriate.  Email communications and the ideas sent to Weavolution in these e-mail communications become the property of Weavolution. We may use the e-mail communications to evaluate and improve our products, services and the Service. We may also save these e-mail communications for future reference or use.  Once Weavolution receives an e-mail communication from you, we may send you future e-mail communications relating to Weavolution products or services or for other purposes. 

 

Security

Weavolution is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access or misuse.  Your Profile is protected with certain user credentials, such as your user name and password.  You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your Profile, user name or password.  It is your sole responsibility to authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your user name, password, and Profile by third parties. 

 

Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems.  Further, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining access to this information.  We do not warrant or represent that your Profile will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

 

We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via e-mail or conspicuous posting on the Service in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

 

Links to Other Websites

Our Service contains links to other websites not owned or operated by Weavolution (“Linked Sites”). Some of the Linked Sites may contain our products, services, trademarks or other intellectual property that we own, while others may not.  The fact that we link to a Linked Site is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites and provide the links to Linked Sites only as a convenience to you. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of Linked Sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to Linked Sites.  Consequently, the operators of Linked Sites may collect different kinds of information about you, and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on the Service.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies on the Linked Sites.  WEAVOLUTION DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF, PRIVACY PRACTICES OF, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR COLLECTED VIA LINKED SITES.

 

Our Policy Towards Children

The Service is for general audiences and is intended to be used by adults interested in the Service and its content.  The Service is not directed to persons under 13, and Weavolution does not knowingly solicit, collect, or attract personal information from children under the age of 13.  The safety of children is very important to us, and we strongly recommend that parents and guardians review this Privacy Policy and understand its terms and conditions and ensure that this Service is used only by persons age 13 and over.  If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@weavolution.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal identifiable Information, we will delete such information from our files.