Your right to privacy is very important to Council Connections. We recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. We believe this information should only be used to help us provide you with better service. That’s why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information. Below is a summary of our policy. Please note that not all sections of this policy apply to all services or users.
When you visit our e-commerce service (“Service”) we collect a variety of personal information depending on who you are and how you entered the Service. We may collect browser type and IP address for all visitors to the Service through HTTP header information. In addition, we collect the following information:
We collect information about merchants through the merchant registration process. This information includes your name, address, email address and may include credit card information or bank account number. This information is used to inform you of updates or changes to the Service. We may notify you of products and services offered by us, our resellers, affiliates and other third parties that we believe might be of interest to you. In addition, if you provided credit card or bank account information, this information may be used to perform billing and collection functions.
Disclosure of Merchant Information to Third Parties. We may provide your merchant information to third party resellers of the Service and those third parties who provide services in support of the Service. Additionally, we may in our sole discretion, provide a subset of your merchant information to a third party if the third party alleges you are violating their intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights through activities on your site.
We collect information when you visit a store and during the purchase process. This information includes your name, address, email address, credit card information, and shopper preferences. Shopper preferences consist of the URL indicating where you came from when you entered the Service, information regarding the products you purchased and which pages you viewed once you entered the Service. The shopper preferences are then aggregated and used by us to help us to improve our Service and to perform demographic analysis for our marketing programs.
Disclosure of Shopper Information to Third Parties. We may provide order information obtained by cookies and shopper preference information (or a subset of such information) to third party resellers of the Service, merchants and third parties who are affiliated with our Service, provide services to us in support of the Service or advertise on the Service.
There are occasions where we may ask for additional information. We do this to be able to better understand your needs, and provide you with services that we believe may be valuable to you. Prior to collecting additional information, we will explain the purpose for which the information will be used. In addition, we may keep information regarding your communications with us such as emails and feedback.
CONTACT WITH RESELLERS AND MERCHANTS
We offer our Service through a variety of third parties including resellers and merchants. We encourage these third parties to develop policies regarding the privacy of our users; however we do not control their activities. You should be aware that any personal information provided to a third party might be used and disclosed by that third party. We do not bear responsibility for these companies policies or actions.
We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example, a bank account or credit card number), we will take reasonable steps to protect it. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information in storage. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not used for marketing purposes.
Except as stated in this Privacy Statement, we will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission. However, we may release personal information (including access logs) in response to all court orders and lawful requests from governmental authorities.
DATA STORAGE IN THE U.S
We may collect, store and process personal information in databases in the United States.
We welcome comments and questions on this privacy statement. Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this privacy statement. All revisions will be posted to this site. Questions regarding this statement should be directed by email to: