- Transparency: We want to ensure you understand the type of data we collect from you, where we store it and how it’s safeguarded.
- Control: Your data is your data. We’ve always treated it as such and will continue to do so. You have the ability to opt in and out of emails, correct inaccurate data, delete your data and, if you’re a vendor with a Christy V & Co profile, delete your account at any time.
The Christy V & Co Services may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.
What information do we gather about you?
The information gathered when you interact with the Christy V & Co Services falls into two categories:
- Personal information: This includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, enter a contest, create a vendor profile, submit content for editorial consideration or provide your email address
- Non-personal information: This information is collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
Personal Information That You Give Us Or Ask a Third Party to Share with Us
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payment for Christy V & Co Services we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it, and that technology provider may also contact you from time to time.
If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), we do not wish to receive your email address, and will delete it you have provided it inadvertently.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments)
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on christyvandco.com and other Christy V & Co Services. “Public activities” are any actions you take on christyvandco.com that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, submitting content to be considered for editorial features or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any images or photos, becomes public and may be used by Christy V & Co for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions. For more information, read the Forums, Discussions and User Generated Content section of the Terms of Service.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, feeds or social networks. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not Christy V & Co.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
Christy V & Co collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than Christy V & Co, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
Christy V & Co may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the Christy V & Co Services. Data may be collected through the Christy V & Co Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Participants in our polls or discussions about their readership of Christy V & Co, agree to voluntarily share information about their household/personal characteristics and their purchase behavior.
Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
We use various internet technologies to manage the Christy V & Co Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information: We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Christy V & Co Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies: We use “cookies,” web beacons, tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the Christy V & Co Services. You may not be able to access certain areas of christyvandco.com if your computer does not accept cookies from us. We do not respond to browser-based “do not track” signals.
We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising for Christy V & Co when you visit other sites.
Local Storage Objects
We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information.
Analytics, Log Files and Reading History
Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the Christy V & Co Services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, advertising, marketing, and to track access and use of the Christy V & Co Services across the devices that you use to access the Christy V & Co Services.
We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of our users. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur within our apps, such as how often you use our apps.
Location Information: The ads on christyvandco.com are not targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but they may be targeted to you based on your ZIP code or device’s IP address.
What do we do with the information we gather about you?
Provide the Services You Request
We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the Christy V & Co Services and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls and contests.
We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the Christy V & Co Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience
We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of the Christy V & Co Services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the Christy V & Co Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Christy V & Co Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
COPPA Compliance: Christy V & Co does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.
International Transfers: Christy V & Co is headquartered in the United States. The information you submit to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Services may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country so that we may provide you the Services.
U.S. law and the laws of other countries where we may store and process your information may offer different levels of protection for information than may be available in your country. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information.
Changes to This Policy