Privacy policy

VIDUSHI PRIVACY POLICY

Vidushi Handicrafts is the operator and licensee of www.vidushihandicrafts.com (“Website”). Vidushi can be contacted by e-mail at info@vidushihandicrafts.com.  We at Vidushihandicrafts.com know that our users (“User”) care about how User’s personal information is used and shared, and Vidushi takes User’s privacy seriously. This online Privacy Policy discloses Vidushi Handicrafts’s information practices for this Website and subscriber/ membership based services (“Services”) including the type of information being collected, method of such information collection, use of such information and sharing of such information with third parties.  By visiting or using the Website and domain name, any other linked pages, features, content, mobile applications, and any other services Vidushi offer from time to time in connection with any of the foregoing, User agrees to the practices and policies set forth in this Privacy Policy, and User hereby acknowledge and consent to our collection, use, and sharing of User’s information as described in this Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Use.

I. PRIVACY POLICY COVERAGE

This Privacy Policy covers Vidushi’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that Vidushi gathers when User accesses or uses the Website. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Vidushi does not own or control, or to individuals that Vidushi does not employ or manage, even if User has accessed the websites or services of those companies through our Website.

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 14 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services (as that term is defined in our Terms of Use). If User is under 14, it is advised not to attempt to register for the Services or send any information about them to us, including name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 14 may provide any personal information to us or on the Services. If Vidushi learns that it has collected personal information from a child under age 14 without verification of parental consent, Vidushi will delete that information as quickly as possible. If User believes that Vidushi might have any information from or about a child under 14, please contact us at info@Vidushihandicrafts.com.

II. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY VIDUSHI

In order to access this Site, User must first complete the registration process. During the registration process, Vidushi collects personal information such as User’s name and email address. Once it is completed and submitted Users registration, User has opted in to receive email communication from Vidushi.

Vidushi also collects personal information when User chooses to use certain other features of the Website, such as making purchases or electing to receive text messages about upcoming boutiques, promotions or events. When User chooses to use these additional features, Vidushi requires User to provide additional personal information such as User’s phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information, and Vidushi may request additional personal information such as User’s shopping preferences and demographics.

In addition, through the Website, Vidushi automatically gather certain information about the use of the Website, such as how frequently certain areas of the Site are visited, including through the use of cookies, web beacons and other technologies. Most browsers can be set to prevent cookies or to notify User when one is being placed. However, cookies are necessary to access the Website.

If User chooses to invite an individual to join Vidushihandicrafts.com, User will need to provide his/her name and email address. Vidushihandicrafts.com stores this information to confirm qualifying orders attributable to User’s account and to track the results of the invitation referrals.

A. Information that Users Provide to Vidushi

Vidushi receives and stores any information User knowingly provides to us. For example, Vidushi collects Personal Information such as User’s name, username, phone number, credit card and other billing information, email address, shipping address, and User’s friends’ email addresses (which Vidushi will only use in order to invite them to use the Website), and User’s third-party account credentials (for example, User log-in credentials for Facebook). Vidushi may also collect information User supplies regarding User personal preferences and interests. If User accesses the Website through Facebook Connect, User understands that some content and/or information in His/ her Facebook account (“Third Party Account Information”) may be transmitted into User’s account with Website if he/ she authorizes such transmissions, and that Third Party Account Information transmitted to Website is covered by this Privacy Policy. User can choose not to provide with any or all of the information Website specifies or request, but then User may not be able to register with Website or to take advantage of some or all features. Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from Website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. User can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting. Vidushi may anonymize User’s Personal Information so that he/ she cannot be individually identified and provide that anonymized information to Website partners. For example, Website may allow advertisers to choose the demographic information of users who will see their advertisements and User agrees that Website may use any of the information it has collected from User in non-personally identifiable form to allow our advertisers to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. Vidushi might use the fact User have purchased or inquired about a certain brand of product, for instance, to show to User advertisements for the company that sells that brand, but Vidushi will not tell that company who the User is.

B. Information Collected Automatically

Whenever User interacts with Website, Vidushi automatically receive and record information on our server logs from User’s browser including User IP address, “cookie” information, and the page User requested. “Cookies” are identifiers that are transferred to User’s computer or device that allow Vidushi to recognize User browser or device and tell us how and when pages in the Website are visited and by how many people. User may be able to change the preferences on his/ her browser or device to prevent or limit his/ her computer’s or device’s acceptance of cookies, but doing so may prevent User from taking advantage of Website’s best features. Website’s advertising partners may transmit cookies to User computer or device when he/ she clicks on ads that appear on Website. This Privacy Policy does not cover cookies delivered to User by any of our advertisers.

When Website collects usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website and to which pages within the Website), Vidushi only uses such data in aggregate form, in a manner that assures User’s anonymity. Vidushi may provide this aggregate usage information to our partners; our partners may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Website, so that our partners, too, can endeavour to provide User with an optimal online experience. For example, Vidushi may place a cookie on User device that records what products User has viewed on Website, and then provide that information, in non-personally-identifiable form, to a third party website, to allow such website to show User ads for similar products that are available from Vidushi or from third parties.

Vidushi may also deliver a file to User through the Website (known as a “web beacon”) from an advertising network Vidushi has contracted with. Web beacons allow advertising networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for Vidushi and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to users when User visit other websites. These beacons may, for example, log that User has viewed a certain product on the Website, and then show User an ad for similar products when User browse to another website. Because User’s web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if User had requested a web page from their site. Many ad networks participate in the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards, and such NAI members may allow User to opt-out of cookies or beacons they deliver. Again, Vidushi does not control the policies of any third parties, including advertising networks.

C. E-mail and Other Communications

Vidushi may contact User, by email or other means. For example, Vidushi may send a User promotional offers on behalf of other businesses, or communicate with User about his/ her use of the Website. Also, Vidushi may receive a confirmation when User opens Vidushi’s email. If User do not want to receive email or other mail from Vidushi, User may indicate his/ her preference by either unsubscribing from the email or writing to info@Vidushihandicrafts.com.

III. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Vidushi neither rent nor sell User’s Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. Vidushi shares User’s Personal Information in personally identifiable form with third parties only as described below:

A. Affiliated Businesses and Third Party Websites Vidushi Does Not Control

In certain situations, businesses or third party websites with whom Vidushi is affiliated with may sell items or provide services to User through the Website (either alone or jointly with us). User can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and Vidushi will share User’s Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that Vidushi deem it related to such transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for User to automatically transmit information from User’s Vidushi account to an account on a third party website or service, such as Facebook. Vidushi have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if User choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’s or websites’ policies.

B. Agents

Vidushi employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share User’s information with them to provide products or services to User. Unless Vidushi informs User otherwise, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information Vidushi share with them beyond what Vidushi deem necessary to assist us in performing such tasks.

C. User Profiles and Content

Certain user profile information, including without limitation a user’s username and the image content that such user has uploaded to the website may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Website or address User’s request for our services. Any content User uploads to User’s public user profile, along with any Personal Information or content that User voluntarily discloses online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by others. User’s username may also be displayed to other users if and when User post comments or upload images through the Website and other users can contact User through such comments. If User sign into the Services through Facebook Connect, User list of “friends” from Facebook may be automatically imported to the Services, and such “friends,” if they are also registered users of the Services, may be able to access certain non-public information User has entered in User Services user profile. Again, Vidushi does not control the policies and practices of any other third party site or service.

D. Business Transfers

Vidushi may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information (which may include User’s Personal Information) is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Also, if Vidushi (or substantially all of our assets) are acquired, or if Vidushi goes out of business or enter bankruptcy, Personal Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

E. Protection of Vidushi and Others

Vidushi may release Personal Information when Vidushi believes in good faith that release is necessary to comply with laws; enforce or apply our conditions of use and/ or other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Vidushi, our employees, our users, or others. Vidushi may exchange information with other companies and organizations (including governmental authorities) for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

F. With User Consent

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, User will be notified when his/ her Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

IV. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

User’s account is protected by a password for User privacy and security. If User accesses his/ her account through Facebook Connect, User may have additional or different sign-on protections through Facebook. User needs to prevent unauthorized access to his/ her account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting User’s password (or other sign-on protections) appropriately and limiting access to User computer or device by signing off after User have finished accessing his/ her account.

Vidushi endeavours to protect the privacy of User account and other Personal Information Vidushi holds in its records, but Vidushi cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

The Website may contain links to other sites. Vidushi are not responsible for the privacy policies and/ or practices on other sites. When following a link to another site User should read that site’s privacy policy.

V. ACCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Through User’s account settings, User may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information he/ she has provided to Vidushi:

  • name and password
  • email address
  • shipping and billing information
  • user profile information and User Content, including images User have uploaded to the site

The information User can view and update may change as the Website changes. If User have any questions about viewing or updating information Vidushi have on file about User, please contact us at info@Vidushihandicrafts.com.

VI. USER’S CHOICES

User can always elect not to disclose information to us. However, please keep in mind that Vidushi may need some information to allow User register with us or to take advantage of some or all of our features, and if User choose not to provide that information, User ability to use our Website and services may be limited.

User may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained in Section V above. When User updates information, however, Vidushi may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. User may request deletion of his/ her account by visiting his/ her account settings. Please note that some information may remain in our private records after User deletion of such information from his/ her account. Vidushi may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating User Personal Information even if User update or delete it, but Vidushi will not use that information in a manner that would identify User personally.

If User does not wish to receive email or other mail from us, he/ she may please change their account settings accordingly. Please note that if User does not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern User’s use of the Website, and User is responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

VII. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Vidushi may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information Vidushi collects now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If Vidushi makes changes in the way Vidushi use Personal Information, Vidushi will notify User by posting an announcement on our Website or contacting User directly via email or other means. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he/ she use the Website after such changes have been first posted.

VIII. QUESTIONS/ CNCERNS

If User has any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to info@vidushihandicrafts.com. Vidushi will make every effort to resolve User’s concerns. Effective Date: [1st September 2016]