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Effective Date: 5/25/2018
Emergent Light is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by contacting us OR by clicking the link at the bottom of any of our emails to update your preferences.
What Information Is Collected?
Emergent Light may collect two types of information: Personal Information and non-Personal Information
Personal Information is any information about you as an identifiable individual, such as your name, username, address, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, age, marital status, income level, education level, intentions, preferences and opinions. Emergent Light only collects Personal Information where it is voluntarily provided by the individual in question.
If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations, etc.
Non-Personal Information is any information that cannot be associated with you as an identifiable individual, such as aggregated statistical information (such as the average length of time users spend on the Site), or other anonymous information, such as the type of browser that is being used to access the Site.
Why is the Information Collected?
Emergent Light may collect your Personal Information in order to enable Emergent Light to make general improvements to the Site, ensure that content standards of the Site are rigorously upheld, enable us to contact you and better serve your specific interests. We may also request you to voluntarily provide Personal Information that is not required to access features of our Site. Our lawful ground of processing your personal data is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).
Data Retention: We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
What We Will and Will Not Do with the Information You Provide
Emergent Light uses information generally to compile statistical data, keep in contact with users, improve the content of our Site and provide them with a better interactive experience. Emergent Light may use your information specifically for the following purposes: (i) to notify visitors about updates to our Site; (ii) to identify our visitors’ preferences; (iii) to keep you informed about products and services (both ours and third parties’) in which you have expressed an interest; (iv) to complete business transactions; (v) to contact you as part of a promotion; (vi) to meet legal requirements; (vii) to provide Internet security; and/or (viii) to analyze the collected information.
Emergent Light works closely with a number of parties who may perform functions on our behalf, including fulfilling orders, IT and system administration services, providing video and audio services or other third party content, providing promotional materials to our users, sending email, managing, compiling and processing data, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. These parties may also include government bodies that require us to report processing activities and third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. We do not disclose your Personal Information to these parties except to the extent necessary to enable them to provide the specific services to you. Such parties are also required to use Personal Information only for the purpose for which it was disclosed, to keep it confidential, and to protect it by appropriate security safeguards.
When you visit the Site, we may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are small text files that identify an individual computer’s browser entering the Site. They do not pose a security threat to you. No Personal Information is stored within the cookies. For example, cookies allow us to track a browser’s movement through the Site over several sessions. Through cookies, the Site can recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s access to and use of the Site and to track usage behavior that will allow content improvement and enable us to tailor our Site to better match your interests and preferences. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Most Internet browsers or other software will allow you to do this. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be severely limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site’s best features.
Linking to Third-Party Content / Websites
How Secure is Your Information
Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information that we collect and maintain.
Updating / Deleting your Information
Emergent Light enables our users to update/correct Personal Information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. To update or delete your information, please contact us. Please note that it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry totally without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
Legal Rights of EU Residents
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to the portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights here.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, we would be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).
Questions / Concerns?
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at our Site:
- Email us at: email@example.com OR
- Write us at: Attn: Privacy, Emergent Light, PO Box 6417, Aloha, OR, 97078
Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns