Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the privacy terms of AMCarley.com and its social networking accounts under the A M Carley brand to which this policy is linked.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND DEFINITIONS 

A M Carley follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy. This Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.

“Non-Personal Information“ is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access the AMCarley.com website with a web or mobile browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

“Personally Identifiable Information“ is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you. This may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide us or that we obtain about you.

1. By submitting your Personally Identifiable Information through the AMCarley.com website you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected about you through the AMCarley.com website. It does not apply to any website which is not linked to this policy including those linked to or advertised on this website. Any information you provide when you visit the AMCarley.com website other than those covered by this Policy will be subject to the privacy policies posted on those sites.

We take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. The federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

How We Collect Information

1. Information You Provide. We collect Personal Information when you fill in our contact form, when you sign up for our newsletter subscription, when you purchase products or services from our website, and when you enter promotions or contests through this website. When you voluntarily register we ask for information such as your name, and email address. In some instances, we might also ask for your mailing address and other information. When you register with us and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. Should you elect to post your own material to this website (comments, testimonials, blog articles, etc.), and/or participate in any of our social networking features or any feature that may be offered in this website, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view.

2. Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with the AMCarley.com website. Such information is typically considered Non-Personal Information.

3. We Also Collect the Following:

3.1 Cookies and Similar Technologies. We may set and access Cookies and similar technologies on your computer. A Cookie is a small piece of data (often including a unique identifier) that is stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser when you visit a website. We use Cookies to understand site usage and improve the content and offerings on the AMCarley.com website and in other media. We may use Cookies to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns on our website, to deliver editorial content, to record requests for subscriptions, and to personalize the content that you see on the AMCarley.com website (or third party service providers on our behalf). We may also use Cookies to collect aggregate information about website users on an anonymous basis. We may share aggregate demographics and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose. 

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

3.2 IP Address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP“) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your organization. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g. another website or search engine); the pages you visit on the AMCarley.com website, the web sites you visit after your visit to this website; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer operating system, device, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, analyze trends among our Users to help us improve and administer the AMCarley.com website. We may also link this information with your Personally Identifiable Information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our website, customers or others.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

1. Provide you with the services you requested. If you subscribe to any of our services, we may also use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice about the subscription. Similarly, if you enter a promo or a contest, we will also use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We might also send out e-mails to users and promo/contest entrants to announce special offers, services, and announcements from the AMCarley.com website, our partners and/or our advertisers.

2. Customizing and Improving Our Website. We also use your information that may include Personally Identifiable Information to identify you as a user, improve the AMCarley.com website and services, send you administrative notifications, and respond to your inquiries.

3. Marketing Purposes. We may combine and use any and all information we collect on you either online or otherwise, including from third parties, for the purpose of marketing the A M Carley brand. We may create Anonymous Information from Personally Identifiable Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our sole discretion.

4. Editorial Purposes. In addition, we may use the information you provide us through emails, Q&A, community forums, in response to polls, or through any other user-generated submission for editorial purposes, and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online.

5. Data Aggregation. We retain the right to collect and use any Non-Personal Information collected from your use of the AMCarley.com website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

In addition to the other disclosures described in this policy, we may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you to other companies or individuals in the following situations:

1. Third Party Partners.  We may share information about your activity on the website with third parties for the purpose of tailoring, analyzing, managing, reporting, and optimizing advertising you see on the website and elsewhere. These third parties may use cookies, pixel tags and/or other technologies to collect such information for such purposes. Pixel tags enable us, and these third-party advertisers, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the pixel tag is located in order to learn which advertisement brings a user to a given site. We do not have control over how these third parties use such Cookies and similar technologies or the information derived therefrom.

We use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyze performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to the websites and mobile and internet usage. These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help analyze and provide us the data. By accessing and using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. For more information on Google Analytics, including how to opt out from certain data collection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics. We may also collect or receive information from Facebook and/or other third-party social media sites. Please be advised that if you opt out of any service, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 

Third Party Tracking Tools. We also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of the AMCarley.com website. Third-party party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

2. You have entered a promo sponsored by a third party, in which case the information you provide via the promo may be shared by us with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing. Some of our promos will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like to have your personal information shared with the sponsor, in which case we will honor your selection. Other promos will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the promo. The privacy policies of such third party companies apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.

3. The entity to whom the information is disclosed is an affiliate of the A M Carley brand.

4. In accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner).

5. You have furnished us Personally Identifiable Information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in.

6. We may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required subpoena, law, or other legal processes; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from any legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) we have reason to believe that it is necessary for protection from someone who may be causing injury to someone or interfering with our rights or the rights of our users, employees, our affiliates, and the general public, or using our services in violation of a legal or personal right, including our Terms of Use.

7. In connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether assets, stock, or otherwise, including via bankruptcy) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the A M Carley brand to which this policy applies, in which case the company will possess the Personally Identifiable Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personally Identifiable Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

8. Social Networks. If you use your login credentials from a social networking site (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) on the AMCarley.com website, we may receive information from such Social Networking Sites in accordance with the terms and conditions (e.g., terms of use and privacy policy) of the Social Networking Sites. If you elect to share your information with these Social Networking Sites, we will share information with them in accordance with your election.

RIGHT TO OPT-OUT

1. Email Policy. We and our affiliates and partners fully comply with national laws regarding SPAM. If you wish to opt out our email services, you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email you received. We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any third-party partners without your written permission.

2. User Registration. You may elect to change the details of your user registration at any time by logging in and editing your User Profile. If you wish to cancel or delete your User Registration, you may contact us at amcarley@amcarley.com. Please take note that when we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.

3. Exceptions. If you have opted-out as described above, and thereafter you elect to use a service or promotion that requires us to contact you or share your information with a third party (e.g., you enter a promo or a contest), then your previous opt-out preferences will not apply to such service.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information. Please do not disclose your registration password to other people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy anytime. If we make any material changes in the way we use your Personally Identifiable Information, we may notify you of the changes on our website, by email, or by any method we determine. The method we chose is our sole discretion. Any changes to this privacy policy will be effective immediately and will replace any prior Privacy Policies. Continued use of our website, following such changes, shall indicate your acknowledgment and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

QUESTION AND SUGGESTIONS

If you have questions, suggestions, or wish to make a complaint, please contact us at:

A M Carley, Writer
c/o Chenille Books
Customer Care – Privacy Policy Issues
PO Box 386
Charlottesville, VA 22902-0386
434.480.4398

Email: amcarley@amcarley.com

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Last Updated: 05 MAY 2018