Privacy Policy

Security and Privacy Policy

Last Updated JUNE 29, 2012

Thoden Publications LLC (“TP,” “us,” “our,” or “we”) strives to offer the visitors to all of our websites and subscribers of our websites and digital publications, including but not limited to http://www.makingromanshadeshttp://www.howtosewcurtains.comhttp://www.windowvalancepatterns.com, http://www.jennytsews.com, http://www.simplesewingprojects.com and all subdomains of such websites, as well as all services related to such websites (such websites and services, collectively, the “Site”) and online applications, the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. In order to do this, we may, at times, use “Personally Identifiable Information” (any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number or email address) subject to the terms of this statement (“Policy”). Please note that this Policy applies only to information collected by TP online and does not impact information collected or used by TP, its subsidiaries, or its affiliates through other means. By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Policy.

What types of Personally Identifiable Information does TP collect on the Site?

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, the services provided and the manner in which you register to become member of the Site (“Member”). You may choose to become a Member in order to participate in certain activities on the Site and enjoy special benefits offered only to Members, To become a Member, you are required to sign in by providing your name, and email address. You will also be asked to create password. Alternatively, you may become a Member using one of your existing social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter. If you become a Member using an existing social media account, that social media provider may provideTP  with access to, and TP may use as set forth herein, the Personally Identifiable Information on file with that social media provider and associated with that account.

You may also be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information in connection with sweepstakes, contests, raffles, games and similar promotions on the Site, as well as in connection with surveys and other Site activities.

Visitors who wish to purchase products from the Site will also be asked to provide their shipping and/or delivery (if different from the postal address) addresses, telephone number and credit card information.

Does TP collect any other information about visitors to the Site?

We constantly seek to make improvements to the Site. As part of these efforts, we collect and analyze certain “Aggregate Information” (information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual such as demographic information, purchase categories (e.g., home furnishings), or visitors using a particular browser to access the Site) about how visitors use the Site.

When you visit our Site, we may collect various types of technical data. This data includes (but is not limited to) domain and/or Web browser information. We may track which Web site you visited before arriving at the Site and the Web site you link to when you leave the Site. We may also keep a record of which pages of the Site you visit, and how long you spend on each page.

We also use “cookies” and other technologies on the Site. Cookies are small pieces of information that our server places on a visitor’s computer hard drive to enable that person to more easily communicate and interact with the Site and to provide us with important information on how visitors use the Site. For example, we will place a cookie on a visitor’s computer when he/she visits the Site. The next time that person visits the Site using the same computer, our server will recognize the cookie and the visitor. We will also use cookies to collect information about a Member who visits the Site without signing-in (or who signs-out but continues visiting the Site). Further, cookies and other technologies are used in email messages sent by our email delivery and marketing company and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site. With respect to ads, information about your visits to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. Many Web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You may change your browser settings to either reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Please note, however, that rejecting cookies while visiting the Site may result in certain parts of the Site not operating correctly or as efficiently as if they were allowed. Cookies must be enabled in order to register with the Site.

If you become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, we may also collect and use various types Aggregate Information as well technical data and profile information for that social media account and on file with that social media provider.

What does TP do with Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Site?

We collect and use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. If you become a Member using an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, we may also have access to, collect and use Personally Identifiable Information associated with that social media account from the social media provider. For example, we may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Site or, if you become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, collected from that social media provider, to communicate with you regarding products and services offered by TP and our affiliates and partners and other topics we think you might find of interest; in the administration of sweepstakes, contests or other promotions; and to process e-commerce transactions.

In addition, we use Personally Identifiable Information, such as your purchase information, to improve the performance of our Site, to customize the content and layout of our Site pages for you and to inform you of new areas of the Site and product specials.

What does TP do with Aggregate Information collected on the Site?

Aggregate Information collected on the Site or, if you become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, collected from that social media provider, may be used and disclosed in any way.  For example, we may collect and analyze any collected Aggregate Information to determine how many visitors arrived at certain pages of the Site, how long they stayed on those pages, and where they went afterwards. If you become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, Aggregate Information associated with your account with that social media provider may be used by TP in the same manner. This information allows us to determine which pages might be the most interesting to our visitors and enables us to provide them with a better and richer experience on the Site. Additionally, we may use Aggregate Information to improve the performance of our Site, and to customize the content and layout of our Site pages for you.

As a further example, occasionally, we share Aggregate Information with third parties, such as our advertisers and business partners, for marketing and promotional purposes. Aggregate Information gleaned from your use of the Site or, if you become a Member via a social media account, collected from that social media provider, may also be used to inform you of new areas of the Site and product specials.

We may supplement Aggregate Information with similar information obtained from our affiliates, companies with whom we have marketing or other business relationships, and other third party sources. Including but not limited to, social media providers if you’ve elected to become a Member via an existing social media account. Please note that certain Aggregate Information may be linked with Personally Identifiable Information. Any such linked information will be treated as Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes of this Policy as long as it is so linked.

Does TP share information with other companies?

No. The information you’ve shared with TP will not be sold or shared.

If I link to another Web site and provide information to that Web site, how will that information be handled?

This Site may contain links to third party Web sites, including, but not limited to, the Web sites of companies with whom we have business or marketing relationships such as companies that sell products and services. If you link to a third party Web site, you will leave this Site and this Policy will not apply to your use of, and activities on, those other Web sites. If you provide Personally Identifiable Information to any such third party Web site, your transaction will occur on such third party’s Web site (not this Site) and the Personally Identifiable Information you provide will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of, that third party. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those third party Web sites, including their privacy policies. We shall have no responsibility or liability for your visitation to, and the data collection and use practices of, such third party Web sites. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES.

How does TP protect my information?

We take reasonable precautions to safeguard the Personally Identifiable Information transmitted between visitors and the Site as well as that transmitted between social media providers and the Site if you’ve elected to become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter. We also take reasonable precautions to safeguard all Personally Identifiable Information stored on our servers. We use Secured Socket Layers encryption for the transmission of data to our servers during member registration, sign in and order check out[ITG1] . Unfortunately, no method of transmitting or storing data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Site.

What are my “opt-out” choices?

You may choose not to receive promotional emails or electronic newsletters from us by: (A) following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the specific email from which you wish to opt-out.

How can I contact TP?

We can also be reached by email at support@makingromanshades.com. If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please feel free to contact us.

Special note concerning children

We encourage parents to use the Site with their children. However, this Site is not directed towards children under the age of 13, and we request that children under 13 not provide Personally Identifiable Information to the Site.

Can TP change this Policy?

TP reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. We will announce any such change by posting the revised draft of this Policy on the Site. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy please do not continue using this Site.

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