privacy MATTERS


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Wishful thinking is not sound public policy.
— Bjorn Lomborg
 

WELCOME

Your privacy is important to I AM LOCALE, so we have come up with a policy for you to review. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with it! If you are a resident of or have your main principle residence here in the United States of America and/or any of its territories or possessions (The "US") you are here bound by the terms of our privacy policies and "Terms of Use". All-encompassing this is considered your "collective agreement" with us. 

The enclosed privacy policy will outline the practices and procedures of I AM LOCALE, Inc. A transparent and easy to read guide to our privacy policy. Review an outline of what information we collect, how we use it and how it may be shared. Most importantly it is your choice about how such collection of information of data is used. You own your own content with a limited right that enables us to provide, improve, market, promote and protect the services offered. This privacy policy applies to all the products and services as well as any applications that I AM LOCALE utilizes.

By providing us this information and upon registration you are voluntarily accepting our "Terms of Use" and agreeing to the privacy policy enclosed. 

COLLECTION OF DATA

You may be asked to provide us with your personal information anytime you reach out to us. We may share this information with staff and use it in accordance with this privacy policy. We may combine the information collected to help us improve our products and advertising. Furthermore to personalize your experience and provide the support needed to enhance your experience. You have full user control over the content, data, and information that you share with I AM LOCALE.

EXAMPLES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Your name, your mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences and your products. When you participate in a survey and/or use your credit card, for example, such data is collected. If you feel as though your information has been altered or an unauthorized attempt to your account has been created depicting you or your likeness, please contact privacy@iamlocale.com immediately for a resolution. Please refer to our “Terms of Use” with respect to keeping your account up to date and current.
Location information, your search activity, the pages you view, when you visit and how often you visit, as well as how long you stay on the platform is collected. 

If you purchase products, third-party vendors may need the information to process any transaction requests. However, your information is not shared for their marketing purposes. When you use your credit card on I AM LOCALE we encrypt the information per industry standards to avoid misuse. We use well-known payment processors that offer buyer warranties. Please refer to our "Terms of Use". 

HOW IS IT USED 

We would use your information in a few different ways. We want to provide services and products that are important you, as well as provide you with great customer support. We want to have an ongoing dialogue in the form of communique which would include events or promotions available to your within your locale /worldwide. Automatic subscription email renewals do apply here. We will keep you current with email campaigns, special announcements and non-profit work happening within your districts. We do not sell your information to other service providers. We may share your information with third parties for the purpose of using or collaborating with I AM LOCALE.

FEATURING ARTISANS & ADVOCATES 

When we do feature you. You grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to do so. Including without limitation names, trademarks, service marks, logos or product photos. You always represent you have the full legal rights in every instance and completely agree to never infringe on the intellectual property rights of others. 

ALTERATIONS 

You may at any time have the ability to access, correct and delete your personal information. 

We would also use your information to prevent activities that are considered illegal and with that stance we will share your information for the purpose of search warrants, statute, judicial proceedings, subpoenas, court orders and or legal processes, to assist any law enforcement agency and to protect, prevent and investigate any criminal activity on I AM LOCALE. In addition, to enforce I AM LOCALE’s "Terms of Use" and, privacy policy. 

CHILDREN

16 ONLY

Should a child activate an account that is under the age of 16, it will be removed. We do not collect personal information from children under 16, please contact privacy@iamlocale.com and we will immediately remove the account along with any information stored on our site should a parent or legal guardian becomes aware of such registration.  This change is effective immediately as of  May 25, 2018. This change is from the previous minimum thirteen (13) years of age stated. Please note the new age requirement is a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age on I AM LOCALE. 

INTERNATIONAL DATA  

Any and all information that you provide us to use may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world. We cannot control what others do. I AM LOCALE adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles outlined by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Union http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/index.asp  

WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR WORLDWIDE PARTNERS TO EXPAND OUR REACH OF SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO OTHER LOCAL DISTRICTS. CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT. WE DO HOWEVER WORK WITH ARTISANS THAT SHIP DIRECTLY INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

For I AM LOCALE users in the European Economic Area (EEA) I AM LOCALE will process information in accordance with European laws, rules and regulations such as the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR). The GDPR governs how I AM LOCALE  may process your data, and the rights EEA users have in relation to it. 

IN A NUTSHELL

  • We use and collect data to full-fill an obligation to under our "Terms of Use". 
  • We have a genuine interest in using data to continue marketing and research. Unless, it overrides your rights. 
  • You agree to us using this information. 
  • It is necessary for us to be in compliance to our legal obligations. 
  • You may terminate your use of I AM LOCALE at anytime. 

I AM LOCALE communicates our privacy and security guidelines to our staff and strictly adheres to safeguards with respect to privacy within the company.

I AM LOCALE frequently updates its policies and procedures and, will be reflective on the website under VOICES.

We hope these updated and new terms of our policies are beneficial. As always if ever you have any feedback, questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your support of local commerce, artisans and districts at The Place to Shop Local. 

In between Ciao! Our best to you and yours.

Rev. 05/30/2018