Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the use of circleofgifts.com.

We highly value your privacy and make this policy easily available throughout our site to assist you in understanding the handling of information in the course of using this site.

Log Files and Cookies

This website utilizes industry standard analytics packages which gathers limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.

Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits.  Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when your browser is closed, and a persistent cookie may stay on your hard drive for an extended period. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our site; persistent cookies can perform such activities as storing your session for the site so you do not have to sign in every time you visit, and/or may be used to enable us to track and target the interests of our users so as to enhance the overall experience of using our site.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain links to other sites that are not controlled in any way by us. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links; we are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to by our own site.

Registration and Use of Personal Information

Registration is required in order to use or access the features on this website. Any individually identifiable information you provide to us during registration will not be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent.

When you register for the site we ask you to create a username and create a password. We require a password because even if you choose to give us no further personal information, the site is highly interactive and there are several areas where a person might "spoof" (pretend to be you) your identity and cause offense or embarrassment.

We will not collect any personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Examples of such information are: name, birthday, email address, gift information, clothing sizes, and gender. We ask for this information in order to provide potential gift-givers with the information they need to ensure they are giving the correct gift to the correct person. We may ask for your zip code, city and state for demographic purposes and to potentially assist in the functioning of the site. This information is never made public.

We may share non-personal aggregate, or summary, information regarding site members with partners or other third parties, but we do not sell or share any information that can be personally identifiable. 

Please note that if you post comments or descriptions with your gifts on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or descriptions may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.

We also provide visitors to our website the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. In this case, we ask the visitor for his or her email address, birthday, and name. These communications will include our regular newsletter, birthday reminders, promotions, and any other information that we feel may be pertinent to the visitor. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in any email we send to you, or by editing your account information on the site.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish us to possess your information, you may make any correction, updating, or deletion of your information by logging in and editing your account on the web site.

Security

We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore - as is the case with any organization - we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing us at info@circleofgifts.com

COPPA

Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Circle of Gifts’s web site is not designed or intended for use by children under the age of 13. Parents may, through their own account, create and manage Child accounts for their children. If your child has submitted personal information, and you wish to delete such information, as well as refuse to allow any further collection or use of your child's information, please contact us at the address provided below. If we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any personally identifiable information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

Your Consent

By using the site, you agree that Circle of Gifts may collect and use the information described above. We will post any changes to this privacy policy on this page so you are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Check back for updates to the privacy policy. Your continued use of the site after a change has been posted will constitute your agreement to such change in the privacy policy.

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, or you wish to contact us by email or postal mail, our contact information is as follows:

info@circleofgifts.com

216 F Street, Box #150; Davis, CA 95616 

This privacy policy was last updated on November 8, 2013.