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Welcome to the web site (the “Site”) of Cultured Owl LLC (“Cultured Owl”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”).  This Site is operated by Cultured Owl and has been created to provide information about our company and its content community services (the “Services”) to our users (“you”, “your”).  This Privacy Policy sets forth Cultured Owl’s policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”), and other information that is collected from users of the Services.

In order to browse our Site, you are not required to provide any Personal Data.  However, if you register as a Cultured Owl member or order any products from us, you will be required to provide certain limited Personal Data.  The terms of this Privacy Policy summarize how we will handle and use such information.

The Information We Collect:

If you purchase products from us, we will ask you for personal information, including your name, email, shipping and billing address, and payment information, such as a valid credit card account.  This information is required in order for us to process your order.  We may also ask for other [optional] information if you register as a Cultured Owl member, such as your child’s name [so that the Country Kits can be shipped directly to your child].  Any information gathered by us is used to process and fulfill your requests and orders and is not shared or sold to any third parties, except as expressly provided for in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.  For some Services, each Registered User may be provided a unique username and password that enable access to the Services.  We may track the use of those usernames and passwords in order to collect and maintain records of individual transactions conducted through the Services, and those records may be associated with each Registered User’s individual account profile.  Cultured Owl may also collect and maintain records of information that you voluntarily provide.  For example, we may ask you to participate in a survey, and may ask you to provide personal information, such as age, gender, or other demographic data.  If you enter into a contest or promotion on our Site, we will collect the information your provide to participate in the contest or promotion.  If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply.  When you post comments on the blogs of our Site, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and other users will be able to see it.  However, unless such information is necessary for the Service or required by the Terms and Conditions, we do not require you to provide such information to us.  Cultured Owl may have pages or other presence on various social networking sites or services, such as Facebook, Twitter, and the like.  Any information you post or provide through such sites and services will be subject to the policies of those sites and services.  For example, if you post pictures or comments on our Facebook page, those pictures and comments will be publicly available and the handling and use of such information will be subject to Facebook’s policies. 

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If you provide Personal Data, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Cultured Owl and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States of America.

Non-Identifiable Data:

When you interact with Cultured Owl through the Site or Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information.  Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you.  Cultured Owl may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Cultured Owl affiliates or service providers.  This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and how our users use and interact with the Services.  Cultured Owl reserves the right to share this non-identifiable data with its affiliates and business partners; however, this type of non-identifiable information does not identify you personally.  Cultured Owl may also disclose user statistics in order to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Our Commitment to Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we use industry standard methods to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, although you recognize that data transmitted online or stored in a facility to which online access is provided cannot be made to be 100% secure. 

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as may be required by applicable law.

Notifications:

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business-related purposes, to our users via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on the Site, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users.

Child Protection:

If we are informed or discover that personal information has been provided from anyone under the age of 13, we will take prompt steps to purge such information from our database.

Use of User Information:

Any information gathered by us is used to process and fulfill your requests and orders and is not shared or sold to any third parties, except as expressly provided for in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.  You agree that we may use your information to provide you notices and information regarding your orders or requests and support or other notices regarding operation of the Site or the products.  Except as legally required, we will not sell or provide your name, email address, IP address, address, or phone number or other personal information to third parties for advertising or other purposes.  However, we may use or disclose your information to companies who work on behalf of or with Cultured Owl to provide products or the Site to you.  We require that these third party service providers use such information only as necessary to perform the services on our behalf.  

We reserve the right to use or disclose information if we believe in good faith that such use or disclosure is required or appropriate: (i)  to comply with state, federal, or international laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other request of any governmental or regulatory authority; (ii) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Cultured Owl, our employees, any of our users or customers or others; (iii) to investigate and defend Cultured Owl against any third party claims or allegations; (iv) to enforce our agreements or take precautions against liability; or (v) to protect the security or integrity of the Site, our products or services or our company. 

In the event that Cultured Owl is acquired by or merged with another entity, you agree that we may transfer and assign your information as a part of such merger, acquisition, or other change of control.   In the unlikely event that we file or are forced into bankruptcy, you understand that we cannot control how any information we may have will be treated, transferred, or used. 

Third-Party Sites:

The Site may contain links to other sites.  We have no responsibility for the privacy practices of other web sites, including the web sites of our business partners.  You should review the privacy policies of any sites that are linked to our Site for more information on their practices prior to providing personal information to such sites.

Editing Your Personal Data:

You may update or correct any information you have provided by contacting us at cs@culturedowl.com

International Users:

The Site is hosted in the United States of America.  If you are accessing the Site from outside the United States of America, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site or placement of orders, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States of America and you consent to that transfer and the maintenance and processing of such information in the United States of America.  

Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of this Site is subject to our Terms of Service.

How to Contact Us:

Your continued trust is very important to us.  Should you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.