PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Notice

Last updated [2/10/2021]

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at The EC Cooperative, LLC. (“EC Co-op.”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our notice, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at info@theecomcooperative.com

This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our website, info@theecomcooperative.com and any related websites which we own or control (collectively, the “Sites”), and/or any related services, sales, marketing, or events we perform (collectively, the “Services“). This privacy notice does not apply to any non-affiliated third-party sites or services. 

We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Site and our Services.

DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

In Short:  Yes, we will update this policy as we deem necessary.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Last updated” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

SUMMARY

· We collect information from you and from third parties when you use our Services or visit the Site.

· We will use your information for our business purposes, including providing our Services to you.

· We share your information with third parties that provide certain products or services to help us fulfill the Services you request from us.

· We use safeguards to protect your information.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

In Short: We collect information about you in connection with the Services, including information you give us if you register for any of our giveaways.

We collect information in a variety of ways. Some information that we collect from you as part of information you give us when you communicate with us or use the Services. This may include your name, phone number, email address, and amazon storefront link. 

We may also collect your information from third parties. Some information that we may collect include information if you log into the platform from a third-party platform (e.g. you log into the services using your Facebook or Google account), or information you give to our service providers so that we can perform the Services you request.

Additionally, during your access to the Site, we may collect Site information from you. This may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short:  We process your information for purposes based on your request, to run the Site and provide our Services, and to achieve certain essential operations.

We use personal information for a variety of business purposes.  These purposes may include establishing and maintaining communications with you on various topics, providing you with Services you request, including entering you in any promotion or giveaway you choose, processing and servicing transactions with you, and operating and improving our business and operations. We may also use information we collect for necessary or essential purposes including complying with applicable law and legal processes, detecting and investigating security events, facilitating functionality to our Site, enforcing the terms of any promotion or giveaway that we run, protecting our rights, and pursing available remedies for damages we obtain. 

If you consent, we may also use your personal information so that we can notify you about products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?  

In Short:  We only share your information with your consent, to comply with laws, or to provide you with the Services.

We share your information with our personnel and within our company to provide you with the Services and in a manner consistent with this privacy notice. 

We will not share your information with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances: (i) we may share your information with other service providers to provide you with the Services you request; and (ii) we may also share your information as permitted by law. This may include sharing information with our corporate affiliates, those individuals or organization that we believe need your information to perform services for us (e.g. payment processing, or IT services), entities with which we are involved in a business transaction, such as a merger or sale of a portion or all of our assets, other entities as may be required by law (e.g. subpoena), or those entities which we believe are necessary to protect your rights and enforce the Terms.

As applicable, we will limit sharing of your information in accordance with the choices you have provided us. 

We may also use and store your personal information in an aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individuals and does not include personal information. We may use or share information in an anonymized and aggregated manner for many purposes such as research, analysis, modeling, marketing, and advertising, as well as improving our Site and Services.

If you consent, we may also share your personal information with our partners so that they can notify you about products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you.

IS YOUR INFORMATION TRANSFERRED INTERNATIONALLY?

In Short:  We may transfer, store, and process your information in countries other than your own.
 

Our servers are located in the United States[JM1] . If you are accessing our Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by us in our facilities and by those third parties with whom we may share your personal information (see “WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?” above), in the United States, and other countries.

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area, then these countries may not have data protection or other laws as comprehensive as those in your country. However, we will take measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and applicable law. If you are in the European Economic Area, you may also be covered by additional privacy laws and regulations (see “DO EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA USERS HAVE DIFFERENT PRIVACY RIGHTS?). 

DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY?

In Short: Yes, we may use cookies and similar technology to collect information about you and provide the Services to you. However, you may opt out of non-necessary cookies on our Site. 

When you visit the Site, open up electronic communication from us, or interact with us on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook), we may also automatically collect information about you by automated means. In some instances, we may also allow third parties to collect information about you through automated means. Some of these technologies include:

Cookies: Cookies are small text files that websites send to internet connected devices to make your user experience more efficient. Some cookies may exist for a single session and some are persistent for multiple sessions. Some cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site and some are optional. We may use cookies that are managed by third parties for the purposes explained in this privacy notice.

Web server logs: Our web servers may collect information on your usage details of your device, including your IP address, operating system, and Site usage. 

Web beacons, pixels, software: We may place items on our Site or in our electronic communications called “web beacons” or “pixels”. These items help link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies to help us understand our Site traffic. These items may be used to track the pages you view, links that you click, time spent on a page, and other online behavior. 

Other: We may use other technology to collect information for the purposes described in this privacy notice. These technologies may permit collection of data elements such as browser type, operating system type, IP address, activities conducted on our Site, and the time and day of your visit. If you visit our website from a mobile device, we collect mobile device information such as data previously mentioned and your location information.

Most web browsers offer settings that allow you disable or delete cookies. However, if you restrict, disable, or delete cookies, you may not be able to fully use our Site. If you make this change after you have visited our Site, you may have to manually delete existing cookies from your electronic device. 

Our Site may also contain embedded plug-ins, widgets, pixels, or other programming associated with third parties, including external social media platforms. When you encounter these embedded objects, your web browser may establish a direct connection to the third-party services, and in doing so, share information such as your behavior while browsing out Site, your public profile, and content you have shared. 

We do not currently respond to Do Not Track browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.  

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.   
 

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short:  We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational, physical, and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate organizational, physical, and technical organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

In Short:  We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age absent verifiable consent of legal parent or guardian.

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or legal guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at info@theecomcooperative.com.

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short:  You may reject or remove cookies and other tracking technology, as your browsers permits. Also, to the extent you have subscribed to marketing and promotional communications, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Most browsers let your remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. You may also reject any non-necessary cookies by using our cookie tool, available when you first access the Site. Your browser may also allow you to clear your browser web storage

To the extent that you have subscribed to any marketing and promotional communication, you may unsubscribe at any time from our marketing and promotional communications by following the “Unsubscribe” link in the communication. If you would like to unsubscribe from all communications, please contact us at info@theecomcooperative.com. We will do our best to respond promptly to any request. You may re-subscribe or sign up for new marketing or promotional communications by signing up to receive them again.

DO EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA USERS HAVE DIFFERENT PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short:  Possibly. If you are a customer located in the European Economic Area, you may have different rights with regard to your personal information.

Any user located within the European Economic Area using this Site is governed by the applicable laws for the European Economic Area, including the General Data Protection Regulation. If you are a user located in the European Economic Area please click here https://theecomcooperative.com/privacy-policy-eu to see your applicable privacy policy.  

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
 

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at info@theecomcooperative.com or by post to:
 

The EC Cooperative LLC   
6 Industrial Way West, Building E

Eatontown, NJ 07724
United States  

Attn: Privacy