Effective and Last Updated: 9/6/2011
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
- Voluntary Information for Services and Features: We [also] collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) making purchases, ii) consenting to receive email or text messages about upcoming promotions or events, iii) consenting to receive email, iv) participating in our forum, iv) commenting on articles, and others. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. Occasionally, we may also request information such as your shopping preferences and demographics, which will help us to better serve you and our other users in the future.
- Cookies: Our site uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user’s system is idle for a defined time, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorized access to the user’s information while they are away from their computer.You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site.
You may choose to invite friends to join the Lockwood Partners’ Website by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. Lockwood Partners’ Website stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, confirm orders/purchases and also to send reminders of the invitations. Lockwood Partners’ Website does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact Lockwood Partners’ Website to request removal of their information from our database.
How We Use Your Information
Lockwood Partners’ Website only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
Lockwood Partners’ Website will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of Lockwood Partners unless required to do so by law. Further, Lockwood Partners’ Website reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
Lockwood Partners’ Website may use your personal information for target advertising toward you based on things such as region, gender, interests, goals, habits, etc.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.
Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.
Lockwood Partners’ Website may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, [he or she] can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may call or email us. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
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Choice to Opt-In or Opt-out
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for or send information. Our registration form has an ‘opt-out’ mechanism to allow for removal from newsletters, promotions, etc., and registered users can always choose to ‘opt-out’ by following the appropriate mechanism from within the website.
Lockwood Partners does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy or success of any answers, advice or services given through the Site. The site and the services provided by Lockwood Partners are provided “as is” with no warranty. Lockwood Partners expressly disclaims any warranty, regarding the site and all services, including any implied warranty of merchant fitness for a particular purpose or for failure of performance. Lockwood Partners does not warrant that the services provided by Lockwood Partners or the site of the verification that services will be free from bias, defects, errors, eavesdropping or listening. Lockwood Partners shall not be responsible for the quality of information or the authentication of the services or details given by experts on the site. By using this site you accept the terms and conditions of this Disclaimer. You agree that any use you make of such answers, advice or services is at your own risk and that Lockwood Partners is not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from your reliance on such answers or advice. By submitting a question here, you understand and expressly agree that Lockwood Partners is not responsible for any reply or information that you do or do not receive, and you expressly agree to hold Lockwood Partners harmless from any loss, harm, injury, or damage whatsoever resulting from or arising out of your submission of the question or your use of or reliance on any response thereto.