Date last revised: July 7, 2009
Terms and Conditions
The following TERMS AND CONDITIONS and any other rules posted on our Site (collectively the "TERMS") constitute an agreement between MEREDITH WENDELL INC. ("MEREDITH WENDELL", "we", "our", "us") and you, the visitor, governing your access and use of all content and functionalities available at the MEREDITH WENDELL website accessed through the URL www.meredithwendell.com and any related domain names or other websites owned or maintained by MEREDITH WENDELL (collectively the "Site"). Please read the TERMS and check back often. If you do not agree to any change to the TERMS, then you must immediately stop using the Site.
We may modify the TERMS from time to time and your continued use of this Site (or any of our other Sites) following such change shall signify your agreement to be bound by the modified TERMS.
The following information is provided by MEREDITH WENDELL to enable our online visitors to be fully informed of our Privacy Policies. The Site collects certain information when you interact with the Site. For example, the Site may collect "Personal Information" which is data that can be used to identify an individual, as defined by applicable law. The Site may also collect data that does not identify you specifically. The following is a list of data that we may collect and process about you:
Information that you provide by filling out forms on the Site. This includes information you provide when you register to use the Site; subscribe to any services offered on the Site including but not limited to interactive services (such as blogs, chat rooms, message boards, or other user forums); enter a competition or promotion sponsored by MEREDITH WENDELL; complete a survey; or report a problem with the Site;
Your correct date of birth, which we may require that you submit accurately to ensure that you do not access the Site if you are not of a legal age to purchase items offered for sale on the Site;
Any information you may provide when you contact us or send us a correspondence;
Details of any transactions you carry out through the Site including the placement of any orders by you.
Information we Collect and Cookies
MEREDITH WENDELL collects personal information in several ways when you place an order. If an order is placed with us, we need to hold personal information including your name, email address, phone numbers, home address, shipping and credit card billing address(es) so that we can process and fulfill your order. We only save credit card information for those customers that have registered on the Site. Saved card details will never be shared with third parties and will only be used to process your order, using our payment partner's systems. Additionally we may also obtain information as a result of authentication or identity checks. Sometimes we may ask for your telephone number. This number may be given to our courier for delivery services. These details allow us to process your order and to let you know the status of your order.
Use of Personal Information
MEREDITH WENDELL may use your personal information for the processing of orders, payments and to provide you with a personalized shopping experience. We will also use your details to fulfill and deliver your orders and manage your account. Your personal information may also be checked with credit card verification agencies to prevent fraud. Where there is a legal obligation to do so, we may disclose your information to any relevant regulatory body.
When you register with MEREDITH WENDELL, you will be offered the opportunity to opt out of our email newsletter and other update services. If you choose to opt-out for this service, we will not send you alerts for new products, features nor enhancements; special offers; upgrade opportunities; contests or events of interest. However, if you choose to receive our emails from time-to-time we will use the information you provide to promote the products of MEREDITH WENDELL. We do collate statistical information about site traffic, sales and other commercial information which we may pass on to trusted third parties but these statistics do not include any information which can identify you personally. We see this as a value-added service helping you to find useful products. Finally, we may use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, together with non-personal data to monitor customer patterns so we can consistently improve our site design to better meet our visitors' needs. If we change our policy on disclosure to others, we will inform you and give you the choice of opting out.
In addition to disclosures identified in the purposes above, from time to time we may disclose Personal Information to:
- Our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf or to provide services to us, such as warehousing and delivery; marketing and advertising; data processing; software development; website hosting and management; information technology and office services; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and further provided such service provider does not collect, use or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or to provide services to us or as otherwise required by law;
- Unaffiliated service providers with whom MEREDITH WENDELL may subcontract, including website hosting companies, fulfillment companies and other third party service providers;
- The prospective seller or buyer of MEREDITH WENDELL's business or assets, including where MEREDITH WENDELL or substantially all of MEREDITH WENDELL's assets is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
Opt-in and Opt-out Provisions
At all times, we will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of any service to which you have subscribed. In particular, you can opt-out from having your personally identifiable information shared (except as required by law, court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority or as may be required to deliver your purchases). It is not our current policy to share our customers' personal details with third parties other than as stated herein.
Should you choose to have your name and personal data removed from our database altogether, you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at: MEREDITH WENDELL, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 1395, New York, NY 10001.
Accessing and Changing Personal Information
If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information held by MEREDITH WENDELL is not correct, please visit the website and, after logging into the site using the "Log In" menu on the home page, your personal information will be made available for review and change in the "My Account" section. Only you or, upon your request, the Customer Care department, may access your personal data from the website using your password and User ID. Information may be changed online within My Details, Shipping Details, and My Preferences. You can change or delete saved credit card details each time you make a purchase. You will also be able to delete saved credit card details by adding or editing a shipping/billing address. If you change your billing or shipping address while your order is still being processed, the order will be re-processed through customer finance check. If you prefer, you may contact us by email at email@example.com and we will amend your personal details.
Your Personally Identifiable Information
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as a part of a registration scheme or a security procedure to enable you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. In particular, you should not share your password with anyone who is not of legal age to enter into contracts and purchase goods in the country or other territory in which you are located or are accessing the Site or to anyone in a country or other territory where use of the Site is not permitted.
We will only collect personally identifiable information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve you in view of our legitimate business purposes as set out above, and we will use our best endeavors to maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information you have provided us with.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use reasonable efforts to try to prevent unauthorized access. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email.
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