Current policy published: July 23, 2015
Information Collected or Received
LocateBands requires a member to provide a valid email address and choose a username connected with your site activity. Depending on the services you choose, additional information may be collected, for example: billing or payment information, a telephone number, and a physical address.
You may optionally choose to provide your full name and other personal information to be publicly displayed.
You may connect to LocateBands with an external application, in which case LocateBands may receive some information from that other service.
LocateBands will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.
As a LocateBands member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias that may represent your identity on LocateBands.
Depending on which services you choose to use, LocateBands may require additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address. Certain products or services on LocateBands may require you to complete an application; any information you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by LocateBands, unless otherwise specified.
Your username, LocateBands ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your LocateBands activity. Other people may see reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, shop pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces.
LocateBands automatically receives and records some information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site. This information helps us analyze and understand how the Site works for members and visitors, which will help provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors.
LocateBands may receive or collect information (for example: an email address) about a person who is not yet a registered LocateBands member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain LocateBands features, including but not limited to: a non-member subscribing to an LocateBands newsletter, or a non-member engaging in a transaction. Non-member information is used only for the purpose it was originally submitted to LocateBands. A non-member can contact LocateBands if they do not want LocateBands to retain their information.
LocateBands uses the information described in this policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.
Uses and Sharing
We use the information that we gather from our users in a number of ways, including to provide and improve our services, for targeted online marketing, and to communicate with you. We also partner with service providers and other third parties that collect, use, and analyze information about LocateBands users.
You may review and change your information in your account settings, and you may remove certain optional pieces of information.
You may change or correct your LocateBands account information (except your username) on the Site.
For various reasons, LocateBands may contact you about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members.
If you no longer wish to use LocateBands’s services or receive service-related messages, then you may disable your account.
Notifications from LocateBands
On occasion, LocateBands will contact you. Primarily, messages are delivered by email and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. In some situations, LocateBands may contact you by telephone, SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features you my find of interest.
Some messages from LocateBands are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include, but are not limited to: a welcome/confirmation email when you register your account, notification of an order, or correspondence with LocateBands’s support team. These messages are not promotional in nature. You may not opt-out of receiving service-related messages from LocateBands, unless you disable your account.
As a member, LocateBands may also send you messages related to certain features or your activity on the Site. LocateBands may also send you news or updates about changes to our Site or services.
Information Sharing & Disclosure
We want to respect your privacy. LocateBands will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.
LocateBands limits access to your personal information to employees who we believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
LocateBands is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through LocateBands’ services. LocateBands may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. LocateBands may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.
We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that LocateBands does not own or control, or individuals that LocateBands does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on LocateBands or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. LocateBands does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. LocateBands is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the LocateBands Site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
LocateBands is both a marketplace and a community. Please use common sense and good judgment when posting on LocateBands or sharing your personal information with others on LocateBands. Be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. LocateBands generally does not remove content your posts may remain public after your account is disabled. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on LocateBands.
The security of your personal information is very important to us. Your LocateBands account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services.
LocateBands follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once LocateBands receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
LocateBands will retain your information only for as long as is necessary or your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want LocateBands to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. LocateBands will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
You may inform us of any changes or requests in regards to your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under local data protection law we may update or delete your personal data accordingly.