We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. In order to serve you better, we may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our website. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. This information will never be sold by anyone. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by us and how we use it.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of Sanford Collective, sanfordcollective.com (“website”). This website is operated by Sanford Collective. (The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) constitutes an agreement between Sanford Collective (“Company”), and you that governs your privacy and all of its associated services, content, and functionality. This policy applies to the Website and Company administered by Company (the “Website”), located at https://www.sanfordcollective.com. Company, owner and operator of the Website, is a sole proprietorship formed under the laws of the state of South Carolina, United States.

 

We ask that you read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. The use of information collected through our Website will be limited to the purposes described under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service (or other relevant customer contracts). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. Please be aware that if you are using the Website on behalf of an entity, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy for that entity and are representing to us that you have the authority to do so (in which case “you” will refer to that entity). If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the Website.

Company reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or update its Website, policies and these Privacy Policy’s.

SERVICES THIS POLICY COVERS

This privacy policy has been compiled to better service those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII< as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, and otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our Website.

 

Sometimes, we may display a link to another company’s website or online services. When you click on one of these links, you are leaving the Company and this Policy no longer applies.

WHEN DO WE COLLECT YOUR PII?

We collect information from you when you register on our client portal, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, fill out a form or enter information on our site. The information you provide may include Personal Information (“Personal Information”) is information that identifies you personally (whether alone or in combination). We also automatically collection information. We may collect the below information in a variety of ways, including by using “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “logo files” and “cookies and third-party services such as Google Analytics. See below for information on Cookies, Logo Files, Web Beacons, Pixel Tags.

 

You voluntarily consent for us to collect, use, and store your personal information via:

1. Information you provide to us

Sometimes we may ask for specific information from you so that we can effectively provide our services or help you with a particular inquiry. Sometimes you may choose to give us information on your own accord, whether that is during our client meetings or through our Website. Both of these are examples of when you are consenting for us to collect, use, and store your personal information. Specifically, you consent for us to use the information you have provided when you reach out to us by email or our social media accounts, use the “contact us” form on our website, fill out our client intake forms, interact with our support or customer service teams, or comment on our blog or social media accounts.

 

Information we may collect:

  • Your name

  • Your mailing address

  • Your email address

If you purchase services or products, you may be required to provide financial information, such as your credit card or bank account number, to a third-party payment processor. We do not collect or store such financial information and we are not responsible for the collection or storage of such information by third parties. We will, however, have access to certain information associated with your account should you purchase the services, including the amount and date of the purchase.

2. Information we automatically collect

When you interact with our Website: You permit us to collect information such as your IP address, browser type, geolocation, device type, the frequency of visits to our Website portal and network connection type while you use our Website.

  • Pages you view and links you click on within the Website

  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies

  • Information about your interactions with e-mail messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded

  • Standard Server Log Information

WHY DO WE COLLECTION YOUR INFORMATION?

Your information is used for some internal and analytical purposes. For example, your information may be used to better understand our client network, to screen for misuse of services, or to improve and assess service outreach. We only use your information in the following ways:

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We do not use Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

 

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Unfortunately, no online system can guarantee the complete security of your personal information. Issues such as pesky viruses or system failures may result in your personal information being compromised.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We never collect your information for the purpose of selling, renting, trading, or otherwise abusing it.

 

  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and service offerings in which you are most interested.

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you, including responding to your questions or requests.

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

  • To send emails and other forms of marketing communications

  • To fulfill or enforce a contract that you have entered into with us

  • To learn about the types of people that are using our services and how we can better market to those people

  • To allow you to contact us and use our services

  • To market and advertise the Company, including through promotional e-mail messages, directly or in partnership with other parties, and by displaying our advertisements on other websites that you visit or use.

  • To allow you to pay for the design services we provide you

  • We may also use this information to offer you targeted advertising in order to personalize your experience by showing you advertisements for products and services that are more likely to appeal to you (a practice known as behavioral advertising).

  • To allow you to participate in social sharing

COOKIES, LOG FILES, AND WEB BEACONS

Like many other Websites, we make use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s browser. You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. We use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. For example, some blog posts may be recommended to you based on what you have read on our site in the past.

Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

  • Keep track of advertisements.

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

DISABLING COOKIES

Most browsers have an option to stop your computer from accepting cookies altogether or to stop certain types of cookies. As we mentioned, cookies allow for us to provide a number of online features. So, if you do decide to block cookies, our Website may operate a little strangely. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. If it is the targeted advertising that you are mainly concerned about, you can choose to specifically opt out of targeted advertising by going the following links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads

Google – https://adssettings.google.com

Digital Advertising Alliance – http://optout.aboutads.info/

Want to learn more about cookies? Visit www.allaboutcookies.org

DATA RETENTION

We strive to keep your information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes and as permitted by applicable legal requirements. We retain certain data for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Use, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our Website, Company, or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

 

You acknowledge that the Company may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website, including without limitation the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Website and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on the Company’s servers on your behalf. You further acknowledge that Company reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion. We will endeavor to give you notice of any such change where required by applicable law.

ACCESSING AND REQUESTING YOUR INFORMATION

We also respect your right to request at any time for us to:

 

  • Give you access to any personal information that we have processed;

  • Correct any personal information that may have been incorrectly processed;

  • Delete your personal information from our storage systems;

  • Transfer your personal information to another service, when technically feasible; and stop using your personal information

Third Party Private Policies

DISCLOSURE

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information through the Company. For example, our third-party service providers may use these technologies to collect information that helps us with traffic measurement, research, and analytics. The information collected and stored by third parties remains subject to their policies and practices. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.

 

Examples of ways we disclose information that we collect with third parties:

  • Other Parties When Required By Law or as Necessary to Protect the Company. We may disclose your information to third parties in order to protect the legal rights, safety, and security of the Company and the users of our services; enforce our Terms of Service; prevent fraud; and comply with or respond to law enforcement or a legal process or a request for cooperation by a government or other entity, whether or not legally required.

 

  • In Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we sell all or part of our business, or make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.

 

  • Third Party Service Providers and Apps. We may share your information with our agents and service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf, such as those who manage databases, host a store or other e-commerce platform, perform analysis, or conduct surveys. Some personal information may be stored, processed, or shared with these apps. Here is a list of some of the current software and apps that we are using: MailChimpGoogle Analytics, ShowItDropboxStripeTailwind, OnSideDoor, Dubsado, GatherIt, Quickbooks, Wix, and more.

    • Aggregate Information. We may disclose to third parties information that does not describe or identify individual users, such as aggregate website usage data or demographic reports.

 

You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Sanford Collective (the Company) and sanfordcolletive.com’s (the Website) privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY APPS AND SOFTWARE

We always use our best efforts to pick the cream of the crop when it comes to using third-party software and apps. We make sure to check out the third party’s security standards before storing, sharing, and processing your personal information with them. However, we are not liable for any breach of privacy or data security that occurs due to the fault of these third parties. We have provided links in this Policy to the software and apps that we are currently using, and we recommend that you read the privacy policies of these third parties.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES

The Company may allow you to post information to various third-party services or platforms, such as social networking services like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  You acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on these third-party services or platforms will be able to view such activity.  If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services. The use of the information by such social networking websites will be governed by their privacy policies, and we do not control their use of the shared data.

EMAIL POLICY

We love to keep you updated on what exciting things are happening at Sanford Collective. If you are receiving these types of emails, it means that you consented to receive these emails either by clicking an opt-in box or by signing up for our newsletter, sharing your information over e-mail, social media messages, etc.

 

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

  • Process payments of services and to send information and updates pertaining to services.

  • We may also send you additional information related to your service

  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

Of course, you are always free to opt out of these emails by following the instructions at the bottom of each email and clicking ‘unsubscribe’.

 

Emails you will not be able to opt out of: Sometimes you won’t have the option to unsubscribe from emails that we send you. This will only happen if the email contains important message that needs to be delivered to you. For example, we may send emails to let you know that you have an upcoming client meeting, that there is content that needs your approval, to update you on changes to this Policy, or to confirm that a payment has been made.

AGE OF CONSENT

By using this website, you represent that you are at least the age of, or are the age of, majority in your state or province of residence, and have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make any changes, we will post the changes on this page and indicate at the top of this page the date the policy was last revised. We will also notify you of any material changes either through a pop-up notice, email or through other reasonable means. Any such changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new policy.

CONTACT US

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us via e-mail at info@sanfordcollective.com