Baobab Story may collect two different types of information: Personally, Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“Non-PII”).
PII is information that identifies you as an individual or from which you are identifiable. This may include:
✓ Information (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, social media account information, birth date, taxpayer identification number and/or social security number, credit card information, billing address, purchase history, and shipping information) that you provide (i) by completing forms on the Site or the Apps, including any information you provide during the registration process to become a Baobab Story business member or customer, or any information you provide to purchase products, or (ii) in connection with any Services, including if you register, upload, or submit any material via the Site or the Apps or enter into any competition or promotion we may sponsor.
✓ In connection with an account sign-in facility, your log-in, and password details.
✓ The content of any communications you send to us, for example, to report a problem or to submit questions, concerns, or comments regarding the Site, the Apps, the Services, or any related content, as well as your preferred method of communication.
✓ Information from surveys that we may, from time to time, run on the Site or the Apps, or in connection with the Services for research purposes, if you choose to respond to or participate in such surveys.
If you are a Baobab Story business member, we may also collect your commission and bonus information. PII may be collected from, among other places, the information you provide directly to us, information regarding the services that Baobab Story currently provides or has previously provided to you, or information Baobab Story receives from our affiliated entities, other Baobab Story Business Member, or third parties relating to the establishment of our relationship or the provision of services to you. This information can be received in any manner, including in-person discussions, telephone conversations, and electronic or other written communications. The provision of PII by you is necessary in order for us to provide you with the services, and it is within the legitimate interests of Baobab Story to process such PII in connection with the performance of any contractual relationship we may have with you. You are under no obligation to provide any such information. However, if you should choose to withhold the requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.
Non-PII is aggregate information. This may include demographic information, IP addresses, user behavior data from web interaction metrics tools, and any other information that does not reveal your specific identity. Non-PII may be connected to other information we collect from you.
Baobab Story may use PII about you for the following purposes: (i) to establish or maintain our relationship with you; (ii) to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries; (iii) to provide you with services you have requested; (iv) to keep you informed of products and services we think may be of interest to you; (v) to personalize your experience with us; (vi) to assist you while you use the Site, the Apps, or the Services; (vii) for business administration, including statistical analysis; (viii) to improve the Site, the Apps, or the Services by helping us to understand who uses the Site, the Apps, and/or the Services and how they are used; (ix) for fraud prevention and detection; and (x) to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and codes of practice.
Baobab Story does not sell or lease PII about you to others.
Baobab Story may share PII about you with others as permitted by contractual agreement or as required or permitted by law, such as our affiliates, other Baobab Story Business Members, government entities and regulatory bodies, those with whom you have requested us to share information, third parties in order for them to provide us with services (including, for example, companies that provide us with technical support and assistance with respect to the Site, Apps, or Services, financial institutions who process payment for orders placed by you, our suppliers and other third parties who facilitate the delivery of the products and services you have ordered, and third parties who assist us with research to help improve the Site, Apps, Services, and product offerings), or for any other purpose with your consent.
If you inquire about our products, services, or the Baobab Story business opportunity, we may provide your contact details to a Baobab Story Business member in your local area to respond to your inquiry. Additionally, if you purchase Baobab Story products or set up a customer account with us, we may share your name, location, contact details, and purchase history with Baobab Story business members to help them establish and maintain a relationship with you. If you are a Baobab Story Business member, your name, location, contact details, and performance may be shared with other Baobab story Business members. Additionally, PII about you may be shared with customers.
Baobab Story requires third parties who perform services for us to agree to treat PII about you confidentially and securely and only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. NOTE THAT THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OR POLICIES OF OUR BAOBAB STORYBUSINESS MEMBERS. However, Baobab Story Business Members agree, as specified in our Baobab Story Business Member Agreement, to comply with all applicable privacy laws and regulations.
Because Non-PII does not personally identify you, we reserve the right to use Non-PII and to disclose Non-PII to third parties, for any purpose.
You may request access to the PII that Baobab Story has about you. You may also request the correction, amendment, or deletion of PII about you that is inaccurate.
Baobab Story will treat requests for access, correction, amendment, or deletion of PII about you in accordance with its internal policies and applicable legal requirements.
Baobab Story maintains reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect PII from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Our personnel and the personnel of our affiliates are provided access to PII about you only if they have a need to know the information in connection with a legitimate business purpose, such as (a) the provision of services to you or (b) to help identify other services that Baobab Story and its affiliates offer that may be of interest or use to you.
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer by a website that uses the cookie to store information about your use of the website, to help users navigate on websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the website. There are two general types of cookies, session cookies, and persistent cookies. Session cookies are only used during a session online and will be deleted once you leave a website. Persistent cookies have a longer life and will be retained by the website and used each time you visit a website. Both session and persistent cookies can be deleted by you at any time through your browser settings.
The Site or Apps may, from time to time, contain links to external sites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for these third-party sites or the content of such third-party sites. Once you have left the Site or Apps, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for the website you visit.
We may contact you periodically by e-mail or text message to provide information regarding events, products, services, and content that may be of interest to you unless you advise us that you do not wish to receive marketing or market research communications from us. If applicable law requires that we receive your explicit consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, we will only send you those types of communications after receiving your explicit consent.
If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us or would like to stop processing your PII in any other way, you can contact us as described below to let us know what types of communications you wish to stop receiving.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our Site and Apps are not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Site or Apps, or on or through any of their features, do not make any purchases through our Site or Apps, and do not use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Site or Apps. If we learn we have collected or received PII from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as described below.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of PII to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us as described below.
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