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Privacy Policy

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We know you care how information about you is used or shared and appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting MyEmporium.com, or by visiting other websites operated by MyEmporium.com or it's partner companies you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information About Users Does MyEmporium.com Gather?

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, ‘Users’ means Visitors to or Customers of our MyEmporium.com Website. The information we learn from Users helps us to continually improve our products and services and your experience at MyEmporium.com. Following here, are the types of information we gather. 

Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or provide us in any other form. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features or promotional offerings. We use the information that you provide us for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future browsing for you, improving our site, and communicating with you if you approve and opt-in. 

Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses MyEmporium.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of MyEmporium.com on other Web sites. 

E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more interesting and beneficial to you, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from MyEmporium.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please utilize our Administration page to adjust your preferences or opt out. 

Mobile: When you use your mobile to browse or purchase from our website, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising or promoting special sale items in your location or other personalized content that may be beneficial to you. Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services if you choose not to allow this.

Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

Cookies Used: Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide you with features such MyEmporium.com Specials, one-day flash sales or other promotional savings and browsing preferences. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of MyEmporium.com’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. We may use web beacons and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of certain site features, purchase patterns, and other web-based analytics. And to conduct measured research and analysis of our product performance and the strength or weakness of certain products or product lines in order to improve our offering to you. We also allow third parties to place web beacons and other technologies on our site to conduct research and analysis, but we do not provide personal information to such third parties.

Does MyEmporium.com Share Information it Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We only share user information within our own business organization for the benefits as described above.

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We work closely with our affiliated businesses. In some cases, we may include offerings from these businesses on MyEmporium.com and we share user information related to those offerings with that business in order to improve our customer experience. 

Agents and Website Engineering Support: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf which includes improving website functionality, catalog expansion, sending e-mails, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. They may have restricted access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but should this be necessary, they may not use it for other purposes. 

Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of MyEmporium.com If you do not want to receive such offers, please use our Administration page to adjust your preferences. 

Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy additional services, business units or synergistic websites. In such transactions, user information generally is transferred along with the rest of the service or business unit. Also, in the event that MyEmporium.com or a substantial percentage of its assets are acquired by another organization, then it is only natural that user information will be included in the transaction. 

Protection of MyEmporium.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply any conditions of our Terms & Conditions agreement, or where we must protect the rights, property, or safety of MyEmporium.com users or our suppliers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, copyright infringement, and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will always receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Third-Party Advertisers and Affiliates?

Our site may include third-party advertising and affiliate links to other websites in which case we do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites. 

These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons and other evolving technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to nor have any control over these cookies or other features they may utilize, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies, also called "ad networks" or "network advertisers", including information about how to opt-out of their information collection. 

MyEmporium.com may display personalized third-party advertising based on personal information about users, such as information you submit to us about products you may have bought and enjoyed (should you choose to provide feedback on these). MyEmporium.com does not provide any personal information to advertisers or ad-serving companies who may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet their criteria to personalize the ad where for example a user may have purchased a set of similar products relating to the ad. If you do not want us to use personal information that we gather to allow third parties to personalize advertisements we display to you, please adjust your preferences on our Administration page.

How Secure Is My Information?

If you use our subscription service, we work to protect the security of your subscription information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. For example, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer in another environment.

What are My Choices and What Access can I Change?

As described above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of MyEmporium.com offers and special promotions. 

You can add or update certain information, such as your e-mail or shipping address, and when you update your information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our administration and requisite Accounting Records. 

If you do not want to receive e-mail or other information from us, please use our Administration page to adjust your preferences. If you elect not to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, such notices will still govern your use of MyEmporium.com and it remains your responsibility to review them for changes. 

If you do not want us to use personal information that we gather to allow third parties to personalize advertisements we display to you, please adjust your preferences on our Administration page.

Under Age Access

MyEmporium.com is not intended for commercial use by children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may not submit information about yourself or commit to any purchases on MyEmporium.com

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit MyEmporium.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Notice and our Terms of Service including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Victoria. If you have any concern about privacy at MyEmporium.com, please send a thorough description to our Customer Service page and we will try to resolve it.

Online business changes constantly and we are no different. This Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service may change accordingly to meet these conditions, and use of information that we gather now is subject to our Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see if there are recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.  We stand behind our promises and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them any less protective of customer information we have collected without the consent of our customers.

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