Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is BlingFeed Inc.'s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you.

This policy applies to the website, http://www.blingfeed.com, apps, and other websites owned, or operated by BlingFeed Inc. Throughout the policy, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to BlingFeed Inc. Any defined terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in the Terms of Service. BlingFeed Inc. offers this website & app, including all information, tools and services available from this site & app to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit, or use our sites and apps, sign in as a user, buy products or services, or interact with us in other ways. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party applications, software, or sites, that integrate with the our Services through the BlingFeed platform, or any other third-party products, services or businesses. By accessing BlingFeed Services or using our websites, or apps, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of our Services, websites, or apps, after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates. If you do not agree with the terms, do not access or use the Websites, apps, services or any other aspect of BlingFeed’s business.

SECTION 1 - INFORMATION WE COLLECT

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit our Site, or app, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, or the app, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site, or the app. Cookies help us learn about your online activity including on other sites or services. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies, but not limited to:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, please read SECTION 6 - COOKIE POLICY.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

We may collect data, including demographic, attitudinal or statistical data from third parties to supplement the other information that we collect in order to improve our products, advertising and analytics to provide a relevant experience for you within our services. 

  1. ACCOUNT INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

When you create an account, make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including:

  1. Name
  2. Billing address
  3. Shipping address
  4. Payment information (including credit card/Debit Card details or any other form of Payment method that is used to make the payment for the goods purchased)
  5. Email address
  6. Phone number
  7. Social Network account credentials
  8. Preferences

We refer to this information as “Account Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking about Device Information, Account Information & Information collected from other sources, put together.

EXCEPTION

We do not control or have access to Cookies placed or read by Advertisers and hence, this Privacy Policy does not govern the use of cookies or related technologies placed by or read by Advertisers.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, LINKS, OR PLUG-INS.

  • Our services may have links to third-party websites or apps, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites.
  • Our services may also offer you the ability to interact with social plugins from social media sites, which may allow us and/or the social media site to receive data from or about you. In some cases, we may know that you clicked on a social plugin or receive other information from the social media sites. Similarly, if you have previously provided personal information to a third-party operating a plug-in on the Services, then such third-party may recognize you on the Services. Your use of social network plugins is subject to each social media site’s privacy policy, which may be different from ours, so please read these policies carefully to understand their policies and your options. As with linked sites, we have no control over the information that is collected, stored, or used by social network plugins, and are not responsible for the practices of such sites.

 

SECTION 2 – HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION AND LEGAL BASES FOR PROCESSING

We will process your personal information lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. We collect and process information about you only where we have legal bases for doing so.

We use your Personal Information that we collect generally to fulfil any orders placed through our Site or App (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  1. To communicate with you;
  2. To screen our orders for potential risk or fraud;
  3. When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, to provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services;
  1. to enable you to customise or personalise your experience of our website;
  2. to attribute any content (eg. posts and comments) you submit that we publish on our website;
  3. to process any transactional or ongoing payments;
  4. to deliver products and/or services to you;
  5. to enable you to access and use our website, associated applications and associated social media platforms;
  6. for internal record keeping and administrative purposes;
  7. for analytics, market research and business development, including to operate and improve our website, associated applications and associated social media platforms;
  8. to run competitions and/or offer additional benefits to you;
  9. for advertising and marketing, including to send you promotional information about our products and services and information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you;
  10. to comply with our legal obligations and resolve any disputes that we may have; and
  11. to consider your employment application.

We use the Personal Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site/App, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). 

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

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

- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous

- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

We don’t keep personal information for longer than is necessary. While we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security. If necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal obligation or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We may disclose personal information to:

  • third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, ad networks, analytics, error loggers, debt collectors, maintenance or problem-solving providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors and payment systems operators;
  • our employees, contractors and/or related entities;
  • sponsors or promoters of any competition we run;
  • courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;
  • third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services or direct marketing to you; and
  • third parties to collect and process data.
    • We share your Personal Information with Merchants and their services providers to fulfil the purchase, share feedback and reviews. Information shared with merchants and their service providers is subject to their own policies.
    • We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
    • We use LimeSpot to analyze and improve your shopping experience on blingfeed.com and other channels. Our Privacy Policy incorporates LimeSpot’s Privacy Policy, which can be found here.  

 

SECTION 4 - INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information we collect is stored and processed in United States, Canada and India, or where we or our partners, affiliates and third-party providers maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure to these overseas third parties.

We will ensure that any transfer of personal information from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, for example by using standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission, or the use of binding corporate rules or other legally accepted means.

Where we transfer personal information from a non-EEA country to another country, you acknowledge that third parties in other jurisdictions may not be subject to similar data protection laws to the ones in our jurisdiction. There are risks if any such third party engages in any act or practice that would contravene the data privacy laws in our jurisdiction and this might mean that you will not be able to seek redress under our jurisdiction’s privacy laws.

 

SECTION 5 - YOUR RIGHTS AND CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Choice and consent: By providing personal information to us, you consent to us collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. If you are under 16 years of age, you must have, and warrant to the extent permitted by law to us, that you have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to access and use the website and they (your parents or guardian) have consented to you providing us with your personal information. You do not have to provide personal information to us, however, if you do not, it may affect your use of this website or the products and/or services offered on or through it.

Information from third parties: If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this privacy policy. If you are a third party providing personal information about somebody else, you represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

Restrict: You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below. If you ask us to restrict or limit how we process your personal information, we will let you know how the restriction affects your use of our website or products and services.

Access and data portability: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Where possible, we will provide this information in CSV format or other easily readable machine format. You may request that we erase the personal information we hold about you at any time. You may also request that we transfer this personal information to another third party.

Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.

Notification of data breaches: We will comply laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.

Complaints: If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.

Unsubscribe: To unsubscribe from our e-mail database or opt-out of communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the details below or opt-out using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.

If you wish to access or correct your personal information as a user of blingfeed.com, please click here.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section §1798.83 permits users that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to support@blingfeed.com.

 

SECTION 6 - COOKIE POLICY

We use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across our sites and apps to help improve your experience of http://www.blingfeed.com. This cookie policy is part of BlingFeed Inc.'s privacy policy, and covers the use of cookies between your device and our site. We also provide basic information on third-party services we may use, who may also use cookies as part of their service, though they are not covered by our policy.

If you don’t wish to accept cookies from us, you should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from http://www.blingfeed.com, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and services.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.

Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. advertising, language).

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.

Targeting/advertising cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our site.

Third-party cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites—for example, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. As we have no control over third-party cookies, they are not covered by BlingFeed Inc.'s cookie policy.

Our third-party privacy promise

We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.

How you can control or opt out of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.

 

SECTION 7 - BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If we or our assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, we would include data among the assets transferred to any parties who acquire us. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any parties who acquire us may continue to use your personal information according to this policy.

 

SECTION 8 - LIMITS OF OUR POLICY

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

 

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

At our discretion, we may change our privacy policy to reflect current acceptable practices. We will take reasonable steps to let users know about changes via our website. Your continued use of this site after any changes to this policy will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.

If we make a significant change to this privacy policy, for example changing a lawful basis on which we process your personal information, we will ask you to re-consent to the amended privacy policy.

BlingFeed Inc. Data Protection Officer
legal@blingfeed.com

This policy is effective as of 8 October 2019.