(Effective as of January 1, 2015)
By using the www.bluecrates.com website and any related services and/or features (collectively, the “Service”) you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement covers Blue Crates’s treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that Blue Crates gathers when you access/use the Service.
Blue Crates collects information you voluntarily submit to the Service, such as the information we collect when you register for an account: your name, address, email address, phone number, payment related information (credit card number, physical address, etc.). In addition, we may automatically receive and store certain, anonymous types of information whenever you interact with the Service. Such information may include the user's IP address, domain server, and type of Internet browser. This information helps us, among other things, analyze trends and administer the Service. This information is anonymous and contains no personally identifiable data.
BLUE CRATES’ USE OF INFORMATION
Your information will be used primarily to provide you with the Service. Your information may be used by us internally to improve the Service and develop new products, services and features. Your information may also be used by us as set forth in the next section.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Blue Crates will neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf. We may decide to use a third party payment processing company to process payments you make through the Service. In addition, parts of the Service may be hosted by a third party on our behalf. Your information may be accessed by such providers/agents, in the event that we need to share your information with them to provide our services or customer support to you. Unless we tell you differently, Blue Crates’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if Blue Crates, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Blue Crates goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Blue Crates may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy. We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Blue Crates, our employees, our users, or others. Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
CONDITIONS OF USE
If you decide to access or use the Service, such access and use and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service (located on our website), including limitations on damages, disclaimer of warranties, and the application of Illinois state law.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES/SERVICES
Bluecrates.com may permit you to link to other websites, and other websites may contain links to bluecrates.com. These other websites are not under Blue Crates’s control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by Blue Crates of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from bluecrates.com are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and Blue Crates is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Blue Crates may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our website, or via the Service, or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Statement upon use of the Service after such changes have been first posted.