The necessary, but not so beautiful, fine print.
What Information is Collected?
Information You Voluntarily Submit: We may collect personal information such as your email address or name. Such as when you voluntarily submit the information when subscribing to a newsletter, submitting a contact form, or leaving a comment.
Automatically Collected Information: We automatically collect some information about you and the device you use to access our Website. When you use our Website, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser, referring website, pages you viewed, and the date(s) and time(s) you accessed the Website. We may also collect information regarding actions you took on the website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies do not contain personal information, but if you choose to furnish us with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We may utilize both session cookies, which expire when you close the browser, and persistent cookies which stay on your browser until you delete them. This information can help provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website.
Web Server Logs: Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the websites visited just before and just after our site. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small technology or pieces of code to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
IP Addresses: Our system may also collect your IP address, which is a numerical address that is used to identify a computer connected to the Internet. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, to deliver web pages to you upon request, to tailor our site to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our site.
Public Posting: If you post in the comments of a blog post on the Website (or anywhere on social media), you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. The Rustic Elk is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. For example, if you choose to make information, which was previously non-public, available by enabling certain user features, (such as blog comments) The Rustic Elk will collect that information from your interaction and the information will become publicly available.
How Information Is Used
The Rustic Elk will never sell or rent your contact information to any third parties.
Except as otherwise disclosed to you, we will not sell, rent or disclose your personal information to third parties without notifying you of our intent to share the personal information in advance and giving you an opportunity to prevent your personal information from being shared.
We may use your personal information within The Rustic Elk (dot) com and associated websites to:
- Operate and maintain our Website
- Conduct and process transactions with you
- Send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt out of future mailings.
- to respond to your inquiries
- send purchase receipts
- to send newsletters or administrative emails
- to update you on policies
- to inform you of any security alerts
- Provide you with user support
- Improve the Website and the content and services offered on the Website
- Track and measure advertising on the Website
- Protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
We will share your personal information with third parties only when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
This website currently uses the following third-party service providers
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring sites and user actions on the website. It may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. We reserve the right to amend this list from time to time at the Website’s discretion.
Your personal information is not shared unless required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process. We may also be required to disclose information about you if we determine that for security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property. We may also share information if it becomes necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data. This data does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
You may choose to link to your facebook, instagram, or google account and users may see your username, avatar, and website information if you choose to share.
Users may, at any time, prevent cookies by the Website, by using a setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software program. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your browser, not all functions of our Website may be usable.
From time to time, the Website may engage in remarking efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram in order to market the Website. These companies utilize cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
The Rustic Elk is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded into the email and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open and email and which links within the email you click on. Also, this allows us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will never be passed on to third parties.
How Information is Protected
The Rustic Elk takes reasonable security measures to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal information that we collect and maintain against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information or that any communication or transmission of such information over the Internet will be entirely secure.
The Rustic Elk website use secure encryption, provided by a third party, on some web pages where credit card information is required. To make purchases from The Rustic Elk you must use a modern SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Internet Explorer or Chrome. Doing so helps protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the internet.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser. Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us via email.
Your use of this website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Indiana, without regard to choice of law provisions. Except to the extent that applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Indiana, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Indiana.
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing this website. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, and Miscellaneous, shall in all events survive any termination of these Terms and Conditions.
You may have the right to “opt in” and “opt out” of certain uses of your personal information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide personal information on any of our websites, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to receive correspondence from us. You may opt out of any email communications with The Rustic Elk by clicking the opt-out link in our messages, or by sending us a message stating that you would like to be removed from a specific email list, or all communications entirely. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe or opt-out from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions. You may be contacted by The Rustic Elk in connection with your relationship to us after purchasing a product in order to deliver this product or ensure customer service.
You may access the personal information we have about you or amend it by submitting a request to [email protected]
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believe that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.