Effective Date: January 2021
Welcome to Martha Stewart’s Very Good Things, located online at verygoodthings.com. We know you care about your information and how we handle it. Part of our commitment to supporting you as a customer and member of our community is to be transparent with how we use and share your personal information.
Verygoodthings.com is part of the Marquee Brands family of companies (“Marquee”), but we collect information separately for the Marquee Brands family, and maintain that information on our servers, held in the US.
Like any company, we use a variety of third-party businesses and partners to market and provide our Services to you. Some of those companies are part of the Marquee family and some are third parties that we partner with or support our operations so we can provide the best experience to you.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Directly From You
You may provide us with personal information in several ways, such as when you:
- Provide information to us via our websites, applications, and other digital channels by signing up, creating accounts (including using social media login), filling out forms, commenting, or otherwise engaging with our online services;
- Communicate with us by e-mail or phone;
- Subscribe to e-mails and/or newsletters;
- Report a problem or request support for any of our Services;
- Buy merchandise from us online at Verygoodthings.com;
- Interact with our Social Media accounts; and
- Participate in our contests, promotions, sweepstakes, or surveys.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We work closely with third parties (for example, technical service providers, promotions companies, advertising networks, and analytics providers) and may receive information about you from them. Depending on the relationship and activity, they will provide us with certain information that will help us understand how you interact with Verygoodthings.com so we can tailor our marketing and provide better, more personalized Services to you. In some cases, third parties also provide us with information that helps us keep track of transactions, address technical or logistical issues, prevent fraud, or keep our community safe from security threats.
We may also receive and display information and content which you make publicly available on your social media account when you use social media logins for our Services or interact with any of our content (such as entering sweepstakes, giveaway, contests, and requesting information from us, including coupons and discount codes).
We may also receive and display information and content which you make publicly available on your social media account, such as when you post using one of our promoted hashtags.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We may also use the information we have about you:
- as necessary if we believe there has been a breach of the term and conditions associated with our website, the rights of any third party, or
- to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements.
We combine information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We use this combined information for the purposes set out above.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do share data with third parties, including Marquee, its family memberts, and the other categories of partners as listed above. Some of these disclosures of data may constitute a sale of data under some data privacy laws. Accordingly, we offer the option for you to opt out of the sale of your personal information, as further set forth below.
We may share your personal information with Marquee, its family of brands, and with selected third parties including:
- business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you in order to provide you with a product or service;
- business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors to provide you with information about promotions and offers;
- advertisers, advertising networks and social networks that require the data to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and, in some cases, to others. For more information on how we use personal information for targeted advertising, see below; and
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Service.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- If we enter into negotiations to buy, sell, or merge with any business or assets, or if we enter into bankruptcy, reorganization, or receivership, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective or eventual seller or buyer of such business or assets;
- to any other third party not covered in this policy with your prior consent.
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
We use your personal information to tailor our marketing and advertising efforts. To do this, we provide your information to third party advertising networks (such as Google Doubleclick) and social media companies (such as Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms). When we provide data to agencies, ad networks, and other parties for targeted advertising, we do not provide them with your name, financial information, or any sensitive information (such as an government ID or date of birth, if we have collected that). We use online identifiers such as email, cookie addresses, and device identifiers to help us provide targeted advertising to you and others like you. We may also use aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to target audiences.
To opt out of targeted advertising, you may use the following links provided by third parties that manage opt outs for some ad networks:
We also add you to our mailing lists for email communications from us and our partners, including Marquee or one of its family members, when you sign up for our mailing lists, purchase our merchandise, or subscribe to our content online. You may also be opted in to receive email or commercial communications if you have entered a contest. Regardless of how you have provided us your email address for marketing purposes If you receiving commercial content from us at your email address, you can opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe links at the bottom of our emails. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving commercial emails, you will still receive emails that are transactional in nature, including emails about orders you have placed, actions taken on your account, updates to our online policies, and other transactional communications.
With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
We may also ask you to consent to receive text message communications from us. You may opt-out entirely of receiving any text messages from us—promotional, transactional, or otherwise—by replying STOP to any text message you receive from us. Message and data rates may apply.
You may be able to use social sharing features and other integrated tools on the Site such as the Facebook "Like" button. These features and tools may permit you to share actions you take on our Service with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the service that provides the social sharing feature. Please remember, though, that use of the information you share on social media sites will be governed by the privacy policies of the social media provider, and we are not responsible for how they treat the information.
If you participate in our online services or access certain public or other interactive areas on the Sites, such as commenting on our blog or by creating a public profile, the information you voluntarily disclose may be accessible to other Site users and, in some cases, the general public. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.
Pixel Tags. Pixel tags (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, though, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages, not stored on your hard drive. We might use clear GIFs to track the activities of users of our Sites, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage. We and our third-party service providers also might use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
DO NOT TRACK
Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether you intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether you even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not act in response to these signals.
STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
We operate the Services in and from a number of different jurisdictions, but the Site is primarily operated from the United States, which is where your information will likely be stored and processed. Your information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities or to respond to legal process in the countries in which we operate and/or store your information.
We do not knowingly collect information from or market to children who are under 13 years old. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor who is under 18 years old and using our Services, you may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request deletion of any personal information we may have collected about the minor. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor and using our Services, please contact us to arrange for deletion of any personal information we may have collected about the minor. For privacy reasons, we may request proof of relationship to the minor.
OPTING OUT OF THE SALE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Verygoodthings.com partners with a variety of companies to improve the Services and to share personal information used to market additional opportunities to you by these third parties. These transfers can be deemed a sale under some data privacy laws.
You may opt out of the sale of your personal information by clicking on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link on our site or emailing us at email@example.com You will be asked to provide certain information to exercise this option so we can verify your identity and locate your records with us.
Please note that your decision to opt out of the sale of your personal information may impact the availability and quality of some of the Services provided to you.
Some states grant you certain rights and control over your information. Those rights may include:
- Information about You:You may ask for us to state what categories of personal information about you we have, and the categories of sources from which we collect your personal information.
- Receive a Copy of Your Data:You may request the categories and specific pieces of information (if any) we have about you, the categories of personal information that we have disclosed about you for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information in the previous 12 months.
- Delete Your Data:You may request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you.
- Do-Not-Sell:You may opt out of our sale(s) of your personal information, as “sale” is defined by data privacy laws. Please see above for more information.
- Non-Discrimination:California law prohibits discrimination against you for exercising your privacy rights.
Note: Where certain technologies rely on your data to provide the Services, the absence of that data may impact the operation of the Services.
How to Exercise Your Rights. To exercise any of the above rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Verification Process and Required Information. All requests must be verified. Some requests, including receiving a copy of your data or requests made by an agent claiming to be acting on your behalf, are subject to heightened requirements. If we cannot verify your identity based on the information provided, a request for a copy of your data shall be treated as a request for information, and a request to delete personal information may be treated as a request to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
Authorized Agent. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. An Authorized Agent must have written documentation of their authority to act on your behalf, such as a Power of Attorney.
We use a variety of administrative, physical, and technology solutions, including engaging with qualified cybersecurity companies, to protect your information from unauthorized access, loss, or misuse. Because there is always some risk in transmitting information over the internet and otherwise processing information, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information that you transmit on or through the Services or that we otherwise maintain.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Our Services, newsletters, email updates and other communications may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of others, including our partner networks, retail partners, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.