SisterSpun Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Notice

Effective Date:  August 21, 2018

We at SisterSpun, LLC (“Company”) respect your concerns about privacy.  This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to personal customer information obtained by the Company, including through web sites, mobile sites, applications (“apps”), widgets and trade shows/book fairs (collectively, the “Services”).

The Notice describes the types of personal information we obtain about customers, how we use the information and with whom we share it.  We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices. The Services are for a general audience, are not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. When we intend to collect information from children, we will provide additional information about how we protect children’s privacy in our Children’s Privacy policy. To read about our protections that relate to the online collection of information from children under 13, click here.

INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

We obtain personal information about customers through the Services and from direct customer engagement.  The types of personal information we may obtain include:

Contact information (such as name, postal address, email address and telephone and/or mobile numbers);

Other information you may provide to us, such as through our “Contact Us” feature

If you register with us through or connect your account with us to a third-party social media network (such as Facebook or Twitter), we may obtain certain information about you from the relevant social media network, such as your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media network, the information contained in your public profile on the social media network and friends lists.  The specific information we obtain depends on your privacy settings on the applicable social media network.

The providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins on our Services, such as social media sharing tools, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features.  This information is collected directly by the providers of those features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers. The Company is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

We may use the information collected from and about you to:

  • Provide our products and services;
  • Create and manage online accounts;
  • Send promotional materials, alerts regarding available offers and other communications, including communications through the Services and outside of the Services, such as via email and through third-party websites and apps;
  • Communicate about, and administer participation in, special events, promotions, programs, offers, surveys, contests, and market research;
  • Respond to inquiries from you and other third-parties, including inquiries from law enforcement agencies;
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies

INFORMATION WE SHARE

We do not share customer personal information with anyone not directly supporting SisterSpun, LLC.

YOUR CHOICES

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you, such as how we communicate with you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our marketing mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as outlined in the How To Contact Us Section below.

ACCESSING, REVIEWING, UPDATING AND MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to access, review, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.  You may request access, updates to and corrections of inaccuracies in your personal information by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to his/her personal information records.

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices.  For significant changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Services indicating at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information, would like to exercise your choices, or would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us at info@sisterspun.com.

You also may write to:

SisterSpun, LLC

P.O. Box 3871

Oakton, VA 22124-8871

Or call us at (833) 747-7786 (toll free)

Children’s Privacy Policy

Kids and Internet Safety

We at SisterSpun understand that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to inform and engage our readers. We also recognize the privacy concerns of parents and guardians, and the importance of protecting the privacy of the information we collect from children on our Web sites. Parents of children can be confident that any personal information that may be provided to our Web sites will be collected and maintained in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). SisterSpun encourages parents to supervise their children’s activities online and to participate with their children’s online activities whenever possible. However, we understand that parents may not always be able to supervise their children’s activities on the Internet. That’s why SisterSpun has developed Web sites that parents can feel are safe for their children and that kids will enjoy to visit. If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement, please contact us at info@sisterspun.com.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information from Children Under 13

When a visitor to one of our children’s Web sites is under the age of 13, SisterSpun does not require the disclosure of more personally identifiable information (“PII”) than is reasonably necessary for him or her to participate in an activity as a condition of such participation. SisterSpun may use different types of PII submitted to our Web sites by children under 13 in a variety of ways, which are described below. In each instance, we comply with the parental consent requirements of COPPA.

Use of a Child’s Information by SisterSpun

We may collect a child’s e-mail address in connection with a contest, sweepstakes, or game for the sole purpose of communicating with the child on a one-time-only basis (i.e., to contact a contest winner). This information will not be used to re-contact the child, and will be deleted from our records when the contest or game is over. Parental consent will be obtained before we send the winner a prize.

Links/Co-Branded Sites

As noted in the Privacy Policy, our Web sites may link directly to sites operated by third party advertisers, business partners, and affiliated companies. Those sites, which are not controlled by SisterSpun may collect PII from your child. Parents should therefore check the relevant site’s privacy policy to understand how it collects and uses children’s personal information. We will not share in any personal information obtained by a site from a child under the age of 13 unless that site follows the requirements of COPPA.

©2018 SisterSpun, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Terms of Use

Ownership

Welcome to the Web site at www.sisterspun.com (‘Site’) which is owned by SisterSpun, LLC. This Site is operated by SisterSpun, and materials on the Site are owned, for the most part, by SisterSpun. The Site may also include materials owned by third parties and posted on the Site by virtue of a license, grant or some other form of agreement between the third party and SisterSpun.

SisterSpun has created this Site for your personal enjoyment, entertainment and education. However, you are only authorized to access this Site or to use the materials contained in the Site (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, and to these Terms of Use which constitute an Agreement between you and SisterSpun. Please read these Terms of Use carefully and save them. If you do not agree with them, you should leave this Site immediately. Any questions or comments regarding, or problems with, this Site should be sent to the Site Administrator at info@sisterspun.com.

SisterSpun reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement without notice at any time. It is therefore important that you read this page regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

If you become aware of misuse of this Site by any person, please contact the Site Administrator with your concerns.

Access and Use

All materials contained in this Site are protected by international trademark and copyright laws and must only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This means that you may only view or download material from this Site for your own use and you must keep all copyright and other proprietary notices attached to the downloaded material. The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of e-mail, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from this Site is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless you have obtained the prior written consent of SisterSpun or unless it is expressly permitted by this Site. The material covered by this prohibition includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio or video material or stills from audiovisual material available on this Site. The use of materials from this Site on any other Web site or networked computer environment is similarly prohibited. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute in digital form the online materials found on this Site can be made by contacting SisterSpun in writing at SisterSpun, LLC, P.O. Box 3871, Oakton, VA 22124-8871 or at info@sisterspun.com.

You are also strictly prohibited from creating works or materials that derive from or are based on the materials contained in this Site including, without limitation, fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, on-line postcards and greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative materials are sold, bartered or given away.

Social Media, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms & Blogs

You are welcome to post, transmit or submit messages and other materials (which include uploading files, inputting data or any other materials or engaging in any form of communication in connection with this Site) (collectively ‘Messages’) to social media, bulletin boards, chat rooms, blogs or other public areas within, or in connection with, this Site (collectively ‘Forums’). However, SisterSpun accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such Messages.

SisterSpun does not endorse and has no control over the content of Messages submitted by others to Forums. Messages submitted to Forums are not necessarily reviewed by SisterSpun prior to posting and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of SisterSpun. SisterSpun makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the Messages in the Forums or the accuracy and reliability of any Messages and other materials in the Forums. Nonetheless, SisterSpun reserves the right to prevent you from submitting Materials to Forums and to edit, restrict or remove such Messages for any reason at any time.

SisterSpun assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Forums for inappropriate Messages. If at any time SisterSpun chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, SisterSpun nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Messages, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Messages, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any Message. In submitting Messages to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended. You agree that SisterSpun accepts no liability whatsoever if it determines to prevent your Messages from being submitted or if it edits, restricts or removes your Messages. You also agree to permit any other user of this Site to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that other user’s personal use and not to restrict or inhibit the use of the Site by any other person.

You agree that you will not submit Messages to Forums that:

  • are unlawful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent including any communication that constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law;
  • violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person. By submitting Messages to Forums, you represent to SisterSpun that you are the rightful owner of such material or that you have first obtained permission to submit the material from the rightful owner;
  • improperly assume or claim the identity, characteristics or qualifications of another person;
  • are for purposes of spamming;
  • contain any virus or other harmful component;
  • are libelous, or an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or any other third-party rights; or
  • are for commercial purposes or contain advertising or are intended to solicit a person to buy or sell services or to make donations.

You agree that any Message whatsoever submitted by you becomes the property of SisterSpun and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, edited, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as SisterSpun sees fit.

You agree to release SisterSpun, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and shareholders, from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with or arising from your use of Forums. If at any time you are not happy with the Forums or object to any material within Forums, your sole remedy is to cease using them.

Linked Sites

If SisterSpun has provided links or pointers to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be implied that SisterSpun is connected with, operates or controls these Web sites unless expressly stated. SisterSpun is not responsible for the content or practices of third party Web sites that may be linked to this Site. This Site may also be linked to other Web sites operated by companies affiliated or connected with SisterSpun. When visiting other Web sites, however, you should refer to each such Web site’s individual ‘Terms of Use’ and not rely on this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties

While SisterSpun does its best to ensure the optimal performance of the Site, you agree that you use this Site and rely on material contained in this Site at your own risk. The Site, and all materials in this Site, are provided ‘as is’ and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, are provided without warranties of any kind either express or implied. This means, without limitation, that SisterSpun DOES NOT WARRANT that the Site is fit for any particular purpose; that the functions contained in the materials in the Site will be uninterrupted; that defects will be corrected; that the Site is free of viruses and other harmful components or that the Site is accurate, error free or reliable.

You acknowledge that SisterSpun is not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, communication line failures or for the theft, destruction, damage or unauthorized access to your computer system or network.

You acknowledge that SisterSpun is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with this Site, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person.

You acknowledge that SisterSpun is not liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SisterSpun from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of your use of this Site, your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.

Other

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

SisterSpun will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the ‘DMCA’) and other applicable intellectual property laws.