Information Collected by Marilu.com:
Marilu.com collects two different types of personally identifying information from users of its products: a) Personal data, such as names and email addresses: this type of data is collected when you provide it to Marilu.com, by means of registration for classes, newsletters, or entering contests, answering surveys, purchasing products online, posting messages to chat boards, etc. b) Collective data, such as which pages you may access, site registrations, IP addresses (what IP address you are coming from) and so on.
Use of Information Collected by Marilu.com:
Marilu.com uses both the personal and collective data to improve the site and to customize the site for our users’ convenience. Also, on occasion, Marilu.com notifies users with respect to updates to the site, new classes and programs or promotional opportunities that may interest them. By submitting personal data during registration for newsletters or entering contests, answering surveys, purchasing products, posting messages, etc., you agree to such use of this data, and understand and agree that advertising and/or promotional language may be included in our transmissions to your submitted email address. Marilu.com will not sell your personal information to a third party under any circumstances.
If you would prefer that personal information provided by you not be used for these purposes, you may prevent that use by responding to the “remove” language included in promotional emails, or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Young People and Privacy
Marilu.com encourages the participation of parents and guardians in their children’s use of online services. Marilu.com may request age information from users of its sites in various locations in its online products, and may ask whether a user is under the age of 18. However, this site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Marilu.com does not solicit or collect personal information from or about children of this age. Parents should monitor their children’s online activities and become knowledgeable about software and other tools so they can assure that their children’s use of the Internet reflects parental preferences and requirements. Parents are responsible to keep credit cards from children and all unauthorized users.
Users between 13 and 18 Years of Age
Marilu.com requests that individuals under the age of 18 do not submit or post information to any Marilu.com online class or forum without the consent of a parent or guardian. Marilu.com may collect information, including personal information, from users between 13 and 18, and with the permission of their parent or guardian this information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Marilu.com. If a user or said user’s parent or guardian should change their minds with regard to such use, the users, parents or guardians may stop that use by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Users under the age of 18 are not to participate in contests or sweepstakes.
Message Boards and Chat
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – on Message Boards, through email, or in meeting rooms – your information can be collected by and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. We cannot control the actions of any third parties. Email addresses submitted to our Message Boards or Chat Rooms will not be sold to third parties by Marilu.com under any circumstances.
Use of “Cookies”
“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. A cookie lets you log in to our Message Boards, and it allows the Message Boards to “remember” who you are the next time you stop by. If your browser is not set to accept cookies, you will not be able to automatically log in to the Message Boards.
A cookie lets you browse in a store, put items in your shopping cart, and return hours later to continue where you left off, with the items still in the cart. Cookies help improve the web site, by letting us monitor traffic and page views. By using our website, you agree that we may collect and use this information.
Secure Online Ordering
When you make a purchase from us, we use Secure Socket Layers (SSL), an advanced encryption technology that protects your credit card information to ensure secure online ordering. SSL encrypts all ordering information, including your name, address and credit card number, so no one can read it in transit. When you place an order your credit card information is captured and stored separately from your order to further protect against unauthorized access. We use secure technology, privacy protection controls and restrictions on employee access, to safeguard your personal information. Once your card number is entered, the entire number will never again be displayed. We show only the last few digits to help you identify the card you used for your previous order.
Links to Other Sites
Please note that Marilu.com products contain links to sites other than those it owns, operates and manages, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Marilu.com. These sites may include those linked to Marilu.com sites by ad banners, and content providers and partners who may use logos or styles adapted from Marilu.com or its online products as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may collect data and make use of it in ways that Marilu.com would not.