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Privacy Policy

At Cuddle Hobo you can rest assured that your personal information will never be rented, sold, or otherwise shared with any third party. Of course, this excludes the sharing of your shipping address with one of our shipping providers, UPS, FedEx, or USPS, in order to ship you your shirt. This also excludes the transmitting of your credit card information (fully encrypted) to our credit card processor in order to process your payment. These two exceptions are completely normal and necessary for any transaction to take place on any website where a physical product is being sold. In addition, we will never include you on any email newsletter unless you have elected to receive it, nor do we record or store any of your friends’ email addresses that are entered into our “Tell a Friend” fields. What we are trying to say is, your information is safe with us.

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  • 1.

    Introduction

  • 1.1

    Cuddle Hobo respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes what information Cuddle Hobo collects about you during your visit to the Cuddle Hobo website and what Cuddle Hobo does with that information.

  • 1.2

    Your visit to the Cuddle Hobo website is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thus, by using this website, you are consenting to Cuddle Hobo’s collection, storage, and use of your information as set out in this Privacy Policy. If you would prefer that Cuddle Hobo not collect any information from you, please do not provide us with any such information. You must review this Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, just ask.

  • 1.3

    Cuddle Hobo may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. If Cuddle Hobo changes this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. As Cuddle Hobo may make changes at any time without notifying you, Cuddle Hobo suggests that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy.

  • 2.

    Information That Cuddle Hobo Collects

  • 2.1

    Cuddle Hobo collects and stores personal information. Personal information means personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, Facebook account information, and other financial information.

  • 2.2

    Cuddle Hobo also collects and stores non-personal information. Non-personal information includes your browser type, your internet service provider and its location, the URL of the previous website you visited, your operating system, your IP address, and the date and time you accessed the Cuddle Hobo website.

  • 3.

    How and When Cuddle HoboCollects Information

  • 3.1

    If you communicate with Cuddle Hobo, Cuddle Hobo may collect and store any information that you provide to us in any such communication. This information may include, for instance, your username on the Cuddle Hobo website and your email address. Cuddle Hobo does not store any email address that is entered into a “Tell a Friend” field.

  • 3.2

    Cuddle Hobo also collects personal information when you provide it in connection with a request for a product, service, or information. For example, if you create an account on the Cuddle Hobo website, Cuddle Hobo will collect your email address and a username that you create. If you order a t-shirt from Cuddle Hobo, Cuddle Hobo may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number and expiration date, and email address. If you submit a design to Cuddle HoboCuddle Hobo may collect your name, tax identification number, mailing address, email address, PayPal account information, other registration information, and questionnaire responses regarding your design. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, Cuddle Hobo will collect your email address.

  • 3.3

    Cuddle Hobo allows you to sign in to the Cuddle Hobo website using a Facebook account. Facebook sign-on features may also enable you to create an account more easily by prepopulating Cuddle Hobo’s registration form with the information you provided to the social networking site. Typically, the first time you use Facebook, Facebook will inform you of the information that will be shared with Cuddle HoboCuddle Hobo may use that information for purposes described in this Privacy Policy. To learn more about what information Facebook collects when you use it to sign into the Cuddle Hobo website, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy.

  • 3.4

    Cuddle Hobo uses analytic and reporting technologies to record non-personal information. Cuddle Hobo may also use web beacons and cookies to collect your non-personal information. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the website or receiving the e-mail. Cookies and web beacons used by Cuddle Hobo are not linked to personal information.

  • 4.

    Uses

  • 4.1

    Cuddle Hobo primarily uses your personal information for processing, producing, and shipping the products that you order, administering Cuddle Hobo forums, and providing customer service and support. For example, if you submit a design to Cuddle HoboCuddle Hobo may use the information that you provide us to communicate with you and pay you any commissions that you earn. Similarly, if you sign up to receive Cuddle Hobo newsletters, Cuddle Hobo will use the email address you provide to send you the newsletters. Cuddle Hobo does not share your credit card or other account information with unaffiliated third parties unless you authorize us to do so, or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities including, but not limited to, delivering a product or service that you order. Cuddle Hobo may need to share certain personal information with third party vendors for reasons such as manufacturing, printing, or logistics. The personal information is not provided to these vendors for marketing purposes.

  • 4.2

    Cuddle Hobo primarily uses your non-personal information to help Cuddle Hobo better understand how Cuddle Hobo visitors use Cuddle Hobo’s services and provide a better experience for our visitors.

  • 4.3

    If you require help with Cuddle Hobo services, a Cuddle Hobo employee may ask you to confirm some of your private information, such as your name, delivery address, or other relevant identifying information. Cuddle Hobo will never email you directly and ask for these details unless you have requested help or support.

  • 4.4

    Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal information frequently involves the transmission of data on an international basis. By providing Cuddle Hobo with your personal information, you acknowledge and agree that Cuddle Hobo may store your personal information and transfer it to and from our servers located in the United States and throughout the world.

  • 5.

    Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

  • 5.1

    Cuddle Hobo does not share, rent, or trade your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.

  • 5.2

    Cuddle Hobo will disclose non-personal information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.

  • 5.3

    Cuddle Hobo reserves the right to disclose information, including personal information, to third party governmental agencies or third parties in order to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes or governmental requests (such as in order to comply with a subpoena or court order), to protect Cuddle Hobo’s rights, or to prevent, protect against, or investigate illegal activity such as credit fraud. For example, if you submit a design to Cuddle Hobo, Cuddle Hobo may disclose your information to a third party that alleges that you have infringed their intellectual property rights. Similarly, if you allege that an independent designer is infringing upon your intellectual property rights, we may disclose your information to that designer.

  • 5.4

    Cuddle Hobo contracts with several partners to help manage, monitor, and optimize Cuddle Hobo’s business. For example, Cuddle Hobo uses a third party to process credit card payments. Cuddle Hobo also subcontracts with several shipping providers. Cuddle Hobo may also subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting, and/or other operations. Accordingly, Cuddle Hobo may need to share personal information with these partners so that the partners can provide the services in question. Cuddle Hobo will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such partners from disclosing your personal information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. Cuddle Hobo cannot guarantee that such partners will not disclose your personal information.

  • 5.5

    Cuddle Hobo also uses third party vendors to display relevant ads for Cuddle Hobo at locations away from the Cuddle Hobo website on the Internet. These vendors may collect anonymous information about your visits to the Cuddle Hobo website, and your interaction with our products and services. These vendors may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services. Some of these vendors use cookies and/or web beacons to collect anonymous information and to display ads based on your previous visits to the Cuddle Hobo site. You can opt out of interest-based advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

  • 5.6

    In the event Cuddle Hobo goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, or sale, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred to a successor-in-interest. Cuddle Hobo reserves the right to transfer any personal and non-personal information to such successor-in-interest.

  • 6.

    Children's Privacy

  • The Cuddle Hobo website is intended for adults. Cuddle Hobo does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. However, if the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with personal information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us if they want this information deleted from our files so that it is not in retrievable form. If Cuddle Hobo otherwise obtains knowledge that Cuddle Hobohas personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in our files, Cuddle Hobo will delete that information from our existing files so that it is not retrievable.

  • 7.

    Security

  • 7.1

    Cuddle Hobo endeavors to protect all personal Information collected through the Cuddle Hobo website in a safe, confidential, and secure manner.

  • 7.2

    To this end, Cuddle Hobo uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced security protocol that protects your credit card information and promotes secure online ordering. SSL Internet connections are encrypted and may protect credit card ordering information, including your name, address, and credit card number, so it cannot be read in transit.