PRIVACY POLICY

Effective: July 1, 2013

Welcome to DesignerInc! We are excited to have you join our eclectic community of design lovers. Soon you will be using our design tools to create your own design Moodboards and sharing them with the DesignerInc community. Please take a minute before you get started and read this document. It’s our Privacy Policy and it explains what personal information we collect from you, why we collect it and how we handle it.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the DesignerInc Terms of Use. It applies to any information we acquire from your use on this website. Your use of this site and/or your creation of a DesignerInc account acts as your agreement to our policies. If you do not agree to these policies, please do not use DesignerInc. Terms with initial capital letters used in this Privacy Policy shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Terms of Use.

What Information Do We Collect About You and How Do We Use It?

Account Information: We ask you for limited information when you create a DesignerInc account:

  • User Name and Password - This allows us to create your user account and personalize your experience with the Service.
  • Email address - We use this to communicate with you about your use of the Service. We may also send you emails and special offers about events and products that we think are are of interest to you. These emails will always come from us--your email is never shared with third parties to market their products to you, unless you choose to opt-in to that type of service. You may personalize your email profile and opt-out of some of these communications at “Email Preferences” on your user account profile page.

Information about Your Use of the Website: We collect information about your activity on the website. This includes logging your interactions with the site, like the Moodboards you create, the Inspirational Images you upload, who you are following, or Comments that you make on other users’ Moodboards. We also log Moodboards that you favorite or Moodboards you rated highly, so that we can provide personal recommendations based on what we believe you might be most interested in.

Information you Share: We collect information you share with the community about yourself on your Account Profile. Providing this information is optional. We may use this information to personalize the Service based on your interests or geographic location. You can provide as little or as much as you like. If you choose to share this information, it will be public. Search engines may republish this information on their sites, and this means it may be archived indefinitely on third party websites.

Log Data Information: We automatically collect log data when you visit our site, including the type of software used to access the site, your browser and operating system, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, and your IP address. This information is recorded even if you are logged out of your account.

Information from your Social Media Profile if you Use It to Log-In: We collect data from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook when you access your DesignerInc account using their log-in. When you do, you give us permission to access your information in these sites. In particular, Facebook transmits your profile information, regardless of what our site requests (e.g., name, birthday, current city, profile picture, current city, and gender). The information you share with us is controlled by those social networking sites, so please read their Privacy Policies. If you choose, you may publish your DesignerInc activity to these sites. For example, when you post a Moodboard on DesignerInc, a notification can be shown on your Facebook Page or to your Twitter feed.

Information From Your Communications to Us: We collect data when you send us email or other communications. We keep these messages to investigate your inquiry, respond to your request and to improve our Service.

Who we share this information with and how will we share it?

DesignerInc is not in the business of selling or renting Personally Identifiable Information, which is data that identifies you individually. We only disclose this information:

  • When we have your explicit consent;
  • If we believe, after due consideration, that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance by email, unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so;
  • When we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property; or
  • As part of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. If this happens, your Personal Information will be handled with the same level of privacy control as applies in this Privacy Policy.

In particular, DesignerInc integrates ACH authorization services provided by Plaid Technologies, Inc. ("Plaid"). If you use the Services to pay by ACH or EFT, you acknowledge and agree that your information will be treated in accordance with Plaid's privacy policy located at https://plaid.com/privacy.

We may share aggregated, non-Personal Information with third-parties. We take commercially reasonable steps to make sure this information can not be re-identified and contractually require parties that we share this information with not to re-identify it.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small data files that we place on your computer to help us remember information about you. We use cookies to personalize the site: for example to save a Moodboard that you are working on so that the next time you log-in, the Moodboard is exactly how you left it, or to remember you when you return to the site, so you do not have to log-in.

We may present links in a format that enables us to track when links are followed. We use this information to optimize our services and create anonymized reports about site activity.

Children Under 13

Although we welcome decor-lovers of all types, our site is not directed at children under 13. If you believe someone 13 or younger is using our site, please contact us at: support@DesignerInc.com.

Information Security

We make reasonable efforts to secure your information. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account and the secrecy of your password. If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact us at: support@DesignerInc.com.

Editing and Deactivating Your Account Information

You may edit at any time the information in your Account Profile. When you deactivate your account, we will remove public-showing information connected with your account from the Service. Some information, like images that you uploaded and used in a published Moodboard, will persist in the Service. We will retain your personal information and account information for a period of 90 days, so that you may return to the Service. To do so, you may log in with your user name and password. After 90 days, we will permanently deactivate your account and you will not be able to log in with that user name. We retain permanently deactivated information in an anonymized format, which can not be linked back to you.

International Visitors

If you choose to provide us with your information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. We adhere to the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and are registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Program www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Changes to This Policy

We may modify this Policy at any time. If we make changes to this policy that materially alter its effect, we will make reasonable attempts to try to notify you before the changes are implemented, for example on the DesignerInc website or via email.

Contact Us

For any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@DesignerInc.com or postal mail at:

DesignerInc
17287 Skyline Blvd
Woodside, CA 94062