INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information: We may require Users who use the Website (whether via subscription, submission of queries, or orders for Commonwealth Joe’s products and services (collectively, the "Service")) to give us personally identifiable information, which may include but is not limited to the User’s name, mailing addresses (home and business), phone number, email address and age/birth date (collectively "Personal Information"). Besides the Personal Information, we may also collect other information regarding your use of the Website. From time to time, we may also collect or ask for additional Personal Information, which will also be expressly included herein as Personal Information. You can opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it or not using the Website, although not providing it may hinder your ability to use the Website and/or the Service.
We use the information that we collect to provide and maintain the Website as we deem appropriate in our sole discretion and to provide the Service, and to provide any other services upon which you and Commonwealth Joe agree. Commonwealth Joe may aggregate data that it obtains from Users to analyze trends, to gather data, to benchmark best practices, and to monitor, improve, and refine the functionality of the Website and the Service.
We may also use the information to contact you to discuss interest in Commonwealth Joe or the Service (including, without limitation, newsletters about the Website or the Service, such as limited time offers on the sales of Commonwealth Joe products) and to send information regarding Commonwealth Joe or its partners, such as promotions and events. We may outsource all of these tasks to third parties. However, your email address and any Personal Information will not be distributed or shared with third parties, unless it is to transact such business as you have contracted us to do, to comply with any legal processes and/or law enforcement requests, or to conduct any business that we, in our sole subjective discretion, deem reasonable. If you voluntarily submit your e-mail address to us via the Website or the Service, such a submission constitutes your consent to receive e-mails from Commonwealth Joe regarding updates to the Website or the Service, newsletters, and other correspondence regarding the Website or the Service. You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe to any emails or mailings by clicking on an "unsubscribe" hyperlink contained in promotional emails we send you. Even if you are removed from any such list, if you use the Service or re-submit your e-mail address to the Website (either via the contact form or otherwise), you will continue to receive the foregoing email correspondence from Commonwealth Joe related to the Service. Any opt-out by you is not deemed valid until processed by Commonwealth Joe. It is your obligation to verify that you have been opted-out. Commonwealth Joe shall not be liable for problems with the opt-out procedures.
Non-Personal Information: We collect and use non-personally identifiable information, which is any information other than Personal Information and/or does not identify the specific individual, including, without limitation: the IP address of the User, the approximate geographic location of the User based on their IP address the type of browser and operating system used by the User, any interactions a User may initiate within the Website, the websites and web pages that Users visit or visited, User interactions with features of the Website, content preferences that the User selected within the Website, and other inferences about the User’s interests that are based upon the foregoing items. This information is not intentionally gathered in a fashion to personally identify any single User. We use this information to help us develop the Website and the Service, analyze patterns of usage, and to make the Website and the Service more useful.
Commonwealth Joe does not knowingly allow any visitors or users under the age of eighteen (18) to use or otherwise access the Website or the Service. Commonwealth Joe does not wish to collect any Personal Information (or any information at all) from any persons under 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old, you may not use the Website or the Service.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. You will need to check the policy statement of these other websites to understand their policies. When you access a linked site you may be disclosing private information. It is your responsibility to keep such information private and confidential.
DISCLOSURE OF USER INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
In addition to the use of information described above, Commonwealth Joe reserves the right to disclose information provided by Users (including Personal Information) as follows:
Disclosure By Law. You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to (1) comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); (2) protect or defend Commonwealth Joe’s, or a third party’s, rights or property; or (3) protect someone’s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including you) is threatened.
Disclosure to Protect Abuse Victims. Notwithstanding any other provision of this privacy statement, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to disclose any information that you submit to the Website, if in our sole opinion, we suspect or have reason to suspect, that the information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form. Abuse may include, without limitation, elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Information may be disclosed to authorities that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate to handle such disclosure. Appropriate authorities may include, without limitation, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials. You hereby acknowledge and agree that we are permitted to make such disclosure.
Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers. We may share your information with third party service providers to perform functions on our behalf. For example, outsourced customer care agents or technology assistants may need access to your information to perform services for you. Your information will be treated as private and confidential by such service providers and not used for any other purpose than we authorize.
Please note that data that is transported over an open network, such as the Internet or e-mail, may be accessible to anybody. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via such open networks. When disclosing any personal information via an open network, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to others, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. In particular, while individual data packets are often encrypted, the names of the sender and recipient are not. A third party may therefore be able to trace an existing bank account or relationship or one that is subsequently created. Even if both the sender and recipient are located in the same country data may also be transmitted via such networks to other countries regularly and without controls, including to countries that do not afford the same level of data protection as your country of domicile.
Password-protected areas of the Website can be accessed only with a valid user name and password. Each password owner is responsible for keeping the password confidential and safe, as Commonwealth Joe has no control or responsibility for this type of User information. If the password may have been stolen or might otherwise be misused, it is the responsibility of the password owner to notify Commonwealth Joe immediately for further action.
Your data may be lost during transmission or may be accessed by unauthorized parties. We do not accept any liability for direct or indirect losses as regards the security of your Personal Information or data during its transfer via Internet. Please use other means of communication if you think this is necessary or prudent for security reasons.
The Website and the Service are exclusively hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Website or the Service from the European Union, Australia, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as such other regions. User information (including Personal Information or "personal data" as defined by foreign laws) collected through the Website or the Service may be stored and processed in the United States, and by using the Website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your home country.
This Policy is part of the Terms & Conditions of the Website and any use of the Website is governed by those Terms & Conditions. Questions regarding this Policy or the practices of the Website should be directed to Commonwealth Joe by emailing such questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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