Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways 5OH uses the information that we gather.
a. Usage Information. We use Usage Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Website.
c. Updates and Newsletters. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email, newsletter or update services to send you the messages and newsletters that you request us to send.
d. Participation in Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in a contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion through the Website for processing purposes and in connection with Winner’s lists. For instance, when a Promotion involves a users’ uploading of User Content to the Website, we may use the Metadata associated with that User Content in order to identify the source of the content and to increase its visibility for the purposes of the Promotion.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Squarespace stores your credit card data. Your credit card data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. Your data is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Squarespace stores your purchase transaction data only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction, after which your purchase transaction information is deleted.
Other third parties, including payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, may be involved in completing your transaction. These third parties have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we are required to provide to them in connection with your transaction. You should read their privacy policies so that you can understand how they will be handling your personal information. All direct payment gateways adhere to the PCI-DSS standard. Certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
h. Disclosure to 5OH Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Website. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
i. Disclosures to Service Providers. 5OH may share your Personally Identifiable Information with companies that provide services to us and our business partners, including companies that assist with payment processing, analytics, data processing and management (e.g., to facilitate our targeted advertising and marketing efforts), account management, hosting, customer and technical support, marketing (e.g., email, online or direct communications), advertising and other services.
k. Disclosure to Acquirers. 5OH may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of 5OH to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.
Administrative and Other Purposes. 5OH may use your Personally Identifiable Information for administrative reasons, such as to contact you about Website or policy updates, or for other reasons disclosed by us when you submit your Personally Identifiable Information.