Last updated: 20 October 2023.
Information Collection and Use
We collect and use personal information to provide our services and to improve our platform. The types of personal information that we collect may include but are not limited to:
- Contact information (e.g., name, email address, phone number)
- Log files and metadata (e.g., IP address, browser type, date and time of access)
- Usage information (e.g., pages visited, features used, time spent on the platform)
- Merchant or merchant's customer information (including names, e-mail addresses, purchase history and other information)
- Social media posts and associated content (e.g., name, pictures, location, and other information shared on social media platforms)
We may use this information to:
- Provide and improve our services
- Communicate with our users
- Analyze usage trends and monitor the effectiveness of our platform
- Enforce our terms of service
- Comply with legal and regulatory requirements
We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties. We may share personal information with third-party service providers who help us provide our services, including but not limited to hosting, analytics, and customer support. We require these third-party service providers to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information they receive from us. We may also share personal information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process.
We take the security of personal information seriously and implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of personal information. We regularly review and update our security practices to ensure that we are meeting industry standards.
Acorn Links's website or services may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party sites or services. We encourage users to review the privacy policies of these third-party sites before providing any personal information.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide personal information to us, please note that we may transfer that information to the United States or other countries that may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in your country of residence. By providing personal information, you consent to the transfer of information to the United States or other countries.
Acorn Links complies with applicable data protection laws regarding international transfers of personal data. We use standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or other appropriate safeguards to protect the personal information that we transfer.
We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide our services and for other essential purposes, such as complying with legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements.
You have the right to access, correct, and delete your personal information. You may also have the right to object to or restrict the processing of your personal information. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Acorn Links's website or services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
If you are a California resident, you have the right to know what personal information we collect, use, and disclose about you. You also have the right to request that we delete your personal information. To exercise your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not sell personal information to third parties. However, we may disclose personal information to service providers who help us provide our services. We require these service providers to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
We do not discriminate against California residents who exercise their CCPA rights. However, we may offer financial incentives or different pricing based on participation in loyalty programs or other similar programs.