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Effective Date: 4/7/2021

Vivet Inc., d/b/a House of Markor, (“we,” “us” or “our”) operates the houseofmarkor.com website and any other websites linking to this Privacy Policy, including mobile versions (collectively, the “Site”) and the House of Markor mobile application (the “App” and together with the Site, the “Services”).  This Privacy Policy describes the personal information you may provide to us or we otherwise collect, how we use that information, how we share that information, and your choices with respect to that information.  Your use of the Services reflects your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.  Do not use the Site if you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personal information we collect

“Personal information” is information that can be used to uniquely identify an individual.  Personal information we collect on the Services depends on how you interact with us via the Services.  If you create a designer account on the Site or on the App, then you will be asked to provide your first and last name, name of your business or organization, email address and phone number.  If you contact us via our webform on the “Connect with Us” page of the Site, then we will ask you provide your first and last name, phone number, email address, whether you are a retailer, designer, consumer or other, and what brands you are interested in learning more about.  You also have the option to provide your mailing address.

In addition to information we collect directly from you, depending on your preferences, we may receive your information from third-party sources, such as our affiliate brands, including Caracole, A.R.T. Furniture, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture and Rowe.  For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from us, that website will forward to us your e-mail address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested.  We may combine the information we receive from these third parties with information we collect through the Services.  In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any personal information received, unless we have disclosed otherwise.  When you interact with us through various social media, for example, by visiting our Facebook®, Twitter® or Instagram® page, we may collect information including your email address, location and other biographical information.  The information we receive from social media pages depends on your privacy settings.  You should always review, and, if you prefer, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Site.

Mobile device location data

We or our service providers may receive or infer information about your location from a variety of sources.  For example, we may use your IP address to identify your general location or we may receive more precise location data from your mobile device (such as via GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points).  If you have enabled location information sharing while using the App actively, then your location information may be shared with our service provider in order to help you locate stores near you.  We may use location data to analyze certain information, and to improve our App and relevance of the information we provide to you via the App.  Please note that if you do not share your location information then we will not be able to send stores near you and certain features of the App will have very limited functionality.

Cookies

When you visit or interact with the Site, we, as well as our service providers, may use assorted technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the Site is accessed and used.  A cookie is a small file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer.  We refer to this information as traffic data.  Traffic data may include browser type, device type used to access the Site (i.e., computer or mobile device), unique number assigned to identify such device, operating system, application version, click path taken through the Site, your use of features or applications on the Site, and other publicly available information.  Technologies we use on the Site to collect traffic data may include cookies (data files placed on your computer or other devices used to access the Site), mobile analytics software and pixel tags (transparent graphic image, sometimes called a web beacon or tracking beacon, placed on a web page or in an e-mail, which indicates that a page or e-mail has been viewed).  We may use cookie technology during a session as a tool to carry forward your input information.  This enables the visitor to input their information once and have the information appear later.  A pixel tag may tell your browser to get content from another server.  We, or our vendors, may place cookies or similar files on your computer or other devices used to access the Site for security purposes, to facilitate Site navigation, to understand how visitors are interacting with the Site, and to personalize your experience while visiting the Site.

To learn how you may be able to reduce the number of cookies you receive from us, or delete cookies that have already been installed in your browser’s cookie folder, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser. You can find out more about how to manage cookies here: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.  If you do disable or opt out of receiving cookies, please be aware that some features and services on the Site may not work as intended and you may not have access to all of the services and features we may offer.

We and our service providers use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and the Services and for analytics and marketing purposes.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google in aggregate form. Google uses this aggregated information on our behalf in order to evaluate use of the Site, compile reports on Site activity and other services relating to Site activity and usage.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use the Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

How we use personal information

We and our service providers collect and use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including to respond to your requests, to process your designer account application, to administer our designer program, to communicate with you about our products and services and to do all things necessary to administer the Services, and manage, protect and improve them.

With whom do we share personal information

We may share your personal information with our vendors who provide services to us (such as our web developer, social media provider, website analytics providers and email distribution provider).  We may use or disclose your personal information and other information we collect to affiliates or subsidiaries that require access to your personal information for business purposes.  We may disclose your personal information to our vendors for them to help us protect the security and integrity of the Services, to correct technical problems and malfunctions on the Services, to technically process your information, to provide services or to take precautions against liability.  These parties will provide the same or equal protection of information collected via the Services as stated in this Privacy Policy and required by the App Store Review Guidelines.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in connection with a merger, consolidation, transfer, reorganization or dissolution of our business.  We reserve the right to disclose any personal information as needed if that information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are required to do so by law, treaty, regulation, subpoena, court order, or by a government entity. We also may disclose your personal information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to conduct investigations of possible breaches of law, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating any agreement with us.

Your choices

Account: If you choose to close your account with us, then you will have the option to remove and delete any data at the time you close your account.  You can also update your account information by logging in to your account.  If you receive any promotional email communication from us, you will be given the option to “unsubscribe” from receiving further email communications from us at any time.  Your option not to receive promotional and marketing material will not preclude us from corresponding with you, by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past business relationships with us, and will not preclude us from accessing and viewing your personal information in the course of maintaining and improving the Services.

Push Notifications: If you do not want to receive push notifications from us, you may opt out of receiving these when you first launch the App or at a later stage by using the settings on your mobile device.

Location: You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect and use real-time information about your device’s location through your device’s settings.  You can manage these preferences when the App is first launched or at a later stage by using the setting on your mobile device.  If you block the use of location information, an essential part of the App will be inaccessible and will not function properly.  For example, if you do not allow the App access to your location on your phone, then you will not receive messages to help you find a product carrier near you.  We may contact you periodically to make you aware of these limitations.

Camera: You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect information about your device’s camera and photos through your device’s settings.  You can manage these preferences when the App is first launched or at a later stage by using the setting on your mobile device.  If you block the use of camera or photos, an essential part of the App will be inaccessible and will not function properly.  We may contact you periodically to make you aware of these limitations.

Do-Not-Track Disclosure and Third-Party Tracking Disclosure

Certain mechanisms may allow you to send web browser signals, known as “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals, indicating your choice to disable tracking on the Site.  We do not respond to browser do not track signals at this time.  We may not be aware of or able to honor and respond to every such mechanism.  More information about “do not track” is available at www.allaboutdnt.org.  Third parties, other than our vendors (such as our website analytics providers), do not have authorization from us to track which websites you visited prior to and after visiting the Site.  That said, we cannot control third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking that occurs without our knowledge or consent.

Your California Privacy Rights – Shine the Light

California law permits California residents who provide us with personal information to request certain information regarding our disclosure of such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  We do not, at this time, disclose such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  If we change this policy, we will update this provision and provide instructions on how you may make a request for details.  If any other state enacts a similar law as the California law, then this provision will also apply to such state.

Children’s Information

The Services are not intended for use by children in the United States under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from such individuals. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of any such individual, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.  Children under the age of majority in any jurisdiction outside of the United States should not provide any personal information without their parent’s consent.

Data retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for purposes for which it was collected.  The precise period will depend on the reason why it was collected.  Those periods are also based on the requirements of applicable laws, applicable legal and regulatory requirements and periods relating to the commencement of legal actions.

Notice to individuals outside the United States

We are based in the United States.  Personal information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, business partners, or service providers elsewhere in the world.  If you are located outside of the United States, be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States and that, by submitting information to us, you explicitly authorize its transfer and storage within the United States.  We will protect the privacy and security of personal information according to this Privacy Policy regardless of where it is processed or stored.

Links to third-party websites

The Services may contain links to third party websites that are not controlled by us.  These links are made available to you as a convenience, and you agree to use these links at your own risk.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third party websites.  This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are on the Services.  If you navigate to a third party website from the Services, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that third party website’s own privacy policy and statements.  Use of third party social networking websites, such as Twitter®, Facebook® and Instagram®, are governed by the privacy policies and practices of those websites.

Updates and changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Any and all updates will be posted on this page.  Your continued use of the Services after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, then you may contact us by email at info@houseofmarkor.com.