Privacy Policy

Last updated on June 10, 2015

Welcome to KOREANINDIE.COM (the “Website”), which is owned and operated by Korean Indie, LLC, a California limited liability company (the “Company,” “us,” or “we”). The Company is committed to respecting the privacy rights of our users. Our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of our Terms of Use, explains what information we collect from you and how we use that information. By visiting, using, or shopping on the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy, then do not provide any information or use the Website.

I. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. As stated in our Terms of Use, use of our Website is for those who are at least 13 years of age.

II. Changes to the Privacy Policy. We may make changes to this Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy for updates or changes. By using this Website after any changes to this Privacy Policy are made, you indicate that you accept those changes.

III. Information Collection Practices.

A. Types of Information Collected.

1. Traffic Data Collected. We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Website: (a) IP addresses; (b) domain servers; (c) types of computers accessing the Website; and (d) types of web browsers used to access the Website (collectively, “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Website. We also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests. Such Traffic Data is provided to our Advertisement provider, Google Ads.

2. Personal Information collected. For you to submit User Content (as defined in our Terms of Use), purchase products through our store, and participate in other activities through our Website, we require you to provide use with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (a) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address); (b) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number); and (c) Demographic Data (such as your zip code and age). If you communicate with us by e-mail, post comments to any of our articles and posts, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or promotional entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.

B. Uses of Information Collected.

1. Company Use of Information. We use Contact Data to send you information about our company and its work, or our products or services, or promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact you when necessary. We use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services. We use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website.

2. Sharing of Personal Information. We share certain categories of information we collect from you in the ways described in this Privacy Policy. We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis. We share Contact Data with other companies who may want to send you information about their products or services, unless you have specifically requested that we not share Contact Data with such companies. We also share Contact Data and Financial Data with our business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as hosting, billing, fulfillment, or data storage and security) related to our operation of the Website. Those business partners have all agreed to uphold the same standards of security and confidentiality that we have promised to you in this Privacy Policy, and they will only use your Contact Data and other personal Information to carry out their specific business obligations to the Company. If you do not want us to share your Contact Data with any third parties, please e-mail us at [email protected] or select the “opt out” box on our online forms, but please understand that such a request will likely limit your ability to take advantage of all of the features and services we offer on the Website. In addition, if you wish to access, update, and correct your Personal Information, please e-mail us regarding the same.

3. User Choice Regarding Collection, Use, and Distribution of Personal Information. You may choose not to provide us with any Personal information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Website; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from some of our partners, you may select the appropriate “opt-out” option each time we ask you for Personal Information.

IV. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy and in the Terms of Use, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with a court order or other legal process; (2) protect our rights or property; or (c) enforce our Terms of Service. We provide you with the capability to transmit your Personal information via secured and encrypted channels if you use a similarly equipped we browser.

V. Lost or Stolen Information. You must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.

VI. Not Responsible for Third Party Privacy Practices. The Company is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications. We strongly suggest that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit so that you are informed of what information may be collected on those websites. Any information that is disclosed in those areas becomes public information and/or information subject to the policies of the third party website. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.

VII. Users Outside of the United States of America. If you are accessing the Website outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using the Website, you consent to this transfer.

VIII. Users Residing in the State of California. Under the California Online Privacy Protection Act, users of our Website residing in the State of California may make a written request to the Company about how we have shared their information with third parties for those parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a resident of California and would like to exercise this right, please send your written request to the following contact information:

Korean Indie
Email: [email protected]

In response to your written request, the Company is allowed to provide you with a notice describing the cost-free means of opting out of sharing your information with third parties that do not share our same brand name, if that third party will use it for their direct marketing purposes. In order for us to provide you with this notice, you must include your postal address. The Company will provide you with this notice within thirty (30) days of receiving your written request. This opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes.

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