Online Privacy & Security
At Belle Provence, protecting your personal information is important to us. Whether you are a current customer or just visiting this Site, we are as committed to protecting the information you provide through this Web site the same as if it were provided over the phone, in person or through the mail. However, we recognize, and want you to recognize, that while electronic communications have many benefits, they are not as secure as other means of communication. Please read the following information carefully to better understand how using this Site affects your privacy.
Belle Provence attempts to protect online information according to applicable laws and established company security standards and practices. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of electronic transmissions via the Internet because they may potentially use unsecure computers and links, and data may be lost or intercepted by unauthorized parties during such transmission. If you wish to submit personal or confidential information by a more secure means of communication, please contact us.
Your information is stored on Belle Provence Inc.’s servers located in the United States. Belle Provence also abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer to collect information about your activities on this Site, or to make it possible for you to purchase products or services from a Site and to track such purchases. The cookie transmits this information back to this Site each time your browser requests a page from this Site, and the information is stored to help facilitate your use of the Site the next time you visit.
If you do not want to receive cookies from this Site, you can set your browser to not accept cookies.
Use of Email
Belle Provence preserves the content of each e-mail you send us, your e-mail address and our response so we can efficiently respond to questions you might have. We also do this in an effort to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Belle Provence periodically deletes this information in its entirety to ensure privacy and confidentiality.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth and efficient experience. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
If you would like to correct and/or update your personally identifiable information, please contact: email@example.com.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services.
We may use third parties that we refer to as internal service providers to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the business, product and service operations that we provide to you and therefore we may provide some of your personal information directly to these internal service providers. These internal service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced Belle Provence related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Belle Provence cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the Belle Provence community. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, and user ID without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to report suspected illegal activity or to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss.
Member Account, Password & Security
If any portion of the Site requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify Belle Provence immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Belle Provence will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Belle Provence or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder and Belle Provence.
Belle Provence reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Belle Provence deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Belle Provence’s sole discretion.
Updates to Policy
Evolving technology will continue to provide Belle Provence with new and better ways to safeguard your information. We may update this statement in the future to reflect these technological advances, and we encourage you to return to this page from time to time for any updates. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the Belle Provence at firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.