Effective: January 17, 2014
Essense believes that every User should know how it utilizes the information collected from Users. The Website is not directed at children under 13 years of age, and Essense does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age online.Please note that the Website may contain links to other websites. These linked sites may not be operated or controlled by Essense. Essense is not responsible for the privacy practices of these or any other websites, and you access these websites entirely at your own risk. Essense recommends that you review the privacy practices of any other websites that you choose to visit.
Essense is based, and this website is hosted, in the United States of America. If User is from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law and User is registering an account on the Website, visiting the Website, purchasing products or services from Essense or the Website, or otherwise using the Website, please note that any personally identifiable information that User provides to Essense will be transferred to the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided will be processed and stored in the United States by Essense or a service provider acting on its behalf. By providing your personally identifiable information, User hereby specifically and expressly consents to such transfer and processing and the uses and disclosures set forth herein.
The Information Essense Collects
Users browsing the Website without registering an account or affirmatively providing personally identifiable information to Essense do so anonymously. Otherwise, Essense may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways. Personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, (i) contact data (such as a User’s name, mailing and e-mail addresses); (ii) demographic data (such as a User’s zip code); and (iii) a User’s wedding date. If a User communicates with Essense by e-mail or otherwise, posts messages to any forums, completes online forms, surveys or entries or otherwise interacts with or uses the features on the Website, any information provided in such communications may be collected by Essense. Essense may also collect information about how Users use the Website, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Website, or the domains and IP addresses from which Users originate. While not all of the information that Essense collects from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide Essense through the Website or otherwise.
Essense may use “cookies” or “web beacons” to track how Users use the Website. A cookie is a piece of software that a web server can store on Users’ PCs and use to identify Users should they visit the Website again. Users may adjust their web browser software if they do not wish to accept cookies.
How Essense Uses Information
Essense may use personally identifiable information collected through the Website for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, to contact Users regarding products and services offered by Essense, its parent, subsidiary and other related companies and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, and otherwise to enhance Users’ experience with Essense and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. Essense may also use information collected through the Website for research regarding the effectiveness of the Website and the business planning, marketing, advertising and sales efforts of Essense, its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners.
Disclosure of Information
Essense may disclose personally identifiable information collected from Users to its parent, subsidiary and other related companies, trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined above, as necessary to provide the services offered by Essense and to provide the Website itself, and for the specific purposes for which the information was collected. Essense may disclose personally identifiable information at the request of law enforcement or governmental agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to establish, protect or exercise Essense’s legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law. Essense may disclose personally identifiable information in order to protect the rights, property or safety of a User or any other person. Essense may disclose personally identifiable information to investigate or prevent a violation by User of any contractual or other relationship with Essense or the perpetration of any illegal or harmful activity. Essense may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users to investors and potential partners. Finally, Essense may disclose or transfer personally identifiable information collected from Users in connection with or in contemplation of a sale of its assets or business or a merger, consolidation or other reorganization of its business.
Security of Information
Information about Users that is maintained on Essense’s systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and Essense cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. Essense is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures relating to the Website by any Users or third parties.
Correcting, Updating, Accessing or Removing Personal Information
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Users that are residents of California to request certain information regarding Essense’s disclosures of personally identifiable information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If User is a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email Essense at firstname.lastname@example.org or write Essense at 8135 Lenexa Drive Lenexa, KS 66214.
Essense of Australia, Inc.
8135 Lenexa Drive
Lenexa KS 66214