Last Updated: October 31, 20198
Christmas By The Sea (“Christmas By The Sea,” “we”, “us”, “our”)) values our online community. You trust us with your information, and we’re serious about that responsibility. We believe in transparency, and we’re committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat personal information we collect or receive from users of Christmas By The Sea.com, its social media pages (including Facebook and Twitter pages) and any services offered through Christmas By The Sea.com, its affiliated social media pages or premium custom sites operated by Florists utilizing the Christmas By The Sea platform (collectively referred to hereafter as the “Site”). We know you care about your privacy, too, so we provide settings that allow you to control how certain information is used on the Site.
Information Collected or Received
Christmas By The Sea may require users of the Site to give us personally identifiable information, which may include but is not limited to the user’s name, home and business addresses, phone number, email address, valid identification and credit card/payment account information (collectively “Personal Information”). Besides the Personal Information, we may also collect other non-personally identifiable information relative to your use of the Site as discussed below. Certain services offered through the Site may require different types and forms of Personal Information, including delivery address and contact information for recipients of orders. You can opt out of providing Personal Information by not entering it or not using the Site, although not providing Personal Information may hinder your ability to use the Site and/or services offered therefrom .
To become a Christmas By The Sea member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias and password that may represent your identity on Christmas By The Sea.
Christmas By The Sea offers you the option of registering an account with us by logging in with an accounts you have established with certain third party sites (e.g. Facebook.com and Google.com) (hereafter, the “Outside Account”). By logging in via the Outside Account, you are granting Christmas By The Sea the right to access, utilize and store (if applicable) information (including Personal Information) tied to your Outside Account in connection with your use of the Site. Depending on the Outside Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Outside Accounts and on your account with Christmas By The Sea, the information you make accessible via your Outside Accounts (including Personal Information) will be available to Christmas By The Sea and on and through your Christmas By The Sea account. You can stop sharing the information from Outside Accounts with us by removing our access to that Outside Account.
Depending on which services you choose to use, Christmas By The Sea may require additional information, such as a florist/storefront name, billing information (including billing address, phone number, valid identification, credit card information), a mobile telephone number, a physical mailing or delivery address, taxpayer/employer identification number, social security number and/or payment information. For Florists, if you choose to enable direct payment, Christmas By The Sea may require information such as your bank account information and/or credit card information in order to verify your identity and provide this service to you.
Users may elect to provide your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) to be publicly displayed in connection to your account and activity.
Customer Support. We may collect information about you through your communications with our customer-support team.
Location Information. We collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us, such as by use of geolocation features in the device(s) through which you access the Service, or by inference from other information we collect (for example, your IP address indicates the general geographic region from which you are connecting to the Internet). We use location information to provide you with features, notifications, advertising, or other content that is influenced by your location.
Making Payments. If you are a Customer, our service providers will collect and process your payment information. We do not collect or store any payment card information, though we may receive information about completed transactions that does not include credit card or bank account numbers.
How We Use Information
Your username, Christmas By The Sea ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your Christmas By The Sea profile. Your profile will also provide the date you joined the Site, feedback, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, shop pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces.
We use the information we collect from the Service mainly as follows: (i) to provide, maintain, protect and improve the Service (including data analytics), to develop new ones, and to protect Christmas By The Sea, Florists, and Customers; (ii) to respond to your submissions, questions, comments, requests and complaints and provide customer service; (iii) as part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure; (iv) to protect Christmas By The Sea’s rights or property; (v) for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, customization, and improvements to service and experience on the Site; (vi) to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; and (vii) for any other legitimate business purpose such as billing, identification and authentication purposes, or for which the information was collected. Christmas By The Sea may use information to provide online advertising on the Site and to send you information we think may be useful or relevant to you. You may opt out of email marketing by using the unsubscribe link in a marketing email or you may opt out by altering your account settings.
Christmas By The Sea does not knowingly allow any users under the age of eighteen (18) to use or otherwise access to the Site. Christmas By The Sea does not seek any Personal Information (or any information at all) from any persons under 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old, you may not use the Site.
Choice & Control
We know members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore Christmas By The Sea gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you. We give you account settings and tools to access and control your personal data regardless of where you live. If you live in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland (“Designated Region”), you have several legal rights regarding your information as discussed below.
Accessing and Exporting Data. By logging into your account, you may access your personal information and you can also download your personal information in a common file format.
Editing and Deleting Data. In your account settings, you can change or delete your personal information. Additionally, you may delete your account if you wish. If you choose to delete your account, most of your information will be deleted within  days, but it may up to  days to delete all your data and other data stored in our backup systems due to size and complexity of our systems used to store data.
You may change or correct your Christmas By The Sea account information (except your username) at any time. You may remove certain optional information you no longer wish to be publicly visible, such as your full name.
Objecting or Restricting Data Use. In your account settings, you have options to control our use of your data. You may limit how your information is visible to other users or made publicly available; and limit the notifications or emails you receive from us. Please note that should you opt-out of receiving notifications or emails from us, you will still receive administrative messages from us. If you are receiving texts sent via the Service and you wish to opt out, reply STOP to any such message, or send an email with your cellphone number and the subject line “Opt-Out” to info@Christmas By The Sea.com.
If you have any questions about how to exercise these choices, please e-mail us at info@Christmas By The Sea.com
Messages from Christmas By The Sea
On occasion, Christmas By The Sea will send you messages if you have chosen to receive such messages and submitted either your e-mail address or a physical mailing address to the Site. The default, required form of communication is email. In some situations, Christmas By The Sea may send you physical mail or text messages.
Some messages from Christmas By The Sea are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include, but are not limited to: a welcome/confirmation email when you register your account, notification of an order, or correspondence with Christmas By The Sea’s support team. These messages are not promotional in nature. You may not opt-out of receiving service-related messages from Christmas By The Sea, unless you close your account.
As a member, Christmas By The Sea may also send you messages related to certain features on the site or your activity. Christmas By The Sea may also send you news or updates about changes to our site or services. By default, members will receive these messages via email. You may elect to opt-out of receiving these Christmas By The Sea emails at any time after registering by e-mailing us at unsubscribe@Christmas By The Sea.com, by writing to us at the address contained herein, or by hitting the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any of our e-mails.
Christmas By The Sea also offers optional email newsletters. You must opt-in or subscribe to begin receiving newsletters, and subscription is available to both members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters under your account settings or by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by Christmas By The Sea for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails.
Christmas By The Sea is both a marketplace and a community. We provide areas on the Site where you can publicly post submit information and content about yourself or your business and can communicate with others, such as the Marketplace (including Florist Storefronts and related listings), the community forum or blog. Please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others on Christmas By The Sea. By engaging in such conduct, you acknowledge your understanding that any such information or content you supply to these community spaces may be accessible by other users and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore, this information could be read, collected, and used by others throughout the world. For example, if you post your email address on your Storefront, you may receive unsolicited messages from other users who can access the Site. We have no control over who reads your public postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post. Christmas By The Sea generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on Christmas By The Sea.
Information Sharing & Disclosure
Christmas By The Sea generally limits access to your Personal Information to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Christmas By The Sea is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them (including, without limitation, Yelp.com). These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through Christmas By The Sea’s services. Christmas By The Sea may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with or through that affiliated business. Christmas By The Sea may share aggregated demographic information with business partners that cannot be reasonable used to identify an individual.
Christmas By The Sea employs third party service providers (including, without limitation, Yelp.com) to perform tasks on our behalf, and we need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Christmas By The Sea may also partner with third party service providers for fraud prevention and/or identity verification. Your information will be treated as private and confidential by such third party service providers and not used for any other purpose than we authorize.
We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Christmas By The Sea does not own or control, or individuals that Christmas By The Sea does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on Christmas By The Sea or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Christmas By The Sea does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Christmas By The Sea is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Christmas By The Sea site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
Cookies & Tracking Technologies
Christmas By The Sea uses a variety of technologies to help us better understand how people use the Site.
A cookie is a small data file sent from a web site to your browser that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Christmas By The Sea uses our own cookies for a number of purposes, including to access your information when you sign in; keep track of preferences you specify; display the most appropriate content based on your interests and activity on Christmas By The Sea; estimate and report Christmas By The Sea’s total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve our content and services. You can configure your browser’s settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of services offered by the Site.
We use Flash cookies (a.k.a local shared objects or LSOs) to store some of your viewing preferences on our site. Flash cookies are used to collect and store information, but differ from browser cookies in the amount, type and manner in which data is stored. Christmas By The Sea does not tie the information gathered by Flash cookies to your personally identifiable information.
Christmas By The Sea may partner with third-party services who may use various tracking technologies, such as browser cookies or Flash cookies, to provide certain services or features. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer each time you visit Christmas By The Sea, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from Christmas By The Sea. Christmas By The Sea does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our privacy statement. You may be able to change browser settings to refuse and/or disable cookies when you access the Site through a web browser. The steps to do this vary depending on the browser used, but generally can be found by using the “Help” feature available on your browser. However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly and/or personalized features of the Site will be disabled. Christmas By The Sea is not presently configured to respond to DNT or “do not track” signals from web browsers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Christmas By The Sea account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services. Each password owner is responsible for keeping the password confidential and safe, as Christmas By The Sea has no control or responsibility for this type of user information. If the password may have been stolen or might otherwise be misused, it is the responsibility of the password owner to notify Christmas By The Sea immediately for further action.
Christmas By The Sea encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card number) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Christmas By The Sea follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Christmas By The Sea receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Your data may be lost during transmission or may be accessed by unauthorized parties. We do not accept any liability for direct or indirect losses as regards the security of your Personal Information or data during its transfer over the Internet.
Christmas By The Sea will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want Christmas By The Sea to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. Christmas By The Sea will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
For Residents of the State of California Only
Christmas By The Sea reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. We’ll communicate changes by posting a notice on the Site. If we make material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places Christmas By The Sea deems appropriate.