Privacy and Security Policy

 
 

privacy policy

hollah users

hollah members & member artists

standard technology

contests & promotions

special circumstances

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Hollah.com is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users and members. We maintain your personal information as private and confidential to the best of our ability. However, personal information may be disclosed under the limited circumstances described below, and by using our service, you agree that we may do so.

hollah users

When users send one of our electronic greetings, the information you provide to us is used to customize your greeting with the names of the sender and recipient and to deliver an email notification to the recipient. The names and email addresses you provide are NOT compiled into any type of mailing list and will not be used for any type of email solicitation. hollah.com does not share the names and email addresses of users of its site with any other company.

hollah shoppers

Purchases made on hollah.com are processed through our  Ecommerce partners Bigstep.com and Cardservice International with software secured by RSA Data Security Company.  When hollah shoppers make purchases we collect contact information (like email addresses) and financial information (like account or credit card numbers). We use this information to process orders and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your orders. In some cases, a customer's contact information is forwarded to a third party in order to fulfill the order. This third party is not allowed to use the information that they are provided for any other purpose than to fulfill orders. 
We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the most advanced security system available. When you use our secure checkout all of your personal information including your name, address, and credit card information, is encrypted into indecipherable bits before being safely transmitted across the Internet. Our standard checkout process encrypts all information before it is stored on our servers. These servers are not accessible on the Internet and are password protected.

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hollah members and member artists

When you become a hollah.com member, you provide personal information, such as your name or handle (nickname), email address, gender, ZIP code and age. Because we are committed to protecting your privacy, hollah.com will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party. hollah.com does however use the information to determine the overall demographic makeup of our members, such as 15% of our members are women over 21 from the U.K.  This information enables hollah.com and our sponsors to provide members with relevant information.  When you register as a hollah.com member, you also have the opportunity to choose whether to receive promotional emails from us. The types of messages we send include weekly special sales promotions from hollah atrium shops, news about upcoming hollah events and giveaways.  Each of these messages will provide information on how to unsubscribe from future emails.

Hollah member artists submit contact information with their submissions. Member artists indicate what information they want displayed on the hollah.com site so that interested parties may reach them.  hollah only displays information that artists direct us to display. The artists may direct hollah.com to remove this contact information at any time.

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standard technology

Like virtually all sites on the world wide web, hollah.com uses cookies (identifying files) to automatically verify that you are a member, and to improve the convenience of our services. Cookies may also be used to compile overall information about which areas of our site are visited most frequently. If you've set your browser to reject cookies, you can still use our site, but you may need to re-enter information that we would normally obtain from the cookie. You can also set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. If you do, you will receive a warning message each time our site attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive.  Cookies also may be placed by our advertisers or by independent third parties that actually operate the servers on which the ads reside. Although the hollah.com encourages third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy standards and policies, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of such parties.

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contests and promotions

In order to enter a contest or promotion, you may be asked to provide personal identifying information, and by doing so you agree that such information may be disclosed to the contest's sponsor, whose identity will be clearly indicated on the entry form. If hollah.com is the sponsor of the contest or promotion, information you submit will be treated the same way we would treat your registration information. Other companies who sponsor or co-sponsor our contests and promotions may have their own policies for handling personal information, and information you submit will be subject to those policies as well. Although hollah.com encourages third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy standards and policies, we are not responsible for the actions of third parties.  

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special circumstances

We may disclose your personal information to a third party if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of hollah.com; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our members or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false registration information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you -- including your computer's IP address -- may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions.)

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