THE COFFEE COMMUNE PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Coffee Commune is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to The Coffee Commune site and associated sites under our domain and governs data collection and usage. By using The Coffee Commune site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
The Coffee Commune collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Coffee Commune also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Coffee Commune. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by Coffee Commune for the operation of our services, to maintain the quality of our service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of The Coffee Commune site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Coffee Commune public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

The Coffee Commune encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Coffee Commune so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Coffee Commune is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of The Coffee Commune family of web sites.

Use of your Personal Information
The Coffee Commune collects and uses your personal information to operate the site and deliver The Coffee Commune services you have requested. The Coffee Commune also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Coffee Commune and its affiliates. The Coffee Commune may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Coffee Commune does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Coffee Commune may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Coffee Commune may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Coffee Commune, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

When you request updates or subscribe to The Coffee Commune email newsletter, The Coffee Commune may contact you via email to send updates and relevant news, talk about new programs, projects, or services, and/or invite you to contact us in person or online.

When you join our list, we keep your data in our email platform until you request that we remove your name and other data about you.  You may change your preferences, subscribe, or unsubscribe at any time using the link in each newsletter.

The Coffee Commune has a member platform noticeboard that allows members to network, collaborate, and communicate with each other.   The notice board contains members’ limited personal information including name, membership type, and contact email address. Members can choose to opt-out of being listed on the member platform noticeboard at any time.

The Coffee Commune does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Coffee Commune keeps track of the pages our members visit within The Coffee Commune, in order to determine what offerings and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Coffee Commune to members whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Coffee Commune site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Coffee Commune or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights of The Coffee Commune; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Coffee Commune, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The Coffee Commune Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Coffee Commune pages, or register with The Coffee Commune site or services, a cookie helps The Coffee Commune to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Coffee Commune Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Coffee Commune features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Coffee Commune Web site.

Security of your Personal Information
The Coffee Commune secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Coffee Commune secures the personally identifiable information you provide in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is sent through it is encrypted and transmitted to The Coffee Commune in a secure way

Surveys and Contests
From time to time, our site requests information via surveys or for the administration of contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose information to The Coffee Commune.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postcode, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Changes to this Statement
The Coffee Commune will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Coffee Commune encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Coffee Commune is protecting your information.

Contact, Queries, or Complaints
The Coffee Commune welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Coffee Commune has not adhered to this Statement, please direct any queries or complaints to The Coffee Commune at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.