Last updated: July 10, 2013
Disclosure of Personal Information
When you chose to use our website, we request certain personally identifiable information from you such as name, email, age, and location. We will not share the information you provided about yourself with outside parties without your explicit consent. In the event of this policy change, we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out or prohibit the disclosure of your information to outside parties. We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others.
Stew may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties in order to provide better services to you. We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Stew under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your Personal Information to help Stew communicate with you about offers from us and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information. We provide Non-Personal Information to interested third-parties for purposes of understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website. We use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal Information (see below) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
We may use your Personal Information for the purpose of promoting Stew on our sister website Mischmasch — for the sale of affordable original artworks. Mischmasch may contact you for more information about your work and your profile.
To better protect yourself you need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a public computer. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) Stew encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
When you enter Stew, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of date stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Stew. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this feature.
We may share this non-identifiable information with third parties so that they can provide services targeted specifically for our users, but we never link this information with your personally identifiable information except when required by law.
Stew may also use non personal information for the following purposes: products and services provisioning, identification and authentication, services improvement, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in our registration databases when you register with Stew. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes.
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Emails From Us
We may be in communication with you about your account. These communications are essential to our relationship with you and our ability to provide you with quality service.
Stew may send you service-related announcements from time to time like updates and new features. We may also send you emails to notify you of new comments made on your profile or new activity on your posted items etc. You may edit these email options at any time on the Edit Profile page.