Thankyou for using Squares.moda and Style Notes 

We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. The Squares.moda website ("Site") is owned and operated by sSquares Ltd. This Privacy Policy describes how information is collected from you and subsequently used, shared, secured and otherwise processed by sSquares Ltd. and our affiliated companies ("Us" or "We"). This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and Service . By accessing this Site and making use of our services you explicitly agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

This Privacy policy is effective as of March 1, 2015. As our services evolve and we perceive the need or desirability of collecting or using information collected in other ways, we may from time to time amend this Privacy Policy and will provide a new effective date on the revised policy. We encourage you to check our site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and User Agreement in effect and any changes that may have been made to them. If you continue to use Squares.moda after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy.

What information do we collect

We collect information in two ways:

When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.

In general, you can visit Squares.moda (www.Squares.moda) without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you request information from us through our Contact Us page, or disclose information in any other way to us we will retain the information that you provide. To take advantage of some of our services you are required to register and create an account via our Site. When you open an individual account at Squares.moda Style Notes, we ask you to provide personal information (such as your name and email address). When you open a designer subscription account with Squares.moda you will also be required to provide information such as about your company in addition to entering into a Subscription Agreement. All Squares.moda Style Notes accountholders are required to create a user password that, combined with your login email address, allows access to your Style Notes account. This data is used to identify you as a Squares.moda Style Notes registered user. All Squares.moda designer accountholders are required to create a user password, that combined with your login name and contact email address, allows access to your subscription account. Squares.moda offers a forum for designers to subscribe editorials and details of their collections and for users to browse and discover from these editorials. We also collect information from Site visitors that does not personally identify themselves. Information that is collected in aggregate form includes browser type (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari), operating system (e.g. Windows, Macintosh), IP address and Internet domain (e.g. AOL, Hotmail).

When you sign up for or use of our products, you voluntarily give us information. If you’re using Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes on your mobile device, you can also choose to provide us with location data.

We also get technical information when you use our products or use websites or apps that have Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes features.

These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other Internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

LOG DATA: When you use Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes our servers automatically record information (log data) including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had Squares.moda features, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request and cookie data.

COOKIE DATA: Depending on how you’re accessing our products, we may use cookies (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes account or your browser), or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use session cookies (that last until you close your browser) or persistent cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your Squares.moda Style Notes account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.

Cookies are small text files that our Site places on your browser to enable our system to recognize your computer and allow us to see how you use our site. Further general information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

The cookies we use on our Site include:

Session cookies: These temporary cookies expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser window. We use session cookies to grant our users access to content and to enable actions they must be logged in to do.

Persistent cookies: These usually have an expiration date in the distant future and remain in your browser until they expire or you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our users. For example, we may use a persistent cookie to associate you with your user account or to remember your choices on the Site, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled.

Third party cookies: We permit limited third parties to place cookies through the Site to provide us with better insights into the use of the Site or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to you. For example, we utilize Google Analytics to analyze usage patterns of the Site. Google Analytics generates a cookie to capture information about your use of the Site which Google uses to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other related services. Google may use a portion of your IP address to identify their cookie, but this will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

We may also permit third party service providers to place cookies through our Site, as indicated above, to perform analytic or marketing functions where you are notified of them and you have consented to the usage. We do not control the use of such third party cookies or the resulting information and we are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Your use of our Site will be deemed to be your consent to the placement of cookies on your computer or other device. If you prefer not to receive cookies through our Site, you can set your browser to either reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” websites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those sites you are currently on. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our Site and use it.

If you refuse cookies, this will limit system performance and may even cause certain features of the Site to malfunction or not to work at all.

Device Information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using Squares.moda on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes and our users. 

We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:

Suggesting styles and designers you might like.

Showing you ads you might be interested in.

We also use the information we collect to:

Send you updates, newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include styles and designers you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).

Respond to your questions or comments.

We use your personal information according to the terms of the Privacy Policy and User Agreement in effect at the time of our use.

The information we collect may be personally identifiable (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or non-personally identifiable (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever Squares.moda does business, including countries outside your own.

We may use your personal information for our general commercial purposes including, among other things, to send you communications about (1) our own products and services, (2) products and services offered by designers or advertisers on our site and (3) products and services of third parties (those not offered by designers on our site) to you that we think you may find of interest. We use email as the primary form of communicating transactional and relationship information with registered designers and registered Style Notes users. If you are a registered designer, we may also use your street addresses and telephone numbers to provide these communications.

We also use your information to verify that you qualify as a member of Squares.moda, to customize the content you see on Squares.moda, to help manage your transactions on the site and to contact you as necessary. We may use your contact information to respond to your inquiries.

What choices do you have about your information

Squares.moda and Squares.moda Style Notes is a tool people use to find their inspirations, navigate their way through the designer editorials listed simply and effectively, organise their shopping online, and share and inspire others in the process. When you create style notes you can choose to share them by posting them to your social media account, email or post on your own personal blog. 

The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:

We may employ third party companies or individuals to process personal information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. For example, we may share data with a security consultant to help us get better at identifying spam or with our accountants to make sure we’re keeping the books right. In addition, some of the information we request may be collected by third party providers on our behalf. 

If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Squares.moda; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.

We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.

We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners or others. For example, we may tell a business using Squares.moda how many people added them as a favourite designer or shared or added their editorial images.

Squares.moda does not sell, share, trade or give away personal data other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

We reveal your information to unaffiliated third parties when you request or authorize it, or to help complete a functionality for you which you have requested. Designers will have their own privacy practices regarding the information they receive. We encourage you to read such applicable privacy policies. We are not responsible for the processing of your information by such third parties.

We may share your data with other companies or agents affiliated to Squares.moda who have been carefully selected and who perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.). These companies may use your information for their own purposes including marketing to you where you have consented to receive notifications relating to their products and services. We may also disclose your data to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our User Agreement or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

In the event of a corporate transaction, such as the purchase, sale or other transfer of all or part of our services or assets, we may transfer your data along with those assets or services to a prospective transferee.

 

International transfers

The personally identifiable information we receive may be held on our computers and systems in the European Union and in the computers and systems of our offices and internationally and may be accessed by or given to our staff working outside the European Union. Your information may be processed by us in the United Kingdom, where laws regarding data protection may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using this Site and by providing any personal information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in Canada and the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United Kingdom.

In addition, designers registered on Squares.moda are located around the world. Due to the nature of our business and to enable us to offer a forum worldwide, your data may be transferred to, and held by designers in any country in the world. By using this Site and by providing any personal information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in Canada and the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information by such third parties.

 

Squares.moda is not designed nor intended to be attractive to use by children under the age of 13. Our Terms of Use require that users must be 18 years old or older in order to register on our Site and use our services. If you are under the age of 18 please do not submit any information to us.

If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.

Security

As a registered user of the Site you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password. Please keep your user ID and password confidential. If you share your computer, we recommend that you log-out and close your browser window after visiting the Site in order to protect the confidentiality of your data including your credit card information, and any other data you have input on your account. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

We use reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help us protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of data stored on our system. The Site uses third party payment via Paypal only. We do not process or store any details in relation to payment which is processed via the third party. Except as specified in this Privacy Policy, we use commercially reasonable efforts to limit access to your information to the employees, officers, third-party contractors, and strategic partners of Squares.moda who need the information in order to perform their duties. SSL is an industry-standard protocol for encryption over the Internet. While no system is 100% secure, we believe that the measures we have implemented minimize the risk of security breach to an appropriate level given the types of information involved. Please note that any information you provide us by email is unencrypted.

Please note that transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we will endeavor to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Site; any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access however.

Links to Third-Party Sites

When you use the Site or our service, you may be directed to other websites that are beyond our control. These may include merchant sites where you select items for purchase or payment sites where you pay for your purchases. We may also allow thirds-party sites or applications to link to the Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked sites but we do encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or web sites. This Privacy Policy only applies to Our Sites.

Contacting Us

The Site is owned and operated by sSquares Ltd. If you have any questions or suggestions with respect to this Privacy Policy, please contact us via the details on our Contact Us page.