What is collected
When you sign up to the Tree Ring mailing list, purchase a product, or participate in an online survey, we will collect name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. When a purchase is made credit card information is exchanged via an external Paypal site. No credit card information is stored at Tree Ring.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Tree Ring’s latest product announcements, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by unsubscribing via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may also collect non-personal information such as language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, and location where a Tree Ring product is purchased so that we can better understand customer behavior improve advertising. Information collected in this form is not directly associated with any specific individual. Other non-personal information may include customer activities on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Linkedin, YouTube and from our other public internet pages and services.
Cookies and Other Technologies
If you want to disable cookies, depending on what browser you use, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Tree Ring website may not be available once cookies are disabled.
As is true of most websites, we may gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Tree Ring may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Tree Ring website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We may track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Tree Ring shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Tree Ring operates.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Tree Ring to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or customers. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Protection of Personal Information
Tree Ring takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Tree Ring online services such as the Tree Ring online retail store use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
When you use some Tree Ring products, services, or post on a Tree Ring forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
Access to Personal Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging into your account, or by contacting Tree Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Tree Ring is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.
Third-Party Sites and Services
Tree Ring websites, products, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Tree Ring employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.