Privacy Statement

Please note that the Privacy Policy has changed as of 2/26/2020.

 

Our Commitment

 

Emphases  understands how important it is to keep your personal information confidential, especially online. Our commitment to protecting your privacy is outlined in the policies below. Because our privacy policy may be updated periodically, we encourage you to review these pages on a regular basis.

 

Information Collected and How It's Used

 

Your IP Address

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is automatically assigned to your computer every time you establish a connection on the Internet. Emphases  uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. Emphases  does not link your IP address to any identifiable personal information.

 

Cookies

In computer language, a cookie is used to store data on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to store your e-mail ID on your computer so that you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit Emphases . We never use cookies to capture or contain personal information from your computer. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. The only personal information Emphases  has is the information you have provided.

 

Your Account

Emphases  can obtain access to your name, e-mail address and other contact information only (1) when you become an advertiser with Emphases , provide comments, submit a problem, or request information from Emphases  and provide your name or return contact information, or (2) in connection with special offers or contests. Contact information provided in connection with problems, comments or requests is used only to respond to those problems, comments or requests. You may choose to provide contact information, other personally identifying information, and demographic information in order to participate in optional surveys or contests, which are run for promotional purposes. Emphases  uses such information to send you information about its products and to notify you if you win the contest.

 

Upon registration in the Emphases  Private Label Account Management system, advertisers are requested to provide company, contact and credit card information. This information is primarily used to identify the account and correspond to the account holder in regard to payments, credits, problems and questions. Credit Card information is provided to credit card processors for the sole purpose of verifying that the credit card is valid and to authorize purchases or to administer refunds to cancelled accounts. Secondary uses of the information provided are to assist Emphases  staff in detecting and tracking any potential fraud. If the advertiser registers with Emphases  through one of its private label partners, Emphases  may provide certain of its advertisers' contact information to selected private label partners who wish to participate in conjunction with Emphases  com and who are responsible for the acquisition or sign-up of the advertiser account. Only contact information is shared with the private label partners, no credit card information is used or shared beyond it's sole purpose of payments/purchases. Advertisers may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by contacting Emphases . Emphases  Web site includes links to independent, third party Web sites. Emphases  is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Live Chat is a 3rd party application from Liveperson that is operated by Emphases . All information submitted via Live Chat is only used to facilitate help/customer services issues and not used for any secondary purposes. Live Chat is covered under the Emphases  privacy policy.

 

Additional Information Collected

Any personal correspondence you send to us, including e-mail and letters, as well as correspondence from other customers or third parties about your activities or postings pertaining to Emphases , and all entries made by you onto our site may be collected and stored. Any notes, ideas, suggestions, or other material submitted by Users becomes the property of Emphases .

 

Emphases  may run contests where we ask Users for contact information such as e-mail or physical addresses. Emphases  may retain a third party company to oversee the collection and correct entry of User's contact information. The aforementioned third party company will also supply and oversee distribution of prizes for such contests. The User information collected during the contest will not be used by the third party for any purpose other than that of running the Emphases  contest. Emphases  may use contact data to send Users information about Emphases , as well as promotional material on behalf of our partners. You may opt-out of receiving these and future mailings as outlined below.

 

Unsupervised Children

Children 18 and under are not eligible to use Emphases  services without the participation and supervision of a legal parent or guardian. Emphases  is not a site meant for children, and we do not provide privacy measures designed to protect children when using the Internet unsupervised.

 

Expunging Your Information From Our Records

You may e-mail CustomerService at Emphases  or use one of the alternate contact methods listed below to remove your contact information from our database provided we have completed all your pending transactions. Please note, however, that information is never completely removed from our history and disaster recovery archives. You may access and edit your account information by logging into your account online and clicking on the "Edit Profile" link.

 

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

 

Personal Information

Emphases  does not sell, trade, rent, or release your personal information to third parties in ways that are not disclosed in the privacy statement. If we were to ever do so, you will have the opportunity to opt-out beforehand.

 

Transactional Information

Emphases  transactional information such as traffic patterns, sales, aggregate data regarding general shopping patterns, and other site information may be shared with vendors and other reputable third parties. This data will never contain any identifiable personal information of Emphases  Users. For example, we might share statistics on how many customers purchased a specific product, but we will not specifically disclose who purchased the product.

 

Legal Issues

Emphases  discloses personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary for the following:

  • To conform to the edict of the law or comply with a legal process served on Emphases  or its Web site.

  • To protect and defend the property rights of Emphases , the Emphases  Web site, or that of Emphases  Users.

  • Or to act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Emphases  Users, employees, or the general public.

 

Other Sites' Policies

Emphases  has no control over, nor does it bear any of the responsibility for the privacy policies and/or content of any sites or advertisers linked to or on our site. Emphases  also takes no responsibility for the cookies these sites or advertisers might deposit on your hard drive.

 

Safety and Security

 

Security

After we receive the data at Emphases , it is stored on a secure server behind a firewall and cannot be accessed from outside the company. All data is secure and is protected from alteration, loss or misuse. The Emphases  employees who process your order are the only people with access to your personal information. All Emphases  employees sign a privacy/security policy agreement, which provides legal confidentiality protections for all Emphases  Users. Any violation of this policy results in disciplinary action, including possible termination, criminal prosecution, and civil action.

 

When our registration/order form asks Users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), the information you provide is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, you will know that you are on a secure page because the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer is in its locked form, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'. We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

 

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, protect all user-information off-line. For example, all of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is subject to restricted use in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

 

Your Consent & Contacting Us

 

Your Consent

By using the Emphases  Web site, you consent to the collection, storage, and dissemination of personal data as described above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email or by means of a notice on our homepage.

 

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy please contact CustomerService@emphases.com.  You can also use this e-mail

address to:

  • Opt-out of receiving promotional offers and updates about the site. Service related emails sent by Emphases  to notify the user cannot be opted-out of unless the user cancels membership or use of the service.

  • Notify us of updates to any of your personal account information.

 

New Epic Media LLC

Attn: Emphases / Customer Service

116 W 23RD ST 5FL

New York, NY 11229

 

Phone: 718.954.4856