Privacy

Slate Collection™ Brand Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 22, 2017.

Welcome to the Slate Collection™ website. We have created this Privacy Policy to inform you of how we collect, use and share your information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to be sure you understand its terms. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at customercare@SlateCollection.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Scope of this Privacy Policy
  2. Your Consent and Agreement
  3. Modifications to this Privacy Policy
  4. Collection of Information
  5. How We Use Your Information
  6. How We Share Your Information with Others
  7. Cookies and Other Technologies
  8. Your Privacy Choices
  9. Security
  10. Links to Other Sites
  11. Updating Your Information
  12. Children
  13. Consent to Data Transfer
  14. Notice to California Residents - Your California Privacy Rights
  15. Contact Us

 

  1. Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the www.SlateCollection.com web site, including any mobile counterpart (the “Site”). The Site is owned by ACCO Brands Corporation dba Slate Collection (ACCO Brands Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, collectively, “Slate Collection” or “we” or “us”). This Privacy Policy also applies to information collected through Slate Collection’s customer care services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites owned and operated by ACCO Brands Corporation or to third-party websites and platforms, even though the Site may link to such websites and platforms.  You can learn more about links from the Site in the “Links to Other Sites”section.

This Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding both personal information and non-personal information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, personal information is information that can be used to identify a particular individual, such as full names, addresses, and email addresses. Non-personal information, by itself, cannot be used to identify a particular individual.   

  1. Your Consent and Agreement

This Privacy Policy forms part of your legal agreement with Slate Collection under the Terms of Use applicable to the Site. By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Site. 

This Site is hosted on a platform provided by Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) and your activities on the Site may be subject to Shopify’s Privacy Policy. Please be sure that you review, understand and agree to Shopify’s Privacy Policy before using this Site.

  1. Modifications to this Privacy Policy

Slate Collection may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Whenever this Privacy Policy is revised, we will update the “effective date” at the beginning of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy each time you use the Site to see if the Privacy Policy has been revised since your last visit. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post a notice on the Site. By using the Site after the effective date of any changes, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.

  1. Collection of Information

Information You Provide

We collect information that you provide to us, either by entering it into the Site or providing it to a customer care representative. For example, when you request information, subscribe to our emails, ask for promotional or support materials, place an order, or open or manage an account, we will ask you to provide information to complete these transactions. The information you provide may include personal information, such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number. Additional information you may provide includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • If you log in your account, your username and password.
  • If you make a purchase, your payment information.
  • If you share information from the Site with a third party, the third party’s email address.

Information from Third Parties

Slate Collection may collect information about you that we receive from other sources. For example, we may receive information about you from the U.S Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) service and providers of consumer data. We may combine the information we receive about you from these third parties with other information we collect from you. For example, we may use the information supplied by third parties to update and correct the information contained in our databases and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.

We may also collect information from third-party social media platforms, including, without limitation, Facebook®, Twitter® and Instagram®. For example, the Site may permit you to log in through your social media account. The information you submit while logging in to any social media platform while on the Site is collected by the social media platform and not by Slate Collection, but the social media platform may provide information about you, such as your username, to us. If you are already logged in to the social media platform when you visit the Site, the information may be provided to us automatically by the social media platform. We may combine the information received from the social media platform with other information we have about you. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of each social media platform you use for more information about their privacy practices.

Information We Automatically Collect Through Technologies

We capture certain information automatically whenever you visit or use the Site. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, device type, application software, time and date you visit or use the Site, and traffic patterns and usage data, such as the pages you access, the website that directed you to the Site and the website you visit when you leave the Site. This information is gathered with "cookies" and/or other online tools. See the "Cookies and Other Technologies" section below for more information on how these tools work and how we use them.

The information we collect in this manner is not personal information. However, we reserve the right to combine it with other information in an attempt to identify you or that does identify you.

Location Information

Slate Collection may use your IP address to derive your general location. At present, we do not collect precise geolocation information from your mobile device. Please be aware that if you submit a digital photograph to us, it may contain location data. If you don’t want us to have such data, you should delete it prior to submitting the photograph.  

  1. How We Use Your Information

The information we collect is used for the purpose for which it was collected, such as to provide the information, product or service you requested or to complete a transaction. We may also generally use your information to:

  • Process, track and ship orders and manage billing and payment processes.
  • Communicate with you regarding your orders, purchases and accounts.
  • Provide customer care services.
  • Prevent and investigate malicious activity, security breaches, and fraud.
  • Send you print or digital catalogs or promotional offers we believe will be of interest to you.
  • Provide you with promotional emails, unless you have opted not to receive them. When you opt not to receive such promotional emails, we use your email address in order to comply with your preferences regarding such communications.
  • Identify your preferences to customize our communications and marketing.
  • Post content provided by you, such as product reviews, on the Site.
  • Improve our products, services, merchandise selection, Site, marketing and promotional efforts and customer care.
  • Develop and manage internal administrative and analytical processes and records.
  1. How We Share Your Information with Others

Slate Collection may transfer your information to third parties when you consent to such disclosure. We may also share your information as follows: 

Affiliated Organizations

We may transfer your information to our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates, including future subsidiaries and affiliates.  These companies may use your information for their own marketing purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share information with third-party service providers. For example, we may use third parties to provide hosting, maintenance and support services, payment processing and authorization, order processing, shipping, fraud protection and risk reduction, email distribution, mail delivery, marketing and advertising, and market research services.  

Third-Party Marketing and Sales

We may make your name and contact information, together with information regarding your general shopping activity, demographics, and product preferences, available to third parties for their own or others’ marketing purposes. 

Business Reorganization or Sale

In the event that we merge with or become part of another organization, or in the event that we are sold, sell all or substantially all of our assets, sell a line of business or are otherwise reorganized, your information may be one of the assets transferred to the acquiring or reorganized entity.

Non-personal Information

Unless otherwise prohibited by law, we may share your non-personal information with third parties for any purpose, including third-party marketing efforts. This non-personal information may include aggregate data, which is compiled data reflecting the collective usage of multiple users. We may also share de-identified information. De-identified information is not personally identifiable, but it does reflect the usage patterns of a particular use of the Site, as opposed to users collectively.

As Required by Law or to Protect Rights

Slate Collection reserves the right to release your information (i) to comply with any law, rule or regulation, when we are under legal compulsion to do so (such as a subpoena or court order), or when we otherwise believe that the law requires us to do so, (ii) to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity, (iii) when Slate Collection believes it is necessary to protect or enforce the rights, property interests, or safety of Slate Collection, our employees, the users of our Site or others, or (iv) as Slate Collection deems necessary to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and otherwise enforce the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Social Media and Advertising Platforms

We may use platforms such as Facebook® to offer you advertising based on your interests. In order to offer these ads, we may disclose personal information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, to the platform provider, which can match this information to a particular platform user.

Information Collected by Third Parties

In some instances, we may allow third parties to use online tools to collect information about you when you use the Site. For more information, please see section 7 - Cookies and Other Technologies section of this Privacy Policy.     

  1. Cookies and Other Technologies

Slate Collection uses technologies, including, without limitation, cookies and pixel tags, in connection with the Site.

Cookies

Cookies are small data files transmitted by a website and stored on your computer or device. The Site use both session cookies, which do not stay on your computer after you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire. Our use of cookies includes:

  • To permit our Site to function properly and enhance user experience, such as remembering the items in your shopping cart, storing your preferences, recognizing you when you return to the Site, and helping you login to your account.
  • To implement analytics tools, including Google Analytics, that help us understand how the Site is performing and how visitors engage with the Site.
  • To improve and track our advertising, including to connect your activity across multiple visits, to monitor your interaction with our advertising campaigns and to learn which advertisements bring users to the Site.  

Pixel Tags

Slate Collection uses pixel tags, which are tiny graphic images (also known as web beacons, action tags, or transparent GIF files). Our use of pixel tags includes:

  • To tell us which parts of the Site you have visited and to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may perform on the Site.
  • To send you email messages in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened a message from us and whether you click on the links contained in the message.
  • We or third parties may use pixel tags to track your interaction with online advertising and measure the performance of a marketing effort.

Targeted Advertising

At present, Slate Collection does not use cookies or pixel tags for purposes of targeted advertising, which serves advertisements to you based on your online activity over time and across third-party websites.

Embedded Links

Links provided in our emails and, in some cases, on third-party websites may include tracking embedded in the link. The tracking is accomplished through a redirection system. The redirection system allows Slate Collection to understand how the link is being used. Some of these links will enable Slate Collection to determine that you have clicked on the link. This information may be combined with the personal information that we have about you. We use this information to evaluate and improve our services and the performance of our marketing campaigns.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers accept cookies by default, but you can usually block or restrict cookies on your computer or device or purge them from your browser by adjusting your browser preferences. You should consult the user guide for your browser or mobile device for instructions on how to configure settings to meet your preferences. Cookies allow you to take advantage of some features of the Site, so if you block or restrict cookies, you may not be able to use some features of the Site. To learn more about Google Analytics and your privacy choices in connection with Google Analytics, including the Google Analytics Browser Opt-Out Add On, please visit the Google website at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

  1. Your Privacy Choices

Promotional Email Communications from Slate Collection

Slate Collection wants to provide you with relevant information regarding our products and services. You can choose which promotional email communications to receive from us by logging in to “My Account” and adjusting your communication preferences. In addition, you can opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email we send you and following the procedures indicated. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional emails from us, we will send you transaction emails and respond to questions from you.

Do Not Track (“DNT”) Signals

Although your browser may deliver a DNT signal to the Site, Slate Collection does not currently respond to DNT signals.

Cookies and Other Technologies

For information on how you can control cookies and other online tools, please review the Cookies and Other Technologies section of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Security

Although Slate Collection uses Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") security technology to safeguard your shopping transactions and encrypt your payment information, no website, server or application is completely secure. We cannot promise that your personal information will not be disclosed or misused, either by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others, such as “hackers.” We urge you to be careful online. This includes not sharing your user names and passwords.

The Site may contain customer reviews and other areas allowing you to post content on the Site or share it with your social media accounts. Please remember that any information disclosed in this manner becomes public information. You agree that Slate Collection is not responsible for material posted by you or others in these public forums.

  1. Links to Other Sites

ACCO Brands Websites and Digital Platforms

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. Other ACCO Brands websites, social media sites, and applications may have different privacy policies. Please read the privacy policy posted on each ACCO Brands website, social media site, application or other digital platform that you visit to understand the information collection, use and sharing practices that apply.

Third-Party Websites and Digital Platforms 

The Site may link to websites and digital platforms operated by third parties. These websites operate independently of Slate Collection and have their own privacy policies and terms of use which differ from those of Slate Collection. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and terms of use posted on each third-party website you visit.

  1. Updating Your Information

If you create an account on the Site, you can access and update your account information by logging in to the “My Account” section. Please note that you may not be able to access or update all information we have about you.

  1. Children

The Site is intended for use by adults only. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us personal information, you can contact us to remove such information.

In addition, California minors (under 18 years of age) may in certain circumstances request and obtain removal of content or information they posted to the Site. If you are a California minor, you may make a removal request by contacting us.

  1. Consent to Data Transfer

Slate Collection is intended for use by residents of the United States only (excluding its territories and possessions).  However, your personal information may be transferred to and processed and stored in countries other than the United States. By submitting your personal information to us, you are indicating your express consent to have your information transferred, processed and stored globally.   

  1. Notice to California Residents - Your California Privacy Rights

Under California’s "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide personal information when obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from Slate Collection certain information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. To obtain this information, please contact us, with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line of your correspondence or email. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

  1. Contact Us

We always welcome your questions and feedback. For privacy-related issues, please contact us at:

Slate Collection
Attn: Customer Care
101 O’Neil Rd.
Sidney, NY 13838
customercare@SlateCollection.com