Privacy Policy


 

Last Updated: September 6, 2022

 

 

THIS PRIVACY POLICY OF ENVIRONMENTS BY LE, LLC (“ENVIRONMENTS), FOR ITSELF, PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES (COLLECTIVELY, “ENVIRONMENTS”, “COMPANY”, “WE”, “US”, OR “OUR”), OUTLINES HOW YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”) AND OTHER PERSONAL DATA (YOUR “USER INFORMATION”) WILL BE COLLECTED, USED, AND SHARED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT_ lightingenvironments. com, ELEVATEDENVIRONMENTS.TECH, and environments.tech, AND ENVIRONMENTS MOBILE-BASED APPLICATIONS, AND ENVIRONMENTS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, AND ANY CONTENT, FEATURES, SERVICES, OR OTHER OFFERINGS THAT COMPANY MAY PROVIDE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”). THIS PRIVACY POLICY ALSO DESCRIBES YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE, ACCESS, CORRECTION, AND DELETION OF YOUR USER INFORMATION. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR USER INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

 

Jurisdiction: The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States, and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than those of the United States.  This site is intended only for use by persons using and accessing the site from within the United States.

 

Notice to California Residents: In addition to the other rights described in this policy, if you are an individual residing in California, You have the right to request information regarding the third parties with whom ENVIRONMENTS has shared personal information for direct marketing purposes during the past year. You have the right to submit a request to ENVIRONMENTS at its designated address and receive the following information within thirty (30) days of its receipt of that request: (1) the types of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received the personal information, and (3) if the nature of a third party’s business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party’s name, examples of its products or services. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format. Information provided will not be specific to you individually.  All such requests must be in writing and sent to the ENVIRONMENTS address set forth in the CONTACT Section below.
 

 

OVERVIEW

 

To enhance, personalize, and support your experience on the Site, among other things, we collect, use, and share your user information. For example, we use aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site's user experience. As detailed below, your user information may also be used by Company and its partners to track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content. Company is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Policy or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Policy or your user information, please contact us in the manner provided below.
 

 

What this Privacy Policy Covers

 

This Privacy Policy covers the Site and our other media channels (collectively, the “Site”), such as any of our mobile applications and social media channels, and applies only to information we collect. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the activities of Company or any third party that may collect your user information while accessing or using such third party's services in connection with your use of our Site. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted. To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use in connection with the Site.

 

As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the Internet. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information (“PII”) or other user information you may choose to submit in any public forums that we may offer through the Site, or through any third party links available through the Site. To request removal of your personal information from any of our public forums, please contact us as provided below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove personal information voluntarily disclosed by you in such forums for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), in which case, we will notify you if we are unable to do so.

 

 

Gathering of Information

 

We collect user information when you use the Site. Sometimes you may submit it to us yourself, such as when you provide us with information relating to the establishment or maintenance of your user account, payment of fees, registration for events, etc.; other times it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences as outlined below.

 

Information Collected

 

When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of ways.  As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, your name, address, email address, phone number, and other information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a registration or application on the Site, you may submit your contact information), information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and information about you that our third party partners may share with us.

 

Voluntary Submission

 

Company may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you register your account with the Site.  In connection with services you request, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number, and credit card or other payment information, in order to complete the purchase. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit many portions of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you register an account through the Site or provide information to Company in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information.

 

Cookies

 

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer's hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your PII and non-personally identifying (non-“PII”) information.  As technology evolves, information may be gathered through other means as well. You may set your browser either to notify you when you receive a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. However, if you do so you may not be able to participate in certain of the Sites’ features.

 

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to enhance your experience on the Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements, as well as to provide ENVIRONMENTS account processing, maintenance, and fulfillment services. Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. We will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.

 

To Target Content

 

To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of the Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our Site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a third party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.

 

To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site

 

To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, using the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them. From time to time, we may provide e-mails highlighting new features available through the Site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications.

 

To Provide Communications with Third Parties
(including to Data Processors)

 

We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute your information to any third party, except as provided for in this Privacy Policy.

 

Sharing of Information

 

You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with Company as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for Company. This includes information shared with Data Processors.

 

We use third parties to provide credit card processing, e-mail service providers, and hosting services on the Site.  When you sign up for such services, we will share your user information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information.

 

The Site may include widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features are small content modules that users can embed on sites and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Information Shared with Third Party Providers
(including Data Processors)

 

We may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, these companies may collect information directly from you. In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies will be subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

 

Change of Site Ownership

 

The ownership of the Site may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want this site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy, or other change in control of Company, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information. You will be notified as described below in the "Privacy Policy Changes" section below.

 

As Required By Law

 

Company may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Company, or to protect and defend the rights or property of Company.

 

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

 

All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to privacy@environments.tech. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. ENVIRONMENTS will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected.

 

SECURITY

 

We care about the protection of your user information, and use industry standard safeguards to do so.  Nonetheless, it is important for you to understand that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be secure.

 

Your information is stored on Company servers located in the United States. We use industry standard physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access and disclosure, to protect your privacy. We employ various security techniques to protect your data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside of the Company. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.

 

Privacy of Persons Under the Age of Thirteen

 

PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM USING OUR SITE, ESTABLISHING AN ACCOUNT, AND/OR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US.  If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY USER INFORMATION TO US - including but not limited to information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from persons under the age of thirteen (13). In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a person under the age of thirteen (13), we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any.

 

Privacy of Persons Between the Ages of Thirteen and Eighteen

 

If you are between thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, YOU MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO USE OUR SITE, TO SET-UP AN ACCOUNT, AND TO PROVIDE USER INFORMATION TO US - including but not limited to information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from persons between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) without the express consent and permission of such person’s parent or legal guardian. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a person between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) without the express consent and permission of such person’s parent of legal guardian, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any.

 

Cross-border Transfers

 

Your user information may be transferred to other countries in connection with your use of the Site. If you access or use the Site outside of the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the United States.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

 

If we make any material changes to or Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account), or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, PERIODICALLY, TO REVIEW THIS PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

 

If you have any questions regarding the information in this Privacy Policy, or how to remove or modify your user information or related consents, please contact us at the address or email below:

 

ENVIRONMENTS

 

333 West Ostend Street

Suite 200

Baltimore, MD  21230

Attn: Joe Plakinger
 

Email:  info@environments.tech