Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March, 2019

Privacy Statement

Vladimir Kagan Design Group (sometimes referred to as “Vladimir Kagan,” “us,” or “we”) respects and values your privacy. As part of our commitment to use the information you share with us responsibly, we want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information relating to you, your computer, or your device and that enable your identification (“Personal Information”). This Privacy Statement describes our practices with information that we (or our service providers) collect from you (sometimes referred to as “user”) through our websites that link to this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Site”).

This Privacy Statement only addresses information collected directly through or from our Site – it does not address or govern any information-gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from you other than directly through or from the Site, such as from telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media.

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into HOLLY HUNT’s Terms and Conditions of Use by reference, as if set forth fully therein. By using the Site, you agree and consent to the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Statement.

Vladimir Kagan can be contacted at info@vladimirkagan.com.

Table of contents

1. What information do we collect from you?
2. How We Use the Information We Collect
3. Our Disclosure of Your Information
4. Uses and Disclosures to Comply with Laws
5. Links to Third Party Sites
6. Where Your Information is Processed
7. Security
8. Data Retention
9. Lawful Bases for Processing Your Personal Information
10. Your Data Rights and Choices
11. Our Right to Change Privacy Statement
12. Contacting Us

1. What information do we collect from you?

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect information from you as described below.

a. Information You Provide

We collect Personal Information that you knowingly choose to submit through the Site in order to benefit from specified features or to participate in certain activities, such as information that you knowingly provide when you contact us through the “Provenance Inquiry Form,” the general “Inquiry Form,” or “Inquire About Your Selection” form of the Site or subscribe to our newsletters. For example, if you inquire about a selection from the Site, you may provide us with information such as your name, address, company name, telephone number, and email address.

When making purchases through the Site, we collect information relevant to the purchase including shipping address, billing address, name, email address, and phone number. Users must use PayPal to complete payment transactions. This Privacy Policy does not apply for any personal or payment information entered at PayPal.com. Please see PayPal’s privacy policy for more information regarding how PayPal uses and discloses your personal information.

b. Passively Collected Information and Choices

Also, as you navigate the Site, certain Personal Information may be passively collected, meaning it is gathered without your actively providing it. The types of information passively collected, as well as the techniques used to collect and how we may use these types of information, are provided below.

  • IP Addresses: An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our Site, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our Site.
  • Through Your Browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type and operating system type and version screen resolution, and Internet browser type and version. Just as IP addresses, we may use this information to enhance our Site and user experience.
  • Social Media Widgets: The Site includes social media functions, such as the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter widgets that you can use to access our social media pages. These features may set a cookie or use other automatic collection and tracking technologies to collect information about you and your use of the social media features through and in connection with our Site. Your interactions with the social media functions and widgets located on the Site are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them. If you use any of the social media functions or widgets on this Site, we strongly suggest you review the privacy policies of the social media platforms themselves, as well as the privacy policy of the company that provides the tools to enable the sharing, which is called AddThis. AddThis’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/privacy-policy.html#12.
  • Cookies: Like many companies, our Site may use “cookies” to help make sure the Site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. We may use cookies set by us on the Site to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor. We use third-party cookies set by our service providers to collect information about how visitors use the Site, including how long you spend on each page, and how you got to the Site.
Cookie Name Source Expiration Time Description
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[___] Session These cookies remember elements of the pages that a user already has been on and improve the loading of the page the user is revisiting.
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AddThis One month The __atuvc and __atuvs cookies are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript. These cookies enable users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. They store an updated page share count. To see how AddThis uses information it collects see their privacy policy here: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/privacy-policy.html#12. We have no control over the cookies that AddThis sets when you use its services. You can opt out of such cookies here: https://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out/.
_gid, _ga, gat* Google Analytics [___] These cookies enable Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyze visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. You can visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for information on how to opt out of these Google Analytics cookies.
validcookie [___] One year Used for cookie validation.

We do not use data collected by cookies to identify who you are. We do not allow our service providers to use or share our analytics data.

You can refuse our use of some or all cookies by turning off the use of cookies in your web browser. If you use your browser settings to block all types of cookies, however, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site or functionality may be limited. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies.

At any point in time, you can change your internet browser settings can prevent the use of cookies. Each browser has a different procedure for disabling the use of cookies. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may visit http://www.aboutcookies.org where you can review information on how to control cookies on a variety of browsers. You will also find details of how to delete cookies from your computer and other general information about cookies.

We do not track your behavior across third party websites. Our Site currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and we operate as described in this Privacy Statement whether or not a DNT signal is received, as there is no consistent industry-standard for compliance.

d. Sensitive Information

We ask that you not send or otherwise disclose to us through the Site your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background, or trade union membership. Where you provide us with such information, we reserve the right to erase any such information at our discretion.

e. Information About Minors

The Site is not intended for persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information online from persons in this age group. We reserve the right to delete any information identified as having been provided by such persons at our discretion.

2. How We Use the Information We Collect

We use Personal Information submitted by you or otherwise collected through the Site and through other sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection. Generally, we use the information you provide to us for the reason for which it was provided. For example, if you sign up to receive email notifications about our collections, we will contact you by email. If you provide us with information to inquire about a collection, we will use the information to process your inquiry. Specifically, we may use Personal Information from or about you:

  • to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to process your request for a Provenance Certification;
  • to send you important information regarding our relationship with you or regarding the Site, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, and other administrative information;
  • in accordance with your preferences, to promote our products and services; and
  • for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, recordkeeping, developing new products or services, enhancing the Site, improving our services, identifying Site usage trends, personalizing your experience on the Site, and determining the effectiveness of our fundraising campaigns.

We may use any information that does not personally identify you, your computer, or your device, for any purpose.

3. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell your Personal Information. We may share your Personal Information with third parties only as described in this Privacy Statement or as otherwise described at the point where we collect the information from you, including:

  • to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement;
  • to the companies or individuals that we hire to provide services to us, such as website hosting services;
  • to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

4. Uses and Disclosures to Comply with Laws

In addition, we use and disclose Personal Information collected through the Site as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (i) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (iv) to enforce our terms and conditions; (v) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (vi) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (vii) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

5. Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to other Web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. If you access a third party website from a link on this Site, such as Vladimir Kagan’s blog, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Statement. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you.

Vladimir Kagan is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. Vladimir Kagan does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

6. Where Your Information is Processed

Vladimir Kagan is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Information in and to the United States and other countries. The laws of the United States and other countries governing data protection may not be as comprehensive or as protective as the laws in the country where you live.

7. Security

Vladimir Kagan will take reasonable steps to protect the information collected and provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, you should understand that no transmission over the Internet is ever fully secure. Also, Vladimir Kagan uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is generally available. However, there will be occasions when access to the Site will be interrupted or unavailable. Vladimir Kagan will use reasonable efforts to minimize such disruption where it is within its reasonable control. You agree that Vladimir Kagan shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.

8. Data Retention

We generally retain Personal Information for so long as it may be relevant for the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement or at the time the information is collected, unless a longer period of time is required by law or unless you ask us to delete it sooner.

9. Lawful Bases for Processing Your Personal Information

The laws in some countries require us to tell you about the lawful grounds we rely on to collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process your Personal Information. To the extent those laws apply, our lawful bases for processing your Personal Information are:

  • To enter into and perform a contract with you: We may process Personal Information to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to take steps in anticipation of entering into a contract. For example, we process Personal Information on this basis to process any purchases you make on the Site.
  • To comply with a legal obligation: We need to use and disclose Personal Information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
  • For our legitimate interests, where those interests are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms: In many cases, we handle Personal Information because it furthers our legitimate business. This includes:
    • Providing a safe user experience on our Site;
    • Customer service;
    • Sending communications to you to let you know about information you have told us is important to you;
    • Protecting users, our workers, and our property;
    • Analyzing and improving our operations (e.g., optimizing the design and operation of our Site); and
    • Managing legal issues.
  • With your consent: Where permitted by law, we handle Personal Information on the basis of your implied or express consent.

Also, this Privacy Statement is issued on behalf of Vladimir Kagan Design Group, which is located at 1500 Main Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011, as controller of your Personal Information under applicable data protection laws. A “controller” is the person or organization who alone or jointly determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any Personal Information is, or is likely to be, processed.

10. Your Data Rights and Choices

The laws in some countries may give you particular rights with respect to your Personal Information, including the right to access the Personal Information that we maintain, and the right to object to certain processing of Personal Information by Vladimir Kagan. If you would like to submit a data access, correction, restriction, or deletion request, or if you would like to object to certain processing, you can do so by contacting us by email at info@vladimirkagan.com and we will process such request with respect to any Personal Information that we are able to link to you individually based on the information that you can provide to us. These rights and options that you have with respect to Personal Information are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law. In addition to those rights, if you live in certain jurisdictions, you have the right to submit a complaint to your relevant supervisory authority. However, we encourage you to contact us first by emailing info@vladimirkagan.com and we will try to resolve your concerns.

Additionally, you may have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Information for marketing purposes. We inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us.

At any time, you can unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link they contain. You can also opt-out of the use of certain cookie-related processing by following the instructions in Section 1(b) above (Passively Collected Information and Choices).

11. Our Right to Change Privacy Statement

Vladimir Kagan reserves the right at any time to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Statement. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by E-Mail.

Your use of the Site following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Statement as changed, subject to limitations under applicable law. If you do not agree with such changes, you should stop using our Site.

Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any user who has visited the Site before the change was made. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Information to us. The Privacy Statement was last updated on the date indicated above.

12. Contacting Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our information practices. You may contact us as follows:

Address: 1500 Main Avenue, Clifton NJ 07011
Telephone: 973.546.0925
Email: info@vladimirkagan.com