Planet Skills, Inc. is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site http://www.planetskills.com. Due to Planet Skills' commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Planet Skills' legal department at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will serve as a liaison to resolve your concerns.
Planet Skills, Inc. complies with the EU Safe Harbor framework set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Information Collection and How it is Used
- Your username, Planet Skills ID or alias is displayed throughout Planet Skills (and so available to the public) and is connected to all of your Planet Skills activity. Other people can see your items for sale, store, feedback, ratings and associated comments. You have the option to publicly display your full name.
- Planet Skills collects personal information when you register to use Planet Skills services or to post content on Planet Skills. At registration you are asked for your email address and certain other optional information.
- If you would like to obtain a Seller account, Planet Skills will ask for your billing address, phone number, and credit card information.
- Planet Skills automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. This data is only used in the aggregate.
- Planet Skills uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Planet Skills' user registration databases when you register with Planet Skills. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes.
Planet Skills will send you a welcome/confirmation email when you sign up for Planet Skills' services. Receipt of this email is required for using Planet Skills' services.
Planet Skills will send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
You may not opt-out of service-related communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by emailing email@example.com from the email address you signed up with.
Planet Skills may periodically email you with administrative messages. Planet Skills will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Your information may be combined with information Planet Skills collects from other companies and used to improve and personalize services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive administrative messages or participate in these programs, simply opt-out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planet Skills offers subscriptions to Planet Skills email newsletters. To opt-in, Planet Skills will ask for your email address and the newsletter(s) you wish to receive. This email address will only be used for this feature. You may change your subscription or unsubscribe at anytime by following the instructions contained in the email.
"Tell a Friend" allows members to share information about a specific item listed on Planet Skills by sending a personalized email message. If you choose to use Planet Skills' "Tell a Friend" feature, Planet Skills will ask for the information needed to send the message, such as your friend's email address. Planet Skills will then automatically send your friend an email, inviting your friend to visit the site. Planet Skills does not store "Tell a Friend" information on our servers. Your friend may utilize the "unsubscribe" link in the email to opt-out of receiving future "Tell a Friend" emails from Planet Skills.
We utilize a contact-importer feature to help you identify people from your email address books who are current members of Planet Skills and invite any other contact to join Planet Skills. You may connect directly with your email service provider and import your contacts to Planet Skills. When you add contacts to your Planet Skills circle, they will automatically receive an email notification. When you invite contacts to join Planet Skills, you may preview the email invitation before Planet Skills generates and sends it. Recipients of invitations may opt out of receiving future invitations via a convenient link located in the invitation email. If you do not want your contacts to be able to find your Planet Skills username through your email address, you may opt out through your account privacy settings.
If you no longer wish to receive administrative messages, you may opt-out by emailing email@example.com. Please note that if you do not wish to receive administrative messages from us, those notices will still govern your use of the Planet Skills website and service, and you are responsible for reviewing such notices for changes.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use Planet Skills products or services that require you to "sign in," and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Planet Skills service. Planet Skills uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you "sign in"; keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Planet Skills' services; display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on Planet Skills; estimate and report Planet Skills' total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve Planet Skills' content and services. Planet Skills cookies do not collect personal information, and Planet Skills does not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your username or email address is.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Planet Skills is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may operate stores on the Planet Skills website or sell items to you from the Planet Skills website. Planet Skills may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of Planet Skills' business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, you will share customer information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business.
Planet Skills employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and Planet Skills' ability to keep the community free from bad actors, Planet Skills will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order, legal process, or substantially similar legal procedure, except when Planet Skills believes in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to protect Planet Skills' rights, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or to report suspected illegal activity.
Forums / Chat Rooms
If you use a forum or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Planet Skills is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Editing and Deleting Account Information
You can change your Planet Skills Account Information (except your username), at any time. Planet Skills may send you certain communications relating to the Planet Skills service, such as service-related announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your Planet Skills account. You can delete your Planet Skills account by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Planet Skills' records for some period.
Planet Skills limits access to personal information about you to employees who Planet Skills believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Planet Skills Account Information is password-protected.
If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct or update it by making the change on Your Planet Skills Page. You may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support at email@example.com or by postal mail at the contact information listed below. Planet Skills will respond to your request within 10-20 business days.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Planet Skills account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) for registration Planet Skills encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Planet Skills follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Planet Skills receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Planet Skills strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Planet Skills cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Planet Skills' Web site, you can email Planet Skills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or suggestions you can contact Planet Skills' Support Team via e-mail at email@example.com.