Privacy Policy

 Lake & Skye LLC (“Lake & Skye” or “our”, “us” or “we”) understands that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.lakeandskye.com or other websites now or in the future owned or operated by Lake & Skye (collectively or individually “Users” or “you”) value their privacy.

This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Website (as hereinafter defined).  Lake & Skye provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Website.

 Effective Date.

The most recent version of this Privacy Policy is effective as of September 15, 2014.

Applicability of Privacy Policy.

Lake & Skye respects the privacy of its users, and this Privacy Policy details the information that is collected on its Website and how such information is used by Lake & Skye. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies only to Lake & Skye and/or other affiliated websites or entities controlled by, or under common control with and through Lake & Skye (each such website being individually referred to herein as the “Website”).

This Privacy Policy does not govern any information collected by any other third party websites, including those operated by any ofLake & Skye corporate affiliates, advertisers, licensees or any other company, regardless of whether you used a link on the Website to click through to such third party website.

In addition, please review the Terms of Use posted at our Website, which governs your use of the Website. Your use of the Website confirms that you have read and accepted our privacy practices as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information.

Personally Identifiable Information:

You may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, birth date or e-mail address, referred to in this Privacy Policy as “PII”) to Lake & Skye in order to participate in various activities on the Website, such as uploading videos, posting reviews in our forums or on a message board, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. 

We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information or information regarding your interests, hobbies or similar information to enhance your online experience. Lake & Skye reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter or add features to our Website that require you to register or otherwise provide additional PII or to require registration to access the Website.

Lake & Skye does not sell, rent or share PII collected with other people other than as specifically described herein.

Minor users: 

In accordance with the Terms of Use, by accessing the Website, you are acknowledging that you are over 18 years of age.  The Website is not directed to children under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly permit access by minors, or collect PII from persons under eighteen (18) years of age.   If we discover that a minor under the age of 18 has accessed the Website and provided any PII, we will delete such PII.

Anonymous Information:

When you visit the Website, our web servers automatically collect website usage information. Website usage information is anonymous information that describes how our visitors use and navigate our Website, and it includes the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, video and the time-span of their stays. Lake & Skye collects the anonymous information sent to us automatically by your web browser, together with referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to your visiting our Website, and your IP address. We may also determine what technology is available to you through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of a web page on our Website.

IP Address:

When visitors access pages on our Website, our servers log the visitor’s IP address. Lake & Skye may collect IP addresses for a range of internal purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to review the number of visits to different pages or videos watched on our Website.

Cookies:

When you visit the Website, Lake & Skye may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Lake & Skye does not store any PII in cookies, but it may link the cookie to any information it collects. 

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers, which is standard practice in the Internet industry. Lake & Skye does not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our Privacy Policy. Visitors to our Website should check the Privacy Policy of the advertiser to determine how it uses cookies.

You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Clear GIFs Information:

When you use the Website, Lake & Skye may use “clear GIFs” to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner).  In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users in order to track which emails are opened by recipients.

Use of Information.

If you submit PII to Lake & Skye through the Website, you are giving your consent to allow us to use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide the features and functionality of the Website.  We may also use your PII to contact you regarding your use of our Website or changes to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use or other notices or terms that affect you and your use of our Website.   If you e-mail someone else a review or other special feature from the Website, Lake & Skye may use the information you provide about someone else to send that person the requested e-mail.

Any PII or content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages, comments and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.

Lake & Skye will not use your email address or other PII to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.  We may, however, use your email address without further consent for administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Website changes, changes to our policies, or for customer service purposes).

Lake & Skye may use both your PII and certain non-personally-identifiable information to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.

Lake & Skye may use cookies, clear GIFs, and log file PII to: (a) retain information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your browsing session on the Website or the next time you visit the Website; (b) supply custom, personalized content and information; (c) examine the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

Lake & Skye may also engage the services of other trusted third parties to perform functions on our behalf, such as analyzing data and Website usage, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Such third parties may have access to our users’ PII in order to provide these services to us on our behalf solely for the purposes for which the third parties are engaged; however, third parties will not be permitted to use any user PII for any other purposes.

Lake & Skye will not rent, sell or otherwise disclose your PII to third parties unless disclosed herein or at the time such information is collected or unless you otherwise give consent, other than in the following limited circumstances:

a. Legal Action: Lake & Skye may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Website and applicable state and federal laws, or to protest against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website. We may also disclose user PII whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability, to protect or defend our rights or property or protect the safety, rights or property of our users.   We also reserve the right to disclose PII and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Lake & Skye believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce the Terms of Use.

b. Corporate Change: Lake & Skye may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose user information, including PII, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets, or other fundamental corporate change, of the Company or the Website.

Security.

Lake & Skye takes steps to secure the data you submit to us, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to user data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Lake & Skye, and any information transmitted is transmitted at your own risk.

Consent to Transfer.

The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use, you are deemed to be transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to such transfer.

Changes to Privacy Policy.

Lake & Skye reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion. We will post any changes here; therefore, please continue to check back from time to time. Your continued use of the Website acknowledges your agreement with the terms of the Privacy Policy then in effect.

Third-party Advertisers.

Lake & Skye permits third-party advertising servers and/or advertising networks to deliver advertisements within the Website. Such third parties may also use other tools to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize advertising content.

As set forth herein, Lake & Skye does not provide any PII to these third-party advertising servers or advertisitng networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.  However, please note that if Lake & Skye is requested by an advertiser to target an advertisement to a certain audience, and you subsequently respond to that advertisement, the advertiser may determine that you fit the profile of the audience it is trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Website, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any PII), to determine which ads it should send to you.

If you are concerned about the use of your non personal information by these third party advertisers, you should consult their respective privacy policies for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Lake & Skye Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such third party advertisers or websites.

Online Store.

1. When you make a purchase from Lake & Skye online store, as part of the buying and selling process, we will collect the personal information you provide, such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. When you provide us with personal information necessary to complete a transaction, such as to verify your credit card, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we will collect and use such information for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

If, after you opt-in, you change your mind about any use of your PII, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, or to collect, use or disclose of your information, at any time, by contacting us at hello@lakeandskye.com

2. Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) provides the online e-commerce platform for Lake & Skye. 

a. Any data you provide to complete a transaction is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. If you provide your credit card information through a direct payment gateway, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Shopify will store your credit card data, encrypted in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), which is a joint effort of merchants such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover to ensure the secure handling of credit card information. (All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council.).  Shopify follows all PCI-DSS requirements and implements additional generally accepted industry standards.  Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction.

b. Shopify Cookies.  Shopify uses the following cookies:

Session id, unique token, stored for the session, which allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

Visit information, for 30 minutes from the last visit, which allows Shopify’s website provider’s internal statistics tracker to record the number of visits.

Unique visits information, which expires at midnight (with respect to each visitor) of the day following the visit, which allows Shopify to,count the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

Shopping Cart information, which token is saved for two (2) weeks and stores information about the contents of your cart.

Storefront digest, which is unique and store indefinitely, and is used to determine if the current user has access to any shops that require a password.

c. For more information about Shopify’s policies, please refer to Shopify’s Terms of Service here and its Privacy Statement here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at hello@lakeandskye.com