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This Website (as defined in Clause 1 below) is an electronic publication of and a service provided by Goods Group, LLC (Limited Liability Corporation in Wyoming) (hereinafter referred to as “Publisher”).
Definitions and interpretation
“Affected Provision” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in Clause 19 below.
“Force Majeure Event” in relation to a person or entity, shall mean an event or a failure which is beyond that person's or entity's reasonable control, including but not limited to: acts of God; fire; flood; explosion; storm; hurricane; typhoon; tsunami; earthquake; natural or other disasters; vandalism; power surge or outage; cable cut; disruptions or failures in telecommunication systems or equipment or electrical power or supply; server crashes; back-up failures; disruptions to or failure of Internet access or connectivity; serious accidents; disease outbreaks, epidemics or quarantine or travel restrictions; any law, order, regulation, direction, action or request of any government (including state and local governments) or any civil or military authority, or of any dependent agency, commission, court, bureau, corporation or other instrumentality thereof; allocation regulations or orders affecting materials and/or the supply thereof; national emergencies, insurrections, riots, civil commotion, war or warlike operations; acts of terrorism; strikes, lockouts, work stoppages or labor disputes, troubles or difficulties; delays in transportation; supplier failures, shortages, breaches or delays; or inability after due and timely diligence to procure materials, accessories, equipment or parts.
“Goods Content” shall mean this Website, and all content, information, applications, programs, texts, images, links, sounds, graphics, videos, software and other materials displayed or made available on this Website, and all files within and attachments transmitted through this Website and all data within such files and attachments, but excluding Third Party Content.
“Goods” shall mean Goods Group, LLC, Limited Liability Corporation in Wyoming, and its subsidiaries (including Publisher) from time to time.
“Goods Indemnitees” shall mean Publisher and other members of the Goods, and any directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, service providers and/or assigns thereof.
“Intellectual Property Rights” shall mean all copyright, patents, utility innovations, trademarks and service marks, geographical indications, domain names, layout design rights, registered designs, design rights, database rights, trade or business names, rights protecting trade secrets and confidential information, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, and all other similar or corresponding proprietary rights and all applications for the same, whether presently existing or created in the future, anywhere in the world, whether registered or not, and all benefits, privileges, rights to sue, recover damages and obtain relief or other remedies for any past, current or future infringement, misappropriation or violation of any of the foregoing rights.
“Liabilities” shall mean claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, settlement sums, suits, actions, proceedings, judgments, fines, penalties, charges, costs and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis.
“Overall Content” shall mean the Goods Content and the Third Party Content, collectively.
“Password” shall refer to the valid password that is used in conjunction with the Username to access and use password-protected and/or secure areas of this Website that are restricted to authorized users only.
“Publisher” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the first paragraph of the opening section above.
“Relevant Activity” in relation to any product appearing in this Website and/or any of the Overall Content, shall mean any one or more of the following (as the context requires): the import, export, storage, transportation, transit, customs clearance, delivery, use, advertising, display, reproduction, offer, sale, supply, purchase, provision or re-sale of such product or any transaction, activity or dealing in respect of any such product.
“Specific Services” shall mean those services, provided by relevant members of the Goods in or through this Website.
“Specific Terms” shall mean the respective terms and conditions applicable to Specific Services, including those prescribed or imposed by relevant members of the Goods in relation to such Specific Services, or those contained in respective agreements entered into between Visitors and relevant members of the Goods in relation to such Specific Services.
“Third Party Content” shall mean those content, information, applications, programs, texts, images, links, sounds, graphics, videos, software and other materials displayed in or made available in or through, included in, posted through, or linked through, this Website (including all files within and attachments transmitted through this Website and all data within such files and attachments), which are submitted by, originate from, are provided by, are obtained from or pertain to third party websites or other third parties, and in or to which the Intellectual Property Rights are not owned by members of the Goods.
“Third Party Licensors” shall mean the respective owners (not being members of the Goods) of the titles, rights and interests in or to the Third Party Content.
“Trademarks” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in Clause 3 below.
“Username” shall refer to the unique login identification name or code which identifies a Visitor who registers with this Website.
“Visitor” shall mean the individual or entity who, or the individual or entity whose agent or representative, accesses and/or uses this Website, or the services, features and functionalities provided in or through this Website, or any of the Overall Content.
“Website” shall mean the website on the Internet owned and/or operated by Publisher and the homepage of which is presently located at www.goods.co.
Application of other terms and conditions
only to the extent that such conflict or inconsistency cannot be so resolved, the provisions of the Specific Terms shall prevail.
Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise expressly stated:-
all titles, rights and interests (including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights) in respect of the Goods Content are owned by, licensed to or controlled by Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods, and nothing herein confers on Visitors any title, right or interest in respect thereof; and
all titles, rights and interests (including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights) in respect of the Third Party Content are owned by, licensed to or controlled by the relevant Third Party Licensors, and nothing herein confers on Visitors any title, right or interest in respect thereof.
The trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos used and displayed on this Website (collectively the “Trademarks”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods and/or other third parties. No right or license is given to Visitors to download, reproduce or use such Trademarks. Nothing on this Website shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks, without the written permission of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods and/or other third parties. The names of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods may not be used in any way without the prior written permission of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods. Any other names of third party companies, products, programs, applications, systems and solutions mentioned or referred to in this Website are or may be the trademarks of the respective owners/licensors or licensees, and in such cases, Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods are not and should not be deemed to be connected or associated or affiliated in any way with such other owners/licensors or licensees.
Restricted use of Overall Content
Visitors may use, download, reproduce and/or distribute internally non-substantial portions of the Goods Content, on an occasional ad-hoc basis, solely and exclusively for personal or internal and non-commercial purposes, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT:-
such use, downloading, reproduction and/or distribution of such Goods Content (either in hard copy or electronic form) is not done in any manner which might be competitive with or prejudicial to Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods and/or their businesses, and/or their use, downloading, reproduction and/or distribution of such Goods Content or other content similar thereto;
such Goods Content is used, downloaded, reproduced and/or distributed, without modification, and with retention or inclusion of the appropriate notices, including copyright notices and other applicable proprietary notices, indicating Publisher (and/or other relevant members of the Goods, as the case may be) as the source of such Goods Content and prohibiting any further use, downloading, reproduction and/or distribution of such Goods Content; and
such use, downloading, reproduction and/or distribution of any Goods Content do not and shall not be deemed to transfer any title, right or interest in or to such Goods Content, and such Goods Content may be used, downloaded, reproduced and/or distributed only in accordance with Clauses 3, 4 and 5.
Except as expressly permitted in this Clause 4, Visitors may not use, download, copy, reproduce, modify, alter, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, separate, sell, transfer, rent, license, publish, republish, display, broadcast, hyperlink, mirror, frame, transmit, store, install, distribute, disseminate in any form or in any manner or by any means, or otherwise allow access to or in any other fashion re-use, all or any part or parts of this Website, the Goods Content and/or the Third Party Content, without the prior written permission of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods and/or the relevant third party owners/licensors or licensees of the relevant Intellectual Property Rights, as the case may be.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Visitors acknowledge that this Website and the Goods Content (or the Third Party Content, as the case may be) were prepared by Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods (or the Third Party Licensors, as the case may be) through the application of methods and standards of judgment developed and applied through the expenditure of substantial time, effort and money.
Visitors agree to protect all rights and interests (including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights) of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods (or the Third Party Licensors, as the case may be) in or to this Website and the Goods Content (or the Third Party Content, as the case may be).
In addition, Visitors shall honor and comply with reasonable written requests made by Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods (or, as the case may be, the Third Party Licensors) in connection with the protection, enforcement or exercise of Publisher’s and/or other relevant members’ of the Goods (or, as the case may be, the Third Party Licensors') contractual and other legal (whether statutory or common law) or equitable rights and remedies in respect of this Website and the Goods Content (or the Third Party Content, as the case may be).
Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods reserve the right to control the look and feel of this Website and shall be entitled to publish any notices or disclaimers on this Website in the manner and to the extent deemed necessary by Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods at their sole discretion.
Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods reserve the right to update, suspend, discontinue, alter or modify this Website or any information, data, instructions, functionalities, features, services, products or other content provided in or through this Website, including portions thereof, from time to time and without giving any reason or prior notice. Such updates, suspensions, discontinuations, alterations or modifications may include, without limitation, changes to, additions of or withdrawals of information, data, instructions, functionalities, features, services, products or other content. Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods shall not be liable if any such updates, suspensions, discontinuations, alterations or modifications prevent or disrupt Visitors from accessing this Website or associated information, data, instructions, functionalities, features, services, products or other content.
Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods reserve the right (but shall not be obliged) to:
prevent, suspend or restrict any Visitor’s access to (i) any password-protected or secure areas of this Website and/or (ii) any particular service, functionality or feature provided in or through this Website; and/or
report any activity it suspects to be in violation of any applicable law, statute or regulation to the appropriate authorities and to co-operate with such authorities.
No endorsement of third parties
Such third party websites, third party information, data, instructions, functionalities, features, services, products or other content (whether provided or offered in or through such third party websites or in or through this Website) and Third Party Content are the sole responsibility of independent third parties and are not under the control of Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods, and as against Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods, Visitors’ access and/or use thereof and/or reliance thereon is solely at such Visitors’ own risk (and Visitors are advised not to act and/or rely thereon without first independently verifying the same).
Visitors’ rights and remedies in respect thereof are governed solely by other applicable agreements or terms (if any) between the relevant Visitor and the relevant third party. For the avoidance of doubt, the agreements or terms pertaining to the foregoing are agreements or terms entered into directly and only between the relevant Visitor and the relevant third party. In no event shall the Goods establish or be required to establish any such agreement or terms with such Visitor.
Exclusion of representations and warranties
Information displayed on this Website may be from a variety of sources. All data and/or information (including Overall Content) contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only.
This Website and the Overall Content are made available "as is" and “as available”, without any representation or warranty of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, given by Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods in conjunction with this Website and the Overall Content, including but not limited to:
In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods, their licensors, dealers, distributors, representatives, agents, directors, officers and employees, and all third parties (if any) involved in the creation, production or delivery of this Website and/or the Overall Content, make no representations or warranties as to (and Visitors assume the entire risk as to):-
Exclusion of liability
In no event nor for any reason whatsoever shall Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods, their licensors, dealers, distributors, representatives, agents, directors, officers or employees, or any third party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this Website or any of the Overall Content be liable, even if foreseeable or if the foregoing parties may have been advised of, or otherwise might have anticipated, the possibility or likelihood of such loss, damages or expenses, for any loss, damages or expenses (including direct, indirect, special, incidental, secondary, consequential, punitive or exemplary damage, or economic or financial loss, or any claims for loss of profits, loss of data, loss of business information, loss of use, loss of anticipated revenue, profits or benefits or business interruption or delay), whatsoever or howsoever caused (regardless of the form of action, including tort or strict liability), arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with:-
Limitation of liability
Infringement of rights and/or violation of laws or regulations
Visitors shall indemnify the Goods Indemnitees against any Liabilities that may be suffered, sustained or incurred, directly or indirectly, by the Goods Indemnitees as a result of, or arising from or in connection with:-
Use and operation of this Website
Termination of access
Visitors agree that the Goods may, at its sole discretion, deny or suspend such Visitors’ access to password-protected or secure areas of this Website, or any of the services, features or functionalities provided in or through this Website, for any reason, including without limitation, if the Goods believes that such Visitors have violated or acted inconsistently with any terms or conditions set out herein, or if in the Goods’ opinion, it is not suitable to continue providing such areas, services, features or functionalities.
Publisher and/or other relevant members of the Goods may delegate or outsource the performance of any of their functions in connection with this Website and reserve the right to use any agents, delegates or contractors on such terms as they deem appropriate.
Relationship of parties
Rights of third parties
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
At Goods Group, LLC, we care deeply about privacy. We believe in transparency, and we’re committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat your personal information. We know you care about your privacy too, so we provide settings that allow you to choose how certain information is used by Goods Group, LLC. This policy explains our privacy practices for Goods Group, LLC.com (which we’ll refer to as the "Site"), Goods Group, LLC’s mobile applications (the "Apps"), Pattern by Goods Group, LLC, Goods Group, LLC Payments, Goods Group, LLC’s public Application Program Interface (the “API”), and our other services provided by Goods Group, LLC, Inc. or Goods Group, LLC Ireland UC, depending on your location ("Goods Group, LLC," together with "we," "us," and "our"). We'll refer to the Site, the Apps, Pattern by Goods Group, LLC, Goods Group, LLC Payments, the API, and our other services as the "Services." If you are located outside of North or South America, Goods Group, LLC is the data controller and is responsible for your personal information. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties (including other members who sell using the Services or API users) who may also collect or receive data in connection with your use of the Services.
By using the Services, you acknowledge that Goods Group, LLC will use your information in the United States, Ireland, and any other country where Goods Group, LLC operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information only to those countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal information as more fully described in the "Transfers" Section of this policy.
2. Information Collected or Received
In the course of providing our Services, we collect or receive your personal information in a few different ways. We obtain the categories of personal information listed below from the following sources: directly from you, for example, from forms you complete or during registration; indirectly from you based on your activity and interaction with our Services, or from the device or browser you use to access the Services; from our vendors and suppliers that help provide Goods Group, LLC services you may interact with (such as, for example, for payments or customer support), and from our third party advertising and marketing partners. Often, you choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require certain information to provide you the Services. Goods Group, LLC uses the personal information it receives and collects in accordance with the purposes described in this policy.
Registration, Account Setup, Service Usage: In order to use the Services, will need to submit a valid email address. If you register, you will need to submit a name associated with your account. You may modify that name through your account settings. You need to provide this information to enable us to provide you with the Services. Additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing contact name, address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address, may be necessary in order for us to provide a particular service. For example, we need a physical postal address if you are buying something on the Site for delivery. As an Goods Group, LLC seller, if you choose to use our payment service ("Goods Group, LLC Payments"), Goods Group, LLC requires your full name, social security number, identification ID or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information, photograph, credit card information, and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity, provide this service to you, and comply with applicable law. For both buyers and sellers, Goods Group, LLC requires this information from you in order to provide you with the Services (including, to verify ownership of an account, to mitigate fraud and abuse, to comply with regulatory obligations, or to complete a transaction as a buyer or seller). We may store credit card information for both billing and payment purposes. Members in certain countries can elect to save their credit card information to facilitate checkout for future purchases. If you're a Goods Group, LLC buyer in the EU, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, you may be asked to authenticate your payment method when you place your order. To authenticate a payment, you will need to respond to a prompt from your card issuer and provide additional information, such as a correct response to a question, a password, or a passcode. Goods Group, LLC may contact individual shop owners confidentially to request more information about their shops or items listed through the Services, or may request information from buyers to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law. In order to use certain products or services on Goods Group, LLC, you may be required to complete an application; information that you submit through the application process will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by Goods Group, LLC and its service providers, unless otherwise specified.
Profile: You may provide your name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) in connection with your account and activity. You can edit or remove this information through your account settings. The name associated with your account (which you may modify in your account settings) is publicly displayed and connected to your Goods Group, LLC activity. Other members may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and information relating to items you review, and related photos for items you purchased or sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale; your shop pages and policies; your Favorites, followers, and those you follow; sold item listings and the number of items sold; comments you post in our community spaces; and information you decide to share via social networks.
Automated Information: Goods Group, LLC automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site, use the Apps, or use certain features of the Services, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies, and data about which pages you visit and how you interact with those pages in order to allow us to operate and provide the Services. This information is stored in log files and is collected automatically. Goods Group, LLC may also receive similar information (like, for example, IP addresses and actions taken on the device) provided by a connected Internet of Things device such as a voice-activated assistant or Smart TV. We may combine this information from your browser or your mobile device with other information that we or our advertising or marketing partners collect about you, including across devices. This information is used to prevent fraud and to keep the Services secure, to analyze and understand how the Services work for members and visitors, and to provide advertising, including across your devices, and a more personalized experience for members and visitors.
We also automatically collect device-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services. This information can include information such as the hardware model, operating system information, app version, app usage and debugging information, browser information, IP address, and device identifiers. For more information about these online tools and how we use them, see our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and “Information Uses, Sharing, & Disclosure” Section below.
Data from Goods Group, LLC Vendors and Suppliers: We also receive information from our vendors and suppliers about you. This information can include customer service interactions, payments information, shipping information, and information shared in Goods Group, LLC’s forums.
Data from Advertising and Marketing Partners: As described below, Goods Group, LLC receives information from our advertising and marketing partners about you. This information can include attribution information via cookies and UTM tags in URLs to determine where a visit to Goods Group, LLC comes from, responses to marketing emails and advertisements, responses to offers, and audience information from partners who you have given consent to share that information with us.
Location Information: We collect information about your use of the Services for advertising, for analytics, to serve content, and to protect the Services. This can include your IP address, browser information (including referrers), device information (such as iOS IDFA, IDFV for limited non-advertising purposes, Android AAID, and, when enabled by you, location information provided by your device). When you use the Apps, you can choose to share your geolocation details with Goods Group, LLC in order to use functions like our local marketplace, maps, and for in-person sales (although you don't need to share these details). You can choose to publish your location when you sell on Goods Group, LLC.
We obtain location information you provide in your profile or your IP address. With your consent, we may also determine location by using other information from your device, such as precise location information from GPS or information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device. We use and store information about your location to provide features and to improve and customize the Services, for example, for Goods Group, LLC’s internal analytics and performance monitoring; localization, regional requirements, and policies for the Services; for local content, search results, and recommendations; for shipping and mapping services; and (using non-precise location information) marketing. If you have consented to share your precise device location details but would no longer like to continue sharing that information with us, you may revoke your consent to the sharing of that information through the settings on the Apps or on your mobile device. Certain non-precise location services, such as for security and localized policies based on your IP address or submitted address, are critical for the Site to function. We will only share your geolocation details with third parties (like our mapping, payments, or, to the extent applicable, advertising providers) in order to provide you with the Services. You may also choose to enable the Apps to access your mobile device’s camera to upload photographs to Goods Group, LLC.
Analytics Information: We use data analytics software to ensure Site and App functionality and to improve the Services. This software records information such as how often you use the Apps, what happens within the Apps, aggregated usage, performance data, app errors and debugging information, and where the Apps were downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information that you submit within the mobile application. For more information, see Goods Group, LLC's Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy and Disclosures.
Information from Third Parties: Some members or visitors may choose to connect to Goods Group, LLC or register a Goods Group, LLC account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using Goods Group, LLC's API. Connecting your Goods Group, LLC account to third-party applications or services is optional. If you choose to connect your account to a third-party application, Goods Group, LLC can receive information from that application. We may also collect public information in order to connect with you, such as when we communicate with you over social media. We may use that information as part of providing the Services to you. You can also choose to share some of your activity on Goods Group, LLC on certain social media networks which are connected to your Goods Group, LLC account, and you can revoke your permission anytime in your account settings. Certain third-party applications that you use to create or sign in to your account may provide you with the option to discontinue receiving messages from us or allows you to forward those messages to another email address. If we are unable to send you critical messages about your account, we may suspend or terminate your account.
Non-Member Information: Goods Group, LLC receives or obtains information (for example, an email address or IP address) about a person who is not yet a registered Goods Group, LLC member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Goods Group, LLC features, such as when a non-member chooses to subscribe to an Goods Group, LLC newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, a member sends a gift card code to a non-member, or a non-member uses Guest Checkout to make a purchase. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to Goods Group, LLC, for purposes necessary to the functioning of Goods Group, LLC's Services or where Goods Group, LLC has a legitimate interest, as disclosed in the “Information Uses, Sharing, & Disclosure” Section below, or to facilitate action authorized by a member or the non-member.
You can choose to import your contacts from your mobile device or personal email address book, or a social network account to Goods Group, LLC. We do not retain the login information for your email service, mobile device, or social network site. You can search for people you know by email address or phone number on the Site or through the contact information you import. Finding your friends on Goods Group, LLC helps you connect with them on our platform. For example, you can follow another member’s public activity, such as public Favorites. When you begin following another member’s activity, they will receive an email notification (if the member has consented to receiving this type of email).
If you do not want your contacts to be able to find you on Goods Group, LLC through your email address, phone number, or social networking connections, then you can change your findability through your account settings. If you do not wish to be located on Goods Group, LLC via your name, you can remove your name and instead may use a nickname or alias as your name in your public account information.
4. Messages from Goods Group, LLC
On occasion, Goods Group, LLC will need to contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email, Goods Group, LLC Messages, or by push notifications for a variety of reasons, including marketing, transactions, and service update purposes. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications, you can disable them at device level. You can opt out of receiving marketing communications via email or Messages in your account settings or by following the unsubscribe link in any marketing email you receive. To ensure you properly receive notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device, such as operating system and user identification information. Every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. Goods Group, LLC may also contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction-related purposes if you request that we call you. Additionally, and with your consent where required by applicable law, Goods Group, LLC may send you an SMS (or similar) message, or reach out to you by telephone, in order to provide you with customer support, for research or feedback, or to provide you with information about products and features that you may find of interest. You can update your contact preferences in your account settings.
Some messages from Goods Group, LLC are service-related and necessary for members and Guest Checkout users. You understand and agree that Goods Group, LLC can send you non-marketing emails, Goods Group, LLC Messages, or messages, such as those related to transactions, your account, security, or product changes. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, service availability, modification of key features or functions, relaying Messages with buyers, and correspondence with Goods Group, LLC’s Support team (including by chat interface or the other methods of communication as described above).
When you register for an account, subscribe to a newsletter, or provide us with your email address or phone number such as for a Guest Checkout purchase, you receive notice of and agree (in some jurisdictions and situations, by an additional unambiguous consent) to receive marketing emails and messages from us. You can unsubscribe at any time from marketing emails or messages through the opt-out link included in marketing emails or messages. Members can also control which marketing emails or messages they receive from Goods Group, LLC through their account settings. Please note that some changes to your account settings may take a few days to take effect.
A contact-importer feature is available to help you locate and connect with your friends and contacts who may be members of Goods Group, LLC (see the "Findability" section above for more information). If someone in your contact list is not already a member, you may invite them to join Goods Group, LLC, and an email will be sent to them on your behalf. Recipients of email invitations may opt out of receiving future invitations by following instructions in the email invitation message. You may send an invitation only to someone who has given you consent to receive one.
Goods Group, LLC is a marketplace and a community. We offer several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces, such as Forums and Teams, which are a part of the Goods Group, LLC Community space. You don't have to use these features, but if you do, please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others through the Services. Be aware that any personal information that you choose to submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send unsolicited messages to you. We engage certain third parties to assist in providing community services to you and, in the context of that relationship, we need to share some of your information with such third parties in order to provide that service. This may include, for example, information from your Goods Group, LLC account that is publicly available, your account’s status, your forum posts and Team memberships, your Goods Group, LLC username and/or shop name, the display name you’ve optionally chosen to share publicly in your Goods Group, LLC account, avatar image, the date that you registered on Goods Group, LLC, as well as your language and regional settings on the Site. Goods Group, LLC generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed, although your name will no longer be displayed alongside the post. You are responsible for the personal information that you choose to post in community spaces through the Services. You can set your privacy preferences and download your data in your Community Settings, and close or delete your Community account by submitting a request to Goods Group, LLC.
Another member may follow your public activity on the Site to receive updates, such as when you add an item to your public Favorites. You may choose to make certain activities private through your account settings. You have the option to block any member with whom you do not wish to share your updates.
6. Information Uses, Sharing, & Disclosure
We respect your privacy. Goods Group, LLC will not disclose your name, email address, or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy.
You can control your privacy settings through the opt-out buttons in your account settings privacy tab, and the Privacy Settings link in the footer of most site pages and our homepage. Please note that some changes to your privacy settings may take a few days to take effect. We or our sellers may advertise our Services or our sellers’ products through a variety of different mediums and rely on your consent to do so off-site.
When you access or use the Services, we collect, use, share, and otherwise process your personal information for the purposes described in this policy. We rely on a number of legal bases to use your information in these ways. These legal bases include where:
· You have consented to the processing, which you can revoke at any time;
· Necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise or defend any impending or asserted legal claims;
· Necessary for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of visitors, members, or partners (described in more detail below);
· You have expressly made the information public;
· Necessary in the public interest, such as to prevent crime; and
· Occasionally necessary to protect your vital interests or those of others (in rare cases where we may need to share information to prevent loss of life or personal injury).
We principally rely on consent (which can be withdrawn at anytime) (i) to send marketing messages, (ii) for third-party data sharing related to advertising, and, to the extent applicable, (iii) for the use of location data for advertising purposes.
We rely on consent for targeted online and offline marketing including through tools like Facebook Custom Audience and Google Customer Match. We or our sellers may advertise our Services or our sellers’ products through a variety of different mediums and rely on your consent to do so off-site. As part of this, we may work with advertising partners such as Facebook, Google, and other partners disclosed in our Cookies and Similar Technology Policy. These partners have their own privacy policies and consent mechanisms for their customers, in addition to Goods Group, LLC’s controls. You may see the privacy policies and privacy choices for these partners, and the information you share with them, in our Cookies and Similar Technology Disclosures.
Our Legitimate Interests
Where we process your information on the basis of legitimate interests, we do so as follows:
Providing and Improving our Services: We use your information to improve and customize our Services, including sharing your information for such purposes, and we do so as it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests of improving our Services for our users. This is also necessary to enable us to pursue our legitimate interests in understanding how our Services are being used, and to explore and unlock ways to develop and grow our business. It is also necessary to allow us to pursue our legitimate interests in improving our Services, efficiency, interest in Services for users, and obtaining insights into usage patterns of our Services. As a core part of our Services, we have a legitimate interest in customizing your on-site experience to help you search for and discover relevant items and recommended purchases, including using this information to help sellers find the best ways to market and sell their products on Goods Group, LLC.
Providing Marketing Communications: We rely on our legitimate interest to send you marketing messages (where permitted independent of consent) and for Goods Group, LLC's advertising programs (including Goods Group, LLC’s on-site advertising and marketing).
Keeping our Services Safe and Secure: We use your information for safety and security purposes, which can include sharing your information for such purposes, and we do so because it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests or those of a third party in ensuring the security of our Services, preventing harm to individuals or property, or crime, enforcing or defending legal rights, or preventing damage to Goods Group, LLC’s systems, or those of our users or our partners. This includes enhancing protection of our community against spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, crime, and security risks of all kinds. We use your information to provide and improve the Services, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, and for general research and aggregate reporting. For example, in accordance with our existing case resolution process, we may use information you provide to resolve disputes with Goods Group, LLC or other members.
Site Customization: We may learn about the types of products that you’re interested in from your browsing and purchasing behavior on (and off) the Site or Apps and use such information to suggest potential purchases as a result. As a core part of our Services, we have a legitimate interest in customizing your on-site experience to help you search for and discover relevant items and recommended purchases, including using this information to help sellers find the best ways to market and sell their products on Goods Group, LLC.
If Goods Group, LLC receives a lawful, verified request for a member’s records or information in one of the limited circumstances described in the previous paragraph, Goods Group, LLC may disclose personal information, which may include, but may not be limited to, a member’s name, address, phone number, email address, and company name. Find out more about how Goods Group, LLC responds to requests for records or information about members of Goods Group, LLC’s community in our Requests for Information Policy.
Aggregated Information: Goods Group, LLC may share demographic information with business partners, but it will be aggregated and de-personalized so that personal information is not revealed.
Service Providers: Goods Group, LLC also needs to engage third-party companies and individuals (such as research companies, and analytics and security providers) to help us operate, provide, and market the Services. These third parties have only limited access to your information, may use your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are obligated to Goods Group, LLC not to disclose or use your information for other purposes. Our engagement of service providers is often necessary for us to provide the Services to you, particularly where such companies play important roles like helping us keep our Service operating and secure. In some other cases, these service providers aren’t strictly necessary for us to provide the Services, but help us make it better, like by helping us conduct research into how we could better serve our users. In these latter cases, we have a legitimate interest in working with service providers to make our Services better.
This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties (such as other members who sell using the Services, certain third-party providers on whom we rely to provide certain services, or API users) that Goods Group, LLC does not own or control or individuals that Goods Group, LLC does not employ or manage, except as otherwise provided for in the Terms or as required by law. If you provide your information to such third parties in connection with your use of the Services, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information that you provide to them. While Goods Group, LLC requires these third parties to follow Goods Group, LLC’s privacy and security requirements, Goods Group, LLC does not control the privacy or security policies of such third parties. To the full extent applicable in your jurisdiction, Goods Group, LLC is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of these sellers, API users, or other websites on the internet, even those linked to or from the Services. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and ask questions of third parties before you disclose your personal information to them. For the purposes of European law, these sellers, third party providers, and API users are independent controllers of data, which means that they are responsible for providing and complying with their own policies relating to any personal information they obtain in connection with the Services.
The United States, European Economic Area (“EEA”) Member States, and other countries all have different laws. When your information is moved from your home country to another country, the laws and rules that protect your personal information in the country to which your information is transferred may be different from those in the country in which you live. For example, the circumstances in which law enforcement can access personal information may vary from country to country. In particular, if your information is in the US, it may be accessed by government authorities in accordance with US law.
To the extent that Goods Group, LLC is deemed to transfer personal information outside of the EEA, we rely separately, alternatively, and independently on the following legal bases to transfer your information:
The European Commission has adopted standard contractual clauses (also known as Model Clauses), which provide safeguards for personal information that is transferred outside of Europe. We often use these Model Clauses when transferring personal information outside of Europe. You can request a copy of our Model Clauses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goods Group, LLC, Inc. does not participate in Privacy Shield at this time. However, Goods Group, LLC Ireland UC may rely on the EU-US Privacy Shield to transfer personal information to some of our third party service providers in the United States, where they are certified to receive such information under the Privacy Shield Program.
Necessary for the Performance of the Contract between Goods Group, LLC and its Members
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it is received, for example encryption is used for certain information (such as credit card numbers) using TLS (transport layer security). Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully and by keeping your password and computer secure, such as by signing out after using the Services. Goods Group, LLC offers advanced security features and settings for members, such as two-factor authentication for signing in, and sign in history and notifications; you can view more information in your account settings.
If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at legal@GoodsGroup.com.
Goods Group, LLC will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active (i.e., for the lifetime of your Goods Group, LLC member account), or as needed to provide the Services to you. If you no longer want Goods Group, LLC to use your information to provide the Services to you, you may close your account. Goods Group, LLC will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your information to comply with applicable tax/revenue laws), resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy. In addition, Goods Group, LLC sellers may also be required to retain and use your information in order to comply with their own legal obligations. Please note that closing your account may not free up your email address, username, or shop name (if any) for reuse on a new account. We also retain log files for internal analysis purposes. These log files are generally retained for a brief period of time, except in cases where they are used for site safety and security, to improve site functionality, or we are legally obligated to retain them for longer time periods.
10. Your Rights & Choices
Certain privacy laws around the world, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provide users with rights related to their personal information. Consistent with those laws, Goods Group, LLC gives you the choice of accessing, editing, or removing certain information, as well as choices about how we contact you. You may change or correct your Goods Group, LLC account information through your account settings. You may also remove certain optional information that you no longer wish to be publicly visible through the Services, such as your name. You can also request to permanently close your account and delete your personal information. Depending on your location, you may also benefit from a number of rights with respect to your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply in limited cases.
· Right to Access & Portability: You can access certain personal information associated with your account by visiting your account privacy settings. You can request a copy of your personal information in an easily accessible format and information explaining how that information is used. See this Help Center article for more information.
· Right to Correction: You have the right to request that we rectify inaccurate information about you. By visiting your account settings, you can correct and change certain personal information associated with your account.
· Right to Restrict Processing: In certain cases where we process your information, you may also have the right to restrict or limit the ways in which we use your personal information.
· Right to Deletion: In certain circumstances, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal information, except information we are required to retain by law, regulation, or to protect the safety, security, and integrity of Goods Group, LLC. See this Help Center article for more information.
· Right to Object: If we process your information based on our legitimate interests as explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons. Where we use your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you can object using the unsubscribe link in such communications or changing your account email settings.
· Right to Withdraw Consent: Where we rely on consent, you can choose to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information using specific features provided to enable you to withdraw consent, like an email unsubscribe link or your account privacy preferences. If you have consented to share your precise device location details but would no longer like to continue sharing that information with us, you can revoke your consent to the sharing of that information through the settings on your mobile device. This is without prejudice to your right to generally permanently close your account and delete your personal information.
The CCPA provides California residents with the following additional rights:
· Right to Know: California residents may request disclosure of the specific pieces and/or categories of personal information that the business has collected about them, the categories of sources for that personal information, the business or commercial purposes for collecting the information, the categories of personal information that we have disclosed, and the categories of third parties with which the information was shared.
· Right to Opt-Out: To the extent that Goods Group, LLC “sells” personal information(as that term is defined under the CCPA), California residents are entitled to opt-out of the “sale” of data at any time (see below for more information).
If you would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your personal information, you can do so via your Goods Group, LLC account settings. Alternatively, you can exercise any of the rights above by contacting us by submitting a message through our contact form available in our Help Center, chat support, or through any other channels available via our Help Center. Once you contact us to exercise any of your rights, we will confirm receipt of your request.
Limiting use of, or deleting, your personal information may impact features and uses that rely on that information. However, we will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights, including otherwise denying you goods or services, providing you with a different level or quality of services, or charging you different prices or rates for services. If you need further assistance, you can contact Goods Group, LLC through one of the channels listed below under “Contact”. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Please note that we may verify your identity before we are able to process any of the requests described in this Section, and in our discretion, deny your request if we are unable to verify your identity. As a part of this process, government or other identification may be required. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification, and we may verify the authenticity of the request directly with you.
Email & Messages
You may also control the receipt of certain types of communications from Goods Group, LLC in your account settings. Goods Group, LLC may send you messages about the Services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, such as newsletters. You can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your account settings, and you can learn more in the “Messages from Goods Group, LLC” Section of this policy. If you no longer wish to use the Services or receive service-related messages (except for legally required notices), then you may close your account. Click here to learn how to close your account.
We use both technically necessary (for the functioning and security of the Services) and non-technically necessary cookies and similar technologies. A more detailed explanation of the technologies we use, and how to opt out when applicable, can be found in Goods Group, LLC’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.
Additional Disclosures for California Residents
Notice of Collection
In addition to the Rights & Choices described above, the CCPA requires disclosure of the categories of personal information collected over the past 12 months. While this information is provided in greater detail in the “Information Collected or Received Section above, the categories of personal information that we have collected – as described by the CCPA – are:
· Identifiers, including name, email address, shop name, IP address, and an ID or number assigned to your account.
· Other individual records such as phone number, billing address, or credit or debit card information. This category includes personal information protected under pre-existing California law (Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e)), and overlaps with other categories listed here.
· Demographics, such as your age or gender. This category includes data that may qualify as protected classifications under other California or federal laws.
· Commercial information, including purchases and engagement with the Services.
· Internet activity, including your interactions with our Services and what led you to our Services.
· Sensory visual data, such as pictures posted on our Service.
· Geolocation data provided through location enabled services such as WiFi and GPS.
· Inferences, including information about your interests, preferences and favorites.
The Purposes for Our Collection
We collect and use these categories of personal information for our business and commercial purposes described in the “Information Uses, Sharing and Disclosure” Section above, including providing and improving the Services, maintaining the safety and security of the Services, processing purchase and sale transactions, and for advertising and marketing services.
Third Party Marketing and Advertising and Your Rights (Opt-Out of “Sale”)
Goods Group, LLC does not sell personal information to third parties for monetary value. However, the term “sale” is defined broadly under the California Consumer Privacy Act. To the extent that “sale” under the CCPA is interpreted to include interest based advertising or other data uses described in the “Information Uses, Sharing and Disclosure” Section above, we will comply with applicable law as to those activities. You can read more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.
To opt-out of receiving interest based advertising, you can exercise your choice by using your account privacy settings, or the general privacy settings link located at the footer of our homepage and most pages of the Site. The right to opt-out of interest based advertising is available to all Goods Group, LLC users.
Do Not Track Signals
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Shine the Light
California law entitles residents to ask for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. Other than to Sellers on Goods Group, LLC (see “Buying and Selling” under the “Information Uses, Sharing and Disclosure” Section above), who must obtain your separate consent for their own marketing off of Goods Group, LLC, or unless you request us to or consent to it, Goods Group, LLC does not share any personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you have questions about these practices, you can contact us through one of the channels listed in the “Contact” Section below. For information on interest based advertising with Goods Group, LLC and how your information is used for marketing, see Goods Group, LLC’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.
If you have a disability and would like to access this policy in an alternative format, please contact us using one of the channels listed in the “Contact” section below.
11. Your Responsibilities
We may amend or update this policy from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (i) posting the changes on or through the Services, (ii) sending you an email or message about the changes, or (iii) posting an update in the version notes on the Apps’ platform. We encourage you to check back regularly and review any updates.
If you have any questions:
Send an email to Goods Group, LLC's Data Protection Officer at email@example.com