Modern Matters is committed to protecting your privacy. We have created our
know exactly how we will use the information you entrust to us. Our information
privacy policies are designed to help us serve our customers while maintaining
strict security standards. For each visit to our site, we automatically
recognize your IP address, but not your e-mail address unless you provide it to
THE FOLLOWING DISCLOSES THE INFORMATION-GATHERING AND -DISSEMINATION PRACTICES
· Company Not Responsible for Third Party Offers
· Protection Security and Integrity of Your Information on Modern Matters
· Information Collected when a User Browses the Site
· How Collected Information Is Used
· Information Submited About Other People?
· Message Boards
· Updates, Advertisements, Newsletters
· "Cookie" Technology
· Opt-Out of Future Communications
· Review, Modification, And Deletion Of Personal Information
· Policies Regarding The Use Of Modern Matters By Children
· Your Consent
· Order Forms, Users Contact Information, and Financial Data
· Surveys & Contests, Contact Data, and Demographic and Profile Data
· Correction/Updating Personal Information
· Electronic Message and E-Mail Security
· What Can You Do As A Customer To Help Maintain Security?
· Contact Information
Modern Matters reserves the right to deny or terminate access to, and/or delete
all information posted to the Web site by any user that does not comply with
Protection Security and Integrity of Your Information on Modern Matters
Modern Matters treats our data as assets that must be protected against loss
and unauthorized access. We use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, a
secure server, and security protocol to safeguard the information you provide
to us. The SSL protocol allows us to receive information that your Web browser
encrypts and transmits to us. SSL encryption technology is designed to prevent
the unauthorized viewing and downloading of your order information.
You must make sure your browser supports SSL protocol (usually be indicated by
the appearance of a "closed lock" somewhere on your browser.) If your
browser is does not support SSL protocol, when you attempt to submit secure
information (e.g., submitting information on a secure order form,) you will
usually receive a warning indicating you are being directed to a secure site.
Be aware, if your browser is does not support SSL protocol, your browser will
not prevent you from submitting information. The most recent versions of
Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer can support a secure
connection and can be downloaded for free from the Netscape and Microsoft Web
sites respectively. Modern Matters is not liable for secure information
submitted using a browser that does not support SSL protocol.
Internally, we restrict access to personally identifiable information to
employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. We
review our Web security, and our security policy and practices with employees
on a monthly basis. We take seriously the issue of safeguarding your privacy
online, and we exercise great care to secure your personal identifiable
To provide you with an increased level of security, access to your personal
information is protected with a password you select in some site areas such as
the Message Boards, Classified Ads, and Auctions. We strongly recommend that
you do not disclose your password to anyone. Modern Matters will never ask you
for your password in any unsolicited communication (including unsolicited
correspondence such as letters, phone calls or e-mail messages.)
Although no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100%
secure, we will do our best to ensure the security of your information on our
systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, Modern
Matters and its affiliates cannot ensure or warrant the security of any
information you transmit to us.
Information Collected when a User Browses the Site
In general, you can visit Modern Matters on the World Wide Web without telling
us who you are or providing us with any information. However, some of our
interactive services require that users identify themselves in order to enable
the interactive function. Modern Matters will always alert the user when we are
collecting information. We may ask users to provide some personal information
in the following situations:
To Place a Classified Ad
To Post an Auction
To Post Comments on Our Discussion Board
To Ask Questions in our Ask An Expert Area
To Place an Order
To Send a Web Card
To Send an E-Mail to A Friend
To Register For Our Newsletter
When you visit Modern Matters, we may collect and store information about your
visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the time
and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our sites, and the site you
visited just before coming to ours. We may also record the name of your
Internet service provider. We use this information only to measure site
activity and to develop ideas for improving our sites.
Modern Matters uses WebTrends Live to analyze traffic to this web site.
WebTrends Live does not create individual profiles for visitors. Unlike some
tracking services WebTrends Live does not have a database of individual
profiles for each visitor. WebTrends Live only collects aggregate data. For
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users
movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP
addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may monitor your use of this service and use or disclose any information so
gathered to both satisfy any law, regulation or other government request and to
operate the service properly and efficiently. For example, we may retain
information about packages, including names and addresses, so that we can
provide proof of delivery information and to process claim requests. All
marketing information shall be subject, in all cases, to compliance with the
applicable rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, and
other relevant laws and regulations, as the same may be amended from time to
When you are asked for personal information on Modern Matters, you are agreeing
to share that information with Modern Matters and its affiliates.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected
by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as
to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information
in public areas of our web sites, such as on Message Boards, this information
may be seen and used by others. We urge you to exercise good judgment when
sharing personal information in these forums.
How Collected Information Is Used
Any information you may give to Modern Matters is used to a) provide you with
personalized content tailored to your particular interests, b) continually
improve the convenience and functionality of this Site for our customers, and
c) allow you to purchase products from us or our affiliates.
We may personalize your shopping experience by using your purchases and
inquiries to shape our recommendations about merchandise that might be of
interest to you. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to
help us develop the design and layout of the store.
We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about
important functionality changes to the Web site, new Modern Matters services,
and special offers we think you'll find valuable. Refer to our Opt-Out policy
for the procedure on how to opt out of receiving this information.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH OTHER COMPANIES
Currently, Modern Matters will not trade, rent or sell your personal
information, your survey responses or any other specific details about you or
your household to companies, without your prior authorization. If you have
given us permission to share your information in the past, but change your mind
for any reason, send us an e-mail and we will stop sharing your information. In
the event you have registered more than one e-mail address with us, please send
us a message from each e-mail account you use.
Information Submitted About Other People
On some of our pages, you can submit information about other people and compose
personalized messages to them (for example, you send a greeting directly to
someone other than yourself along with a personalized message.) We consider the
information you submit to us, and contents of your personalized messages, to be
private communications between you and the recipient. Modern Matters will not
disclose any information you provide about someone else, except that we may do
To ship the order and confirm delivery;
To identify or resolve technical problems or customer service issues;
As required by law;
To comply with a court order or other legal process;
To respond to claims that your personalized messages violate the rights of
third parties; and
To protect the rights or property of Modern Matters and its affiliates.
Please note that Modern Matters will fully cooperate with law enforcement
and other governmental agencies to identify those individuals who use this Site
for fraudulent or other illegal activities or as may be required by law.
You may participate in one or more of our bulletin/Message Board services.
Modern Matters may pose questions or topics for discussion on the Community
Message Boards and Community members may have portions of their answers posted
on the Community Message Boards. The postings are attributed by member name
(which need not be your actual name.)
You are not required to submit personally identifiable information in this
area. However, if you would like to receive e-mail notifications, you will have
to submit an actual email address (see Updates, Advertisements, Newsletters,
Current Events for more information.) Also, you may submit
"optional" information to tell other message board users about
yourself. Finally, children should not post any information that will
personally identify them on any Community Message Board.
We do not read and screen replies before they are posted. However, If
we, in our sole discretion, deem a message posted on a Community Message Board
inappropriate, we reserve the right to delete the content and take any other
steps we deem appropriate, which may include terminating the member's account
or restricting access to portions of our Web site.
Updates, Advertisements, Newsletters, Current Events
Modern Matters provides a monthly newsletter describing new activities and
promotions available on the Web site. The newsletter is emailed approximately
once a week to those who subscribe to it. In order to subscribe to the
newsletter, users must provide their email address. Email addresses collected
for newsletter subscriptions will not be used for any other purpose, unless you
have specifically authorized us to share this information.
In addition, Special Offers and Site and Service Updates (such as new or
current events, products, services and system changes that we think may be of
interest) may be included in the Newsletters.
Modern Matters also sends emails to users who:
send a Postcard (shows the user what they have sent);
register for Message Boards;
utilize Ask An Expert;
place a Classified Ad; and
or participate in an Auction.
Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not
receive these types of communications. Please refer to our Opt-Out
policy for more detail on how to opt out of receiving this information.
Cookies are small text files that a Web site can send to a user's browser for
storage on the hard drive. Cookies can make use of the Web easier by saving
status and preferences about a web site. Most browsers are initially set to
alerted when cookies are being sent.
Modern Matters does utilize cookie technology generally in instances where this
will enhance users' online experience by making it easier for them to navigate
through our pages, or to enable you to process transactions at our web site, or
to make a feature work better. For instance, when you first visit our Home
Page, you will see a small pop-up window announcing important new features on
our site. With Cookie Technology we are able to determine if you have viewed
this pop-up previously and to only show this to visitors that have not viewed
the window before. If you have cookies disabled then you will see the pop-up
to increase the accuracy and facilitate gathering the data necessary for our
For more information on cookie technology, please visit
Modern Matters users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their
information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point
where we ask for the information. If you would like to be removed from our
database so as to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our
service, users may opt-out of receiving communications from us by using one of
the following options:
A. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
B. To unsubscribe to our Newsletter, enter your email address, select the
UNSUBSCRIBE button on the Newsletter Box and click the submit button.
Newsletter subscription boxes can be found on most Modern Matters pages or at
the following Web URL http://www.gomod.com/subscribe.asp; or
C. To remove your profile from our Classified Ad or Auction systems, alter your
member profile at the following Web URL http://www.gomod.com/membership.asp;
D. To opt-out of receiving future communication through the Message Board and
Ask an Expert feature simply click the profile link at the following page and
uncheck the notification preference box - http://boards.gomod.com/;
E. Alternatively, send mail to the following postal address:
Object Culture - Modern Matters
1221 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Review, Modification, And Deletion Of Personal Information
Participants at Modern Matters can review, modify, or delete the information
previously provided in the Membership Area by editing their Profile
information. Review, add, and delete functions are also options within the
Community Message Board Areas. Users should note that Modern Matters will use
reasonable efforts to delete user information when requested but that some
residual information may remain because of backup files and deletion logs.
Policies Regarding The Use Of Modern Matters By Children
Modern Matters will not provision orders from children under the age of 13, and
will use best efforts to determine age. If Modern Matters receives an order for
goods or services from a child under 13 years old, Modern Matters will reject
the order. In addition, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use
other areas of Modern Matters such as Message Boards.
changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We reserve
the right, at our discretion, to, modify, add, or remove portions of this
policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.
Our site occasionally uses an order form for customers to request information,
products and services. We collect visitors' contact information (i.e., name,
email address, and shipping information) and financial information (i.e.,
account or credit card numbers.) If we have trouble processing an order, this
contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
User's Contact Information
Contact Information is used to send customers orders, and information about our
company, and to send promotional material from some of our partners to our
customers. The customer's contact information may also used to get in touch
with the customer when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future
mailings (see the Opt-Out section.)
Financial information that is collected is used for billing purposes only.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this
information. Information requested may include contact information (such as
name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age
level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award
prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving
the use and satisfaction of this site.
Modern Matters will not disclose survey response information to companies or
individuals outside of Modern Matters.
Contact Information is used to send the customers information about our company
and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact
information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may
opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the Opt-Out sections.)
Demographic and Profile Data
This information is used to tailor our visitors' experience at our site,
showing them content that we think they might be interested in and displaying
the content according to their preferences. Anonymous demographic information
is shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis. Any
email you may receive from Modern Matters will include specific instructions on
how to unsubscribe.
Your use of this Site constitutes your consent to the collection and use of the
aware of how we use your information.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip
code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide
a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us.
This can usually be done in the Membership Area or by emailing our Customer
Electronic Message and E-Mail Security
Messages traveling through the Internet using your Internet provider's e-mail
processes are subject to viewing, alteration, and copying by potentially anyone
on the Internet. We encourage customers to either send confidential
correspondence through the postal service or use the telephone to speak
directly to our employees. We are not responsible for the security or
confidentiality of communications you send to us through the Internet using the
What Can You Do As A Customer To Help Maintain Security?
Utilize the latest version of Netscape and/or Microsoft Explorer to browse
Modern Matters. Our site is most secure when using one of these browsers. Keep
your UserID & PASSWORD confidential. Utilize a PASSWORD unique to you and
change it frequently. Make sure others are not watching you enter your UserID
and/or PASSWORD on your keyboard when entering your UserID and/or PASSWORD.
When entering a section of our Site that requires you to log in, do not leave
your computer unattended while logging on to our Site. After you've finished
accessing your information, exit that section of the site. This ensures that no
one can access your policy information if you leave your computer and your
session has not been timed out.
We want to assure you that Modern Matters is dedicated to protecting your
practices of this site, your experience on this site, or do not want Modern
Matters to send you information about products and services, you can contact:
Object Culture - Modern Matters
1221 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone - (908) 561-1789
or by e-mail at email@example.com
If you send us an e-mail message, we will respond to your message via e-mail as
soon as possible. We will not solicit you as a result of accessing our Web site
unless you request further information about our products or services.
Comments, suggestions or materials sent or transmitted to Modern Matters shall
be deemed to be non-confidential. Modern Matters shall have no obligation of
any kind with respect to such comments, suggestions or materials and shall be
free to use and distribute them to others without limitation, including, but
not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating them.
You take online privacy seriously, and so does Modern Matters. It's our way
of sustaining your trust in Modern Matters and our products and services.