Instacell’s main objective is to provide the best offers for buying your old electronic devices. Instacell will also offer the best like-new electronic devices to you, as described in the product catalog. Instacell will only use your information to communicate with you personally and to send you the electronic device once you agree on an offer. This means that your personal data will not be shared with other parties and that your PayPal information will only be used for the device payment – in the case where you are the buyer – and for money transfers – in the case where you are the seller.
The Data We Gather
In the case you decide to register on Instacell website, we will ask you to provide specific personally identifiable information (or “PII”), like your email address. Once you submit your registration on our website, you can see your profile on the Instacell website at any point in order to add, edit or remove any PII, including but not limited to your first and last name. If you do decide to provide your PII, you state that the provided information are true and accurate, and that you are authorized to provide it to us.
We gather standard data about our users such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, search history, referring and exit pages, the dates and times of your visits, and other site usage behavior (or “Site Visitation Data”). We use the Site Visitation Data to further administer the site and generate statistics regarding the use of the Instacell website. In further cases, we may use the Site Visitation Data to advertise or create and send you targeted email marketing offers of interest and remove any advertising that’s not of interest to you.
In the effort to improve our site and services, we may gather specific technical information from your browser software, screen resolution and the website that referred you to us.
When you register with Instacell, our website will log you in automatically by using your email address. This means that you won’t have to create and remember a log in identifier. It also means that we can email you a new password in case you forget your old one. If you register with Instacell, our website will save your information and recognize you regardless of which device you log in from.
Instacell provides you with the option of receiving emails sent by our admins. If you choose not to receive any emails, you can do this at any time by following the instructions located in the “Personal Information Control” section below. In addition, every email sent by Instacell has an opt-out URL, so you can follow it to unsubscribe at any time.
Sharing information with friends and in user forums
Instacell’s website allows you to share some data with third parties of your choosing. Do note that Instacell cannot control and is not legally responsible what the third parties do with the data you share with them. Once your information is displayed on publicly viewable web pages, these information can be collected and used by other parties. To submit removal inquiry of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us at email@example.com. In certain cases we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will inform you if we are unable to do so and why.
In addition, if you choose to participate in a user forum on the Instacell website, your username and shared comments will be displayed to all Instacell users on the forum. Instacell is not further responsible (legally or otherwise) for what any user or third party may do with information that you decide to share.
Instacell provides a feature that allows you to invite a friend to join Instacell’s website. If you choose to provide your friend’s email address to us solely for this reason, we will use that email address only for the purpose of sending a onetime invitation to your friend. If unwilling to join, your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to remove their information from our database.
Use of personal information
Instacell treats your personal information as strictly confidential, and will not share your personal data with any third parties without your explicit permission, except in the following limited circumstances:
- Instacell may communicate your personal information to companies that provide certain services, like fulfilling your request for a free shipping kit, purchasing your phone, or sending confirmation or other emails. The mentioned companies are authorized to use your personal information only and exclusively to providethese services to us.
- We may disclose your personal information when we reasonably believe that it is required by a law or legal process and to protect and defend the rights and interests of Instacell, its affiliates, suppliers, or other users. In the event Instacell is affected by a certain business transition, merger, acquisition by another company, or sell a portion of its assets, the users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
- We may use and further disclose your aggregated usage information with third parties, in a form that does not identify any individual, to allow Instacell and affiliates to present targeted advertising to you. We may further disclose to third parties, including but not limited to advertisers and potential business partners, aggregated statistics (generalized information) that we draft from your usage habits, preferences, and browsing history. Such statistical data will not identify any individual.
Personal Information Control
Do note that you can confirm, change, delete or update personal information you have provided to Instacell by logging into your account and going to the Account Settings page, or by contacting us at email@example.com.
You can change your email and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and going to the Account Setting page and adjusting your email notification choices. You can decide not to receive promotional emails from us, by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. When you unsubscribe from any promotional communication by us, you will still receive service messages (like an order confirmation) and legally mandated notices.
Do note that after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still remain viewable elsewhere if it has been shared with third parties by you, or if it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or if it was copied / stored by other users. We will keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Personal Data Security
Instacell values the security of your personal information. Instacell abides by generally accepted standards in the effort to protect the personal information submitted to us (in the process of transmission and after receiving them). Do note that no method of data transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Please contact us, if you have any questions about security on our site.
Minors’s privacy protection
Instacell does not knowingly collect any PII from users under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 is attempting to submit such information, we will inform the minor that he or she is ineligible to do so. We will then remove this information from our databases.
Cookies and Tracking
When you decide to visit our website, do note that we may store information about your web session and assign you one or more cookies. Your browser will further store these cookies on your computer in a small text file, and if you return to the site the cookie may be read. This means that when you decide to log in as an Instacell member, we store encrypted information in your browser so you don’t have to log in on every page. Cookies are NOT linked to your personal information in any way.
Instacell may use web beacons, clear gif technology, or action tags as tools to gather aggregated site visitation data by tracking how users navigate to and through our website. We may also use this technology to track the delivery of HTML email messages. Any data gathered via this mechanism is NOT linked to any personal information.
Instacell cooperates with advertising partners to place ads on our website. Our third party advertising partners often use a cookie or third party web beacon to track when a click becomes a sale. No PII is EVER sent to any advertising partners.
Instacell gathers email address entered into the website. When you enter an email address onto the site, we may periodically send you reminder emails to the provided address about items left in a cart. You may stop getting these emails by following the unsubscribe link in the email.
In case you have questions or concerns about the abovementioned privacy policies, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Links to Other Websites
Instacell cooperates with responsible third parties, however their business policies may include different privacy policies and practices than ours. Be aware that when you click through to third-party websites, our privacy policies no longer applies and we are NOT responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.