What personal information does the Company collect from you?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, or other details to help you with your experience.
When does the Company collect information?
We collect information from you when you:
1. register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site. Provide us with feedback on our products or services.
How does the Company use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How does the Company protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different. Please look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the user’s experience that makes your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We may disclose and release your personal information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, to our Website or employees, or to protect our Website, system or network, our employees, agents, suppliers, licensors, content providers, and the rights and property of the Company, or cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or a violation or alleged violation of this policy or other agreement we may have with you.
2. Disclosure for Shipping and Billing Reasons
We use an outside shipping provider such as the USPS, FedEx, or UPS to ship orders placed on our Website or by telephone, and a credit card processing company to bill users/customers for goods and services purchased on through our Website. These companies will not retain, share, store or use any of our user’s personal information for any secondary purposes. We partner with other parties to provide specific services that are available on our Website. When a user signs up for these services, we will share the user’s name or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services to the use. These parties are not allowed to use such personal information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Bulletins; Newsletters. If a user wishes to subscribe to one of our e-bulletins, newsletters, or any other informational material that we offer, we will ask for contact information, such as name and email address.
User-Generated Content: Feedback, Ratings, Comments, Public Forums
In order to post a message, comment, provide feedback or ask us a question, you will be asked to sign in with your user login information. We do not use this information in any way other than to recognize you for postings nor do we disclose this information to any third parties, including other users who participate in comment and discussion forums and boards on our Site unless required by authorized law enforcement agencies when required.
With regard to the message boards, your email address is not visible on the boards, however other users are able to post a response to a post made by you or engage in a conversation with you on the same message board via your nickname without your email address being displayed.
Do remember that whatever you post on our message boards is considered public knowledge and you should always use caution when posting. Avoid posting your home address or phone number or other PII on any public board or forum. Although one must be a registered user to post messages, the message boards are public and may be read by non-registered users. We do not allow and will not tolerate the posting of any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise in violation of any laws. We reserve the right to remove or edit any content item or to close any user account for any reason.
The Company reserves the right to re-publish your postings from the message boards in any format. To request removal of your personal information from our messages boards, blog, or community forum, or to report what you believe to be inappropriate or offensive content, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Surveys and Contests. From time to time, our website requests information from our users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to provide us with such information. Information requested may include contact information, such as name and shipping address, and demographic information, such as zip code, age level. It may also be shared with other third parties as disclosed at the time of collection or in the promotion rules.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?
As required by law, you may (1) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we update or correct your personal information; (3) object to the processing of your personal information or withdraw your prior consent, if applicable; (4) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our database; (5) ask us to transfer your personal information to another entity as you specify.
Correction/Updating Personal Information. If a user’s personal information changes or if a user no longer desires to be a registered user, we will enable our users to correct, update or remove from our Website the personal data they provided to us. Such changes can be made either through the information page on our website or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Opt-out. When purchasing a product, a user may checkout as a guest and is not required to register. Our users are given the opportunity when registering with our website to opt-out of having their email address added to our marketing and promotional address lists or their information used for purposes not directly related to the provision of goods or services through our Website. Any user may unsubscribe from each e-newsletter, bulletin, or other promotional e-mailing by clicking/pressing on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of these emails.
Users who no longer wish to receive our e-bulletins, newsletters, or other marketing and promotional materials from us or our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to any such promotional email indicating your desire to no longer receive such emails or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collecting Information from Children Younger Than 18 Years of Age. Our Website is not directed or intended for children under 21 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 21 years of age. If you are under 21 years of age, you should not register or provide personal information on the websites or through the services. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 21 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s personal information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at email@example.com so that we may delete and remove such child’s information from our systems.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
Data Retention. We will retain your information for as long as your user account is active or as needed to provide you services, including fulfilling your orders. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”)
In accordance with the CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Fair Information Practices
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices Principles we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via Website notification within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address and in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. You can also unsubscribe by clicking or pressing the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any promotional email.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for the Company’s users.
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.