Last Updated: January, 2015
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
When you use the Site, we collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you. “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that, by itself, does not identify you as a specific individual (e.g. nickname, wireless provider and device information, demographic information, your Internet browser, operating system, IP address, connection speed, domain name of your Internet service provider, or visitations to the Site). We may collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you directly or through the use of standard technologies described further below.
In addition, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you if you register on the Site, make a purchase or through e-mail correspondence with the Site’s administrator or customer service. “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that may specifically identify you (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user ID, payment card information, and other information that you include in any communication or submission.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
While you are able to visit the Site and remain anonymous, we, or our third party service providers, may still collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information about your use of the Site (e.g. wireless provider and device information, demographic information, your Internet browser, operating system, IP address, connection speed, domain name of your Internet service provider and your activity on the Site). Such information may be gathered by methods such as:
1. Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive which work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of the Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent this. Not accepting cookies may make certain features unavailable to you. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies.
2. Web Beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in web pages and e-mails. We, and our third party partners and affiliates may use Web Beacons within the pages of the Site.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED
We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information for the following general purposes: (a) customize the advertising and content you see; (b) improve our services; (c) fulfill requests for additional products and services; (d) conduct research; and (e) provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information to register you with the Site, open an account with the Site, to process purchase orders that you place through the Site, to respond to your inquiry or the issue you pose to the Site administrator or to post your submissions to the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to notify you about products and services that may be of interest to you. If you wish to subscribe to a newsletter that we may offer to you, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we will provide you a way to unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and/or promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED AND DISCLOSED
We may share and disclose your Non-Personally Identifiable Information with our partners, but we will not rent, sell, or share Personally Identifiable information with others except under the following circumstances:
a) To trusted partners who work with us under confidentiality agreements (including without limitation, payment processors). Payment card information is transmitted over a secure encrypted connection to a payment processor and stored in a data center until the transaction is completed, at which point it is removed unless you have requested to store your payment card details securely at the processor for future transactions;
b) In responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
c) In order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Site’s Terms of Service or as otherwise required by law.
d) In the case we are acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, we will notify you by posting information on the Site.
The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is important to us. When you enter Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, address and payment card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). However, it is important to note that transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. As a result, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of Personal Identifiable Information. However, we do take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of the information we collect. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and electronic security measures.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
The Site may contain links to third parties who may provide wireless, online or downloadable applications as well as to links to websites outside of our control. These third parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information directly from you. In either case, such third parties will have separate privacy policies and data collection practices.
The Site: (a) has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions; (b) is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites; and (c) does not make any warranties or representations about the contents, products or services offered on such websites or the security of any information you provide to them.
SPECIAL NOTICE CHILDREN UNDER AGE 13
We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13. If it comes to our attention that Personally Identifiable Information has been collected from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have Personally Identifiable Information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us at the e-mail address below.
If you have questions regarding how we protect your information, please contact us at email@example.com.