- Information we Collect
- How Your Information Is Used
- Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
- Retaining and Destroying Your Personal Information
- Updating, Requesting, and Deletion of Your Personal Information
- Your Rights
- Revoking Your Consent and Opting Out of Sharing Your Information
- Do Not Track Settings
- Links to Other Websites
- Protecting Children’s Privacy
- Our Email Policy
- Our Security Policy
- Use of Your Credit Card
- International Data Transfers
‘Nonpersonal Information’ (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable. Some
NPI is obtained automatically when you access our website with a web browser. ‘Personally
Identifiable Information’ (PII) is information that is not publicly displayed and that is personally
identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service. PII may include
information such as your name, email address, physical address, phone number, credit card information, and other information that you provide to us.
Generally you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using
our website. We require you to provide us with certain information to provide you with services
and products. If you do not provide us with enough information, we may not be able to process
your order. If you register as a user or member to use our website, you must provide PII in
order for us to provide you with various features and functionality of our website. We collect
your PII in the following ways:
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’ll go when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.
When Entering and Using Our Website
When you enter and use our website and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your PII.
At Member Registration and When Buying Products or Services
When you register as a member, or if you buy products or services from us, we collect your first and last name, email address, physical address, age, gender, profession, credit card information, phone number, and other information listed.
We use the information we receive from you to:
Provide our products and services
Personalize and customize content
Make improvements to our website
Contact you with updates to our website
Resolve problems and disputes
Contact you with marketing and advertising
that we believe may be of interest to you.
Communications and emails
When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a member or user. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our website or offers from us or our affiliates unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account or by sending us an email with your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing information with affiliates and other third parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may use your nonpersonal information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PII. We may provide your PII to third-party service providers who we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers include but are not limited to: payment processors, web analytics companies (like Google Analytics), call centers, data management services, help desk providers, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping and mailing companies.
Legally required releases of information
Legally required releases of information We may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users or members; (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
Disclosures to successors
Community discussion boards
If any postings you make to our website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure that you have permission to include them in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
We retain information that we collect from you (including your PII) for only as long as we need such information for legal, business, or tax purposes. Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form, or a combination of both. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.
You can update your PII using services found on our website. If no such services exist, you can contact us using the contact information found at the top of this policy and we will help you. You have the right to request and access the type of PII we have collected from you that is stored in electronic or paper format by our company. You also have the right to request that we delete any PII which we have about you. If you want access to your PII, are requesting to know what PII we have collected about you, or are requesting that we delete your PII, send us an email with your request to: email@example.com or contact us using our contact information at the top of this website and we will help you. However, we may keep your PII as needed to enforce our agreements and to comply with any legal obligations.
You have the right to file a complaint with supervisory authorities if your information has not been processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. If the supervisory authorities fail to address your complaint properly, you have the right to a judicial remedy. You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent for us to use, process, and store your PII.
You have the right to revoke your consent for us to use your personal information at any time. You can always opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such optout will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies, law enforcement departments, or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions that you may choose to enter, or third-party offers which you may choose to accept. If you want to opt out of unaffiliated third-party disclosures or revoke your consent for us to use your personal information, send us an email with your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website does not track your movement within our website. Our website does not obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our website. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by referring to your browser’s user manual.
Even though our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 13 (child), we realize that a child under the age of 13 may attempt to access our website. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover that a child is accessing our website, we will delete his/her information within a reasonable period of time. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor have any liability to do so.
You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or our affiliates. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.
We have taken steps to build our website using industry-standard encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. When we collect your PII through our website, we will encrypt your PII before it travels over the Internet using industry-standard technology for conducting secure online transactions. We also use technologies such as secure routers and firewalls to help protect your PII. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee against the loss or misuse of your PII or secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our website and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our website when you finish using it, especially if you are sharing or using a computer in a public place.
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our website. We use third-party billing services and have no control over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available via the Internet around the world. We cannot prevent the (mis)use of such information by others. You hereby agree to the transfers of personal information described within this section.