Information We Collect
If you reside in the United States, there are two types of Information that may be collected through our Website: (1) “Personal Information” such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, phone number, credit card number, information about your computer and other information that may be used to directly identify you, and (2) “Usage Data” which is anonymous data about your use of the Website that is not linked to you personally.
We may, from time to time, give you the ability to share our Website (or features or products thereon) with your friends. In order to do so, we may ask for certain Personal Information about your friends such as their name and e-mail address. It is solely your responsibility to ensure that your friend consents to receiving what you share from us. We will only use and store your friend’s Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill your request. It will be deleted promptly after your request has been fulfilled.
Whether or not you submit Personal Information, we may collect, store or accumulate certain Usage Data based on your use of our Website, such as information regarding which of our pages or products are most popular, the browser you use, your computer’s IP address, and the URLs you visited before and after using our Website.
Please note that we will only collect your credit card information if you choose to purchase our products online via our Website. If you do make such an online purchase, our payment processing partner will collect your payment information and process your payment. We do not store any credit card information or share it with anyone other than our payment processor.
Uses and Sharing of Information
We use your Personal Information that we collect directly to process your requests, fulfill your orders, authenticate website visits/usage, inform users of relevant products and specials through promotional e-mails, maintain and develop our Website, and communicate with you. You always will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from further emails in any promotional messages we send you.
Except as described above, we will not disclose, rent, sell or share any Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes.
We do contract with companies or individuals to provide certain services including email and hosting services, software development, credit card processing, shipping, data management, surveys and marketing, promotional services, etc. We call them our “Service Providers.” Such Service Providers include Ship Station, which provide shipping services for our Website. We may share both your Personal Information and Usage Data with Service Providers solely as appropriate for them to perform their functions. We do not share your credit card or other account information with third parties unless you authorize us to do so, or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities including, but not limited to, delivering a product or service that you order.
Usage Data may be used in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans. We may share or transfer such aggregate, non-personally identifiable Usage Data with or to our affiliates, licenses and partners for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, security and other purposes, but no such information will be linked with your Personal Information or be used to identify or contact you.
International Data Transfers
If you are resident outside the United States, including in the EEA, we transfer Personal Data provided by you for processing in the United Stated, including Personal Information sent via-emails or when you make an order. Under the GDPR, we are considered a “controller” and a “co-processor” of the Personal Data of EEA Residents. By providing Personal Data to us for the purpose of using the Website, you consent to the processing of such data in the United States. The transfer of your Personal Data to the United States is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us for your use of the Website.
Please note that the United States does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA and other jurisdictions.
Rights of EEA Residents
From May 24, 2018, all processing of Personal Data of EEA Residents is performed by us in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data (“GDPR”).
Under the GDPR, we are both the controller and a co-processor of the Personal Data of EEA Residents. Our purpose for collecting and processing Personal Data from EEA Residents is to provide them with the features and functionalities of our Website and information regarding our Website. The legal basis for collecting Personal Data is because it is necessary for performance of a contract between us to provide you with the Website and its related features and functionality. We also rely on your consent to receive information about our Website. You may withdraw consent from receiving marketing and promotional communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link on the communication or sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Opt-Out.” If EEA Residents do not provide Personal Data to us or withdraw consent for processing such Personal Data, we may not be able to provide such residents with certain features or functionalities of the Website or information regarding the Website, including processing orders. Note that we do not collect any sensitive personal information about you.
EEA Residents may obtain information about the Personal Data that we hold about them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy and Security
It is entirely your choice whether or not you provide Personal Information to us. We take commercially reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational precautions to protect our customers’ Personal Information against loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
In addition, while we take commercially reasonable steps to govern our Service Providers’ use and protection of your Personal Information, we ultimately have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such parties. As a condition to your use of the Website, you expressly agree we bear no responsibility, and are not liable in any way, for the acts, omissions or policies of our Service Providers or any other external sources with respect to your Information.
If you believe your Personal Information is being improperly used by us or any third party, please immediately notify us via email at email@example.com.
At your option, you may communicate through SMS messages regarding your orders and our products. Normal text rates apply to such messages. You may withdraw permission to communicate with you by SMS at any time. We do not receive any individualized geographic information from you when you receive or reply to such messages.
Children Under 13
This website is targeted to adults. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information directly from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and you believe your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When using our Website, you will have the ability to “opt in” to receiving further promotional communications from us. Alternatively, if you initially decide to receive information from us but at a later date wish to remove your information from our database, you can do so by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. You may also at any time opt out of receiving e-mails from us or our affiliated or related companies by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Opt Out.”
Please note that even if you unsubscribe from our promotional email messages, we may still need to contact you with important transactional information related to your account and your purchases. For example, even if you have unsubscribed from our promotional emails, we will still send you confirmation of a purchase you have made on our Website.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from our data partners and our other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, or www.youronlinechoices.eu and www.aboutads.info/choices.
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to gather information about how users engage with our Services. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Links to Third Party Websites
Our Website or emails may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth in this Policy, we do not share your Personal Information with those websites and are not responsible for the privacy policies of any other website or their management of your Personal Information. Because they may treat your Information differently than we do, we suggest you read the privacy policies on those third party websites prior to submitting any Personal Information.
Your Rights and Obligations
We ask that you keep the Personal Information that you provide to us current and that you correct any information you have provided us by contacting us a firstname.lastname@example.org. You represent and warrant that all Personal Information you provide us is true and correct and relates to you and not to any other person.
If you wish to review, delete and/or revise the Personal Information we have stored about you, please contact us with the specific request at email@example.com; provided, however, that we reserve the right to retain an archive of such Personal Information for a commercially reasonable time to ensure that its deletion does not affect the integrity of our data; and we further reserve the right to retain an anonymous version of such Information. If you are a resident of a jurisdictions outside of the United States, these qualifications may not apply to you.
If you use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and for restricting access to your computer or devise, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
Your Florida Privacy Rights
In 2020, new legislation was introduced for Florida Consumer Privacy Bill that would create limited online privacy rights and obligations in the state. If enacted, the law will become effective in July 2020. The legislation was amended to (1) allow consumers to review and correct their personal information; (2) create a right to opt-out of the “sale” of certain of a consumer’s personal information; and (3) Delineates specific notice requirements for online privacy statements.
Upon receipt of a request by a Florida customer, a business may be required to provide detailed information regarding how that business has shared that customer’s personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. However, this does not apply to businesses like ours that do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without prior approval or give customers a free mechanism to opt out of having their personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Florida users may request further information about their rights under this law and our policy by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “FL Request for Information,” and requesting further information.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. In the event we make material changes to this Policy, such policy will be reposted in the “Privacy” section of our Website with the date such modifications were made indicated on the top of the page. Therefore, please review this Policy from time to time so that you are aware when any changes are made to this Policy. If you have any questions about the changes that were implemented, please contact us at email@example.com and include “Information Regarding Updated Policy” in the subject line. In any event, your continued use of the Website after such change constitutes your acceptance of any such change(s), and if you not accept any changes, you may choose not to use the Website or opt out by sending us an appropriate notice.
Our Website operates AS-IS, and we do not represent or warrant that our Website will be available at all times, or that your use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. We are not responsible for your ability to access the Website or for matters beyond our control. This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Website will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Miami-Dade County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.
If you have questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org with “Website Privacy” in the subject line of our email.