‘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 you provide to us.
Information We Collect
How Your Information Is Used
Retaining and Destroying Your PII
Updating, Requesting, and Deleting Your PII
Filing a Complaint with Authorities
Revoking Your Consent and Opting Out of Sharing Your Information
Objecting to Processing Your PII
Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
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
Generally, you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using our website. We require that you provide us with certain information so that we can 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 for us to provide you with various features and functionality in terms 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 you’ll visit when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/the proxy server you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, and your 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 User and Member Registration
When you register as a user or member, we collect your name, email address, and other information listed.
When Buying Products or Services
If you buy products or services from us, we collect your name, email address, physical address, credit card information, phone number, and other information listed.
Our website may use online forms. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they have used prior to coming to our site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with PII. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We use the information we receive from you to:
Communications and Emails
When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the email address you provided when you registered 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 your contact preferences at any time through your account or by sending us an email with your request to: email@example.com
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes. However, for data aggregation purposes we may use your nonpersonal information (NPI), 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 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
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; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
Disclosures to Successors
We also retain the right to transfer your PII if our company files for bankruptcy and some or all of our assets are sold to another individual or business.
Community Discussion Boards
We retain information that we collect from you (including your PII) only for as long as we need it 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 to revoke your consent for us to use your PII at any time. You can always opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such an 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 that 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 or law enforcement departments, or as 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 you may choose to enter, or third-party offers 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 PII, send us an email with your request to: email@example.com
You have the right to object to the processing of your PII.
If any postings you make on our website contain information about third parties, you must make sure you have permission to include that information in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings about which we are notified, if such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website 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. Before we remove any information, we may ask for proof of identification 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 do we have any liability to do so.
You can always opt out of receiving 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 built our website using industry-standard encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. We also use technologies such as secure routers and firewalls to help protect your PII. When we collect your credit card information through our website, we will encrypt it before it travels over the Internet using industry-standard technology for conducting secure online transactions. 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 to 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.