1. Information we collect
We generally collect two kinds of information: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you that is automatically collected when you visit our site.
a. Personal Information:
Personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, personal email address, phone number, etc. We do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when you visit our site. In some circumstances, in order for us to be able to provide you with certain features or programs, we may request that you provide personally identifiable information.
b. Non-Personal Information:
In some instances, we may collect non-personal, aggregate or demographic data through cookies and other similar web technology applications. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance, and effectiveness of our site. Please read the "Cookies" section below for more information.
2. How Personal Information is Used and Shared
In certain instances we may also share your personally identifiable information with our third-party contractors providing services and performing functions on our behalf. This includes vendors that provide features on our website, assist us with customer service, deliver our merchandise, administer or sponsor our promotions, and fulfill other similar functions. Our vendors agree to use this information that we share with them only to carry out our requests.
Except as described in this Policy, we will not share the personal information you provide to us with third parties without your consent, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (iv) enforce/protect our legal rights; or (v) protect the personal safety of any person.
3. Changing or Removing Your Information and Opt-out Information
Like many websites, we use automatic data collection tools, such as cookies, embedded web links and web beacons. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website. These tools help make your visit to our website easier, more efficient and more valuable by providing you with a customized experience and recognizing you when you return. Web site usage information may be collected using various methods, such as the following:
A "cookie" is a small data file that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive to help our website remember information about you when you return. Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, read cookie files created by other websites or track any personal information about you. Accepting the cookies used on our website may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience or track user traffic patterns, to help us evaluate our site's effectiveness. You may browse most of our websites without accepting cookies; however, some website functionality may be lost by disabling cookies on your computer. Some of our web pages, particularly those which require a login and password, require cookies and cannot be used when you have disabled cookies in your browser.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. Some of the cookies we use may be "Flash" cookies. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a computer via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your computer. These Flash cookies are harmless but they may not be deleted when your cookies are deleted or disabled; in some instances, they may cause your cookies to reappear in your browser. Please check your browser to determine where these types of cookies are stored and how they may be deleted or disabled.
b. Web Beacons
We may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to understand user behavior. Web beacons are simply a convenient way of gathering basic statistics and managing cookies, and do not reveal any extra information from your computer. Turning off your browser's cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity.
c. Embedded Scripts
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Computer from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
We take reasonable precautions to keep all information obtained from our online visitors secure against unauthorized access and use and we periodically review our security measures in an effort to ensure your privacy. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.
6. Links to Other Websites
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
We may also provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with us on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites.
7. Children Under 13
We care about protecting the privacy of children. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information. If you're under 13, please do not register with our site or provide us with any personally identifying information (such as your name, your email address or your phone number). If we become aware that a person submitting personal information to us is a child under the age of 13, we delete the information as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any purpose.
8. Sweepstakes Contests and Promotions:
We may offer sweepstakes, contests and other promotions through the site that may require registration. By entering any promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including allowing us to use your name, voice and/or likeness in marketing associated with the promotion. If you choose to enter a promotion, certain personally identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such promotion, e.g., for winner selection, prize fulfillment, winner's list listing, and/or as required by law or the promotion's official rules.
9. Information processed in the United States
The Website is operated in the United States and intended for users located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States, according to its privacy laws. By using the Website or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of your information in the United States.
10, How to Contact Us
We value your opinions. Should you have any privacy-related questions or comments, or wish to contact us for any reason, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.