Information We Collect
When you use our Site, we may collect and use personally identifiable information about you, as well as other information. “Personally identifiable information” includes your name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and other similar information that can be used to identify you. More specifically, when you use our Site, we may collect and store the following information:
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Physical Location
- Company Name
- Phone Number
- Financial Information, such as credit card or payment methods, depending on the requirements of the service used
- Transactional Information based on your activities on the Site (including but not limited to purchases you make, purchase content, and searches conducted, as related to your account activity)
- Correspondence sent to us through the Site
- IP Addresses
- Browser Type
- Computer Operating System
- Web Log Information
Consent and Use of Your Information
Use of Personal Information
- Respond to any requests you may have;
- Notify you about changes to the Site;
- Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Site; or
- Notify you of new products, promotions, and upcoming sales and events.
We may also use your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
To serve you better, we may combine information you give us with publicly available information and information we receive from or cross-reference with others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize the Site experience of you and others with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.
Use of Tracking Technologies
We may use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit the Site.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it.
If you would like to opt out of accepting cookies altogether, you can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. However, certain features of our Site or other services may not work if you delete or disable cookies.
Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to sites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Use of Credit Card Information
If you give us credit card information, we use it solely to place orders from you. We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.
We use commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site. These procedures include, but are not limited to, encryption, passwords, and physical security. We also limit access to any personally identifiable information we receive to employees who need access to that information in order to do their jobs. However, no data protection procedures are entirely infallible. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure.
Sharing Your Information
We may share your personal information with trusted third parties, including service providers under contract who help with our business operations.
We may also share aggregated non-identifiable information about our general readership with third parties in order to help market our products and develop new vendor and customer relationships.
Such third parties have access to personal information as needed to perform their functions, but they are not allowed to use it for other purposes. We do not sell or rent personal information collected through our Site to anyone.
Other Circumstances: We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal process (such as a subpoena), or enforceable government request;
- and protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Third-Party Websites and Social Media Features
Our Site may contain links to other sites, including those of third parties or business partners. While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices other websites use. By accessing other third party websites or applications through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. It is possible that other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Site.
Review and Correction of Your Information
You may review and edit the information we collected about you at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors from the European Economic Area and the Privacy Shield
The Site is hosted and operated in the United States (“US”) and elsewhere in the world. By using the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to the US. If you are accessing our Site from outside the US, please be advised that US law may not offer the same privacy protections are the law of your jurisdiction.
We participate in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield. We protect consumer personal information received for processing from clients in the European Economic Area and Switzerland in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
We also protect all data transferred to the third parties by entering into contracts with the third party ensuring that your data is only processed for the limited and specified purposes consistent with your authorization. We will require that the third party recipient provide the same level of protection as reflected in the Privacy Shield principles and will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that the third-party recipient effectively processes the personal information.
Upon request, we will provide a summary or a representative copy of the relevant privacy provisions of our contract with the third-party recipient.
To learn more about the Privacy Shield and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov
General Data Protection Regulation
If you are a data subject in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about you. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, contact us at email@example.com.We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we store information as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use the information even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.
If you have any issues with our compliance, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an EEA supervisory authority.
California Privacy Rights
California law allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information about the companies’ sharing of personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. We do not share any California consumer personal information with third parties for marketing purposes without consent.
California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices may contact us using the contact information set forth below.
Users Only of Legal Age of Majority
Our Site is intended for a general audience over 18 years of age and is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) (“Children’s Personal Information”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA, and for any children’s or mixed-use portions of our Site (if any) we will comply with COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected Children’s Personal Information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us at the email address listed below and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
Parents may want to consider commercially available parental control protections to limit what minors can access online and/or monitor their minor children’s online activities. Examples include www.netnanny.com; www.webwatcher.com and www.sentrypc.com. We do not endorse these or other services and are not responsible for them.