Protecting Your Privacy
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
While using our Sites, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, address, phone number and email address.
You may, for example, provide Personal Information by sending us your feedback on our services or by signing up for our newsletter. Your participation in any of these activities in voluntary and we will use Personal Information only for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, we may use your Personal Information to answer your questions, fulfill your requests, provide services or products to you, or improve our products and services.
We send our newsletter to consumers who opted in on our website, social media pages, at events or through our contact form to receive news from us. Once signed up for our newsletter, you will receive information about our promotions, articles on topics of interest, and other information relating to our services.
- Consumer feedback and stories
Feedback from our consumers is very important to us because we constantly seek to make our services better and improve our customers’ experience. We are interested in consumer stories, as they relate to our services and what it means to them in their daily lives.
If you voluntarily share some of your personal experiences by email or on one of our sites, you agree to have this information republished by us or used for other marketing promotions.
- Tracking technologies
Technical information that may be collected includes information about the computer system or other technological device you may be using to access one of our Sites, such as your computer’s IP address, operating system type and web browser, or websites you may have visited before visiting ours. If using a mobile phone or tablet, your device’s unique device ID and other similar mobile device data may be collected.
We use the following technologies to enhance the functionality, experience and navigation of our Sites for our visitors:
Web beacons: A web beacon is an invisible, embedded object in a website or email, which allows us to check whether a user has accessed the content. We use this to track who is reading our Sites, emails and newsletter, as well as when, and from which computer. It allows us to see if an email was read or forwarded to someone else, or if a web page was copied to another website.
Analytical technology: We may use third-party tracking services, such as Google Analytics provided by Google, as a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc. (“Google”), to capture how people navigate our website. This may include information on which pages you visited, what links you clicked on and how much time you spent browsing our Site. This information is stored by Google on servers in the United States and in other countries and we use this information to improve your experience on our website.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We use Personal Information for a variety of purposes, all intended to serve our customers better. These purposes include improving the user experience on our Sites, answering your questions and providing great customer service, improving our products and developing new products, marketing promotions, sending newsletters and other information relevant to our customers, and other general business purposes.
HOW DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We do not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose to third parties the Personal Information we collect on our Sites. On occasion, we may share Personal Information with trusted parties who provide services on our behalf, help us operate our Sites, or assist us in conducting our business, as long as these parties agree to keep such information confidential.
Our website may contain links to other websites that are operated by third-parties. We have no control over these websites and they have their own privacy policies. Before you submit any information on third-party websites, you should review their privacy policies and practices carefully.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children and we do not knowingly collect, store or solicit personal information from children under the age of 18. If a child has already provided us with personal information, his or her parent or guardian may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have this personal information deleted.
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
As a California resident, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their own marketing use and you may opt-out of our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by e-mailing us at email@example.com. This opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain commercially reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against the unauthorized use, disclosure or access to the Personal Information we collect through our Sites.
Last updated 06/2016