“Personal Information” is information that identifies or relates to a particular individual. Examples of Personal Information include, among others, name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and online identifiers.
As described in more detail below, we collect Personal Information from you in two ways – when you voluntarily submit Personal Information through a form on the Site; and through information we automatically collect when you use the Site.
A. Information that You Provide Us
In various places on the Site, we request information from you via forms. The exact information we need to collect (including Personal Information) will depend on the purpose of the form.
- If you register for an account, we request contact information, including your full name, email address, and phone number.
- If you sign up for the newsletter, we collect your email address; and
- If you purchase products on the Site, we will collect contact information, as well as payment information (through our secure payment processor) and shipping information needed to complete the transaction.
We will indicate on the form whether a particular field of information is mandatory or optional. If you choose not to provide certain information, we may not be able to provide the requested services.
B. Information We Automatically Collect from You
We collect the following types of information automatically through your use of the Site:COOKIES, DEVICE IDENTIFIERS, AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES:
. Here is a list of cookies that we use. We have listed them here so you can choose whether to accept them or not. Additional information regarding these cookies (including expiration date) may be available through your browser.
Required Cookies: enable you to navigate our websites and use certain features, such as accessing secure areas and keeping track of certain information as you navigate from page to page. If you disable these cookies, our websites will not function properly.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our Site, including which pages you go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. We use these cookies to improve how our Site functions and performs.
Examples of performance cookies include:
- Google Analytics cookies (_ga,_gid,_gat).
- Tracking or Advertising Cookies
Examples of tracking and advertising cookies include:
To assist us with analyzing our website traffic through cookies and similar technologies, we use analytics services, including Google Analytics. For more information on Google Analytics’ processing of your information, please see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”
You can also opt out of Google Analytics here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads (Facebook and Instagram)
We do not operate or control these third-party sites, and there may be additional ways for you to opt-out of online advertising. Please note that by opting out, you will continue to see ads, but ads may not be as relevant to your interests.LOG FILE INFORMATION:
When you use our Site, our servers automatically record information, including your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), browser type, referring URLs (e.g., the site you visited before coming to our Site), domain names associated with your internet service provider, information on your interaction with the Site, and other such information (collectively, “Log File Information”). We may also collect similar information from emails sent to you which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. We use Log File Information collected from our implementation of the Site to help secure the Site by identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities and in analyzing the effectiveness of our Site to improve the Site’s function and content. HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION:
We use Personal Information the following purposes:
Our Service Providers. We engage service providers to perform tasks on our behalf and to assist us in operating the Site or providing our products and services. For example, we engage third parties to provide analytics services, advertising, payment processing, shipping, and Site and ecommerce functionality. We take commercially reasonable steps to help ensure our service providers provide at least the same level of protection for Personal Information as we do.
Audience Development. Some of our service providers may temporarily process Personal Information on our behalf for the purpose of helping us reach new audiences. When we engage them to do so, we take steps to help minimize the use of Personal Information – such as converting information on our end into a cryptographic hash, then providing only the hash to a service provider. The service provider is then only able to correlate the hash with information already in its possession to help us reach out to people with similar interests as our current audience.
Companies Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions. If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of our business or assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), any information collected through the Site, including Personal Information, may be among the items sold or transferred.
Law Enforcement, Government Agencies, and Courts. We may disclose Personal Information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies; in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish, protect, or exercise our rights; to defend against a legal claim; to protect the rights, property, or safety of any other person; or as otherwise required by law. HOW WE PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
We protect the confidentiality and security of information we obtain in the course of business. We use commercially reasonable safeguards, such as industry-standard encryption technology, to help keep the information collected through the Site secure.
When you are paying for a product on our Site, your payment is processed only by a third-party payment processor that specializes in secure online payment processing. We do not collect, store, or otherwise have access to your payment information. The payment processor keeps your payment information confidential, and we only receive a “token” to confirm your payment was completed.
Despite these efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties such as hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not represent or warrant that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties. ACCESSING, UPDATING, OR DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION:
If you have an account with us, you have the ability to update or remove certain Personal Information associated with your account at any time through the My Account page. If you would otherwise like to otherwise access, update, or delete Personal Information about you, you may submit a request using the contact information in Section 12, below. We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with the applicable law.
If you are a resident of California or the European Union, please see the information below in Section 8 (California Residents) and Section 9 (EU Residents) for more information regarding your rights. OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS:
We may send notifications, promotions, or other information via email or text message (“Communications”). You may choose to stop receiving Communications by indicating your preference in your account profile or settings. Please note that certain Site-related Communications are necessary for the proper functioning and use of the Site (e.g., to send you emails confirming your purchase) and you may not have the ability to opt out of those Communications. INTERNATIONAL USE OF THE SITE:
If you are using our websites from outside the United States, please be aware that Personal Information may be collected, stored, and processed in the United States. If we transfer Personal Information internationally, we take steps to provide adequate safeguards for such transfers. Please be aware that the data protection laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY:
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any Personal Information from children. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child, we will promptly take steps to delete that information. OTHER WEBSITES AND SITES, INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA: