Information We Collect
We collect information from you in several ways, including when you choose to share information with us by entering it on our sites or applications, through the postings that you make, and by using automated processes. We also collect information about your transactions with us, such as purchases and returns.
Information You Provide to Us
Postings You Make
You may choose to make postings, such as product reviews, comments, or other content, on our sites and applications. Any content that you choose to post on our sites and applications, including information about you such as your name or your photo or likeness, will be publicly available for viewing and potential use by others. We may use the content that you post for any purpose(s) that we deem appropriate, including advertising, marketing, publicity, and promotional activities, and we may choose whether to attribute such content to you when we use it.
Automated Information Collection
We may automatically collect certain information when you visit our sites or use our applications. This information may include your IP address (or other unique device identifier, including one that we may assign); certain details about your browser, operating system, and hardware; your location, if available; the URL that referred you to our site; your activities on our site, including your preferences; and other logging information, such as the date and time of your visit. We may use a variety of tracking technologies to automatically collect information, such as cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, browser fingerprinting, GPS, iBeacons, and ETags (or “entity tags”). A cookie (or “locally shared object”) is a data file placed on your device when you visit our site. Your browser, or other software (including Adobe Flash), may allow you to reject or remove cookies, but if you do so, some features of our sites may not work properly, and we may not be able to remember your preferences the next time that you visit. We also use web server logs to collect and store information about site usage. When you use our mobile applications or visit our sites from a mobile device, like a smartphone, we may also collect additional information from your device, including your location, device identifier, and information about your mobile network.
Analytics Services and Targeted Ads
We use third-party analytics services, including, but not necessarily limited to, Google Analytics. These services may track details about your online activities over time and across different sites. These services help us to improve our sites and the products and services that we offer you. These services may also allow us and others to provide you with targeted advertisements or other content that you may be interested in based on your online activities. You can learn more about Google Analytics and your choices at this link. If you would like to learn more about targeted ads that may be based on your online activities, and the choices that you may exercise for certain sites and advertisers, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.
How We Use the Information That We Collect
How and When We Share Information with Third Parties
We may provide certain parts of our sites and applications in association with third parties, such as promotional partners. These “co-branded areas” will identify the third party. If you choose to use these co-branded areas, we may share your information with the identified third party, and that third party may also collect information from you, in addition to the information that we collect, as described above. You should review the privacy policies of those identified third parties to understand how they collect and use information.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions on our sites and applications, and these activities may require specific registration. By participating in these activities, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern them, and those rules may require that you allow information, including your photo, likeness or other details, to be shared with third parties, made public or used for advertising, marketing or other promotional purposes. You should review the official rules regarding information collection and sharing for each of these activities before you choose to participate.
Direct Marketing Partners and Your Choices
We may share the information that we collect, including your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or other details, with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you would prefer that we not share information about you with such third parties for direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When making such a request, please include enough information in your request to help us identify you in our records, such as your name, account name, e-mail address and mailing address.
Third-Party Sites & Services
Interactions with Other Sites and Services
Our sites and applications may allow you to use your account from other online services, including social media providers like Facebook and Google. If you use accounts from other services on our sites or applications, those third parties may share information about you with us, and we may share information that we collect with them. Our sites and applications may also include features from third parties that allow you to interact with other online services, including social media. For example, we may use third parties to allow you to send messages or tweets or to make postings on social media sites, like Facebook. If you use these features, then we may share information about you with those third parties, and they may collect additional information. You should review the privacy policies for such third parties to understand how they collect and use information.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Our sites and applications may include links to third-party websites or other online services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and they may collect and use information about you. You should review the privacy policies for such third parties before using their sites or services to understand how they collect and use information.
Third-Party Tracking and Do Not Track
We also collect non-personally identifiable information via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, which includes information about user demographic and interest categories. You may opt out of this practice by clicking here or by visiting Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs page.
We use third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on this site, as well as to conduct direct email re-marketing. They may collect information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services. This information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites. No personally identifiable information is given to our service providers in this process. If you would like more information about the practice of using pixel tags and to know your choices about not having this information used by our third party service providers, please click here. You can also read more about online marketing practices and the technologies that support them by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s website by clicking here.
Updating Your Information
Our sites and applications may allow you to update the information that we collect from you, such as the contact information that you provide when you register for an account. You may also request that we update your information by sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com. Our sites and applications may also allow you to update your e- mail preferences. If you would prefer not to receive e-mail newsletters or other messages from us, you may use the “unsubscribe” features that are included in such messages or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How We Protect Your Information
We use commercially reasonable and industry standard security technologies and safeguards to protect the information that we collect and use. We also expect our service providers to protect information in the same manner. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed 100% secure. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.
Transfer of Information to the United States
Our sites and applications are operated in the United States and are intended for users located in the United States. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States differ from those of other countries. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the information that we collect will be transferred to and processed, stored, and used in the United States, and that by using our sites and applications, you consent to such transfers and processing.
Our sites and applications are intended for general audiences, and we do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from children under the age of 18. In accordance with the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, in the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from or about a child, please contact us at email@example.com
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