Information Collected and Purpose of Collection
We may request and store certain types of personally identifying information including your first and last name, email address, home address, phone number, and other similar information. We do not collect personally identifying information about you unless it is voluntarily provided. It is your choice whether to share personally identifying information with us but please keep in mind that in some instances such information will be required to participate in activities within the Service.
When you conduct a purchase transaction through this Service, you are providing transaction information to our third-party suppliers (such as transaction processors and financial institutions) who will use the information solely for processing your requested transaction. There may also be other third-party vendors who supply software applications, web hosting and other technologies and/or services for this Service that may have access to your personally identifying information but, unless they get express permission from you, they will not use such information for any other purpose other than to provide services in connection with this Service.
Sharing of Personally Identifying Information with Third Parties
We will not share any personally identifying information about you with any third-party (a party not affiliated with us) except as otherwise stated herein and in the following circumstances: (i) in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, to the extent required and as restricted by law; (ii) when disclosure is required to maintain the security and integrity of this Service, or to protect any user’s security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; (iii) when disclosure is directed or consented to by the user who has inputted the personally-identifying information; (iv) in the event that we, or any of our subdivisions or units go through a business transition, such as a merger, divestiture, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Third-Party Analytic Services
We may use a third-party service, such as Google Analytics, to collect anonymous visitor data on our network of sites, applications, and online services. If we use a third-party service to collect such information from the Service, the third-party service will not collect any personally identifying information from users of the Service. We may use the third-party service to collect anonymous visitor information like IP addresses, browser types, the accessing app, or referring pages and websites. We may use the third-party service to collect this non-personally identifiable information for various purposes, including but not limited to: (i) providing anonymous statistical analysis of web page traffic patterns; (ii) administration of our services and servers; (iii) allowing for auditing of our services by third parties; (iv) improving our general services.
Cookies and Other Technology Used to Collect Information
Cookies are small text files that we transfer to your hardware, through your web browser or app, to (a) speed your navigation on the Service, (b) recognize you and your access privileges, (c) track your usage and preferences of the Service, (d) detect the existence of any cookies previously set by our server, and (e) identify certain information on how and when you accessed the Service such as type of browser, operating system, domain names, IP addresses and the like. These cookies allow you to take full advantage of this Service (disabling cookies may prevent proper functioning of certain parts of the Service), and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
We may also use single pixel images, web beacons and other similar technology (collectively “Beacons”) to (a) track your usage of the Service, (b) track response rates to certain activities and promotions within the Service and in marketing campaigns, and (c) identify certain information on how and when you accessed the Service such as type of browser, operating system, domain names, IP addresses and the like.
Sharing of Non-Personally Identifying Information with Third Parties
We may share with third parties any anonymized information collected through the Service, including those collected using cookies and Beacons technology. In such instance, we do not provide such third parties with any personally identifiable information about you or any other users of the Service.
We log IP addresses, session sources, and other data which tracks users' access to the Services. These logs are analyzed for the aggregate trends they reveal about our customers and how the customers use the Services. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third-party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Services. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.
Security, Purchases and Credit Card Use
We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We encrypt all transmission of sensitive data and secure all our repositories of data. When you use your credit card to make a purchase from any of our sites, your transaction is secure. For the purposes of handling credit card transactions, we have contracted with a PCI DSS compliant ecommerce partner and use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced encryption technology that works with most major browsers.