We respect your privacy and want to protect your personal information. To learn more, please read our Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, and (under certain conditions) disclose your personal information. This Privacy Notice also explains the steps we have taken to secure your personal information. Finally, this Privacy Notice explains your options regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. By visiting our Site, you accept the practices described in this Notice.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
1. Information Collection. We collect information from you in several different ways on this Site. One goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. For example, we can use your personal information to:
* Help make this Site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
* Help you quickly find information, products, and services.
* Help us create content on this Site that is most relevant to you.
* Alert you to new information, products, and services that we offer.
(a) Registration and Ordering. Before using certain parts of this Site or ordering products, you must complete an online registration form. During registration, you will be prompted to provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, shipping and billing address(es), phone number, email address, and credit card number. In addition, we may also ask you for your country of residence and/or your organization's country of operation, so that we can comply with applicable laws and regulations, and for your gender. These kinds of personal information are used for billing purposes, to fulfill your orders, to communicate with you about your order and our site, and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your order, we may use the personal information you provide us with to contact you.
(b) Email Addresses. Several locations of the Site permit you to enter your email address for purposes including but not limited to: to register for free promotional notices; to request us to notify you when we receive a new brand, or new product style; to sign up for our email newsletter. Your participation in a contest is completely voluntary, and you may choose whether to participate and disclose information to us. We use this information to notify contest winners and to award prizes. We may post the names and cities of contest winners on our Site.
(c) Cookies and Other Technology. Like many sites, this Site employs cookies and web beacons (also known as clear GIF technology or "action tags") to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your Site usage.
- Web beacons assist in delivering cookies and help us determine whether a web page on this Site has been viewed and, if so, how many times. For example, any electronic image on this Site, such as an ad banner, can function as a web beacon.
- We may use third-party advertising companies to help us tailor site content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information collected by us
(d) Log Files. As is true of most websites, the Site server automatically recognizes the Internet URL from which you access this Site. We may also log your Internet protocol ("IP") address, Internet service provider, and date/time stamp for system administration, order verification, internal marketing, and system troubleshooting purposes. (An IP address may indicate the location of your computer on the Internet.)
(e) Age. We respect children's privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 13. Elsewhere on this Site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the Site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to us, and rely on a parent or guardian to assist you.
2. Information Use and Disclosure.
(a) Internal Use. We use your personal information
to process your order and provide you with customer service. We
may internally use your personal information to improve our Site's
content and layout, to improve our outreach and for our own marketing
efforts (including marketing our services and products to you),
and to determine general marketplace information about visitors
to this Site.
(b) Communications with You: We will use your personal information
to communicate with you about our site, and your orders and deliveries.
Also, we may send you a confirmation email when you register with
us. We may send you a service-related announcement on the rare occasions
when it is necessary (for example, if we must temporarily suspend
our service for maintenance.) Also, you may submit your email address
for reasons such as to request us to notify you when we receive
a new brand, new product style, or product; to sign up for our email
newsletter and special offers. If you submit your email address,
we will use it to deliver the information to you. We always permit
you to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails (see opt out section
below for more details). Because we have to communicate with you
about orders that you choose to place, you cannot opt out of receiving
emails related to your orders.
(c) External Use. We want to provide you with excellent service
and to offer you a great selection — we primarily sell merchandise,
not information. We do not sell, rent, trade, license, or otherwise
disclose your specific personal information or financial information
to anyone, except that:
- As do most catalog and Internet wholesalers, we sometimes use
others to perform specific functions on our behalf. When we disclose
information to these service providers, we disclose information
to help them to perform their service. For example, in order to
deliver products to you, we must share some information. We partner
with third parties (such as DHL, and UPS) to ship products, to ensure
delivery, and so that we can obtain feedback, improve the quality
of our service, and measure and improve the quality of the service
of the third party. In the example of shippers, we provide them
some personally identifiable information such as your name, shipping
address, email, and phone number.
- Similarly, to help you buy products and provide customer service
to you, we must provide your credit card number to financial-services
corporations such as credit-card processors and issuers. When we
submit your credit card number for authorization, we use state-of-the-art
data encryption to protect your information. (More on this below
in the Data Security section.)
- We may be required to disclose such information in response
to requests from law-enforcement officials conducting investigations,
subpoenas, a court order, or if we are otherwise required to disclose
such information by law. We also will release personal information
where disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, enforce
others. For example, we may share information to reduce the risk
of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our Site for illegal
reasons or to commit fraud.
- We will not sell (or trade or rent) personally identifiable
information to other companies as part of our regular course of
business. However, it is possible that we might acquire or merge
with or be acquired by another company or that we might dispose
of some or all of our assets. If that happens, your personal information
may be disclosed to another company, but that disclosure will be
subject to the Privacy Notice in effect.
- We may share non-personal information (such as the number of
daily visitors to a particular web page, or the size of an order
placed on a certain date) with third parties such as advertising
partners. This information does not directly personally identify
you or any user.
While we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee complete security. 100% complete security does not presently exist anywhere online or offline.
OFFLINE COLLECTION, USE & DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
If we change or update this Privacy Notice, we will post changes
and updates on this Site so that you will always be aware of what
information we collect, use, and disclose. We encourage you to review
this Privacy Notice from time to time so you will know if the Privacy
Notice has been changed or updated. If you have any questions about
the Privacy Notice, please contact us.