Our Commitment To Privacy.
Your, and our, privacy is important to us.
The Information We Collect
This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the buddybagz.com website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive emails. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
- Email address
- Date of Birth
- Phone number
- Billing Address
- Mailing address
- BuddyBagz items purchased
- Credit Card information (Such as credit card number and expiration date)
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s name address, and email address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Billing Address
- Mailing address
- BuddyBagz items purchased
- Gift note text
If you use the Contact Us form on the website, we will collect your name, email address and your question. Once your request has been fulfilled we will delete this information immediately.
The Way We Use Information
We use the addresses and phone number information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
We use the addresses and phone number information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
We may use your name and email address to contact you about specials, upcoming events, or new releases, no more than once a week. You may opt-out of our emails at any time by using the contact us form or by following the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each communication. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to communicate with you via that email address.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. For additional information on how we gather and use demographic information, see the “Interest-Based Online Advertising and Google Analytics” section below.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order, billing you for goods, or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services.
We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our website of any changes in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding the use of your personal information.
Social Media (Features) and Widgets
Facebook Connect or other OpenID provider
You can log in to our website using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Our website offers publicly available comments that are hosted on a third party service providers site. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the website, please contact our third party service provider directly. If a user is under 13, they are not able to leave comments within this section of the website. If we find out a user under 13 has submitted a comment which may have their personal information attached to it, we will take the appropriate steps to delete that comment and the information immediately
We allow users to post reviews about our products on our website. Any information provided within these reviews is moderated prior to posting. Please be aware that you may enter your name to be displayed along with your review. To request removal of your personal information from these reviews, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
When you place an order, we encrypt the transmission of your personal and your sensitive information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Please note we do not currently store your credit card information. Your credit card information is stored by our credit card processers, PayPal.com and Google Payments, and is subject to their privacy policies and data storage commitments.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13.
Should we become aware that information has been collected from children under the age of 13 we will purge that information from our databases immediately.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online in order to update, delete inaccuracies, review the personal information collected, or refuse further collection and use of the personal information by logging into the website and selecting the “account” menu, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide services. If you wish to cancel the account or request that we no longer use the information to provide services contact us at the email address listed above. We will retain and use the information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Use of Technologies by BuddyBagz and Third Party Partners
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by BuddyBagz and our partners, marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the website, tracking users’ movements around the website, store passwords so that you don’t have it enter it more than once, track and target interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Third parties with whom we partner to provide use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML 5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML 5 LSOs.
Interest-Based Online Advertising and Google Analytics
We also use the Google Analytics Display Advertising feature “Demographics and Interests Reporting” which enables Google Analytics to collect data about the age, gender and interests of visitors to our Site via cookies and anonymous identifiers. Google will collect, store, and use this information to create statistical reports about the use of our website. BuddyBagz may also use third party technology to deliver advertising to you (such as Google and other digital advertising providers) on third party websites (i.e. other than buddybagz.com) and to report on advertising, such as which web pages you view.
We will not facilitate the merger of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature.
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
As true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Changes and Updates
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
This policy was last updated May 10, 2016.