Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When purchasing or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you purchase a raffle ticket or subscribe to our mailing list.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you make a purchase, sign up to our mailing list, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To administer a raffle contest.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products, services, or news.
How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security loopholes, “backdoors” and known vulnerabilities in order to make your experience browsing our site as secure as possible. To administer this effort, we implement regular Malware Scanning and Web Application Firewall (WAF).

Your personal information is encrypted behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. No credit card information, or any sensitive payment information, is accessible even by us.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a payment gateway provider that is PCI-Compliant and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

There are various uses of cookies. We use them for the following purposes:

  • Help remember and process the items when you make a purchase.
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf, such as Facebook and Google.

You can choose to have your browser warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings, or surf anonymously (e.g. Incognito mode on Google Chrome). Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, your browsing experience won’t be affected.

Third-Party Disclosure

We strictly prohibit selling or trading to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. We may use third-party applications to process your PII only if (1) we are the only ones who have access to your data and (2) all data remain encrypted on their servers.

Third-Party Links

We do not directly offer third-party products or services on our website. We may, however, mention or endorse third-party products or services as we see fit.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

However, we do not currently use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Tracking and Data Compilation

We currently implement demographics and interests reporting.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other advertising service functions as they relate to our website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA: (1) we agree to let users visit our site anonymously. (2) Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. (3) Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above. (4) You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. (5) You can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us
  • By logging in to your account
  • By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket

We are dedicated to follow regulations from CalOPPA.

“Do Not Track” Signals

We do not use”Do Not Track” signals and Do-Not-Track, -plant cookies, or use advertising when a “Do Not Track” (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. We do not use them as it tends to distract user experience, while user can always opt to browse anonymously.

Third-Party Behavioral Tracking?

It is also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

Data Breach

If data breach is identified, (1) we will notify you via email and (2) via in-site notification within 1 business day.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

In addition, we also agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

 

Last Edited on 2018-05-03