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WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM THE PEOPLE THAT VISIT OUR BLOG, WEBSITE OR APP?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience. This information consists of the following:
Personally Identifiable Information. We collect certain information that identifies you as an individual (collectively, “Personally Identifiable Information”). The Personally Identifiable Information we collect may include the following:
- Your name;
- Your phone number;
- Your email address;
- Your name (and/or company name, as applicable);
- Your shipping and billing address;
- Device identifiers, such as cookies and IP addresses;
- Device information, such as hardware and software settings;
- IP addresses and log information, such as your device’s name, the type and version of your web browser, and referrer addresses that can function to identify a user device; and
- Tracking information that we, or a third party, may collect.
Anonymous Information. Our website also collects, processes, and/or uses information that does not identify You or Your devices, including Personally Identifiable Information that has been made anonymous by: (i) removing identifying fields and aggregating the information with other information so that individual subjects of the information cannot be re-identified, or (ii) anonymizing the information with techniques that remove or modify the identifying data so as to prevent re-identification of the anonymized information (collectively, “Anonymous Information”). Information that meets these criteria might include, for example, demographic information, statistical information (e.g., page views and hit counts), and general tracking information.
Treatment of Combined Information. If we combine Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Anonymous Information with Personally Identifiable Information, we treat the resulting combination as Personally Identifiable Information.
WHEN DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site. We collect the above information through the following means and technologies:
Contacting our Company. You can contact us with questions or comments – for example, you can contact us to learn more about our products and services. In order to communicate with us, you must provide certain Personally Identifiable Information.
Information Provided to Third Parties. As explained further in How We Share Your Information – Our Service Providers.” , we may engage third parties to perform certain services for us or on our behalf, including but not limited to verification, payment processing, shipping, customer service, etc.. Any communication by you on the website may be managed by such third parties, and we may obtain those communications by the applicable service provider your information that you provide.
Newsletters. We may offer newsletters and other content about our Company, our services and products, and other issues that we believe may be of interest to You. We will use Your Personally Identifiable Information to provide You with this content. You can opt-out of receiving this content, by following the instructions set out in Your Right to Opt-Out; Right of Access; Object to Processing; Deleting Information.
Device Identifiers; Logs; IP Addresses. To determine whether your device is supported by the Website and Services, we may collect certain information about your device and network, including your IP address, your operating system and browser, your device model, information about your use of the website or Services, as well as the presence of any software that the website or Services may require to operate with your device, or other third party software or mobile apps on your device. We automatically receive and record this information in log files, and this is generally Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on our computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on the website and use them to recognize you when you return to the website. You may choose not to accept cookies. Important: Any adjustments you may make to the settings in your browser software concerning the acceptance or refusal of cookies may modify your browsing on the Internet and your terms of access to certain services requiring use of these cookies. For example, by refusing certain essential cookies, you may no longer be able to place orders on our website. If you choose to refuse the registration of cookies on your terminal or if you delete cookies that are already registered, we decline all responsibility for any consequences relating to the degraded performance of our services resulting from the fact we are unable to register or consult the cookies required for their performance and which you have refused or deleted.
Beacons and Tags. The Website may use certain data collection technologies that rely on (i) beacons; (ii) pixel tags and object hyperlinking tags; and (iii) other means to link an object to an Internet address, a remote software application, a remote database, or other remote means of receiving or processing information. We may use these technologies to tell us what parts of the website have been visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches that users perform on the website. These technologies also enable us to send email messages in a format users can efficiently read, to learn whether these email messages have been opened, and to help ensure, for example, that our messages are of interest to our users. These technologies provide us with Anonymous Information, Non-Personally Identifiable Information and, in certain instances, Personally Identifiable Information.
Click-Throughs. We may send email messages or display links that use a “click-through URL” linked to the website or to another resource. When you click one of these URLs, You pass through our web server before arriving at the destination website page or other resource. Click-throughs may use and collect Anonymous Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may track this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our user communications.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use the information we collect or process, including Anonymous Information, Non-Personally Identifiable Information, and Personally Identifiable Information, as permitted under applicable law, including where the use is based on (i) the consent you provide to us at the point of collection; (ii) performance of our agreement to provide you with the Services; (iii) compliance with our legal obligations; and/or (iv) our Legitimate Interests (“Legitimate Interests”), as well as a third party’s Legitimate Interests. More specifically, we use the information we collect for some or all of the following:
Our Uses of the Information
Bases for Our Use
To provide you with the Services You request and, specifically, to allow us to send You email with information
To conduct fraud monitoring, prevention, and detection activities
To respond to your inquiries
To customize your visit to and use of the website and Services.
To determine which of our products, services, and content (including, if applicable, our newsletter) might interest you and, upon making this determination, to provide you with the associated information.
To track access to and use of the website and Services, and conduct data and other analyses, including anonymization and aggregation of Personally Identifiable Information
To perform internal administration, auditing, operation, and troubleshooting for the website and Services
To engage in the activities specified in “How We Share Your Information”
To evaluate and improve the Website, Services, and our communications, and to develop and test new services and content
To comply with Applicable Law
Note that when determining the bases for our use of your information, we rely on what we consider to be the most appropriate basis, even if there are multiple bases available in connection with our use. The retention of your data varies based on use. If you would like to see our full retention policy, please email us at email@example.com .
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?
We value your privacy. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. We share as follows:
Our Service Providers (“Service Providers”). We engage third parties to perform functions on our behalf, and these may include functions such as maintaining the Website, collecting information, responding to and sending email or other messages, payment processing, and other functions useful to our business. In this capacity, we may provide service providers with Personally Identifiable Information, Non-Personally Identifiable Information, and Anonymous Information as applicable. The following are examples:
- We may use service providers to provide customer service (where applicable) or marketing support, such as to process and distribute email. These service providers generally require access to your Personally Identifiable Information in order to perform these services.
- We may use analytics service providers to assist us in understanding and using Non-Personally Identifiable Information and other information that we collect via the website. A service we use in this regard is Google Analytics, and information concerning how Google uses the information is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners, and opt-out options specific to Google Analytics are available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. As for Shopify, please see: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
- 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
- We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
- As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
- Our website includes links to third party websites and other API’s offering services that augment those services offered on our website.
- We may use service providers to anonymize and aggregate Personally Identifiable Information in order to generate anonymous information.
- We may engage service providers to analyze the interests and attributes of our users and, using techniques based on Anonymous Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information, identify others who might share those interests and attributes. We then use this information to reach out to relevant market segments to provide them information concerning the Website or Services.
Questions of Harm; Legal Process. We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, including law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and private investigator organizations, where it is necessary, or where we have a good faith belief that it is necessary:
- To comply with legal process;
- To protect and defend our rights and property, including the website and associated content;
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website or Services;
- To protect the personal safety or property of website users or the public, including your personal safety or property (it being understood that we assume no duty to provide, or monitor the need for, such protections); and
To cooperate with public and government authorities including, where required, authorities outside your jurisdiction.
While you are not able to opt out of this use of information, we will take reasonable steps to limit such use, and disclose only the information we reasonably believe is necessary for the above purposes. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information, we will attempt to notify you within a reasonable amount of time, unless such notification is not permitted.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We recognize the sensitivity of our users’ Personally Identifiable Information and we have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of this information. Our security systems include physical, technical, and administrative information security controls, and we take commercially reasonable steps to secure and safeguard such Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with applicable law. To that end, your personal information is contained 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. We use regular Malware Scanning. 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 gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Our Retention of Data. We retain Personally Identifiable Information for the period of time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we obtained the Personally Identifiable Information and consistent with applicable law. We use the following criteria to set our retention periods: (i) the duration of our relationship with you; (ii) the existence of a legal obligation as to the retention period; and (iii) the advisability of retaining the information in light of our legal position (for example, in light of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).
Accuracy and Minimization of Data. We take reasonable steps (i) to maintain the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information we process, and (ii) to limit the Personally Identifiable Information that we process to that which is reasonably necessary for the purposes for which we obtained the information.
Accessing and Updating Your Information. If you would like to review, correct, or update the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to request an electronic copy of this Personally Identifiable Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent applicable law provides you with this right to data portability) you may make such requests by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Right to Opt-Out; Right of Access; Object to Processing; Deleting Information.
Unsubscribing to Email. If you no longer wish to receive email messages from us, you can opt out of this Service by either (i) following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email message; or (ii) contacting us as provided in Contact Us.
Right of Access. Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to have access to and/or correct any personal information our company holds about your personal data. If you wish to make a Subject Access Request (“SAR”), please complete the following SAR Form.
Objections. If you object to our processing of your Personally Identifiable Information, and a request for us to delete this information is not, in your view, sufficient, please contact us as provided in Contact Us.
Your “Right to be Forgotten.” If you are protected by the GDPR with respect to our use of your information, upon proper request, we may take the steps set out in the GDPR to erase your Personally Identifiable Information, including information that may be publicly available via the website. Notwithstanding the above, the Services are not intended for European Union (EU) residents. If you provide us with personal information, you understand that your information may be stored in the United States and other countries that may not or do not provide the same level of protection as the EU. By using and accessing our Services, users who reside or are located in countries outside of the United States agree and consent to the transfer and processing of personal information on servers located outside of the country where they reside, and acknowledge that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of their residence or location.
Do not Track. We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Advisory Regarding Participation by Children and Teens. Under U.S. Federal Law (as reflected in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), WE DO NOT COLLECT OR STORE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT WE KNOW ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13. If You wish to receive further information concerning privacy policies in general, and concerning online social networking and safety, you should visit the following website: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html.
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.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email:
- Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification:
- Within 7 business days
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.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we 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, you can email us at the address listed at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Shine the Light. California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California users who ask about business practices related to disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. The Shine the Light law further requires us to allow California residents to opt out of certain disclosures of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of such notice, please submit a written request to at email@example.com
Personal Information We Collect. We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“Personal Information”). The CCPA sets forth certain categories of information under Cal. Civil Code §1798.140 (o)(1) and we have listed all of those categories below. For each category, we have provided information as to whether or not we have collected Personal Information under those categories within the last twelve (12) months:
Identifiers. We collect Personal Information of Users of our website, which fall within the category of Identifiers and which include Personal Information such as: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.
Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) (the California Customer Records Statute). We collect personal information such as account profiles, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, as provided by you.
Commercial Information. This includes information such as records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. Included in this category is:
- information about your use of Company’s Service (including account related information such as payment information, purchase history);
- customer services information; and
- customer relationship management and marketing information.
Biometric Information. We collect biometric information such as username in connection with a password as part of your account.
Internet or other electronic network activity information. We collect internet and other electronic network activity information such as browsing history, search history, interactions with our website, email applications, and advertisements.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. We do not collect sensory information such as audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or other similar Personal Information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
Inferences drawn from other Personal Information. We collect information that may be considered a profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes.
Categories of Sources. We collect this personal information from the following categories of sources:
- Consumers (information received directly from you);
- Service providers;
- Affiliates not under the Aknvas brand
- Our commercial purposes, including marketing, advertising, and enabling commercial transactions.
- Our business purposes as identified in the CCPA, which include:
- Auditing related to our interactions with you;
- Legal compliance;
- Detecting and protecting against security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity;
- Performing services (for us or our service provider) such as account servicing, processing orders and payments, and analytics;
- Internal research for technological improvement;
- Internal operations;
- Activities to maintain and improve our services; and
- Other one-time uses.
California Residents’ Privacy Rights and Choices. If you are consumer as defined in the CCPA, i.e., a resident of California as defined in Section 17014 of Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations, you have certain rights in relation to your Personal Information under the CCPA. Under the CCPA, you have the following rights:
Right to Request Information Collected and Shared for a Business Purpose. If we collect Personal Information about you that is disclosed for a business purpose, you have the right to request that we disclose to you:
- The categories of Personal Information that we have collected about you
- The categories of sources from which the Personal Information about you is collected.
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling Personal Information.
- The categories of Personal Information we disclosed about you for a business purpose.
Right Not to Be Discriminated Against. you have the right to not be discriminated against by a business because you exercised any of the consumer's rights under the CCPA.
Right to Request Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions, as outlined below (Verification and Record-Keeping).
Right to Request Access and Data Portability. Upon receipt of a verifiable request from you to access your Personal Information we shall promptly take steps to disclose and deliver, free of charge to you, the Personal Information in accordance with Cal. Civil Code §1798.100 (d). The Personal Information may be delivered by mail or electronically, and if provided electronically, the information shall be in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows you to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance. We may provide Personal Information to you, but we are not required to provide Personal Information to you more than twice in a 12-month period.
Verification and Record-keeping.
If you are a California resident, we will process your request to exercise your Rights in accordance with California Laws. When a request is made, we may first take steps to sufficiently verify your identity to protect your privacy and security. Once we confirm your identity and verify your consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise our right to free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Otherwise use your Personal Information internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided it.
A record concerning the requests may be maintained pursuant to our legal obligations. Further, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on a request if such request is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded.
Aknvas wants your feedback. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our Services or complaints you would like us to address, please contact us as set forth in Contact Us. If You are a California resident, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Other states may provide similar avenues for lodging complaints. Please check with your state’s consumer protection authority.
If you are protected by the GDPR with respect to our use of your information, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority for your country or region. A list of EU data protection authorities is available at http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
Any dispute, claim or controversy among the parties arising out of or relating to this Policy, except for any provisions relating to a consumer’s rights under the CCPA shall be finally settled by arbitration in Miami, Florida in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect and such resolution shall be final and binding upon the parties.
THE PARTIES AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY CIVIL ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS POLICY. THE PARTIES AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT PERMIT CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. THE VALIDITY, EFFECT, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THE FOREGOING WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AND CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, IF CHALLENGED, ARE TO BE DETERMINED SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY BY THE STATE COURTS LOCATED IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, OR, IF BROUGHT IN A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT, THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA.
The parties hereto hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts sitting in Miami, Florida and agree that venue is proper therein (and waive any objection to such venue) for the purpose of compelling arbitration and enforcing any arbitration award entered pursuant hereto.
Without waiving the right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this section be stricken from this Policy or deemed otherwise invalid or unenforceable, then this entire section (other than this sentence) shall be stricken from this agreement and inapplicable, and any and all disputes shall proceed in the state courts located in Miami, Florida, or, if brought in a federal district court, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and be decided by a judge, sitting without a jury, according to applicable court rules and procedures, and not as a class action lawsuit.
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