2. Collection Of Your Information
Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect personally identifiable information about you, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, email address, and payment information. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages, together with your email address and our responses to your emails.
Website Use Information
3. Use Of Your Information
Broadly speaking, we use personally identifiable information for the purpose for which you provided it. We use personally identifiable information to fulfill customer needs, such as order fulfillment, billing, or delivery. If you send us an email, we may use your email address and other information you submit to provide customer service to you. We also use personally identifiable information to personalize your shopping experience by using your product interests and purchase information to recommend other products, services, or promotions that we believe may interest you, including those of other companies.
We may also use your personally identifiable information or Log Data to administer our internal business activities, such as to design and arrange the Site or Application in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve the Site and Application better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers, better understand visitors to the Site or Application, manage your account, provide customer service, or to make available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers.
If you choose to receive information from us, we may use your personally identifiable information to contact you with information and updates about events, products, discounts, special promotions, or other offers from or on behalf of Guardian Technologies, as well as changes to the Site or Application. We will do this only with your permission if you have opted to receive information from us. You may notify us at any time of your desire not to receive communications from us, or to Opt Out, by following the unsubscribe instructions set forth at the bottom of our promotional email messages, or by emailing your request to unsubscribe to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “Privacy Opt-out: Guardian Technologies” in the subject line.
4. Disclosure Of Your Information
No Sale of Your Information
We are not in the business of selling your personally identifiable information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. Therefore, we will not sell, rent, or license your personally identifiable information to third parties, including third party advertisers. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may disclose, transfer, or share your personally identifiable information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below.
Sharing Information With Parent Companies, Subsidiaries, And Affiliates
Sharing Information With Successors
Sharing Information With Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties
We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions. These companies may include marketing or advertising partners, shipping companies, database service providers, data analysts, backup and disaster recovery service providers, email service providers, payment processors, and others. When we engage another company to perform such functions, we may provide it with personally identifiable information, Log Data, or aggregate information about our customers, sales, website traffic patterns, and related website information, in connection with its performance of such functions. We take measures to select service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers, such as those that comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these third party companies.
Sharing Information Through Social Media
We work with third parties, including social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, and with application developers who specialize in social commerce so you can connect to Guardian Technologies through your social networks. All of these companies operate Third Party Sites, as defined in section 8. We provide access to our Site and Application by third parties and business partners so we can generate interest in our products among members of your social networks and to allow you to share your product interests with friends in your network.
If you use features made available on our Site or Application by a third party social media site, your personally identifiable information may be collected or shared by us or by the third party. We consider information collected or shared through any such social media features as public information because the third party social media sites made it publicly available. If you do not want us to be able to access information about you from Third Party Sites, you must instruct the Third Party Sites not to share the information with us. Guardian Technologies does not control how these third parties use information collected from or about you, so be sure to review the privacy policies and privacy settings on your social media sites to make sure you understand the information they are sharing. If you do not want a Third Party Site to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt out of sharing such information. We do identify any areas on the Site and Application where third parties share information about you.
We use features on third party social media sites that allow you to express opinions about our products or purchase our products. Those Third Party Sites may collect or register your views about our products (including whether you purchased a product) and make those views available to Guardian Technologies and on public portions of the Third Party Sites. You can avoid such collection and use of your personally identifiable information by declining to buy our products through Third Party Sites or to express your views about our products on Third Party Sites. Third Party Sites may also give you the option to limit such data collection and disclosure in the privacy settings on their sites. Guardian Technologies reserves its right not to display your personally identifiable information or content on our Site or Application, even if you express an opinion about one of our products or consent to our use of such information or content. We reserve the right to remove personally identifiable or other information of any person for any reason. We may also remove from our Site or Application, in our sole discretion, any product offering or any photo or product description.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which Guardian Technologies shares certain categories of personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, you have the right request the following information, which you may do by emailing us at email@example.com:
The categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
The names and addresses of the third parties that received the information; and
If the nature of the third party's business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services they marketed.
We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you.
Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information
We may disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law (including, without limitation, responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, a court, or a government agency) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation; (ii) protect or defend our rights, interests, or property, or that of third parties; (iii) prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site or Application; (iv) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or Application or the public; or (v) protect against legal liability.
5. Your Choices About Use, Disclosure, and Deletion Of Your Information
People have different views of and concerns about privacy. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You may choose to create a personal shopping account to shop faster and easier and to check on your order status and history. You may choose to become a member of our loyalty program or our mailing list to earn rewards toward samples, gifts, and discounts, or to receive information about products, services, contests, and promotions. You may choose to place an order on the Site or Application, complete an online survey, or share information about yourself in the user-generated content portions of the Site or Application. Alternatively, you may choose to limit the personally identifiable information you submit by only browsing the Site or Application without providing your name or other information. If you browse the Site or Application without providing any personally identifiable information, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site or Application. To open an account, for example, you must provide your name and email address.
You have the right to prompt deletion of your personally identifiable information upon request. If you would like us to delete the data we have collected about you that we have received through your use of the Site, Application, or any social media provider or Third Party Site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “Privacy Opt-out: Delete My Information” in the subject line. If your information is deleted, you may not have access to certain functionality of the Site or Application, such as promotions, product information, or opportunities.
6. Information Security
We are committed to the protection of customer information. When you place an order through the Site or Application, we encode your information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. This is the most advanced consumer online security technique to date. The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. All credit card transactions occur in a secure area of the Site to protect you from any loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected. Our business practices also limit employee access to personally identifiable information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes, and transactions.
Storage of Your Information
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
If you have registered for an account on the Site or Application, you may access and update some of your personally identifiable information being stored by us by logging in and visiting the My Account page. You may also request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at email@example.com. If you have not registered for an account on the Site or Application, you may create one by signing up, which will give you the ability to access some of your personally identifiable information directly. We will take reasonable steps to respond to requests relating to personally identifiable information within forty-five (45) days, however, we may reject requests that we find to be unreasonable (i.e., require disproportionate efforts or material changes to our information systems), impractical, or abusive (i.e., repetitive requests, requests made in bad faith, requests that would compromise third party information).
We may retain your personally identifiable information as long as you continue to use the Site or Application. You may close your account by contacting us. However, we may retain personally identifiable information for an additional period as is permitted or required under applicable laws. Even if we delete your personally identifiable information, it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices
7. Cookies Web Logs, And Similar Technologies
Third Party Links
Non-Personally Identifiable Data
Aggregated Personally Identifiable Information
10. International Privacy Laws
12. Dispute Resolution
13. Acceptance Of These Terms
1. Incorporation By Reference
3. What are cookies?
How can I manage cookies?
Cookies may be session cookies (i.e., last for only one browser session) or persistent cookies (i.e., continue on your browser until they are affirmatively deleted). You can manage cookies through your web browser's option settings, and through those settings you may be able to (a) receive notifications when you are receiving new cookies; (b) disable cookies; or (c) delete cookies. Please refer to your web browser's help section for information on how to do this.
4. What do we use these technologies for?
We use these technologies to monitor the Site and Application and to analyze how you use the Site and/or Application. Cookies also help us improve your shopping experience by, among other things, keeping track of your preferences, recognizing you if you have a shopping account, and tracking your shopping basket as you shop. We may link the anonymous visitor ID from your cookie to a user ID in our database to help us analyze web traffic and statistics. We may place cookies that allow us to measure the time of your requests to our servers and our responses, to test new features, to record statistics about Site or Application usage, to track your activities on the Site and/or Application, and to track the places from which you come to the Site or Application. We may also use third party cookies to collect information about visitor behavior on the Site or Application for these Performance/Analytics purposes. From time to time, other companies may help us with data research and analysis, but they will be prohibited from using that data for any other purpose.
We use these technologies to allow us to provide certain functionality on the Site and Application and to remember your preferences. For instance, cookies allow us to track your order history and returns, to auto-populate shipping and billing addresses, and to give you access to features such as a “Wish List.” If you disable or delete cookies, you may not be able to use some functions of the Site and/or Application.
Advertising (including behavioral/interest based advertising)
In the future, we may use these technologies to deliver focused online banner advertisements to you both on and off the Site[or Application]. By using these technologies, we hope to better tailor these advertisements to your interests. Sometimes this is called online behavioral, interest based, or retargeted advertising. Many of the third party technologies that enable these types of advertising participate in voluntary frameworks that allow you to opt out of it.
Such third party service providers include Adroll, Rubicon, Google, Media Math, Perfect Audience, Quantcast, Retargeter, and Yahoo!, among others. You can control your preferences directly with each such third party service provider.
5. Does anybody else use these technologies on your services?
Most of the cookies and other technologies described above on the Site or Application are set by us (aka first party cookies) or are used in connection with the Site or Application and set by third party service providers at our direction ("Third Party Cookies"). We may use Third Party Cookies with respect to each of the uses set forth above.