What Data We Collect and Why
The information we learn from our Members helps us personalize and continually improve your shopping and social experience on the Site. We may collect Personal Information that can identify you (“Personal Information”) such as your name and email address as well as other information that does not identify you (“Anonymous Information”). When you provide Personal Information through the Site, the information may be sent to servers located across the United States. Below are the types of information we gather.
1. Information You Provide
2. Information From Other Sources
We collect and store any Personal Information you submit to us voluntarily through the Site or provide to us in some other manner (e.g., creating/editing your Member profile, information entered in reviews, ratings, postings, comments, and forums). This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and profile picture, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information).
We also may request information about your interests, activities, gender, age, and other demographic information, which we may share with advertisers on an anonymous basis. If you sign up for surveys or other activities that we make available to you on the Site, we will collect the information designated along with such activity, which may include your contact information such as your address and phone number. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and other related information.
A. Cookies and Other Technologies
B. Information Collected Automatically
C. Website Activity Information
D. Information Collected by Third Parties
E. Information from Other Members
F. E-mail Communications
We automatically receive and collect from your internet use information like your IP address, the URLs of websites from which you arrive or leave the Site, your type of browser and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, your operating system, your mobile provider, your mobile device, and your ISP. We may use such information to analyze trends, administer the website, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.
We keep track of some of the actions you take on the Site, such as participating on discussion boards/forums, providing ratings and reviews, inviting friends or indicating you “like” a post/product. When you provide information or content to us, such as, profile pictures, sharing a review or rating, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact that you shared it. Furthermore, any information that is disclosed on discussion boards/forums become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information.
We may collect information about you from other Members when interacting on the Site.
We require an e-mail address to register on the Site. We use your e-mail for both transactional (e.g., order confirmation) and promotional (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, special third-party offers) purposes. E-mail messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mails, including whether the e-mail was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out our “Feedback” form, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through the Site or the social network from which you have connected to the Site (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to receive such notifications.
You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications. If you would rather not receive promotional e-mails from us, please see the section below labeled Opt-Out. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Site’s services, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. We may also contact you by telephone or text message (including to any wireless number you may provide to us) solely in connection with the Site services. If you would rather not receive telephone calls or text messages from us, you may change or delete your number from your account preferences page(s), or ask to be removed from our contact list if you receive a call or text message from us.
We fully comply with the requirements of the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act. The Site does not support spamming by our Members and we explicitly prohibit it in our Terms of Service. If you would like to report an incident of spamming, please contact us at email@example.com. We will investigate and take suitable action.
3. Information About Others
We encourage you to refer your family, friends, and colleagues to the Site by sending us their name and email address. We will keep this information in our database, and send that person an e-mail containing your name and inviting them to visit the Site. This e-mail will also include instructions on how to remove their information from our database. You agree that you will not abuse this feature by entering names and addresses of those who would not be interested in the Site’s services.
Additionally, we may use information on the websites you visit or the offers you view on the Site to select special offers that will be relevant to you. Except at an aggregate level, however, we do not share that information with our partners, advertisers or other third parties.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use information that we collect about you to:
- Deliver the products and services that you have requested
- Enable you to share your information and communicate with other Members.
- Manage your account and provide you with customer support.
- Enable third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of the Site.
- Share your content preferences and other information with the social network with which you have connected to the Site, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
- Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others.
- Communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties.
- Develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Site and other websites.
- Verify your eligibility to participate on the Site.
- Enforce our Terms of Service.
- Manage our business.
- Provide the Site advertisements to you when you visit other websites.
- Perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personal Information to any third parties for marketing purposes.
Who Sees Your Personal Information
1. Our Employees
2. Our Members
3. Use for Research
4. Affiliated Companies
5. Business Transfers
6. Disclosure of Anonymous Information to Trusted Third Parties By Us
7. Disclosure to Trusted Third Parties at Your Request
8. Protection of the Site and Others
Only a very limited number of our employees ever have access to your Personal Information.
When you use the Site, certain information you post or provide through the Site, such as your name, profile, picture, comments, collections and reviews, may be shared with other Members and posted on publicly available portions of the Site, including without limitation, social media applications and other public forums in which you choose to participate. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through the Site, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside of the Site. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of the Site available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out Personal Information to others through social media networks or otherwise.
We may share your Anonymous Information with third parties, but not in a manner that would reveal your identity. We may share your Personal Information, sometimes in conjunction with your Anonymous Information, with service providers that may be associated with us to perform functions on our behalf. For example, outsourced customer care agents or technology assistants may need access to your information to perform services for you. Your information will be treated as private and confidential by such service providers and not used for any other purpose than we authorize. In addition, from time to time, we may share Anonymous Information about our Member base with carefully selected third parties, so they can offer products and services that we believe may be of interest to our Members.
How We Keep Your Information Secure
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. The Site uses a secure, encrypted connection (called an SSL connection) on all pages where you access or transmit Personal Information. We want you to feel confident using the Site to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer. Members should also take care with how they handle and disclose their Personal Information and should avoid sending Personal Information through insecure email.
Your Privacy With Us
We will never ask for your username, password or any other Personal Information in an unsolicited phone call, email or letter. Further, any contact with our customer service in which Personal Information is exchanged with a customer service representative will be used only for the purpose of satisfying your request. Any Personal Information you provide will not be recorded or used for any reason beyond that of the stated request.
If you choose to use our referral program to tell a friend about the Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Your Privacy with Our Affiliated Merchants and Advertisers
The Site does not record Personal Information passed from our Members to affiliated merchants. Order information, including order numbers and amounts, may be available to us, the affiliated merchant, or third party affiliate program management companies for accurate tracking purposes, but this information will not be released by us to other parties on a personally identifiable basis. We may, however, aggregate this information on an anonymous basis to, among other things, perform market analysis and analyze trends.
Links to or Access from Other Websites
The Site contains links to various other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. The ability to access information of third-parties from the Site, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.
You may be able to access your account or content of your account from third party websites, such as social networking websites, by way of various applications. The privacy policies and practices of such websites in connection with information you disclose on such websites may differ from the practices of the Site as set forth in this privacy statement, and you should review their policies and practices to ensure that the privacy of the information you submit on their website does not conflict with and is consistent with how you wish your information to be treated.
Your Choices and Responsibilities
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Site because such information may be required in order for you to register as a Member; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on the Site.
As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Members such as:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of the Site and its community of Members.
- You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at our sole discretion.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at email@example.com.
You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may charge a reasonable fee for this service. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate. You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page.
It is the Member's responsibility to update and maintain accurate contact information in their account. You can make changes by visiting your account page and entering corrections. Email and street addresses that are entered into a Member's personal profile page are the addresses that will be used for all contact.
How You Can Access Your Information
You may use the following options for removing your information from our e-mail database if you wish to opt out of receiving promotional e-mails and newsletters.
- Click on the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the e-mail;
- Send mail to the following postal address letting us know which promotional e-mails you wish to opt-out of:
P.O. Box 631155
Irving, TX 75063-1155
It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship email communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change you preferences directly with that third party.
Visiting Our Website From Outside the United States
Although the Site is a general audience website, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the Site. Furthermore, we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 13 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. If we obtain actual knowledge that a Member is under 13, we will take steps to remove that Member's Personal Information permanently from our databases in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. By using the Site, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old.
No Rights of Third Parties
How to Contact Us
Attn: Invictus Foundation Shopping
PO Box 631155
Irving, TX 75063-1155
Last Updated on January 26, 2012