This policy was last updated August 25, 2014.
SECTION 1 – WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you access, browse and/or use this website, create an account, and/or purchase/use products and/or services from us, we may collect a variety of personal information from you, which depending on the circumstances may include your name, address, email address, job title, credit card numbers (if you make a purchase), demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests, and other information (the “Personal Information”).
We may also collect information which does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as: browser information, information collected through cookies (as further described below), web beacons (as further described below) and other technologies, or through third parties using similar technologies, and other aggregated information (the “Other Information”).
The Personal Information and the Other Information shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Information”.
A. Cookies. To keep track of cart data, we make use of the following three (3) cookies to customize your experience with this website: (i) woocommerce_cart_hash; (ii) woocommerce_items_in_cart; and (iii) wp_woocommerce_session_. The first two cookies (subparagraph (i) and subparagraph (ii)) contain information about the cart as a whole and helps us know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (subparagraph (iii)) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.
B. Web Beacons. We also use “web beacons” to collect information about your use of this website, the websites of third parties, and our products and services. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files embedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the user’s browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using this website.
SECTION 3 – HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We may use the Information for the following purposes:
- To improve our products and services.
- To periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information, which we think you may find interesting using the email address that you have provided.
- To communicate with you: (i) to alert you to new features, terms, services and products; (ii) to send emails or newsletters and to provide you with personalized content in the newsletters; (iii) to monitor and analyze information regarding your browsing and viewing preferences; (iv) to analyze our users’ demographics and interest; (v) to improve this website; (vi) to enforce the Terms of Service; (vii) for the purposes of which you provided the Information; (viii) to monitor site usage; and (ix) to notify you of updates to the website.
SECTION 4 – DISCLOSURE
B. Service Providers. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and websites or administer activities on our behalf, such as processing payment card payments, provide web site hosting, maintenance and security services. We may share the Information with these third parties to enable them to perform any such services.
C. Other Disclosures. We may disclose the Information to others if we have your consent to do so in such form of consent as may be required under applicable law. We may also disclose the Information about you to others as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (i) under applicable law or regulation, including laws or regulations outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public authorities and law enforcement officials, including officials outside your country of residence; (iv) to assist or support theft investigations involving products, services or property, (v) to enforce any of these Terms of Service or policies; (vi) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates and subsidiaries; (vii) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries, you, or others; or (viii) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
D. Assignment. We may disclose and/or transfer any of the Information to an affiliate, a subsidiary, or a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC’s business, assets, or membership units. In addition, in the event Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC or its liquidator, administrator or receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the Court.
SECTION 5 – DYNAMIC INTERNET MARKETING, LLC
Our store is hosted by Dynamic Internet Marketing, LLC. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. The Information is stored through Dynamic Internet Marketing, LLC’s data storage, databases and the general Dynamic Internet Marketing, LLC application. They store the Information on a secure server behind a firewall.
SECTION 6 – CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then PayPal stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI-DSS”). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction (a few seconds). After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways, including PayPal, adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you should review PayPal’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
SECTION 7 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose the Information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you review their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. Therefore, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
SECTION 8 – LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND THIRD-PARTY PRIVACY PRACTICES
SECTION 9 – SECURITY
We take responsible security measures to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access and unauthorized disclosure or alteration of the Information under our control. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. However, if you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secured, please immediately notify us of the problem.
SECTION 10 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using this website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website.
SECTION 12 – RETENTION OF INFORMATION
SECTION 13 – YOUR CHOICES REGARDING MARKETING CORRESPONDENCE
We will not sell, distribute or lease the Information to third parties (other than our affiliates) for the third parties’ marketing purposes unless you opt-in if and when we give you the opportunity to do so. We and our affiliates may use the Information to send you marketing-related correspondence (including e-mails) related to our products and services unless you opt-out of receiving them. To opt-out of receiving marketing related correspondence from Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC and our affiliates, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us whether you are opting out of receiving marketing-related correspondence from Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC and our affiliates and/or withdrawing your previously given consent to share the Information with third parties for their marketing purposes.
SECTION 14 – REVIEWING, CORRECTING, UPDATING, DELETING INFORMATION; DATA INTEGRITY
Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC takes reasonable steps to ensure that the Information we collect from you is accurate, complete, and current. You may request access and request that erroneous or inaccurate Information be updated. You may also request that your Information be deleted. Consistent with applicable law, Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC will respond promptly to your requests and in any event within thirty (30) days. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We may decline to process requests that jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or would cause us to take any action that is not permissible under applicable laws. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain in our databases and other records, which will not be removed. Access, correction or deletion requests can be made as follows:
Mail: Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, LLC, 1841 S. Ridge Road, Suite A1, Green Bay, WI 54304
SECTION 15 – CONTACT INFORMATION