Effective: April15, 2015
SECTION 1 – HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we may collect the personal information (“personal information”) you give us such as your name, address, email address and billing information. We may also collect personal information when you provide it to us through your use of the Services, for example when you interact with our websites, place an order or sign up for our mailing list. We may combine the personal information we collect with additional information from other third-party sources.
We use the personal information that we collect to provide the Services (such as to process and ship your orders or respond to customer service requests), to analyze and improve the Services, and to conduct marketing. If you register for email or if you provide your email address to us, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. Please see below for your choices regarding how we collect, use, and share your personal information.
SECTION 2 – HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
Kit Culture may disclose your personal information to its subsidiaries or affiliates and to third parties whom Kit Culture hires to provide services on Kit Culture’s behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services that assist us in delivering promotional materials, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, and answering customer questions about Kit Culture’s products and services. These subsidiaries, affiliates and third parties may be located overseas. Kit Culture will only provide those third parties with the personal information that they need to deliver the services to Kit Culture and/or on Kit Culture’s behalf. Kit Culture will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes without obtaining prior affirmative consent. In the event that Kit Culture is involved in a business transaction, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving Kit Culture, you consent to your personal information and any other information Kit Culture may have collected being transferred to another party in connection with such transaction. You also consent to Kit Culture disclosing your personal information to legal, financial, insurance, or other advisors in connection with such business transaction or management of all or part of Kit Culture’s business or operations; as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected; or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We may disclose de-identified, aggregated, or other non-personal information to third parties in our discretion. The Services or our offerings on social media platforms may include commenting, forums, sharing, or other similar features. Information that you provide using these features may be available to other users or the general public.
In the following instances, it may be necessary for us to disclose information from or about you without providing you with a choice: to protect the legal rights of Kit Culture and our affiliates, and each of our respective equity holders, directors, officers, employees, agents, and business partners; to protect the safety and security of users of the Services; to enforce our Terms of Service; to protect against fraud; for risk management purposes; and to comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity. If you notify us that you believe your legal rights have been violated by Kit Culture or another user of the Services, we may provide the information that you provide to us to others to the extent that we believe it is necessary to evaluate and respond to your complaint.
Retention of Information We Collect
The personal information that you provide will be retained by Kit Culture in accordance with applicable laws. We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information it holds if it is no longer needed for our business purposes.
Section 3 – YOUR CHOICES
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
You can choose to decline communications from us at the point that we request your personal information. You can also choose to request changes to the personal information that you have previously provided to us or to withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. To exercise any of these options, please contact us by mail or email using the contact information below.
SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify 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. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways 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 may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party service providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your 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 third-party service providers, we recommend that you read 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. So 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.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Links to Third Parties and Social Media
Please note that the Services may contain links to third-party online properties that are not controlled or operated by Kit Culture. When you click on these links, they may direct you away from our Services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties and encourage you to read their privacy policies to learn about their practices.
Social media provides tools that many of our customers use and enjoy, and we include links to various social media platforms on our websites. If you interact with these social media tools through our websites, your experience on those social media sites will be governed by the privacy and other policies of those sites. So, the privacy settings you have chosen on those sites will determine the degree to which your information is made public. We encourage you to choose your privacy settings on those sites accordingly.
SECTION 6 - SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and 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 a AES-256 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.
SECTION 7 – COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
Like many online services, Kit Culture may use “cookies,” “web beacons,” and other similar technologies to collect information in connection with the Services and our advertisements and store preferences. A “cookie
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Please note that disabling cookies or deleting information contained in cookies or Flash Cookies may interfere with the performance and features of the Services. For example, we may not be able to store any of your preferences or login information or customize the Content to your viewing habits.
SECTION 8 - INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING
We may work with third-party advertising companies that collect and use information about your online activities across sites over time, in order to deliver more relevant advertising when you are using the Services and elsewhere on the Internet. This practice is known as interest-based advertising. You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more and to opt out of this type of advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance self-regulatory program. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. If you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies or use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.
SECTION 9 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using the Services, 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 site. The Services are not intended for the use of individuals under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
Re: Privacy Compliance Officer
310 N Plymouth Blvd Los Angeles California US 90004