Effective January 01, 2022
Types of Information We Collect
Information You Submit to Us. If you purchase any of our products or services online, register for an online account with us, download a free gift, sign up for updates and marketing communications from us, sign up for a contest hosted by us, participate in a survey, performing search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, contact us for customer service, or otherwise interact with us via our Website, we may collect personal information about you, including the following:
Information We Collect Using Automated Data Collection Technologies. When you use our Website and online services, we collect information from or about the computer, phone or other device on which you have installed, or from which you access, our online services, and information about your usage of our online services, such as your browsing actions and patterns. This information is collected via automatic data collection tools such as Facebook pixels, Google analytics, and other tracking software, andincludes the following:
Automatically collected information is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website, products, services, offers and advertising. However, if you voluntarily provide personal information to us, any automatically collected information may be associated by our technologies with your personal information.
This information is collected automatically, and is used for statistical data to improve our Website and our service offerings. The data does not include any personal information; however, if you voluntarily provide us with personal information, our systems may associate such personal information with the automatically collected data.
No Children’s Information. Our Website and services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly register, collect or process personal information from children under 13 without the verifiable consent of the child’s parent or guardian, and we do not target our website, products, services, marketing, or advertising to children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features or make any purchases or Products or Services, use any available interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, email address, telephone number, username, or financial information. If we discover that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please send us an email to email@example.com.
We urge all parents and guardians to take monitor their children’s online activities, and if a minor under 13 is believed to have collected information from our site or service in a manner not authorized under COPPA, please contact us and we will take appropriate measures, to the extent required by law, to remove such information.
Definition. Cookies are small pieces of code that our website or a third partypartner puts in your browser. They serve as unique identifiers that collect data about your use of the Website and help the Website identify you and remember information about you. Cookies enable basic functions of online browsing and shopping such as saving information you generated or provided (such as preferred items, items placed in the cart, billing address to save time and effort on your next return); increase the effectiveness of our online ads and marketing (by recording your interactions with our ads on third-party websites, our social media platforms or our marketing emails); and use your preferences and browsing patterns to provide you with tailored advertising. Some cookies, known as “session cookies”, are deleted when you close your browser. Others, known as “persistent cookies” remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Cookies and Personal Information. Normally, cookies do not contain any personally identifying information; however, we may gather and store certain personal data about you that may be linked to the information obtained from, and stored in your cookies. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, and your IP address.
Third Party Cookies and Tracking Technologies. Third-party cookies, web beacons and/or other tracking technologies may be deployed by third parties to collect information about you when you interact with certain content, applications and advertisements on the Website that are served by third-party advertisers, content providers, application providers, platforms, ad networks and servers. The information collected by these third parties may include and may be associated with personal information about you and your online activities, including your browsing behavior and usage across different websites, apps and other online services, and this data may be used to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
Disabling Cookies and Tracking Technologies. You can easily set your browser to disable cookies, prevent acceptance of new cookies, or to notify you when a new cookie is received. Please note that disabling cookies may interfere with your use of some of the Website’s features. You may also be able to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal from your browser to certain websites and online services. We are not actively monitoring or responding to “Do Not Track” signals and similar mechanisms. You can prevent the collection of personal information on your mobile device by disabling certain features in your device settings, such as turning off location-based services. Some features of our products/services may not function properly if certain permissions are disabled.
You may also opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising by e-mailing us with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, some of our partners may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. If you want to learn more about the DAA’s opt-out procedures for mobile applications, visithttp://www.aboutads.info/choices, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices. Some of our partners may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), whose opt-out provisions are detailed here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Please note that, even if you opt out of certain types of Interest-based Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads, including targeted ads from other ad networks. As we do not own or control tracking technologies used by third parties, we are not responsible for any third party’s opt-out programs and procedures, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of information distributed by third parties regarding their programs and opt-out procedures. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content shown to you on a third party site or platform, such questions should be addressed to the provider of the service / advertisement.
Our Email Policy
When you communicate with us through email (including signing up to receive emails using any of our online forms or by purchasing a Product or Service), we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We protect this information in the same manner as all other personal information received by us.
We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law and our communications will always comply with the CAN-SPAM Act and will include information on how to opt-out or unsubscribe from our mailing list, with a link to the unsubscribe page at the bottom of all e-mails.
If you download any free resources or sign up for any of our free webinars, training programs, live events or seminars, or if you make any purchase on the Website, you will be automatically subscribed our free e-mail newsletter. You may unsubscribe from this newsletter any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email, or by sending an email to email@example.com requesting not to receive any further emails.
How We Use Your Information
We may collect, use and process your personal information for a variety of purposes, including:
Generally, we only retain your personal information for as long as it is needed for the reasons you have consented to. In some limited circumstances, however, we may be legally obligated to retain your data longer – for instance, if deleting the information would infringe upon the rights of another person; if we need to retain the information in order to comply with a legal obligation; if the information is necessary to establish, prosecute, or defend a legal claim; or some other legitimate reason.
Protecting Your Information
We use commercially reasonable security measures, consisting of administrative, technical, and physical precautions, for the purpose of protecting your personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, use, disclosure, theft, loss, destruction, and other forms of misuse. This includes employing standard security protocols such as Using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to protect your information during transmission by encrypting all information you input, revealing only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order, never transmitting sensitive personal information via email, working only with reputable third-party vendors and data controllers who guarantee compliance with privacy laws like the GDPR, and ensuring that information collected and processed by us is subject to safeguards, including the use of binding contracts, data protection clauses, NDAs and corporate rules which apply to our relationships with vendors, partners, sponsors, and other affiliates.
Please note, however, that while we have implemented various measures to protect your privacy and personal data, we make no guarantees or warranties as to the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online, nor are we responsible for the loss, misappropriation, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information. In particular, since e-mail is not a secure medium of communication, any time you use email to send private information to us, you’re doing so at your own risk.
Disclosure Of Your Information
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected, whether automatically or through your voluntary action, other than as outlined below.
We may use certain third-party advertising and analytics services such as network advertisers, which we use to deliver marketing and advertising communications to you, including interest-based advertising, which facilitates the delivery of targeted advertisements on various pages anywhere on the Internet based on your browsing behavior and use of our site. We may also use traffic measurement services to monitor, log, analyze and prepare reports for traffic analysis. The advertisers, sponsors, network providers and traffic measurement and analytics providers may set up their own cookies, pixels, web beacons and other technologies on your device, in order to track certain browsing behaviors on those devices. This allows these third parties to deliver advertisements relevant to you, gauge the relevance of the advertising by your response, and to prevent you from having to see the same ads over and over again.
We may disclose your personal information to any insurers and/or professional advisers we may deem necessary in order to manage risks, obtain professional advice, maintain insurance coverage, or defend legal proceedings.
Lastly, we may from time to time ask you if you would like us to share your information with third parties for the purpose of a promotion, discount, or other purpose. You will always be given the option of consenting to or refusing the sharing
Your Rights and Options
You have certain rights under data protection laws regarding our collection and processing of your personal data. These laws are quite complex, so we are not including a detailed overview here. You are advised to read the relevant laws and industry guidance, or consult with an attorney for in-depth legal advice regarding your privacy rights. As a brief summary, your privacy rights cover your right to access, restrict, edit, rectify, request erasure, prohibit processing, complain to the appropriate authorities, and withdraw consent to our use and processing of your personal information. You may exercise any of the rights outlined below by sending a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing Your Information. You have the right to request, review, change, or delete any personal data we collected from you.
Requests for Information. You may request an electronic copy of your personal data. This will be provided free of charge for the first request (additional copies are subject to a processing fee), provided that the rights of third parties are not affected by such disclosure.
Editing Your Personal Information. You have the right to correct inaccurate personal information, or request us to do it for you.
Erasure of Personal Information. You may request us to remove your personal information from our systems and databases, i.e. “be forgotten.”
Please note that, we may, in some limited circumstances, be legally obligated to retain your data despite your delete request, including circumstances in which doing so would infringe upon the rights of another person; if we need to retain the information in order to comply with a legal obligation; or if the information is necessary to establish, prosecute, or defend a legal claim. We will notify you in writing if this is the case.
Restricting Processing of Your Personal Information. You may ask us to stop processing or using your personal information for a specific purpose, rather than removing it from our systems altogether. For example, you always have the right to tell us not to use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. In these cases, you may request that we keep your personal data intact, but stop processing it for that purpose.
Verifying Your Identity. Please note that we may require additional personal information to verify your identity (including requesting copies of government-issued identification documents such as passports, drivers licenses and the like).
Not Providing Personal Information. You always have the option of not providing us with your personal information, though it may affect your ability to use some of our products, services and Website features.
EU Residents. If you are a resident of the European Union, and would like us and/or our third party partners, vendors and affiliates not to use or process your personal information, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com. Requests must include your name, address (city, state, zip), and e-mail address you used to sign up for our services and mailing lists. All emails must have “EU Privacy Rights Request” as their subject line, and all physical mail should have “EU Privacy Rights Request” clearly visible at or near the top of the first page.
Please allow us 30 days to comply with any of the above requests.
The contact information of our GDPR Representative is:
Erzsebet M. Pifko, Esq.
2315 Florida St., Bldg 200, Suite 204, Mandeville LA 70448