Information Collection and Use Practices
Types of Information Collected
Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access and purchase products offered through the Website or to make a donation via the Website, we may require you to provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may include the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number(s)); (2) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number); and (3) Demographic Data (such as your zip code and age). If you communicate with us by email, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided may be collected as Personal Information.
Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Website: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Website; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Website (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for improving your experience on the Website.
Uses of Information Collected. We may use your Personal Information to send you information about our company and our products, to request a donation, or to contact you when necessary. We may also share your Personal Information with our partners who may contact you about goods and services they offer. We use your Financial Data only to verify your purchase of products or pledge of a donation and to bill you for same. We do not use your Financial Data for any other purpose.
iii. Technology we and Our Third Party Advertising Vendors Use and Internet-Based Advertising
Understanding traffic patterns and the number of visitors to the Website and other websites that we partner with;
AkuessonHI and its third-party advertisers may also use Clear Gifs, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, used to track the online movement of a Website visitor.
Please note that cookies, web beacons and clear gifs may be placed by a third-party service provider who performs these functions for us. These third-parties may have their own privacy policies.
AkuessonHI may also use Basket Recovery, which is a technology we use to identify abandoned shopping carts and to send follow up email communications. If you do not want to receive shopping cart recovery email communications, do not type your email address into any product order or donation form or you may also click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.
We may also share Traffic Data with advertisers and other third parties who may use it for advertising purposes, including to serve targeted advertising on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information about your online activities on the Website or other websites over time. For example, anonymous information collected across multiple sites may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any information that identifies you personally with the third party service providers who serve ads on our behalf. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about interest based advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
Sharing of Personal Information
If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please email us at info@AkuessonHI.org or select the “opt out” box on our online forms. In addition, we maintain a procedure for you to review and request changes to your Personal Information, described below.
By submitting your email address through the Website, you are expressly consenting to receive emails from AkuessonHI, including from AkuessonHI’s affiliates, and from third parties concerning offers and advertisements unrelated to AkuessonHI. To opt-out of receiving email messages from us, from our affiliates or from other third parties, click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each email. Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your request. Please note if you decide not to receive marketing emails from us, you may still receive transactional email messages regarding your order(s) or donation (i.e., order confirmation, shipping information, customer care notifications, etc.). If you have questions or concerns regarding this provision, please contact us at info@AkuessonHI.org.
Contests, Sweepstakes, Surveys
AkuessonHI may conduct or co-sponsor contests, sweepstakes, or other offerings. In such circumstances, the information we obtain from you may be shared with our co-sponsor. Our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for the information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, please do not participate in these offerings.
Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
At any time you may contact AkuessonHI via email at info@AkuessonHI.org to update your Personal Information or request that your Personal Information no longer be shared by AkuessonHI. In the case that your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission, promptly contact AkuessonHI at info@AkuessonHI.org to update the Personal Information we have on file for you.
Your California Privacy Rights
AkuessonHI uses reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under AkuessonHI’s control.
The Website contains links to websites not operated by AkuessonHI. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please review the privacy policies of each site you visit. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes accessible to the public. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in a public forum.