Your information is completely confidential. We will not share it with or sell it to any other party.
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Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the following address:
Attn: Privacy Information
Ship Your Aquatics
9220 Teddy Lane
Lone Tree CO 80124
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1. What information does shipyouraquatics.com collect from you?
In order to better provide you with products and services, ShipYourAquatics.com collects two types of information about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site. For our shipping customers, we do not solicit parties that you are shipping to.
Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal information is requested when you order a product or service. For example, this information might include your name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other payment information, and product details. With this information, ShipYourAquatics.com can fill your orders and better provide you with personalized services.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you shop on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. For example, this information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.
2. Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide ShipYourAquatics.com visitors with a superior customized online experience. We use the customer contact information to fill orders, contact purchasers to inform them of their order status, to send promotional information, to enhance the operation of our site and administer our systems.
ShipYourAquatics.com does research on our visitors' demographics, interests, and pages viewed based on the information provided to us during ordering, a promotion, and from our server log files. We will use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site use, to improve our product offerings, and to customize our site's content, layout, and services.
We gather information in the following ways:
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, to enable ads to be served on our site, and to monitor the level of activity on our site. We collect information from visitors to our site regarding the URLs they came from, domain types (e.g., .com or .org), their IP addresses, the date and time of their visit or order, the number of visits and orders, the number of visits per browsing session, the server type, the operating system and browser type used to come to the site, the country, state and telephone area code where their servers are located, the pages and page titles of our site that visitors viewed during their visit, whether the visitor's computer is enabled for Java or cookies, browser language, applications and plug-ins, and any search terms entered on our site.
When you order from us, we collect personally identifiable information from you. If you order one of our products or services, we will collect and maintain your name, e-mail address, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, product selections, credit card or other payment information, order number, referring URL, IP address, page you bought from and a password. We collect this, and other information, as disclosed in this Policy, in order to fill your order, to communicate with you about your order and to send you promotional materials. Before confirming your order, you will have the opportunity to review the product order form and make changes and additions to the information it contained and these changes will be automatically kept for future use.
Newsletters & Promotional E-mails
We offer free newsletters and promotional e-mails as a service to our customers. We will send you newsletters and e-mails periodically listing current specials and deals. To stop receiving our newsletter, please notify us by e-mail at email@example.com
If you contact ShipYourAquatics.com or our customer service representatives by telephone, e-mail or letter, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments. If you report a problem with our site, we may collect such information in a file specific to you. If you contact us through our feedback area or by calling one of our customer service representatives, we may ask for your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply.
We also track customers' traffic patterns throughout their online session, including which pages a customer views while using the site. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information.
We use action tags in the operation of our site.
3. Who is collecting your information?
Website Analysis Agent:
Surveys and Polling:
We may use a third party surveyor to run optional surveys for ShipYourAquatics.com. That surveyor collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information for the sole purpose of providing reports to ShipYourAquatics.com about our shoppers' interests and opinions.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others without your consent. We may release account information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ShipYourAquatics.com, our users, or others. If customers do not pay us for products ordered, we may submit their account information to a third party collection agency.
Services Provided on Our Site:
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, without your consent, ShipYourAquatics.com does not disclose its customers' Personally Identifiable Information to other merchants.
Data Analysis Agents:
The information collected by or for ShipYourAquatics.com may be provided to an outside company for the purpose of analysis. That analysis is to help us to improve our site and product selection, and to notify you of special offers that may be of interest to you. That data analysis agent may not share any Personally Identifiable Information with others, or use it for any other purpose than to help ShipYourAquatics.com
Compliance with Service of Process or Law Enforcement:
Occasionally ShipYourAquatics.com may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.
ShipYourAquatics.com fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
4. How can you update or correct your Personally Identifiable Information?
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. During the online ordering process you can review, change, or delete the information that you have submitted. You may change any of your personal information in your account online at any time. We encourage you to promptly update your information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past purchases, you cannot delete information associated with past purchases. Also, as a security measure we "back up" the data stored on our systems, and such prior information cannot be completely removed from our databases. As a result, you should not expect that all of your Personally Identifiable Information will be completely removed from our backed-up databases.
5. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
Email: We may from time to time send you e-mail or other communications regarding current promotions, specials and new additions.
6.What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.
When you access your account information, the information is kept on a secure server. All of the customer data we collect is safe and protected against unauthorized access by physical security means. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encryps all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it can not be read over the internet.
7. A special note about children's privacy
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors under 18 years of age. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may delete the minor's information.
8. ShipYourAquatics.com and third-party use of "cookies" and "action tags."
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to ShipYourAquatics.com. The cookies make your use of the site easier, allow you to retrieve an earlier shopping cart, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site.
Ad Server Action Tags and other Data Collection Methods:
An action tag is a method used to track responses or actions. Action tags are images embedded in a website page that are used to transparently collect information. Our ad server uses action tags to count the number of times that visitors - as a group - click on a particular banner ad or visit the pages of our site. Without collecting any personally identifiable information, they use that data to tell us (and advertisers) which ads are the most effective on particular sites. No Personally Identifiable or individual customers' specific product information is collected.
9. Contacting ShipYourAquatics.com about privacy questions or concerns:
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
Ship Your Aquatics
9220 Teddy Lane
Lone Tree CO 80124
You may also contact us by e-mail at info@ShipYourAquatics.com.