"Personal Information" means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, e-mail address or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect Personal Information when you:
- Register to use the Service or place an order
- Use the Service
- Communicate with us
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service.
AFFILIATE ONLINE REGISTRATION: To register as an Affiliate on the ShareASale website, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, e-mail address and password. You may also provide other optional information, such as your month and day of birth.
MAKING PAYMENTS: When you make payments through our website, certain financial information, such as your credit card number, will be collected by our third-party payment processors. We do not collect or store such financial account information, but we may receive information from our payment processor about the payment, such as the date and time of payment.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT: We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer support team.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY: We and our third party service providers, such as advertising networks and analytics service providers, may collect anonymous information automatically through the use of "cookies" and similar technology. The service providers also may collect information about your online activities over time and on other websites or apps. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on our Website.
We use Personal Information to:
- Facilitate and improve the Service and our services
- Communicate with you
We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
INTERNAL AND SERVICE RELATED USAGE: Vessel will use information, including Personal Information, for internal, administrative, and service-related purposes. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services. For example, we use Personal Information submitted by customers to process and complete the customer's order, including for shipping and billing purposes.
COMMUNICATIONS: We use a customer's name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number for the following limited purposes:
- Sending e-mails for informational and operational purposes, such as account management or system maintenance
- Monitoring and ensuring customer satisfaction, including troubleshooting problems and resolving disputes
- Keeping you informed of new products and promotions at Vessel
- Sending you Vessel newsletters
AGGREGATE DATA: we may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose. For example, we may aggregate usage and transaction information to provide product recommendations to Website users.
We may share your information:
- With our third-party vendors and services providers
- To comply with legal obligations
- To protect and defend our rights and property
- With your permission
MARKETING: We do not rent, sell or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may share anonymous information for marketing and advertising purposes. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on the Service, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you.
We may show you personalized advertisements on other websites after you visit our Website and our social media pages and websites.
You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from advertisers or advertising networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or who subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out sections on the websites of each of those organizations. Links to those sites are here:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
When you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising from Vessel on other websites.
AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND SIMILAR DISCLOSURES: We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal processes, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others' rights, property or safety.
YOUR PERMISSION: We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
We respect children's privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from children under age 13, and no part of the Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to us. You should rely on a parent or guardian to assist you. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child's account.
You acknowledge that Vessel is principally located in the United States and, accordingly, your information may be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States and that the U.S. government, courts or law enforcement agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through lawful means in the U.S.
Please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers or other sensitive information. Vessel will never ask for sensitive information via e-mail.
By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an e-mail to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach, or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice, please notify us at email@example.com.
You may review, correct or delete your Personal Information through the Service. If you have registered with us, you will be able to view and modify information contained in your personal profile. You may also contact us to remove any Personal Information from our database.
Effective: January 2016
Last Updated: January 2016