PRIVACY AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICY
This Privacy and Communications Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of 09-01-2015 .
This Policy sets forth how BUWW COVERINGS, a(n) IL INCORPORATED (“we” or “us”), collects and uses the information you provide to us and certain other information that we automatically collect through your access and use of www.buww.com (“Website”), or through any communications with us. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY USING ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE, SUCH USE SHALL INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY US, AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this Policy, you may contact us by sending an email with your questions, comments or concerns to email@example.com.
How We Collect Personal (Personally Identifiable) Information From You
There are a variety of ways in which you may submit certain personal information (personally identifiable information) on this Website. We collect the following specific items of personal information (collectively “Identity Information”) that you submit through your use of this Website: your first and last name, your physical address, your phone number, your online contact information, and your email address.
We may ask our visitors for their email addresses and sometimes for their first and last names in order to provide any newsletters or other materials they have signed up to receive through this Website from time to time. When you provide this information to us, we collect and store this information and use it as specifically set forth in this Policy.
You will also be asked to create and provide a user name and password each time you log-in to access any restricted or members-only portions of this Website and we collect and store this information on our database.
We collect and store your email address and all Identity Information that you provide during the check-out process when you purchase any products or services sold through this Website. We use this information as set forth in the remainder of this Policy. All credit card or other billing information you submit is only used for payment processing or fraud prevention and we do not share or disclose your credit card or other billing information with third parties except with our third party payment processor. Any specific credit card or billing information will not be kept on our server logs longer than necessary in order to complete any single transaction, unless you elect that we retain your credit card information for future purchases, or pursuant to any recurring fees required to be paid pursuant to any product(s) we sell.
We may also ask that you provide certain demographic information to us through your use of this Website, which may include your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income level, profession and/or level of education (collectively “Demographic Information”). We reserve the right to collect and store any Demographic Information you submit to this Website. We will generally use this information internally to assist us analyze the profiles of who our Website users are and our web traffic in general. We also use, share and/or disclose this information in association with your Identity Information as stated in the remainder of this Policy.
Personal Information from Children Under 13
Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Identity Information on this Website. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not intend that any materials contained on this Website are directed to or targeted towards children under the age of 13. If it does come to our attention that any child under the age of 13 has submitted any personal information to this Website, we will delete all such information that we have collected immediately. If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child under the age of 13 has submitted any of his or her Identity Information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information immediately upon your request. All requests should be made by email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name and a description of the type of information you think he or she may have submitted to this Website.
We collect certain information from your mobile device through any mobile application offered through this website you may download to such device, which may include physical device location information such as your phones zip code, demographic information such as age and gender, the unique device ID number and/or any application use data which is used by our business for internal analysis and research purposes. We use and share this information as set forth in this Policy.We also collect and store use information regarding your use of any application you download to your mobile device, such as how frequently you use the application, how much time you spend on the application, where you spend time on the application, etc. We do this for internal analysis and research in order to enhance the application or offer additional applications.
Surveys, Contests and Sweepstakes
When you participate in any surveys, contests, drawings or similar offerings, we will ask you to provide certain Identity Information including your name and/or email address or your age in order to complete these actions. We store this information and may use it to notify you regarding important information or the results of any contest, drawing or offering or about any future surveys, contests or similar offerings. This information will be identified prominently in these various offerings. When you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion, your Identity Information may also be disclosed to sponsors or other third parties who help us design, administer and implement the sweepstake, contest, promotion, etc. Some of your Identity Information also may be disclosed as required by law. Terms and conditions specific to each sweepstakes, contest or promotion will be listed on our Website.
When you provide any Identity Information through any form contained on this Website, including in order to contact us, we collect and store this information. We may use your email or any other Identity Information you provide as expressly set forth in this Policy.
How We Automatically Collect Non-Personal Information
When you access our Website, we collect and store certain non-personally identifying information sent automatically by your browser using standard web server logs and automatic data collection tools such as direct and third-party cookies and web beacons. This information includes your IP address, which may tell us your general location information such as your country and sometimes your city, state and/or zip code, the domain name from which you access our Website, your browser type and language, the pages you access, the date and time you access pages on our Website and your operating system version. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of any of our web pages. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page. We may also use this information to redirect you to a different version of our Website if you are accessing our Website through a mobile or similar device.
Our Use of “Cookies” and Other Data Collection Tools
Both session cookies, which do not stay on your browser after you exit this Website, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire, are used by us. We reserve the right to monitor your use of this Website through the use of any automatic data collection tools at all times and you consent to our use of these tools when you use and access our Website. You can elect to turn off all cookies and web beacons through your browser settings. However, if you elect to do so, there may be some features of our Website that will not be available to you and some of our Website pages may not display properly. The cookies shall only be used to obtain non-personal information to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies.
We may collect your child’s actual location data when you access this Website or use any services we offer on this Website. This may include the GPS coordinates of your child’s mobile device or other actual location information from other sources such as through a Bluetooth MAC address, RFID, Wi-Fi connection location, or through cell phone triangulation. Any actual location information we collect other then through detection of your child’s IP addres is collectively referred to as “Location Information” throughout this policy. You may at any time disallow our application to use your location by turning this off at the device level.
Linking or Bundling Your Information
We also may combine or link certain Identity Information with certain Use Information or other information we collect about you. For example, we may link your GOOGLE ANAYLITICS, AW STATS (“Linked Information”). The manner in which we use and share Linked Information is set forth in this Policy.
How We Use and Share Your Personal Information
Promotional Use of Personal Information
We use your e-mail address to send periodic promotional e-mails to you about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services we sell, but only if you have elected to receive such email communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any promotional emails or any newsletters/subscriptions at any time by following the opt-out procedure contained in the email, or by sending an email to email@example.com and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications. We may also send direct mailers and send periodic newsletters and/or promotional materials to the physical address you have provided about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services, but only if you have elected to receive such communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any mailers or newsletters/subscriptions at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future.
We use third party service providers to provide services and/or products to us necessary for hosting or operating this Website, and/or necessary for providing email services and similar services to our users. In the course of providing these services and/or products to us, such third parties may sometimes have limited access to information collected on this Website, including some of your Identity information. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us for any third party provider to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever other than as necessary to provide the applicable service to us. We share our files and some Identity Information we collect through this Website directly with third party independent contractors that provide customer support and other administrative services on our behalf. We contract such third parties for the limited purpose of assisting us operate this Website and/or provide support or administrative services in conjunction with any products or services that we may offer through this Website from time to time. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third party contractors and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever, other than as necessary to provide the applicable services to us. We require that our independent contractors commit to uphold the privacy of any Identity Information or other information regarding our Website visitors or customers that we may share with them. We require that each of our contractors agree not to use or disclose any Identity Information or any other information relating to the services we provide, which may be disclosed to or shared with these parties during the course of their duties to us, except as absolutely necessary to perform their duties to us.
Billing and Shipping Agents
When you purchase anything from this Website, we also share the Identity Information you provide, your credit/debit card or bank account information you provide and any shipping information with third party credit card and payment processors such as PayPal, authorized.net., Google, etc. (which may include fraud screening and/or automated data processors) and with shipping agents such as UPS or Fed Ex. Any disclosure of this information is necessary to facilitate the specific transaction and will only be used by us for that strict purpose, unless otherwise stated in this Policy. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner other than as necessary to provide the applicable services to us and facilitate any transactions with you.
Marketing & Business Consultants
We may share Linked Information, past purchase or order history information, such as the products you have purchased, in association with Identity Information, Location Information in association with Identity Information or certain Identity Information by itself that we collect through your use of this Website with our marketing and/or business consultants (or partners) and any other similar such parties. We do this strictly in order to improve upon any aspect of our marketing strategies, sales practices or upon some other business practice. We may also share this information with third-party website and SEO consultants in order to help improve the functionality or accessibility of this Website, search engine visibility or to help us increase our web traffic. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner other than as necessary to provide the applicable services or responsibilities to us. In such instances, we require that all such third party consultants or partners are committed to securing your Identity Information or any other information that we may share or disclose to them. We require that all such third parties agree: (i) to protect the privacy of all Identity Information or other personal information shared with such parties; and (ii) not to use or disclose our website visitors Identity Information or any other personal information for any purpose other than as absolutely necessary in order to provide us with the services the subject of our relationship with them.
We share any Demographic Information, device location information, mobile application use information and/or unique phone identifiers we collect from mobile devices through mobile applications we offer through this Website to various ad networks. Sometimes, we may share location data and/or application use data linked to visitors through their unique device ID numbers that we have collected through your use of any mobile applications we offer through this Website with ad networks.
Do We Sell Your Identity Information?
We make every effort to respect your privacy and we will never sell, license or disclose any of your Identity Information, by itself or bundled with any website use or other information you provide or that we collect to any third parties for any purpose not expressly set forth in this Policy, without your express written consent. We only share or disclose any Identity Information or other information collected from You as expressly set forth in this Policy.
We may disclose certain Identity information if: i) requested via a subpoena, court order, or local, state, federal or international law enforcement request to release any such information; or ii) in order to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; or iii) to protect our rights or protect our property, or any or the rights of our customers or other third parties.
When you visit this Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you send us an email communication, call us or send a written correspondence for any reason, we may create a file and store your email and other Identity Information specific to you. We generally will maintain a record and keep notes of all communications with you. All messages transmitted by you on this Website or to us shall not be treated as confidential and shall be deemed to be accessible to the general public. You should not transmit any communications or correspondences to us that you intend only the intended recipient(s) read. Notice is hereby given that all messages or electronic data transmitted onto this Website can and may be read by us, regardless of whether we are the intended recipient of any such message(s).
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How We Protect Your Information
We use reasonable, industry standard security measures to protect all Identity Information and billing information you provide. For instance, when you provide any credit card or other billing or shipping information through our checkout process, we encrypt that information during transmission using either Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TSL) encryption. We make no guarantee, warranty or representation that your credit card or other billing information, or any other information you provide through this Website, will remain secure at all times from any illegal or unauthorized access of the information by third parties. We shall not, under any circumstances, be held responsible or liable for information or transmissions that are accessed by third parties illegally or without authorization through this Website and/or network. We will report any unauthorized access of your information promptly upon discovery, and we will use our best efforts to remedy any security vulnerability that contributed to the unauthorized access.
Information Storage And International Transfer
Any Identity information and all other information which we collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of any information from your country to the United States.
Changes to this Policy
If we decide at any time to change this Policy, we will revise the effective revision date posted at the top of this Policy. If we make significant changes to this Policy, We may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email to you and/or posting a notice somewhere prominently on our home page and/or notifying you the next time you access this Website. Failure to opt-out after receiving notice and following the opt-out instructions contained in the notice shall be deemed to be your assent to any such changes.
How to Update, Change or View Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you would like to request any changes or updates to any Identity Information you have provided to us, or if you would like to view any information we have collected from your use of this Website, please contact us and request the same by sending an email to: email@example.com. Please include the words “Personal Information Request.” If you make any information requests, we will require that you provide proof of your identity, which may include providing us with a copy of a driver’s license, social security card and/or birth certificate. We also reserve the right to require that you sign and provide us with a notarized affidavit verifying your identity before we update or release any information to you.
California Resident Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. California law also allows California residents to opt-out of having this information disclosed. If You are a California resident and desire to make such a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words “California Privacy Disclosure Request” in the subject line.
Upon any acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control of our business/organization, we reserve the right to transfer any Identity information you have submitted to this Website as part of the property owned by us to our successor resulting from such merger, acquisition, sale, etc. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, We reserve the right to transfer your Identity Information to protect any of the our rights or as required by law.