We know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about how we use your personal information.
Effective Date: July, 2014.
Information Collection, Usage and Sharing
We collect and use the following types of information from our users and visitors:
Personal Information You Provide Us.
We may request personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") from you (such as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card number, debit card number, email address, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you) in connection with your purchase of products, use of, or participation in, membership registration for Gifted Nutrition.com, our contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions, visitors' requests for free products or services, or additional information (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on any of our Sites. In all of these cases, we will collect Personal Information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. Further, we may contact you based on the information you provide online whether in connection with your registration or in such places as the above described forums.
While you are not required to submit any information to our Site, if you do not provide the requested information, you may not be able to access or use some of the features and functions of our Site and we may not be able to provide you with certain services. Gifted Nutrition uses your Personal Information to complete transactions, respond to your requests, deliver the products and services you request, and notify you of promotions, updates, or special offers that we think may interest you. If you do provide us with personal information for any of these activities, we may use it to conduct the activity. We may also use cookie technology and Web beacons (discussed below) to improve your experience of these activities, including to remember your preferences, customize the content and advertisements that you see or authenticate your access to your Personal Information. In addition, in the event that your Personal Information is requested as part of our surveys, polls or promotions, such Personal Information may be added to your registration information.
Except as otherwise provided in this policy or otherwise as permitted or required under law, we reasonably endeavor to ensure that we never intentionally disclose any of your Personal Information to any third party without having received your permission (through opt-in or similar procedures.0
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to us or to any other party via the Internet or through e-mail.
Automatically Collected Information
We and some third party providers we work with automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our Sites, including on our mobile app, and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies and services we use may include, for example, cookies, web server logs/IP addresses and web beacons
B.)Server Statistics. We collect general statistics to track user trends on our Site. These statistics include hits to our server, the types of browsers used to access our Site, page views, and navigational patterns. The information that is collected in this manner does NOT provide us with any Personal Information about our users. It helps us track “where” our users are coming from. This allows us to pinpoint high traffic areas and determine the most effective ways to communicate with our users. As part of that ongoing analysis, Gifted Nutrition also uses devices called “web beacons” to help us identify when emails sent to you have been received and read. In order to prevent the introduction of viruses and hackers into the Gifted Nutrition site we may collect information, such as IP addresses, into a log file to be used to identify potential hackers of the Gifted Nutrition. site.
We collect non-personal identification information. Non-personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to our Sites such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our Sites and about the links you may select from within our Sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.
We use such information for our business purposes, and, in particular, to administer the Sites, better manage advertising on the Sites, and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services, features and other resources provided on our Sites. This way we know which areas of our Sites are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our Sites.
We may share your information, including Personal Information, with third parties, as set forth below:
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. We may provide access to your Personal information to our contractors who are performing services for us in connection with our Sites or the services that you have requested. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Financial Services Parties: The information you enter when making a purchase or an online donation, including Personal Information, will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments and/or debit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose or carrying out the transactions.
Advertisers: We may aggregate Personal Information with Personal Information of other users of the site, and disclose such information in a non-personal, or personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we may disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.
Legal Requirements: We may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a legal obligation, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order (b) protect and defend our rights or property, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (d) protect against legal liability.
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets.
Affiliates: We may share your Personal Information and non-personal information with certain Sites that control us, are controlled by us, or under common control with us (our "Affiliates"), and sites operated by our Affiliates or other businesses of Gifted Nutrition so that they and we can offer you products and services that may be of interest to you and to process such information on our behalf.
On occasion, we may collect Personal information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. We will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.
Please note that if you give out Personal Information online - for example, on one of our public forums such as a message board or chat room, folder or chat IM feature - that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums and have no control over how such third parties may use your information. You disclose such information at your own risk.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.
Keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot enforce or control the security of the computers, electronic devices, or electronic communication method that a user may utilize to send e-mails and submit information to us over the Internet. Users are responsible for ensuring that the computers, mobile phones, electronic devices and electronic communication methods that users utilize will provide adequate security for communicating with us. To protect user privacy and security, a web site user must keep his or her password confidential. We are not responsible for the disclosure or interception of your information before we receive it.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the security of your information. Once we receive information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards, and by using our Sites you are assume this risk.
Users Outside Of The United States
Special Rules Relating To Children
We do not direct any of our content specifically to children. Users of the Site are required to be at least 18 years old, and any user under 18 is not an authorized user. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to instruct their children to never provide Personal Information though this Site or any other web site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through the Site, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete any Personal Information we have collected about that user.
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Access To/Correction Of Information
If you would like to review any personal information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an email request for this information at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personal information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send an email to email@example.com. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request. Please also understand that due to the volume of traffic on the Sites and correspondence received, we cannot make any representations about the timeliness of the making of such modifications. In addition, we are unable to modify your information in the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
We may send you administrative emails to verify your account, to assist with your requests for assistance with your account and/or the your purchases and use of services as well as help protect the identity of your account in case of fraud. If you "opt-in" to receive promotional information from us we may also send you updates and information on the latest releases and promotional emails to the given email address, with the option to opt-out of receiving promotional emails at any time.
If you "opt-in" to receive information from us, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you may go back to Gifted Nutrition.com and unsubscribe. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.