Privacy Policy

SKINNY TAN
 
PRIVACY POLICY

 

Skinnytan.com knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes out privacy policy.  By visiting skinnytan.com you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

  1.  PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED

(a)        Information you give us.  We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way.  You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of may of our features.  We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for your, improving our stores, and communicating with you.

(b)       Automatic Information.  We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us.  Like many websites, we use “cookies” and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses skinnytan.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of skinnytan.com.

(c)        Identifying Information.  In order to make a purchase skinnytan.com will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: legal name, postal address, e-mail address, password, daytime telephone number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. skinnytan.com may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.

(d)       Information from Children.  skinnytan.com does not sell products for purchase by children, and will not collect or post information from a child under the age of 18 without the involvement of a parent or guardian. skinnytan.com will notify the child’s parent or guardian at the e-mail address provided by the prospective customer, alerting the parent or guardian to the child’s use of the Website and providing instructions as to how the parent or guardian can delete the child’s registration from the Website. skinnytan.com does not use personally identifying information collected from children for marketing or promotional purposes, and does not disclose such information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

(f)        Links to Other Websites.  A skinnytan.com Website may contain links to other websites. skinnytan.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

  1. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

(a)        Limited Uses Identified. Without customer’s prior consent, skinnytan.com will not use your personal identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. skinnytan.com uses personal identifiable information for statistical analysis of customer’s behavior, for product development, for content improvement, to customize the content and layout of skinnytan.com Website; for internal company reviews, to reply to inquiries, to handle complaints, to provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. skinnytan.com also processes billing and business requests related to skinnytan.com Website participation.

(b)       Marketing Uses.  The information you provide to the skinnytan.com Website may also be collected, used, analyzed and/or processed by skinnytan.com, or selected third parties on skinnytan.com behalf, for marketing and other business purposes.

(c)        Stored Information Uses. Skinnytan.com stores and retains the information provided by customer OR the information entered on the skinnytan.com Website.  This information is used to compile a customer’s purchase history in order to enable Skinnytan.com to recommend products, services, or special offers that would be of interest to a customer.

(d)       Online Advertising. Some companies that help skinnytan.com deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about skinnytan.com customers to help skinnytan.com better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to skinnytan.com customers. After it is collected the information is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual.

  1. DISCLOSURE OF THE INFORMATION

(a)        Mergers and Acquisitions. Circumstances may arise where for business reasons, Skinnytan.com decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize its businesses in the United States or some other country. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal identifying information to prospective or actual purchasers, and/or receiving such information from sellers. It is skinnytan.com practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

(b)       Development.  For the purpose of developing and expanding its business, skinnytan.com may share, rent, sell or buy business assets. In such transactions, customer information is generally one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event Skinnytan.com is acquired, customer information will be one of the transferred assets.

(c)        Agents. Skinnytan.com employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of Skinnytan.com. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions, but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.

(d)       Affiliated Businesses. Skinnytan.com works closely with affiliated businesses operating website stores, providing services or selling products on each other’s websites. These businesses identify themselves to customers. Customer information related to a transaction with an affiliated business is shared with that affiliated business.

(e)        Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. Skinnytan.com reserves the right to disclose to third party’s personal information about customers for marketing analysis; however, any information disclosed will be in the form of aggregate data that does not describe or identify an individual customer.

(f)        Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders.

  1. USE OF COMPUTER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

(a)        No Tracking of Personal Information. Skinnytan.com Website(s) are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Through website access logs Skinnytan.com does collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis and business decision making, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

(b)       Use of Cookies. Skinnytan.com, or its third-party vendors, collects non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies.” A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a website can transfer to customer’s hard drive through customer’s browser. The cookie is then stored on customer’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the customer’s computer, but not the customer. Cookies may be sent by Skinnytan.com or its third-party vendors. Customer can set its browser to notify customer before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Customer may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some websites may not then work properly.

(c)        Use of Web Beacon Technologies. Skinnytan.com may also use web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its Website(s) to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Website, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by Skinnytan.com or by its suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If customer does not want cookie information to be associated with customer’s visits to these pages, customer can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

(d)       Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. Skinnytan.com may collect non- identifiable information from user visits to the Skinnytan.com Website(s) in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors, measuring visitor activity on Skinnytan.com Website(s), Website and system administration, user analysis, and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” Skinnytan.com or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

(e)        Collection of Personal Information. Skinnytan.com collects personal identifying information from customer during a transaction. Skinnytan.com may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help Skinnytan.com understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.

  1. INFORMATION SECURITY

(a)        Commitment to Online Security. Skinnytan.com employs physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.

(b)       No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. Skinnytan.com will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, Skinnytan.com shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of Skinnytan.com including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of Skinnytan.com staff and/or third parties.

  1. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES AND OPT-OUT RIGHTS

(a)        Changes to Privacy Policy. Skinnytan.com reserves the right to change OR update its privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of such change OR notice of any material change will be posted on the Skinnytan.com Website. 

(b)       Opt-Out Right.  Customer and/or prospective customer has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by Skinnytan.com and/or by any third parties with whom Skinnytan.com has shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting Skinnytan.com via e-mail. After processing the cancellation, Skinnytan.com will delete customer or prospective customer's personal information from its data base.

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY

(a)        Questions, Problems and Complaints. If you have a question about this policy statement, or a complaint about Skinnytan.com compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact Skinnytan.com by e-mail.

(b)       Terms and Conditions. If customer chooses to enter into a purchase order OR to subscribe to Skinnytan.com services, customer’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of Skinnytan.com practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between customer and Skinnytan.com is subject to the provisions of this notice and to Skinnytan.com Terms and Conditions Agreement which is hereby incorporated herein and which can be read on our Website.