Website Privacy Statement
This document was last updated October 19, 2015.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
2. LEGAL PURCHASE AGE
The Site is intended for adults of legal purchasing age in their respective jurisdictions, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 21 in the United States or from anyone under the legal purchase age in their respective jurisdiction. If you are not of the legal purchase age in the jurisdiction in which you reside, you are not authorized to use the Site; please stop any use immediately.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
There are two types of information that we learn about you as you use the Site: personal user information provided by you and Internet use-related information that is passively gathered from visitors to the Site. The information we collect from you may be used by us in different ways.
a. Personal User Information
When using the Site, you may be asked to provide various types of personally identifiable information to enhance your experience on the Site and with us. For example, when you purchase a product from our Site or sign up to receive notices, promotions or special offers, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, street address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address, age, and gender. If you send a gift to another person, we collect that person's full name and shipping address. Our purpose in gathering this personal information is so we can fulfill a transaction, send you requested information about our products or company, or otherwise address your specific requests or needs. Please note that payment for products purchased from the Site is processed via PayPal™. CSI does not control the policies or practices of third parties, such as PayPal, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of any website before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction.
b. Internet Use Related Information
We collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they "click" on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as "cookies" and "IP addresses," which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. We also may group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.
4. HOW WE USE, SHARE AND DISCLOSE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
a. Disclosures Generally
We may use or disclose personal information collected from you in the following ways: to complete your purchase transactions; to respond to your requests and to provide the services you request; to send you offerings or communications through e-mail and direct mail; to contact you about the status of your orders; to enable our third party operational service providers to perform certain services on our behalf for your benefit; to identify your product and service preferences, so that you can be informed of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you that are offered by us; and to improve our website, merchandise selection, customer service, and overall customer experience.
b. Third Parties and Operational Service Providers
We may use operational service providers to perform certain services on our behalf, including, without limitation, hosting and maintaining the Site, fulfilling purchase orders, managing our mailing lists, storing, processing, and transmitting data, creating and executing e-mail campaigns, and providing marketing assistance, web analytics, and data analysis. We may provide your personal information to these operational service providers when the information is necessary for them to perform their duties, and we request that our operational service providers protect your privacy and only use such information in connection with performing their duties.
c. Other Disclosures
Additionally, in the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. Moreover, we collect, use, or disclose your personal information or internet use information if permitted by law or required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend us or other third parties against illegal or harmful activity.
5. COOKIES AND IP ADDRESS INFORMATION
Cookies may be used on this Site. A cookie is a small text file that stores information about your visit and use of the Site and is placed on your hard disk by a Web page. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content to you and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on the Site [and prevent your access the Site]. You may receive cookies from our advertisers or third party whose links appear on the Site. We do not prescreen those cookies as they come to you directly from other websites. Additionally, we may use IP address information to count and track aggregate visits to the Site, [to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use], to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site.
6. YOUR PRIVACY
a. Updating or Removing Your Information
If you have signed up to receive notices or promotions or have made a purchase from the Site, and you want to update, modify, change, or remove your contact information, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Opting Out
Except as necessary for CSI to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to CSI, prospectively retained by CSI. If you do not want to receive email from us in the future or desire that we not retain any personally identifiable information, you may e-mail us at email@example.com and inform us that you do not want to receive email from our company and/or no longer wish to have your information retained.
c. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Upon request via mail or e-mail, CSI will provide a Site visitor with a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by CSI regarding the visitor, which information has been voluntarily provided to CSI through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription.
The Site may contain links to other World Wide Web sites or advertisements for or placed by third parties. CSI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web sites, advertisers, or third parties, or for the content of such sites or advertisements. It is possible that these links or advertisements themselves may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about Site visitors. It is solely the visitors' obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other Web sites and of these advertisers and third parties.
8. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
CSI has the discretion to revise and/or update this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this Policy and any updates or revisions.
9. CONTACTING US
10. INTERNATIONAL USERS
This Site is intended for users located in the U.S. However, like almost every website, the Site is accessible around the world. By visiting the Site and providing your personal information, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information can be collected, processed, and stored for the purposes identified in this Policy. We collect, process and store your personal information in the United States of America. You acknowledge that your personal information may be stored on servers located outside your residential jurisdiction and in jurisdictions which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. If you access the Site from outside the United States, your usage constitutes consent to the transfer of your data outside of your country and to the United States of America.
11. SECURITY MEASURES
CSI has implemented security measures designed to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from CSI via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Any transmission of personal information to the Site is at your own risk. Accordingly, CSI is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with CSI via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact us by postal mail at 2633 Trenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125.
This Policy addresses CSI's practices regarding information collected only directly through or from the Site. It does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected other than directly through or from the Site, including, without limitation, from or via telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. CSI can be contacted by postal mail at 2633 Trenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.