INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
"Personal Information" means information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, IP address or other contact information, whether at work, on a mobile device or at home.
On all Company web sites that collect Personal Information, we specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product, service, or feature you have requested.
We collect Personal Information when you contact us, when you register with us, when you use our services, when you submit an order with us, when you visit our web site and network sites such as Twitter and FaceBook pages, and when you enter auctions, promotions and sweepstakes.
When you register with us at GiftCardsAlley's site, you first complete the on-line registration form, which requires you to create a username and password. During registration, you are also required to provide Personal Information, which may include name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, and credit card expiration date. We use this information so that we may contact you about the services and products on the site(s) in which you have expressed interest or requested and to facilitate the completion of an order.
If you wish to subscribe to the Company's newsletter, we will use your name and e-mail address to send the newsletters to you.
As is true of most web sites, the Company gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet services provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. The Company uses this information to analyze trends, to screen for fraud, to administer the Company's sites, to track users' movements around the web sites and to gather demographic information about the Company's user base as a whole.
USE OF INFORMATION
Verification, Billing, and Order Status
The Company collects Personal Information to verify the accuracy of your name, billing address, shipping address, credit card number, and credit card expiration date provided, to screen for fraud, to bill you for products and services purchased and to pay you for products and services sold. The Company uses your e-mail address(es) to contact you regarding the status of your order when necessary and to send you a Receipt Purchase/Sale Confirmation and Order Shipping Notification.
Your Information on GiftCardsAlley.com
In order to be approved as a registered user with Company, you will be required to choose a user name. This user name will be displayed throughout GiftCardsAlley.com each time you place a bid at auction and therefore is viewable by the public. Unless you associate your user name with your personal information, users will not be able to personally identify you as a result of your activities on GiftCardsAlley.com. It is your responsibility to keep your personal information secure. Do NOT disclose or link your personal information to your site user name in any way.
The company may, but is not obligated to, send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For example, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications since they are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you may have the option to deactivate your account.
We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the products and services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by e-mail, or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
The Company does not sell or rent any of the information collected to third parties for any purposes, but it shares information with third parties as described below.
The Company discloses the information collected to external service providers necessary to facilitate the following outsourced operations: address verification, credit card processing, fraud screening and order shipping.
Compliance with Legal Authorities
As required by law, and to enforce customers' or the Company's legal rights, and to comply with local, state, federal and international law, the Company may disclose information to law enforcement agencies.
Choice and Opt-Out
If you no longer wish to receive the Company's promotional communications, you may "opt-out" of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by e-mailing the Company at email@example.com
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Storage and Security of Personal Information Storage
The Company stores the information it collects on computers located in a controlled, secure facility protected from physical or electronic unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
The Company protects the privacy and integrity of the information it collects by employing appropriate administrative protocols, technical safeguards, and physical security controls designed to limit access, detect and prevent the unauthorized access, improper disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information under its control. The Company transmits the information used by its external service providers for the specific outsourced operations listed above across public and private networks via recognized encryption technologies, such as by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input.
Although the Company follows the procedures set forth above to protect the Personal Information submitted to the Company, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while the Company strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, the Company cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about the Company's security on its web sites, please feel free to send us an e-mail at support@giftcardsalleycom.
The Company has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for Internet fraud or any attempt to access or acquire customer or other information on its web sites via illegal or surreptitious means. The Company works with local, national, and international fraud investigation agencies and employs a variety of electronic and other means to discourage, detect, and intercept fraudulent activities. The Company aggressively prosecutes, to the fullest extent of the law, those perpetrators apprehended conducting fraudulent activities on its web site.
Children and Minors
The Company's sites are not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 18. The Company does not buy or sell products or services from or to children or to any person that has not yet reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Any person who provides their information to the Company through the Company's web site represents to the Company that they are 18 years of age or older.
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