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Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our Shoppies Co. Shoppies Creators and customers and those who use our services. To this end, we have systems in place for securely managing your Personal Information. We created this Privacy Policy to help you understand the types of information we collect, how we use and disclose it, your options related to it, and our responsibilities in safeguarding it.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Service, and it also applies to collection of your Personal Information from offline sources as described in this Privacy Policy.

"Personal Information" means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

We collect Personal Information when you:

  • Register to use the Service, place an order, or provide contact information to a Shoppies Creator;
  • Register as a Shoppies Creator or express interest in becoming a Shoppies Creator;
  • Use the Service; and
  • Communicate with us.

We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service.

You do not need to provide Personal Information to visit the Service. All Personal Information gathered is on a voluntary basis. If you decide to provide us with your Personal Information, we may store it through whatever means you provided such information (through our Service, Shoppies Creators, via email or facsimile, etc.). By using the Service, applying as a Shoppies Creator, or submitting a new Shoppies Creator Agreement to us, you also authorize us to gather, parse, retain, use, and disclose information to provide the Service and our services as described in this Privacy Policy, unless we are notified otherwise.

Customer Online Registration. To register as a customer on our Website, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and password. You may also provide other optional information, such as your month and day of birth.

Customer Information from Shoppies Creators. Customers may submit orders directly to Shoppies Creators off of Shoppies Co. sites. The Shoppies Creator will submit the information to us through the Service so that we may process your order. Customers may also provide their contact information to Shoppies Creators without making a purchase, and Shoppies Creators may save such information in their contact lists on the Service. All Shoppies Creators must abide by this Privacy Policy and must not share information except in connection with their Shoppies Co. business.

Shoppies Creator Registration. To register as a Shoppies Creator on our Service, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, social security number, tax identification number, date of birth, email address, telephone number, postal address, and password. You may also provide other information, such as your photograph and information in your completed and digitally signed online Shoppies Creator Agreement. Upon the termination of the relationship between Shoppies Co. and the Shoppies Creator, Shoppies Co. will keep the Shoppies Creator’s Personal Information for lawful purposes only.

Expressing Interest in Becoming an Shoppies Creator. We collect any Personal Information included in requests to learn more about being an Shoppies Creator or Promoter. Such information may be submitted to us through the Service or via email. You may also provide Personal Information directly to a Shoppies Co. Shoppies Creator.

Using the Service. We collect information you post through the Service. For example, when customers sign up for a newsletter, post a photograph, or connect with an Shoppies Creator, the Service will collect the information customers or Shoppies Creators provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.

Making Payments. When you make payments through the Service, your financial account information, such as your credit card number, will be collected by our third-party payment processors. We do not collect or store such financial account information, but we may receive information from our payment processor about the payment, such as the date and time of payment.

Social Plug-Ins.  The Website may allow you to use social media plug-ins, such as Facebook’s “like” or Twitter’s “tweet” functions. The social media plug-ins collect information about you, such as your IP address, when you use them. The privacy policies of the social media services, and not this Privacy Policy, apply to any data collected by the social media plug-ins.

Social Media Pages. We may collect information about you when you visit our social media pages or other features. The social media website provider may provide us with information, including Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and other information made available to us.

Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.

Cookies and Similar Technology
We and our third party service providers, such as advertising networks and analytics service providers, may collect anonymous information automatically through the use of “cookies” and similar technology. The service providers also may collect information about your online activities over time and on other websites or apps. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activities on our Website.

We use cookies to collect and store information for statistical purposes, including browsing and Service usage activity, and to improve the services we provide. For example, if you are a registered user, we will use a cookie to save your Service settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. Cookies also enable you to select products, place them in your shopping cart and purchase the items. If you select and purchase products on the Service, we keep a record of your browsing activity and purchases. Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies from websites or to remove cookies from your hard drive. If you choose to do this, you may not be able to access or use portions of the Website.

INFORMATION USE

We use Personal Information to:

  • facilitate and improve the Service and our services;
  • communicate with you; and
  • promote Shoppies Creators.

We may use de-identified and aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes. 

Internal and Service-Related Usage. Shoppies Co. will use information, including Personal Information, for internal, administrative, and service-related purposes. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services. For example, we use Personal Information submitted by customers to process and complete the customer’s order, including for shipping and billing purposes. We also use Personal Information submitted by Shoppies Creators to calculate and process commissions.

Communications. We use a customer’s name, mailing address, email address and telephone number for the following limited purposes:

  • Sending emails for informational and operational purposes, such as account management or system maintenance;
  • Monitoring and ensuring customer satisfaction, including troubleshooting problems and resolving disputes;
  • Keeping you informed of new products and promotions at Shoppies Co.; and
  • Sending you Shoppies Co. newsletters.

Promoting Shoppies Creators. Shoppies Co. may, from time to time, publish a Shoppies Creator’s Personal Information (for example, name, photograph, results and achievements). These promotions will not contain Personal Information about customers.

Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose. For example, we may aggregate usage and transaction information to provide product recommendations to Website users.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURES

We may share your information:

  • with our third-party vendors and service providers;
  • to connect Shoppies Creators with other Shoppies Creators;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may share anonymous information for marketing and advertising purposes.

Vendors and Service Providers. We want to provide you with excellent service and make your Shoppies Co. experience as seamless as possible. We share information, including nonpublic Personal Information, with third parties that perform services on our behalf so we can provide and improve our services. For example, we may disclose Personal Information for fraud detection and prevention. These third parties must abide by this Privacy Policy and keep nonpublic information confidential and use it only for its intended purpose.

Connect Shoppies Creators. To facilitate communications among our network of Shoppies Creators, we may share Shoppies Creators’ or prospective Shoppies Creators’ contact information with other Shoppies Creators.

Referrals. As part of our service and to make sure customer needs are met, we may refer customers to a Shoppies Creator. We may share customer contact information with Shoppies Creators for these purposes.

Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on the Service, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you.

We may also share data collected by the Service, including email addresses, to show you and others personalized advertisements on other websites and online services and to send you marketing emails from us after you visit the Services or our social media pages and websites.

You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from advertisers or advertising networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or who subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out sections on the websites of each of those organizations.  Links to those sites are here:

Network Advertising Initiative: networkadvertising.org/choices

Digital Advertising Alliance: aboutads.info/choices

When you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising from Shoppies Co.  on other websites.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Corporate Changes. We reserve the right to transfer Personal Information in the event Shoppies Co. acquires or merges with or is acquired by another company or during other corporate changes. Any information disclosed as a result of one of these events or other corporate changes will be subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time.

Your Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We respect children’s privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from children under age 13, and no part of the Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information to us. You should rely on a parent or guardian to assist you. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at hello@shoppies.co. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Shoppies Co. is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, and technical systems that operate across borders. Shoppies Co. may transfer your Personal Information to other Shoppies Co. entities in the United States and elsewhere. The United States and other countries may not have the same data protection laws as in the country from which you initially provided the information. By accessing Shoppies Co. websites, registering for an account, or otherwise providing Shoppies Co. with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer of your Personal Information. When transferring your Personal Information internationally, Shoppies Co. will protect your Personal Information as provided in this Privacy Policy.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Shoppies Co. and its controlled United States subsidiaries have certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for the transfer of Personal Information from the EEA to the United States. To learn more about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and to view our certification, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We take reasonable and appropriate steps, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information, to help protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction and that it is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.

Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers or other sensitive information. Shoppies Co. will NEVER ask for sensitive information via email.

By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at hello@shoppies.co

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

Where appropriate, you may review, correct, add to or delete your Personal Information through the Service if your Personal Information is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Principles (defined below). If you have registered with us, you will be able to view and modify information contained in your personal profile. However, for security purposes, you must contact Shoppies Co. directly to change your tax identification number or social security number. You may also contact us to remove any Personal Information from our database.

Shoppies Co. acknowledges that EU individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them.  An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to hello@shoppies.co. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

 

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY AND QUESTIONS

This Policy may be amended, from time to time. If Shoppies Co. decides to change its Privacy Policy, we will post those changes and revise the “Last Updated” date at the bottom on the Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us at hello@shoppies.co.

 

Last Updated August 26, 2019