SELECT MERCHANDISE GROUP TAKES PRIVACY SERIOUSLY.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
Information we, our service providers and other third-parties, collect from you will vary, depending on how you use the Services and information you may choose to provide to us (whether through email, phone, internet or otherwise).
When you use our Services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use and operating system version.
Automatic Collection of Information: Like many Web sites on the Internet, we automatically track certain information about you as you visit and use our Services to help us (i) better understand, improve and modify the Services, (ii) better understand how the Services are used and experienced, and (iii) better understand how we can enhance your or others overall experience on one or more of the Services, including providing advertising and other information that is relevant to you. This tracked or automatically gathered information may include, among other things, your computer’s IP address (Internet Protocol address), browser type, the URLs and pages on the Services you’ve visited, sections of or content on pages on the Services on which you click or in which you are interested, the number of times you visit each page on the Services, what downloads and/or search queries you have made, and how long you spent on particular sections of the Services and on the Services generally. This automatically gathered data includes information provided through the use of “cookies”, local storage, e-tags, log files and “clear GIFs” (described in more detail below). We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Information from Cookies: When you visit our Services, we may send a small file to your computer (a “cookie”) which is stored there so that we can recognize your computer as a unique machine the next time you visit the Services, and which also enables us, among other things, to tailor the Services to your and other users’ needs. You are always free to decline any cookies we use if your Internet browser permits. However, please note that by declining cookies, certain functionalities of the Services may not be available to you, including establishing a shopping cart session or making a purchase online through the Services. Additionally, some of our third-party service providers working on our behalf may also utilize their own cookies.
Information from Clear GIFs: Also, we and our third-party service providers sometimes use “clear GIFs” in connection with cookies and other website functions and emails. Clear GIFs perform administrative functions (but without detracting from your online experience), including being used to perform statistical and administrative tasks such as measuring traffic on the Services and its Web pages, verifying advertising avenues and positioning images on the web, and allowing us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and email marketing campaigns by letting us know which marketing emails have been opened by you or other recipients. However, please note that clear GIFs do not collect Personal Information.
Information from e-tags and scripts: We and our third-party service providers use e-tags and scripts in analyzing trends, administering the Web site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis. Also, our third party partner may use technologies such as tags and scripts to gather information about your activities on this Web site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Use of local storage: We use local storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. Additionally, third-parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Web site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity also use Flash cookies or HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. To manage Flash cookies, please click here.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS — USED AND SHARED
The use and sharing of information about you depends on the context in which it is collected. Please see the categories below that relate to the features and functionality of the Services that you wish to utilize.
We may use other companies and individuals (1) to perform supporting functions for the various tools, functionality, information, products and services offered on or through our Services on our behalf, (2) to perform or support various tasks or initiatives instrumental to the business of, or related to operating or improving, the Services or (3) to assist us in testing, maintaining or improving the features, content or effectiveness of the Services or in performing research or development. These service providers (for example, credit card processing companies to bill you for goods purchased on the Services, email service providers to send out emails on our behalf, etc.) may be permitted to receive and use information collected from you or for internal purposes on an aggregated and/or anonymous basis (where you cannot be personally identified), but will not be authorized by us to use Personal Information for any other purpose other than in connection with performing the support functions for Select Merchandise Group or such other tasks, initiatives or assistance for BikiniSoft.
Some pages may have the look and feel of being on www.bikinisoft.com, however the information collected on these pages may not be covered under our privacy statement. All information collected on www.bikinisoft.com is owned and controlled by Select Merchandise Group privacy statement.
User-Initiated Communication: From time to time, portions of the Service(s) may enable you to send email and other types of messages to us and to participate in blogs, product reviews, and other discussion groups. All such emails, reviews, comments and messages, and all such postings to blogs and/or discussion groups, become our property once you submit them (please see our Terms for more details on this). Your Internet Protocol (IP) address may be included in any email that you send, whether to us or to third parties. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication with us, or anyone else, you may be contacted in return. Also, remember that our Services and blogs are open to the public, and, therefore, your postings can be seen by anyone and are therefore not protected by us or any other entity. Please use your own discretion when deciding whether and what to post and whom to contact. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit or delete postings from our Services, blogs, and discussion groups. This reservation of rights shall not under any circumstances obligate us to conduct such edits or deletions, nor shall it cause us to be liable for any such edits or deletions. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us at [email protected]. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Protection of rights: We may release Personal Information or other information we collect from you if we believe that such action is appropriate to: (1) comply with legal requests and processes; (2) enforce the Terms for the applicable Services; (3) identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities who are or we believe have caused or might cause injury to us or a third party; (4) defend or respond to claims brought or threatened against Select Merchandise Group, its employees, directors, suppliers or service providers, users of the Services or others; or (5) otherwise protect or assert the rights, property, interests or personal safety of BikiniSoft, its employees, directors, suppliers or service providers, users of the Services or others. Any such release decisions may be made by us in our sole discretion.
Business or Asset transfers: We continue to develop our business and in doing so may choose to buy or sell our business or related assets. Personal Information and other information we collect from you is generally one of the assets acquired or transferred in such transactions.
Registration Information: The Personal Information you provide when you become a registered user of and create an account on one of the Services is used primarily to provide the information, features, products and/or services you purchase or request, to help us customize or enhance your or others’ online experience, and to increase the convenience of accessing new or existing tools, products and services on the Services. If applicable, this Personal Information may also be shared among the Services to make use of the Services more convenient by, for example, limiting the number of times you have to register with us. Your email address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and together with your password, is designed to help us prevent unauthorized access to information you choose to store on the Services. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (e.g., your age, ZIP code, or the like) may be used to help us offer tailored content, products, and services that we believe will be of interest to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate or other protected forms (see the section entitled “Information We Collect From you: Personal Information,” above) or under confidentiality terms, with our current and/or future service providers so that either they or us can present and deliver products, functionality and services to you more effectively.
Promotions and Marketing: Unless you specify that you’d prefer not to hear from us, if you provide your email address to us (whether on the Services or on a third party Web site) for promotional or other purposes at the time of registration or otherwise, we may use this to contact you for promotional or other purposes. You may have these communications terminated and opt out at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in any promotional email or contacting us at [email protected]. If applicable, please be aware that opting out on one of our Services, does not opt you out from any of our other Services unless that option is specifically provided. Please note that despite unsubscribing from such communications, Select Merchandise Group may still contact you in relation to your order(s), purchase(s) or any issues relating any business you conduct with Select Merchandise Group. Please note that in certain instances, your name and/or email address may have been provided to us through our friend referral program. In this case, we may contact you via a one-time email. We store this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and other internal purposes, including but not limited to tracking the success of our referral program. You may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove your information from our database.
Social Media Features:
Our Services are general audience Web sites and are not directed at children under age 13. Select Merchandise Group nor the Services do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under age 13, and if you are under the age of 13 you should not register or provide information on our Services or to Select Merchandise Group. If you have knowledge that a child under the age of 13 has submitted Personal Information to us, please email [email protected].
HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTED?
SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO — USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. If you are a user or non-user who interacts with Select Merchandise Group outside the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
EFFECTIVE DATE AND MODIFICATIONS
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