What this Privacy Statement Covers
Personal information provided on the site and online credit card transactions are transmitted through a secure server. We are committed to handling your personal information with high standards of information security. We take appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access. Our site uses encryption technology, like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address, and credit card number. It is important for you to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Also, please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
ONLINE ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
To make online shopping faster and easier, you may register on the site. As a registered customer, you only have to enter your shipping addresses and billing information once; that information will be securely stored with us for your future use. Using your email and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to add, delete, or change information.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the site we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the site and information about how you interact with the site. We use the device information collected to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our site (for example, this site uses Google Analytics to track user behavior generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). We may use the automatically collected information for a number of purposes in addition to the improvement of our site design such as product assortments, customer service, and special promotions.
Generally, you may browse the site without providing any personally identifiable information. However, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information at various times and places on this site. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with the requested information, you may not be able to access all parts of this site or participate in all of its features.
We receive and store any personally identifiable information you enter on the site. For example, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the site we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. If you use a credit or debit card or pay by check we will collect the account number but do not store the account number. We may also collect your personal information from our affiliates and other partners if they have received your consent to share that information.
If you use our services, or participate in one of our surveys, promotions, or contests, we may ask for additional information, such as your age, interests, product preferences, and/or images. From your purchases and other interactions with us, we obtain information concerning the specific products or services you purchase or use.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use order Information we collect generally to fulfill orders placed through the site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations and shipping notices). Information collected may also be used to screen our orders for potential risk or fraud. Additionally, we may use this Order Information to: (a) Communicate with you; (b) To send you our catalogs and other offerings by mail or email; (c) To provide services you request; (d) To identify your product and service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you; (e) To notify you of product recalls or provide other information concerning products you have purchased; (f) To improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall shopping experience.
OTHERS WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Service Providers: We may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) Provide offsite manufacture, storage and/or shipment of goods; (b) Provide shipping and transportation related services; (c) Manage a database of customer information; (d) Assist us in distributing emails; (e) Assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (f) Provide us data storage and analysis; (g) Provide fraud prevention; and (h) Provide other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in our agreements with them.
Other Companies: We may provide information to carefully chosen outside companies when we believe their products or services may be of interest to you.
Compliance with Law: We may provide access to information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our site to limit our legal liability, and to protect our rights or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors of this site or the public.
Oates Specialties LLC partners with advertising companies to place our advertising on publisher sites on the Internet. These advertising companies collect anonymous information about your visits to our web site. This technology involves the use of third party cookies which allow them to develop personalized advertising so that it directly relates to offers that may be of interest to you. We may also use site collected cookies to provide similar enhanced online marketing to you based on your interests and preferences. You may choose to opt out of these enhanced online marketing ads.
COOKIES, WEB BEACONS, AND HOW WE USE THEM
“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier (but not specifically who is using it). For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
As described above, we may use your personal information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our site’s data collection and use practices when a ‘Do Not Track’ signal is detected from your browser.
Additionally, if you are a European resident, note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you place an order through the site we will maintain your order information, as described above, for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
The site is not intended for individuals under the age of majority in the state or country of their residence; the site does not sell products for purchase to those under the age of majority without the consent of their parent or guardian. While we sell products for use by those who may be under the age of majority, those products are only for purchase by adults. If you are under the age of majority, you may use the site only with the involvement/approval of a parent or guardian. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or individuals under the age of majority.
You may receive promotional emails from us only if you have indicated your approval to receive them. If you do not want to receive email from the site you can click on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email communication sent by us. Please allow us five business days from when the request was received to complete the removal, as some of our promotions may already have been in process before you submitted your request.
For more information about our privacy practices if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at OatesSpecialties@OatesSpecialties.com or by mail using the following address:
Oates Specialties LLC, 151 FM 1696 Road East, Huntsville, TX, 77320, United States of America