Collection and Use of Information
The Personal Information We Collect. This Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to Staple Gin via the Website. We consider “personal information” to mean information about an identifiable individual. When you engage with Staple Gin through the Website, you may be asked to provide a variety of information including, but not necessarily limited to, your name, email address, and phone number.
Financial Information. We do not collect your financial information through the Website. However, the Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties that may collect your personal information, including but not limited to financial information. Please be aware that these other sites may have different privacy policies that may subject users to different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites and mobile applications for information concerning what information is collected on such sites and how it is used.
IP Address. An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider when you log on. Your IP address is not linked to your Personal Information but Staple Gin does reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify individuals who threaten the Website or other users or visitors. IP addresses may also be used to help diagnose problems with the Website and to gather broad demographic information.
Other Information. When you access the Website, Staple Gin will automatically receive some information about your use of the service. The type of information that is automatically collected by Staple Gin includes such things as the date and time of access of the Website, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that you are using, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your browser software and operating system, the referring website address, and the kinds of activities you are engaged in while using the Website. This information is used to help us improve and enhance the Website to better meet the needs of its users.
Staple Gin will also aggregate Personal Information and may use, share and disclose such aggregated Personal Information as permitted by law. For example, we may use such aggregated Personal Information for research and product development purposes, and may also share such aggregated Personal Information with Staple Gin’s business partners.
Regardless of whether a User has chosen to limit Staple Gin’s sharing of Personal Information as collected on the Website, Staple Gin may, without restriction, use, share and disclose aggregated statistics about Users, along with specific information concerning individual Users that is not Personal Information in any way permitted by applicable law.
If you want to delete any cookies that were already sent to your computer, please refer to your web browser’s “Help” facility or your mobile device’s Settings. In addition, most web browsers can be set to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether. Details about this can normally be found in the “Help” facility provided with your browser and Settings in your mobile App. Please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take advantage of some of the Website’s interactive functionality.
Do Not Track Signals
Certain web browsers provide users with an option by which you may have your browser send a “Do Not Track” signal to websites that you are visiting, advising the recipient websites that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. However, the way browsers communicate such “Do Not Track” signals is not yet uniform and, accordingly, our Website does not take any action in response to such signals. In the event a final standard is developed and accepted, we may reassess how we should respond to such signals.
You must be 21 years of age to use the Website. Staple Gin does not knowingly collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under the age of 13, and no part of this Website is designed with the purpose of attracting such children. If you use the Website from any country outside the United States, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting the Website, you consent to these transfers.
Use of Information
In General. We use the Personal Information your provide to us for the purpose of communicating with the parties to the transactions in which you are engaged or with other persons or entities with whom you are involved in connection with the transactions on the Website and to process and bring those transactions to completion. Your Personal Information may also be used in the following ways:
- to deliver materials, information and services to you,
- to give you notice of and/or resolve any problems that may arise in connection with our services,
- to better understand the needs and interests of our customers,
- to assist any third party Websites utilized by us in processing payments,
- to analyze the success of our services and Website and for research and development purposes,
- to manage the Website’s interactive functionality,
- to help us improve and enhance the Website experience for all of its visitors, and customize the content on our Website,
- for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations,
- as otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the Website,
- to investigate potential breaches of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website,
- to investigate potentially unlawful activity,
- as otherwise permitted by law.
We may also use your Personal Information to contact you via direct postal mail and/or electronically to the extent such activity is permitted by law. This information may also be used to help Staple Gin and its commercial partners, and service providers deliver information to you, and for other purposes as are reasonably necessary to provide the services requested by you. For example, we may contact you to communicate important information to you or respond to inquiries you may have sent us; *[we may send you user Account verification]* and security notices. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings or other messages from us by following the instructions in the e-mail or other message you receive from us or by following the instructions set forth in the Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications section in this Policy.
Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications. At certain points where Personal Information is collected on our Website, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or communications from us. You may opt out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails and texts, from us at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link provided in our email communications or by replying “STOP” to certain order-related text (SMS) messages. In all of our electronic communications, you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. You can also opt out of receiving communications from us by contacting us at [provide email address for contact purposes]*
If you elect to receive marketing text messages from us, either via our website or by sending a text message indicating your consent, you are providing your prior express written consent to receive recurring marketing or promotional SMS text messages from us (each, a “Text Message”) sent through an automatic telephone dialing system. When you sign up to receive Text Messages, we will send you information about promotional offers and more. These may include promotional offers. These messages may use information automatically collected based on your actions while on our sites and may prompt messaging such as order reminders. To the extent you voluntarily opt to have Text Messages sent directly to your mobile phone, we receive and store the information you provide, including your telephone number or when you read a Text Message.
Message frequency varies. This service is optional and is not a condition for purchase. In addition to any fee of which you are notified, your mobile provider’s message and data rates may apply to our confirmation Text Message and all subsequent Text Message correspondence according to your individual rate plan provided by your wireless carrier. Please consult your mobile service carrier’s pricing plan to determine the charges for browsing data and sending and receiving Text Messages. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates be responsible for any SMS messaging or wireless charges incurred by you or by a person that has access to your wireless device or telephone number. If your carrier does not permit SMS messages, you may not receive the Text Messages.
If you change or deactivate the phone number you provided, you have an affirmative obligation to update your account information and the phone number(s) attached to your account to prevent us from inadvertently communicating with anyone who acquires any phone number(s) previously attributed to you, and any new phone number(s) you attach to your account may receive our standard marketing Text Messages unless you also unsubscribe via the above procedures.
Lawful Access, Legal Action and Investigations. Your Personal Information may otherwise be disclosed to non-affiliated third parties as either permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations. Your Personal Information may be transmitted through and stored on servers outside your home country, and may be accessed by authorities in those jurisdictions. We may disclose Personal Information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use, or otherwise in accordance with applicable law.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties. In addition to the above disclosures, Staple Gin may share your Personal Information, without restriction, with companies and organizations that we retain to perform services for us, such as those that provide data processing, computer software maintenance and development, and companies providing professional, legal or accounting advice to us. In such situations, Staple Gin requires that these companies and organizations agree to (a) maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Information, and (b) limit the use of such Personal Information to the purposes for which it was provided. We will not sell, rent or market Personal Information collected on this Website to non-affiliated third parties for their marketing purposes, unless we have your express consent. However, we may disclose aggregated statistics about visitors to the Website, along with anonymous information concerning individual users of the Website. We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous and/or aggregate information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our users with third parties (such as advisors, and/or consultants) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing website content and services.
Retention of Personal Information. Personal Information is retained to deliver our services, to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and Personal Information may be retained for record-keeping. At some point Staple Gin may elect to destroy, erase or anonymize your Personal Information. Once anonymized, we undertake not to re-identify the information. We do not retain any Personal Information for longer than three years, unless otherwise required by applicable law.
Links to Other Websites and Services
The Website may contain links to various other sites or apps (collectively, “sites”) including but not limited to retailer sites and social media Websites. These sites may ask to collect user information voluntarily or otherwise collect certain information (for example, your IP address). Please be aware that these other sites may have different privacy policies that may subject users to different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites and mobile applications for information concerning what information is collected on such sites and how it is used.
Information Storage and Protection
Staple Gin will maintain reasonable procedures to protect the security and confidentiality of Personal Information provided to it by Users, in accordance with applicable Law.
There are industry standard safeguards in place to protect Users’ Personal Information, such as the use of firewalls and SSL certificates, and limiting access to such information by company personnel. Personal Information will be stored in databases and servers located in the United States. However, no transmission made through the internet can be made completely secure, and accordingly, we will not be liable for the disclosure of any Users’ Personal Information that occurs as a result of transmission errors or the actions of any third party to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In the unlikely event that we determine that there may have been a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information to a third party, Staple Gin will promptly notify consumers whose Personal Information it reasonably believes may have been compromised by posting information on the Website and, if email contact is possible, then also by sending an email notification with respect to the situation.
Options to Review and Opt-Out Choices
In addition to having the ability to opt-out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from Staple Gin, Users may access, review and, in certain situations, update, revise and/or delete certain Personal Information by sending an email to us at. Additionally, please note that while you may request the updating, revision or deletion of such information, a copy of the unrevised information may be maintained in Staple Gin’s records after any such revision or deletion.
If for any reason you wish to discontinue the use of the Website and have your Personal Information removed from our database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sales, Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell, rent, or lease your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties for commercial or marketing purposes or otherwise, subject to the provisions set forth herein.
Your Rights and Choices
Right To Know
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. When we receive your request to know what Personal Information we have collected from you, we will disclose to you: (i) the categories of personal information we collected about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which that information was collected; (iii) our purpose for collecting or selling that personal information; (iv) the categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information; (v) the specific items of personal information that we collected about you; and (vi) if we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, we will identify for sales of information, the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and, where we have disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, we will identify the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained. You may request these disclosures twice within a twelve month period.
Right To Delete Personal Information
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your request to delete your personal information, we will delete (and direct our service providers and contractors to delete) such information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) or contractors to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.) or the laws and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction.
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with legal obligations.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Right to Correct Inaccurate Information
You have the right to request that we correct any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained that is inaccurate. Once we receive and confirm your request to correct your Personal Information, we will correct (and direct our service providers and contractors to correct) such information from our records, unless an exception applies.
Verifiable Consumer Requests
If you submit a request to us to disclose how we collect and use your Personal Information or to delete your Personal Information from our records, we must be able to verify your request. To be “verifiable,” you must provide sufficient information to allow us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or that you are an authorized representative of that person and you must describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it (a “verifiable consumer request”). We cannot respond to your request if it is not a verifiable consumer request. Only you or a person with the legal authority to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To make a verifiable consumer request for disclosure of our collection and use of your personal information or to delete your personal information, you can contact us at admin@staplegin .com or by writing to Staple Gin, c/o Do Good Spirits, 10 Union St., Roscoe, NY 12776. We will try to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we need more time (up to 90 days), we will let you know in writing, either by email or mail (or, if you have an Account with us, through your Account), why we need more time and when we will provide our response. There is no charge to you for us respond to your verifiable consumer request, unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing.
We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request. If we deny your request, you can appeal to Staple Gin by sending us a notice of appeal to Staple Gin, c/o Do Good Spirits, 10 Union St., Roscoe, NY 12776.
Right to Non-Discrimination
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights. Accordingly, by way of example, we will not deny you goods or services; charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or impose penalties; give you a different level or quality of goods or services; or suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
We may, however, offer you certain financial incentives permitted by applicable law that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels provided that such incentive is reasonably related to the value of the Personal Information. We will not include you as a participant in any financial incentive program without your prior “opt-in” consent, which you may revoke at any time.
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