We are glad that you (referred to herein as "the customer", "you" "your(s)" or "user") have chosen to shop at IntimateGadgets.com. We are committed to protecting your privacy online. This page explains how we collect, use and protect the information that you provide to us. We respect your privacy and intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.
What Information IntimateGadgets Collects
IntimateGadgets may collect three types of information from customers of IntimateGadgets:
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is any piece of information which can potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate you (such as name, email address, postal address, telephone number).
Device information is information about the device and its attributes (such as information about how your browser is configured, whether your device has enabled cookies, its Flash settings, the device's identification number and other characteristics about the device); it also may be personally identifiable information in cases where it is associated with the name or other identifier for you. We use device information for purposes such as enhancing your experience and fraud prevention.
Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about customers of IntimateGadgets (such as frequency of visits to Sites, Site pages most frequently accessed browser type). Aggregate information also may include pages visited along with any navigation and in-page interactions used during each visit. In-page interactions monitored include: clicks and selections, mouse movement, page scrolling, and form fields focused on (specific keystrokes entered into each field are not collected). Aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by that compiled information.
Social Network Login
If you chose to use third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, to log into one of our sites that offers that login feature, we may collect information, such as your basic profile information, gender, age, interests, and other demographic and geographical information, from the social networking site you use to interact with our site. If you do not want to share information from your social networking account with us you can either decline to use these features or check your social networking site's current privacy setting options to see what options they provide for limiting disclosures when you use login sharing features.
Cookies and Other Technologies
"browser" or "HTTP" cookie is a unique text file that may
be used for data analysis, and enables a web site to tailor information presented
to you based on your browsing program. IntimateGadgets may use browser cookies
to personalize your pages at a Site, to remember you when you register for
products or services, for fraud prevention, or to track visits to a Site. If
you do not want IntimateGadgets or our partners to deploy browser cookies in
your browser when you visit IntimateGadgets, you may set the browser to reject
cookies or to notify you when a web site tries to place cookies in the browser
program. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use some of the products,
features, functions, or services on a Site. But this
Site's cookies do not and cannot infiltrate your hard drive to gather any
IntimateGadgets and our partners also use other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services, and applications.
* speed up navigation
* track site usage
* recognize customers and customer access privileges
* enable selection and purchase products on IntimateGadgets record your browsing activity and purchases
So that we can make your shopping experience in IntimateGadgets.com more convenient and provide you with better service.
Any information these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information we collect.
IntimateGadgets servers may automatically log aggregate information, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and other log file data. This information may be used to analyze trends or administer the Sites.
How IntimateGadgets Uses the Information Collected
IntimateGadgets may use the personally identifiable information you submit for any purposes related to IntimateGadgets's business, including, but not limited to:
To understand your needs and create content that is relevant to you;
To generate statistical studies;
To conduct market research and planning by sending you surveys;
To notify your referrals of IntimateGadgets services, information, or products when you request that IntimateGadgets send such information to referrals;
To improve services, information, and products;
To help you complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support to you and to recipients of IntimateGadgets products;
To communicate with customers and with recipients of IntimateGadgets products;
To update customers and recipients of IntimateGadgets products about services, information, and products;
To notify you of any changes with IntimateGadgets which may affect you;
To allow you to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities you select.
Your names, identifications ("IDs"), and email addresses (as well as any additional information that you may choose to post) may be publicly available on IntimateGadgets when you voluntarily and publicly discloses personally identifiable information, such as when you post personally identifiable information in conjunction with a product. You may not be able to change or remove public postings once posted. Such personally identifiable information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. IntimateGadgets is not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that you choose to submit to public pages.
With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, customers will be notified at the time they take the survey. IntimateGadgets will disclose only aggregate information regarding its customers, which as stated earlier is anonymous information that does not identify any specific individual. Circumstances under which IntimateGadgets would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to IntimateGadgets advertisers on your preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications. Where surveys allow customers to submit written comments, and where IntimateGadgets advises customers of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, IntimateGadgets reserves the right to disclose any information provided by customers, provided that no personal information identifying a specific customer is disclosed. Participation in surveys is at a customer's option; IntimateGadgets does not conduct mandatory surveys.
If you choose to send a gift certificate to one of your friends, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. The gift certificate will be delivered via email. IntimateGadgets stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this gift certificate.
Your friend may contact us at cs@IntimateGadgets.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
You make the decision whether to proceed with activities that request personally identifiable information, such as online contact us and order forms. If you do not provide requested information, you may not be able to complete certain transactions.
Customers who use the personally identifiable information of other customers agree to use such information only for:
Using services offered through IntimateGadgets;
Site transaction-related purposes and not for unsolicited commercial messages;
Or other purposes that the other customer expressly chooses.
IntimateGadgets encourages customers to evaluate privacy and security policies of any of our transaction partners before entering into transactions or choosing to disclose personally identifiable information.
IntimateGadgets will not use the personally identifiable information provided to it online in ways unrelated to the purposes identified in the "How IntimateGadgets Uses Personal Information" section above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. If you no longer wish to receive direct marketing materials, IntimateGadgets will provide instructions in its marketing email messages on how to be removed from any lists. IntimateGadgets will make commercially reasonable efforts to honor such requests. For information about how IntimateGadgets may share personally identifiable information, please see the Onward Transfer section below.
Your personally identifiable information may be publicly available through your profile display. You have the option to opt out of publicly displaying your real name by changing your display name under the Sites' customer preferences. Profile Display may allow other customers to see your activities, including purchase and sales content, ratings, and comments.
Customers may have the opportunity to submit photographs to IntimateGadgets for product sharing, contests, and other purposes to be disclosed at the time of request. In these circumstances, IntimateGadgets is designed to allow the public to view, download, save, and otherwise access the photographs posted. By submitting a photograph, you waive any privacy expectations you have with respect to the security of such photographs, and IntimateGadgets's use or exploitation of your likeness. All photographs submitted to IntimateGadgets become the property of IntimateGadgets and will not be returned.
With whom may IntimateGadgets share information
Unless IntimateGadgets has your permission, as otherwise described in this Privacy Statement, or as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, IntimateGadgets will only share the personally identifiable information you provide online with other entities that are part of the IntimateGadgets corporate family and/or outside service providers who may be used to ship products, process credit cards, provide technical support, handle order processing, or otherwise act on IntimateGadgets's behalf. These service providers, which may include our affiliates, are prohibited from using your information for any other purpose, including their own marketing.
When IntimateGadgets uses third parties to assist in processing your personally identifiable information, IntimateGadgets requires that these third parties establish safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information that we provide them.
IntimateGadgets may share personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing purposes, but will provide you with choices about disclosures of personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.
Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for IntimateGadgets to disclose your personally identifiable information without your permission to government officials or otherwise as required by legal obligations. IntimateGadgets may disclose such personally identifiable information when responding to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise legal rights or defend against claims, including fraud or infringement investigations.
Data collected online may be combined with information you provide through other means of communication, such as postal mail or third parties to further carry out the purposes described above under the heading "NOTICE, How IntimateGadgets uses the information collected regarding customers".
In addition, IntimateGadgets reserves the right to share aggregate information collected from you of IntimateGadgets, without prior notice, with entities that are part of the IntimateGadgets corporate family and unrelated third parties. As stated earlier, aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by such compiled information.
If you choose to make information available to other people through instant messages, status updates, group forum discussions or lists, electronic mail messages, bulletin boards, blog postings, or by joining groups or using other networking functions that we may offer on the Sites (either our own or through third party applications such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTuBe), this information will be visible to these third parties. Please take care in deciding what information you choose to make available through these mechanisms, as we do not control the manner in which recipients or persons who may see the information may use, retain, or re-disclose the information that you choose to provide. In addition, if you use third party social networking sites to interact with IntimateGadgets, we may exchange information with those social networking sites. Whether to use social networking sites to interact with IntimateGadgets, when that capability is offered, is your choice. In addition, you may restrict the sharing of information from your social networking accounts to the extent permitted by your social networking site's privacy settings.
To purchase services, you may be asked to be directed to a third party site, like PayPal, to pay for their purchases. If applicable, the third party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate a transaction. None of this information will be captured or stored by IntimateGadgets.
Links to third party web sites
Links to third party web sites or widgets to enable sharing of information through social networks on IntimateGadgets.com are provided solely as a convenience to you. When you use these links, you leave the Sites. IntimateGadgets has not reviewed all of these third party sites, does not control, and is not responsible for, any of the third party sites, their content or privacy practices. IntimateGadgets does not endorse or make any representations about the third party sites, or any information, services, or products found on the sites. If you decide to access any of the linked sites, IntimateGadgets encourages you to read their privacy statements. The customer accesses such sites at his/her own risk.
Bankruptcy or Sale of business
IntimateGadgets reserves the right to share or transfer personally identifiable information and aggregate information to a third party should IntimateGadgets ever file for bankruptcy or in the event of a sale, merger or acquisition of IntimateGadgets, provided such third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
DATA INTEGRITY AND ACCESS
Should you find inaccuracies in such customers’ information, or desire to close an account or view or remove the personally identifiable information IntimateGadgets may have regarding you, you may contact IntimateGadgets through the communication methods described below, or when technically feasible, directly on a Site. IntimateGadgets will make commercially reasonable efforts to respond to requests for access, updating or removal within thirty (30) days of receiving requests. IntimateGadgets may decline to process customers’ access, updating or removal requests concerning their personally identifiable information if the requests require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of other customers, are inconsistent with our legal obligations, or are impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, IntimateGadgets implements physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information IntimateGadgets collects. IntimateGadgets uses encryption when using the Internet to transfer or receive requested sensitive personally identifiable information. However, IntimateGadgets does not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never defeat measures taken to prevent improper use of personally identifiable information.
Internal IntimateGadgets access to customers’ nonpublic personally identifiable information is restricted to IntimateGadgets's administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis. These individuals are bound by confidentiality agreements.
Your passwords are keys to accounts. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters for passwords and do not disclose passwords to other people in order to prevent loss of account control. You are responsible for all actions taken in their accounts. Notify IntimateGadgets of any password compromises, and change passwords periodically to maintain account protection.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at cs@IntimateGadgets.com and we will deactivate your account and will retain and use your information only as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
In the event IntimateGadgets becomes aware that the security of a Site has been compromised or your personally identifiable information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to security attacks or fraud, IntimateGadgets reserves the right to take reasonable appropriate measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, IntimateGadgets will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if IntimateGadgets believes that there is a reasonable risk of harm to you as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law.
If a user has comments or questions about IntimateGadgets's privacy statement, please contact:cs@IntimateGadgets.com