Profile Enterprises recognizes your concerns regarding the collection and use of personal information, and we want our visitors to know that Profile Enterprises has taken important steps to safeguard your privacy and security. This Privacy Statement describes the information that we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it, the instances when we share it with third-parties and the measures we employ to protect such information and provide you with the safest and most secure shopping environment possible.
While this Privacy Statement applies primarily to our online practices, certain practices including, but not limited to the collection, use, and sharing of information with others, may be applicable and extend to our offline practices. By shopping in our stores, through our catalogs, or visiting bigntallsports.com, you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Automatic Information: When you visit bigntallsports.com, our server attaches a small text file, known as a "cookie" to your computer's hard drive which automatically will collect and store non-personally identifiable information such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the browser software you use and your operating system, the date and time you access our web site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, if any. This information collected by using a cookie is sometimes called "clickstream". This is the only information collected unless you voluntarily provide information to us.
Information you give us:
Whenever you shop in our stores, through our catalogs, or at bigntallsports.com, we may ask you to voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information needed to better serve you and/or complete your transaction. This "Personal Information" may include: (i) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and zip code); (ii) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number and billing address, if you use a credit or debit card or pay by check); and (iii) Demographic Data (such as your age, marital status and occupation).
If you search our web site, make a purchase, communicate with any of our departments, such as Customer Service, or choose to use or participate in one of our various services, promotions, programs, surveys or sweepstakes, we may collect additional information. For example, if you sign up for our newsletter service, we may ask you for information concerning your product selections.
From your transactions and other interactions with us, we obtain information concerning your personal preferences and the specific products or services you purchase or use.
We also may gather or receive information from other companies.
SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL DATA
Personal Information shared with us as part of your purchase activity is safeguarded by way of proven, industry standard processes. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to encrypt all transaction data, including your credit card number. Encryption is a way of scrambling data in a format that cannot be reassembled by unauthorized users. This data remains encrypted until it reaches our web server and we are ready to process your order, provided your browser supports SSL technology. For further information, please review our Security Statement.
While we strive to protect your Personal Information, no data transmission over the Internet, including e-mail, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure against interception. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our systems, however, Profile Enterprises cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our web site, and therefore you use our web site at your own risk. If your e-mail communication includes sensitive information such as your Social Security number or your account, credit or debit card number, we strongly encourage you to contact us by mail or telephone so that one of our customer service associates may assist you.
Bigntallsports.com uses permanent cookies. A "cookie" is a small text file stored by your web browser on your computer's hard disk for added functionality and for tracking web site usage and navigation. Cookies allow us to recognize who you are when you visit our web site by associating the cookie with other information you have voluntarily provided us, which information is stored on our secured database. At no time is your Personal Information stored within one of our cookies.
We may also use session cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information, such as your IP address and the date and time of your visit to our web site, in order to measure the effectiveness of our online presence and improve the design and content of our web site. Session cookies are temporary files that are erased when the web browser is closed.
Accepting cookies through your web browser is a personal choice. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, receive notice when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. You can still shop and make purchases from bigntallsports.com even if you set your browser to reject cookies, however, we may not be able to provide you with as personalized a shopping experience.
USING THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
to complete your purchase transactions;
to provide the services you request;
to send you our catalogs and other offerings;
to contact you about the status of your store, catalog, or bigntallsports.com orders;
to identify your product and service preferences, so that you can be informed of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you;
to provide information concerning products you have purchased;
to determine the effectiveness of our Internet presence and improve the functionality of our web site; and
to improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall customer shopping experience.
INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH OTHERS
Profile Enterprises may share names and addresses of our customers with affiliated businesses and responsible companies so they can let you know about products or services we think might be of interest to you, however, these parties do not have any independent right to share this information.
Further, we may employ other companies or individuals to provide certain services to us such as analyzing customer lists and data, providing marketing assistance, consulting or other services. These third-parties will have access to only the information needed to perform their functions and cannot use that information for any other purpose. Also, when you make a purchase via credit card, we forward your credit card information, name, billing address, telephone number and the amount of your purchase to your credit card company to verify and authorize the transaction. To ship and track your online purchases, we make your name and mailing address available to such companies as UPS, Federal Express and the U.S. Postal Service. Profile Enterprises will NOT share your information with other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement or with your consent.
Though Profile Enterprises makes every effort to preserve the privacy of Personal Information, on rare occasions, we may disclose specific information with law enforcement or government officials upon request, in response to a court order, or when required by law to do so. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.
CHILDREN AND PRIVACY
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Unless a parent or guardian consents in advance, Profile Enterprises will not knowingly use information that a child provides to Profile Enterprises for any direct marketing, advertising, selling or promotional purposes. Persons under the age of 17 should obtain their parents' permission prior to submitting any Personal Information to Profile Enterprises.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - Your California Privacy Rights
In addition to other rights described in this Privacy Statement, a California resident with whom Profile Enterprises has an established business relationship and about whom Profile Enterprises has disclosed the resident's Personal Information to third-parties for the third-parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, shall have the right, subject to certain exceptions and our offering you the choice not to have your information shared as described above, to receive the following information within thirty (30) days of receipt of the request:
The categories of Personal Information disclosed to such third-parties during the immediately preceding calendar year;
The names and addresses of such third-parties with whom such Personal Information was shared during the preceding calendar year; and
If not apparent from the name, the nature of the business of such third-parties.
You may also click the unsubscribe link on any e-mail communication you receive from us and follow the instructions on screen.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of your Personal Information, as well as the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You can edit your Personal Information at any time by using your Profile Enterprises password to access your account.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
Our web site may contain links to other web sites that we think you will enjoy, but which are not under our control. Please take note that Profile Enterprises is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such other web sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site they visit. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by bigntallsports.com.
PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES
We may, from time to time, make changes to our Privacy Statement and post those changes here. We recommend that visitors of bigntallsports.com periodically visit this Privacy Statement to learn of new privacy practices or changes to our policy.
If you would like further information, or have any questions about our Privacy Statement, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.