What information do we collect?
We collect information about you when you register on our site or place an order.
When placing an order or registering on our site, as applicable, you may be asked to enter your: name, email address or mailing address.
What do we use your information?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To personalize your experience
(your information helps us better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve the customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, traded, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or requested service.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates related to your order.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied confidential/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted in our payment gateway provider database so that only those authorized with special access rights to such systems can access it. , and they are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enable the sites or service providers' systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer notify you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to disable all cookies through your browser settings. Like most websites, if you disable cookies, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service.
We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for site advertising. If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our sites, please use this link ( https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ )
Do we disclose information to third parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you must answer all registration questions.
We may also ask certain other voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so that we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalize the services for you.
To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what might be of interest to you. This "profile" information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as voter registration) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can opt out of sharing such data with The Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing your settings in the privacy section.
After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails that we think may be of interest to you. Newsletters can be customized based on what you've been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and you can 'unsubscribe'.
Login with social media credentials
If you log in to our sites using a Facebook login, you are giving Facebook permission to share your user data with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, and location, which will then be used to form a guardian identity. You can also use your Facebook photo as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your networks, user IDs and any other information you choose to share in accordance with your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you sign in to our sites using a Google login, you give Google permission to share your user data with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, gender and location which we will then use to form a guardian identity. You can use your Google image as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user IDs, and any other information you choose to share in accordance with your Google account settings. If you remove The Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you sign in to our sites using a Twitter login, we receive your avatar (the small image that appears next to your tweets) and Twitter username.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We comply with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under the age of 13. Our website, products, and services are all directed to individuals who are at least 13 years of age or older.
Updating your personal information
We offer a 'My Details' page (also known as a Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time and change your marketing preferences. You can access this page from most pages on the site - simply click the 'My details' link at the top of the screen when you're logged in.