1. Collection of Personal Information:
When you make a purchase online, the retailer may collect certain personal information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and payment details. This information is generally collected directly from you during the checkout process.
2. Use of Personal Information:
The personal information collected is used to process your order, complete the transaction, and deliver the purchased products to you. It may also be used for customer service, including responding to inquiries and providing support. Additionally, the retailer may use your information to send you marketing communications, but only if you have provided your explicit consent for such communication.
3. Protection of Personal Information:
Online retailers are mandated to take reasonable steps to protect the personal information they collect. This can include utilizing encryption technology, secure servers, and firewalls to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure. Retailers also implement appropriate security measures to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of personal information.
4. Disclosure of Personal Information:
Personal information may be disclosed to third parties for specific purposes. This can include sharing information with payment processors to facilitate payment, shipping providers to deliver products, and marketing service providers for promotional activities. Online retailers may also share personal information if required by law, or to protect their rights, property, or safety.
5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies:
6. Third-Party Websites:
Online retailers may provide links to third-party websites, which have their own privacy policies. It is advisable to review these policies before providing any personal information on those websites, as they are not governed by the same privacy standards.
7. Access and Control:
You have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal information that online retailers hold about you. You can usually update your personal information by logging into your account or contacting customer service. You also have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing communications at any time.
8. Children's Privacy:
Online retailers do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has provided personal information, please contact the retailer to have it removed.