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1. INFORMATION COLLECTION
Byer California collects personal information from you on this website in several different ways. One reason for collecting personal information from you is to provide an efficient and meaningful experience, tailored to your needs. For example; we can use your personal information to:
(1) improve ease of use and to ensure the Site is easier for you to use by not having to enter the same information multiple times throughout the Site;
(2) ensure we do all we can to help you quickly find specific products and information at www.ByerCA.com (the "Byer Site");
(3) help us improve our content and ensure we tailor it so it is most relevant to you; and
(4) notify you when we have new products, services or information available.
(a) Registering for an account or purchasing products on the Byer Site. Before using certain parts of the Byer Site or ordering products, you must complete an online registration form. During registration, you will be prompted to provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, shipping and billing address, phone number, email address, and credit card number. In addition, we may also ask you for your country of residence and/or your organization’s country of operation, so we can comply with applicable laws and regulations, and for your gender. These kinds of personal information are used for billing purposes, to fill and complete your orders, to communicate with you about your order and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your order, your personal information may be used to contact you.
(b) Email Addresses. While using the Byer Site, we may require you to enter your email address for purposes including but not limited to: registering for a contest or sweepstakes; requesting Byer California's permission to notify you of new product styles and/or product sizes; signing up for email newsletters and special offers; and/or signing up for the Byer Newsletter. Your participation in a contest or sweepstakes is completely voluntary and never required by Byer California. We use this information to notify contest and sweepstakes winners and to award prizes. We may post on the Byer Site the names and cities of contest and sweepstakes winners. By entering a contest or sweepstakes, you may be opting in to receive our email newsletter and special offers. If so, this will be disclosed in the official rules governing the contest or sweepstakes.
(c) Cookies and Other Technology. Like most sites, the Byer Site employs cookies and web beacons to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your site usage.
(ii) Web beacons assist in delivering cookies and help us to determine whether a web page on the Byer Site has been viewed and, if so, how many times. For example, any electronic image on the Byer Site, such as an ad banner, can function as a web beacon.
(iii) We may use third-party advertising companies to help tailor site content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information collected by us.
(d) Log Files. As is true of most web sites, the Byer Site server automatically recognizes the Internet URL from which you access the Byer Site. We may also log your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, Internet service provider, and date/time stamp for system administration, order verification, internal marketing, and system troubleshooting purposes. (An IP address may indicate the location of your computer on the Internet.)
(e) Age. The Byer Site is not intended or directed to anyone under the age of 13. Byer California does not sell or ship any items ordered through our websites directly to anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should use our websites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us. Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before using the Byer Site.
2. Information Use and Disclosure.
(a) Internal Use. We use your personal information to process your order and to provide you with customer service. We may use your personal information internally to improve the Byer Site's content and layout, to improve outreach and for our own marketing efforts (including marketing our services and products to you), and to determine general marketplace information about visitors to the Byer Site.
(b) Communications with You: We will use your personal information to communicate with you about the Byer Site and your orders and deliveries. Also, we may send a confirmation email to you when you register with us. We may send you a service-related announcement on the rare occasions when it is necessary (for example, if we must temporarily suspend our service for maintenance.) Also, you may submit your email address for reasons such as to register for a contest or sweepstakes, to ask us to notify you of new product styles and/or product sizes, and/or to sign up for email newsletters or special offers. If you submit your email address, we use it to deliver the information to you. We always permit you to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails (see the opt out section, below, for more details). Because we have to communicate with you about orders that you choose to place, you cannot opt out of receiving emails related to your orders.
(c) External Use. We want to provide you with excellent service and to offer you a great selection. We do not sell, rent, trade, license or otherwise disclose your specific personal information or financial information to anyone other than to affiliates or vendor partners.
(i) As do most catalog and Internet retailers, we sometimes use others to perform specific functions on our behalf. When we disclose information to these service providers, we disclose information to help them to perform their service. For example, in order to deliver products to you, we must share some information. We partner with third parties (such as the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service, and Federal Express) to ship products, to ensure delivery, and so that we can obtain feedback, improve the quality of our service, and measure and improve the quality of the service of the third party. In the example of shippers, we provide them with certain personally identifiable information such as your name, shipping address, email, and phone number.
(ii) Similarly, to help you buy products and to provide customer service to you, we must provide your credit card number to financial-services corporations such as credit-card processors and issuers. When we submit your credit card number for authorization, we use state-of-the-art data encryption to protect your information. (More on this below in Data Security.)
(vi) We may share non-personal information (such as the number of daily visitors to a particular web page, or the size of an order placed on a certain date) with third parties such as advertising partners. This information does not directly personally identify you or any user.
(vii) We may publicly disclose the name, city, and state of any contest or sweepstakes winners.
3. DATA SECURITY
The Byer Site incorporates a Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) for all financial transactions through the Byer Site. We use SSL encryption to protect your personal information online, and we also take several steps to protect your personal information in our facilities. Access to your personal information is restricted. Only employees who need access to your personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information. We also rely on third-party service providers for the physical security of some of our computer hardware. We believe that their security procedures are adequate. For example, when you visit the Byer Site, you access servers that are kept in a secure physical environment, behind a locked cage and an electronic firewall.
Despite best efforts, no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is perfectly secure. We cannot guarantee absolute security. However, if Byer California learns of a security breach, we will notify affected users so that they can take appropriate protective steps. Our breach notification procedures are consistent with our obligations under various state and federal laws and regulations, as well as any industry rules or standards that we adhere to. Notification procedures include providing email notices or posting a notice on our website if a breach occurs.
4. OPT OUT/CORRECTIONS
Upon your request, we will (a) correct or update your personal information; (b) stop sending emails to your email address; and/or (c) disable your account to prevent any future purchases through that account. As noted above in Section 2.b., you cannot opt out of receiving emails related to your orders because we have to communicate with you about orders that you choose to place.
5. UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION