Effective Date:May 30th 2006
What Types of Information Does Akron Novelty Collect From Me?
Personal Information. We collect Personal Information from you. As explained above, Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address. We may take for payment your credit card information but we do not store this information..
Non-Personal Information. We also collect "non-personal" information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your IP Address. This information ("Non-Personal Information") cannot be easily used to personally identify you.
How and When Does Akron Novelty Collect This Information?
Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a product sold through us, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we will collect your email address.
Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Web Site or the Akron Novelty Services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.
How Does Akron Novelty Use My Information?
Personal Information. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Akron Novelty Services and the Web Site, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support.
Non-Personal Information. We use non-personal information to track your use of the Web Site and the Akron Novelty Services and for other internal purposes, particularly providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Akron Novelty Services and the Web Site.
When Will Akron Novelty Disclose My Information to Third Parties?
Generally speaking, we do not intentionally disclose your information to third parties without your consent. However we reserve the right to do so because it is necessary to the operation and continued growth of our business or to protect the rights of others. These instances are discussed below:
Disclosure to Successors. We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Akron Novelty goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or by a notice on our Web Site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to protect or enforce our rights, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order).
Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not "opt out" of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.
What About Cookies?
Does Akron Novelty Protect My Personal Information?
Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Akron Novelty Web Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Web Site. This information is not stored and they will not be on any mailing list until they to buy something from our store.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number and/or social security number on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Can I "Opt Out" From Receiving Communications From Akron Novelty?
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by logging into your account and changing your status to Opt Out.