What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
* To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
* To quickly process your transactions.
* To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
* To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular malware scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use 'cookies'?
• Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled, you will still be able to place orders, but the site may not be as efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Third party links
We do include third-party links from time to time to other organizations.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
* By emailing us
* By calling us
* By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
* We will notify you via email within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
* Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
* Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
* Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
* Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
* Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
* Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
* Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
* Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
* Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
* Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) legislation that will be enforceable from May 25, 2018, replacing the aging Data Protection Act (DPA). It is designed to both strengthen and harmonize data protection across EU member states, and ensure organizations treat the personal data of individuals—supporters, customers, donors and constituents—with more respect and ultimately strengthen trust between organizations and individuals.
To be in accordance with GDPR, we agree to the following:
* Right of Access: the right to obtain confirmation from the organization whether it is processing personal data and information about that processing.
* Right to Rectification: the right to request the organization to rectify inaccurate personal data.
* Right to Object: the right to object to processing based on either public interests or legitimate interests. The organization must cease processing unless the organization demonstrates compelling grounds for continuing the processing or that the processing is necessary relating to the organization’s legal rights.
* Right to Object to Direct Marketing
* Right Not to be Subject to Automated Processing: the right not to be subject to a decision that significantly affects him, which is based solely on automated processing, unless (a) it is necessary for performance of a contract (with appropriate safeguards); (b) it is authorized by law; or (c) explicit consent (with appropriate safeguards).
* Right to be Forgotten: the right to have the controller erase personal data without undue delay. Such right is contingent on the occurrence of one of the following: (a) the data is no longer necessary; (b) the data subject withdraws consent (and consent is the legal basis for processing); (c) organization has no overriding grounds for continuing the processing against the objection; (d) processing was unlawful; (e) erasure is necessary for compliance with EU law; or (f) the data was collected for the offer of information society services to a child.
* Right to Restrict Processing: the right to have the organization limit processing if: (a) accuracy of the data is contested; (b) processing is unlawful (an alternative to erasure); (c) the organization no longer needs the data for its original purpose, but needs it for legal purposes; or (d) erasure is pending.
* Right of Data Portability: the right to receive from the organization a copy of your data in a commonly used machine-readable format for transfer to another organization.
* Right to Object to Processing for Scientific, Historical or Statistical Purposes: this right can only be countered if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for public interests.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email Cheryl Gardner and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
University of Northwestern, St. Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue North | St. Paul, MN 55113-1598