why barefoot gypsy?
- Sites covered by this privacy statement
- Types of information we collect
- Children's privacy
- How we use your information
- Who we share your information with
- Your choices
- Your privacy preferences and opting out
- Your information and third-party companies
- Access to and accuracy of your information
- Keeping your information secure
- Changes to this Statement
- Contacting us
1. Sites covered by this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to all barefootgypsy.com-owned websites and domains.
Links to non-barefoot gypsy websites
2. Types of information we collect
This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. barefoot gypsy uses personal information to understand better your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your customer relationship with barefoot gypsy. We take seriously the trust you place in us. barefoot gypsy will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.
The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, credit card information, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data.
3. Children's privacy
barefoot gypsy is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. barefoot gypsy does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and barefoot gypsy does not target its websites to children under 13.
4. How we use your information
barefoot gypsy uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a project, to communicate with you, to provide service and support, to update you on services and benefits, to personalize promotional offers and to personalize some barefoot gypsy websites. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding barefoot gypsy services. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future services.
Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide barefoot gypsy through other sources such as call centers or public events such as trade shows or seminars.
Personal data given to barefoot gypsy may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.
Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about barefoot gypsy website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.
5. Who we share your information with
barefoot gypsy will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. barefoot gypsy will not share your personal information with third parties except in responding to your requests for products or services. Your permission will be requested when you submit your information. barefoot gypsy shares customer information with barefoot gypsy partners, but only as described above in "How we use your information."
barefoot gypsy contracts with third-party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions described in "How we use your information." Suppliers and service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of barefoot gypsy and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for barefoot gypsy. These service providers may change or we may contract with additional service providers to better accommodate our customers. barefoot gypsy will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law.
barefoot gypsy or its related entities could merge with or be acquired by another business entity or some or all of their respective assets could be acquired. If such a combination or acquisition occurs, barefoot gypsy will make every reasonable effort to notify you in the event we share with the merging or acquiring entity some or all of your personal information to continue serving you.
6. Your choices
barefoot gypsy gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and barefoot gypsy marketing communications. barefoot gypsy communications may include new product information, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding delivery of barefoot gypsy communications by postal mail, e-mail and telephone. We will make every effort to honor your preferences.
7. Your privacy preferences and opting out
barefoot gypsy will not use your personal information for a different purpose than the one stated when you provided your data.
To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters, software updates, etc.) contact us immediately.
8. Your information and third-party companies
Certain barefoot gypsy services are linked with those from unrelated third-party companies, some which offer you the option to share with both barefoot gypsy and the third party personal data you provide. Examples include requesting communications from barefoot gypsy marketing or solution partners. We will not share your personal information with those third-party companies unless you make that choice.
9. Access to and accuracy of your information
barefoot gypsy strives to keep your personal information accurate. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of barefoot gypsy's websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.
The most effective way to view and change your personal information is to contact us.
10. Keeping your information secure
barefoot gypsy is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, barefoot gypsy has in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
In the event that you may pay us on line, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, barefoot gypsy subscribes to a fraud management service. This service gives you and barefoot gypsy an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud to protect your financial data.
11. Changes to this Statement
If there are updates to the terms of barefoot gypsy's Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. For material changes to this Statement, barefoot gypsy will provide notification to affected customers.
12. Contacting us
barefoot gypsy Privacy Mailbox
316 Hillcrest Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
Rev. Jan 2006
1A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, http://www.barefootgypsy.com is the URL for barefoot gypsy's home page.
2An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.