What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?
We collect and store information that you provide on or through the Web Site and that you provide to our Customer Service Department in connection with your access and use of the Web Site. Though you may use portions of the Web Site without providing any Personal Information, in order to take advantage of the full capabilities of the Web Site, you will be required to provide certain Personal Information. For example, you must provide Personal Information in order to place an order or to register for an account on or through the Web Site. The Personal Information we collect in connection with taking your order or registering your account may include: your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; short message service, text message or other wireless device address; instant messaging address; demographic information; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.
In addition, you may provide certain Personal Information about third parties on or through the Web Site. For example, you must provide us with Personal Information about a third party when you request that we ship an order to a third party or request that we send your information to a third party. The information collected regarding a third party may include that third party's name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, physical address, and other similar information.
Aggregate and Automatically Collected Information:We may collect and store certain other non-personally identifiable information automatically whenever you interact with the Web Site. For example, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser information and reference site domain name when you visit the Web Site.
In addition, some of our e-mail communications to you may include a “click-through URL” linked to a particular page on the Web Site. By clicking on one of the URLs, you will automatically enter our Web Site and we may collect information related to the “click-through”. You may avoid having this information collected by not clicking on URL links in our e-mail communications.
How is Information Used and Disclosed?
Personal Information collected on or through this Web Site is used to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations and to provide customer service. If you sign up to our e-mail list or otherwise opt-in to receive promotional communications in connection with this Web Site, we may also use the Personal Information you provide to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features and to send you other promotional communications. You may manage your preferences as described below.
If you request us to ship products to a third party and we are able to determine the information you provided pertains to a third party, we will use the Personal Information you provide regarding that third party only to process and ship the product to that third party and to confirm shipment. In addition, we may retain that Personal Information as reasonably necessary to appropriately document our business activities and for archival and record retention purposes.
Aggregate and Automatically collected Information:
Automatically collected information is used to analyze and improve this Web Site, gauge the effectiveness of our email communications and your level of interest in particular areas and to provide our customers with a fulfilling shopping experience.
We may on occasion combine information we received through this Web Site with information obtained from other sources and outside records to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, types of products purchased, pages you access most frequently or search terms you enter. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. For example, the number of people who visit our Web Site who are 25 years of age is aggregate information that does not personally identify a specific user.
With Whom is Information Shared?
We may share Personal Information you provide to us with certain third parties that perform services on our behalf. The services provided by those third parties may include operating this Web Site, hosting this Web Site, providing the products and services you request through this Web Site, authorization and processing of your payments, product fulfillment, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web Site evaluation, data analysis, analysis of information for marketing purposes including Interest-Based Advertising, and, where applicable, data cleansing. Those third parties are not authorized to use or disclose Personal Information you provide to us or through this Web Site for any purpose other than to perform the services designated by us.
Children and Privacy
This Web Site is a general audience web site and is not intended for use by children. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 (18 in the state of Maine) without prior verifiable parental consent when legally required. If you are under the age of 13 you should not provide any Personal Information to us and you should use this Web Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and suspect he/she has provided Personal Information on or through this Web Site, please contact us as set forth below. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 13 and has registered without the legally required prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files.
What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?
The security of your information is important to us. The Web Site employs various technical and security measures designed to help protect the Personal Information we collect about you. We have instituted security procedures and measures to protect our servers and networks that store Personal Information. John Varvatos will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Web Site. However, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure due to the inherent nature of the Internet, and we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of John Varvatos to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, John Varvatos cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.
In order to help protect Personal Information you provide to us, you should (i) not share your password or account information with others, (ii) use a secure web browser, and (iii) change your password frequently. If you wish to cancel a password, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of a password, please contact us as set forth below.
How Can I Access, Correct and Update Personal Information?
You may review the Personal Information that is stored in your user account on this Web Site by contacting us at John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc., Attn: Webmaster, 26 West 17th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011. We will send you a copy of the Personal Information we have on file in your user account (if any). You may provide us new or updated information at any time. We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.
You may also access, correct and update certain Personal Information that you have provided to us by clicking on the “Manage Your Account” feature of the Web Site and following the instruction set forth therein or by contacting us with your request as set forth below.
Can I Indicate Whether or Not I Want to Receive Promotional Communications?
There are several ways in which you can tell us whether or not you want to receive promotional communications from us or "opt-out" of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Web Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to: (1) receive correspondence from us, or (2) have your Personal Information shared with other entities for their marketing purposes. When you set-up an account or click on the “Manage Your Account” area of the Web Site, you will have an opportunity to make or change your selections in this regard. We may share your Personal Information with other entities affiliated with or related to John Varvatos for their own marketing purposes without your permission.
If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from John Varvatos (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by clicking on an opt-out link within any e-mail you may receive from us). You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
You may opt-out of John Varvatos' promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within any e-mail you may receive from us.
Please note that even though you may opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, and communications with us. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other entities for marketing purposes will only apply as of the date of your request, and we will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from entities that received your Personal Information prior to such request. In these cases, you will need to contact that entity directly. To opt out of Interest-Based Advertising (described above), you may click on either of the following links:
Surveys, Contests, and Sweepstakes
We may collect Personal Information from users of our Web Site, for example, through such user activities and completion of any online forms on our Web Site. Such information is collected, for example, when users register or subscribe for features on our Web Site, enter sweepstakes and contests, complete surveys, submits a comment or question to us using a "contact us" or similar feature on our Web Site, sends us an e-mail, or in any other way submits Personal Information to us via our Web Site. In the event we conduct surveys or run a contest or sweepstakes, a set of rules or terms governing the survey, contest or sweepstakes will be provided. The rules or terms for each survey, contest or sweepstakes will specify how the information gathered from you in connection with the survey, contest or sweepstakes will be used and disclosed and otherwise govern your participation in the survey, contest or sweepstakes. Please read such rules carefully before participating in or entering any survey, contest or sweepstakes relating to this Web Site.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Web Site?