SAFE AND SECURE SHOPPING
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES Squash Blossom Boutique GATHER ABOUT CUSTOMERS?
Information we, our service providers and other third-parties, collect from you will vary, depending on how you use the Services and information you may choose to provide to us (whether through email, phone, internet or otherwise).
Automatic Collection of Information:
Like many websites on the Internet, we automatically track certain information about you as you visit and use our Services to help us better understand how (i) to improve and modify the Services, (ii) the Services are used and experienced, and (iii) we can enhance your or others overall experience on one or more of the Services, including providing advertising and other information that is relevant to you. This tracked or automatically gathered information may include, among other things, your computer’s IP address (Internet Protocol address), browser type, the URLs and pages on the Services you’ve visited, sections of or content on pages on the Services on which you click or in which you are interested, the number of times you visit each page on the Services, what downloads and/or search queries you have made, and how long you spent on particular sections of the Services and on the Services generally. This automatically gathered data includes information provided through the use of “cookies”, local storage, e-tags, log files and “clear GIFs” (described in more detail below). We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Information from Cookies:
When you visit our Services, we may send a small file to your computer (a “cookie”) which is stored there so that we can recognize your computer as a unique machine the next time you visit the Services, and which also enables us to, among other things, to tailor the Services to your and other users’ needs. You are always free to decline any cookies we use if your Internet browser permits. However, please note that by declining cookies, certain functionalities of the Services will not be available to you, including that you will not be able to establish a shopping cart session or make a purchase online through the Services. Additionally, some of our third-party service providers working on our behalf may also utilize their own cookies.
Information from Clear GIFs:
Also, we and our third-party service providers sometimes use “clear GIFs” in connection with cookies and other website functions and emails. Clear GIFs perform administrative functions (but without detracting from your online experience), including being used to perform statistical and administrative tasks such as measuring traffic on the Services and its Web pages, verifying advertising avenues and positioning images on the web, and allowing us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and email marketing campaigns by letting us know which marketing emails have been opened by you or other recipients. However, please note that clear GIFs do not collect Personal Information.
Information from e-tags and scripts:
We and our third-party service providers use e-tags in analyzing trends, administering the Website, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis. Also, our third party partner may use technologies such as tags to gather information about your activities on this Website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Use of local storage:
We use local storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. Additionally, third-parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Website or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity also use HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. To manage Flash cookies, please click here.
HOW DOES Squash Blossom Boutique USE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION?
We use your contact information for the following purposes only, which are further described in detail below, as applicable:
Process, fulfillment, and delivery of orders, returns, etc.;
Communication regarding customer support;
Communication regarding products, promotions and events that might be of special interest to you;
Fraud protection; and
Comply with applicable legal requirements, industry standards and our policies.
Registration Information: The Personal Information you provide when you become a registered user of and create an account on one of the Services is used primarily to provide the information, features, products and/or services you purchase or request, to help us customize or enhance your or others’ online experience, and to increase the convenience of accessing new or existing tools, products and services on the Services. If applicable, this Personal Information may also be shared among the Services to make use of the Services more convenient by, for example, limiting the number of times you have to register with us. Your email address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and together with your password, is designed to help us prevent unauthorized access to information you choose to store on the Services. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (e.g., your age, ZIP code, or the like) may be used to help us offer tailored content, products, and services that we believe will be of interest to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate or other protected forms or under confidentiality terms, with our current and/or future service providers so that either they or us can present and deliver products, functionality and services to you more effectively.
Promotions and Marketing:
Unless you specify that you would prefer not to hear from us, if you provide your email address to us (whether on the Services or on a third party website) for promotional or other purposes at the time of registration or otherwise, we may use this to contact you for promotional or other purposes. You may have these communications terminated and opt out at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in any promotional email or contacting us at [email protected]. If applicable, please be aware that opting out on one of our Services, does not opt you out from any of our other Services unless that option is specifically provided. Please note that despite unsubscribing from such communications, Squash Blossom Boutique may still contact you in relation to your order(s), purchase(s) or any issues relating any business you conduct with Squash Blossom Boutique. Please note that in certain instances, your name and/or email address may have been provided to us through our friend referral program. In this case, we may contact you via a one-time email. We store this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and other internal purposes, including but not limited to tracking the success of our referral program. You may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove your information from our database.
We may use other companies and individuals to (1) perform supporting functions for the various tools, functionality, information, products and services offered on or through our Services on our behalf, (2) perform or support various tasks or initiatives instrumental to the business of, or related to operating or improving, the Services or (3) assist us in testing, maintaining or improving the features, content or effectiveness of the Services or in performing research or development. These service providers (for example, credit card processing companies to bill you for goods purchased on the Services, email service providers to send out emails on our behalf, etc.) may be permitted to receive and use information collected from you or for internal purposes on an aggregated and/or anonymous basis (where you cannot be personally identified), but will not be authorized by us to use Personal Information for any other purpose other than in connection with performing the support functions for Squash Blossom Boutique or such other tasks, initiatives or assistance for Squash Blossom Boutique.
Protection of Rights:
We may release Personal Information or other information we collect from you if we believe that such action is appropriate to: (1) comply with legal requests and processes; (2) enforce the Terms for the applicable Services; (3) identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities who are or we believe have caused or might cause injury to us or a third party; (4) defend or respond to claims brought or threatened against Squash Blossom Boutique, its employees, directors, suppliers or service providers, users of the Services or others; or (5) otherwise protect or assert the rights, property, interests or personal safety of Squash Blossom Boutique, its employees, directors, suppliers or service providers, users of the Services or others. Any such release decisions may be made by us in our sole discretion.
Forgot Your Password?
If you forget your password for any registered area of the Services, we have an automated password recovery system, which can be accessed by following these steps:
Enter your email address
Wait for the password reset email and follow the directions provided
How does Squash Blossom Boutique Use Your Other Customer Information?
Customize our services and product offerings to suit your needs and interests;
Record purchases that you have made on our website;
Let you communicate with us through social networks and other media;
Allow you to post comments on our website, on social networks and other media;
Protect you against fraud and unauthorized transactions, including identifying potential unauthorized users and/or hackers;
Comply with applicable legal requirements, industry standards and our policies.
DOES Squash Blossom Boutique SHARE CUSTOMER INFORMATION?
Your privacy is always respected when you shop with Squash Blossom Boutique. From time to time we might establish business relationships with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy policies are consistent with ours. Your customer information is sometimes shared with such carefully selected partners in order to enhance your shopping experience. We also sometimes allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information (e.g. mouse clicks, mouse movements, scroll behavior and/or keystroke activity) during your visits in order to further enhance your shopping experience.
Notice to California Residents:
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Squash Blossom Boutique to any third parties, including (i) a list of the categories of personal information about you that Squash Blossom Boutique has disclosed to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the calendar year preceding your request, (ii) the names and addresses of such third parties, and (iii) if the nature of the third parties’ business cannot reasonably be determined from their names, examples of the products or services marketed sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties' business. To submit a request with the subject heading “CALIFORNIA PRIVACY REQUEST” to [email protected].
HOW SECURE IS MY CUSTOMER INFORMATION?
All transactions submitted to us are encrypted with 128 Bit SSL software which encrypts information you input to protect it from interception by outside parties. Squash Blossom Boutique is committed to maintaining the highest levels of security and protection against fraud. We stay up-to-date with the latest in security technologies to ensure that your Personal Information is confidential and safe. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your contact information, to the extent permitted by law, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our websites, you do so at your own risk.
HOW IS MY INFORMATION USED FOR BEHAVIORAL OR TARGETED ADVERTISING AND WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?
Squash Blossom Boutique uses its own cookies to help determine which of Squash Blossom Boutique’s ads are shown to you on other websites.
Squash Blossom Boutique also works with third-party companies that use their tracking technologies (including cookies and pixel tags) on its websites in order to provide tailored advertisements on its behalf and on behalf of other advertisers across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your activity on Squash Blossom Boutique’s sites and your interaction with Squash Blossom Boutique’s advertising and other communications and use this information to determine which ads you see on third-party websites and applications. For more information about this practice and to understand your options including how to opt out of receiving these tailored advertisements, please visit http://www.aboutads.info.
Please note that even if you opt-out, these tracking technologies may still collect data and you will still see ads, but they will not be targeted based upon the information collected through these tracking technologies.
WHAT IS “PHISHING”?
“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it is from Squash Blossom Boutique asking you for your personal information, do not respond. Squash Blossom Boutique will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through email.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us or if you have any questions about how your information is being used, please simply send a request to [email protected].
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED TO USE SQUASH BLOSSOM BOUTIQUE?
Squash Blossom Boutique does not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use Squash Blossom Boutique only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. If you are a user or non-user who interacts with Squash Blossom Boutique outside the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
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