Modified Date: June 13, 2019
Collection and Use of Information
AKDY or a third-party service provider acting on our behalf (“Service Provider”), may collect and use information from and about you as described below.
We collect information from and about you and your transactions and other interactions with us. This may include when you use the Services, create an online account with us, make a purchase, sign up for our catalogue, newsletters or email lists, participate in sweepstakes, contests or other promotions, participate in a product review, survey, or other similar programs, send a gift or virtual gift card to a person, or otherwise contact us. The personal information we collect may include your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, credit card number, birthday, gender and income.
We use information from and about you: (1) to fulfill orders, provide services and communicate with you; (2) to improve your shopping experience; (3) to respond to your inquiries; (4) to make promotional and marketing offers to you, and help us target specific products and services to you; and (5) to help us develop and improve our Site and Stores and tailor our Site and Stores to your interests.
Additionally, we may combine your personal information with personal and non-personally identifiable information we receive from and about you from other online and offline sources.
How and why we collect information
Technologies used: We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and provide a better web experience. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and gather Online Information. We use web beacons (a.k.a. clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags) to personalize your experience of the Service and to generate information about Service traffic and trends. Web beacons collect Online Information, such as the type of browser that you use and your IP address. Web beacons may be used alone or in conjunction with cookies; when web beacons are used with cookies, they may link Online Information to other Personal Information that you have provided to us. Web beacons usually are not visible to you. This information helps us customize your website experience and make our marketing messages more relevant. It also allows us to provide features such as storage of items in your cart between visits. This includes our content presented on other websites or mobile applications. In order to provide the best customer experience possible, we also use this information for reporting and analysis purposes, such as how you are shopping our website, performance of our marketing efforts, and your response to those marketing efforts.
User Experience Information: In order to improve customer online shopping experience, help with fraud identification, and to assist our customer care representatives in resolving issues customers may experience in completing online purchases, we use tools to monitor certain user experience information, including, but not limited to, login information, IP address, data regarding pages visited, specific actions taken on pages visited (e.g., information entered during checkout process), and browser information.
Information from Other Sources: We may also obtain information from companies that can enhance our existing customer information to improve the accuracy and add to the information we have about our customers (e.g., adding address information). This may improve our ability to contact you and improve the relevancy of our marketing by providing better product recommendations or special offers that we think will interest you.
Mobile Privacy: If you use the Service through your mobile device, we may collect your geo-location information to assist us in fulfilling your order. We will not share this information with third parties and will only use this information for the sole purpose of fulfilling your order. You may at any time prevent the Service from using your location by turning this option off at the device level.
If you have questions about location and notification privacy, please contact your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We may share your information with our Service Providers that provide internal business, professional or technical support functions for AKDY.
AKDY may share your personal information if such action is required for us to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or any administrative or investigative request from a law-enforcement agency. In addition, we may share your personal information if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to address any unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of a customer or of the general public.
If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your personal information with certain affiliates and other third parties for their marketing purposes.
AKDY reserves the right to transfer personal information in the event it sells or transfers all or a portion of its business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation). Should such a sale or transfer occur, AKDY will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use the personal information in a manner that is consistent with AKDY's privacy policies.
We have taken certain physical, administrative and technical steps to safeguard the personal information we collect from and about our customers and Site visitors. For example, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee our security measures.
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