- Types of information we collect
- Uses of the information we collect
- How to Opt-Out of communications from BRISTELL.com,
- How we safeguard your personally identifiable information
2. Types of personally identifiable information we collect
User Provided Information: Much of the personally identifiable information we receive comes directly from visitors who are interested in obtaining various products and services from us or another member of BRISTELL.com.
Typically, this information includes the visitor’s name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We may also collect other types of information such as gender and age, which we may associate with personally identifiable information. If you purchase products or services from us, we’ll collect, for example, credit card information and order details including type of services or products. You may also provide us photographs or other video materials, which may contain personal information. We may collect personal information when you participate in activities on our Web sites, such as sweepstakes, contests, games, and informational and promotional offers, and when you provide information to our customer service representatives.
Automatic Data Collection: We automatically collect information through technology to make our sites more useful to you and for other purposes related to our business. For example, we collect your IP address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your company. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors visit various parts of our sites, and we may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information.
Our Web sites collect information through a variety of technical methods, including cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Web site. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites. Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf.
We may use the information collected through these technical methods for many purposes, including delivering content, tracking and enhancing our visitors’ experience. We also may use technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our Web sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Web sites, and third party Web sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit other Web sites. In HTML e-mails that we send our visitors, we may use technical methods for a number of purposes, including: to determine whether our visitors have opened or forwarded those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails, to customize the display of banner advertisements and other messages after the e-mail is closed, and to determine whether a guest has made an inquiry or purchase in response to a particular e-mail. These technical methods may enable us to collect and use information in a form that is personally identifiable.
3. Uses of the information we collect
As described in detail below, BRISTELL.com may use your personally identifiable information in many ways, including sending you promotional materials, and sharing your information with third parties so that these third parties can send you promotional materials. (By “promotional materials,” we mean communications that directly promote the use of Web sites, or the purchase of products or services.) As outlined below in SECTION 4, you may “opt out” of certain uses of your personal information.
General Provisions for Sharing and Use by BRISTELL.com Licensees and Co-Branding Participants
Please keep in mind, however, that when you purchase or request products or services (or information about products or services) from a particular member of BRISTELL.com, promotional materials about goods and services offered by another member of BRISTELL.com, and/or by a third party may accompany delivery of the product, service or information that you have requested. We refer to sending you promotional materials in these circumstances as “Fulfillment Uses” of your personal information. Because these promotional materials accompany products, services or information that you have requested, your opt-outs for Individual BRISTELL.com Companies, BRISTELL.com, and Third Parties under SECTION 4 below will not apply to any of these Fulfillment Uses.
BRISTELL.com may also use your personal information for many purposes other than sending you promotional materials. (We refer to all of these types of uses of your personal information that do not involve the sending of promotional materials as “Operational Uses.”) For example, we may use your information to complete transactions requested by you (such as your purchase of a product or service offered on our Web sites), or to send you administrative communications either about your account with us or about features of our Web sites. Because these uses of your personal information do not involve sending you promotional materials, your opt-outs under SECTION 4 below will not apply to any of these Operational Uses.
4. How to opt-out of communications from BRISTELL.com
From time to time BRISTELL.com will issue promotional materials. You may opt-out from receiving further materials by clicking on the opt-out function at the bottom of the email. Reality Check Program uses which guarantees the permanent removal of your email address from its mailing lists. Please keep in mind that any opt-out choices you make will not apply in situations where (a) you either have made, simultaneously make, or later make a specific request for information from a member of BRISTELL.com, , (b) BRISTELL.com, uses your personal information for either “Operational Uses” or “Fulfillment Uses” (as described above in A3), (c) you either have engaged, simultaneously engage, or later engage in either Non-Registered Transactions or Sponsored Activities (as described above in A3), or (d) BRISTELL.com, shares your personal information under the provisions of A3 above with respect to “Companies That Facilitate Communications and Transactions With You,” “Companies That You Previously Authorized to Obtain Your Information,” “Purchase or Sale of Businesses,” or “Disclosures to Comply with Laws and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Web Sites, BRISTELL.com?, and Others.” Also, any opt-out choices you make will not apply to personal information that you provide about other persons, but these other persons will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional materials.
Finally, please keep in mind that, if you have not consistently used the same postal and email addresses on our Web sites, or if you have used a general change of address process (such as the change of address process offered by the U.S. Post Office) after providing address information on our Web sites, systems maintained by members of BRISTELL.com, may have varying contact information for you. Accordingly, it may not always be possible to match your new opt-out choices with your personal information that you previously have provided.
5. How we safeguard your personally identifiable information
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Security Metrics (www.securitymetrics.com) has found LL Research & Consulting, Inc (BRISTELL.com) to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), endorsed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB card brands. Security Metrics recognizes LL Research & Consulting, Inc (BRISTELL.com) for its efforts to reduce credit card theft and fraud. By achieving PCI certification, LL Research & Consulting, Inc (BRISTELL.com) is maintaining rigorous data security standards to ensure that its customer’s credit card information remains safe and secure.
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Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above e-mail and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.