BRISTELL Privacy Policy

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Welcome to the Internet sites of BRISTELL USA LP. This privacy policy for the BRISTELL USA LP site located at www.bristell.com and applies to all information collected on this site. This policy may be updated at any time.

 

Effective: 10/23/12

 

We at BRISTELL USA LP are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect. This Privacy Policy is designed to answer your questions regarding our privacy policies and principles including:

  • Information covered by this Privacy Policy
  • 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
  • Questions, or send us comments, about this Privacy Policy

1. Information covered by this Privacy Policy

 

Except as specifically described below in SECTION 2 and SECTION 6, this Privacy Policy applies only to personally identifiable information collected on the Web sites where this Privacy Policy is posted and does not apply to any other information collected by BRISTELL USA LP, through any other means.

 

As used in this Privacy Policy, “BRISTELL.com” refers to BRISTELL USA LP and its subsidiary and affiliated entities, singly or together, BRISTELL USA LP (including its subsidiaries) is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “BRISTELL.com,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and “ourselves.” Individuals who purchase or use products or services of BRISTELL.com, are referred to as “visitors”. When this Privacy Policy uses the term “personally identifiable information,” we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. When other information is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also is treated as personally identifiable information for purposes of this Privacy Policy.

 

Personally identifiable information is sometimes referred to in this Privacy Policy as “personal information.” Finally, the terms of this Privacy Policy are subject to all applicable laws.

 

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.

 

Advertisements may be managed and placed on our Web sites by third parties. These companies are called “network advertisers.” Network advertisers who place advertisements on our Web sites may use cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our Web sites and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Finally, please keep in mind that if you click on an advertisement on one of our Web sites and link to a third party’s Web site, then our Privacy Policy will not apply to your personally identifiable information collected on that third party’s Web site and you must read the privacy policy posted on that site to see how your personally identifiable information will be handled.

 

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

 

Personally identifiable information collected under this Privacy Policy is shared among and used by BRISTELL.com for many purposes. For example, BRISTELL.com may use your personal information to send you promotional materials about goods and services (including special offers and promotions) either offered by BRISTELL.com, or offered by third parties. These promotional materials may be sent to you by postal mail, e-mail or other means. You may opt out of receiving these communications as provided in SECTION 4 below.

 

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.

 

In addition to using your personal information within, BRISTELL.com may share your personal information with companies that offer products and/or services under brand names or using characters or other intellectual property of BRISTELL.com. These companies are called “licensees.” For example, a company that publishes and sells books under the “BRISTELL.com” brand would be such a licensee. BRISTELL.com may also share your personal information with companies that offer products and/or services that are co-branded using brand names of BRISTELL.com. These companies are called “co-branding participants.” When BRISTELL.com shares personal information with third parties acting as licensees and co-branding participants, these licensees and co-branding participants are restricted by contract from using the personal information for any marketing or promotional purpose that is not related to a licensed or co-branded product or service. Finally, to further protect your privacy, these licensees and co-branding participants’ use of personal information shared with them under this Privacy Policy is subject to the same opt-out rights (and limitations upon those rights) that apply to use of personal information by members of BRISTELL.com, under SECTION 4 below.

 

Finally, BRISTELL.com may take your personally identifiable information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). Given the nature of this information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy upon the right of Bristell.com? to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and BRISTELL.com may use and/or share with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information in any way.

 

Companies that Facilitate Communications and Transactions with You: Sometimes BRISTELL.com hires companies to help provide products or services, like a shipping company that delivers a package or a company that helps fulfill prizes for a sweepstakes. In those instances, there is a need to share your information with these companies. Sometimes BRISTELL.com also works with other companies who help either gather your information or communicate with you, such as a company that helps to provide customer service. Your opt-out choices under SECTION 4 below will not apply to sharing by BRISTELL.com of your personal information with any of these companies. Nonetheless, except as separately permitted by other provisions of this Privacy Policy, these companies are allowed to gather, receive, and use your information only for the purposes described in this paragraph or to facilitate compliance with laws.

 

Companies That You Previously Authorized to Obtain Your Information: In certain circumstances, your dealings with a third party may have authorized that third party to obtain your personal information from BRISTELL.com and to use that information in accordance with the third party’s own privacy practices and policies. For example, in using an online shopping service (such as the shopping services offered by Internet portals that refer the portal’s users to third-party merchants), you may have authorized that shopping service to obtain from the service’s participating third-party merchants (including BRISTELL.com,) information about your purchases conducted through the shopping service. In such circumstances, your opt-out elections under SECTION 4 below will not apply to sharing of your personal information by BRISTELL.com. Nonetheless, BRISTELL.com will provide such companies only the information that you authorized (except as separately permitted under other provisions of this Privacy Policy). In the example given above, the shopping service would be provided only information concerning purchases you made from BRISTELL.com, through that shopping service, and would not be provided any other information concerning you, unless any additional sharing of your personal information were separately permitted under another provision of this Privacy Policy.

 

Purchase or Sale of Businesses: From time to time, we may purchase a business or sell one or more of our businesses (or portions thereof) and your personally identifiable information may be transferred as a part of the purchase or sale. In the event that we purchase a business, the personally identifiable information received with that business would be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy, if it is practicable and permissible to do so. In the event that we sell a business, we will include provisions in the selling contract requiring the purchaser to treat your personally identifiable information in the same manner required by this Privacy Policy (including any amendments to this Privacy Policy). In light of this protection, your opt-out choices under SECTION 4 will not affect our right to transfer your information to a purchaser in these circumstances. The provisions of this paragraph will also apply in the event that one or more businesses of any other member of BRISTELL.com are sold and personal information subject to this Privacy Policy is transferred to a purchaser of those businesses.

 

Disclosures to Comply With Laws and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Web Sites, BRISTELL.com, and Others: Regardless of any opt-out choices that you make under SECTION 4, BRISTELL.com, will disclose personal information when it believes in good faith that such disclosures (a) facilitate compliance with laws, including, for example, compliance with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Use; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Web sites, BRISTELL.com, , and/or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to BRISTELL.com, or third parties.

 

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.

 

6. Questions, or send us comments, about this Privacy Policy?

 

Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy should be sent to BRISTELL.com via email or postal mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BRISTELL USA LP

 

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.