Information we collect about you
We may collect and store any personal information that can identify you (“personal information”) you enter (such as setting up a user account and password or wish list), provide us by phone, via email or in another manner; transactional data, geographic location for sales tax purposes, as well as other information that does not identify you. That information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries.
OUR SECURITY MEASURES:
The security of your information is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized use, disclosure, and loss. Encryption technology, including current industry-standard encryption protocols, is used to protect personal information in certain areas of our websites and ERP, during transmission across the Internet. We use a PCI-compliant payment service provider over a secured network.
INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES:
We may also at times obtain personal and non-personal information about you from other business partners, contractors, and other third parties and combine with our account information or other collected information we have collected. Examples include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, taxing locale, and demographics.
INFORMATION ABOUT OTHERS:
You may provide us personal information about other people that we collect and store. If sending others (family, friends, relatives, associates) a product as a gift through our services, information or messages via our services that may interest them, we may store your and their personal information.
COLLECTING INFORMATION VIA COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES:
We personalize your shopping experience by using your purchases and shopping behaviors to shape our recommendations about the merchandise that might be of interest to you. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of our Internet Store. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer or device and about your interaction with our services.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY FROM YOUR BROWSER WHEN USING OUR SERVICES:
Your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and information such as the content of any undeleted “cookies” that your browser previously accepted from and the referring website address.
Web beacons and other standard similar technologies may be used, to track your use of our online services and in our e-mail messages or newsletters to determine interest by message open and click rates, The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer users of our online Services to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming, or other activities. To prevent web beacons, you can use ad blocking tools. To prevent web beacons in emails, your mail program can be set so that no HTML is displayed in messages.
BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, REVIEWS:
Xmastwinklestar’s also may offer publicly-accessible blogs, reviews, participate in social media or forums. Any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected and used by others who access them. To request removal of your information from blogs, customer reviews, social media pages managed by Xmastwinklestar’s, or forums, please contact us with specifics at [email protected]. Please note that in some cases we may be unable to remove your information.
How we use the information we collect
We may need the information that we collect about you to: deliver the products and services that you have requested; manage your account; provide you with customer support; perform research/analysis about your use/interest in, our products, services, or content, those by others; communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone, and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our Affiliates, or other third parties; develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Services and on other sites; verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests; enforce our Conditions of Use and other terms and conditions; manage our business; and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
We may use the billing and shipping addresses of our customers to send them our printed catalog or other communications. We may share this information with other interested parties from whom we think you may want to receive information about merchandise for your own use or for gift giving. If you do not want this information to be shared, please email us at: [email protected] – be sure to include your name and address with the comment “Do not rent my name”, and we will honor your request.