Website Privacy Statement
This document was last updated on January 5, 2010
1. Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms
This Privacy Statement sets forth the current privacy practices of Cooper Spirits International, Inc. d/b/a St. Germain, and its affiliates, including Maison 6ème Arr. (collectively “CSI”) with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our websites, including www.stgermain.fr and www.stgermaincollection.com (collectively the “Site”). By accessing the Site you acknowledge and fully understand this Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use the Site.
2. People Under Age 21
The Site is intended for adults age 21 and older. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 21 on the Site. In the event CSI learns that we have unknowingly collected any personal information from anyone under the age of 21, we will immediately delete the person’s personal information from our records. If you are not 21 years of age or older you are not authorized to use the Site, please stop any use immediately.
3. Information We Collect
a. Personal User Information
When using the Site, you may be asked to provide various types of personally identifiable information to enhance your experience on the Site and with us. For example, when you purchase a product from our Site or sign up to receive notices, promotions or special offers, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, street address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address, age, and gender. If you send a gift to another person, we collect that person’s full name and shipping address. Our purpose in gathering this personal information is so that we can fulfill a transaction, send you requested information about our products or company, or otherwise address your specific requests or needs. Please note that payment for products purchased from www.stgermaincollection.com is processed via PayPal™. CSI does not control the policies or practices of third parties, such as PayPal, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of any website before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction.
b. Other Information We Collect
From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses,” which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. We may also group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.
c. Our Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may use or disclose personal information collected from you in the following ways:
to complete your purchase transactions; to respond to your requests and to provide the services you request; to send you offerings or communications through e-mail and direct mail; to contact you about the status of your orders; to enable our third party operational service providers to perform certain services on our behalf for your benefit;
to identify your product and service preferences, so that you can be informed of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you that are offered by us; and to improve our website, merchandise selection, customer service, and overall customer experience.
d. Other Disclosures
Additionally, in the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. Moreover, we collect, use or disclose your personal information if permitted by law or required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend us or other third parties against illegal or harmful activity.
4. Operational Service Providers
We may use operational service providers to perform certain services on our behalf, including, without limitation, hosting and maintaining the Site, fulfilling purchase orders, managing our mailing lists, storing, processing and transmitting data, creating and executing email campaigns, and providing marketing assistance, web analytics and data analysis. We may provide your personal information to these operational service providers when the information is necessary for them to perform their duties, and we request that our operational service providers protect your privacy and only use such information in connection with performing their duties.
5. Cookies and IP Address Information
Cookies may be used on this Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Site.
Additionally, we may use IP address information to count and track aggregate visits to the Site, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site.
6. Your Privacy
a. Updating or Removing Your Information
If you have signed up to receive notices or promotions, or have made a purchase from the Site, and you want to update, modify, change or remove your contact information, you may mail us at the address below or you or may send an email to us at email@example.com to update or remove your contact information.
b. Opting Out
Except as necessary for CSI to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to CSI, prospectively retained by CSI.
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future or desire that we not retain any personally identifiable information, you may mail us at the address below or you or may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us that you do not want to receive email from our company and/or no longer wish to have your information retained.
c. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Upon request via mail or e-mail, CSI will provide a Site visitor with a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by CSI regarding the visitor, which information has been voluntarily provided to CSI through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription.
The Site may contain links to other World Wide Web sites or advertisements for or placed by third parties. CSI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web sites, advertisers, or third parties, or for the content of such sites or advertisements. It is possible that these links or advertisements, themselves, may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about Site visitors. It is solely the visitors’ obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other Web sites and of these advertisers and third parties.
8. Changes to this Statement
CSI has the discretion to revise and/or update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates or revisions.
9. Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us at email@example.com and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.
10. International Users
This Site is intended for users located in the U.S. However, like almost every website, the Site is accessible around the world. By visiting the Site and providing your personal information, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information can be collected, processed and stored for the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement. We collect process and store your personal information in the United States of America. You acknowledge that your personal information may be stored on servers located outside your residential jurisdiction in jurisdictions which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. If you access the Site from outside the United States, your usage constitutes consent to the transfer of your data outside of your country and to the United States of America.
11. Security Measures
CSI has implemented appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from CSI via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, CSI is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with CSI via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact us by mail at the address listed below.
This Privacy Statement addresses CSI’s practices regarding information collected only directly through or from the Site. It does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected other than directly through or from the Site, including, without limitation, from or via telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. CSI can be contacted by mail at the address below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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