There are times when we collect information from you through our website. This occurs when you register to post comments, reviews, pictures or other content on the website.
Personal identity information collected on our website is used in several ways:
- o to provide you with information or to ask you to participate in surveys about products, services, news and events
- o to allow you to posts comments, reviews, pictures or other content on the website
- o to aggregate information in order to understand general user trends
In addition to the information we collect in the registration process required for you to post comments, reviews, pictures, newsletter registration or purchasing through the website uses various methods to collect certain other kinds of information, including: Cookies, Referrers, IP addresses, System information. None of these methods can be specifically identified with you with the exception of cookies.
A web beacon is an electronic image placed in the code of a web page. We reserve the right to use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one of our pages to another and to improve our site’s performance.
We reserve the right to use 3rd party cookies, including Flash cookies, for purposes of crediting any purchase you may make on this site to one of our affiliate marketing partners that may have referred you to us. These cookies will only be used for purposes of crediting sales to the referring affiliate and not for other purposes such as serving behavioral ads. Flash cookies are not the same as “browser cookies”. Flash cookies consist of an Adobe Flash Media Player local shared object (LSO) that is used for tracking purposes. The Adobe Flash Media Player is software that enables users to view content on their computers. Flash cookies are also accompanied by a browser cookie. If you delete the browser cookie, the Flash cookie may automatically create (or re-spawn) a replacement for the browser cookie. For more information, Google “How to delete flash cookie”.
A "referrer" is the information passed along by a web browser that references the web URL you linked from. Referrers are automatically collected by our web server and used by USPrepperGear.com to identify the websites referring traffic to our download pages and to present appropriate content to our potential customers. Referrer information is tabulated by USPrepperGear.com on an aggregated basis to identify general trends and traffic patterns. From time to time, USPrepperGear.com may enter into agreements with content partners that require USPrepperGear.com to count the number of product downloads and/or product sales stemming from referrals from a content partner website. This information is collected, used and aggregated by USPrepperGear.com to fulfill the reporting requirements of those agreements. This information may also be combined with referrer information and tabulated on an aggregated basis to identify general trends and traffic patterns. Information you provide to USPrepperGear.com, including personal information and referring URLs, is collected in our web server logs and customer database.
We will implement reasonable and appropriate security procedures consistent with prevailing industry standards to protect data from unauthorized access by physical and electronic intrusion
We utilize password protected directories and databases to safeguard your information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your Personal Information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. Despite all of these efforts to protect your information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. They are automatically collected by our web server. Any Personal Information which we may collect on this site will be stored and processed in our servers located only in the United States. By using this site, if you reside outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of Personal Information outside your country of residence to the United States.
System information we collect might include, among other things, the type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed. This information is sent automatically by your web browser when you are connected to a website and is used by USPrepperGear.com to identify broad trends and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system.
At times, we must disclose relevant information about our customers to our business partners. For example, when customers use a credit card, the customer's credit card number is submitted to the credit institution for normal, routine processing. We might also need to disclose certain information to our contractors, so that they may perform services for us. USPrepperGear.com requires such contractors and business partners to keep your information confidential. USPrepperGear.com may disclose personal information to such contractors and business partners without additional notice.
Advertisements displayed on the website might be delivered by an advertising management service. When you view advertising on a page of our website, an advertising service company might place a cookie on your computer. USPrepperGear.com does not provide any of your personal information to the advertising service without providing you an opportunity to opt out. You may disable cookies in your browser if you do not wish to receive cookies from advertising servers. We may also disclose to others the information collected by USPrepperGear.com regarding your access and use of the website, provided that it is that is de—identified and aggregated with other data.
How We Disclose Or Share Your Information; Your California Privacy Rights Personal Information. We may share or sell Personal Information to third parties for marketing or other purposes without your consent. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of their Personal Information to third parties for purposes of direct marketing. You may request further information about our compliance with California Civil Code Section 1798.83 at the following email address: admin@USPrepperGear.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per registrant each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this the address provided above.
Disclosure to Service Providers for Website Operations. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information to our trusted service providers that assist us with the operation and maintenance of this site. For example, we may use third parties to process payments, host our servers, provide security, and provide production, fulfillment, optimization, analytics, and reporting services. We will take commercially reasonable efforts to cause these third parties to agree to hold your information in confidence or to disclose information only to third parties that we believe in good faith have instituted and follow privacy and security policies that are acceptable to us. We reserve the right to provide your Personal Information to any affiliated entities we may have, including our subsidiaries. Affiliated entities are entities that we legally control (by voting rights) or that control us.
Disclosure to Successors. If we are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or if we sell this website business or a line of business from this website, we reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information to protect our rights or as required by law.
Disclosure Incident to Legal Process and Enforcement. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request (such as for example, to comply with a subpoena or court order), or (ii) to investigate or enforce violations of our rights or the security of this site.
From time to time, USPrepperGear.com may provide information and special offers to you. We will communicate with you by email and or by phone unless you tell us you do not wish to receive emails or phone calls from us.
From time to time USPrepperGear.com may share your information with partners that have products and or services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties, you may elect to restrict us from sharing that information.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance. We are committed to preserving online privacy for all of its website visitors, including children. This site is a general audience site. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect any information from, or sell to, children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her personally identifiable information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information from our active list, at your request. To request the removal of your child's information, please contact our site as provided below under "Contact Us", and be sure to include in your message the same login information that your child submitted.