Boyds respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web Site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This policy applies solely to activity at and information collected by Boyd’s Web Site.
This policy describes rights retained by Boyds in regard to Content (‘Rights Information’) and covers how Boyds treats personal information that we collect and receive, including that related to your past use of our products and services (‘Privacy Information’). Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Boyds does not own or control, or to people that Boyds does not employ or manage. In addition, certain associated companies have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by at their individual web sites.
Further, this policy describes specific rights retained by Boyds in its intellectual property contained within this site.
In order to improve our business, Boyds may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our corporate family may merge with or be acquired by another company. If such a transaction occurs, we transfer some or all of your information as part of the transaction in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice, through our Web Site, of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.
We may also release information when we believe it is necessary and appropriate to comply with applicable laws or to protect the rights, property or safety of Boyds, our employees, customers, Web Site visitors, or others.
3. GENERAL USER INFORMATION COLLECTION
We collect information and use it to keep you informed about Boyds, and to make your visit to our site as useful and informative as possible. We may also use your information for some of the following purposes:
To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
To quickly process your transactions.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
We are committed to safeguarding all personally identifiable information we obtain about site visitors, whether internal or external. The only personally identifiable information we collect via electronic mail, or our web site, including site(s) currently being maintained by trusted third-party providers, is (1), that which is voluntarily provided by our visitors, and (2), that which is generally found within the user’s browser, for purposes of identification.
4. TYPES OF USER INFORMATION COLLECTED
Boyds does not market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child to divulge personal information.
a) Personal Information
To process customer product orders, we request and collect personal information including name, date of birth, shipping address, billing address, and credit card data. This information is used solely for processing customer product orders and is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
b) Non-Personal Information
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, our Web Site may automatically recognize the domain name of the Web Site, or the advertisement, which you clicked through to reach our site, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web Site. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
5. INFORMATION PURPOSE AND DISSEMINATION
Tracking information is collected and analyzed so that we may improve our service offerings to our users. This tracking information is kept confidential. We may share personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when one or more of the following conditions apply:
- We have your consent to share information;
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
- We need to send the information to companies who work on our behalf to provide a product or service to you. Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us;
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or We find it necessary to protect and defend our legal rights or property.
In addition, in the event of a transfer of ownership of Boyds such as acquisition by or merger with another company, we will provide notice before any personally identifying information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy code.
7. SPECIFIC INFORMATION USAGE
Registered users or subscribers may receive additional announcements from us about products, services, special deals, or company news. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we allow you to opt into, and out of, these types of communications at any time.
The information we collect may be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history. We will not supplement information collected at our Web Site with data from other sources.
We may share data with the following third parties to fulfill customer orders, including shipping companies and credit card companies.
8. PROTECTION OF USER INFORMATION
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. For example, your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.
9. USE OF ANALYTICS
We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of the Service. We may also employ other analytics tools to collect and assess information about use of the Service.
Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.
If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser.
For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics:
Google Analytics Terms of Service
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
10. PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If problems arise, users may contact Boyds by contacting us by any of the means found at the bottom of this policy. We are committed to resolving disputes within a reasonable time frame.
11. INFORMATION SECURITY
We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.
12. REVIEWING, UPDATING OF REMOVING YOUR INFORMATION
Users may access their own personal information and contact us about inaccuracies they may find.
13. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
14. CONTACT INFO
Boyds may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.