Last Updated 12/9/11
INTRODUCTION [Special Note to California Customers]
SuBLime is committed to providing a fun, safe and secure website. We are dedicated to safeguarding all personally identifiable information collected online in accordance with this Policy and to helping our visitors learn how to exercise control over personally identifiable information while exploring the Internet.
To help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we provide this summary of the information practices of SuBLime. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of information at all web sites owned and controlled by SuBLime including, without limitation:
(collectively the "Sites"). As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time.
I. The Information We Collect
At Our Sites, we do not collect personally identifiable information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. For some activities, such as completing online polls or surveys, we may ask visitors to provide information such as first and/or last name, city or state of residence, age, gender, or a favorite title or character. For some other activities, such as entering sweepstakes or contests, participating in forums, sign-ups, chats or bulletin boards or subscribing to our magazines, web sites or e-mail newsletters or requesting us to make products, services or information available to you, we may ask visitors to provide a first and/or last name and e-mail address. For other activities, such as sending an electronic postcard, e-mail to a friend, or refer a friend, we may also ask for personally identifiable information about other people. This is usually limited to a first name and e-mail address. E-mail addresses collected to send an electronic postcard or e-mail to a friend are used only for the purpose of transmitting the requested postcard or e-mail. For some limited activities, campaigns, or offers, intended for parents and adults, we may ask a parent or adult to provide their name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, cable or satellite provider, and/or information about their interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
Visitors who order merchandise or other materials from our site will be directed prior to purchase to the web site of our outside e-commerce partner, where they will be required to provide their full name, billing and mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone number and a credit card number. If the order is being shipped to a third party, we will also need the recipient's name and mailing address may be collected by us and/or our third party e-commerce partner. On occasion, we might solicit additional voluntary information regarding shoppers' personal shopping preferences. (Please see discussion below about Third party sites).
For specific one-time requests we receive from visitors, e-mail addresses are collected and used only in connection with the specific one-time request. For example, for sweepstakes and contests, e-mail addresses are collected for the purpose of entering online sweepstakes or contests and are used to notify winners of the sweepstakes or contest by e-mail. In addition, a contest or sweepstakes participant or visitor to Our Sites may be asked to provide personally identifiable information in connection with any subscriptions, sign-ups or items purchased through Our Sites. Sweepstakes or contest winners may be required to return completed prize Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and/or similar forms by facsimile or U.S. mail within a designated time period (along with the signature of a parent or legal guardian for all minors).
When visitors come to our Sites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows 7 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., Time Warner, Comcast).
II. How We Use the Information
We generally use visitors' personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was provided, such as enabling visitors to enter our online contests or sweepstakes or to subscribe to an online newsletter or to order from our e-commerce sites. SuBLime may also use personally identifiable information provided by visitors at our sites or by shoppers at or through related e-commerce sites to send them, by e-mail or direct mail, notification of special offers, sale events, or birthday reminders. We may disclose personally identifiable information of parents or adults to selected third-party companies that want to contact you in connection with other initiatives or marketing products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of these companies or other third parties.
Individual California residents may specifically request information about our disclosures, if any, of certain categories of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us either by email at the email address or mailing address set forth above. Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personally identifiable information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified above.
When visitors submit personally-identifiable information about other individuals through our Site, we use that information [only] for the purpose for which it was provided, such as sending them electronic postcards or e-mail or shipping gifts purchased on or through our e-commerce sites.
Other than such information relating to the Winners, we do not keep any personally identifiable information we obtain through a contest or sweepstakes after we have successfully selected a winner(s), awarded the prize(s), and administered the contest or sweepstakes. We only use the e-mail addresses of subscribers to e-mail newsletters to send them the requested newsletter(s). Each newsletter also includes instructions for subscription removal via return e-mail.
Sometimes, we use agents, licensees or contractors to provide services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes, sending prizes to winners, shipping or handling customer orders made on or through our e-commerce sites. In these cases, we require the agent, licensee or contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of Our Sites, and to improve our visitors' experience on Our Sites. We also may aggregate this information for marketing analysis, surveys, service evaluation, planning and/or to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where we advise users or the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, we reserve the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such survey, provided that no personally identifiable information for that user is disclosed.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information about children under 13 in ways that are materially different from the ones described above without also providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses.
III. Cookies, Web Beacons and Opt-Outs
Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on a web page to track or monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
Users may receive site notifications, newsletters or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an opt-out list will include directions for how a user may remove him or herself from the list or a URL where the user may find such directions.
In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use Our Sites to send electronic mail to another user or email list. In such cases, a userÕs valid email address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may opt-out of such a display, but may choose to refrain from using said Service to transmit an email message.
In cases where users voluntarily and publicly disclose personally identifiable information on Our Sites, such personally identifiable information will be available to other visitors to Our Sites. An example of such a disclosure includes, but is not limited to, a userÕs disclosure of personally identifiable information as part of a message posted to a public message forum. We cannot be responsible for personally-identifiable information that you choose to post or disclose on Our Sites, and encourage you to use discretion in sharing any information on Our Sites.
IV. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Sponsors and Ad Servers
We have put in place reasonably appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We are particularly sensitive to visitors' security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. For orders placed on or through our e-commerce sites, a technology is used that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor's browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
To verify the security of your connection, check the outside corners of your browser window or the page where personally identifiable information is provided for e-commerce (such as the check-out or shopping cart pages). If you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server is secured by SSL. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your browser.
VI. Contact Us
If email: privacypolicy@
Mailing Address (Postcards only, please):
Online Manager (Privacy Issue) SuBLime
295 Bay Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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