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Privacy Policy

Privacy is important and we’re committed to appropriately respecting yours! That starts with being upfront with you about the personal information that we collect from you, that you provide to us, and the manner in which your personal information will be used or disclosed by us.

 

Ecommerce is a dynamic industry, is subject to rapidly evolving technology and our policies and practices may change from time to time. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) will be updated accordingly and the new Policy will be posted to the site.

 

By using our Site or services, providing us with your Personal Information, or making a purchase from our Site you agree to the collection, use, retention and disclosure practices as outlined in this Policy.

 

In this Policy, “you” or “your” shall refer to you as the reader of this Policy and the individual to which personal information may pertain. “We,” “us” or “our” shall refer to Gobi Straps.

 

It is your responsibility to check back regularly for any changes to this Policy.

 

“Personal Information” is a simple way to refer to information which uniquely identifies you. This would include, but is not limited to, your name (first, middle and last), your email address, your phone number, your location (address) and credit card information. It may also include less obvious information like your IP address, cookies that are stored on your computer to allow it and your browser to be identified, and device IDs that allow your computer or mobile device to be uniquely identified. This Policy covers the collection, use and retention of any and all personal information by Gobi Straps.

 

Please note that interaction with third party websites, vendors or services (collectively “third parties”), even on a website owned or operated by us will be governed by the privacy policies and practices of that third party and we do not take responsibility for their conduct or practices. Please carefully review the privacy policies of any third parties before accessing them or providing information to them in order to understand how they will use your personal information.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

We collect personal information in order to improve our site and products, enable a good customer experience on our website, and to bring you products and services that we think you will like – this includes working with partners to provide relevant advertising to you through the use of social media, email, online placements and through other forums.

 

The types of information that we collect includes (but is not limited to):

 

 

COOKIES, PIXELS, BEACONS AND TAGS

Many websites across the internet, including Gobi Straps, use Cookies, Pixels, Web Beacons, Tags and other technology (collectively “Tracking Technology”) to collect information on user behavior across the internet in order to understand user activity or to provide personalized experiences and serve advertisements on the website and across the internet.

 

Tracking Technology is ever evolving, and can take multiple forms, but often consist of small data files that are transferred to a user’s computer in order to be able to correlate online behavior back to that specific user or device. Tracking Technology can be persistent or session based. Session Tracking Technology often enable website functionality like signing in, adding to cart, or completing checkout and are often deleted when you close your browser or log off. Persistent Tracking Technology, as the name suggests, can track and correlate individual behavior across devices, browser and sessions of activity.

 

Gobi Straps may utilize all forms of Tracking Technology.

 

If you have disabled all cookies some functionality on GobiStraps.com such as “add to cart” may not be available to you.

 

PERSONALIZED, INTEREST BASED ADVERTISING & CUSTOM AUDIENCES

 

Interest Based Advertising generally refers to the use of Tracking Technology and other sources of identifiable information to bring tailored, personal, and relevant advertising and content to individuals on the web.

 

If you have ever shopped for an item online and later seen that same item promoted to you in ads across the web or within a social media platform that may be Tracking Technology and Interest Based Advertising at work!

 

Beyond Tracking Technology some Third Party Platforms such as Google, Facebook and others are able to use email addresses, phone numbers and other personal information provided to them to identify you on their platform and to optimize their services utilized by Gobi Straps and to serve targeted and relevant advertising to you.

 

Gobi Straps may partner with Facebook, Google or other Third Parties to share Personal Information in order to utilize Tracking Technology (including but not limited to email address and phone number) to optimize our operations and to provide you with specific content that we feel is relevant to you.

 

OPTING OUT OF TRACKING TECHNOLOGY & INTEREST BASED ADVERTISING

 

You can utilize the settings in your browser to customize the way that your browser accepts and interacts with Tracking Technology on the websites that you visit.

 

If you do limit your browser’s use of Tracking Technology it may impact your ability to use portions of our website as well as other sites across the web.

 

If you wish to opt out of Interest Based Advertising or Tracking Technology you may be able to do so directly with Facebook, Google and other platforms and vendors or you may do so more broadly via the Network Advertising Initiative at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/

 

Please note that even after opting out you will still see advertising across the internet and social media -- though it may be less relevant. You may even still see advertising from Gobi Straps.

 

DO NOT TRACK TECHNOLOGY

 

As there is not yet an agreed to and consistent industry standard in Do Not Track Technology Gobi Straps is not equipped to recognize and honor this request or setting from a browser, computer, user or device.

 

VOLUNTARY PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

 

Gobi Straps may offer functionality on our website, blog or other locations for our users and customers to provide information, comments and content. If you choose to comment, leave a review or undertake another similar action please be aware that such comment or information (including your name, email address, or other information) may be publically viewable on GobiStraps.com, the internet more broadly, and available for access by third parties.

 

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

 

Gobi Straps may partner with other companies and brands in the creation of products or the administration of cooperative promotions. At the discretion of Gobi Straps we may utilize or share your Personal Information in order to optimize our operations, notify you of and promote relevant partnership efforts to you.

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS & PLATFORMS

 

Gobi Straps utilizes Third Party Service providers to support delivery of much of our functionality and content (e.g., without limitation, ecommerce functionality, database management, payment processing, web activity analytics). For instance we, along with thousands of other brands, use Shopify to host our ecommerce website and we use vendors such as Square Inc. and Paypal to process payments. We use other vendors to support other business operations like sending email communications and managing the shipment of orders. We may provide these vendors and others with your Personal Information so that they may fulfill the service that they provide to us.

 

Some aspects of our website are integrated with Third Party Platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and others. When you interact with these Third Party Platforms or link to them from our website we may be able to collect certain information about you from them – but only to the degree that they have your authorization to provide it. Please familiarize yourself with their privacy policies and your ability to manage or limit the information they are able to provide.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW

 

Gobi Straps believes strongly in compliance with any lawful requests from government, law enforcement or private parties. We maintain the right to disclose any information in our possession about you to the government, law enforcement or private parties when we, in our sole discretion, believe that it is reasonable and appropriate. This could include, but is not limited to, situations where it is necessary to be responsive to a subpoena, to protect the rights or interests of Gobi Straps or a third party, to protect the safety of a person or the public, or when appropriate to mitigate the risk of illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity.

 

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

In connection with a partner marketing effort, partnership, joint venture, merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets or in the case of bankruptcy, Gobi Straps may sell or transfer some or all of its assets to include your Personal Information.

 

BREACH AND INFORMATION SECURITY

 

Gobi Straps makes an effort to reasonably safeguard your information, but no method of transmission and storage of information is 100% secure. We endeavor to use third party vendors that utilize industry standard technology to safeguard the information that you provide while using our site and services and while transacting with us.

 

In the event of a breach of your personal information we will make any legally required disclosure to you as required by law.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Any personal information that we have collected, or you have provided, may be transferred to, stored on, and processed by computers that are located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction and the law regulating personal information may be less protective than the laws of your jurisdiction. Please understand that if you are located outside of the United States any information that you provide will be transferred to and processed in the United States.

 

By using our site or services, providing us with your personal information, or making a purchase from our site you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure practices as outlined in this Policy and the transfer of your personal information to the United States.

 

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

 

Our website, content and any targeted promotion are not oriented towards children and Gobi Straps does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age we ask that you not use our website and/or provide us with any information.

 

If a child, under 13 years of age, has provided us with information we would request that a parent or guardian contact us at info@gobistraps.com with “PRIVACY” as the subject of their email so we can promptly remove and delete that information.

 

In the event that Gobi Straps become independently aware that a child under 13 years of age has provided us with Personal information we will promptly delete it from our files.

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS/INQUIRIES

 

If you have additional questions or other inquiries related to this Privacy Policy please send an email to info@GobiStraps.com with “PRIVACY” as the subject line.

 

 Revised 06/2017


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