At Gidget’s Getaways, we know how much you value your privacy. That’s why we have made the commitment NEVER to sell your information. Not in a million years, not for a zillion bucks. It’s just one more way we’re holding up Gidget’s Getaways’s end of the bargain.
Updated August, 2017
Your Privacy is Our Priority
Gidget’s Getaways is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of your personal information. The information below is designed to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how we use it.
Information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Gidget’s Getaways or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents conduct business and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. By using the website and providing personal information to us, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Be advised that personal information may be made available, without your knowledge, to the United States government or its agencies, or those of governments in any other country where Gidget’s Getaways or its service providers store or process personal information, under a lawful order made in that country.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, you can browse the Site without providing personal information about yourself. If you decide to provide us with your personal information, you should know that we receive and may store personal information (whether written or oral) that you provide to us through whatever means you provide such information (through the Site, email, telephone, sign-up sheets at an event etc.). Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, telephone number, home, billing or other physical address or email address and any information associated with the foregoing. In addition to your contact information, we may collect information about your purchases, billing address, shipping address, gender, occupation, marital status, birth date, anniversary, interests, phone number or other contact information, and credit card information.
Your Credit Card Information
Your credit card information will be removed from Gidget’s Getaways’s database after your transaction is complete. When you make your next purchase, you will need to supply your credit card information again since we will have no record of it in the Gidget’s Getaways database.
Use of Your Personal Information
We may use the information we collect about you to:
• Process your purchases or provide services,
• Confirm and track your orders,
• Respond to your questions or requests,
• Review your personal information for errors and accuracy,
• Prevent or detect fraud or abuse,
• Improve Gidget’s Getaways’s website, services, products, marketing and promotions, and overall customer experience,
• Identify your product and service preferences,
• Understand Gidget’s Getaways’s customers better through demographics, preferences, interests, and behavior, and
• Contact you (via email, postal mail, or phone) regarding products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
Sharing Your Information
In some circumstances, we may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers. We are very selective about the companies we choose to work with, and they take your privacy as seriously as we do.
We use trusted third-party service providers to perform critical services on Gidget’s Getaways’s behalf, including: shipping, mailing, emailing, data storage/management, payment processing, web hosting, web analytics, fulfillment, assembly, marketing, etc. These service providers only receive personal information if such information is needed to perform their function(s), and they are not authorized to use any personal information for any other purpose(s) other than the purpose(s) set forth by Gidget’s Getaways.
Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
We may disclose any information, including personal information: (1) we deem necessary, in Gidget’s Getaways’s sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (2) in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any personal or as otherwise required by law; (3) to other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection and risk reduction; and (4) to enforce any agreement we have with you.
Your personal information may be disclosed as part of any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of Gidget’s Getaways.
We may create anonymous records from personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use these records for internal purposes (such as analyzing usage patterns in order to enhance Gidget’s Getaways’s services), and we also reserve the right to use and disclose any information in such records at Gidget’s Getaways’s discretion.
We appreciate the comments, testimonials, and feedback we receive. By making such submissions to us, you assign your rights in the submissions to us, as described in the “Submissions” section of Gidget’s Getaways’s Terms and Conditions page.
Other Uses of Your Information
When you visit the Site, Gidget’s Getaways collects your IP address to, among other things, help diagnose problems with its server, administer and tune the operation of the Site, analyze trends, track traffic patterns, gather demographic information for aggregate use, and track the date and duration of each session within the Site. Your IP address may also be used in combination with your personal information to prevent fraud or abuse, customize your shopping experience, improve the Site, customer service, products, and promotional efforts, and to understand your preferences, patterns and interests.
Data Collection Devices, such as Cookies and Web Beacons.
Gidget’s Getaways collects data through cookies, web logs, web beacons (also known as pixel gifs or action tags) and other monitoring technologies to enhance your browsing and shopping experience on the Site. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activities on the Site. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users or within an email for the purpose of transferring information and are not stored on your computer.
We do not link the information we store in cookies or collect from web beacons to any personally identifiable information you submit while on Gidget’s Getaways’s site.
Third Party Personal information
If you choose to use Gidget’s Getaways’s referral service to tell a friend about Gidget’s Getaways’s site, we will ask you for your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Gidget’s Getaways stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of Gidget’s Getaways’s referral program.
We also provide you with the opportunity to share a product or your wish list with a friend. If you choose to share a product or a wish list with your friend we will ask for your friend’s email address in order to automatically send them a one-time email containing the product or your wish list. Gidget’s Getaways stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
If you wish to purchase an electronic gift card for your friend we will ask for your friend’s name and email address in order to send your friend their electronic gift card. Pearls International stores or does not store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email and tracking the redemption of said electronic gift card.
You may also provide the shipping information of a friend in order to send them Gidget’s Getaways’s products as a gift. We store this information for the purposes of shipping a product to your friend. You may update or remove this information by logging into your account and going to your saved addresses page.
Your friend may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove any of this information from Gidget’s Getaways’s database.
Customer Stories and Testimonials
We post customer stories on Gidget’s Getaways’s web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer’s consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to request the removal of your customer story you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from Gidget’s Getaways’s blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Children under 13
Gidget’s Getaways does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from Gidget’s Getaways’s systems.
Please visit the FTC’s website for tips on protecting children’s privacy online.
Accessing and Updating Your Information
If the personally identifiable information Gidget’s Getaways has gathered from you changes or you would like to access, correct, or delete such information, we will gladly provide you access to, correct, or delete (to the extent allowed by law) any personal information we have collected about you.
To request access to, a correction to, or deletion of your personal information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of Gidget’s Getaways’s Customer Care specialists at 386.767.3473. If you have registered for an account on Gidget’s Getaways’s site you may update or remove your personally identifiable information by logging into your account and going to your account management page.
We will retain your information, except credit card information, for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with Gidget’s Getaways’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce Gidget’s Getaways’s agreements.
We want to communicate with you only if you want to continue to hear from us. Each and every email you receive from Gidget’s Getaways will contain a link that will allow you to opt-out of future correspondence or change your email settings.
To opt out of receiving email promotions that we send you: (1) select “Unsubscribe” in emails that we send you; or (2) contact Gidget’s Getaways Customer Care at 386.767.3473. To opt out of telephone promotions, you can tell us when we call you.
Opting out of communication with us does not affect Gidget’s Getaways’s communications with you via telephone or email related to your orders with us. It also does not affect Gidget’s Getaways’s use of your non-personally identifiable information.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if Gidget’s Getaways’s service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Need Help? Contact Us!
Email us at email@example.com or call 386.767.3473 from 10am-6pm EST.