What Information About Customers Do We Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your American Culture experience. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way, which might include your name, email address, shipping address, billing address, phone number, product preferences, demographic information (e.g., gender, age range), and social media information (e.g., username, profile picture). In some cases, we may also collect information you provide about others, such as when you decide to purchase and ship products to someone else. We will use such information to fulfill your requests and will not send marketing communications to your contacts unless they separately opt-in to receive communications from us. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of our many amazing features.
Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to information we collect about you.
How Are Cookies Used?
Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognize your device and to provide personalized advertisements on other websites and storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether through the browser’s Help feature. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. For more information about disabling Flash cookies, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.
How Does American Culture Brands Respond to Do Not Track Signals?
Many web browsers support Do Not Track technology, which allows you to automatically transmit a Do Not Track signal or preference to websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. We do not currently respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals on our Website. For more information about “Do Not Track,” please visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com.
How Does American Culture Brands Use the Information It Receives?
We may use information about you for various purposes, including, but not limited to, the following:
Presenting our website and its contents to you
Providing you with information, products, or services that you request from us
Processing transactions and sending you related information, including confirmations and receipts
Managing your account(s) and sending you updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
Communicating with you via social media platforms
Personalizing your online experience and providing advertisements, content, or features that match your profile and interests
Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities
Administering sweepstakes, contests, promotions, and surveys
Legal compliance (e.g., assisting law enforcement and responding to legal/ regulatory inquiries)
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information
For any other purpose with your consent
We may also use your information to communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events that may be of interest to you. If you prefer to opt out of such communications, you can do so at any time by following the instructions provided in those communications or through the methods described under How Do I Contact American Culture Brands?
How Does American Culture Brands Share the Information It Receives?
Aggregated or De-Identified Information: We may disclose aggregated information about our customers, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples might include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, administering sweepstakes, analyzing data, web hosting, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. We provide such third parties with access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but we do not authorize them to use it for other purposes.
Protection of American Culture Brands and Others
With Your Consent, we may also share information about you in other ways and for other purposes.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We use industry standard practices to protect your personal information, including use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input on our Website.
Unfortunately, no website, database, or system is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your account and to your computer. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Be sure to sign out of your account when you are finished using a shared computer. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Website.
What Should I Know About Third-Party Advertisers, Tracking and Links to Other Websites?
Our Website might include third-party tracking, advertising and links to other websites.
We may share, or we may permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of the Service over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on the Service as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, clickstream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Site or on other websites or apps, including on Facebook. We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests.
As noted above, depending on your browser or mobile device, you may be able set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies and other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting "limit ad tracking" (iOS) or "opt-out of interest based ads'' (Android). To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative's online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA's resources at www.aboutads.info/choices, and you may also adjust your ad preferences through your Facebook settings.
When you click on links on our Website, they may direct you away from our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to read their privacy policies.
What About Social Media Platforms and Plugins?
Advertisements: We may display targeted advertisements to you through social media platforms. See the policies of each social media platform for additional information about these types of ads.
What Options Do I Have Related to Information About Me?
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Online Account Information: You may update, correct, or deactivate your online account at any time by logging into your account and navigating to the “My Account” page. If you choose to deactivate your online account, please note that we may retain certain information about you for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.
Promotional Communications: If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from us, you can opt out of such communications at any time by following the instructions provided in those communications or contacting us through the methods described under How Do I Contact American Culture Brands?. Unless otherwise provided by law (such as the General Data Protection Regulation that applies to European users of the Website), this opt out does not apply to information provided to us as a result of a product purchase, product service experience, or other transactions.
European Users: If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us through the methods described under How Do I Contact American Culture Brands? Additionally, if you are a European resident, please note that we are processing your personal information to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example, if you use the Website or place an order through the Website) or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests related to those contracts or to your use of the Website. Please also note that your personal information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. It is our understanding that the third-party data transferring services and data storage services that we use comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. When you place an order through the Website, we will maintain your order information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
Are Children Allowed to Use American Culture Brands?
Our products are safe for everybody of all ages. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of the child's parent or guardian. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of consent of the child’s parent or guardian, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us.
Third-Party Apps, Data Collection, and Automated Decision Making
The list below also indicates the apps that we believe include automated decision-making functionality, meaning an app that uses an automatic algorithm to decide whether a user is eligible for certain services or offers, should be charged a particular price, or is likely to be interested in certain goods or services.
Google AdSense: Provides advertising services for our Website (collects cookies).
Google Ads Conversion Tracking: Connects data from advertisements to use of our Website (collects cookies).
Google Analytics: Analyzes use, trends, and traffic on our Website (collects cookies).
LiveChat Widget: Integrates live chat functionality into our Website.
Amazon Web Services: Provides hosting services for our internal systems and websites.
Wix and Ascend: Web Host and Marketing Platform that provides us with automation capabilities for e-commerce. The app includes automated decision-making functionality, such as to prevent risk and fraud by merchants, to help merchants avoid fraudulent transactions from their customers, to personalize merchants’ experience when they shop and interact with our site, and to determine eligibility for certain services.
Facebook: Facilitates targeted advertising on customers’ Facebook accounts.
Pinterest: Facilitates targeted advertising on customers’ Pinterest accounts.
Snapchat: Facilitates targeted advertising on customers’ Snapchat accounts.
Adwords: Enables accurate information in our advertisements and in search engine results related to our products.
How Do I Contact American Culture Brands?