Here’s the longer lawyer-type version.
Your privacy is important to you and to us. So we’ll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, SCW follows standard principles in accordance with worldwide practices for Visitor privacy and data protection.
SCW’s policy is to respect the privacy of all of our visitors, so the following policy statement tells you about what information we may receive, send or ask of you, what its used for and ways you can control its use.
“Personal Information” refers to any data that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personal Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual. At times, we may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including demographics, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors.
Generally, anyone can come to visit SpockCostumeWorld.com, and SCW will not keep information about these visits except to record how many total visits have been made to the website and its various pages altogether. Personal Information is not collected, except in instances where you personally provide it. We specifically limit the information we ask for to only what is needed to best serve your needs.
SpockCostumeWorld.com has taken careful measures to protect the privacy of your Personal Information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take precautions to protect your data from misuse, loss, unauthorized disclosure or access, alteration, or destruction. Your Personal Information is stored securely on computer systems that are not accessible by unauthorized third parties. We provide you with the capability to transmit your information via secured and encrypted channels if you use a similarly equipped web browser.
While we take commercially-reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, digital communications and databases are subject to tampering, errors, and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors for any such occurrences. These security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Personal Information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Your Personal Information is never shared outside SCW without your permission, except under conditions explained herein. Inside SCW, data is stored in password-controlled systems with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the USA or any other country where SpockCostumeWorld.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can share, see, or edit your Personal Information without knowing your username and password, so do not share this information with others. We are not responsible for any harm arising from misuse of your Personal Information if a third party obtains access by obtaining your personal access codes from you.
Information Regarding Minors and Parents
This site is not directed towards use by children. We strictly follow the Children’s Privacy Act, and Users must be 18 years of age in order to join or use SpockCostumeWorld.com or any referenced or linked sites. This website strictly adheres to the laws, guidelines, and policies set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov) for online websites engaged in business activities. We maintain the right to refuse anyone participation in our websites. If we have reason to believe or discover that a Visitor is a minor according to the Federal Trade Commission regulations, we will promptly delete any Personal Information provided by that Visitor.
What We Do With Personal Information Shared by You
When you provide us with your contact data, including your name and email address, we may use this to send you updates, surveys to measure your satisfaction, and announcements of possible interest. When you place an order with us, our vendor payment processors such as PayPal and Clickbank will ask for billing information, including your name, billing address, and credit card data. They use this information only to charge you for the Content you order at that time and any recurring subscriptions that you may request at that time. These payment processors will then bill these recurring charges at regular stated intervals unless and until you formally cancel the Content or other services on our site and cancel this recurring billing.
We occasionally contract with other companies to provide limited services on our behalf. We will only provide those companies the data they need to deliver the services for us, and they are prohibited from using or disclosing that data for any other purpose.
Maintaining Your Confidentiality
Except as otherwise stated herein, SpockCostumeWorld.com will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your knowledge and permission. SpockCostumeWorld.com will provide your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is critical to:
- Comply with applicable law or comply with legal due process served on SpockCostumeWorld.com or the website;
- Protect or defend the property or rights of SpockCostumeWorld.com and its business and online properties;
- Act under certain exigent situations to protect the safety of users of the website or the public.
If your information is compromised, stolen, or lost, you must promptly notify us if your financial information or profile access data such as user name, password, or credit card information is compromised, stolen, or lost. In these circumstances, we will remove that data from your account and update our records with your new information.
The site contains links to other web properties. We do not take responsibility for the privacy arrangements or content of these sites. At times, we allow access to online methods to share information with others (each a “Communication Method” and collectively “Communication Methods”). Please be aware that any data that is provided in these areas becomes public knowledge and we have no control over its use. You should exercise restraint when deciding to make your Personal Information available through these Communication Methods.
Personal Information – How to Opt Out
SCW may use Personal Information you give SCW for promotions or marketing, although we work hard to be respectful about your time and will not bombard you with contacts. You are not required to let us use this information. This is called “opting out,” and it means you can tell us to exclude your Personal Information for these situations.
Please keep in mind that if you opt out of receiving certain kinds of communications, you may miss important site changes, Content updates, or critical information we broadcast.
To opt out, contact info (at) SpockCostumeWorld.com, modify your Personal Information to opt-out of certain Communication Methods, or cancel your profile online.
Other Important SCW Privacy Issues
A “Cookie” is a tiny data file sent to and stored in your personal computer to maintain accurate records and customize specific services. Cookie transmission has become so commonplace that you can almost always expect them to be transmitted to your computer from a vast assortment of internet sites, especially shopping sites.
Cookies are used for many useful and harmless reasons. For SCW, cookies are designed to try to make your visits more personal and helpful according to the ways you use our sites. They could tell us the name that a Visitor with Personal Information on file uses at SCW and can customize things like greetings, e-cards and so on to make your use of SCW feel more personalized. They can tell us that you focus on certain kinds of information you need as a Visitor, and the cookie may arrange for you to see related data when you log in by giving you a message about some new feature in your areas of interest or about other services that fit the way you use SCW. Also, sometimes when messages are sent to certain SCW departments, like “sales” or “customer support,” a cookie may help process your message more efficiently.
However, cookies at SpockCostumeWorld.com are never used for important Personal Information that you alone should control the use of, such as your credit card data, password, or social security number.
Even though cookies are usually thought to be helpful to websites and users, not everyone likes to have them in their computer. We’re fine with that, but there are two things you need to know: if you don’t have cookies, not everything on your SCW visits may be available to you, things might not be as efficient or as personable, and stopping cookies is something we can’t do. You have to do it on your own computer.
Special Concerns About Internal and External Hyperlinks
On this website, there are underlined words and phrases or clickable buttons for you to click on. You will find these all over our website and almost every site you visit. Some link to other areas of the same site, but others will send you to another unrelated site. This is called a hyperlink and could send you to a webpage anywhere on the internet.
We can take no responsibility or protect you on other websites, so always be cautious – not just about advertising or opting out, but also about security and safety. Cautiously protect your personal information, and be wary of who might access the data, especially the public through open chatrooms, forums, bulletin boards, or emails. Email is not encrypted, and you should never use it for sending or receiving passwords, credit cards, social security numbers, and other private financial data. Not being cautious about this is risky, and because SCW can’t control these external sites or users, and because our own policies, requirements, and rules don’t apply, you must decide on your level of risk in choosing to use, or not to use, them.
If you do not agree to do so, please discontinue visiting our websites.
Questions and Comments?
The SpockCostumeWorld.com Team
Last Updated: August 15, 2010