The information collection, use, and dissemination practices of The Ritual Worcester This policy applies to The Ritual Worcester's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by The Ritual Worcester on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Websites"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to The Ritual Worcester's other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties. The Ritual Worcester is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third web sites or applications.
1. Collection of Information.
1.1 Survey Information.
The Ritual Worcester collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a The Ritual Worcester survey, order form, or a registration pages either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a "Survey"). (As used herein, "online" means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and "offline" means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, The Ritual Worcester or a third party (a "Third Party") may ask an individual to provide various information to The Ritual Worcester , which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, "Survey Information"). The Ritual Worcester may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to The Ritual Worcester or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from The Ritual Worcester or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to The Ritual Worcester.
1.2 Other Information.
Other occasions when The Ritual Worcester obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by The Ritual Worcester or by a third party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through The Ritual Worcester's customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a The Ritual Worcester service or newsletter (together, "Other Information").
1.3 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
The Ritual Worcester currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, The Ritual Worcester may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, "Technology Information").
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual's computer that allows The Ritual Worcester to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in The Ritual Worcester's database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Web Beacons.
A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an programming function -- see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual's unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows The Ritual Worcester to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, The Ritual Worcester might place, with the consent of a third party website, a web beacon on the third party's website where fishing products are sold. When Bill, an individual listed in The Ritual Worcester's database, visits the fishing website, The Ritual Worcester receives notice by means of the web beacon that Bill visited the fishing site, and The Ritual Worcester would then update Bill's profile with the information that Bill is interested in fishing. The Ritual Worcester may thereafter present offers of fishing related products and services to Bill. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, The Ritual Worcester also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in The Ritual Worcester's database.
(c) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is The Ritual Worcester's use of new and evolving technology. As a result, The Ritual Worcester strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.4 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information The Ritual Worcester gathers or receives about individuals.
1.5 No Information Collected from Children.
The Ritual Worcester will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If The Ritual Worcester obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, The Ritual Worcester has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. The Ritual Worcester has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
1.6 Credit Card Information.
The Ritual Worcester does not collect or access your Credit Card details, we use a secure third party relalier such as CLICKBANK which processes all your purchase. We do not keep any records of your financial data..
2. Use of Individual Information.
2.1 Discretion to Use Information.
THE COMPANY MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY'S SOLE DISCRETION. The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how The Ritual Worcester currently uses Individual Information, but The Ritual Worcester may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, The Ritual Worcester may update this policy from time to time. The Ritual Worcester may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
The Ritual Worcester uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. The Ritual Worcester may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list.
2.2(a) Content of Email Messages.
In certain commercial email messages sent by The Ritual Worcester, an advertiser's name will appear in the "From:" line but hitting the "Reply" button will cause a reply email to be sent to The Ritual Worcester. The "Subject:" line of The Ritual Worcester email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to The Ritual Worcester.
2.2(b) Solicited Email.
The Ritual Worcester only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from The Ritual Worcester or to individuals who have agreed on third party websites to receive email from third parties such as The Ritual Worcester. The Ritual Worcester does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to The Ritual Worcester's email messages.
2.3 Targeted Advertising.
The Ritual Worcester uses Individual Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, The Ritual Worcester uses Technology Information (see also Section 2.5 below) to associate an individual with that person's Individual Information, and The Ritual Worcester attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, and otherwise. The Ritual Worcester may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.4 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
The Ritual Worcester uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.5 Use of Technology Information.
The Ritual Worcester uses Technology Information (1) to match a person's Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person's online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of The Ritual Worcester's web sites are most frequently visited. This information helps The Ritual Worcester to better understand the online habits of individuals so that The Ritual Worcester can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.6 Profiles of Individuals.
The Ritual Worcester uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.7 Storage of Individual Information.
The Ritual Worcester stores the Individual Information in a database on The Ritual Worcester computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under The Ritual Worcester's control. Not withstanding such measures, The Ritual Worcester cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent The Ritual Worcester computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered. However, we make sure none of the critical information is kept on our servers.
3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.
Your privacy is important to us. We will never share or sell or distribute the information we gather to a third party in any circumstance.
3.2 Order Fulfillment.
The Ritual Worcester will transfer Individual Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such third party while using The Ritual Worcester web sites or when responding to offers provided by The Ritual Worcester. This only happen when contacting our retailer such as CLICKBANK and it's an automated system.
3.3 Legal Process.
The Ritual Worcester may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
The Ritual Worcester may does not sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting customer service at the e-mail on the order page. The Ritual Worcester may also grant advertising clients and email services providers access to an individual's email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, "Advertisers") who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. The Ritual Worcester does not control Advertisers' use of such technology and The Ritual Worcester has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals. However, The Ritual Worcester does not host Ads of any Ad Networks.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of third parties. The Ritual Worcester is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. The Ritual Worcester does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from The Ritual Worcester please just click on the unsubscribe link on the bottom of the email message.
We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by The Ritual Worcester
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at the number on the order page.
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