Sunburst Products Inc DBA Freestyle (“Freestyle”) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Freestyle is a trademark owned by Geneva Watch Group. Because we gather certain types of information about our Visitors, we feel you should fully understand our policies surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we collect from website visitors and how we use it.
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Freestyle offers a variety of services that are collectively referred to as the “Service.” Freestyle collects information from individuals who visit the Company’s Web site (“Visitors”).
We may offer interactive polls to Visitors so they can easily share their opinions with other Visitors and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Freestyle may use a system to “tag” Visitors after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual Visitors.
Sometimes sharkbrand.com posts optional surveys in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). This allows us to better target our content to our audience. We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. The choice is yours – you do not have to answer surveys. If we are asking for optional information, we will mark the required information with an asterisk (*) so you know the unmarked fields are optional and you can skip them if you want. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners.
(c) Contests and Sweepstakes
Once in a while, we run contests and sweepstakes on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). Sometimes a visitor may be asked to fill out a brief survey in exchange for allowing such visitor to enter the contest or sweepstakes. If we are asking for optional information, we will mark the required information with an asterisk (*) so you know the unmarked fields are optional and you can skip them if you want. We use contact data from our contests to send Visitors information about our company. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary and to notify you if you are a winner. Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Any sweepstakes and other contests will be subject to special rules which will be identified on this website.
(d) Other Information
Other types of information allow us to better tailor our content to our Visitors needs and help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.
(1) Web Site Navigational Information
As you navigate the Company’s Web site, Freestyle may also collect information through the use of commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (“Web Site Navigational Information”). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Company’s Web site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).
(2) Tracking by Search Terms
Freestyle sometimes tracks and catalogues the search terms that Visitors enter in our Search function, but this tracking is not associated with individual Visitors. We use this information to find out which areas of our website Visitors like and don’t like based on the amount of traffic to those areas. We do not track what an individual user reads but instead how each page performs overall. This allows us to provide you with better service.
2. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Company uses Data About Freestyle Visitors to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” Web form, the Company will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Service.
The Company may also use Data About Freestyle Visitors for marketing purposes. For example, the Company may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in Freestyle, the Service, and to send you information regarding the Company and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.
We use Visitor contact information from web forms (such as “Contact Me” Web forms) to send the Visitor information about our company. We may also use the Visitor contact information we collect to (i) customize and/or personalize your communications and shopping experience; (ii) better understand our Visitors and use this input in formulating our product and marketing strategies; (iv) better respond to your customer service inquires; and (v) generally improve our business and customer service. Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Freestyle uses credit card information solely to check the financial qualifications of prospective Visitors and to collect payment for the Service.
Freestyle uses Web Site Navigational Information to operate and improve the Company’s Web sites. The Company may also use Web Site Navigational Information in combination with Data About Freestyle Visitors to provide personalized information about the Company.
sharkbrand.com will not disclose your personal identifiable information to any third party unless we tell you otherwise when asking for it. However, sharkbrand.com may share aggregate information about our Visitors with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we might divide sharkbrand.com’s Visitors into various age groups by percentage. This data is used to customize sharkbrand.com’s content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our Visitors. Without the consent of a user, FREESTYLE does not share individual identifying information about such user with any third party except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
(a) We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Freestyle under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Freestyle communicate with you about offers from Freestyle and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
(b) We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
3. Web Site Navigational Information
As stated above, Freestyle uses commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Company’s Web site (“Web Site Navigational Information”). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information the Company may collect and how the Company may use this information.
(a) IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that is automatically given to your computer when you surf the web. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. sharkbrand.com collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use on sharkbrand.com . Freestyle does not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms and conditions or to protect our service, site, Visitors, or others.
4. THIRD PARTY LINKS
This site may contain links to other sites. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement, the “click” will take you off the sharkbrand.com Freestyle site and onto other web sites. Freestyle is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Please remember that whenever you give out personal information online –– for example, via message boards or chat –– that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. While Freestyle strives to protect their Visitors’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
5. MESSAGE BOARDS AND CHATS
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its Visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no computer security system can be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, Freestyle cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once Freestyle receives your transmission, Freestyle will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. We request that no information be submitted to this site by Visitors under the age of 13. Children between 13 and 17 must obtain their parent or guardian’s consent to submit to or post any information at sharkbrand.com . No information collected from children under the age of 17 is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside Freestyle. Visitors under 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using message boards and chat rooms.
sharkbrand.com gives Visitors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.
Visitors have the option of removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors may opt-out of participating in certain interactive areas (such as participation in on-line shopping or sweepstakes).
9. MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION
Although it is not always possible to remove or modify information, we will make reasonable efforts to do so. If you would like to change or modify information that you previously provided, please send an email your update/corrections to us at email@example.com.
10. CONTACTING THE WEB SITE.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you may also send inquiries by mail to:
Geneva Watch Group
47-50 33rd Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Attn: Privacy Coordinator
11. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
12. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please also visit FREESTYLE’s terms and conditions establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the entire Freestyle Web site.