YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
Last updated: 05/25/18
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Children. We do not offer the Website to anyone under the age 18 and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any personal information on or through the Website, register on the Website, or use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, email address or any screen name or user name you may use.
Information You Provide. We generally collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide. For instance, information may be collected when you: sign up for our newsletters, create an account/register on our Website, complete a survey, post a comment to an article on our Website, enter a sweepstakes or contest, or participate in our social networking features. Further, you may be asked to provide your email address, your name, buying preferences, annual income, or other demographic or profile information, Twitter or Facebook usernames or other usernames and aliases used for purposes of linking to and/or posting on your social media accounts, and other information you choose to submit. We will collect such information as well as any other content that you provide to us in engaging in any of the above activities or any other activities on the Website. Additionally, if you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, or participate in our community boards that may be offered on our Website, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view. Even after you terminate your account, all such materials submitted by you on the Website or our social media channels may be retained by us indefinitely and we may continue to disclose such materials publicly.
Other Information We Collect. We and other parties may also collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking), such as pages visited and how often and for how long they are visited. We may use various technologies and features to collect this information, such as tracking your activities through your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL, as well as through the use of “cookies” and “web beacons” described below.
Web Beacons. We may also use “web beacons” (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, on the Website and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A web beacon may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personally identifiable information.
Location Information. We may, and may enable our advertisers to, collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services ("WAP Services") or mobile phone services. We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your location information as described.
General Usage Information. In addition, we may gather aggregate usage information about Website users on an anonymous basis. This information is not personally identifiable and will be used to determine how our Website is being used. Examples of such information include: How much time do users spend on our site? What pages do they view? What sites did they come from? What sites do they go to? All of this information is collected to help us create a better, faster, more efficient website and to provide you with better content. We may also share aggregate usage information, in aggregate anonymous form, with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.
USE OF INFORMATION
We typically use your information:
to provide you with newsletters and additional information regarding products and services from AQUIS or from others that may be of interest to you;
to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information; for example, if you enter our on-line sweepstakes, we may use your email to notify that you won;
to notify you, at our discretion, about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it;
to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
to gain insights that help us to make improvements to the design and performance of the Website;
in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
for any other purpose with your consent.
We may disclose your information, including content or other data posted, uploaded or provided by you, if, among other things, we are required to do so by law or in the following situations and for the following purposes:
to comply with legal process;
to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;
to respond to your requests for customer service;
to protect our rights, property or personal safety, or the rights, property or personal safety of our users or the public;
if the entity to which your information is disclosed is a third party who wants to promote goods and services that we believe would be of interest to you;
if the entity to which your information is disclosed is our subsidiary, affiliate or parent company;
when we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or fulfilling subscriptions), these service providers may use your information to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them, but not for any other purposes;
otherwise with your consent or in accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner); or
Your California Privacy Rights: NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS
California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties during the preceding year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes or give to the customers an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. To make such request, send us an email at [email protected] or write us at AQUIS LLC 14 Commercial Blvd., Suite 121, Novato, California, indicating “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject of your email or letter, your name and complete mailing address. We are not responsible for requests that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
REVIEW AND ACCESS
Upon request, AQUIS will provide you with a summary of the information we have collected about you, and the opportunity to correct, update or modify this information.
HOW TO OPT OUT
You can unsubscribe from receiving AQUIS newsletters or commercial emails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of any AQUIS email and following the instructions, or by logging into your account on our Website, selecting “Subscriptions” and clicking “Unsubscribe” button on “My Newsletters” menu. But note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us, such as transactional or relationship messages, and/or messages about your account/profile. In order to cancel your account/ profile, please email [email protected]
Some of the network advertisers, ad agencies and other vendors we work with to serve ads on third party websites and across the internet, or analytics providers which provide us with information regarding use of the Website and effectiveness of our ads may be members of the Network Advertising Initiatives or the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To opt-out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the participating companies, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. To opt-out of participating in Google Analytics data follow the instructions:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will still receive other types of online advertising from participating companies and any type of advertising from non-participating companies, and the web sites you visit may still collect information for other purposes.
THIRD PARTY EMAIL PROMOTIONS
Occasionally, you may receive from us emails that may contain advertising or other content that was sponsored by third party retailers or businesses. These emails are not necessarily reflective of the opinions of our editorial staff. They are content paid for by our sponsors, and allow us to provide you with the free content we believe you will enjoy.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
As a partner with other beauty & home businesses, AQUIS often links out to other sites. We are not responsible for any content that appears on these sites, nor do we endorse them. Third parties may display advertisements on the Service and on such web sites. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. These third parties may collect information or insert cookies or similar technologies without our knowledge. For questions about these sites, please consult their individual privacy policies. AQUIS is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.
All of the information described above is recorded on restricted database servers. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information and manage your settings. Please do not disclose your password to unauthorized people. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
NOTICE TO NON-U.S. USERS / CONSENT TO JURISDICTION
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT & HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or e-mail address. For example, you may voluntarily submit personal information to AQUIS by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, upon making certain purchases described herein, we may ask you to create a user profile, which would allow you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password is private and will not be visible in our records.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access AQUIS.com. For example, when you use AQUIS.com, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using AQUIS.com, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by AQUIS. To provide you with a more personalized experience on the website, we may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted.
Electronic Newsletter: To register online for our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of an e-mail address is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.
Online Purchases: When you purchase a product from AQUIS, we utilize a third-party online shopping system, which is described more fully below. To process your payment, certain standard required information includes address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never be e-mailed. Credit information is purged from our systems on a regular basis.
HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED
AQUIS may use your personal information in the following ways:
To operate and maintain AQUIS.com.
To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website to your account.
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each e-mail newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings by unsubscribing.
To send you administrative communications, such as administrative e-mails, confirmation e-mails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
To respond to your comments or inquiries.
To provide you with user support.
To track and measure website performance.
To process payment for purchases you make through AQUIS.
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
To review the effectiveness of our marketing programs and analyze other general demographic trends.
To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you.
To send promotional materials.
DOES AQUIS SHARE MY INFORMATION?
AQUIS will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information with third-parties. We may, however, share your information with third-parties when we are authorized to share such information.
Tracking: AQUIS uses various marketing tools that help us create a better user experience for people visiting our site. These tools allow us to look at aggregated data such as scrolling patterns, clicks, and allow us to run tests to determine which pages result in the best actions. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any of these tools. We use the following third-party service providers for tracking:
Remarketing: AQUIS uses remarketing tracking cookies and conversion pixels from vendors such as Google and Facebook to present special offers to you for our products or services over the Google Content Network and via social networks. This means you may see an ad for one of our products or services as a result of visiting our website. In addition, AQUIS uses custom audiences based on e-mails of subscribers and customers. This allows us to present special offers for our products and services to you via Facebook. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you special offers from us. We use the following third-party service providers for remarketing:
Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here
Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
At any time, you may prevent the setting of cookies by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of AQUIS may be entirely usable.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Opt-out: You may opt-out of future e-mail communications by following the unsubscribe links in our e-mails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend: You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.