This Privacy Notice describes the personal information we collect from our customers online, over the telephone and in person.
Personal Information Collection
In order to place an order through the Site, you will be required to register and create an online account. During this process, you will be required to provide valid and up-to-date personal information, including but not limited to your full name, phone number and e-mail address, as well as other personal information as applicable, such as shipping address, billing address and payment details (collectively "Personal Information"). Should you contact us via telephone, you may also be required to provide such Personal Information. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
Cookies and related tracking technologies
The Site uses technology such as "cookies" to store your user ID and password, track selections and purchases, and enhance your shopping experience. Cookies are pieces of electronic information stored on your computer. You may disable cookies through the settings in your web browser, but if you do so, some parts of our Site may not function properly. We may automatically track and collect information about your IP address, domain service, the type of computer and web browser you are using and the pages you visit (including by using web beacon and other equivalent technology). We collect this information so that we can administer and improve our system. We may share this aggregate information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.
Use of Personal Information
Howtoons Inc.will use your Personal Information:
- To process your order and complete the transaction;
- To send you information on our products, promotions and events which may be of interest to you;
- For marketing research purposes relating to our business and satisfaction surveys;
- To customize, analyze and improve our products, services, technologies, communications, and relationship with you;
- To prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities;
- To protect the security or integrity of our Site including your Personal Information, our business, or our products or services; and
- To provide you with other services you may have requested
- Solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
- For as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes it was collected for
Any Personal Information you make available to Howtoons Inc.is done so voluntarily, with your knowledge and consent when ordering products or registering for services from Howtoons Inc.. We will request both mandatory (required by us to fulfill your requests or orders and meet our legal obligations) and non-mandatory information (which you can give to us if you choose); if you choose not to provide the mandatory information requested then we may not be able to respond to your request or provide services.
Access to Personal Information
Except where stated otherwise, Howtoons Inc.will not share your Personal Information with any unaffiliated third party without your prior consent or unless required to do by law or legal process.
If Howtoons Inc.or substantially all of its assets are acquired as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization or liquidation, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
Joint use of Personal Information
The following information will be used jointly by Howtoons Inc., (providers of the on-line payment portal), your credit card company to process payment of your order, and the company that handles credit checks and fraud prevention:
- Your name and contact details including shipping and billing addresses;
- Your credit card information;
- The identification of the creations you have ordered;
- The price paid for the creations you have ordered;
- Information relating to your device (e.g. IP address, type of operating system)
Your credit card company is responsible for their use of your Personal Information and should be contacted directly with regard to any matter regarding their use of your Personal Information.
Howtoons Inc.is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We will employ all reasonable technical and commercial measures to ensure that your Personal Information is held and used securely. However, there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, and we cannot guarantee the security of your Information. In addition, because Internet communication is unsecure, it is possible that the information you supply to us or your access of any information via the Site will be intercepted during transmission. We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmission, and we hereby disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.
Links to Third-Party Sites
This Site may contain links to websites owned and operated by other parties. We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites prior to providing them with any information.
Note to minors and children
No part of this site is directed to children under age 13 and we will not knowingly collect personal information from any child under age 13. To place an order for services, you must have reached the age of majority (which in most states is 18 years old) and have legal capacity to enter into a contract. If you are under the age of majority or cannot lawfully enter into a contract, you must advise your parent or legal guardian to review this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service before you place an order. Should we discover or be informed that a child has provided his/her or another child's Personal Information, we will delete such information from our records.
Note to parents and legal guardians
Howtoons Inc.will not intentionally collect Personal Information from persons lacking legal capacity to act. If you, as a parent or legal guardian are concerned that the person you are responsible for has placed an order for our services, wish to cancel his registration and have all details deleted, please contact us by email.
If you request disclosure, correction, deletion or that Howtoons Inc.stop using your Personal Information, we will deal with such requests in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The deletion of your Personal Information or a request for Howtoons Inc.to stop using it will result in the cancellation of your registration.
Compliance With Laws.
Howtoons Inc.reserves the right to disclose any Information to comply with any law, regulation, decree, judgment, order, subpoena or any other governmental order (“Order”) without any obligation to contest or verify the accuracy of such Order.
Privacy Rights for California Residents
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, you may request information regarding the types of personal information Howtoons Inc.has shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. Any such requests should be sent via e-mail to: [INSERT]
Under California Business and Professions Code Section 22581, a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any site where this policy is posted, may request and obtain removal of content or information he/she has publicly posted. If you meet these criteria, you may make such a request by sending an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to [INSERT]. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Site will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
How You Can Update or Correct Your Information and Contact the Site.
Please contact us at (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Site, this Policy or if you would like to update or correct your Information.