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Bottled Ocean Treasures - Online Privacy Notice

Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Bottled Ocean Treasures (“BOT”) respects your concerns about privacy. This U.S. Online Privacy Notice (Notice) describes the types of personal information we obtain through BOT’s website and mobile application, how we may use the information, with whom we may share it, and the choices available regarding our use of your information. This Notice also describes the measures we take to safeguard your personal information and how individuals can contact us about our on-line privacy practices

Information We Obtain

Certain information is automatically collected through BOT’s website. Additional personal information is also collected through BOT’s website when you purchase jewelry products we sell.  Types of personal information we obtain include: 

  • Contact information, such as name, telephone, cellular phone and fax numbers, and email and postal addresses;
  • Payment information, such as name, billing address and payment card details, including card number, expiration date and security code, which is collected and stored by our third-party payment processor on our behalf;

When you interact with BOT’s website or social media, we obtain certain information such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and other technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s web browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your web browser settings or mobile application settings if applicable. Since each browser is different review your browser’s “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify cookies. If you turn off cookies, you may not have access to many features that make your website experience more efficient, or some services may not function properly. You also have the option of contacting BOT directly to purchase jewelry by contacting us as specified in the How To Contact Us section.

We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, other identifiers associated with your devices, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of Site visits. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our products and website; (3) tailor our products and website around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our products and website and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our products and website.

Your web browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.  To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using cookies or similar tools.

How Your Information Is Used

We may use the information we obtain about you to:  

  • Process your electronic transaction when you purchase jewelry through BOT’s website;
  • Respond to your requests and inquiries sent to BOT’s email regarding creating custom jewelry;
  • Send promotional materials and other communications about our jewelry products;
  • Administer any contest, promotions or survey through BOT’s website:
  • Process and fulfill orders related to your on-line jewelry purchase and to keep you informed about the status of your order;
  • Identify and authenticate you so you may order and purchase our jewelry;
  • Communicate about, and administer special events promotions, programs, surveys, or market research;
  • Protect against identify theft and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities to the extent possible;
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, industry standards and policies, including this U.S. Online Privacy Notice.
  • We also may use the information we collect about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent if required by applicable law. 

Third-Party Analytics Services

We use third-party web analytics services on BOT’s website, offered through Google Analytics, Yahoo, Bing, Ebay, Amazon, Facebook or Instagram. These service providers use automated technologies to collect data (such as IP addresses) to evaluate BOT’s website visitors, inquiries and purchases.These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

To learn about Google Analytics and how to opt out, visit  https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html. To learn about Facebook’s opt out procedure visit https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950?helpref=faq_content.   

Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising

We may collect information about your online activities to provide you with advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent for the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

You may see our ads on other websites or mobile apps because we participate in advertising networks. Ad networks allow us to target our jewelry to potential buyers such as demographic data, users’ interests and browsing habits. These networks track users’ online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs, web beacons and other similar technologies. The networks use this information to show ads that may be tailored to individuals’ interests, to track users’ browsers or devices across multiple websites or apps, and to build a profile of potential buyers’ online browsing activities. The information our ad networks may collect includes data about users’ visits to websites and apps that participate in the relevant ad networks, such as the pages or ads viewed and the actions taken on the websites or apps.

This data collection takes place both on BOT’s website and on third-party websites and apps that participate in the ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our advertising efforts. The website may not be designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.  To learn how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising in the United States, visit www.aboutads.info/choices or http://preferences-mgr.truste.com or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

 Information Sharing

We do not sell or otherwise share personal information about you except as described in this U.S. Online Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information with (1) our affiliates and subsidiaries and (2) our service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as order fulfillment, payment processing and data analytics. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.

We also may disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent.  

Your Choices

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you. To update your preferences, limit the communications you receive from us, or submit a request, please contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section of this U.S. Online Privacy Notice. 

As required by law, you may (1) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we update or correct your personal information; (3) object to the processing of your personal information or withdraw your prior consent, if applicable; and (4) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our web host. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated in the How To Contact Us section of this Online Privacy Notice.  

Other Online Services and Third-Party Features

BOT may provide links to other online services for your convenience and information, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, payment services, widgets and plug-ins (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest buttons). These online services and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review.

To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by us, BOT is not responsible for these third parties’ information practices. 

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure or use. When you place an order(s) or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted for accesses to purchase jewelry, as stated above.

Children's Personal Information

BOT is designed for a general audience and is not directed to children.  BOT does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will promptly delete that information.  If you believe that a child under the age 13 may have provided us with any personal information, please contact us at bottledoceantreasures@gmail.com.

Updates To This U.S. Online Privacy Notice

This U.S. Online Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions about this U.S. Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or change your preferences, or if you would like to exercise other applicable data protection rights, please contact us by e-mail at bottledoceantreasures@gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 4636 Kamehameha Hwy #4021, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744, or by telephone at (808)754-0082.