Commitment to data security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Secure communications on the web require attention to authentication, encryption and data integrity. All three are addressed by industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. We use SSL to communicate with secure browsers. This means that your name, address, credit card numbers and any other information you provide through SSL are encrypted in a way that makes it extremely difficult for others to decode. We use technology provided by Geo-Trust to make your online visit as secure as possible. All payment information is collected in a secure environment.
Payment Processing Security
You can shop with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.
The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.
The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
We are registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.
Although we use reasonable security measures in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control, we cannot, however, guarantee protection of all information against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration, or that your information may be not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. Furthermore, we have no control over the security of other sites you might visit or with which you may interact or do business.
In some cases, GunGoddess.com may utilize third-party solutions that collect personal information. In such cases, GunGoddess.com retains all legal rights to this information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
"Personal information" is information that identifies or is capable of being associated with an identifiable person.
"Aggregate information" is information about the use of the Site, or general demographics that cannot be associated with an identifiable person.
The personal information we receive comes directly from users through various activities on the Site. This includes, but is not limited to:
account creation and management;
product questions and answers.
Information Collected from Third Party Sites
We may collect information about you from third party web sites in the course of collecting contest entries or other activities.
We automatically collect certain information when you use the Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, and your activity on the Site in order to improve your experience.
We also log information from referring URLs in order to better understand our Customers’ interests and optimize online exposure. This data is for aggregate purposes.
Additionally, we may use Web beacons or similar technology on the Site. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site or in emails relating to the Site to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Site, such as to count visits, track links, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
We may use analytics services to help us analyze how users use the Site. In connection with these analytics services, we or third parties may place cookies, web beacons and other devices or technologies on this Site and other Web sites to collect information and enable the tracking of traffic data. The data collected typically includes information such as your IP address, your ISP and the browser you use, the time spent on Web pages, links clicked, click streams, activities engaged in, and purchases made. If this data is linked to any personally identifying information, then it will be treated as personal information.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect to:
contact you for administrative purposes or provide you with Customer service;
provide services, send confirmations, complete transactions requested by you and verify that you have submitted a review, question or response in connection with the Site;
respond to any questions, comments, problems, requests or complaints, or request feedback;
monitor and analyze site usage and trends and to personalize and improve the Site and our users' experiences;
organize the Site to better serve you and customize or develop our products and services;
send you emails pertaining to our verification process, our policies, and content that you submit;
investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the Usage Agreement;
provide you with news and information about our events, activities, offers, promotions, products, and services we think will be of interest to you.
Personal information provided on our Site may be linked together or merged with other personal information we obtain about you so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Public Posts: Posts made through the Site are intended to be public. Therefore, any information, including personal information, you post in reviews, comments, questions, answers, groups, forums, image uploads and other public areas will be publicly available as part of the Site.
Social Sharing: The Site and the Services may also offer social sharing features (such as the Facebook "Like" button) or other tools which let you share actions you take on our Site. The use of such features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with third-party social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies for the third parties that provide these social sharing features.
We never share your information with anyone, except for the purposes of fulfilling your order or providing you with a service:
with service providers ("Service Providers") who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
when we have your consent to do so, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
in an aggregated or anonymized form that does not directly identify you;
when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of GunGoddess, our Customers, our employees, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to enforce our terms, or protect GunGoddess or our Customers from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of our Site;
to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements; and
in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the business assets of GunGoddess.
CHOICE AND ACCESS
To "opt-out" of receiving promotional e-mail from us, you can click on the "unsubscribe" link in the email you receive from us.
Please note that opting out of promotional emails will not prevent you from receiving administrative communications, such as those concerning the operation of the Site or order information, or about a review, question, answer or comment you have submitted.
We do not intend, and the Site is not designed, to collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, you should not register with or otherwise provide personal information to our Site.
If you have any questions about this Policy, or the practices of or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at 866-957-1117 or email CustomerCare@GunGoddess.com.