QWERTY Gadgets, Inc.
QWERTY Gadgets, Inc. ("QWERTYgadgets.com") operates PDA and Smartphone shopping Web sites and provides other services ("Services") designed to deliver the best possible online shopping experience to you, our users. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information we may gather about you, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share that information carefully and sensibly.
Qwerty Gadgets, Inc. is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, organization whose mission is to build users trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Rod Lowery at email@example.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
Websites in the QWERTY Gadgets network, including QWERTYgadgets.com is not designed or intended for use by children under 13, although participating merchants on our Web site may offer children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you should use QWERTYgadgets.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Children under 13 may not submit any personally identifiable information to us, and if we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any such information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it.SERVICE-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. [You may opt-out of these communications. Please see Choice and Opt-out.]Customer Service
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.Newsletters
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the Choice and Opt-out section.Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, or promotions You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out.REGISTRATION
In order to use this Web site, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on the registration form [and/or require you to create a user name and password]. During registration you [are required to] give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.ORDERS
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES QWERTY Gadgets GATHER?
Information You Give Us We receive and store any information you provide to us when you become a QWERTY Gadgets Member, submit a review or survey, communicate by email, telephone or physical mail with our customer service, or otherwise interact with us. Such information may include your name, address, email address, hometown, transaction history, and other personal data. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of certain useful QWERTY Gadgets features.
Information Gathered Automatically We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies" and "clear gifs" to obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses QWERTY Gadgets and our participating merchants' sites.
Briefly, "cookies" are small files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive or your Web browser memory to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide convenience and other features to you, such as recognizing you as a QWERTY Gadgets member. "Clear gifs" are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and may be used to track the online movements of Web users or to let us know if you have opened an email that we sent you.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze in this manner include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; your behavior on our Web site and related Services, including the products and merchants you view or searched for, as well as the URL you come from and go to next (whether this URL is on our site or not); cookie number; and participating merchants you visit. The cookies and clear gifs that we use do not contain and are not tied to personally identifiable information about you.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Web site.Supplementation of Information
In order to deliver merchandise to you, we may on occasion supplement the personally identifiable information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.Enhancement of Profile Information
We purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. To enrich our Profiles of individual customers, we tie this information to the personally identifiable information they have provided to us.DOES QWERTY Gadgets SHARE THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?
Information about QWERTY Gadgets shoppers and other users is an important part of our business, and we take steps to maintain the privacy and security of such information against unauthorized access. We generally use such information for such purposes as customizing future shopping and savings opportunities for you, improving our Services, and communicating with you if you have authorized such communication. In an effort to serve you better and improve your online shopping experiences, we may also share such information in a responsible manner as described below.
Aggregated Research Data The information collected from online surveys and reviews is used to develop ratings of, and research for, participating merchants, as well as product reviews and ratings. Our research team produces research reports and other information and data about online shopping for participating merchants and other customers, as well as media and other interested parties. Such information and data is based upon aggregated, anonymous information about millions of online shoppers and does not include personally identifiable information about individuals.Agents
From time to time, we employ other companies and individuals to perform various functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, analyzing shopper data, and providing other data and services. In such instances, they may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but will be prohibited from using it for other purposes. We may at various times also use a web measurement service, which may employ "cookies" and/or software code embedded in our web pages in order to evaluate key website metrics. Any such web measurement service does not collect any personally identifiable information about our visitors unless they voluntarily provide it, and is prohibited from using any such information except to assist us in evaluating user behavior relating to our Web site. We do not cover the cookies that may be set by this third party site.Business Transactions
As we continue to develop our business, we may share information with affiliates and participate in corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and it is possible that another company may acquire QWERTY Gadgets or its business assets in the future. We will not share your information without obtaining prior consent. In such cases, user information may be shared with the acquirer and/or other reputable parties involved in those transactions. Users will be notified via email or a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information in such a transaction. We provide you with 30 days notice to allow you the opportunity to notify QWERTY Gadgets if you do not wish such information to be shared by notifying us by clicking here.Protection of QWERTY Gadgets and Others
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
Qwerty Gadgets does not share, rent or trade PII with third parties for their promotional purposes.INFORMATION ABOUT ME
We work to protect the security of your sensitive information such as your credit card number during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We also use a secure server hosting location, firewall protection, controlled access and encryption technology to protect your data. While no system is completely foolproof, we take the security of your personal information very seriously, and our security measures are designed to protect that information in a responsible manner.Tell-A-Friend
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend [email a friend, refer a friend, send to a friend, email a page, invite a friend] about our site, we will ask you for your friends name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. QWERTY Gadgets stores does this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us at [INSERT URL OR EMAIL ADDRESS] to request that we remove this information from our database.Agents/Service Providers
Sometimes we use other third parties such as the manufacturer or wholesale supplier to fulfill orders on our behalf. When you purchase at a QWERTY Gadgets store, we will share only the personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service, nothing more.
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.Customer Testimonials/Comments/Reviews
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.WHAT INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS?
If you register as a QWERTYgadgets.com member, QWERTY Gadgets gives you access to your registration information for the purpose of viewing and updating that information. You are also entitled to request a copy of any other personal information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request. If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it.WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE ACCESSING MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, although that might prevent us from personalizing our Services for you or prevent you from taking advantage of certain useful QWERTY Gadgets features.
If you have registered as a member, you can add or update your registration information (for instance, if your name, email address or zip code changes), or delete your membership account entirely, at any time by visiting the Your Account area.
We will retain in our files information you have requested to delete in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. Furthermore, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored "back up" systems.Choice/Opt-out
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications within your account while logged into the site or by clicking the unsubscribe link that is located at the bottom of each email communication.LINKS TO OTHER SITES
If you click on a link to a third party site, [including on an advertisement], you will leave the www.QWERTYgadgets.com site you are visiting and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as www.QWERTYgadgets.com. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to www.QWERTYgadgets.com site, you should read that sites privacy statement before providing any personally identifiable information.PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions or concerns about privacy at QWERTY Gadgets, please contact us at 321-206-1555, and we will try to answer your questions or otherwise resolve the matter to your satisfaction. Or, if you prefer, you may contact us in writing at QWERTY Gadgets, Inc., 3208 E. Colonial Drive Ste. 220 Orlando, FL 32803.REVISIONS