Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY 

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SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION? 

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT 

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no. 

Choice/Opt Out:

If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications from Hudson RW, Inc., you may opt-out of receiving them by emailing us at privacy@hudsonriverwatchco.com

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. 

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. 

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links:

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Google analytics:

Our store may use Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 – COOKIES

Data Collection Devices, such as Cookies and Web Beacons: In some instances, Hudson RW, Inc. may collect data through the use of cookies, web logs, web beacons and other monitoring technologies. Where authorized by us, third parties may use cookies, Hudson RW, Inc.’s web log files, web beacons and other monitoring technologies to compile statistics on Hudson RW, Inc.’s behalf to improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of our Web Site and marketing programs. We may share or transfer non-personally identifiable information with or to our affiliates, licensees and partners.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies on certain pages of our Web Site to, among other things, analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, deliver you a more customized shopping experience, track visits from our affiliates and partners and allow the use of our shopping cart. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits; although, by declining the use of cookies you may not be able to use certain features on the Web Site.

Hudson RW, Inc. Web pages may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons. These Web beacons allow Hudson RW, Inc. to count users who have visited certain Web pages or to deliver co-branded services. Hudson RW, Inc. or our third-party advertising / marketing partners may also include Web beacons in email messages in order to determine whether the message has been opened or acted upon.

Additionally, Hudson RW, Inc. may use third-party advertising or content delivery companies, including Google, to serve ads or images on our Web Site or on other web sites on the World Wide Web. These companies, including Google, may use web beacons or cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

SECTION 8 – SUBMISSIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS

Submissions:

You agree that any materials, including but not limited to: questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, product reviews/ratings/photographs/videos, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or other submissions to Hudson River Watch Co. are non-confidential and you grant a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such materials throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter developed with or without acknowledgment to you in Hudson River Watch Co.’s sole discretion and without compensation to you. You also grant to Hudson River Watch Co. the right to use your name and/or your city, state and country in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. Hudson River Watch Co. has no obligation to use any submitted materials and may remove any such materials in its sole discretion.

Special Events:

If you choose to participate in a special event (for example, a promotion, contest or sweepstake), Hudson RW, Inc. may share your personally identifiable information with those organizations participating in the applicable event. Typically, these third parties do not use your information for any other purpose other than to manage the event. In some cases these third-party partners may send you promotional materials regarding their products and services. In these cases, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out, and not have your personally identifiable information shared with that third-party partner.

Send an item to a friend / refer a friend:

When you e-mail a product to a friend or refer a friend, we request that you provide names and e-mail addresses for you and your friend. This ensures that your friend will know that you have requested that Hudson RW, Inc. send them an e-mail. You and your friend's e-mail addresses will only be used for this purpose unless permission is otherwise granted.

SECTION 9 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 10 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@hudsonriverwatchco.com

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