Privacy & Security Policies

Last updated: November 19, 2018
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Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC and all of its affiliated sites are committed to providing each customer with the best shopping experience possible. Our mantra is to, "Maximize the Customers Buying Experience." To do this we not only need to make sure our site is easy to navigate, have a good selection of merchandise at a fair price and provide great customer service, but we must also make sure our customers feel safe while visiting us online. To make you feel better, below you will read about our commitments to privacy and Site Security. If you are not sure or if you have any questions about our site by all means contact one of our customer service representatives.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

Protecting consumer privacy is very important to us. Our Online Privacy Statement is available to inform you about our collection and use of personal information so that you can make informed choices about how your own information is collected and used. This Online Privacy Statement reflects our policies covering personal information collected at this website on or after the effective date shown above.

We believe that information used responsibly benefits consumers and the economy, whether it is information we house on behalf of consumers conducting transactions or information we collect on behalf of our business clients. For example, companies use consumer information every day in this country to ensure fast and accurate processing of hundreds of thousands of money transfers and purchase transaction. In addition Purple Turtle Gifts strives to better serve our customers by offering goods and services that we believe fit their needs and interests. When identifying an opportunity Purple Turtle Gifts may use consumer information it has collected in an effort to identify consumers who may be interested in that opportunity. For more than a few years, consumers and businesses have relied on Purple Turtle Gifts for safe and reliable service. The relationships we have developed through the years have been established based on mutual trust. Each day we and our employees and agents strive to reinforce our commitment to our clients and consumers. Central to that commitment is ensuring that we abide by a set of privacy policies, which are outlined below. These policies guide us in the collection and use of information as well as employee responsibilities in protecting your privacy. We use personal information about consumers only in a manner consistent with these policies.


Collection of Information

Purple Turtle Gifts collects personal information to offer or provide goods and services to consumers and our customers. We may obtain this information using a variety of sources:

  • Directly by customer applications, questionnaires and other materials submitted to us by customers;
  • Via transactions in which Purple Turtle Gifts or affiliates and consumers are involved;
  • By click thru activity on our web sites; and
  • A variety of third-party sources, such as our business customers, government repositories, consumer reporting agencies and other financial institutions.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our sites, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

• Email address
• First name and last name
• Phone number
• Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
• Cookies and Usage Data


Usage Data

We may also collect information how our sites are accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our sites and hold certain information.

A cookie is a small text file usually stored on a user’s computer hard drive, which enable a web site to "personalize" itself for each user by remembering information about the users visit(s) to the web site. Cookies often act as place-holders to retain context and content during individual user sessions, making it easier for them to use the dynamic features of these web pages without having to provide the same information repeatedly as they move between one page and another during their visit.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier.

Cookies can also be used to track customer flow through a site including such information about how the visitor arrived, the pages they visited and when they left. This information is often used to help improve the customers shopping experience. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our sites to better serve you the customer.

Our "cookies" are not intentionally used in any malicious ways.

  • We DO NOT track where you go when you leave our site,
  • We DO NOT log key strokes,
  • We DO NOT Share this cookie information with or sell it to any outside agencies outside the normal course of business with Purple Turtle Gifts and its affiliated companies, owners or employees and
  • We DO NOT place any program or file on your computer that reports information back to us or any of our affiliated companies.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions or functionality of our sites.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our sites.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.


Use of Data

Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our sites and services
  • To notify you about changes to our sites and offerings
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our sites when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our sites and the customers buying experience
  • To monitor the usage of our sites
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues


Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and be maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.


Disclosure of Information

Disclosure of Information - Legal Requirements

Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability


Disclosure of Information - Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our websites and services ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Sites are used.


Disclosure of Information – Business References & Inquiries

Purple Turtle Gifts may disclose information about former customers to third parties and companies with which it is affiliated, as well as unaffiliated third parties that are considered ordinary and customary as part of business reference, credit checks and inquiries.

Those disclosures may consist of the following:

  • Financial background information describing a customer’s financial status;
  • Identification information, such as name, account number and address data;
  • Transaction information, such as account activity, debit activity or credit activity; and other information relating to financial matters.


Disclosure of Information – Google Analytics          

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our sites and services. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en


Disclosure of Information – Other Third Parties

Except for the reasons listed above Purple Turtle Gifts, LLC does not disclose customer information to third parties without first giving customers an opportunity to opt-out of such disclosures. There are some disclosures to third parties that are not subject to the opt-out, such as disclosures necessary to effect, administer or enforce a transaction requested by you, to companies that perform services for us or to prevent fraud.


Recipients of Information

As outlined above Purple Turtle Gifts may disclose consumer information to companies affiliated with Purple Turtle Gifts and to companies or other parties not affiliated with Purple Turtle Gifts (subject to consumers opt-out rights)

These recipients include: Financial institutions, such as banks, credit card companies and brokerage houses; Companies that process transactions or provide other services for us; Government agencies; and In addition, under United States law Purple Turtle Gifts is permitted to disclose customer information to certain recipients, like credit reporting agencies.

 

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SECURITY

Gaining your trust is the first step to gaining your business. Thus, Purple Turtle Gifts makes every possible effort to make your visit as safe and trouble free as possible. Below is more information about our commitment to your security.

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. It is STRONLY suggested users take all precautions to reduce their risk and mitigate the potential effects of loss of data while using our site and the internet in general. These steps include but are not limited to the use of up to date virus and malware protection, the use of firewalls on personal and business networks, setting up Virtual Private Networks (VPN) when possible, regularly updating and using complex passwords and the use of data and transmission encryption when communicating across the internet.


No Credit Card Information is Stored on Our Servers

Any payment methods that require you to provide credit card information are processed by outside companies (Braintree, PayPal, Google Payments, Amazon Payments, Visa Checkout, etc) and thus none of your credit card information is ever stored on our servers or on any server that can be accessed directly via the internet. If you combine this with the 128-bit SSL encryption techniques we employ the likelihood that your information will ever be compromised is minimized.


Alternate Ways of Making Purchases

If you are still do not feel secure in making purchases via any of our online sites you can always email us at support@purpleturtlegifts.com. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PAYMENT INFORMATION. Simply send a list of what you would like to purchases along with a phone number you can be reached. Explain that you would like to have one of our friendly customer service representatives call you. They can estimate the cost and contact you with that information. At such time we can take your payment information over the phone, send you a Paypal Invoice, provide you a fax number to submit the information to or provide you with an address where payment can be sent.


Access to Personal Information

Purple Turtle Gifts limits access to personal information to those employees of Purple Turtle Gifts and its affiliates who need it to fulfill their business responsibilities. Employees must adhere to Purple Turtle Gifts privacy policies. Employees violating these policies may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Vendors and other outside contractors we engage are subject to our contractual requirements to ensure that sensitive personal information is safeguarded.


We Use Appropriate Security Safeguards

At Purple Turtle Gifts security is a priority. We employ appropriate measures to protect consumer information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These may include, among others, encryption, physical access security and other appropriate technologies. Purple Turtle Gifts continually works to review and enhance their security systems, as necessary.

We Maintain Procedures to Assure the Quality of The Information We Collect & Where Applicable, Will Inform Consumers About How They Can Access Their Information & Make Corrections, if Necessary

Purple Turtle Gifts employs appropriate measures to assure the quality of information we collect directly through consumers. Where Purple Turtle Gifts collects information directly from consumers or sources other than our business customers, we permit them, if possible, to dispute or correct any erroneous or out-of-date personally identifiable information. Of course, this correction would not be possible if the information is proprietary to one of our business customers, reflects historical transaction information or if correction would violate the privacy or legal rights of a third party. Where applicable, we abide by laws related to such information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a written request that credibly shows error. We reserve the right to independently verify claims made. To protect your privacy and security, we also will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections. We reserve the right to assess a service charge for providing you any information in connection with your request.

 

Purple Turtle Gifts Website is Not Directed at Children Under the Age of 18

Our website is not directed at children under the age of 18 and Purple Turtle Gifts does not collect or maintain information on our website from those we know are under the age of 18. If you are under that age and are visiting one of our sites please speak with your parents before making a purchase. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove it from our servers.

 

Website May Be Linked to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services..


Opt Out Rights

Purple Turtle Gifts may disclose consumer information to third parties as described earlier in this notice. Many of these disclosures are beneficial to consumers because they permit goods and services of interest to consumers to be offered to consumers at attractive rates. We strive to give consumers choices about how their data will be used. You have the right to opt-out of (direct us not to make) these disclosures when the consumer information is about you. Of course, there are some disclosures to third parties that are not subject to the opt-out, such as disclosures necessary to effect, administer or enforce a transaction requested by you, to companies that perform services for us or to prevent fraud. When you use this service, you will be asked whether you wish to opt out. If you wish to opt out, simply check the appropriate box and submit your choice.


As we develop websites for international audiences, we may adopt additional rules and practices consistent with this statement to conform to the policies or requirements of those countries. We may alter this statement as needed for certain products and services and to abide by local laws or regulations around the world.


Acceptance of Policies

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our websites and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the user experience on all our sites. By using any of Purple Turtles Gifts and it’s affiliate sites, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Right to Modify or Amend Policy

Purple Turtle Gifts reserves the right to amend or modify this statement from time to time. We urge you to review this statement whenever you visit to obtain the most current statement. You may change your choices at any time.


If you have any questions or indeed comments about our Online Privacy and Security Statement & Policies, or for some reason believe we have not adhered to our statement, please contact us:

 
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