THE CONVENTION CENTER STORE, INC.
Last Updated January 12, 2010
What information about me is collected on the Site?
Does CCS collect information from children under 13 years of age?
What does CCS do with the information it collects?
When does CCS disclose information to third parties?
Is the information collected on the Site secure?
What choices do I have regarding the collection, disclosure and distribution of personally identifiable information?
Can I update or correct my personally identifiable information?
Who do I contact if I have any privacy questions?
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED ON THE SITE? ^BACK TO TOP
Depending on your use of the websites or other services we, The Convention Center Store, Inc. ("CCS" "we" or "us" or "our") may make available from time to time (together with associated and successor websites and services, the "Site"), including without limitation www.conventioncenterplace.com, www.conventioncenterstore.com, www.conventioncentercity.com and www.conventionalwisdom.us, we may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such information may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, birth date (primarily for eligibility purposes) and billing and credit card information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession or gender). Non-personally identifiable information may also include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site.
We will collect personally identifiable information from you only if you voluntarily submit the information to us. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from third parties providing credit and debit card authorization and fraud screening services as part of your use of the Site.
Registering to Use the Site and in the Course of Using the Site.
You may be required to establish an account on the Site in order to take advantage of certain features of the Site. If so, if you wish to establish an account you will be required to provide us with information (including personally identifiable information) such as name, postal address, email address and credit card and billing information. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from third parties providing credit and debit card authorization and fraud screening services as part of the registration process. In addition, we may obtain your personally identifiable information from you if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments.
Cookies and Action Tags.
We collect non-personally identifiable information passively using "cookies" and "action tags."
In addition to cookies that we place on your computer, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements on the Site or to collect non-personally identifiable information in order to provide advertising-related services. In the course of serving advertisements on this website, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize unique cookies on your browser.
You do not have to accept cookies to use the Site. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the "Help" section of the toolbar. While you are not required to accept our cookies to access the Site, if you reject cookies, certain products, offerings, features, or resources of the Site may not work properly and you may experience some loss of convenience.
"Action tags," also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track website usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of the Site, including advertisements, or email sent on our behalf, may contain action tags.
By using cookies and action tags together, we are able to gain valuable information to improve the Site and measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns. We do not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to our advertising partners.
We also collect non-personally identifiable information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to monitor the use of the Site, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on the Site and evaluating the Site in general.
DOES CCS COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE? ^BACK TO TOP
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Site is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
WHAT DOES CCS DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS? ^BACK TO TOP
In general, we use the information collected on the Site to provide the Site to you and process your transactions, to help us understand who uses the Site, to improve the Site, and to contact you for customer service and billing purposes.
We may use your information to send you a welcoming email that may confirm your user name and password. If you "opt-in," we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about the Site products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences. In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may use your information (including personally identifiable information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference. We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding the Site or, if applicable, about your billing account status. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of the Site.
We may also use the information gathered on the Site to perform statistical analysis of user behavior or to evaluate and improve the Site. We may link some of this information to personally identifiable information for internal purposes only or to improve your experience with the Site.
WHEN DOES CCS DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES? ^BACK TO TOP
Laws and Legal Rights.
Third Parties Generally.
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of the Site. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit the Site, the demographic breakdown of our registered users of the Site, or the products and/or services purchased using the Site and the vendors of such products and services. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising products or services (including vendors and website tracking services), merchants, affiliates and other actual or potential commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
Third Party Sellers.
Sale of Business.
IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE SECURE? ^BACK TO TOP
We want your information (including personally identifiable information) to remain as secure as possible. We strive to provide secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques.
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including personally identifiable information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION? ^BACK TO TOP
CAN I UPDATE OR CORRECT MY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION? ^BACK TO TOP
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all personally identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as and to the extent reasonably practicable.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS? ^BACK TO TOP
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By postal mail or courier:
Attn: Privacy Agent
The Convention Center Store, Inc.
10 Ladyslipper Lane
Acton, MA 01720