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(Last Updated: February 19, 2016)
(Effective Date: February 19, 2016)
1. What categories of Personal Information do we collect on or through the Website and how is it collected?
Personal Information is and/or may be collected from you in a number of ways, including:
In some instances, you will have to provide a third party’s Personal Information through the Website (for example, if you request that we ship an order to a third party).
In addition, we will collect and store certain non-personally identifiable information automatically whenever you interact with the Website. For example, we may collect your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser information and reference site domain name when you visit the Website, in order to learn about your browser and operating system.
Some of our email communications to you may include a "click-through URL" linked to a particular page on the Website. By clicking on such URL, you will automatically enter our Website and we may collect information relating to the "click-through". You may avoid having this information collected by not clicking on URL links in our email communications.
We may collect aggregate information regarding user behavior to measure interest in and use of our Website and promotions. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable and/or anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, types of products purchased, pages you access most frequently or search terms you enter. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by the compiled information. For example, the number of people who visit our Website who are 25 years of age is aggregate information that does not personally identify a specific user. Aggregate information may be used to determine patterns and produce demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
2. With what categories of third party persons or entities may we share your Personal Information?
We reserve the right to use, disclose, sell, trade and/or rent aggregate information to third parties, provided that the data is not linked to any specific individual.
We may share your Personal Information with our affiliate Vida Shoes International, Inc., Vida Group and/or other divisions and brands of Vida (collectively, “Vida”), and with other entities affiliated with or related to Step & Stride and/or Vida for their own marketing purposes.
We may share your Personal Information with our business partners and with third party service providers providing services on our behalf. Such services may include operating this Website, hosting this Website, data hosting, providing the products and services you request through this Website, authorization and processing of your payments, product fulfilment, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, marketing and promotional material distribution, Website evaluation, data analysis, analysis of information for marketing purposes including Internet-Based Advertising, and where applicable, data cleansing.
We may also use third parties, including but not limited to certain advertising intermediaries, to collect your Personal Information and information regarding your online behavior for the purpose of behavioral tracking and Interest-Based Advertising. Such advertising intermediaries may include advertising networks, advertising exchanges, ad-serving vendors, analytics providers, data brokers, re-targeters, re-marketers and/or market researchers.
In addition, our Website uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.
We may disclose your Personal Information to government authorities and to other third parties in any of the following circumstances: (i) when compelled to do so by government authorities; (ii) when required by law in our good faith belief; (iii) in response to a court order or subpoena; (iv) as required in connection with a judicial or government proceeding or legal process; (v) when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Website, or anyone else; (vi) to verify or enforce compliance with the Terms and Conditions of Use and policies that govern our Website; (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by law; or (viii) where we believe it is necessary to investigate or address unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of a consumer or the general public. Step & Stride cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property rights and other rights.
3. How is your Personal Information used?
In addition to the uses described elsewhere in this Policy, we may use your Personal Information to:
For example, Personal Information collected on or through the Website may be used to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations, to provide customer service, and to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features and to send you other promotional communications. We may retain Personal Information as reasonably necessary to appropriately document our business activities and for archival and record retention purposes.
We and/or our third party service providers and other outside companies may also use your Personal Information, aggregate information and information gathered from cookies to: measure and determine how visitors use our Website; analyze the effectiveness of our Website and promotion efforts; improve and optimize our Website and the products and services we offer; customize account pages for you; save your password so you do not have to provide it each time you visit the Website; track user visits and account features; determine what features and pages are most frequently requested or visited; conduct web analytics; conduct behavioral tracking; create and deliver use-tailored and targeted advertising; improve the performance of our advertising on other websites; predict which products, advertisements and banners may be of most interest to you in the future; show you such products, advertisements and banners on this Website and/or third party sites; and generally enhance your visits to the Website and provide our customers with a fulfilling shopping experience.
We may on occasion combine information we received through this Website with information obtained from other sources and outside records to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.
We and/or our third party service providers including advertising intermediaries may collect and use your Personal Information and information regarding your online behavior for the purpose of behavioral tracking to provide you with Interest-Based Advertising (i.e., use-tailored and targeted advertisements). We and these third parties may place cookies and related technologies on certain pages of our Website to facilitate the collection of your Personal Information and information regarding your use of the Website, which will enable us to serve you ads based on your past visits and online behavior. For example, we may receive information through your browser when you access the Website and/or click on a Step & Stride advertisement or banner displayed on a third party website. Such information may include technical information about your computer (including your computer’s IP address, operating system, browser type and date and time of visit), the pages you view, the features you use, the searches you conduct, the queries you make, the links you click, the purchases you make, the URL of pages you link to from the Website and of pages you come from when accessing the Website, the third party websites you have visited or visit later, and the advertisements or banners you click on in order to access the Website. We and these third parties may store, analyze and utilize this information for the purpose of predicting which Step & Stride or other Vida products, advertisements and banners may be of most interest to you in the future and providing you with use-tailored advertisements regarding products, services or offers that may be of interest to you. Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websiteswhen you use our Website. Third parties may show you ads based on your past visits to the Website and may show you ads on sites across the Internet.
4. What steps are taken to keep your Personal Information secure?
The security of your information is important to us. The Website has technical and security measures in place designed to help protect the Personal Information we collect about you and to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration, access, disclosure and/or destruction of the Personal Information under our control. Our server uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security protection by encrypting all of your Personal Information including credit card number, name and address to prevent individuals from reading this information as it travels over the Internet.
We will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Website. However, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Step & Stride to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, Step & Stride cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.
In order to help protect Personal Information you provide to us, you should (i) not share your password or account information with others, (ii) use a secure web browser, and (iii) change your password frequently. If you wish to cancel a password, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of a password, please contact us.
5. How do you opt-out of receiving promotional communications and/or Interest-Based Advertising?
If you provide us with a wireless number or email address, you agree to receive electronic promotional messages at such number or address from Step & Stride, Vida and/or other of our affiliates, unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages.
There are several ways in which you can "opt-out" of receiving electronic promotional messages. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Website, you may have the opportunity to elect not to receive correspondence from us. When you set up an account or go to My Account, you will have an opportunity to make or change your selections in this regard. You may also opt-out of receiving such messages by contacting us at [email protected] and informing us of your desire to opt-out. Finally, you may opt-out of receiving such communications in the future by clicking on the opt-out (or unsubscribe) link within any electronic communication you receive from us and otherwise following the instructions in that communication. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
With respect to cookies, most browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies.
In some, but not all, instances the Website, software services associated with the Website and third parties collecting information through the Website will follow certain Do Not Track signals or similar mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third party websites or online services.
In addition, certain online tools allow consumers to opt-out of certain Interest-Based Advertising. The following links will allow you to opt-out of Interest-Based Advertising (described above) by companies participating in these programs:
Please note that even though you may opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, orders and communications with us. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other entities for marketing purposes will only apply as of the date of your request, and we will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from entities that received your Personal Information prior to such request. In these cases, you will need to contact that entity directly.
6. How can you access, correct and update your Personal Information?
If you are a registered user of the Website, you may access and update your registration information and your communication preferences under My Account and following the instructions set forth therein. You may also access and update your information by contacting us via email at [email protected].
We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable. Please note that our removal of such information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of the content or information from the Internet. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.
7. Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, Step & Stride customers who are California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at [email protected] , Attn: Webmaster.
8. Children under age of 13
Our Website is a general audience website and is not directed to or intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under 13 prior to verifiable parental consent when legally required. No one under age 13 may provide any information to us via any means. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information via the Website or any applications, services or social media platforms associated with the Website (collectively, “Apps”), make any purchases using the Website or Apps, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or Apps, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use.
If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact our Customer Service department at 1-212-246-1900 or [email protected].
A person under 13 who has registered as a user of the Website and has posted non-anonymized content to the Website may remove such content by contacting us (directly or through a parent or guardian) with such request as set forth above. Please note that such removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information from the Internet.
The servers that make the Website available and that store the information that is collected on or through the Website are located in the United States of America. This Website is intended for users who are located in the United States, and is hosted and operated in the United States pursuant to United States law. By providing Personal Information through the use of this Website, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories.
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