Retail Decisions (“Retail Decisions“) operates Retail Decisions and may operate other websites. It is Retail Decisions policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Retail Decisions collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Retail Decisions purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Retail Decisions visitors use its website. From time to time, Retail Decisions may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Retail Decisions also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Retail Decisions blogs/sites. Retail Decisions only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Retail Decisions websites choose to interact with Retail Decisions in ways that require Retail Decisions to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Retail Decisions gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Retail Decisions to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Retail Decisions are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Retail Decisions collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Retail Decisions. Retail Decisions does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Retail Decisions may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Retail Decisions may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Retail Decisions does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Retail Decisions discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Retail Decisions behalf or to provide services available at Retail Decisions websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Retail Decisions websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Retail Decisions will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Retail Decisions discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Retail Decisions believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Retail Decisions, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Retail Decisions website and have supplied your email address, Retail Decisions may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Retail Decisions and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Retail Decisions takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Retail Decisions, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Retail Decisions goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Retail Decisions may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.