Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring your privacy is respected and protected. As part of this commitment, we have prepared this Privacy Statement to explain the manner in which Bostek shoes collect, use, disclose and otherwise treat the personal information of consumers based in the United States.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
You are able to enjoy our publications, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you:
• purchase, return, or exchange products offered through one of our websites
• subscribe to one of our online newsletters
• enter into a contest or sweepstakes;
• contact our customer service department with an inquiry, comment or suggestion.
Product Purchases: When you purchase products offered through one of our websites or publications, we collect your credit card and other payment information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, as well as to improve our product offerings.
When you return merchandise purchased via one of our websites or request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to provide certain information, including your name, e-mail address, residential address and phone number. We collect and use this information for fraud prevention purposes.
Online Registration: You do not have to register to browse some areas of our websites. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters or to participate in certain website features, such as a community forum. When you register, you may be asked for personal information such as your name, e-mail address, and a user name and password that you select. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an on-line forum or community.
Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.
Optional Information: Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and purchasing preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the publication, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our publications, product and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.
Customer Service: When you call one of our customer service representatives, or e-mail us with a comment or question, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and telephone number, to help us promptly answer your question. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our publications, product offerings, and our websites. Website Information: Generally, you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.
Cookies: To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. If you wish to block cookies please open your internet browser and then click through the following relevant path:
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Statement.
Security of Personal Information
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, we need you to understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.
To provide you with an increased level of security online, access to your personal information on certain of our websites may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.
Accessing and Correcting your Personal Information
If you wish to access the personal information we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please contact us.
To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Changes to this Privacy Statement This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.
Feel free to contact our Customer Service department at any time if:
• You have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement,
• You wish to withdraw your name from an e-mail or other marketing list;
• You wish to access and/or correct your personal information,
• You have a complaint about the manner in which we treat your personal information.