At Arcis LLC ("Swipe,"
"we," or "us"), we are committed to the privacy of our
information is collected from users of the Swipe website at
www.swipeswipe.com (the "Site"), and how that information is
used and disclosed. By using our Site, you consent to the terms of this Policy.
We reserve the right to
modify this Policy at any time and will notify you of such changes by posting
the modified Policy on our Site and indicating at the top of the Policy the
date it was last updated. If there are material changes to this Policy, we will
notify you more directly.
Personal Information We
You provide personal
information to us in a number of ways when you visit the Site. For example, you
provide us with personal information when you: create or update an account or
profile and subscribe to our e-mail newsletter or other services
("Services"); purchase Swipe products on the Site; participate in a
survey, contest, sweepstakes, or other promotions on the Site; contact us by
e-mail for any reason, such as to request help with the Services, or to provide
us with your comments/feedback; submit personal information in connection with
photos/stories for our potential use and/or publication.
We may collect your name, image, billing and shipping
addresses, e-mail address, phone number, credit card number and expiration
date. We may also collect certain demographic information in connection with
your participation in any survey, contest, sweepstakes, or promotion on the
Site such as gender, birth day and month, city, state and country, websites and
Additionally, when you visit
our Site, some information is automatically collected, such as your computer's
operating system and browser type, version, and capabilities (such as whether
address and the time and date of your visit, the referring site (if
applicable), as well as screen resolution, color and depth. This information is
tracked through the use of web beacons, cookies and logs.
Cookies. We may
automatically collect certain information through the use of
"cookies." Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer
by your browser at the request of a Web site to store your personal
most popular, to count the number of computers accessing the Site, to
personalize your experience, and to remember your preferences. If your browser
is set not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you may not be able to
access certain features or services of the Site.
Web Beacons. "Web
beacons" (also known as "web bugs," "action tags,"
"pixel trackers," or "clear GIFs") may also be used on the
Site or in our emails. Web beacons are small graphic images placed on a web
page, web-based document, or in an e-mail message that allow the collection of
certain information and monitor user activity on the Site or in emails. Web
beacons are invisible because of their size (only 1 by 1 pixel) and because they
are the same color as the background of the web page. Web beacons are used to
collect the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to, the URL
of the page the Web user comes from and the time the Web beacon is activated
(such as when you view the webpage, advertisement, or e-mail that contains the
How We Use Personal
In general, we use personal
information collected on the Site to provide the Services and otherwise process
transactions on the Site, to provide support for the Services, to respond to
user requests and inquiries, to maintain a record of our dealings with Site
users, to develop and improve products and services, to inform users about
products or services we think will be of interest and to allow users to connect
or search for other customers that share similar interests.
When we use your personal
information in our marketing efforts, we provide you with choices (see
"Choice," below). We may also receive information from third parties
with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with
the other personal information we maintain about you (for example, we may
receive updated information about you, such as an updated billing address, from
the financial institution issuing your credit card in connection with billing
for Swipe products).
Sharing Personal Information
We do not share, sell,
trade, or rent personal information to third parties, including for their own
marketing purposes without your prior consent except in the limited
circumstances described in this Policy. We may share personal information with
third-party vendors who assist us in operating our business. These functions
may include, for example, analyzing traffic information or other data,
providing marketing assistance to us, mailing items, processing credit card
transactions, and fulfilling or delivering orders. In all cases, we limit the
information shared with our third-party vendors to that which is necessary to
carry out those functions.
We also disclose personal
information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a
subpoena, warrant or court order) or respond to lawful requests and legal
process; to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements;
to initiate, render, bill and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect the
rights and property of Swipe, our agents, our community members, our
customers' and others; to protect our community members, customers and others
from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Site or Services; or if we
reasonably believe that disclosure is needed to respond to an emergency or
protect the personal safety of any person.
In addition, information
about our customers, including personally identifiable information, may be
disclosed or transferred as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing or
sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or
receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred
to third parties as one of our business assets.
We encourage parents to take
an active interest in their children's use of the Internet. The Site is not
designed to collect personal information from children who are under 13 years
of age, and we do not intend to or knowingly collect such information. If you
are under 13, you should not provide personal information on our Site.
We use reasonable security
measures in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure,
destruction and alteration of information while it is under our control. We
cannot, however, guarantee the protection of information against such events,
nor can we promise that your information may be not be disclosed or accessed by
accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.
When you register for an
account on the Site, we ask you to create a password. To protect the
confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password
confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for
all uses of the Site by any person using your password. Please advise us
immediately if you believe your password has been misused or otherwise
To opt-out of receiving
marketing or other promotional communications from us, to access, change or
delete your personal information maintained by us, or to otherwise change your
choices about how we use your personal information we provide you with the
following options: you may (1) follow the "Unsubscribe" instructions
contained in the communication from us or(2) e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Opt-out requests
will not apply to transactional service messages, including security alerts and
notices about your current account and services.