Adam’s Secret USA, LLC
Effective as of July 20, 2019
This website (the “Site”) is the property of Adam’s Secret, LLC a New Jersey Limited Liability Company, whose primary offices are located at 460 Bergen Ave, Unit 222, Palisades Park, NJ 07650, as applicable, (collectively, “AS”, “we”, or “us”). AS respects the privacy of those who access and/or use the Site (“You”, “Your”, “User”, or collectively “Users”) and is committed to protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information we collect from You as You access and/or use the Site via the internet, the world wide web, mobile networks, or any other communication methods now known or in the future developed.
For the purpose of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereafter “the GDPR”), the data controller is AS.
The Information That The Site Collects
Automatically Collected Information
Like many websites, when You access the Site, we may automatically record certain information from Your system by using different types of other common Internet technology. This automatically collected information may include, but not be limited to, usage, viewing and technical data, including Your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique device or User ID, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that You access on the Site, the dates and times that You visit Site, and whether you opened an email we sent.
Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders. When ordering a product through our site, we collect your email address, first name, last name, postal address, phone number (optional) and your payment information.
Information that you provide when registering a unique Customer account, including your email address.
Information that you provide when registering with the Forum, including your User Name of your choosing and email address.
Information that you provide when registering with the AS Membership, including your User Name of your choosing, and email address.
Information that you provide when you report a problem with our site.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
The Way We Use This Information
Automatically Collected Information
Personally Identifiable Information
Alternative Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Although consent for the use or disclosure of personally identifiable information will usually be obtained at the time of collection, there may be occasions where consent is sought after the personally identifiable information has been collected (but before use). If AS intends to use personally identifiable information for a purpose other than what was identified at the time the personally identifiable information was collected, then we will obtain Your prior consent to that additional use unless it is for a situation where consent can be implied through Your actions with us.
Security of Information
The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are extremely important to us. AS maintains our systems in accordance with commercially reasonable industry standards to preserve the integrity and security of Your personally identifiable information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information You Transmit through the Site, and You do so at Your own risk. Once we receive Your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems including contractual and/or other safeguards to ensure that affiliates, related companies or third party service providers (“Third Parties”) provide a comparable level of protection for your personally identifiable information. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. “Perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and You use the Site at Your own risk. If You have reason to believe that Your information stored with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us as set out on our Site.
AS has safeguards to protect personally identifiable information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held. Personally identifiable information will be safeguarded by physical measures (locking filing cabinets, restricting access to offices), organizational measures (employee training, limiting access on a necessity basis) and technological measures (Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology passwords, firewalls and encryption). Some records, including older records, may be stored at an offsite storage facility, in either paper or electronic format. Where records are stored with off-site storage facilities, AS uses contractual or other means to ensure that your privacy rights are protected. As a result, personally identifiable information may be subject to legal requirements of foreign countries as applicable, such as the requirement to disclose personally identifiable information to foreign governments.
From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware though that despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
AS always uses contractual or other safeguards to ensure protection of personally identifiable information and such information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law, except with the consent of the individual.
Access to personally identifiable information is limited to AS employees with a business need to know and Third Parties who require access for business purposes. From time to time, AS will disclose personally identifiable information to others, including to affiliated entities or unrelated companies that carry out certain responsibilities on behalf of AS. AS takes necessary steps to ensure that the affiliated entities or unrelated companies do not use or disclose personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the specific purpose requested.
Please note that once we share your personally identifiable information with a Third Party, the information received by the Third Party becomes subject to the Third Party’s privacy practices.
We will only retain personal data held about you as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. Although in some instances difficult to provide an exact timeframe in advance, please find below the criteria used to determine the data retention period:
Customer data: Details of transactions that you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders will generally be stored for a 12-month period following the delivery date of the Products. Depending on the information and services provided, the retention period of such details may be extended as set forth in IV.e and IV.g below.
Marketing data: Personal data retained for marketing purposes will be deleted as soon as possible after having received your withdrawal of consent to processing for such purposes.
Customer account: Personal data provided through creating a unique account on the site will be retained for as long as the account is active and for 3 months after you have chosen to terminate your account. Your personal data will be retained for a 12-month period in the event that you have not replied to our inquiries concerning the deletion of your account due to inactivity.
Forum Membership: Personal data provided through your Forum Membership will be retained for as long as the account is active and for 3 months after you have chosen to terminate your Forum Membership. Your personal data will be retained for a 12-month period in the event that you have not replied to our inquiries concerning the deletion of your forum membership account due to inactivity.
Membership: Personal data provided through your Membership will be retained for as long as the account is active and for 3 months after you have chosen to terminate your Membership. Your personal data will be retained for a 12-month period in the event that you have not replied to our inquiries concerning the deletion of your Membership due to inactivity.
Inquiries: Records of correspondence between you and us concerning, our products or reported problems with our site, will be stored for 6 months after the correspondence has been finalized.
Furthermore, we will retain and use any personal data necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements as follows:
Billing information is retained for the period allowed in accordance with the relevant accounting and taxation laws; and
Information on legal transactions between you and AS is retained for the period of time allowed in accordance with the general limitation period set for civil claims by law
AS will take all reasonable efforts to ensure that personally identifiable information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date in relation to the purposes for which the personally identifiable information is to be used.
Access to personally identifiable information, including how we use and disclose the personally identifiable information may be obtained on written request. An individual can challenge the accuracy and completeness of their personally identifiable information and have it amended as appropriate. An individual’s written request for access to personally identifiable information will be answered within a reasonable time and at a reasonable cost. We will assist any individual who informs us that they need assistance in preparing a written request and we may require an individual to provide sufficient information to permit us to provide an account of the existence, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information. Any such identifying information shall be used only for this purpose.
If an individual successfully establishes the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personally identifiable information such personally identifiable information will be amended to ensure that it is accurate. If a challenge to the accuracy of personally identifiable information is not resolved to the satisfaction of the individual, we will document the content of the challenge. The amended personally identifiable information or the existence of the unresolved challenge, as the case may be, may be transmitted to affiliated entities or unrelated companies having access to the information in question.
Requests for access to personally identifiable information we hold about an individual may be refused if permitted or required by law. In such a case, the reasons for denying access will be provided to the individual upon request which reasons may include: information that contains references to other individuals or contains confidential commercial information which cannot be redacted from the file; information collected in the course of investigating a breach of an agreement or in the course of a formal dispute resolution process; and information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Lost or Stolen Information.
You are solely responsible for any and all use of Customer Account, AS Account and/or Forum Membership. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and security of Customer Account, AS Account and/or Forum Membership password and log-in information. You agree to immediately notify AS of any actual or suspected breach of security or unauthorized use of Your Customer Account, AS Account and/or Forum Membership.
AS DOES NOT SELL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FOR PURCHASE BY CHILDREN. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR 21 IN SOME AREAS, TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. BY USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY CHOOSING TO VIEW AND ACCESS SEXUALLY-ORIENTED ADULT CONTENT FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE, YOU ARE THE LEGAL AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIAL, YOU WON’T ALLOW ANY PERSON UNDER THE LEGAL AGE TO VIEW SUCH MATERIAL OR PEOPLE WHO MAY BE OFFENDED BY SUCH MATERIAL.
TO VIEW ANY ADULT CONTENT FROM THIS SITE, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED FROM THE SITE, YOU ARE NOT ACCESSING THIS SITE FROM ANY MUNICPALITY, CITY, STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY, OR OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE VIEWING SUCH CONTENT IS PROHIBITED BY LAW, AND THAT THE ADULT CONTENT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO ACCESS AND/OR TRANSMIT FROM THIS SITE IS WITHIN THE CONTEMPORARY STANDARDS OF ACCEPTANCE AND TOLERANCE OF YOUR COMMUNITY FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUNG CHILDREN IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. FOR THAT REASON, AS DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS-OF-AGE. IF AS LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-YEARS-OF-AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, AS WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS PROVIDED US WITH PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, THEN PLEASE EMAIL US TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION DELETED IMMEDIATELY.
The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting children’s access to certain types of material on the internet. While AS does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service.
Links to Third Party Sites
Events Outside Of Ordinary Business Practices
IN CONNECTION WITH AN EVENT OUTSIDE OF AS’ ORDINARY BUSINESS PRACTICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A SALE, MERGER, CONSOLIDATION, CHANGE IN CONTROL, TRANSFER OF SUBSTANTIAL ASSETS, REORGANIZATION, OR LIQUIDATION, AS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER, SELL, OR ASSIGN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FROM USERS.
AS ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE USER INFORMATION IN THE GOOD-FAITH BELIEF THAT IT IS REQUIRED TO DO SO PURSUANT TO JUDICIAL OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SUBPOENAS, WARRANTS, OR ORDERS, OR TO DISCLOSE SUCH DATA TO A GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTION THAT HAS ASSERTED ITS LAWFUL AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION. AS ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE USER INFORMATION THAT WE BELIEVE, IN GOOD FAITH, IS APPROPRIATE OR NECESSARY: TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST LIABILITY; TO PROTECT AS FROM FRAUDULENT, ABUSIVE, OR UNLAWFUL USES; TO INVESTIGATE AND DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR ALLEGATIONS; TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES; TO PROTECT THE SECURITY OR INTEGRITY OF THE SITE; OR TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS, PROPERTY, OR PERSONAL SAFETY OF AS, OUR USERS, OR OTHERS.
DATA TRANSFERS, STORAGE AND PROCESSING GLOBALLY
FOR USERS VISITING THE SITE FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, CANADA OR OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORIES, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DATA YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED US WILL BE TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, CANADA OR SUCH OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORY FOR USE BY AS FOR ANY OF THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED HEREIN.
Through our provider, Google Analytics, data is collected about use of our sites. We will not provide Google Analytics with your name, credit card number, birthday, phone number, email address and address information. We assign a random number to your usage so that Google Analytics can identify unique users of our sites. However, Google Analytics cannot associate that number with your personally identifiable information. We recognize that you may prefer to limit or eliminate the data that Google Analytics collects about your use of our sites. Google Analytics does provide an “Opt-out” option. Directions can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personally identifiable information by AS to third parties for the Third Parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits registered users who are minors to request and obtain deletion of certain posted content. . If you do not want us to share your personal information with such third parties, please send us your name, email address, street address and phone number. Your opt out request will be processed within 30 days of the date it was received.
Visitors From Outside the US
EU and Swiss individuals have the right, under certain circumstances, to:
Access their personal information;
Correct inaccurate personal information;
Request erasure of their personal information without undue delay;
Request the restricted processing of their personal information;
To receive the personal information that they have provided us with, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller without hindrance or ask us to do so;
To object to the processing of their personal information;
Such users may request access to their personal information and modify or remove most information associated with their AS account at any time by logging into their AS account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info. Users may also email to exercise any of the above rights by emailing us at email@example.com. EU and Swiss users also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if they consider that our processing of their personal information infringes the applicable data protection laws. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with detailed information regarding the contact details of the respective competent supervisory authority.
AS will communicate with You only if you want to hear from us. If You also prefer that we not use the personal information you have provided to contact You for our own marketing, advertising and promotional purposes, You can let us know by following the "opt out" instructions provided in promotional electronic mail sent to You. These instructions, however, do not apply to non-promotional transactional messages from us.
If you ask us to remove your name and address from our promotional lists, we will maintain your name in a "do not contact" file in order to honor your request. It may take up to eight (8) weeks to process your request, during which period you may continue to receive communications from AS.
Adam’s Secret, LLC
460 Bergen Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Attention: General Counsel
Phone: +1 (646) 389-2778, from 9am to 6pm EST
If you have a privacy question about our website or would like to change or remove any of your information, please submit a Ticket to email@example.com.
For users in Canada, we encourage the use of our internal information and resolution process to resolve a complaint however an individual may also seek advice from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at 1.800.282.1376 or firstname.lastname@example.org and, if appropriate, file written complaint with that office.