PRIVACY POLICY

STORE POLICY

Touched By Tay is committed to the relationship of trust I have with you – our consumers. I value your business and, more importantly, your loyalty. I recognize that privacy is an important issue. We have developed this Privacy Policy (this "Policy") to explain the practices of Touched By Tay. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (collectively, "Touched By Tay," "we," or "us") regarding the personal information and data I collect from you or about you through my online platforms. This Policy governs your use of any online service location, including any website or mobile application, that posts a link to this Policy, and it also applies to your use of interactive features, widgets, plug-ins, applications, content, downloads and other services that we may own and control and make available through our sites (collectively, this Policy governs our "Service"). Your use of our Service is also governed by my terms.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
In every aspect of my business, I may collect personal information or data. Some of this personal information you may provide to me directly, and some may be passively collected from you as you access and use my Service.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO ME
Examples of personal information that you may provide to me include: your contact information (including your name, physical address, fax number, telephone number, and email address); your date of birth; details about your preferences, product interests, orders and transactions with me and your reviews and opinions of my products or services.

SENSITIVE INFORMATION
The term "sensitive information" refers to information related to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership. I do not generally collect sensitive information unless it is specifically volunteered to me by you.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Touched By Tay does not collect or store your credit card information. If you choose to make an online purchase from Touched By Tay, you may be given the option to make payment directly on my online platform or on a third-party processor’s website, like PayPal. I do not review your credit card information when you engage in a payment transaction, whether you submit the information directly on my payment page or whether you submit it on a third-party website, like PayPal. All payment processing is handled by a third-party payment processor, which I do not control. As such,I encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other third-party payment processor before you submit your payment information to their website. 

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION
In addition to personal information you provide to me directly, I may gather and store information about you automatically when you access and use my Service using tracking technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, browser fingerprinting, entity tag, recognition technologies, and GPS or other location-identifying technologies. Examples of information that may be collected and stored automatically include: certain details about your browser, operating system, and hardware; your location; the URL that referred you to our Service; your activities on my Service; your mobile service provider (if accessing my service with a mobile device, like a smart phone); and the date and time of your visit to my Service. This browsing information is linked to your anonymous IP address (or another unique device identifier) and not to you personally. If for any reason your browsing information is linked to information that can personally identify you, I treat it as personal information.

 

THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND DO NOT TRACK
Third parties may use tracking technologies in connection with our site, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party use of tracking technologies because we may not control them and we are not responsible for them. Do Not Track is a technology that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit. Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to Do Not Track technology.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM THIRD PARTIES
In addition to the information we collect from you directly, we may also infer information about you based on the information you provide to us or from information we receive using third-party analytics services, as described below under "Analytics Services and Targeted Ads." We may also collect information about you from our partners, from social media sites, and from other third-party sources. For instance, we may receive your telephone number or mailing addresses from our partners or from other sources, which we may use for telemarketing purposes. We may append this information to the information we have on file for you and share it with others consistent with this Policy.

 

ANALYTICS SERVICES AND TARGETED ADS
We may use third-party analytics services, which track details about your online activities over time and across different sites. These services help us to improve our site and the products and services that we offer you. These services may also allow us and others to provide you with targeted advertisements or other content that you may be interested in based on your online activities. 

 

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU
We may use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including to: (1) facilitate your online shopping and provide the products and services you request from Touched By Tay, or which are part of a program you have joined or a purchase you have made, including processing online purchases and e-mailing purchase receipts; (2) provide you with information about marketing, promotions, and meeting and event planning services; (3) improve Touched By Tay's products and services to provide you with the expected level of products and services; (4) ensure our site, products and services are of interest to you; (5) process enrollments and applications; (6)facilitate collections; and (7) provide or offer you newsletters, promotions and featured specials, other marketing communications, product or service awareness marketing, to conduct surveys, sweepstakes, prize draws, and other contests. We may provide these communications online, via email, telephone, mobile/text messaging (including SMS and MMS) and postal mail.

We may also aggregate your personal information, including your date of birth, gender, marital status, and location, with data from third-party sources for purposes of data hygiene and analytics, as described above under the heading "Analytics Services and Targeted Ads." As long as this data is anonymized, it may be used and disclosed in a variety of ways. If any data is tied to personally identifying information about you, such as your name, we will treat it as personal information and it will be protected as such.

HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Our Service is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including personal information, will be transferred to, and processed, stored, and used in the United States by us as well as by our third-party service providers. As noted above, different countries have different data protection laws, so please be aware that the United States data protection and privacy laws may differ from the laws in your own country. By using our Service or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer to, and processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including personal information, in the United States.

As a global company, we endeavor to provide you with the same level of service that you have come to expect at Touched By Tay whether you are in Houston, New York City, or LA. To provide this service, we may share your personal information among members of the Touched By Tay companies, franchisees or service providers and business partners that may be located in countries outside your own. Although the data protection laws of these various countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country, Touched By Tay takes appropriate steps to ensure that your personal information is handled as described in this Policy.​

  • Electronic Receipt Program: If you participate in electronic receipt program, billing information will be shared with the credit card provider and if you use a corporate credit card, possibly, your employer.

  • Business Partners: From time to time we may partner with other companies to provide products or services and may share your information with our business partners to provide those products or services to you.

  • Co-Sponsors of Promotions: We also may co-sponsor promotions, sweepstakes, prize draws, competitions or contests with other companies, or we may provide prizes for sweepstakes and contests sponsored by other companies. If you enter one of these sweepstakes or contests, we may share your information with our co-sponsor or the third-party sponsor.

  • Service Providers and Business Partners: We rely on service providers to provide certain products and services, such as to facilitate administrative functions and information technology operations, credit card billing, online ordering/return services, fulfillment services, administering our membership and loyalty programs, providing services in connection with our websites, communicating news and delivering promotional and transactional materials via email and via online and mobile advertising; processing credit card transactions, data hygiene and enhancement services; professional services such as accounting, auditing and legal advice; investigating accident reports; processing insurance claims; and administering sweepstakes, prize draws, competitions and customer surveys. Touched By Tay will disclose personal information to service providers and business partners as appropriate.

  • Business Transactions: As we develop our business, we might sell, buy, restructure or reorganize businesses or assets. In the event of a merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of assets, Touched By Tay may, in its sole and absolute discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected, including, without limitation, information you have provided to us and information we have automatically collected about you, to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

  • Telemarketing: If you purchase products from Touched By Tay or its website or are a member of any of our loyalty or membership programs, we may share your telephone number among our Affiliated Companies for purposes of telemarketing.

  • Other: In addition, Touched By Tay may disclose personal information in order to: (i) comply with applicable laws, (ii) respond to governmental inquiries or requests from public authorities, (iii) comply with valid legal process, (iv) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Touched By Tay, site visitors, customers, employees or the public, (v) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain, (vi) enforce our websites' terms and conditions, and (vii) respond to an emergency.

 

RETAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION
I retain personal information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law.

POLICY MODIFICATIONS
We may modify this Policy from time to time. When we make material changes to this Policy we will prominently post a link to the revised Policy on the homepage of our site (www.touchedbytay.com). You can tell when this Policy was last updated by looking at the link and at the date at the top of this Policy. Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy on the site. Use of the site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.

 

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about this Policy or how Touched By Tay processes your personal information, please contact me by calling 1-832-523-9713 or by sending email to touchedbytay@yahoo.com

 

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USE IN PRIVACY STATEMENT
Cookies
A "cookie" is a computer file that acts as an identification card for your computer. When you visit our sites, unique cookies are placed on your browser. The purpose of the cookie is to distinguish your browser from all other browsers that visit our sites. However, by recognizing your browser, we can serve you better. For example, the cookies allow us to hold the selections in your shopping cart when you navigate away from the order page and then return to complete the order; because of the cookie, you don’t have to start over with your shopping. We can also keep track of what pages of our website your browser visited and whether you purchased a product. This helps us judge the success of our advertising campaigns. Working with third-party advertising companies, the use of cookies also enables us to provide you with customized banner ads that we think will be more useful than randomly-generated ads because they are based on your past purchases and page visits to our sites.

Web Beacons
When you visit our ecommerce sites, web beacons will recognize specific cookies that have been placed on your browser. Web beacons can convey information that a browser with a recognized cookie has accessed a page or a certain part of a page on our website, depending on where the web beacon is located on the website. For example, a web beacon located on our purchase confirmation page will record that a browser with a recognized cookie accessed that page which means that we can conclude that the browser was used to purchase a product. The web beacon does not, however, tell us that you specifically (by reference to PII) have purchased a product because the cookie is only the browser’s identification card; it is not your personal identification card.

We use web beacons to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to improve our websites by recognizing which pages are visited and whether those visits result in purchases. Web beacons also allow third-party advertising companies we work with to select and serve banner advertisements to your browser that you would be most likely to be interested in.

Business Partners
We work with industry-leading business partners who help us operate our websites and provide important services to our customers and visitors. Our business partners may change over time but we are committed to building relationships with third parties who are dedicated to providing you a safe and satisfying experience on our websites. Our business partners are obligated to collect and use any information collected from you on a Touched By Tay site or on behalf of Touched By Tay in a manner that is consistent with applicable data security laws.

Third-Party Advertising Companies
We allow certain companies to collect information from browsers of our websites to use to serve interest-based ads. These companies are usually third party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors or providers of sponsored content. Using cookies and web beacons, these companies collect data from a particular browser about web viewing behaviors over time and across unrelated websites and use such data to predict user preferences and to deliver advertisements to that browser which are calculated to target that browser’s predicted preferences.

Analytics Data
Information collected through cookies and web beacons to keep track of what products you viewed and purchased and what areas or pages you viewed on our websites is called "analytics data". We use analytics data to improve the design and content of our websites, to help us learn things like what pages are most attractive to all of our visitors and what promotions visitors like to see, and to gauge the success of our advertising campaigns.

Interest-Based Advertising
Interest-based advertising has become commonplace across the Web. It is the term we use for the activity that enables us to tailor ads to your interests and activities. Either Touched By Tay or third-party advertising companies we work with may look at your browsing activity, such as the types of content you access, ads you click on, and searches you conduct. We can then infer certain interests you have and place ads and offer you deals that meet your needs. Our goal for interest-based advertising is to show ads to people likely to be interested in the products we offer at Touched By Tay.

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