We want to provide great content on skin care and anti-aging. We are not in business to mine data or compile usage information. Here are our three main privacy points, in plain English:
We will not sell or give out any information about our users to any company or any other site.
We will not track our users to other sites to compile information on their internet use.
We will not sell any data on the usage patterns of our users. We will use basic analytics to see how our users are using our site only for our own purposes.
Here’s the legal version.
This privacy statement describes how SkinTour collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: www.SkinTour.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. SkinTour is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors. Personal information received by SkinTour is not shared or sold.
What information do we collect? SkinTour.com believes it is important for you to know what types of information we collect when you use our site. We use “cookies” that are needed to compile aggregate non-personally identifiable information about the visitors to our web site. Non-personally identifiable information most often consists of things such as your search preferences, the types of products you have bought, how many times you have visited a particular web site, etc. This type of information is usually associated with a particular computer or IP address but not with a particular person. (Personally identifiable information, on the other hand, consists of information that is unique to you, such as credit card numbers, bank accounts, social security numbers, home address, email address and the like. This is the type of information that most people consider private and deem the most important to protect from unauthorized access.)
SkinTour utilizes cookies to help optimize and customize the shopping experience. Cookies enhance shopping efficiency and allow us to recognize returning shoppers. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.
“Cookies” are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in the user’s computer, ready for future access. Each time you access our web site; our server finds the relevant cookie on your computer. The information contained within that cookie is then used to customize your experience with our site. The following is a list of the information we collect: opt-in email addresses and registration information supplied by users, name/email address contact us form information.
Third Party Cookies. The use of third party cookies by our partners is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, to enhance product recommendations, and to schedule marketing emails.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
SkinTour does provide links to other web sites but is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Who has access to my information? Only those employees that are responsible for handling your account have access to your information. Additionally, employees in our technical department may have access to your information in order to conduct routine checks on the integrity of our system and in order to perform necessary maintenance work. Additionally, judicial requests by a duly authorized court will require us to divulge certain information regarding your account should that situation arise. Finally, should our company ever be bought or sold, your account information would then become the property of the new owner/entity.
If you link to another website from us, you will be subject to that website’s privacy policies, and we will not have control or responsibility over your privacy. We do not review the privacy policies of other websites.
Users who purchase products may receive promotional emails. Users may opt-out of our mailing list during the order process. If a user does not opt-out during the order process they may log into their account and update their preferences. If a user does not create an account during their order they may opt-out of our mailing list by using the supplied link on any of our emails. Furthermore, the user may create an account using their email address and opt-out from their account page.
Users may receive promotional emails from SkinTour if they register for an account without purchasing a product. Users may opt-out of our mailing list for specials and promotions during the registration process. If a user does not opt-out during the registration process, they may log into their account and update their preferences.
Users may change their address or other personal information in their account. Users may edit or delete any of their personal information by logging in and following the “edit this information” links in their account. If an account is not created during a purchase, a user may choose to create one later with the same email address used for the purchase.
Surveys or Contests. We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests in completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users personal identifiable information for any purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
Chat. We may use a chat feature to assist you with general customer service questions and concerns. When our chat feature is online we collect your name and email address so that we may easily look up your account information, if available, to better assist you with your question or concern. We do not collect any personal information when our chat is offline.
Data Retention. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at service@SkinTour.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Can I correct or remove information from the site? You always have the option to terminate your account and have any information deleted.
Can I opt out of having certain information collected? You have the option of disabling your computer’s ability to accept or transmit cookies. This will prevent us from gathering certain non-personally identifiable information from you. You also have the option of removing yourself from any email distribution list that you may have signed up for.
SkinTour is a Verisign™ Secure Site.
We use secure servers that utilize the industry’s standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is state of the industry technology that allows for a secure and safe purchase transaction.
We take all reasonable security measures to protect stored personal and financial information. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing. SkinTour will not provide our customers’ personal or financial information to other companies or individuals.
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.