Privacy and Security Policy
1. Personal Information; Changes to Personal Information
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, home or other physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information.
2. Aggregate Information
From time to time, Buy Nutritionals Direct may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they "click" on. We collect this information through the use of "cookies" and other tracking technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. Buy Nutritionals Direct may also group demographic and preferences information and responses to surveys that we collect from visitors into aggregate data for the same purposes. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will not be disclosed together with your Personal Information under these circumstances.
3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may link the information we record using tracking technologies to Personal Information we collect at the Site for our own internal marketing and advertising efforts. However, we do not share this Personal Information with third parties. In addition, we may use IP addresses and other tracking technologies to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce the Site's policies, to protect the Site, our customers or others, or when we believe in good faith that the law or judicial requires it.
The Site may also use a technology called "tracer tags". These may also be referred to as "Clear GIFs" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on the Site. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor the Site for you and other Site visitors.
4. How We Use Your Information
With respect to the Personal Information we collect, we may retain and use that information for several purposes. For example, we may use your Personal Information in order to process and fulfill any purchases you make on the Site (including any customary follow-up or confirmation communications regarding such purchases), process your catalog requests, establish an account for you, respond to your questions or send e-mails to our mailing list subscribers. We may also use Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law. We use your e-mail address as a customer identifier on the Site. In addition, we may send you periodic communications by e-mail or regular mail, such as product updates, special promotional offers or information on our products or services which may be of interest to you. If you later wish to opt-out of receiving such promotional communications from us at any time, simply follow the instructions in Section 6.
5. With Whom We May Share Your Information
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Site and our mailing lists, processing orders and delivering products, sending postal mail and providing marketing assistance and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties.
6. Privacy Preferences/Opt-Out
You can change or update your Personal Information on the Site by accessing your account page. Buy Nutritionals Direct also offers you control over your privacy preferences through a request submitted at our unsubscribe page, where you can request to not receive promotional materials from us. You may update these preferences at any time. Please allow sufficient time for your preferences to be processed.
If you do not want to receive promotional e-mails from Buy Nutritionals Direct, please follow one of the three options below:
1. You may opt-out from receiving promotional e-mail when registering for an account. When providing your account information, simply uncheck the box that asks whether you would like to receive e-mail updates about our new features, services and special offers, and we will not send you any promotional information via e-mail. However, you will continue to receive non-promotional e-mails from us, such as order confirmations.
2. You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional e-mails at any time by using the unsubscribe page. Click here to unsubscribe now. Enter your email address and press submit. This will notify us to add your email address to our opt-out list and you will no longer receive any of our promotional emails. However, you will continue to receive non-promotional e-mails from us, such as order confirmations.
3. When you receive a promotional e-mail from Buy Nutritionals Direct, it will contain a link that allows you to stop the delivery of e-mail messages from us. If you decide to use this opt-out link, you will no longer receive special offers, valuable coupons, new product introductions and health and wellness information from Buy Nutritionals Direct; however, you will continue to receive non-promotional e-mails from us, such as order confirmations.
Buy Nutritionals Direct intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. When you transmit Personal Information to our servers, your information is protected by both a "firewall" (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network) and industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information.
If you create an account on the Site, you may be asked to choose a password for your account, in which case your online account information shall be protected by your password. We recommend that you do not disclose your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
Credit card information collected by Buy Nutritionals Direct is encrypted through SSL before it is transmitted over the Internet. We are also a verified merchant through Authorize.Net. Authorize.Net is committed to providing its merchant customers with the highest level of transaction processing security, safeguarding customer information and combating fraud. More merchants trust Authorize.Net than any other payment gateway to process their ecommerce transactions securely. For more information about the benefits of Authorize.Net’s secure transaction processing, please visit the Authorize.Net Web site.
9. Third Party Websites
Please note that you may have cookies placed on your computer by third party websites that refer you to the Site. Although we do not share your Personal Information with these third party websites, they may be able to link certain non-personally identifiable information we transfer to them with Personal Information they previously collected from you. Please review the privacy policies of each website you visit to better understand their privacy practices. In addition, Buy Nutritionals Direct would like to inform you that anytime you click on links (including advertising banners), which take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies.
While we support the protection of our customer's privacy on the Internet, Buy Nutritionals Direct expressly disclaims any and all liability for the actions of third parties, including but without limitation to actions.
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