PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
At Akalz Clothing Store we recognize that you put your trust in us and so we are committed to protecting your privacy and as such will not sell or share our customer’s details to anyone…EVER!
Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms: The Akalz Store is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy and Usage Statement sets forth our current privacy and usage practices with regard to the information we collect about you when you or your computer interact with our website or visit our store. The information is used to enhance your shopping experience and is used to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions. By accessing and using www.akalz.com , you acknowledge, agree and fully understand The Akalz Store’s Privacy & Usage Statement, detailed below, and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this statement. Further, you agree that such policy is subject to all applicable laws and your use of such is undertaken at your own risk.
Information We Collect and How We Use It: The Akalz Store collects certain personal information from and about its users to enhance a customer’s shopping experience and to provide better services. We collect this information in at least three ways, including: directly from our Web Server logs, from Cookies, and from Users.
My Account – On Akalz.com you have the opportunity to create a personal shopping account. This account allows you to check out quicker and easier. When you create this account you are authorizing The Akalz Store to store your name, email address and any other information you have included when setting up the account.
Email List – On Akalz.com you can sign up to receive promotional emails from us. Signing up to this email list can include but is not limited to such information as name, email address, mailing address, telephone numbers, gender, age, birthday and shopping preferences.
Customer Service – Akalz.com provides customer service to our customers and our representatives may ask for information such as name, email address, mailing address, telephone numbers and, if you make a purchase, credit card information to better assist you. If credit card information is required over the phone, The Akalz Store does not store this information.
Use of Personal information: Personal information collected on our website can be used for various purposes including but not limited to:
- To send communication to customers about Akalz products, services, surveys and/or promotions
- Website and store improvement to enhance your shopping experience
- To track customer traffic
- Requested transaction processing
- Prevent and detect fraud and abuse
- Enable service providers to perform certain activities on our behalf
- Comply with legal obligations
Making a Purchase: We collect personal data from you in order to process your purchase, confirm your order, and ship merchandise to you. This personal data may include your name, payment card information, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth. Akalz does not store your payment card information…EVER!
Creating an Account: You have the opportunity to create a personal account with Akalz, which allows you to shop faster and easier online. When you create a personal account with Akalz, we collect personal data which may include your name, payment card information, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth. By creating a user name and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to view and/or edit your profile, address book, payment methods, order history, wish list, and email preferences. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access information and for controlling access to your account. If you ever use a public computer to visit your account, we strongly encourage you to log out at the conclusion of your session.
Marketing: You may sign up on the Website to receive promotional emails, texts, and other communications from Akalz. When you sign up, we may collect personal data such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and preferences. If you elect to be added to the Akalz marketing list, we may use your contact information to communicate with you about products, promotions, services, offers, news, and events from Akalz.
Customer Service: If you call, email or chat with our Customer Service, we may collect personal data such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and – if you choose to make a purchase – your payment card information and billing address. We use this information to assist you and to process and/or review your transaction. Akalz does not store your payment card information unless you choose to include it in your “My Account” (see above).
Public Forum: From time to time, you may be able to participate in an online customer forum or other public or private forum on the Website where you can post comments or other content. In order to participate in such a forum, we may ask for information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and preferences, and we may request that you create a username and password. We may use the information you provide to us in order to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions if you have provided your consent. If you voluntarily disclose information, personal or otherwise, online in any community area (whether through the Website or any other services available online), that information can be collected and used by others. Accordingly, you should use caution when sharing any personal data with others in any community area (whether through the Website or any other services available online).
INFORMATION WE COLLECT BY AUTOMATED MEANS
Cookies: Cookies are files that contain information about your general Internet usage, and are stored on the hard drive of your device. From these cookies, we may collect information about your browser, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. Cookies help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more customized service. They enable us to:
- estimate usage numbers and patterns;
- store information about your preferences;
- customize our Website according to your individual interests;
- speed up your searches; and
- recognize you when you return to our Website.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies and use them in the ways described above, you can change your browser settings. You can also delete existing cookies from your browser. However, blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and can result in parts of our sites not functioning properly. Certain cookies are designed to help save you time by, for example, remembering your contact details when you place an order.
The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and the following links will be helpful:
Pixel Tags: We may also use “pixel tags” (sometimes called “Internet tags”, “web beacons” or “clear GIFS”), which are tiny graphic images, on our Website. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our Website and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information. Pixel tags on our Website may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the Website. This information may include your device’s IP address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your device. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other Website.
Other Tracking Technology: Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us. We also work with business partners that use tracking technologies to deliver promotions on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to our Website, and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our Website, to personalize your online experience, to help us deliver information to you, to determine the effectiveness of our advertising, and for other internal business purposes. We may also use hashed identifiers derived from email addresses for the purposes of cross-device tracking for targeted advertising.
The below companies may collect personal information when you interact with our digital property, including IP addresses, digital identifiers, information about your web browsing and app usage and how you interact with our properties and ads for a variety of purposes, such as: personalization of offers or advertisements; analytics about how you engage with websites or ads; and other commercial purposes. For more information about the collection, use, and sale of your personal information and your rights, please use the below links.”
REMOVAL FROM MARKETING LIST
To be removed from our marketing list, please email us at email@example.com , or simply click the unsubscribe button found at the bottom of any of the emails that we send you. If you have set up “My Account,” you can also go to the “email preferences” section of your account and modify your subscription settings. Please allow us at least ten (10) business days from when the request was received to complete the removal, as some of our promotions may already be in process before you submit your request.
For an order to be placed with us, we need to hold personal information including your name, email address, phone number, shipping address and credit/debit card details so that we can process and fulfill your order. To ensure this information is kept safe, a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypts the information before it is sent to us.
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
All credit card payments are securely processed by Paypal. We have a payment gateway on our site and make sure your information is protected at all times.
If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to submit any personal information to Akalz.com. Akalz.com is intended for users who are 13 years of age and older.
WHERE AND HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS OR FILE COMPLAINTS
If you require more information please visit the our contact us page and send us an email, or you can snail mail us at:
111 Sycamore St, Ashland City, TN 37015, USA.