Last Updated: July 7,2014
As used in this Policy:
the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a first and last name, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or mailing address or credit card number), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of our websites or about a group or category of services or Users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
the terms “you,” “your,” “yours” and “User” refer to you, the User of this website, regardless of whether you have a registered account with QualityAirFilters.com.
the terms “QualityAirFilters.com,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to QualityAirFilters.com, a Texas corporation headquartered at 11 Greenway Plaza #3150, Houston, Texas 77046.
the term “Service(s)” means the services QualityAirFilters.com offers through QualityAirFilters.com and related websites, mobile applications, and other platforms that enable Users to access and use content made available by QualityAirFilters.com about its stores, its business and operations, the goods and services it offers for sale, promotional materials, employment opportunities, various interactive features that may be made available to Users from time to time, and other important information and functionality, some or all of which may be made available to the general public or only to registered Users of QualityAirFilters.com’s website(s).
General. We collect personal information about our Users because it helps us deliver the best User experience we can provide. Gathering information enables us to provide convenient and accurate information about our goods and services offered in our stores and other content that may interest you, and to deliver timely and relevant information about various QualityAirFilters.com website Services that you may choose to use. Such practices also help us to tune the product experience over time so that we may optimize our Services based on User feedback and actual use. In addition, this information helps us keep you informed about the latest QualityAirFilters.com announcements, updates, and support information in a timely fashion.
Registration. When you sign up for a QualityAirFilters.com account, we will collect personal information such as your name, email address, street address, zip code, and User identifier and password. You must provide this information to register. Like all other passwords you create, you should choose a QualityAirFilters.com password that is known only by you. You acknowledge that the registration information is personal to you, and by creating an account on QualityAirFilters.com, you allow others, including QualityAirFilters.com, to identify you.
By registering for a User account on QualityAirFilters.com, you voluntarily and willingly provide us certain information, including personal information, which we collect in order to provide our Services. If you have any hesitation about providing information to us you should not register for a QualityAirFilters.com account. If you already are a registered User and have any reservations about using QualityAirFilters.com, you should close your account.
Customer Service and Support. QualityAirFilters.com may collect information through the QualityAirFilters.com Customer Service and Support interfaces in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
We store all User information in secure databases protected via a variety of industry-standard access controls. Secure passwords, SSL encryption (however, we do not use encryption during your day-to-day use of our website), firewalls, and other electronic measures are in place that help us protect your data. We also maintain physical and procedural safeguards, such as secure areas in buildings, authentication procedures, training our employees in the proper handling of personal information, and limiting employee access to this information to those employees with a business need for access. We employ these measures to ensure this data is accessed only for the purposes specified in this privacy statement. When we use third parties to assist us, we require that they comply with all the same confidentiality and security measures. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to QualityAirFilters.com. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login and account information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
USES OF INFORMATION
Disclosure to Third Parties. To the extent allowed under applicable law, we may sell, rent, lease or otherwise provide the personal information that you supply to us to businesses and third parties, including without limitation (a) providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation; (b) email marketers (where we collect your email address); (c) telemarketers (where we collect your telephone number and where permitted by applicable law); (d) SMS text-based marketers (where we collect your mobile telephone number and where permitted by applicable law); and (e) direct marketers. As further described below, we may also work with other businesses to bring selected retail opportunities to our users.
Sharing Information with Other Third Parties. Except as otherwise described under the sections titled “Communications from Marketing Partners,” “Third Party Services” and as otherwise disclosed in this Policy, we will only share your personal information with third parties to carry out your instructions, to provide Services, and as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of QualityAirFilters.com, its Users, and the public. For example, we may use a third party service provider to perform services such as billing Users for any fee-based or e-commerce Services that QualityAirFilters.com may offer from time to time on its website(s). In addition, we may transmit personal information to one or more third parties providing external hosting services to us. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personal information except to provide these Services (including all third party hosting services, which generally will store this information as part of the service they provide to us). We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on QualityAirFilters.com .
User Communications. To the extent that QualityAirFilters.com makes available through the Service the ability to communicate with other Users or with third party marketing partners, such communications that you initiate may list your name, email address, or both in the header or body of the message
Polls and Surveys. QualityAirFilters.com or third party providers from time to time may conduct polls and surveys. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the QualityAirFilters.com website. Your selection may be random, or it may be selective. Your participation in any poll is completely your decision. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll. Further, QualityAirFilters.com or third parties may follow up with you within the QualityAirFilters.com system regarding your participation. We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. We may disclose personal information to third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. In addition, if the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personal information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you to decide whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.
Interactive Features. If you participate in any interactive features offered by QualityAirFilters.com on its website(s), such as reviews, discussion boards, or interaction with your social media accounts, you should be aware that any personal information you choose to provide may be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, as well as by other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. QualityAirFilters.com is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these services.
Testimonials About QualityAirFilters.com. If you provide any testimonials about QualityAirFilters.com or its Services, we may post those testimonials in connection with our promotion of QualityAirFilters.com to third parties. Testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
Disclosures Related to Business Transactions. In the event QualityAirFilters.com or a division goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition of or by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will be among the assets transferred. You may not be notified of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. Any third party to which QualityAirFilters.com transfers or sells QualityAirFilters.com’s assets will have the right to continue to use any personal and other information that you provide to QualityAirFilters.com.
YOUR CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Removing Your Account. You can close your account by contacting QualityAirFilters.com Customer Service and Support. If you close your account, we may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if QualityAirFilters.com believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. QualityAirFilters.com may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. For example, if QualityAirFilters.com ever makes available on its websites any forums or other interactive features, your contributions to such QualityAirFilters.com features may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. QualityAirFilters.com disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Privacy of Minors. This website is not directed or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). We ask that any User under the age of thirteen (13) not submit any personal information to us or use the Service. Any person who provides their information to QualityAirFilters.com through the account registration page for new customers or any other part of the Service represents to QualityAirFilters.com that he or she is thirteen (13) years of age or older. Users who are under the age of eighteen (18) must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before using the Service.