Effective November 27, 2013
Changes to this Privacy Notice, Conditions of Use and Notices
Personal Information Collected By Blooming Secrets
Blooming Secrets uses information that we collect from our visitors to personalize and improve your visit at Bloomingsecrets.com. We gather the following types of information:
Information you give us: Blooming Secrets collects any information which you enter on our Website. This information is normally provided when you search, buy, participate in a contest, sweepstakes or online survey, or when you communicate with any of our departments such as customer service, sales or technical services through our Website, telephone, mail or fax. You also provide information when you establish an account with us. Examples of the type of information you may supply us with include your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, and email addresses.
Automatic Information collected by us: Whenever you visit our Website we collect and store information such as "cookies" which remember information about a visitor from one page to the next and from one visit to the next. We collect and analyze the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; password; computer and connection information such as your browser type and version; operating system and platform; purchase history; confirmation when you open e-mail that we send you; the URLs which lead you to and around our Website and other sites on the World Wide Web, including the date and time; the pages and or products you viewed or searched for and the phone number used to call our voice telephone numbers. Your browser allows you to reject cookies and software is available from third parties which will allow you to visit our Website without providing this information. You are welcomed at our Website if you use this software but we will not be able to offer you our personalized services.
Orders: If you place an order we use a secure order form which requires you to provide contact, billing, and financial information. This information is transmitted to your credit card company to authorize your purchase. Orders placed from California comply with California collection and use of personally identifiable information laws.
Action Tags: Blooming Secrets' web pages may contain action tags set by third party firms for the purpose of collecting anonymous information about the usage of our site by customers. These companies may also use this anonymous information to serve ads that may be of interest to you when you visit other sites across the internet. Action tags are also known as web beacons or 1 pixel gifs. Action tags are a technique used to compile aggregated statistics about the effectiveness of our website. They do not use personally identifiable information, such as names or addresses should you wish to opt-out of providing this anonymous information you may do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative's consumer opt-out page located at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Sharing of Information with third-parties
Independent Contractors: We employ other companies or individuals to provide certain services to us such as sending e-mail, analyzing customer lists and data, providing marketing assistance, or consulting services. These third parties will have access to the information needed to perform their functions but cannot use that information for any direct marketing purpose.
Third party service providers: Some of the products which we sell require us to provide your name, address, phone number and product information to the third party service provider(s) that require this information to be shipped to you. These third party service providers have their own privacy and data collection policies which are not controlled by Blooming Secrets. We have no control, responsibility or liability for these policies and urge you to contact the third party provider if you have any questions.
Orders Requests: When you place your order from time to time we may share your name, mailing address and purchase category information with a few carefully selected marketing partners who may bring you offers of interest. If you wish to opt out of sharing this information with these companies, please email support@bloomingsecrets. We will never share any telephone number(s), or financial information which you have given us with any marketing partner(s).
Aggregate information: We provide aggregate information to some of our business partners. This information does not allow them to identify you individually.
Vendors: We provide some of our vendors with your contact information so that they may contact you directly with product support information.
Credit card companies, other Payors and Shippers: When you buy something from us we send your credit card information, name, billing address and the amount of your purchase to your credit card company to verify and authorize the purchase. We will also send the same information (name, billing address and amount of your purchase) for other payment types which we may offer such as PayPal. Your name, telephone number and shipping information must be provided to vendors and third party shippers such as UPS, Freight companies, Federal Express and the United States Postal Service to deliver your purchase.
Third Party Ads, Surveys and Promotions: We may use third parties to display ads, surveys and various promotions on our site. These third party applications may contain cookies or other code which are outside of our control. Although we will attempt to only work with third parties who respect your privacy we do not control and are not responsible or liable for any information collected by these third parties or how it is used. You should contact the third party directly or check the third party's privacy Notice to see how any information that they may gather will be used.
Link to Third Party Site: Our Website contains links to third party sites, such as our vendors. Blooming Secrets does not control and is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content found on these sites. We suggest that you check the Privacy Notice of each site you visit.
Third Party Checkout Links: If you use a third party checkout link on our site such as PayPal or BillMeLater your name, billing and shipping addresses and other information requested by that payment service is transferred to us from your account with the third party to enable you to check out of our site without having to re-enter certain information.
We contract with an outside service called Google to help us better understand your use of Blooming Secrets.com. Google places cookies on your computer to collect various kinds of information for us related to the use of our websites, so that we may continue to refine and improve the sites and better serve you. Google is not allowed to collect any credit card, user name or password information, nor are they allowed to use data that they collect for us for any other purpose. Additionally, Google is contractually required to maintain all the information collected for us in strict confidence
Law Enforcement and Protection of Users
We will release personally identifiable information to third parties and organizations when we believe it is appropriate for us to do so to comply with the law. We will also do so to cooperate with law enforcement investigations, comply with court orders or subpoenas, protect the legal rights of us and our users, or when we believe it is needed for fraud protection and/ or credit risk reduction.
Blooming Secrets is an independent business, and our intent is to continue in this manner. However, in the unlikely event that Blooming Secrets is sold, has substantially all of its assets acquired or merges or becomes affiliated with any other individual or entity any customer information owned or under the control of Blooming Secrets may be one of the transferred assets.
Our Website protects the security of personal information you transmit to us by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input during the transmission to us. We do not reveal your credit card number when we confirm your order. In order to protect against unauthorized access to your account you should sign off when you finish visiting our site.
Our Web site gives you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us you may opt-out by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Online Policy
Blooming Secrets is committed to the preservation of online privacy for all of its website visitors, including children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Bloomingsecrets.com sells products intended for purchase by adults. If you make a purchase on Bloomingsecrets.com, you are representing that you are an adult. If you are a child under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using Bloomingsecrets.com.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:Blooming Secrets 13079 Bourne Place Bristow, VA 20136