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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Revised Date: September 13, 2018

We have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, protect, and disclose information and data when you use www.taostar.com and any other website or mobile application owned and operated by Traditions of Tao and for your purchase and/or use of any Traditions of Tao products or services in the United States of America. Traditions of Tao provides the Websites.

By using the website, you consent to this Privacy Policy. From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy. If we change this Privacy Policy, we will give you notice by posting the Revised Privacy Policy on the applicable websites. Those changes will go into effect on the revision date shown in the Revised Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the websites after the revision date, you consent to the Revised Privacy Policy.

 

1. Managing Your Information Preferences

You can always review, correct, or update your Personally Identifiable Information by changing the relevant settings in your Traditions of Tao online account.

Or you may contact Traditions of Tao Customer Service by email at order@taostar.com or by toll-free telephone 1-800-772-0222.

In addition, you can always opt out of receiving certain e-mails by changing notification settings in your Traditions of Tao online account, by clicking the unsubscribe link provided in every email, or by contacting Traditions of Tao by mail, e-mail, or telephone as set forth above. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Traditions of Tao by e-mail as set forth above.

2. Collection and Use of Information

We may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you (for example, your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, etc.) in order to communicate with you or provide you with products or services that you have requested. “Personal Identifiable Information” refers to information that you provide to Traditions of Tao through the Internet or otherwise that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Traditions of Tao products are sold directly by Traditions of Tao. When you register your account online with Traditions of Tao, you will receive a Traditions of Tao username. Customers who wish to access account information online will also establish a password. Please keep your Traditions of Tao username and password a secret. You are entirely responsible for any activity under your Traditions of Tao username. You must promptly notify Traditions of Tao of any actual or attempted unauthorized use of your Traditions of Tao username.

From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses that we believe to be trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours. We call these businesses our “Approved Partners.” We may also send you e-mail promotions and other information that may be of interest to you from Traditions of Tao or from its Approved Partners.

We will not sell, transfer or share any Personally Identifiable Information about you to any third parties outside of Traditions of Tao and Traditions of Tao Approved Partners who agree to honor these privacy safeguards, except under circumstances as may be required by law or to protect legal rights. Traditions of Tao Approved Partners may include third party service providers and their independent contractors or affiliates providing products and services as authorized by Traditions of Tao.

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We do not share your information (other than forum posts) to social networks or other public or semi-public places unless instructed by you to do so.

We are not responsible for other sites. Through the use of the Services you may encounter information from or links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. Please review those sites for their own privacy policies.

We may collect, use and disclose information that is not Personally Identifiable Information (for example, We may keep track of, use or disclose aggregate statistics regarding the number of visitors to our Websites and other information that does not uniquely identify you). Typically, this data is gathered through the use of automated “cookies,” “Web beacons,” and other similar technologies.

Cookies are a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and Internet browser. Web beacons are a file placed on a website that monitors use. The use of cookies and Web beacons is an industry standard and you will find most major websites use cookies and/or Web beacons. By showing how and when visitors use our Websites on an aggregate basis, cookies and/or Web beacons help Traditions of Tao better determine which areas of our Websites are popular or use, and which areas are not. Many improvements and updates to our Websites are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. In addition, Traditions of Tao may also solicit your feedback in online surveys that are optional.

We employ some vendors to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, e-mail administrative functions, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These vendors are under a strict contractual obligation to use confidential data only for those purposes for which they are hired.

We may share Personally Identifiable Information and other data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Traditions of Tao. If Traditions of Tao is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets or equity, we may disclose or transfer Personally Identifiable Information and other data in connection with such transaction. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, the new entity plans to handle your information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.

3. Children

Our Websites are intended for use by adults. Traditions of Tao does not knowingly collect or use information from minors.

4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties and Advertisers

Our Websites may contain advertisements and links to other websites. Traditions of Tao is not responsible for the content or privacy policies or practices of any advertisers or linked websites or for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third parties. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any advertisers, linked websites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information, and We encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to them.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Websites. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. Our systems do not recognize or respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals, but several of our service providers who utilize these cookies or Web beacons on our Websites enable you to opt out of targeted advertising practices.

We also provide you with additional tools to opt out of marketing from Traditions of Tao. You can learn about this in Section 1 above.

5. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

Traditions of Tao cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information and other data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of Traditions of Tao or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

6. Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights

To opt out of sharing your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact Traditions of Tao by telephone or email, as follows:

Email: order@taostar.com

Telephone: 1-800-772-0222

You must clearly state your request, including your name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number. Please see Section 1 (Managing Your Information Preferences) above for additional information.

7. Processing in the United States

Please be aware that your Personally Identifiable Information and other data may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. We process and store all information in the United States of America. By using our Websites, you agree that the applicable laws in the United States will govern the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information and other data.

8. Security.

Traditions of Tao uses technical, physical, and organizational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or against access by unauthorized persons. Nevertheless, your confidential use of our Websites cannot be guaranteed by Traditions of Tao. We shall not be responsible for harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of our Websites or any information you transmit to our Websites.


 

PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR YOU RECORDS AND PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITES FREQUENTLY FOR ANY CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.