UPDATED: May 11, 2016
When you make a purchase on our site, you are required to create an account. By creating an account, the system will remember your personal and purchase information and the checkout process on future purchases will be fast, easy and secure. At your option, your account can also store important dates such as birthdays or anniversaries and allow you to subscribe to receive promotional e-mails and announcements from us (see "Catalog, Newsletters, Etc." section below). Creating an account is also fast and easy: simply enter your personal information once and select your very own password. Then during checkout on your next purchase, just login and the system will take care of the rest. At all times, your personal information is accessible to you to review, edit, or update as necessary by clicking on the My Account link.
We request information from the user on our order form when making a purchase. Here is where a user must provide their contact information, like name and shipping address, and financial information, like credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill the customer order. If we have difficulty processing an order, this contact information is used to communicate with the customer.
EssenceWatchStore.com database tracks the traffic throughout our site. This information is used to compile overall statistics and is not recorded at an individual level. This includes IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and # of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate. The statistics help us decide which products and services best serve our customers and guests.
EssenceWatchStore.com uses aggregate information from demographic surveys, traffic patterns and IP addresses to customize our site. Aggregate information is occasionally shared with third parties for purposes such as planning or executing advertising or promotions.
Catalog, Newsletters, Etc.:
If a user wishes to subscribe to our catalog, newsletter, etc., we ask for contact information such as name, street address and e-mail address to provide these communications. Because we respect our user privacy, we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the choice and opt-out section below. On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send you an e-mail. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though you can deactivate your account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about an item, we ask them for the name of the friend and e-mail address. EssenceWatchStore.com will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. We do store the e-mail address of the friend and they have an option to opt-out in the communication.
EssenceWatchStore.com takes precautions to protect our user information. When our order form asks users to click on the "Confirm order" button to enter payment information such as credit card number at PayPal.com, that information is encrypted and is protected with the Secure Socket Layers (SSLs) encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our payment form on PayPal.com, a lock icon appears on your Web browser. When you are not on a secure page, no lock icon will appear. In addition, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment under restricted access. If you have any questions about the security at our website, send us an e-mail for more info.
Supplementation of Information:
In order for EssenceWatchStore.com to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources. When a user makes a purchase from any of these companies, the companies collect and share that purchase information with us so we can tailor the site to our user preferences.
Established customers will occasionally receive information on products, services, special offers and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
If personally identifiable information of a user changes (such as your zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate that personally identifiable information provided to us. This can be done by using the unsubscribe feature in our communication - log onto your online account and change it under the My Account: My Account sidebar link or by sending us an e-mail email@example.com.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-in to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site by changing your subscription preferences in your online account under My Account: E-Mail Notifications: Newsletter Subscriptions. A user who no longer wishes to receive promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by using the unsubscribe feature in our e-mail, sending us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by changing your subscription preferences in your online account under the My Account: Newsletter sidebar link.
Changes to This Policy: