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Privacy Notice for haloandnoose.com

Last review and updated: February 1, 2010.
haloandnoose.com acknowledges that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so responsibly and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting haloandnoose.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

  • What Personal Information About Customers Does haloandnoose.com Gather?
  • What are Cookies and how do they affect me?
  • Does haloandnoose.com Share the Information It Receives?
  • How Secure Is Information About Me?
  • What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
  • Which Information Can I Access?
  • What Choices Do I Have?
  • Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

What Personal Information About Customers Does haloandnoose.com Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at haloandnoose.com. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future experiences for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses haloandnoose.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of haloandnoose.com on other Web sites.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from haloandnoose.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

What are Cookies and how do they affect me?

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as advertisements on other Web sites (e.g., haloandnoose.com Associates with content served by haloandnoose.com and Web sites using Checkout by haloandnoose.com payment service), and storage of items in your Experiences Cart between visits.

Does haloandnoose.com Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below and with subsidiaries haloandnoose.com, Inc. controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

  • Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We work closely with affiliated businesses. In some cases, such as Marketplace sellers, these businesses operate stores at haloandnoose.com or sell offerings to you at haloandnoose.com. In other cases, we operate stores, provide services, or sell product lines jointly with these businesses.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of haloandnoose.com customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that haloandnoose.com, Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
  • Protection of haloandnoose.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of haloandnoose.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

  • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
  • We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other Web sites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party Web sites.

These third-party Web sites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our Web site directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

haloandnoose.com also displays personalized third-party advertising based on personal information about customers, such as purchases on haloandnoose.com, visits to haloandnoose.com Associate Web sites, or use of payment services like Checkout by haloandnoose.com on other Web sites. Although haloandnoose.com does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet their criteria to personalize the ad (for example, users in the northwestern United States who bought or browsed for classical music).

Which Information Can I Access?
haloandnoose.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with haloandnoose.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit haloandnoose.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of South Africa. If you have any concern about privacy at haloandnoose.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

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