Privacy Policy

 

The Piercing Shoprecognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others (known collectively or individually as “Users”) who use The Piercing Shop(the “Website”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services, and Websites offered by The Piercing Shop, or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Website.

Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and The Piercing Shop’sTerms of Use.

Please note that any comment or other content you post or send to the Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy. Your messages and other information you make available in public areas of the The Piercing Shopwebsite will be seen by people and organizations not related to or controlled by The Piercing Shop, and may be used by others to contact you.

The Piercing ShopPrivacy Policy applies only to Websites and services that are owned and operated by The Piercing Shop. While other Websites may be displayed as links from within The Piercing Shop, those sites are owned and operated by others, and they may have different privacy policies. When linking from The Piercing Shopto other websites, if you have privacy concerns, we urge you to review the privacy policies of those sites.

If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in The Piercing Shoponline activities and services that require you to provide your Personal Information.

1. Information Collection and Use

GENERAL

The Piercing Shopdoes not require that you register in order to view its products or User comments. Registration is required to use certain interactive features such as posting comments, participating in the blog forums, and in order to submit ideas and participate in competitions.

The Piercing Shopcollects personal information when you register with The Piercing Shop, when you visit the Website, when you take an appointment, or any time you provide information to The Piercing Shopabout yourself. The Piercing Shopmay combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

When you register, we ask for information such as your name, email address, and other personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”). When you register with The Piercing Shopand sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

The Piercing Shopautomatically receives and records other non-personally-identifying information (“Non-Personal Information”) on our server logs from your browser even if you do not register with The Piercing Shop, for example, your IP address, The Piercing Shopcookie information, and the pages you visit.

The Piercing Shopuses Non-Personal Information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Unless specified otherwise on the Website, all users must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the Kuwait to participate in any activity that requires the submission of Personal Information. This website is designed and targeted to Kuwait (KWT) audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of Kuwait. We make no representation that this website is operated in accordance with the laws or governed by other countries. 

Your continued participation on this Website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below.

CHILDREN UNDER 13

The Piercing Shopis committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Piercing Shopdoes not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.

If The Piercing Shoplearns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on The Piercing Shopwithout verified parental consent, then The Piercing Shopwill take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If we unintentionally receive Personal Information from children under the age of 13 in relation to this activity, we will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and reject and destroy such correspondence upon knowledge of such collection, except for the limited circumstances above.

2. Information Sharing and Disclosure

The Piercing Shopdoes not rent, sell, or share Personal Information with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with The Piercing Shopunder confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your Personal Information to help The Piercing Shopcommunicate with you about offers from The Piercing Shopand our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

We provide Non-Personal Information to interested third-parties for purposes of understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.

We use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal Information to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

We may share Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other forms of legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We may share Personal Information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of The Piercing Shop’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Keep in mind that any personal information, or comments that you voluntarily disclose on the Website, for example on comment pages, or on the blog forums, becomes publicly available. Your account name is displayed to other Users when you send and/or post messages through the Website.

3. Cookies and Web Beacons

The Piercing Shopmay set and access The Piercing Shopcookies on your computer. You may disable these cookies within your browser, but some portions of the Website may require that your The Piercing Shopcookies be enabled.

The Piercing Shopmay use web beacons in connection with e-mails sent to The Piercing Shopusers, to let us know whether and when the email was opened. No personal information is transmitted through web beacons.

4. Advertising and Other Third Party Content

This Privacy Policy does not cover third party advertising or third party content that may be present on the Website. This Website may provide general advertising. Users may from time to time purchase goods or services offered through, or otherwise participate in or send messages concerning such advertising, promotions or third party content offered through the Website. Such correspondence, transactions and agreements are solely between the user and the advertiser or the third party content provider and do not involve the Website. Also, Advertisers and such third party content providers may not have the same privacy policies that we do and you are encouraged to read their privacy policy first.

5. Hyper Links to Other Websites

This Website often provides links to third party websites that could be of interest to our users. As stated in our Terms of Use Agreement, the Station does not own or control these websites and therefore, is not responsible for the content, business practices, nor operations of such websites. Third party websites linked on this Website may have different privacy policies and business practices than we do. The presence of a link to a third party website does not constitute or imply our endorsement, recommendation, or sponsorship of the third party content, goods, or services available through, or contained on, the Website. By use of this Website, you have agreed that you will use the hyperlinks to third party sites at your own risk.

6. Confidentiality and Security

The Piercing Shopuses commercially reasonable technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information you transmit to The Piercing Shopand you do so at your own risk.

We limit access to Personal Information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with Personal Information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

7. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

The Piercing Shopmay update this policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice. We will strive to notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your The Piercing Shopaccount and/or by placing a notice on the Website.

8. Effective Date

This Privacy Policy was last modified March 19, 2019.