Privacy Policy – Solar Sporting Goods

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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Solar Sporting Goods Privacy Policy
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This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.solarsportinggoods.com (the “Site”).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, and/or PayPal account information), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.
When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).

Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC uses a variety of advertising platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, and AdWords, to run advertisements and direct internet traffic to our store. We use Pinterest's conversion tag to track conversions on our website.

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC uses the following additional third party services to interact with you on our website for the purposes of advertising and retargeting. Interactions may be associated with obtaining your permission to provide you with push notifications, obtaining your contact email address or phone number, or obtaining your permission to contact you via messenger or other 3rd party communication services: Consistent Cart, JustUno, Lion Restock, Recover Cart Pusher.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC uses MailChimp software to collect customer opt-in signups to our newsletter and/or customer database, send promotional emails or other advertisements. You may view MailChimp's <a href=" https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/?_ga=2.20094776.1637967578.1511666040-1954093420.1511147105 ">Privacy Policy</a> here.

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC partners with USENDHOMEfor international freight forwarding. We are not responsible for any outcomes associated with using USENDHOME to have your purchases delivered to your overseas location.

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC has Pinterest buyable pins. All purchases are executed through Solar Sporting Goods' secure payment gateways, and your personal information will be collected by us through this purchasing channel.

Solar Sporting Goods, LLC reserves the right to verify the mailing address provided during the checkout process using a 3rd party service, presently SmartStreet, and validating all purchase information prior to fulfilling any orders.

Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s <a href=" https://www.solarsportinggoods.com/pages/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>.

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. We may also disclose your personal information if you violate our <a href=" https://www.solarsportinggoods.com/pages/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>.

BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
If after you opt-in to receiving news, updates, and marketing from Solar Sporting Goods, LLC,, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, please <a href=" https://www.solarsportinggoods.com/pages/contact-us-1">Contact Us</a>.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

MINORS

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@solarsportinggoods.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Solar Sporting Goods
5008 Adrian Street Rockville Maryland US 20853