practices concerning the collection and use of information you provide us
through interactions with this website. This policy is not applicable to
information gathered or provided to us by other methods or controlled by other
agreements. The website(s) to which this policy applies is(are) the home page,
and all related pages, of Monterey’s website, operating under the URL following
Our Commitment to Privacy
To better protect your privacy we provide
this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can
make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice
easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where
personally identifiable information may be requested.
A Note to Non-US Users
If you are located outside of the United
States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred
to the United States. By using this website, you consent to this transfer and
the processing of your data (personal or otherwise) in accordance with this
in connection with this website in the federal and state courts of, and in
accordance with the laws of, the state of North Carolina. The applicable laws
in the United States regarding the processing of data (personal or otherwise)
may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
A Note to California & Canadian Users
California and Canadian users may have
certain rights to know how their personal information may be shared with third
our practices and how you can elect to opt-out of having your information
shared for such purposes.
A Note to All Users
By using this website, you consent to this
transfer and the processing of your data (personal or otherwise) in accordance
arising in connection with The Site in the federal and state courts of, and in
accordance with the laws of, the state of North Carolina.
What is Personally Identifiable Information
information" is information that can be used to identify you as an
individual. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address,
telephone number and any other information that is connected with you
Information You Provide to Us
On some pages of The Site, you may be able to
subscribe, register as a user, order Products, make requests, and ask to
receive materials. When you subscribe, register, place an order for a Product,
schedule a delivery, or otherwise transact business on The Site, we may collect
personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, email address,
address, country of residence, phone number, zip code and/or mail code; gender
and age; credit card number, information, name, billing information, expiration
date and security code; order number, reference number, billing contact and
address, and delivery contact and address; other payment information; and
subscriber or registration user name, number, login, password, password
reminder questions, security questions and answers for returning users. If you
provide us feedback or testimonials regarding The Site, products or service via
The Site or email, we will collect your name, email address and other
information you provide.
From time to time and if they are offered,
you may be able to elect to participate in a variety of Monterey emails or e-letters (email services), ranging from daily
news to specials. Monterey collects personal
information in connection with the registration for and use of such services. If you wish to opt out of receiving such promotional
emails, you should follow the directions to opt out on such emails or as
provided through The Site.
Personal Information Collected via Technology
To make The Site
more useful to you, we may use technological means to collect personally identifiable
information from you, including the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) you just
came from, the URLs you go to next, your browser type, and your Internet
your use of The Site or emails we send you. You expressly consent to our use
of cookies, clear GIFs, web beacons and similar technical methods when you use The
Site and services.
An “IP Address” is a number that is usually
associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet
Service Provider, your company or your university. We may use your IP address
to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic
information, to administer The Site, and/or to analyze The Site’s flow.
“Cookies” are small amounts of data (often
including a unique identifier), that are sent to your browser from a website's
computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. The Site may use both
session cookies, which expire once you close your web browser, and persistent
cookies, which stay on your computer until you delete them, to provide you with
a more personal and interactive experience on The Site. You often have the
ability to accept or to decline cookies, typically through an option on your
web browser. If you disable your cookies, however, you will not have access to
certain features of The Site or portions of The Site may not function
“Clear GIFs” are clear electronic images
that are used to track your movements on The Site. They help us determine
whether content on The Site is effective. We also use clear GIFs in certain
types of emails (such as HTML-based emails) to let us know which emails have
been opened and acted upon by recipients (including any persons to which the
emails have been forwarded). Clear GIFs on our site collect a limited set of
information including cookie number, time and date of a page view and a
description of the page on which the clear GIF resides. This information helps
us assess the effectiveness of certain communications and marketing campaigns.
Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on he pages of
web sites. Cookies, Clear GIFs, web beacons and other technical methods may
involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another
party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf.
other technical means to collect aggregate information about web site users on
an anonymous basis. We may share aggregate demographic and usage information
with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third
parties for any business purpose.
Use of Information
We use the information you provide about
yourself to provide Products, Subscription(s), renewal(s) of the
Subscription(s), services and/or an ordered product to you. Such services and
our use of information include the assessment of, communication concerning,
billing and payment, and fulfillment of an order. We also use personally
identifiable information to notify you about updates to our services, marketing
initiatives, and to respond to your requests and inquiries. We also may use
personally identifiable information to offer you
other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
to send you newsletters and other marketing material concerning sale
information, and to issue discount coupons. We use the information you provide
to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our registration
or subscription agreement, to fulfill a request by you for a subscription or an
online newsletter, or to contact you about your account, subscription or
registration with us.
We use and may disclose to third parties
the information that you provide also for the purpose of fulfilling drop
shipments and warranty/repair issues, if applicable.
If you register with The Site, we may send
you newsletters and emails that directly promote the use of The Site or the
purchase of our products or services and may contain, in whole or in part,
advertisements for third parties which relate to others with whom we do
We do not share your personally
identifiable information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to
provide services or ordered products to you or as stated in this Privacy
We use return email addresses to answer
emails or web-based requests that we receive.
If you send a testimonial or comment to us,
we may post it on The Site or use it in any advertising materials. We will
attribute your testimonial to you by posting your name or some combination of
your name and initials, if provided or ascertainable, on The Site or
We use the information you provide about someone
else when placing an order to ship a product or service and to confirm delivery,
if applicable. We do not share this information with outside parties except to
the extent necessary to provide services or ordered product or service.
We use the information that you provide
about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards, if applicable. From
time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs,
or services to them.
We may create anonymous data records from
personally identifiable information by excluding information (such as your
name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this
anonymous data to perform statistical analysis of users’ aggregate behavior so
that we may enhance the content of our services and The Site, and improve The Site’s
navigation. We reserve the right to disclose anonymous data to third parties
in our discretion.
We use the
non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design
and content of The Site and to enable us to augment your Internet experience.
We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as
well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
We may transfer
information about you if we are acquired by or merged, in part or in whole,
with another company.
contractors of Monterey who have access to personally identifiable information
are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with
other than to carry out the services they are performing for Monterey.
Although we take
appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of
information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that
we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this
At some places on
The Site, we may ask your permission to disclose personally identifiable
information about you to companies whose practices are not covered by this
participatory databases and non-profit organizations) that want to market
products or services to youFinally, we will not use or transfer
personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the
opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy
Policy, we do not sell, trade, or rent to third parties the personally
identifiable information collected from our services.
Our Commitment to Data Security
The Site takes precautions to protect your
personally identifiable information. When you transmit credit card
information, it is encrypted during transfer via SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
While our goal is to operate a 100%
error-free and secure site, we do not guarantee that The Site is accurate,
complete or free from unauthorized access. To help prevent unauthorized
access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we
have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard
and secure the information we collect online.
To protect your privacy and security, we
will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access
or making corrections.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
The Site is not directed towards children, minors
or anyone under the age of 18.
Please do not send us any information about
anyone under the age of 18, like names, addresses or email addresses. In
general, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
those under 18. If, in limited circumstances, we do knowingly collect
personally identifiable information from someone under the age of 18, we will
do so only with verified parental consent prior to collection. In the event
that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child
under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete
that information from our database as quickly as possible.
Breaches of Security
We are not responsible for any breach of
security caused by third parties or for any actions of any third parties that
receive the information. We also may link to other websites or we may allow to
be displayed on The Site advertisements of third parties. We are not
responsible for such third party’s privacy policies or how they treat
information about their users.
Legal Subpoenas and Other Required Disclosures
We may disclose personally identifiable
information if we are required to do so by law, such as in response to a
subpoena, or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1)
comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights
and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of The Site; or
(4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among
other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to
pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any
investigation into your actions). We also may
disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or
where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action
regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential
as otherwise required by law.
We reserve the right to modify the Terms of
giving you prior notice. Your use of The Site following any such modification
constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by such things as modified.
other terms whenever you use The Site.
California Privacy Rights
Under a provision of California law, a
California resident who has provided personal information to a business with
whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or
household purposes ("California customer") may be entitled to request
information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any
third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternatively,
opt-out or opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties
for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on
how to exercise your disclosure choice options.
To the extent an California resident using
The Site for personal, family, or household purposes seeks information covered
the law, The Site qualifies for the alternative option. As stated in our
personal information by third parties. Therefore, we are not required to
maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal
information during the preceding year for marketing purposes. To prevent
disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third
party, do not opt-in to such use when you provide personal information on The
Site. Please note that whenever you opt-in to receive future communications
from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party's
use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we
have no control over how third parties use information. You should always
determine how that entity will handle your information.
California residents who utilize The Site
for personal, family, or household purposes may request further information
about our compliance with this law by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You
should put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field
of your email. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request
per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by
means other than through this email address.
What Else Should I Know About My Privacy When
The Site may contain hyperlinks to other
websites. The Site also may contain advertisements of third parties. We do not
control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of
such third party websites or advertisers, or even those third parties to whom
we may disclose personally identifiable information (as provided above). We
does not share any of the individual personal information you provide us with
the websites to which we links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy
Policy, although we may share aggregate data with such websites (such as how
many people use The Site). Please check with those third party sites to
a page of The Site, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that it is evident
or to advise our users that they have exited The Site and are entering a
third-party controlled website. You should read and understand any privacy
policy noted on all third party websites that you visit.
Please keep in mind that whenever you
voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through email,
discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by
others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to
the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for
determining whether you intend for your personal information to be confidential
and for maintaining its confidentiality. Please be careful and responsible
whenever you're online.
by reference herein
Should you have other questions or concerns
about these privacy policies, please contact us through the contact information
on our Contact Us page or send us an email at email@example.com.
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Last updated: November 2008
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