Date of Last Revision: August 23, 2019
2. CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT.
We and our third party service providers may collect the below categories of Personal Information when you use our Site or participate in our promotions:
- Billing and shipping address;
- Email address;
- Phone number;
- Payment information;
Communications you send to us;
3. WHEN PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED.
Our Site may invite you to submit Personal Information in the following ways:
(a) Contact Information.
(b) Application for Employment.
Our Site allows users to submit an application for employment by email. If you submit an application for employment, we may request some or all of the Personal Information listed in Section 2, above. We request this information to process your application in accordance with our internal hiring practices and to comply with applicable employment law
(c) Document Submissions.
Our Site allows users to email documents to us relating to their application for employment (namely, a resume and cover letter). If you choose to send documents of this nature to us, you may disclose certain Personal Information through the Site as a product of your submission. American Giant uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are in place as it relates to the Personal Information you provide through our Site as part of any document submission.
(d) Site Login Information.
(e) Payment Information.
(f) Third Party Providers.
(g) Social Media.
We have worked with certain third party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Site. For example, you can use third party social networking services to share information about your experience on our Site with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Site. These third party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Site and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Site or about your use of our Site, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to access or make use of third party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
4. INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
Certain information on our Site is collected automatically by means of various software tools, as described below. We have a legitimate interest in using such information to assist in systems administration, information security, abuse prevention, to understand the usage of our Site, to analyze the effectiveness of our Site, and to improve our Site and your experience. Alone or in combination with other information, some or all of the automatically collected information may constitute Personal Information under certain laws pertaining to data privacy depending on where you live.
(a) Log Files On Our Site.
Most modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the options or preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links for commonly used browsers may be helpful, or you can use the help option in your browser for more details:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
Cookies may be set by us when you are visiting or using our Site (these are “first party cookies”) or by third parties, like our third party service providers and/or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you may be able to turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-out page, where you may be able to control third party online advertising. Please note that there are more networks listed on those sites than we may use as part of our Site. If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful:
Please note that if you disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies, you may not be able to access certain features or services of the Site.
(c) Do Not Track Signals.
Please note that our Site may not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions. American Giant does not currently track users of our Site across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Accordingly, we do not currently respond or take any action with respect to a web browser’s "do not track" signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personal Information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third party websites or online products/services.
(d) Analytics Service.
We may use certain third party analytics services to improve the functionality, features, or delivery of our Site. We may also use these analytics services to record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, as well as any text that you type into our Site. For example, we use Google Analytics on our Site to track user trends and usage. For more information on Google Analytics’ processing of Personal Information as it relates to our Site, please see http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. By using a browser plugin provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
5. THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION.
If you submit or we collect Personal Information through our Site, then such Personal Information may be used to:
- Provide the Site and otherwise process transactions on the Site;
- Provide support for the Site;
- Develop and improve products and services;
- Inform users about products or services we think will be of interest; and
- Allow users to connect or search for other customers that share similar interests.
6. HOW WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION.
(a) Third Party Service Providers.
We transfer Personal Information to our third party service providers who manage our customer information and perform services on our behalf, such as fulfilling promotions, sending communications to our customers, conducting surveys, etc. We do not authorize these service providers to make any other use or disclosure of your information. We may also conduct business with certain third parties to jointly offer products, services, contests, or promotions to our customers. For example, we may transfer our mailing list to certain third party providers to send catalogues or other direct mail that may be of interest to you. We do not control these third parties’ use of Personal Information we collect, and their use of the Personal Information will be in accordance with their own privacy notices or privacy policies.
From time-to-time, we engage third parties to provide advertising services to assist us in advertising our brand and Site. Those advertising services may target advertisements on third party websites and apps based on cookies or other information indicating previous interaction with our Site.
(c) De-Identified and Aggregated Information.
To better serve you and improve our Site, American Giant may conduct research utilizing certain anonymized Personal Information in statistical form. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and we may share this de-identified or aggregated information with our affiliates and third parties with whom we do business. This de-identified or aggregate information does not identify a user personally. American Giant may also disclose de-identified or aggregated information in order to describe our Site to current and prospective third parties with whom we conduct business and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
(d) In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Change of Control.
(e) Other Disclosures.
We may disclose Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (2) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; or (3) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of American Giant, our users, or the public.
7. YOUR CHOICES.
When we use your Personal Information in our marketing efforts, we provide you with choices. To opt-out of receiving marketing or other promotional communications from us, to access, change or delete your personal information maintained by us, or to otherwise change your choices about how we use your Personal Information, we provide you with the following options: you may (1) follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions contained in the communication from us; (2) e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (3) write to us at the following address with your request:
ATTN: Customer Service
161 Natoma St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Opt-out requests will not apply to transactional service messages, including security alerts and notices about your current account, purchases, and services.
8. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
9. DATA SECURITY.
The security of Personal Information is important to us. We use reasonable security measures in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction and alteration of information while it is under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
10. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY.
We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s use of the Internet. We do no target and do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13). When a user discloses Personal Information on our Site, the user is representing to us that he or she is at least thirteen (13) years of age. If at any point it is brought to our attention that we have collected the Personal Information of an individual under the age of thirteen (13), we will take commercially reasonable steps to permanently delete such information.
11. INTERNATIONAL USERS.
12. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of Personal Information about you by American Giant to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.
14. CONTACT US.