Be Kind 2 Me Privacy Policy

 Thank you for choosing to be part of our community, Be Kind 2 Me LLC (“Be Kind 2 Me” or “we”, “us”, “our”).  We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.  We take your privacy very seriously and respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information through our compliance with this policy.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected throughout and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “services”).       

When you visit our website www.bekind2me.org (the “Site”), and use our services, you trust us with your personal information.  In this policy we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible the types of information we collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our Site, make a purchase, or when you contact us and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information and what rights you have in relation to it. 

We hope that you take some time to read through it carefully in its entirety to understand our policies and practices in regards to protecting your information and how we will treat it, as it is important.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our website or services.  By accessing or using this Site, you agree to our privacy policy.  

This policy may be modified periodically without notice, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  A revised privacy policy will be placed on this website.  Your continued use of our website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check our policy for updates regularly.  

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit www.bekind2me.org, 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 www.bekind2me.org, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo, Google Pay, Shopify Pay), email address, and phone number.  We refer to this information as “Order Information.”  When collecting sensitive order information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way through Shopify online payment processing.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock bottom of your web browsers, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. 

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 www.bekind2me.org (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations).  Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Present our website and its contents to you
  • Create your account
  • 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.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our website.
  • 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).
  • For any other purpose with your consent 

SOCIAL MEDIA

We may also provide social media features on our Site and services that enable you to share personal information with your social network(s) and to interact with our Site and services.  Depending on the features, your use of these features may result in the collection or share of your personal information about you.  We encourage to you to review the privacy policies and setting on the social media site(s) with which you interact.  

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. 

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.

BEHAVIOURAL 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

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email or automated marketing by text message through an automatic telephone dialing system (message and data rates may apply) in the future to inform you about specials, new products or services. 

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/.

MINOR PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect personal information from a user under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, please do not disclose or provide any information.  If we learn we have collected or received personal from a user under the age of 13, we will immediately delete this information.  If you believe we might have any information from or about a user under 13, please contact us at hello@bekind2me.org.   

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.

SECURITY

Security is a priority and take precautions to protect your information.  When you submit sensitive and personal information via the website or through other forms of communication, your information is protected both online and offline. 

We protect your information offline, as only employees who need the information to perform a specific billing or customer service are granted access to personally identifiable information.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through www.bekind2me.org, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless until you ask us to delete this information. 

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or need to express any concerns, please contact us via e-mail at hello@bekind2me.org.

 

(LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 2020)