Privacy Policy | Swanky Tea

At Swanky Tea Co, LLC, we are committed to you and to protecting your privacy. We NEVER collect or store any personal data without your prior knowledge and consent. Please read further for details. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from swankytea.com (the “Site”).

HOW DOES SWANKY TEA CO, LLC COLLECT INFORMATION?
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”.

Your IP Address
Your IP address is a unique identifier we use to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site tracking. We also use your IP address to help identify you when you make repeat visits to our site, keep track of your shopping cart contents, and to gather demographic information so that we can see what types of people are interested in our site.

Cookies
Swanky Tea Co, LLC uses a feature on your Internet Web browser called a "cookie." A cookie is a small piece of information or data file stored on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. It assigns a unique identification number to your computer and helps us maintain your preferences to provide a more personalized experience for you. The Swanky Tea Co, LLC uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart and to tell us whether or not you have visited our site before. We also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous session numbers, with them. 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.

What About Personal Information? Do You Collect That?
Swanky Tea Co, LLC does not house or collect any personal information about you unless you knowingly and willingly provide it.

Account Registration
The Swanky Tea Co, LLC has a registration process through which you voluntarily sign up to create an account on our Website. Also, to make sure that nobody else can access your account using, we ask that you create a unique username with a password.

Newsletter Subscription
When you subscribe to our FREE newsletters, we ask for an email address to send them to. You may opt out of receiving future mailings or cancel your subscription(s) at any time. (See the subscribe/unsubscribe section below.)

Contests and Promotions
When you enter a contest or take part in a promotion, we may ask for your name, mailing address, and email address. Should a third party sponsor the contest or promotion, that party will have access to this information. We need this information in order to notify our winners and, when applicable, ship the winners' prizes.

Online Purchases
At Swanky Tea Co, LLC, we sell a lot of merchandise to our customers. 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, 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?
Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties
Swanky Tea Co, LLC does not and will not share your personal information with any outside parties unless you have knowingly and willingly consented to do so (e.g., by entering a contest, promotion or sweepstakes for which we would publish a list of winners).

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).

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.

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 requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

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/.

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.

Children's / Minors Guidelines
Swanky Tea Co, LLC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet use. Also, we strongly encourage parents to help us enforce our privacy policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information on this site without permission. The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.

Security
Swanky Tea Co, LLC has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We are able to keep your personal information safe and secure by utilizing Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption technology. For maximum security, we use a secure server that encrypts all your ordering information, including your name, address and credit card number.

Subscribe/unsubscribe
Should you choose to in the future, Swanky Tea Co, LLC provides its users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners. If you would like to cancel your registered membership, remove your information from our database and not receive future communications from us, you simply need to email your request to care@swankytea.com

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.

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 care@swankytea.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Swanky Tea
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
Swanky Tea, 232 Sanderling Lane, Goleta CA 93117, United States

Effective: January 1, 2019