Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal Information of customers, employees, and business partners is an important aspect of the way Found In Italy (hereinafter "FII") conducts its business. Collecting, using, and disclosing personal Information in an appropriate, responsible, legally compliant, and ethical manner is fundamental to FII's daily operations. Each staff member of FII must abide by this policy while handling personal data.
Personal Information includes any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual. This includes Information in any form, such as:
- Full Name
- Payment information
- Purchase history
FII'S COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
FII collects personal Information whenever you use our services, including purchases, website visits, written inquiries, telephone inquiries, email inquiries, payment, and any other interaction with FII.
FII'S USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
FII uses your Personal Information in the following ways:
- To provide services specifically tailored toward your requirements and to treat you in a personal way
- To provide you with Information on upcoming sales
- To carry out analysis and market research
- To undertake targeted online advertising
- To send communications in regard to promotions, new product releases or products of interest based on your purchase history
- To improve our websites, products, and services
- For management and administrative purposes
FII'S SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information may be shared with the following:
- Banks, financial institutions, and credit card companies exclusively for the purpose of payment
- Partners of FII where FII has your consent
FOUND IN ITALY AND THE INTERNET
In general, you may browse our Internet site anonymously. However, certain online services of ours require the collection of some personally identifying information such as your name, address, and, when appropriate, your credit card information.
For transactions over Found In Italy's website that involve particularly sensitive Information, such as credit card numbers, Found In Italy will employ accepted transmission and storage protocols, such as encryption, to prevent this Information from being disclosed. This means that when you type in sensitive Information, such as credit card details, it will be automatically converted into codes before being securely sent to us over the Internet.
This Information will be used for processing transactions, and it may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical Information about your interests and the use of our Internet site. As a service to you, we may also use this Information to customize the content we offer.
To provide you with timely notice about upcoming promotion, new product launches and events. Found In Italy may send you e-mail notices based on your expressed interests and purchasing history. To facilitate this service, Found In Italy may note some of the pages you visit on our website.
At the bottom of each e-mail, you will be provided with the option to unsubscribe from future mailings. At any time, you may also send an e-mail requesting that your e-mail address be removed from our lists.
The Found In Italy website contains links to other websites. None of the Information that you provide to us will be transmitted to other websites. Found In Italy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Found In Italy may also use on its Internet properties a personalization technology called a "cookie." A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer's hard disk that identifies your browser software to a website. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our Sites, and what path you take through our Sites. In doing this, we can provide you with a more personalized experience.
Found In Italy will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal Information provided to this website, including making your sensitive Information available to our employees and suppliers on a need-to-know basis. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that Information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you contact us by e-mail or a "Contact Us" or similar feature on our website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view Information you send by these methods in transit.
You can create an account on our website with a username and password. Passwords are encrypted and Found In Italy's policies preclude access to passwords by anyone at Found In Italy or its suppliers, except on a need-to-know basis. You agree to (a) immediately notify Found In Italy of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to, and use of your account, and to notify Found In Italy when you desire to cancel your account on our site. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. We will have no liability for disclosure of your Information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances and, to the extent that we have your e-mail address, may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send e-mail messages to the consumer, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or online merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive, Information. Sometimes, the domain name of the e-mail address from which the e-mail appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the website requesting such Information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such sensitive Information is received by an unauthorized individual to be used for purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing."
If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your website password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with our website, or to one that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such Information and report such requests directly to Found In Italy at XXX-XXX-XXXX.
CONSENT TO WORLDWIDE TRANSFER AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data, we may disclose such Information if we are required to do so by a Court Order, if we are requested by government or law enforcement authorities, if we are required to do so in pursuant to other legal processes, or if it becomes necessary to protect the rights or property of Found in Italy.