Who We Are
Our website address is: https://scruty.com
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“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect Personal Information when you:
- Register to use the Service, place an order, or provide contact information
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service.
Customer Online Registration. To register as a customer on our Website, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and password. You may also provide other optional information, such as your month and day of birth.
Using the Service. We collect information you post through the Service. For example, when customers sign up for a newsletter, post a photograph, or connect with an Independent Business Owner, the Service will collect the information customers or Independent Business Owners provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.
Making Payments. When you make payments through the Service or complete a Customer Order Form, your financial account information, such as your credit card number, will be collected by our third-party payment processors. We do not collect or store such financial account information, but we may receive information from our payment processor about the payment, such as the date and time of payment.
Social Media Pages. We may collect information about you when you visit our social media pages or other features. The social media website provider may provide us with information, including Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and other information made available to us.
Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.
Cookies and Similar Technology
We and our third party service providers, such as advertising networks and
analytics service providers, may collect anonymous information automatically through the use of “cookies” and similar technology. The service providers also may collect information about your online activities over time and on other websites or apps. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activities on our Website.
We use Personal Information to:
- facilitate and improve the Service and our services;
- communicate with you; and
- promote Independent Business Owners.
We may use de-identified and aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
Internal and Service-Related Usage. Scruty will use information, including Personal Information, for internal, administrative, and service-related purposes. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services. For example, we use Personal Information submitted by customers to process and complete the customer’s order, including for shipping and billing purposes. We also use Personal Information submitted by Independent Business Owners (affiliates) to calculate and process commissions.
Communications. We use a customer’s name, mailing address, email address and telephone number for the following limited purposes:
- Sending emails for informational and operational purposes, such as account management or system maintenance;
- Monitoring and ensuring customer satisfaction, including troubleshooting problems and resolving disputes;
- Keeping you informed of new products and promotions at Scruty Brands; and
- Sending you Scruty newsletters.
Promoting Independent Business Owners. Scruty may, from time to time, publish an Independent Business Owner’s (Affiliate) Personal Information (for example, name, photograph, sales results and achievements) to recognize the Independent Business Owner’s achievements and help motivate other Independent Business Owners. These promotions will not contain Personal Information about customers.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose. For example, we may aggregate usage and transaction information to provide product recommendations to Website users.
We may share your information:
- with our third-party vendors and service providers;
- to refer you to an Independent Business Owner;
- to connect Independent Business Owners with other Independent Business Owners;
- to comply with legal obligations;
- to protect and defend our rights and property; and
- with your permission.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may share anonymous information for marketing and advertising purposes.
Connect Independent Business Owners. To facilitate communications among our network of Independent Business Owners, we may share Independent Business Owners’ or prospective Independent Business Owners’ contact information with other Independent Business Owners.
Referrals. As part of our service and to make sure customer needs are met, we may refer customers to an Independent Business Owner, such as when customers are not associated with an Independent Business Owner in our systems or when customers request this. We may share customer contact information with Independent Business Owners for these purposes.
Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on the Service, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you.
We may also share data collected by the Service, including email addresses, to show you and others personalized advertisements on other websites and online services and to send you marketing emails from us after you visit the Services or our social media pages and websites.
You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from advertisers or advertising networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or who subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising by visiting the opt-out sections on the websites of each of those organizations. Links to those sites are here:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
When you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising from Scruty Brands on other websites.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others’ rights,
property, or safety.
Your Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
We respect children’s privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from children under age 13, and no part of the Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information to us. You should rely on a parent or guardian to assist you. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Scruty and its controlled United States subsidiaries have certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for the transfer of Personal Information from the EEA to the United States. To learn more about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and to view our certification, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.
Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers or other sensitive information. Scruty will NEVER ask for sensitive information via email.
By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at email@example.com.
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
Where appropriate, you may review, correct, add to or delete your Personal Information through the Service if your Personal Information is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Principles (defined below). If you have registered with us, you will be able to view and modify information contained in your personal profile. However, for security purposes, you must contact Scruty directly to change your tax identification number or social security number. You may also contact us to remove any Personal Information from our database.
Scruty acknowledges that EU individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to firstname.lastname@example.org. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable time frame.
EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD
In the event Personal Information is (i) to be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purposes for which the Personal Information was originally collected or subsequently authorized, or (ii) transferred to a third party acting as a data controller, you will be given, where practical and appropriate, an opportunity to opt out of having your Personal Information so used or transferred where it involves non-sensitive information. Where such use or transfer involves sensitive information, you must opt-in before we may make such use or transfer of your Personal Information.
We remain liable for the processing of Personal Information received under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transferred to a third party acting on our behalf and under our instructions if this entity processes such Personal Information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
Scruty has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.
For residual complaints not fully or partially resolved by other means, you may be able to invoke binding arbitration as detailed in the Principles available here.
Scruty is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
COMPLIANCE WITH CANADA’S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION (“CASL”)
You may be asked to provide your Personal Information to opt-in to receive emails about Scruty Brands’ products, promotions, special offers and company updates. This consent is sought by Scruty. You can unsubscribe at any time from these commercial electronic messages by using the “unsubscribe link” located in the email, or by contacting us at email@example.com or by mail, Attn: Privacy Administrator
If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail, Attn: Privacy Administrator
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
- Scruty needs to perform a contract with you
- You have given Scruty permission to do so
- Processing your personal information is in Scruty legitimate interests
- Scruty needs to comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification.
- The right to object.
- The right of restriction.
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
Scruty follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Scruty uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
Google DoubleClick DART Cookie
Our Advertising Partners
Note that Scruty has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Scruty does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last Updated March 30, 2019