ABSOLUTE STANDARDS INC
customerserv@absolutestandards.com
PO Box 5585
Hamden, CT 06518
+1 (800) 368-1131

This policy applies to all online communication with Absolute Standards. When you provide Absolute Standards with information through this website, we respect your privacy. It is important for you to understand what information we collect about you during your visit and what we do with that information. Your use of the website is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.

Absolute Standards reserves the right to disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to protect Absolute Standards' rights or property; during emergencies when safety is at risk; or for credit fraud protection and risk reduction purposes.

  1. Information Collection and Use
    • While you are visiting our website, we may collect and use different types of information about you. This information is used only for fast and efficient rendering of our products and services to our customers. In addition, we may use your personal information to provide you with relevant information about the product or service that you are using.

    • We only collect personally identifiable information when you provide it in connection with a request for a product, service, or information. When you submit your personally identifiable information on this website, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

    • We and our affiliated Third Parties may use the information that you provide to fulfill your request for a product, information, or other service, or respond to an email or other request. We do not share your credit card or other account information with unaffiliated Third Parties unless you authorize us to do so, or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities (such as delivering a product that you order or information that you request). You cannot opt-out of receiving communications from Absolute Standards (or Third Parties who may assist us) relating to a specific order or request for a product or information.

    • We and our affiliated Third Parties may also collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning your use of this website, such as information regarding which of our pages are most popular. Information gathered may be used in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans.

    • In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation effective May 25th, 2018, we must disclose all personal data that is stored by Absolute Standards or its agents and affiliates:

      • Email Address

        A user's email address is a necessary component of any user account. The email address used to create the account is retained, as well as the user account's currently active email address.

      • IP Address

        IP Addresses are stored as a basic function of the website in connection with security. An IP address which identifies a user's session is only retained for the lifetime of the session. When an order is finalized on our site, the associated IP address is retained with the order for potential security reasons.

      • Billing and Shipping Address

        A billing and shipping address will be stored as part of current and future order fulfillment. This information is retained in reference to the associated user.

      • Payment Method

        Absolute Standards collects payment method data in order to process orders. This information is not retained beyond what is necessary to complete a specific transaction unless you specifically opt to save your payment details as a future convenience. For your security, Absolute Standards never records your complete, usable, payment information; it is recorded on our behalf by our payment processor(s) in accordance with industry best practice, and a reference is stored on our servers. Absolute Standards records this reference in order to complete transactions and retain a history for bookkeeping purposes.

      • Cookies

        This website collects shopping cart data through the use of Cookies and other similar web technologies (such as IndexedDB, Web SQL, and Web Storage). Cookies are small computer files that are transferred to your device that make it possible for our systems to recognize your browsing session. You can turn off cookies in your browser, but then you won't have access to the essential features of our website.

      • Third Party Cookies

        Absolute Standards may use affiliated Third Parties, who in turn may also use their own cookies or similar web technologies. These Third Parties may collect only non-personal information via our website, such as information regarding which of our pages are most popular. Absolute Standards does not control these Third Parties' use of cookies or similar web technologies, or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them.

        Absolute Standards affiliated Third Parties using cookies include the following:

      • Collected Personal Data Not Listed In This Policy

        In any instance Absolute Standards collects personal data not listed in this Privacy Policy, participation will be in an opt-in basis. The use and retention of additional personal data will be disclosed in supplementary Terms and Conditions.

      • Removal of Personal Data

        Absolute Standards will remove collected personal data when a) the purpose for which it has been collected or otherwise processed has ended, or b) upon request of the data subject, with the exception of data we are required to retain by law. To request the removal of collected personal data, please contact us at customerserv@absolutestandards.com.

  2. Ensuring Your Security

    Absolute Standards uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced security protocol, to protect your personal information and ensure secure online ordering. SSL internet connections are encrypted, and thus protect all information, including your name, address and credit card number, so it cannot be read in transit. Absolute Standards uses secure technology, privacy protection controls, and restrictions on employee access, to safeguard your personal information.

    Payment method data is encrypted by your web browser on your device before it is sent to Absolute Standards. Absolute Standards cannot decrypt the payment information and only relays the data to our payment processor(s), further protecting your payment information.

  3. Third Parties

    Absolute Standards relies on other companies and individuals to perform functions on behalf of Absolute Standards. Examples include data analysis firms, customer support specialists, and web hosting companies. Absolute Standards may share personally identifiable information with such Third Parties as appropriate for them to perform their functions, but they may not use such information for any other purpose.

  4. Notification of Changes

    We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. Absolute Standards may make changes at any time without notifying you. Periodically consult this Privacy Policy to stay up to date regarding how we use the information we collect.

  5. Notification of Data Breaches

    In the event that user data is revealed to parties not previously disclosed in this Privacy Policy, Absolute Standards will notify you via your primary contact email address of the data breach within 72 hours of becoming aware of the data breach. Absolute Standards also notifies relevant authorities of data breaches as required by law.

Last updated: 2018 May 25 1100 EDT