CHAMPS Group Purchasing is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CHAMPS Group Purchasing website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CHAMPS Group Purchasing website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHAMPS Group Purchasing collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, and telephone number. CHAMPS Group Purchasing also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by CHAMPS Group Purchasing. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by CHAMPS Group Purchasing for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CHAMPS Group Purchasing website.
Please keep in mind if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through CHAMPS Group Purchasing public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: CHAMPS Group Purchasing does not read any of your private online communications.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from CHAMPS Group Purchasing so you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. CHAMPS Group Purchasing is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the CHAMPS Group Purchasing and CHAMPS Group Purchasing's family of websites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHAMPS Group Purchasing collects and uses your personal information to operate the CHAMPS Group Purchasing website and deliver the services you have requested. CHAMPS Group Purchasing also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CHAMPS Group Purchasing and its affiliates. CHAMPS Group Purchasing may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. CHAMPS Group Purchasing may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e.g., email, name, address, and telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, CHAMPS Group Purchasing may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CHAMPS Group Purchasing, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within CHAMPS Group Purchasing, in order to determine what CHAMPS Group Purchasing services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CHAMPS Group Purchasing to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CHAMPS Group Purchasing or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CHAMPS Group Purchasing; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CHAMPS Group Purchasing, or the public.
The CHAMPS Group Purchasing website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize CHAMPS Group Purchasing pages, or register with CHAMPS Group Purchasing site or services, a cookie helps CHAMPS Group Purchasing to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CHAMPS Group Purchasing website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CHAMPS Group Purchasing features you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CHAMPS Group Purchasing services or websites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHAMPS Group Purchasing secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. CHAMPS Group Purchasing secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
CHAMPS Group Purchasing will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. CHAMPS Group Purchasing encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CHAMPS Group Purchasing is protecting your information.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that CHAMPS Group Purchasing has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CHAMPS Group Purchasing. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.