Privacy Policy

At Jan-Patrick Schmitz (“JPS”), we understand and respect your concern about the privacy of any information you supply while at our web site. We believe that knowledge is the key to monitoring and protecting how your information is used on the Internet. This statement sets forth our Privacy Policy and describes the practice we follow with respect to all visitors to this web site.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement please do not hesitate in contacting us. Email your questions to info@janpatrickschmitz.org

Please note that by agreeing to JPS’ Privacy Policy and providing your personally identifiable information you consent to:

  • the use of your personal information by JPS and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries for the uses identified in the Section entitled “Personal Information,” in accordance with this Privacy Policy; and
     
  • the transfer of your information to servers located in the United States.

Children

Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use this Web Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not register for an account or submit any personal information to us. By using this Web Site unsupervised and/or registering for an account, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older.

Personal Information

JPS collects certain personal information from users of this Web Site. To create user accounts, authorized users must provide certain contact and account information such as name, email address, billing address, and phone number in order to access, license and download images. JPS may use certain account information such as credit or debit card number and company information of authorized users to conduct credit inquiries. JPS may use this information for the following purposes:

  • to process your order and any invoices;
  • to maintain or update your JPS account;
  • to send you updates about special offers, new services, special promotions, and noteworthy news and events;
  • to fulfill the terms of a promotion or contest;
  • to fulfill a service to you, for example, if you choose to submit content to the Web Site, we may use your personal information to respond to your submission;
  • to contact you in response to forms such as “Contact Us” or Live Chat or emailed requests;
  • to contact you about a material change to this Privacy Policy or Site Usage Agreement, if necessary;
  • to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform with the requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us; and
  • to disclose to third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process, including, but not limited to mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.

JPS may also share or disclose your personally identifiable information that is collected on the Web Site to JPS’ parent and affiliated companies who require your personally identifiable information for research, administrative and/or internal business purposes. These parties may use such information to contact you with an advertisement or offering related to a product or services.

Except as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy, JPS does not sell, share or rent information about its customers to third parties for their marketing or promotional purposes.

JPS will retain your personally identifiable information for as long as commercially reasonable to carry out our business purpose, or as long as legally required.

Profile Information

Your profile information (such as company type and language preference) in the registration form is used by JPS to create personalized content, services, and advertising on the Web Site. JPS may also profile your Web Site activity in order to accurately track your account and provide you with JPS products and services that correspond to your interests. JPS may also compile data in aggregate form so that we may better understand the users that are visiting our Web Site. For example, we may produce reports on the most popular search terms by collecting general search term data based on individual searches. Aggregate data is anonymous and does not contain any personal information that identifies a user. JPS may provide non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our Web Site users to third parties for their audit, research and analytical purposes.

Automatically Collected Information

As is true of most web sites, when you access and use the Web Site, we gather certain information automatically. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Web Site, to track users' movements around the Web Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

If you are logged into your user account, we are able to link this automatically collected data to such account, including sales history. IP addresses are tied to geographic information to segregate customer location for analytical purposes.

Use of Service Providers

We might ccasionally hire or partner with other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as managing and handling the processing and delivery of mailings (both email and postal mail), providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Change of Address or Contact Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete inaccuracies in your information by making the change through the "Customer Service" page of our Web Site, by emailing our Customer Support at info@janpatrickschmitz.org . Your request will be processed and implemented within thirty (30) days.

Security

JPS has a number of operational functions in place to protect the confidentiality of personal information. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in secured facilities. If you have any questions about the security at our Web Site, you can send an email to info@janpatrickschmitz.com.

We use SSL encryption technologies to transmit sensitive information such as a credit or debit card numbers to our servers. However, perfect security on the Internet does not exist, and JPS does not warrant that its Web Site is impenetrable or invulnerable to hackers.

Cookies

When you visit the Web Site, JPS might send your computer a cookie, which is a small file that resides on your computer's hard drive and contains non-personally identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the user's computer. Cookies allow JPS to make its Web Site more useful by storing information about your preferences. For example, JPS will send your computer a cookie to maintain default settings such as your language preference. You can set your browser's options not to accept cookies, but this may prevent you from accessing all of the features of the Web Site. For more about the types and individual cookies used by the Web Site, see our Cookie Policy.

Email

JPS does not rent, share or sell email lists to third parties for their promotional purposes. JPS may send you email to notify you about your recent order; this will be sent to the email address you provide to JPS.

JPS offers its members the choice to not receive emails or updates about special benefits, promotions, or offers from JPS. If you no longer wish to receive these updates, or you wish to unsubscribe from your JPS account please complete the Contact Us form on the Web Site and let us know in the comments section that you would like to be removed from the mailing list.

If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication (e.g. following the unsubscribe instructions within the email) or you may contact us at info@janpatrickschmitz.org to opt out.

Surveys, Promotions, and Contests

Participation in surveys, promotions, or contests on the Web Site is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose personal information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award promotional gifts or prizes. Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving the use of the Web Site.

Discussion Threads

JPS may offer discussion threads and comment boxes on the Web Site. If you use JPS' discussion threads or comment boxes, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these discussion threads.

Links

Please be aware that the Web Site may contain links to other sites that are covered by their own privacy policies. JPS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site. We recommend that our users read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Changes of JPS' Online Privacy Policy

JPS reserves the right to change our online Privacy Policy and modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we decide to make any material changes to our privacy statement, we will notify you via email or by posting a prominent notice on our Web Site including the home page and other places we deem appropriate, at least thirty (30) days prior to implementing the change so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a legal process served on our Web Site.

If you have any questions about JPS' Privacy Policy or concerns about personal information you have supplied to JPS, please contact Customer Service at info@janpatrickschmitz.org

 

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