Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes Shopikon¿s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of individuals using this Site (¿User¿ or ¿you¿). Shopikon has a strong focus on privacy issues and will use data collected to offer a better experience for Site users and Shopikon customers.


Shopikon collects personal information when User(s) register with Shopikon, use Shopikon¿s products or services, visit Shopikon¿s Site or the sites of certain Shopikon partners, and when User(s) enter promotions and/or sweepstakes by Shopikon. Shopikon may combine information about User(s) that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. When using our Site and services, User(s) consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of User(s)¿s information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country User(s) resides in or content originates from, Shopikon has the right to use the information in the United States and/or in any other country in which Shopikon operates. If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.

Information Collection and Use


When you register with Shopikon, we may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. For some services we may also request your address, Social Security number, and/or payment information. When you register with Shopikon and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. However, we do safeguard your private information.


You may provide Shopikon with information to make public, such as a username or a short biography, your location, or a picture. You may customize your account with such information when such a service becomes available and necessary. We may also use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our Site. If you e-mail us, we may keep your message, e-mail address and contact information on file to respond to your request.


Shopikon may, from time to time, collect information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of the products and services we offer.


Shopikon automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, Shopikon cookie information, and the page you request. Shopikon uses such information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.


Children


Shopikon does not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13). If we become aware that a child under thirteen (13) has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child¿s account.

If a person(s) under the age of thirteen (13) attempts to register with Shopikon, we ask the child to have a parent or guardian to be present and provide parental permission for use. Shopikon does not contact children under the age of thirteen (13) about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent¿s permission, unless the age is unknown to Shopikon through no fault of our own. Shopikon does not ask children under the age of thirteen (13) for additional personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion. ¿Reasonably necessary¿ shall be defined only by Shopikon.


INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE


Shopikon does not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here. Shopikon does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you¿ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:


  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Shopikon under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Shopikon communicate with you about offers from Shopikon. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
  • We have a parent¿s permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 13. Parents have the option of allowing Shopikon to collect and use their child¿s information without consenting to Shopikon¿s sharing of this information with people and companies who may use this information for unrelated purposes.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Shopikon¿s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about all Users if Shopikon is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Shopikon will notify Users before information about User is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Shopikon may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information.


THIRD PARTY USAGE OF DATA


Shopikon uses and may use in the future a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our services, such as hosting current or future blogs, Twitter page, brand pages, or Wikipedia pages, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.


COOKIES


Like many websites, Shopikon may use ¿cookies¿ to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Site and/or products and services. However, Shopikon does not require cookies for many parts of our Site. A ¿cookie¿ is a small data file that is transferred to your computer¿s hard disk. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.


REVISIONS OR CHANGES TO POLICY


We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, at any given time. The most current version of the policy shall govern our use of your information and will always be available on our Site. If we make changes to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we may notify Users via an update on our Site or via e-mail to the e-mail address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Site and/or services of Shopikon after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy, regardless of objections.