Privacy Statement Last Updated:

Last revised: Jun 10, 2010

Our Privacy Statement:

Our goal is to provide the highest quality products and services, we use information from our interactions with our customers, as well as information from certain third parties.  We respect your privacy, and have procedures to ensure that your personal information is handled in a responsible manner.  This Privacy Statement is posted on our website to let you know what kind of information we collect, the purpose for which we collect it, the use of information, how it is stored, with whom it may be shared, and what choices you have regarding our use of your information.

As our website continues to develop and we take advances in technology, our Privacy Statement will be updated. Please refer back to this page for the most up-to-date information.

Security and Privacy policies:

Security:

We value protecting your personal information.  We use Secure encryption technology to ensures safe internet transmission of your personal information. When the letters “http” in the URL changes to “https,” the “s” indicates you are in a secure area.  Your browser may give a pop-up message stating that you’re about to enter or leave a secure area. Using a browser that is secure will ensure that your information is encoded/encrypted when it is sent over the internet.  Our website secures your information that is being transmitted to our secure servers.  Your account and personal information is protected by the password you provided when you created your www.meckwear.com account.  Always keep your password and login information private, and never share it with anyone.  Always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished visiting our site.  This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are using someone else’s computer or are using a computer in a public place.  No data transmission over the Internet and no data storage can be 100% secure.  We will do our best to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure.  We do not guarantee the absolute security of any personal information you provide within, on or through any browser to our website.  We will notify you in the event we become aware of a security problem involving your personal information stored by us.  By disclosing your email address to us, you have consented to receive electronic notices from us in the event of such a security problem shall a rising.

Registration policies:
To make online shopping faster and easier, register with us at www.meckwear.com.  Using your email address and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to edit any personal information retained in your account.

If you are using a public computer, close your browser at the conclusion of your session, so your information is not left as an open source for the public to access.  Your information will still be stored with us on our servers but it will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer or any other computer as long as you have properly logged off.

The benefit of having a registered account on meckwear.com is having the ability to view your orders, and quickly access your shipping and billing information with a username and password.  When you register with us as an online customer, we may ask for additional information.

The alternative to having a registered account is being a “Guest” on meckwear.com.  As a “Guest,” you do not have access to make orders, or have the benefit of storing your billing and shipping information on our site.

Currently we do not offer account registration at this time for International Consumers.  In the near future, International consumers will have the option to choose the region they are from.  This will enable us to provide our product to the customer from the closest distribution location   and apply the correct shipping cost.

Personal Information:

Information You Submit to Us: We receive and retain any information you submit on our website or provide us with.  You can choose not to provide certain information but then you may not be able to take advantage of our features. By your usage of our website through registration, you grant us the permission to process your personal data that has been provided to us via www.meckwear.com in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement.  We use the information that is provided by you for such purposes as processing your order, responding to your inquiries through communication, customizing your future shopping, which in turn helps us to improve our website for you.

Should you decide to register an account with the meckwear.com website, your personal data will collected, stored and used as the following: name, email address, gender, birth date, shipping/billing address, and daytime phone number,

Should you place an order, your personal data will be collected, stored and used as the following: name, billing address, shipping address, email address and phone number.

Collection of your personal information:

Purposes of use: We use the information that you provide to us via our website only for the following purposes: processing and fulfilling your order, responding to your requests and your product inquiries, for our own direct marketing purposes, customizing future shopping for you, improving our website, communicating with you and for our own financial accounting purposes.  Paypal is used as of now only for payment processing and fraud prevention.

Order placement: Once you decide to place an order with us, if you are not a registered customer, you will be given the option to register an account with the meckwear website or browse our site as a Guest only.  If you choose to become a registered customer, your personal information will be saved on our system to facilitate your future purchases on our website.  As a registered customer, you will have the ability to view your order history on our website. On the other hand, if you choose to browse as a Guest only, none of your personal information will be saved by us except as it may be reasonably necessary to document our business activities or as needed for required disclosures. Please refer to the paragraph “security and registration policies” above for more information about your options to place an order as a registered customer or browse as a Guest.

Email communications: to help us make email communication more useful and interesting, we may receive a confirmation when you open email messages from www.meckwear.com if your computer supports our website.  We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.  If you do not want to receive email messages or other mail from us, please refer to the paragraph on “Marketing” below.

Marketing: Each registered customer has the choice of receiving updates about our products, and announcements promoting any special events via email. You will receive promotional email messages from us only if you have agreed to receive them by clicking in the box next to “Just wear it, like it’s yours” when entering your shipping and billing information to place an order.  You will be given the opportunity to no longer receive email communication from meckwear and to unsubscribe from our mailing list.  If you choose to unsubscribe, we will stop sending you email messages. Please note, however, that some email promotions are prepared well in advance.  We appreciate your patience in giving us time to carry out your request.  You may unsubscribe by contacting us for now on our website.

If you would like more information about online marketing practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by our third party service provider, please click http://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Please note:

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, you might not be able to make a purchase from our website.

A note to our customers:
If you are having difficulty purchasing from our website, please check your privacy settings in your browser and set them to “Medium.” If you do not wish to change your privacy settings to “Medium” and you are currently using the “Medium High” or “High” settings, you may choose to override your current cookie handling practices for individual websites that you specify.

Personal Customer information received

Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.

Third Party Service Providers: We employ individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance (including on-line advertising).
Protection and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law enforcement or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, of users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.  This does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personal information from customers for commercial purposes in a way violate the commitments made in our Privacy Statement.

Merger, Acquisition, Sale/Transfer of Assets or Business: If our company is acquired by or merged with or into another entity, or if our assets or business is sold or transferred to another entity, your personal information may be transferred to such entity as part of the transaction, and that entity and its affiliates may use your personal information under the terms of their own privacy policies which may differ from this privacy statement.

With your consent: other than as described above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. This includes sharing your personal information with an unaffiliated third party for such third party’s direct marketing use. We will not share your personal information for this purpose without your prior consent.

How may I access my information to update and contact meckwear about my personal information?

 

If you are a registered customer, you may access your account by logging into your account on our website.  Please note that we reserve the right to retain personal information relating to you for a period of time which is necessary to document our business activities or as needed for required disclosures.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our handling of personal information relating to you, please click the contact link of our webpage

Links to Third Party Websites:

Our website does not own, control or operate such linked sites, and is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such linked sites. Privacy policies and practices for such linked sites may differ from our privacy statement and practices. Your access and use of such linked sites is entirely and solely at your own risk. We urge you to read the privacy policies of such linked sites before disclosing your personal information on such sites.

Changes to this Privacy Statement:

We may update this privacy statement from time to time without prior notice.  Any changes to our statement will become effective upon posting of the revised statement on the Internet, accessible through www.meckwear.com. We encourage you to bookmark this page and to periodically review it to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our privacy statement. If you are a registered customer, we may notify you of any changes to this privacy statement via email and may ask you to affirmatively acknowledge consent to the changes (e.g., by checking a box or clicking a button) at the time of your next account login on our website.

Special Note to Parents:

Meckwear, takes the privacy of children seriously. Our site is not directed at children, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through our website and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information through our website.

Notice To California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights:

Effective January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that if a business has an established business relationship with a California resident and has within the immediately preceding calendar year disclosed such resident’s personal information to a third party, knowing or having reason to know that such third party used the information for its direct marketing purposes, then the business must disclose such information-sharing to the resident upon request, including what personal information was shared, and with whom it was shared. A business is deemed in compliance with this law if: (1) it has a published privacy policy of not sharing a customer’s personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes without the customer’s consent (either opt-in or opt-out); and (2) it provides the customer upon request with a notice of his/her choice to prevent such sharing and a cost-free means to exercise that choice. As a general matter, consent by “opt-in” means that a business will not share a customer’s personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use, unless the customer affirmatively consents to such sharing (e.g., by checking a box or clicking on a button to give consent). On the other hand, consent by “opt-out” means that a business may share a customer’s personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use, unless the customer expressly disallows or objects to such sharing (e.g., by checking a box or clicking on a button to notice of disallowance or objection).

As stated above, meckwear, does not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless with your affirmative consent (i.e., “opt-in”). California residents may request an information-sharing disclosure from us by emailing your request to our contact page. Please note that, under the law, we are not required to respond to your request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any requests that are not sent to the above-designated email address.