Privacy Policy

Last Updated June 18, 2017.

Please take a moment to read my Privacy Policy. I know that privacy is important to you, and that’s why I created this agreement.

Whenever I refer to “I,” “me,” “Dina Cataldo” or “Sicilian Tea Company,” I am referring to Dina Cataldo and Dina Cataldo dba Sicilian Tea Company.

Because this site is always evolving, know that I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. By continuing to use this site and/or using my services after I make any changes to this Privacy Policy, you accept this Privacy Policy as modified.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collection and use practices: (i) online when you visit this site; and (ii) offline when you provide information to me.

Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in my Terms of Service.

Acceptance of Terms

By visiting this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Service, both of which govern your use of this website. By providing information to me offline, you also agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The Information I Collect

In the course of operating this website and/or interacting with you, I will collect (and/or receive) the following types of information.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION.

When you sign up to receive newsletters, respond to a survey, register for a class, or purchase any product or service, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, email address, and phone number. I do not collect any personal information from Visitors when they use the website unless they provide such information voluntarily, such as by registering or sending me an email or signing up for a newsletter. All information I collect and/or receive under this section is collectively called “Personal Information.”

2. ORDER INFORMATION.

When you place an Order, you must provide me with certain information about the products and services you are seeking to purchase. Such information is collectively called the “Order Information.”

3. BILLING INFORMATION.

When you wish to purchase a product or service, you will be required to provide certain information in addition to the Personal Information and Order Information noted above. Such information may include a debit card number, credit card number, expiration date, billing address, activation codes, and similar information. Such information is collectively called the “Billing Information.” Although I will have access to the Billing Information, it will also be collected and processed by my third-party payment vendors pursuant to the terms and conditions of their privacy policies and terms of use.

4. OTHER INFORMATION

In addition to the information noted above, I may collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:

a. From You. Additional information about yourself that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g., via a survey), such as household income range, gender, product and service preferences, and other information that does not identify you personally.

b. From Your Activity. Information that I automatically collect when you use the websites, including, without limitation:

  • IP addresses, which may consist of a static or dynamic IP address and will sometimes point to a specific identifiable computer or device; browser type and language; referring and exit pages and URLs; date and time; amount of time spent on particular pages; what sections of the Websites you visit; and similar data; and
  • Information about your device, including the type of device; universally unique ID (“UUID”); advertising identifier (“IDFA”); MAC address; operating system and version (e.g., iOS, Android or Windows); carrier and country location; hardware and processor information (e.g., storage, chip speed, camera resolution, NFC enabled); network type (WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE); and similar data.

c. From Cookies Information that we collect using “cookie” technology. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Websites may not function properly.

d. Third-Party Analytics I use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of the Websites, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyze performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to the Websites and mobile and Internet usage. These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help analyze and provide us the data. By accessing and using the Websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

e. From Other Sources. I also may collect or receive information from third parties, such as Facebook and/or other third-party social media sites.

 

Accessing and Modifying Personal Information and Communication Preferences

If you have registered for the website, you may access, review, and make changes to your Personal Information, Billing Information, and certain Other Information by following the instructions found on the websites. In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Sicilian Tea Company email newsletter. Customers can’t opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account or their Orders. I will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in my subscription databases.

How I Use and Share Information

I use Personal Information, Order Information, Billing Information, and Other Information (collectively, the “Information”) to provide services; to process Orders; to administer rewards and promotional programs; to maintain and improve this website and services to you; to solicit your feedback; and to inform you about products and services and those of our third-party marketing partners.

I may also use and/or share Information as described below.

  • Sicilian Tea Company will access, use, and share the Information as required to process your Orders and provide support to you.
  • In order to provide services and administer rewards and promotional programs, I may share the Information (excluding the Billing Information) with third-party promotional and marketing partners.
  • In the future, I may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on my behalf. Examples may include providing technical assistance, Order fulfillment, customer service, and marketing assistance. These other companies will have access to the Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
  • In an ongoing effort to better understand Visitors, customers, and my products and services, I may analyze the Order Information and Other Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Websites and/or my products and services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. I may share this aggregate data with my affiliates, agents, and business partners. I may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe my products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
  • To the extent permitted by law, I may also disclose the Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever I believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Sicilian Tea Company or others.

Information You Share

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your Personal Information available to third parties — for example on message boards or web logs; through email; or in comment or chat areas — that information can be seen, collected, heard, and/or used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

How I Protect your Information

I take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. I cannot guarantee the security of my databases, nor can I guarantee that the Information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet.

Children Privacy Policy

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Websites. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through the Websites without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and I will do everything I can to delete that information from my databases.

External Websites

The website may contain links to third-party websites. I don’t have control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other websites to which I provide links. As such, I am not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites. Check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any other websites.

How to Contact Me

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me via email at Dina@SicilianTeaCompany.com with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.