Privacy

INTRODUCTION
Bahiya Collections respects each individual’s right to personal privacy.  We collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this statement.  This policy applies solely to information collected from the Bahiya Collections website.

PART I.  INFORMATION COLLECTION 
We collect information through the website primarily through registration forms and subscriptions to the mailing list.  This information is collected VOLUNTARILY.   

We are required to collect shipping information of customers in order to provide delivery of the purchased items.  All other information we request is optional.  
We also collect analytical data that is not personally identifiable in nature.  This data is used to improve the website and customer service.  We continually strive to improve our offerings and our website and to more effectively offer better service to our customers using this data.   

We may also collect personally identifiable information which our users divulge about other people, such as referrals or gift cards.  This information is not shared.
We do not actively market to children, and we do not knowingly ask children under 13 to divulge personal information. 

Payment information is NOT collected anywhere on the site.  All payment processing is handled by an external party, PayPal.  We do NOT capture or store credit card information and our servers are not in scope for PCI audits.

We do not employ the use of cookies.

PART II.  INFORMATION USAGE 
The primary purpose of collecting registration information is so that is can be used for the payment process.    Customers who provide this information which includes name, shipping address and email address, will notice a reduction in the payment process beginning with their next online purchase.  This information will also be used to build a profile of the customer, with the intention of better understanding and serving them.

Registered users to our mailing list will receive additional announcements from us about products, special deals, and coupons.  If at any time a registered user would like to unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving future emails, we will include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.  Email addresses will NOT be shared with external parties.  Out of respect to our users, we take the issue of preserving information that is voluntarily shared with Bahiya Collections very seriously. 

We will NOT supplement information collected from our website with data from other sources such as credit history to authorize purchases. 

We may offer links to other web sites.  Please note that other web sites have their own privacy policies and their standards may differ from ours. 
We do not sell, trade or transfer to outside third parties personally identifiable information.  We may release this information to comply with the law, should a legal request be made.  Email addresses are collected by an external marketing company that manages the mailing list.

PART III.  ACCESS TO INFORMATION 
We maintain the accuracy of our information through the integrity of the information provided by users.  Customers may access their own profile information and correct any inaccuracies they may find.  Customers can choose to remove their profile and account status, which will in effect remove their profile information from our database. 

PART IV. DATA STORAGE AND SECURITY
We protect user information by securely storing this information in our database, which has security logging enabled.

PART V.  CHANGES TO THE POLICY
Should the Privacy Policy change, we will post the changes on this page and update the privacy policy modification date below:
This policy was last modified August 2nd, 2009.

PART VI.  CONTACT US
If there are any questions regarding this policy, please contact us.

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