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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Tuvalu uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website, and your ability to review, correct and opt out of our use of the information. Tuvalu is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Be assured that if we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. By using our web site, or sharing your contact information with us, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What We Collect

When you purchase or order a product from Tuvalu, subscribe to our email list, or participate in contests or giveaway promotions, we ask you to provide certain contact information about yourself, such as your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, email address, social media user name, credit card information, birth date, personal interests, and other information. Some of this information is used by us to maintain a record of your product purchases.

Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products, or access certain services, offers and content on our web site. In addition, we may need to contact you via phone, email or mail to address questions or issues specific to your order, entry, etc., even if you have opted to not receive marketing communications from us.

In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any contact information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit us and analyze this data for preferences, trends, and site usage statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.

What We Do With This Information

The contact information you choose to share is used for internal purposes such as:

  • internal record keeping, confirming and tracking your order, subscriptions, or registration on our site
  • analyzing preferences, trends and statistics
  • sending promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting.

We process your contact information only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by you. Tuvalu does not not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties or advertisers unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that information you provide to Tuvalu is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. To guard information delivered to us electronically, our web sites use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL encrypts your credit card number, name and address so only we are able to decode your information. It is unfortunate but realistic to note that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your contact information to the extent permitted by law, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk.

Cookies

Our cookies are not bad for you, your waistline, or your security. We use cookies to make our site and shopping experience better and easier for you. When you visit our site, we send one or more cookies to your computer or other device. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a web site. A session cookie expires immediately when you end your session (i.e., close your browser). A persistent cookie stores information on the hard drive so when you end your session and return to the same web site at a later date the cookie information is still available. Tuvalu uses cookies to improve the quality of our service when you visit our web site. We also use cookies to remind us of who you are, tailor our products, services and advertising to suit the personal interests of you and others, estimate our audience size, assist in tracking visits to and sales at our web site, to process your order, track your status, and/or analyze your visiting patterns. We may also use cookies in emails that you receive from us.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Controlling Your Personal Information/Opting Out

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed that your personal information be used for direct marketing purposes (subscribing to our email list), you may change your mind at any time by contacting us with your request, or changing your preference by logging in to your account.
  • You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of our emails.
  • You can choose to opt out of accepting cookies on your browse. Note that certain features of our web site may not work if you delete or disable cookies.
  • If any information in your account or orders is incorrect, please contact us. Corrections will be made in a timely manner.

Protecting Children

Tuvalu takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. Our web site is directed toward a general audience. We do not permit anyone under the age of 13 to register with us, nor do we send email correspondence to anyone who tells us that they are under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any contact information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their children's online activities and use parental control or other web filtering technology to supervise children's access to the Internet.

Policy Changes

Note that we may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Those changes will go into effect on the effective date posted in the notice and at the end of the revised Privacy Policy. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of our web sites and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. Your continued use of our web sites or other services constitutes your acceptance of the practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: July 20, 2014

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