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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Effective Date: July 20, 2014