Privacy Policy

ShopBIC.com is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting our Website.  The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit ShopBIC.com, how we use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information.


Use of Personal Information Which We Collect.

ShopBIC.com requires personal information from visitors to fulfill requests for BIC products.  When you create an account or make a purchase on our website, we may ask you for personal information such as name, email, birth month and year, billing and shipping address, phone number, credit card information and password (for account holders).  When you purchase a product at ShopBIC.com, we use your information to process your order.  In addition, we may contact you via e-mail, phone, or regular mail, if we have questions regarding your order.  In order to purchase lighter products, you will be asked for your birth month and year to confirm you are at least 19 years of age.  When you set up an account on ShopBIC.com, we use your information to create and manage your account.  We do not store your credit card information and we use it only to process your order. We may disclose information you furnish to companies that perform services for us (for example, our online payment gateway Authorize.net). These companies are obligated to keep the information confidential and use it to provide only the services we have asked them to provide.

If you participate in our online promotion or activity, including but not limited to: on-line coupon, rebate, sweepstakes, contests, offers, activities or other online promotions, we may collect your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and birth date  or any other personal information you voluntarily provide to BIC for the following purposes:

· entering you in our promotions and contacting you to respond to inquiries;
· if you are eligible to receive a prize pursuant to a promotion terms, rules or other entry guidelines;
· analyzing the participation in our on-line promotions.

If you opt-in to receive information about BIC products, general information, promotions and website updates, we may ask for your personal information such as name, email and address.  Your personal information will be kept in a secure database and will be used by BIC, or an agency working on BIC’s behalf, to send you information relating to BIC products, general information, promotions and website updates.  

We may use Google Analytics or other third party analytic tools to analyze user behavior which allows us to measure consumer interest in the various areas of our Website for product and Website development purposes.  These third party analytic tools tell us aggregate and collected information such as, how the site was accessed and how long visitors stayed.  This information is used for our own internal purposes to improve the content of this Website, to enhance users’ experience when visiting our Website, and to customize the content and/or layout of our pages.  All information of user behavior described herein will be recorded on a group basis, and such analysis may be shared with our Website development consultants or other third party partners.  This information is aggregated and not personally identifiable.  To learn more about Google Analytics and how it uses your data, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

If you contact us via our CONTACT US link on ShopBIC.com. you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information including your name, address, phone number and e-mail address so that BIC or an agency working on BIC’s behalf, may contact you to respond to your comments, questions or requests for information by you.


Links to or From Other Web Sites.

The ShopBIC.com site may contain links to other web sites. BIC has no control over and assumes no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these web sites. You should review the privacy policies of each web site you visit.


How ShopBIC.com Uses Cookies.

Like many other commercial sites, our site may utilize a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how our site is used.  Cookies were designed to help a Website recognize a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was previously browsing the site.  Our cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on a computer virus.  Our Website may use cookies to enhance your visit.  Cookies can personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of your preferences.  Our cookies may collect a domain name and track a path through our Web pages.  We only use cookies to gather the information indicated in this policy and do not use cookies to gather personal identifying information about you without your consent.  Most browsers include an option to clear existing cookies or reject new ones.  If you elect to do this, portions of this website may not function as intended.


Technical Information Gathering.

We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit different parts of our site or applications and what selections you make on the services. We may also automatically collect certain technical information such as:

Device information

We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile information if you use a mobile device to access the site).

Log information

When you use our services or view content provided by us, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This information may include:
· details of how you used our service, such as your navigation paths and search queries.
· mobile related information if you access our website using your mobile device.
· internet protocol address.
· device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
· cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account.
· browser type, operating system, and other technical information.



Do Not Track.

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, and our website is not currently set up to respond to those signals for tracking on our website.


Interest Based Advertising.

We may also use cookies, pixels, beacons, or other web tracking technologies to track the amount of time spent on our sites or social media and whether or not certain content, such a video was viewed. We may work with a trusted third party to collect and process this information for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy.

We may also participate in interest-based advertising using similar technology. This means that you may see advertising on our website tailored to how you browse or shop, or you may see advertising for BIC on other websites based on your browsing behavior across websites. Some websites where we may advertise belong to ad networks that use your web browsing history to choose which ads to display on their network websites; these ads include advertising for BIC, but no personal information about you is shared with those third party ad networks. Other websites where you see our ads, such as Facebook, may use interest preferences that you have chosen on those sites, as well as registration and other information about you, to choose which ads to display to you. Some internet browsers, websites such as Facebook and mobile devices offer opt-outs for interest-based advertising. Please refer to the website that you are visiting, your browser and/or your device settings for additional information.

You can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from third parties who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website. (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/).


Disclosure To Third Parties.

Except as specified herein, we do not share personal information about you with any third party without your permission and we do not allow third parties to collect personally identifiable information from users on this website.


Legal.

ShopBIC.com and its service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or a defense of legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law.


Contacting Us Regarding Your Personal Information.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the accuracy of your personal information or the use of the information you may write to us at:

ShopBIC.com Website Privacy
One BIC Way, Suite 1
Shelton, CT 06484-6299

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at our discretion. All changes will be posted as soon as they go into effect.


January 2016