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Privacy Policy

Last updated January 1, 2015

This Privacy Policy applies to any information SSA ONLINE STORE, (SSA Stores, service, services, site, Site, us, we, our) receives, collects and stores through the Site and related service. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the SSA Stores User Agreement.

This Privacy Policy is SSA Stores’s Privacy Policy with regard to any information and data we collect through the Site.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

SSA Stores DOES NOT share your information with third-party solicitors unless you have co-registered with another website or third party (For example; Facebook, Twitter, Google + or any other third party site) that you register with through the Site. 

When you co-register with other websites, your information may be shared between SSA Stores and the third party websites with whom you co-register. This may include pre-populating our Site with your information through the co-registration process. Examples of co-registering may include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. As with other websites, the information you provide when you register and create your profile (e.g. your name, e-mail address, work place, community affiliations and similar information) on the Site shall be maintained by SSA Stores and some or all of your information may be displayed on the Site. Information we display on the Site will not include your email address or personal contact information. Although e-mail addresses are often required, you may not be required to verify your email address to become a member. If you provide an invalid email address, you will not receive email notifications.

SSA Stores retains the right to use your information (e.g. your name, your content and any other information you provide) in promoting the Site to other users and Site members through communications such as, but not limited to, electronic newsletters, other websites, social networks, emails, phone solicitations and any other lawful means of promoting the Site.

Site members may be given the option to submit more detailed information about themselves, including but not limited to, the city in which they reside, birthday, marital status and activities in which they participate. Because this information may be publicly displayed on the Site, it may appear in the results of internet search engine queries conducted through Internet search engines while you are a member of the Site and potentially for some time after your membership is terminated, depending upon the search engine's indexing practices. Because this information is public, it may be included on third-party websites with or without our knowledge and other devices and your geographic location may also be displayed based upon the zip code you provide and mapping. Because your information may be publicly displayed, the Site is not responsible for the unauthorized use of your information by a third party.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

By registering on the Site and providing your email address, you agree to receive email communications from us and agree that we can and will email promotions, newsletters, apparel sales, discounts, updates, paid promotions, information about and from the Site and any other information that SSA Stores determines to be necessary as long as such information is lawful. If you wish not to receive certain emails you can change your email settings, Opt Out or Unsubscribe from certain or all emails. If you need assistance or have any questions please mail support@ssastores.com. You may be required to follow our unsubscribe or opt-out option provided to you in an email communication from us in order to unsubscribe or opt-out. Please note that when changing your email preferences, you may still be emailed administrative notices or other necessary information regarding your membership, profile or account. We reserve the right to send you email communications related to your membership account and other transactional emails without offering you the opportunity to opt-out because such are required to maintain your account, receive commissions or otherwise maintain your membership account. If you do not want to receive any emails please cancel your account.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH US

By using this website, purchasing products, creating an account, using the service, phoning or faxing us and/or using your e-mail address to communicate with us you agree to receive communications from us electronically, by written mail or by phone. You agree that we may communicate and market to you by e-mail, phone or fax, and at times market by direct mail to your physical address. All electronic communications satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. As stated in the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, ALL commercial email communications must comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (For more information on compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 please visit the Federal Trade Commission website at http://www.ftc.gov/spam/) as amended and any other applicable laws or regulation which govern email communications, including without limitation, you must provide a return email address or similar response system, you must include an unsubscribe option which allows a recipient to unsubscribe from future email messages. You may never use misleading subject lines in your header or information that is false. Your information and email address must accurately identify “You” the person who sent the email. Your email communications must clearly inform the recipient the message is a commercial solicitation and that the recipient can opt out or unsubscribe from receiving emails from you. You may never use spam to market your content to our users.

Each commercial email communication from us contains instructions on how you can remove yourself from our mailing list or how to opt-out of certain emails. Please keep in mind that any changes that you make to your email preferences may take up to seven business days to process. Each commercial email may have its own separate opt-out process and each site owned and operated by SSA Stores may have their own opt-out processes. If you have questions or trouble opting out or changing your email preferences, please email us at support@ssastores.com.

When you send emails through our internal email system, email addresses may be hidden to protect the privacy of both the sender and the receiver. When using email communications on the Site, you may choose to share your email address or other contact information with others. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for how you choose to display, communicate, upload or otherwise share your email address with others.

REGISTERING WITH OTHER SITES

We may provide the ability to register with select third-party sites such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. In some instances, we provide co-registration to help access your information from third-party sites and to pre-populate registration fields and information about you. If you co-register with any third-party sites and accept their terms of service, then you are automatically registered as a member of their website(s) and your personally identifiable information is shared between our Site and any third-party site(s) with whom you co-register. As a result, you may receive information from these third-party sites. We are not responsible for the use of your personally identifiable information by any third-party sites. In order to cancel your membership with other sites, you will need to do so from the other site.

If you join the Site using Facebook Connect, Facebook Open Graph, Facebook API or any other similar provider that utilizes your information and provides it to us, we will receive information, such as your name, email address and other information that may pre-populate our registration form within your profile. Using such services allows you the option to post information about your activities to your profile page and this information may be shared on the Site in the same manner as all other information you provide us during the registration process.

You may also visit third-party websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and similar sites not operated by SSA Stores that are connected to the Site for our users benefit and access. Such sites are operated by external, third-party service providers. These third-party sites have their own separate terms of service and privacy policies. SSA Stores is not responsible for your use of sites not owned or operated by SSA Stores. Other sites may set their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. It is your responsibility to check the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service of any site before offering any of your personal information.

YOUR PUBLISHED INFORMATION

Information and any content you submit to us, the site, email, message boards, live chat functions, photos or similar places on the Site may be displayed to other registered members and to the public, so please exercise caution in what information and images you choose to upload or share. SSA Stores may, at our sole discretion, remove certain content or information posted on the Site but assumes no responsibility for doing so. We may also show your membership status on the Site to inform others of your membership type and the membership options available.

We will not share your published information with third-party sites, unless you have co-registered with that third-party site. Exceptions include the necessity to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving emergencies, potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of SSA Stores user agreement, or as otherwise required necessary by Site administration, regulation, court order, governmental requests, law enforcement, or to prevent, investigate, identify persons or other entities potentially involved in suspected illegal activities or anything that may expose us to legal liability.

SITE USE

A. General Data

We store the information that you provide to us and the information we receive through your browser on our servers and server log files. This information may include Internet protocol addresses ("IP Address"), the type of browser you use, your Internet service provider ("ISP"), and other data we receive by any lawful means. We may use such information to track and analyze your internet use, user data and to detect fraud or other types of potential abuses, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

B. Cookies and Web Beacons 

In the internet context, a "cookie" is a piece of information or file that a website may upload to a user's computer for record keeping and tracking purposes. We link cookies to your account and use them to personalize your experience on the Site. This may include, but is not limited to, remembering your preferences, your profile information and customizing any content provided to you. Cookies help to measure the aggregate or total usage and traffic to our Site. We also use cookies to track what website pages you visit. You may configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may interfere with some of the features of our Site.

A web beacon is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is placed on a web page or in an email. Its function is similar to that of a cookie and is used to collect specific information, such as the time and date of your visit to our Site, and a description of the page or as a cookie identifier. We tie the information collected by web beacons to your personally identifiable account information and track your account preferences. We also may use web beacons to compile aggregate data about our user's website browsing habits and in email messages sent to you to track email data and how you respond to email content and promotions. This allows us to study the effectiveness of certain emails and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

C. Log Files

We automatically gather certain information and store it in log files or on our servers. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, your operating system, date and time stamps and the areas "clicked" on the Site. We use this information to study user trends, track users' movements on our Site, and to collect other demographic information about our users. This automatically collected data is NOT linked to any personally identifiable information.

D. Publicly Displayed Content

Any information you submit on any message board, blog, and public forum or anywhere on our Site can be viewed by anyone and becomes public information. Such information could be used by other users. We cannot be and are not responsible for that personal information which you choose to submit. Use caution when you choose to submit information, comments, photos or any other content anywhere on the Site. We reserve the right to remove any submitted content at any time, but do not assume any responsibility for the removal of same.

E. Personal Account Information

When you choose to register on our Site, you become identifiable to your account. When you create an account, you can share as much information about yourself as you wish. Some of the account information you provide is publicly viewable and may be included anywhere on or throughout our Site and on third-party web sites if you have co-registered with a third-party site. Use care in providing personal information that you may not want publicly disclosed.

F. Member Activity

Any use you make of our Site, for example viewing content, purchasing products, creating a store, organizing a Fund It campaign, posting messages, making comments, sharing information, uploading photos and so forth, is known by us and may be displayed, shared with other users, or used to market promotions related to the Site. If you do not want this kind of information displayed, you should not create and account or use our Site.

G. Account Termination

You may at any time terminate your account and remove your information from the Site by logging into your account, clicking "My Account", and then using the account cancellation option on that page. If you have questions or trouble cancelling your account please email support@ssastores.com for assistance.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

The information we collect and maintain is located in the United States. Our privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your country of origin or geographic location. If you are using our Site from any area, location or country outside of the United States, by providing your information to us you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintaining in a manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN USING THE SITE

We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information relating or pertaining to a child. For purposes of this section, a child is any person under the age of (thirteen) 13. In the event that we learn that a child has submitted, we have collected, or a child's personally identifiable information has been posted to our Site, without prior parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We have installed physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to store and maintain your account and member information in a reasonably secure environment. You will be required to use a password to access certain areas of our Site where certain types of your information can be changed or deleted. It is of the utmost importance that you take precautions to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your account, password and any personal information. More specifically, it is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password. It is your responsibility to be aware of the information you place on your profile that you deem private. We cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ will maintain the privacy of profile information from the threats of others and factors beyond our control.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

SSA Stores may update this Privacy Policy at any time as our collection of information or other privacy practices or policies change. When we make any material changes to this privacy policy we will post changes to this page and changes will become effective immediately and the date of any such changes will be displayed as last updated and the corresponding date. You should review this page from time to time to review changes to our Privacy Policy.

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