Privacy Policy

Fame+Merch Privacy Policy 

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. 

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app? 

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience. 

When do we collect information? 

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, Use Live Chat, Open a Support Ticket or enter information on our site. 

Provide us with feedback on our products or services 

How do we use your information? 

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: 

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. 
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you. 
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests. 
  • To quickly process your transactions. 
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products 
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries) 

How do we protect your information? 

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. 

We use regular Malware Scanning. 

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. 

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. 

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. 

Do we use 'cookies'? 

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. 

We use cookies to: 

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart. 
  • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits. 
  • Keep track of advertisements. 
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. 

 

List of cookies we collect 

The table below is designed to provide more information about the cookies we use and why 

Name of cookie 

Owner 

Purpose of the cookie 

_ga 

Google Inc. 

Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps us to understand how our visitors engage with our site. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘_ga’ cookie.In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described below, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show. 

_gads 

_gac 

Google Inc. 

We use cookies to make advertising more engaging to our users. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.We use cookies like NID and SID to help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, we use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps us to show you customized ads on Google and their Search Partner Network.We also use one or more cookies for advertising we serve across the web. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. Another is stored in google.com and is called ANID. We use other cookies with names such as DSID, FLC, AID, TAID, and exchange_uid. Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads.In the case of advertising we serve across the web, cookies named ‘__gads’ or ‘__gac’ may be set on the domain of the site you’re visiting. They serve purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on that domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.We also use conversion cookies, whose main purpose is to help us to determine how many times people who click on our ads end up purchasing from us. These cookies allow Google and ourselves to determine that you clicked the ad and later visited the our site. Conversion cookies are not used by Google for personalized ad targeting and persist for a limited time only. A cookie named ‘Conversion‘ is dedicated to this purpose. It’s generally set in the googleadservices.com domain or the google.com domain. Some of our other cookies may be used to measure conversion events as well. For example, DoubleClick and Google Analytics cookies may also be used for this purpose.We also use cookies named ‘AID,‘ ‘DSID,’ and ‘TAID‘, which are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com. If you don’t want the ads you see to be coordinated across your devices, you can opt out of Ads Personalization using Ads Settings. 

Various 

Google Inc. 

This may include the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called ‘session state cookies’ to help us improve our services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.These cookies may also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of PPC (pay per click) and affiliate advertising.For example, we use a cookie called ‘recently_watched_video_id_list’ so that YouTube can record the videos most recently watched by a particular browser. 

_gat 

Google Inc. 

This cookie is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. 

_fbq (init) 

_fbq (set) 

_fbq (track) 

Facebook.com 

These cookies store information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website for marketing and remarketing purposes within the Facebook and Instagram social platforms. 

__hs_opt_out 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt out of cookies. 
(Expires: 13 months) 

__hs_do_not_track 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, as it still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot. 
(Expires: 13 months) 

hs_ab_test 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before. 
(Expires: end of session) 

<id>_key 

HubSpot, Inc. 

When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again. The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page. 

hs-messages-is-open 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used to determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits. It resets to re-close the widget after 30 minutes of inactivity. 
(Expires: 30 minutes) 

hs-messages-hide-welcome-message 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used to prevent the welcome message from appearing again for one day after it is dismissed. 
(Expires: 1 day) 

__hsmem 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is set when visitors log in to a HubSpot-hosted site. 
(Expires: 1 year) 

__hstc 

HubSpot, Inc. 

The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 
(Expires: 13 months)  

hubspotutk 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. 
(Expires: 13 months) 

__hssc 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.  
(Expires: 30 min)  

__hssrc 

HubSpot, Inc. 

Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. 
(Expires: end of session)  

messagesUtk 

HubSpot, Inc. 

This cookie is used to recognize visitors who chat with you via the messages tool. If the visitor leaves your site before they’re added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser. If you chat with a visitor who later returns to your site in the same cookied browser, the messages tool will load their conversation history. 
(Expires: 13 months) 
If you are logged in to HubSpot, HubSpot will set additional authentication cookies. Learn more about cookies set in the HubSpot product. You can also see whether a contact accepted these cookies in their timeline. 

Third party cookies 

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our Website, for example Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo which we use to display video content. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. 

If users disable cookies in their browser: 

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly. 

Third-party disclosure 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 

Third-party links 

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 

Google 

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Visit Here 

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. 

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy. 

We have implemented the following: 

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense 
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting 

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. 

Opting Out: 

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. 

California Online Privacy Protection Act 

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more 

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following: 

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above. 

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes: 

  • On our Privacy Policy Page 

Can change your personal information: 

  • By emailing us 
  • By calling us 
  • By logging in to your account 
  • By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket 

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals? 

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. 

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking? 

It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) 

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. 

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13? 

Fair Information Practices 

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. 

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: 

  • We will notify you via email 
  • Within 7 business days 

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors. 

CAN SPAM Act 

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. 

We collect your email address in order to: 

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions 
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders 
  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service 
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred 

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following: 

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses 
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way 
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters 
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used 
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly 
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email 

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at: 

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from  ALL  correspondence 

Contacting Us 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below. 

Fame+Merch 
401 Taylor Avenue 
Gordonsville, VA 22942 
USA 
hello@fameandmerch.com