Privacy Policy

Halloween Empire Online Costume Store | The #1 store for 2019 Halloween Costumes!

What is our Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy has been created for Halloween Empire Costume Store 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 an individual. Please read this carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, or protect your data in accordance with our website.

What information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

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 ordering or registering.

When do we collect information?

In short, we collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat, Open a Support Ticket or enter information on our site. Similarly, to provide us with feedback on our products or services.

How do we use your information?

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

• Personalize your experience. This allows us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

• Improve our website in order to better serve you.

• Allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

• Administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

• Quickly process your transactions.

• Ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.

• Follow up with you after you contact us.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes. We always check for 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. It is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems. They 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 data.

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

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. But, 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. Likewise, 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. Therefore, 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.

• Lastly, to compile data about site traffic. As well as 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. Therefore, you can also choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn how to modify your cookies.

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

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

As a third-party vendor, Google uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Their use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our sites and other sites. 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:

• Re-marketing with Google AdSense.

• Google Display Network Impression Reporting

• Demographics and Interests Reporting

• DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-parties such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick). We use these 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. You can do this using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page. You can also do this 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 that operates websites collecting data from California consumers to post a  privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: https://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

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. This will be on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’. This can easily be found on the page specified above.

We will notify you of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. However, you can change your personal information by logging in to your account.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

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

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

However, it’s important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

How do we handle 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, the U.S consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule. To sum it up, the COPPA Rule spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

However, 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. The concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Therefore, 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.

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. This 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. It also 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.

To clarify, 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.

• 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 you would like to unsubscribe from future emails, you can contact us by

• Following the instructions at the bottom of each email.

Contacting Us

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

Halloween Empire Online

1306 River Forest Cove

Round Rock, TX 78665

Support email: support@halloweenempireonline.com

Support Number: 512-522-8388