Why we collect personal information.
Why do we collect your personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.
If you do not want Bug Bam to keep you up to date with Bug Bam news, software updates and the latest information on products and services click www.BugBam.com and login to update your personal contact information and preferences.
What information we collect?
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. For example, we may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, participating in an online survey, or purchasing a product. At such times, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about the Bug Bam products you own, such as their item numbers, and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue. We also collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our websites and Internet services are of most interest to them.
The Bug Bam website, allows you to create a “Bug Bam ID” based on your personal information. This convenient service saves you time and allows for easier use of our web services. Here’s how it works: You create a personal profile, providing your name, phone number, email address, and in some cases your mailing address or a credit card number, and choose a password for security. The system saves your information and assigns you a personal Bug Bam ID, simply your email address, because it’s unique and easy to remember. The next time you order from the Bug Bam Store or register a new product, all you need to do is enter your email address and password; the system looks up the information it needs to assist you.
When we disclose your information.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
How we protect your personal information.
Bug Bam takes precautions, including administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
The Bug Bam Online Store uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the Bug Bam Online Store, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet. You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser.
Integrity of your personal information
Bug Bam has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. You can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by checking at www.BugBam.com.
Cookies and other technologies
For example, knowing your first name lets us welcome you with a greeting the next time you visit the Bug Bam Store. Information such as your country and language helps us provide a more useful online shopping experience. And your contact information helps us provide you with customer service.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to
track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Bug Bam will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.
In some of our email messages we use a click-through URLs linked to content on the Bug Bam website.
When a customer clicks one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page.
We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
In addition we use pixel tags (tiny graphic images) to tell us what parts of our website customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site.
Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we’re only sending messages that are of interest to our customers. We store all of this information in a secure database located in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States.
Our companywide commitment to your privacy.
As we said, Bug Bam takes protecting your privacy very seriously. To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate these guidelines to Bug Bam employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company. In addition, Bug Bam supports industry initiatives to preserve privacy rights on the Internet and in all aspects of electronic commerce. And we do not knowingly solicit personal information from minors or send them requests for personal information. Bug Bam’s website has links to the sites of other companies. Bug Bam is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
Bug Bam Products, LLC
PO Box 841
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-0841
PHONE (888) 899-3308
FAX (310) 388-5248