PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY
WHO WE ARE
Our website address is: https://www.chicagoshow.net.
The Chicago Police & Fire Collector Show values and respects the privacy of its customers and visitors. The purpose of this Privacy and Security Statement is to provide you with information about how the Chicago Police & Fire Collector Show collects, uses, and shares the information we collect from our exhibitors and visitors. It also describes the choices you can make about our use of your information. Our collection efforts are designed to improve the shopping experience of our customers and to provide customers relevant information about our products, services, and promotions.
About This Policy:
Personal information provided on the website and online credit card transactions are transmitted through a secure server. We are committed to handling your personal information with high standards of information security. We take appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access to the below items:
- Use of our website or attendance at our event
- Use of our applications for mobile phones, tablets or other smart devices Phone and email communications
- Social media interactions on our websites and other third party websites like Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and Twitter
- Viewing our online advertisements or emails
- Through our authorized service providers
This Privacy and Security Statement only applies to the U.S.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect the names and user names of our customers and other visitors. Additionally, we may collect your purchase history, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other digital contact information. We may also collect information that you provide us about others.
When you make a purchase we collect your payment information, including information from your credit or debit card, check, PayPal account or gift card.
When you request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and information that identifies you, such as your driver’s license. We use the information we collect from you and capture off of your government issued ID to process and track returns and to help detect and prevent fraud and otherwise administer our loss prevention program.
We may collect information about products or services you like, reviews you submit. We might also collect information like your age or gender.
If you use our mobile websites, mobile applications, or other smart device applications we may collect location data obtained from your device. For many devices, you can control how we use your device’s location information in the settings menu of your device or via device portals.
If you apply for verified buyer credentials you will be required to provide a photo of your official identification card, you may also provide us with certain personal information about yourself (such as information contained in a resume, cover letter or similar employment-related materials, or any applicable pre-screening questions). known Collectors will be required to provide references which, at the discretion of show management, may be verified.
We may collect any of the information or content that you provide through our websites, device applications, or online forums. If you use our websites, we collect your IP (Internet Protocol) address and other related information such as the type of browser and operating system you are using. We might also track the pages you visit, look at what website you came from, or what website you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using the tracking tools described in the Our Tracking Techniques section at the bottom of this page. To control those tools, please read the Your Privacy Preferences and Our Tracking Techniques sections.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information directly from you. The following are a few examples of when we collect information from you:
During Website or Survey Registration:
- If you use an online forum, submit a question or answer to our Product Q & A or provide us with comments or reviews or contact our call centers
- If you upload or share a photo, submit a request, submit information, or post other digital content through one of our websites, applications or via social media interactions on third party websites like Facebook or Twitter
- If you participate in a sweepstakes, contest, promotion, program, clinic or workshop
- If you request a quote, warranty or other information
- If you return a product or use a rebate
- If you request we send you an electronic copy of your receipt
- If you apply or inquire about employment
- In connection with your interactions with us as a registered user of our websites. For example, when you use the features of our My Account tool.
We collect information from you passively. We may use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. Please see the Our Tracking Techniques section below for more information.
We collect information from other sources. We may get information about you from third party business partners.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We use the information we collect for our business purposes, including:
To Respond to Your Questions and Requests:
- Fulfilling orders, ensuring proper delivery or providing services (such as delivering an electronic copy of your receipt)
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- Administering your participation in a contest, sweepstakes or other promotion or sending you prizes you might have won
- Processing a return
- Responding to a product or service review
- To improve our products and services.
- We may use your information to make website, device application, or product and service improvements.
To Look at Website and Device Application Trends and Customer Interests:
We might use your information to customize your experience with us. We may collect information about your activities on and interactions with various devices and link that information. Through such cross-device linking, we can provide you with a consistent experience across the devices you use. We may also combine information we get from you with information about you we have received from third parties or publicly available sources to assess trends and interests.
For Security and Loss Prevention Purposes:
We may use your information to protect our company, our customers, or our websites. We also collect information to confirm the identity of our customers. We use information collected in the course of a merchandise return to process and track returns and to help detect and prevent fraud and otherwise administer our loss prevention program.
For Our Marketing:
In certain circumstances, we may send you communications about special National Police Collectors Show promotions or offers via regular mail, email, or other electronic channels, including ads on social media platforms. We may send you emails if you have registered on a website and indicated you want to receive this information or if you gave us your information in one of our stores. We may also notify you of new website features or product and service offerings. If permitted, we may also send information about offers from our Affiliates and other companies we think you might find interesting. To manage our communications with you, follow the instructions in the Your Privacy Preferences section below. We may use information including information collected across different online services and collected from the various devices you may use, to deliver you marketing communications (including online ads) based on your interests. For example, if you view a product on our website, you may see ads for that product on our or third party websites and applications.
To Communicate with You About Your Account or Our Relationship:
For Employment Purposes:
We may use the personal information you provide in connection with a job application or related inquiry for the purpose of processing and responding to your application or inquiry.
For Social Media:
For Other Uses We May Disclose to You:
We may also use personal information with your consent, and as otherwise permitted or required by law.
We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally required or permitted, including:
With third parties who perform services on our behalf.
We share information with our service providers, such as our delivery service providers who ship and deliver your online orders. We might also authorize our service providers to collect information on our behalf. Some service providers may be located outside of the United States. We might also share information with the vendors and manufacturers of our products and services to respond to your reviews and questions.
With any successor to all or part of our business.
For example, if all or part of our business is sold we may sell or disclose our customer list in preparation for or as part of that transaction.
If we think we have to in order to comply with the law.
For example, we will disclose information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also disclose information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it.
With our business partners.
For example, we might share information with one of our Affiliates or a business partner who is running a joint promotion with us or who provides a product or service in partnership with us.
To protect us.
For example, we will disclose information if we suspect fraud. We will also share information as part of an investigation. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you.
At your direction.
For example, if you ask us to provide your information to a third-party to facilitate the resolution of a dispute.
YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES
You can register or change your preferences to receive or not receive marketing communications from us. Please allow sufficient time for your preferences to be processed. Even if you opt out of receiving marketing messages, we may still contact you for transactional purposes like confirming or following up on an order or service request, responding to customer service inquiries, asking you to review a product or service you have ordered, or notifying you of product recalls or rebates. If you later opt back into getting marketing communications from us, we will remove your information from our opt-out databases.
Registered website users can update their information at the My Account section of our website. If you are not a registered website user, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about how we may collect information to provide you with interest based ads or learn about our users’ interests and how you may register your preferences regarding that collection, please read the Our Tracking Techniques section below.
Our Sites and Children:
Our websites and device applications are not created for children. To our knowledge we do not require the collection of information online for children under 12. If you are a parent or guardian and think we have information about your child, please email email@example.com. To learn more about how to protect your child online, visit the FTC’s www.OnGuardOnline.gov. You may also want to read the helpful information about children and privacy that the FTC provides by clicking here.
When you place orders on our websites, all of your order information, including your credit card number and delivery address, is transmitted through the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our websites from capturing and viewing your personal information.
While we use industry standard means to protect our websites and your information, the Internet is not 100% secure. The measures we use are appropriate for the type of information we collect. We cannot promise that your use of our While we use industry standard means to protect our websites and your information, the Internet is not 100% secure. The measures we use are appropriate for the type of information we collect. We cannot promise that your use of our websites or mobile applications will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. Online access to your personal information is protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not share your password.
Our website contains links to third party websites. If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to websites we do not control. This Privacy and Security Statement does not apply to the information practices of those websites. You should read the privacy policies of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for third party websites.
Changes to this Privacy and Security Statement:
From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy and Security Statement by posting an updated copy on our website. Please check our website periodically for updates.
OUR TRACKING TECHNIQUES
Tracking Tools We Use:
We collect personal and other information about users over time and across different websites and devices. when you use this website or service. We also have third parties that collect personal information this way. We or our vendors use several common online tracking tools to collect this information. These may include browser and flash cookies. We may also use web beacons and similar technologies. We or third parties may also collect or receive information from our device applications and others’ device applications and use that information to provide measurement services and targeted ads. We (and our third party service providers) also use these tools:
- To track new visitors to our websites.
- To recognize returning customers.
- To learn what site referred you to our website or device application.
- To personalize your experience on our website, device application and on third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications.
- To collect and store geographic data determined by the IP address of your computer.
- To optimize and tailor our websites and device applications.
- To make product recommendations and provide you with advertising content in which we think you will be interested. As part of this customization, we may observe your behaviors on our device applications, our websites or on other websites. We may also get information about your browsing history from our trusted business partners and vendors.
- To provide correct pricing and ads for the local store you select.
Controlling Our Tracking Tools:
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, click here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings. Your device may not give you the ability to control cookies. If you wish to block cookies on our device applications, you will need to delete the application from your mobile device. If you configure your computer to block cookies, you will limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our websites. If you configure to block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking that we have described in this policy will stop.
Our “Do Not Track” policy: 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 browser features are not uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
Controlling Online Interest-Based Ads:
We sometimes work with online advertising vendors to provide you with relevant and useful ads. This may include ads served on our websites or device applications. This may also include ads served on other companies’ websites. These ads may be based on information collected by us or third parties. For example, information a third party collects when you register for a website, like your zip code. This might be used to target an ad for people in your area. These ads may also be based on your activities on our websites or on third party websites.
Some of the social media platforms we work with may serve you with interest-based advertising on their platforms. In addition to or instead of the opt-out mechanism linked above, you may be able to opt out of their interest-based advertising by changing your advertising preferences in the platforms after you log in.
My Account Registration and Use:
My Account registration is an optional service provided by our website. You do not have to register to browse or shop online. When you register, you are asked for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, and a username and password that you select. You may also optionally provide information regarding your interests and home improvement projects or register your credit cards. This information may be used to help make your online shopping quicker and easier, by pre-filling certain parts of your shopping information.