Updating Your Personal Information
You have the right to access and correct your Personal Information and privacy preferences at any time. This may be accomplished by clicking on the link, "My Account", where you can view and make changes to most of your Personal Information immediately. If you are a contributor, you can change your profile here. For security purposes certain Personal Information can only be changed by contacting us via email.
Collection of Personal Information
As a visitor to the Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information.However, when you order products or services as a Pink Chai subscriber, we may collect the following Personal Information from you:
•Contact information such as your name, phone and fax numbers, address and email address
•Billing information such as the number, expiration date, card type and billing address of your credit card
•Demographic information such as your job title, job description and company name and company type.
If you submit content to Pink Chai for licensing, you may be asked to provide the following information:
•Contact information such as your name, phone number, primary address, and email address. Pink Chai will verify this information by requesting a scan of a government issued ID or through a credit card number. Your credit card number will be used solely for the purpose of verifying your name and address. The credit card number will not be stored.
•Payment and contributor information including, but not limited to, payout method, payout email, desired display name, skill level, content focus, etc.
Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to continue.
As is true of most websites, when you use the Site, Pink Chai or third parties authorized by Pink Chai may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate the use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. Pink Chai also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic statistics on the Site. We may also occasionally match such information with your Personal Information.
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, and prevent abuse of our system, we may on occasion supplement the Personal Information you submit to us with information from third-party sources. For example, we may supplement your contact information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in our database. As permissible, we may also supplement the information you provide to us with demographic and other information (such as age or interest in photography) stored in third-party databases in order to make it more likely that marketing communications we send will be of interest to you.
Information Sharing with Service Providers / Agents
Pink Chai currently uses Paypal as its credit card processing company (subject to change with no advance notice) to bill you for our goods and services. To the best of our knowledge, these companies may or may not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.Please visit Paypal for additional details.
We may also share Personal Information with certain companies that perform services on our behalf. We only share the Personal Information which is necessary for them to perform those services. We require any company with which we may share Personal Information to protect that data in a manner consistent with this policy and to limit the use of such Personal Information to the performance of services for Pink Chai.
How Your Personal Information Is Used
•Process your financial transactions.
•Send you order / renewal confirmations.
•Register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users.
•Respond to customer service requests, questions and concerns.
•Administer your account.
•Send you requested product or service information.
•Keep you informed about special offers and services of Pink Chai and selected third parties.
•Administer promotions and sweepstakes you enter and notify you of the results.
•Investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities and/or violations of our Terms of Service.
•Meet our research and product/service development needs and to improve our Site, services and offerings; and
•Customize your experience, including targeting our services and offerings to you.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent images, and/or third party sources to create a summary of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and/or your membership usage history, to information in the summary, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers, to improve the content of the site for you and/or to determine your preferences.
We further reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process served on Pink Chai) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please contact us via the contact form. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
You may "opt out" of receiving Pink Chai email updates, newsletters and/or partner emails by clicking on the "My Account" link on the Site and making the appropriate selections. The choice to opt out of such communications is also generally available during the sign-up process. Pink Chai will still contact you when there are changes to the Terms of Service, as applicable. In addition, we will still send you service-related announcements including, but not limited to, a registration email, benefit notification emails, emails automatically triggered by actions you took on the Site and bill related notices. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you wish not to receive them, you have the option of deactivating your account
Protection of Your Personal Information
The Personal Information that you provide in connection with the use of the Site is protected in several ways.
•Access by you to your account profile is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. You should strive to use a strong, alpha-numeric password which you should not divulge to anyone.
•Your Personal Information resides on a secure server that only selected Pink Chai personnel and contractors have access to via password.
•Your Personal Information is encrypted whenever it is transmitted to Pink Chai.
•When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
•We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once
We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. While we use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. The Site may automatically collect information as you browse, such as Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, operating system and device type, average time spent on our site(s), pages viewed, information accessed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and other relevant statistics. Such information is sometimes referred to as web analytics and/or click stream data.
•An action tag is similar to a cookie. Action tags help us identify and track the performance of web pages on the Site, allowing us to measure the performance and quality of the Site and to manage Site content. In addition, we may use action tags in emails. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns by showing, for example, how many emails have been opened.
Referral Program Emails
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. Pink Chai stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us via the contact form to request that we remove this information from our database.
We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this site or use our services. If you believe a child of yours, under the age of 18, has entered Personal Information please contact us via the contact form, so that we may remove the data.