PRIVACY STATEMENT

The relationship we have built with our customers is very important to us. At SPI Kiteboarding we are committed to providing our customers with a secure website to shop and will only collect the personal information that is necessary to process your order.

Rest assured, access will be limited to the appropriate employees and will never be sold or given to any other company. Please read the following information to learn more about how and why we collect information and how the information is safeguarded against misuse.

What information do we need when you place an order?

We will ask you to provide:

Payment Method
Credit Card Account Number and Expiration Date (if applicable)
Name (as it appears on credit card)
“Bill To” Address (as it appears on your credit card statement)
“Ship To” Address (if different from billing address)
Daytime Phone Number
Email Address

Saving Information

As our customer, we confidently assure that your personal information is transmitted over secure servers. We only ask for the information necessary to process your order. When we process a credit card transaction, your information is forwarded directly to our credit card processor for authorization. We guarantee you will only pay for authorized items that you have ordered.

You will have the option of saving this information in our secure system for future purchases. The information is stored in the form of a “cookie” in your computer. Even though you need cookies to be enabled to make an online purchase, it is not necessary to save information via cookie if you choose not to.

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@spikiteboarding.com or mailing us at: SPI Kiteboarding, 2812 Suite A. Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 – PAYMENT

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then that payment gateway handles your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

COOKIES

“Cookie” is a text file that is stored on the database of your computer. Cookies are used to send information to your Internet browser from a web server. These little bits of information are stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use the information collected by cookies to determine which parts of our website are visited most often. They are also used to figure out where on our site you may be experiencing technical difficulties.

Our goal is to improve the quality of our website, tailor our products and services to suit your personal interests, track and/or analyze visiting patterns and resolve difficulties you may encounter while on our site.

SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 8 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@spikiteboarding.com or by mail at SPI Kiteboarding:

Re: Privacy Compliance Officer

2812 Suite A. Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States