What Information is Collected and Stored?
In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or providing us with any information. However, we collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of all visitors to our site and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Sites. We use this information to monitor and improve your website experience.
Like many websites, we may use “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help us identify users and to optimize your viewing experience. Additionally these cookies are used to help target advertisements based on your interests and behavior.
When you view the site using a mobile device, in addition to the other information we may collect from your actions, we may collect your mobile phone number, device identifier, and geolocation information as well as other non-personal information, such as your device type and carrier.
How is that Information Used?
After you register or submit personal information with us, we may occasionally send you by email information or promotional materials on products offered by American Straw Company LLC, our retailers, distributors, third party brands, or our marketing partners. We may respond to your comments or questions, or we may use the information we collect about you to improve our website, products and services, and to deliver content that is customized to your interests.
How is that Information Shared?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. The term “outside parties” does not include American Straw Company LLC, any of its current or future operating divisions, our website hosting partners, or other parties who assist us in operating our websites. Any release of information will only be done so long as these non-outside parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe a release is appropriate to comply with law enforcement or judicial order, or when necessary to protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
We will not disclose personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you first affirmatively agree to that disclosure.
What Happens When I Link to Another Website?
Is Information Collected From Children?
Our website is not directed towards children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 14.
If we change our policies, we will post any changes on the website, so that you are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
California Shine the Light Law (SB 27) Compliance Statement.
Under California S.B. 27 (“Shine the Light” Law), California residents have the right under certain circumstances to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, the domain name of the website you are inquiring about, along with your name, address, and email address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.
We may update this Policy.
From time to time, we may change this Policy. When we do, we will notify you of any material changes as required by law. This will include posting an updated copy here. Please check periodically for updates.