- Personal Information: Personal Information includes any information that would allow us to identify you or contact you, such as your name, home or mailing address, geographic location, payment information, user name, passwords, security questions and answers, biometrics, date of birth, age, age range, gender, favorite hobbies, interests, product purchase history, browsing history or other identifying information (collectively, “Personal Information”). This could also include information you give us about someone else (i.e. if you choose to ship a product to a friend or relative). We collect Personal Information in connection with a number of different activities, including, but not limited to creating an account, product purchases, customer service inquiries, contests and promotions and customer feedback. To access certain portions of our Website, we require you to register and select a user name and password. Some personal data is collected during the registration process. If you create an account with us, your payment information may be stored under your account profile. We may also ask for additional information, including personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information. To review or edit this information go to https://www.gaiam.com/account/login.
When you make a purchase on our Website, call our customer service hotline, e-mail us an inquiry or when you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask you for certain personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, personal interests, credit card number, billing information etc., in order to process your order, provide you with information, administer the contest, or send you promotional e-mails. Providing personal information in these instances is solely your choice; you do not need to provide such information, make purchases, or enter such contests to browse our Website.
Your username, password and security questions and answers should always be kept confidential and should never be shared with anyone else. To change your password, go to the Customer Login section of our Website or contact Customer Service at email@example.com or 1-877-989-6321
We may also collect information that you voluntarily share with us about your experience using our products, i.e. through comments, suggestions, reviews, customer service surveys or e-mail correspondence. We may also collect content you generate and send to us by e-mail, through our Facebook page, Instagram site, Website or other means. Examples include, but are not limited to, photos, videos or testimonials.
We also may collect any information that is part of your profile on a third party social network (such as Facebook) and that you allow the third party site to share with us or any information that you post publicly. This could include (but is not limited to) basic account information for the third party site, user ID, geographic location (city, state, country), profile picture and list of connections/friends and/or any other information that you allow the third party site to share with us. For further information concerning what information could be shared with us, please visit the third party’s website.
We may collect information from you through one of our inbound text messaging programs. For example, periodically we may allow customers to send us inbound text messages using a short code that we create or advertise in connection with promotions or special offers. These programs may be advertised through one of our Website or corresponding application. If you choose to participate in one of these programs, data about your physical geo-location may be obtained and used for marketing purposes. This policy will only apply if our text messaging program indicates it applies or if it refers you to our Website to review the privacy provisions related to text messages.
We note that we strive to limit the amount of Personal Information we collect and store to that only necessary to deliver the relevant goods and services.
- How We Use Your Personal Information: We use the information collected on our Website for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, running the Website and contacting users, fulfilling orders, account maintenance, customer service, product recommendations and improvements, contests and promotions, communications, Website personalization, third party on-line advertising, Website security and/or internal research.
Our Website may also make available to other registered users information provided by you during registration, such as your screen name. We may use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on products, services and benefits, to personalize our Website for you, to personalize our advertising, marketing, communications, and promotional offers, to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information, newsletters, or other information we think would be of particular interest. In addition, if you make a purchase on our Website, we may send you order and shipping confirmation emails. We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such materials.
You can remove your e-mail address from our e-mail list at any time by following the procedures set forth in the “Opt Out Procedures” section below or by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in every Gaiam e-mail.
Information obtained through our Website may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Website, including both offline and online sources.
- Discussions and Community Tools: Our Website may make product reviews, chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, news groups and other community tools available to registered users and/or visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for Gaiam to use. Please do not disclose any personally identifiable information in these publicly accessible areas of our Website. Please be considerate and respectful of others while using any chat rooms, forums or message boards to share your opinion.
- Non-Personal Data: In some cases, we may collect non-personal information. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using and version, the type of computer operating system application software, and peripherals you are using, the domain name of the website from which you linked to our Site, the IP address and the website usage (including, but not limited to, the links you click on and the pages you review). We use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate and enhance our Website. This information is collected by using web beacons and cookies and may be collected from computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices, as well as by third party vendors such as Google Analytics. Website usage may be associated with your account or personal contact information. To learn more about Google Analytics, please see the information provided by Google.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, you may not be able to access all areas of our Website. To learn more about cookies and how they work, see www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Opt Out Procedures: You have the option to opt out of receiving information from Gaiam and our Website. This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every email that is sent out. If you no longer wish to take advantage of our Website or receive any form of direct contact from Gaiam or our Website, whether it is email, discounts, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, please contact us.
- Reviewing or Changing Your Information: In order to ensure that the information we maintain is accurate, Gaiam gives users the option to change or modify their information previously provided during registration. If you would like to change your information currently in our database please log in and click the "My Account" link on our Website.
We may share personal information provided with one of our Fit for Life, LLC brands (Ecom Fitness Platform, LLC, SPRI or PetWell).
We may employ other third parties to perform services or functions on our behalf in order to improve our Website, merchandising, marketing and promotional efforts, communications or other services. Those third parties may include authorized contractors, consultants and other companies working with us (collectively, "agents"). They only have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and they may not share any personal information with others or use it for any other purpose than providing or improving Gaiam’s services and offerings.
We may allow third party ad networks to collect and use your information to show you ads that are targeted to reach people (or people similar to people) who have visited our Website or provided us with Personal Information through other means (“Matched Ads”). This includes Gaiam’s ads on other sites or our Website. In order to do this, we upload a customer list to the third party ad network or incorporate a pixel from the third party ad network on the Website, and the third party ad network matches common factors between our data and their data. At times, these ads may persuade you to come back and revisit the Website for new offers. This type of advertising generally includes an ad network that collects and tracks certain technical information (i.e. your IP address) and Website usage information (i.e. browsing history) on our Websites and other Internet sites. To opt out of receiving Matched Ads, please go to https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. We are not responsible for the third party ad network’s failure to comply with your opt-out requests.
Gaiam may be obligated to cooperate with various law enforcement inquiries. Gaiam reserves the right to disclose or transfer personal information and non-personal information about you and your activities on our Website in order to comply with a legal requirement or request from law enforcement or other government officials, administrative agencies or third parties as we, in our sole discretion, determine necessary or appropriate for the administration of justice, or in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements or violations of any other law, rule or regulation, our Gaiam.com Terms and Conditions of Use or other rules or policies of our Website, the rights of third parties, or an investigation of any other activity that may expose us or you to legal liability, or to investigate any suspected conduct which Gaiam in its sole discretion deems improper.
- Security: Providing a secure site is essential for your peace of mind and trust in Gaiam. We have installed encryption software conforming to the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol to safeguard all of the information you send to us. All information is stored on our servers in a secure location. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. If your password is compromised, please notify Customer Service at once.
- Protection for Children: Our Website is not intended for users under the age of 18. Furthermore, we have no intention of collecting Personal Information from children (i.e., individuals under the age of 13). Where appropriate, we take reasonable measures to inform children not to submit such information to our Website or in response to advertisements.
- Privacy Precaution Warning: Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services. However, you can play a role in keeping your Personal Information safe. For example, you should choose an account password that is unique, difficult to guess and confidential. If you use a shared computer, never choose to have the computer save or remember your password and make sure to log out when you are finished using the Website.
- Third Party Sites/Features: Our website may provide links to or features from other third party sites that we do not own or control. If you click on these links or use the features, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any third party site or feature.
- Contact Us: You can contact us at the following:
833 W. South Boulder Rd., Building G, Louisville, CO 80027
Telephone No.: 1-877-989-6321
- California Privacy Rights and The California Consumer Privacy Act
If you are a resident of California, the following sections are intended to provide certain information to you as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). These sections apply to personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you or your household such as your real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. Personal information does not include publicly-available information and certain other information that is regulated by other applicable laws.
You have the Right to Know and to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection of your personal information. Such information shall cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request. Upon our receipt of your verified request, we will provide you with the following:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you
- The categories of sources from which we have collected your personal information
- Our business or commercial purpose(s) for collecting your personal information
- The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you
We do not sell any Personal Information to third parties.
You have the right at any time to request that we delete your personal information. However, in some cases we may not be able to delete all or some of your personal information as required or permitted by applicable laws. Or we may need to delay a deletion, for instance, to process transactions you authorize such as a purchase of our products.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share your data to any third-party for a business or commercial purpose under any circumstances. However, we are required to let you know that you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information if we ever notify you that we engage in such activity.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
To submit a request to exercise any of your rights provided in this notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit your request by phone by calling us at 1-877-989-6321. We will evaluate the request and take action where required to do so. Depending on the nature of your request, we may have to verify your identity when you contact us. We do this by asking you to provide us with certain pieces of personal information which we will match with information we have in our possession to verify your identity.
We endeavor to respond to your request as soon as we can. If we are not able to respond to your request within 45 days, we will let you know that we may require additional time (up to 90 total days).
You may also use an authorized agent to exercise your rights on your behalf. If you wish to use an authorized agent, we require that your authorized agent provides written proof that he/she is authorized to act on your behalf, and we may also require your authorized agent to verify his or her own identity. To appoint an authorized agent, please contact us at email@example.com, or submit your request by phone by calling us at 1-877-989-6321 We are not able to respond to more than one “Right to Know” request from a consumer in any 12-month period.
- California “Do Not Track” Notice: We do not currently recognize and process “do not track” signals from different web browsers. For more information on “do not track” please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
- California Shine the Light: California law permits California residents to request notice of how their personal information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.