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CENTRAL VAPORS PRIVACY POLICY

Central Vapors, LLC, ("Central Vapors", "we", "us" and "our") respects and protects the privacy of visitors to our websites and our customers who use our services. To ensure transparency this Privacy Policy describes our information handling practices when you access our website located at centralvapors.com, or any other websites, pages, features, or content we own or operate (collectively, the "Site(s)") and/or when you use Central Vapors mobile app, any Central Vapors or third party applications relying on such an API, and related services (referred to collectively hereinafter as "Services").

Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at info@centralvapors.com.

 

 

 

ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVACY POLICY

By accessing and using our Services, you signify acceptance to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described below. If you do not agree with or you are not comfortable with any aspect of this Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue access or use of our Services.

 

 

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and when required by law, we will notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on our Services prior to the change becoming effective.

Central Vapors may provide additional "just-in-time" disclosures or additional information about the data collection, use and sharing practices of specific Services. These notices may supplement or clarify Central Vapors privacy practices or may provide you with additional choices about how Central Vapors processes your personal information.

 

 

 

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal information is data that can be used to identify you directly or indirectly, or to contact you. Our Privacy Policy covers all personal information that you voluntarily submit to us and that we obtain from our partners. This Privacy Policy does not apply to anonymized data as it cannot be used to identify you.

For example, we collect personal information which is required under the law to purchase vapor products regulated under Federal and you Local State Laws. We also collect personal information when you use or request information about our Services, subscribe to marketing communications, request support, complete surveys, or Submit the Age Verification Documents. We may also collect personal information from you offline, such as when you attend one of our locations, or when you contact customer support. We may use this information in combination with other information we collect about you, as set forth in this Notice.

Here are some specific examples of the types of personal information Central Vapors may collect and how we may use it:

● When you create an account or use Central Vapors Services, we, may collect the following types of information to meet our legal obligations: your name, date of birth, social security number, driver number ID, personal ID, address, phone, email, and/or credit card numbers that you link to your Central Vapors account or input when you use Central Vapors Services. Central Vapors will use this information to fulfill your requests and provide the relevant Services.

● You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as social media sites (such as Facebook and Twitter). The information we have access to varies by site and is controlled by your privacy settings on that site and your authorization;

● Whenever you contact us or respond to our communications (e.g., email, telephone, written), we receive your contact information and any other personal information you choose to provide us. Central Vapors will use such information to fulfill your requests or to provide services;

● We may require you to provide additional information which we may use in collaboration with service providers acting on our behalf to verify your identity or address, and/or to manage risk as required under applicable law. This information may include your date of birth, taxpayer or government identification number, a copy of your government-issued identification, or other personal information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.

In addition, we may collect personal information disclosed by you on our communication channels, chat features, blogs and our other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Any information that is disclosed in those forums becomes public information and may therefore appear in public ways, such as through search engines or other publicly available platforms, and may be "crawled" or searched by third parties.

 

 

HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. In general, we use personal information to create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our Services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes. Examples of how we may use this information include:

 ● To comply with our legal obligations.

 ● To prevent and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and/or violations of our posted user terms.

 ● To process transactions and send notices about your transactions.

 ● To verify your identity by comparing your personal information against third-party databases.

 ● To send administrative or account-related information to you.

 ● To enforce our agreements with third parties.

 ● To resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems.

 ● For quality control and staff training.

 ● To enhance security, monitor and verify identity or service access, combat spam or other malware or security risks.

 ● To provide you with Central Vapors Services and customer support that you request.

 ● To better understand our customers and end-users and the way they use and interact with Central Vapors Services.

 ● To provide a personalized experience, and implement the preferences you request.

 ● To communicate with you about our events or our partner events.

 ● To customize, measure, and improve Central Vapors Services and the content and layout of our website and applications.

 ● To deliver targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences (where this in accordance with the law).

We will not use your personal information for purposes other than those purposes we have disclosed to you, without your permission. From time to time we may request your permission to allow us to share your personal information with third parties. You may opt out of having your personal information shared with third parties, or from allowing us to use your personal information for any purpose that is incompatible with the purposes for which we originally collected it or subsequently obtained your authorization. If you choose to so limit the use of your personal information, certain features or Central Vapors Services may not be available to you.

 

 

 

INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTY SOURCES

From time to time, we may obtain information about you from third party sources as require or permitted by applicable law, such as public databases, credit bureaus, ID verification partners, resellers and channel partners, joint marketing partners, and social media platforms.

Public Databases, Credit Bureaus & ID Verification Partners

We obtain information about you from public databases and ID verification partners for purposes of verifying your identity and legal age applicable in your State to use Vape Products restricted to Adults only.. ID verification partners use a combination of government records and publicly available information about you to verify your identity. Such information includes your name, address, job role, public employment profile, credit history, status on any sanctions lists maintained by public authorities, and other relevant data. We obtain such information to comply with our legal obligations, such as the in accordance with the Tobacco Control Act and related Age compliance laws. In some cases, we may process additional data about you based on public interest grounds to ensure our Services are not used fraudulently or for illicit activities.

Resellers, Channel Partners, Joint Marketing Partners, and Social Media Platforms

We collect information about your publicly available social media profile, interests or preferences, and page-view information from some business partners with which we operate co-branded services or joint offerings. There are multiple purposes for collecting this information. First, we process such information to better understand you and/or maintain and improve the accuracy of the records we hold about you as well as to position, promote or optimize our Services. In addition, we may also use this information in conjunction with your browsing habits / preferences (as obtained from our data partners) and your contact details, professional information and Central Vapors transaction history to deliver targeted advertising and marketing to you, where permitted by applicable law and in accordance with your advertising / marketing preferences. Second, we also process such information to provide support to you as part of our contractual obligations to you. Lastly, we process such information in the public interest because it helps us monitor, prevent and detect fraud.

Once we obtain such information from third parties, we do not subsequently share it with any other third parties except as described in this Policy. This information is shared with Central Vapors processors and corporate group as necessary to perform the Services.

 

 

 

WHY WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHER PARTIES

We take care to allow your personal information to be accessed only by those who really need to in order to perform their tasks and duties, and to share with third parties who have a legitimate purpose for accessing it. Central Vapors will never sell or rent your personal information. We will only share your information in the following circumstances: 

  • We share your information with third party identity verification services in order to prevent fraud. This allows Central Vapors to confirm your identity by comparing the information you provide us to public records and other third party databases. These service providers may create derivative data based on your personal information that can be used solely in connection with provision of identity verification and fraud prevention services.
  • Central Vapors may use EVS, ("electronicverificationsystems") to verify your ID or validate your submitted ID documents and confirm your date of birth prior to you receiving or purchasing age restricted products from Central Vapors. Central Vapors only shares your information with EVS in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Information shared with EVS is treated by EVS in accordance with its Privacy Policy, available at https://www.electronicverificationsystems.com/about-evs/privacy-statement.
  • We may share your information with service providers under contract who help with parts of our business operations such as bill collection, marketing, and technology services. Our contracts require these service providers to only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us, and prohibit them from selling your information to anyone else.
  • We share your information with financial institutions with which we partner to process payments you have authorized.
  • We may share your information with companies or other entities that we plan to merge with or be acquired by. Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information. You will receive prior notice of any change in applicable policies.
  • We may share your information with other companies or governmental entities in which we feel necessary to abide by U.S. law or regulating agencies;
  • We may share your information with law enforcement, and officials, or other third parties when we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order, or similar legal procedure, or when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of our User Agreement or any other applicable policies..

If you establish a Central Vapors account indirectly on a third party website or via a third party application, any information that you enter on that website or application (and not directly on a Central Vapors website) will be shared with the owner of the third party website or application and your information will be subject to their privacy policies.

 

 

 

HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SHARED WITH THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

If you use create your Central Vapors Account and use services in connection with the purchase or sale of goods or services, we or you may also provide  your shipping address, name, and/or email to help complete your transaction.

 

 

 

HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We understand how important your privacy is, which is why Central Vapors maintains (and requires its service providers to maintain) appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of the personal information you entrust to us.

We may store and process all or part of your personal and transactional information, including certain payment information, in the United States and elsewhere in the world where our facilities or our service providers are located. We protect your personal information by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.

For example, we use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access key cards to access to our buildings and physical Two-Factor Authentication Keys to access stored digital files, we restrict access to your personal information to only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. Full credit card data is securely transferred and hosted off-site by a payment vendor in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). This information is not accessible to Central Vapors staff.

However, we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, unauthorized acquisition, or alteration of your data will not occur. Please recognize that you play a vital role in protecting your own personal information. When registering with our Services, it is important to choose a password of sufficient length and complexity, to not reveal this password to any third-parties, and to immediately notify us if you become aware of any unauthorized access to or use of your account.

Furthermore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or confidentiality of information you transmit to us or receive from us by Internet or wireless connection, including email, phone, or SMS, since we have no way of protecting that information once it leaves and until it reaches us. If you have reason to believe that your data is no longer secure, please contact us at the email address, mailing address or telephone number listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

As a global entity, Central Vapors may store, transfer, and otherwise process your personal information in countries outside of the country of your residence, including the United States and possibly other countries.

Central Vapors participates in the certification in compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. You can check our participation through our host Bigcommerce, you can view . Central Vapors is committed to subjecting all personal information received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov.

Central Vapors is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Pursuant to the Privacy Shield Principles, Central Vapors will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information we process is limited to only what is relevant to the purposes for which it was collected and that it is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

Central Vapors complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions. Consequently, before Central Vapors shares your information with any third party that is not also certified under the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, Central Vapors, LLC. will enter into a written agreement that the third party provides at least the same level of privacy safeguard as required under those Frameworks, and assures the same level of protection for the personal information as required under applicable data protection laws.

Central Vapors, LLC. commits to resolve European data subjects' complaints about their privacy and our collection, use or disclosure of their personal information in compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles. European data subjects with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy should first contact Central Vapors at info@centralvapors.com.

If you are a European data subject with an unresolved complaint or dispute arising under the requirements of the Privacy Shield Framework, we agree to refer your complaint under the Framework to an independent dispute resolution mechanism. Our independent dispute resolution mechanism is the International Centre for Dispute Resolution ("ICDR"), operated by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). For more information and to file a complaint, you may contact the International Centre for Dispute Resolution by phone at +1.212.484.4181, or by visiting the website http://info.adr.org/safeharbor.

We are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with respect to the Framework. Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel. In certain situations, Central Vapors may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

 

 

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You are entitled to review, correct, or amend your personal information, or to delete that information where it is inaccurate. You may do this at any time by logging in to your account and clicking the Profile or My Account tab. This right shall only be limited where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than you would be violated.

If you close your Central Vapors account, we will mark your account in our database as "Closed," but will keep your account information in our database for a period of time described above. This is necessary in order to deter fraud, by ensuring that persons who try to commit fraud will not be able to avoid detection simply by closing their account and opening a new account. However, if you close your account, your personal information will not be used by us for any further purposes, nor sold or shared with third parties, except as necessary to prevent fraud and assist law enforcement, as required by law, or in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We store our customers' personal information securely throughout the life of the customer's Central Vapors Account. Central Vapors will retain your personal information for a minimum of five years or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations or to resolve disputes.

 

 

 

COLLECTION & USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

We receive and store certain types of information automatically, such as whenever you interact with the Sites or use the Services. This information does not necessarily reveal your identity directly but may include information about the specific device you are using, such as the hardware model, operating system version, web-browser software (such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and your Internet Protocol (IP) address/MAC address/device identifier.

For example, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including how you came to and used the Services; your IP address; device type and unique device identification numbers, device event information (such as crashes, system activity and hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL), broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical data collected through cookies, pixel tags and other similar technologies that uniquely identify your browser. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our website, including pages accessed and links clicked. We may use identifiers to recognize you when you arrive at the Site via an external link, such as a link appearing on a third party site.

Please refer to Central Vapors Cookie Policy for more information about our use of cookies.

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not knowingly request of collect personal information from any person under the age of 18. If a user submitting personal information is suspected of being younger than 18 years of age, Central Vapors will either require the user to close his or her account or if possible notify and assign a parent and authorize access to the responsible party to close the account. If neither results in resolution we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Please notify us if you know of any individuals under the age of 18 attempting to use our Services so we can take action to prevent access to our Services.

 

 

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or if you have a complaint, you should first contact us either by emailing us at info@centralvapors.com via our support page or by writing to us at Central Vapors, LLC., 3733 E UNIVERSITY DR STE#330 MCKINNEY, TX 75069, USA, or by calling us at 1-469-828-7307.

 

 

Privacy Statement
Central Vapors considers your privacy and data to be the utmost priority for us. We hold true that you should be able to trust any site for which you do business, and that includes us. Should you ever have a concern about how your information is being handled and safeguarded, please email us immediately at: info@centralvapors.com -or- call us at 469.828.7307.

 

Information Collected
The information that we will collect about you will depend on how you use the facilities offered. Our system will record the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed. However, our systems will not record any personally identifiable information. Our ordering system is powered by Authorize.net Gateway Services, the world industry leading payment company for your maximum ordering security. If you decide to complete an online order, your financial information will be stored at Authorize.net data center not at our website.

We will occasionally forward information regarding our product range to email addresses in our database. You may at any time choose to click "unsubscribe" in the footer of email communication we send. OR forward the email you received to us with "REMOVE" in the subject line.

 

Order information you expressly provide
If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use
your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment.

 

Partial Purchases
If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away.

 

Reviews
If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can share your opinion with other customers.

 

How do we process your information?
We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce. BigCommerce is based in the US and
is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class
service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the
official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the
most competitive services. For example:
● Payment: ​Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with
requirements for the security of credit card information), but we want to use accredited
companies to process your credit card information. Authorize.net
● Shipping: ​We integrate with a number of shipping companies to fulfill your orders. USPS, DHL, FedEx
Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products.

 

How can you control your personal data?
If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us, at the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

 

How long do we keep your data?
We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

 

Do we have any legal obligations when handling your data?
Many. We might need to share your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations. For example, we might need to keep records for tax reasons or fraud detection.

 

How We Handle E-mail
We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your e-mail message content may be monitored by our employees for security issues including where e-mail abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.

 

Disclosure of Information
We declare that no information volunteered to us will be divulged to ANY third party, and that all information will be used solely for our own customer service purposes. As a customer of ours, you will find that we are secure, reliable, and discreet. We do not distribute our customer's email addresses to anyone. You will never receive spam, junk email or any other unsolicited advertising from anyone who was given your email address from us.

 

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All data is protected using the most advanced methods available. We do not store financial information like credit card numbers or personal information like social security numbers on this site. In the event of data breach, a notice to all customers will be sent via email if available or any alternative means of contact available.

 

Un-Subscribe
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive mail list messages.

 

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?
Central Vapors gives users the following options for changing and modifying or request for removal of information previously provided. You can contact our Data Privacy Leader here.

  • Courtney McElliott

  • courtney@centralvapors.com

  • 3733 E UNIVERSITY DR STE 330, MCKINNEY TX 75069

 

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