Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy addresses how SummaForte handles the personal information that you provide on this website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you offline or to third-party websites to which SummaForte’s website may link. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal information. 

When does SummaForte collect information, and what do we collect? 

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 collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address and order history.  We also use cookies, webeacons or other tools that collect information that make it easier to use our store and our site. Cookies allow us to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies also: 

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart; 
  • Understand and save your preferences for future visits; and 
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.  

 You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient, and some of our services may not function properly.  However, you will still be able to place orders. 

When you visit our site, some information is automatically collected. This may include information such as the Operating System (OS) running on your device, Internet Protocol (IP) address (which may be used to obtain your geolocation), access times, browser type, and language, and the website you visited before our site. We also collect information about how you use our site, including the elements you have interacted with, metadata and other details about these elements, change states and other user actions.  

Email or text marketing: By providing us with your email address or mobile number, you are giving us permission to send you emails or texts about our store, new products, new SummaForte brands and other updates. You have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails or texts at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button included at the bottom of each email or texting “Unsubscribe” to us. 

How does SummaForte use your information? 

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, respond to a survey or marketing communication, cruise around the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: 

  • Facilitate the creation of and securing of your Account on our network; 
  • Identify you as a user in our system; 
  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested; 
  • Improve our website in order to better serve you; 
  • Allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests. 
  • Administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature; 
  • Process your transactions; 
  • Ask for ratings and reviews of services or products; 
  • Follow up after correspondence, such as with live chat, email or phone inquiries; 
  • Improve our products, site, and how we operate our business; 
  • Send you related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages; 
  • Communicate with you about promotions, upcoming events and news about products and services offered by SummaForte; 
  • Link or combine your information with other information we get from third parties to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and 
  • Protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity. 

 

How does SummaForte protect your information?

 To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions 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. 

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

Google 

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

We have implemented the following: 

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. 

 

California Online Privacy Protection Act 

In accordance with the CalOPPA, you can visit our site anonymously.  You will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.  You are also able to change your personal information by emailing us at support@summaforte.com. 

Privacy and Third-Parties 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. 

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. 

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. 

How does our site handle DO NOT TRACK signals? 

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. 

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. It is your responsibility to know whether you are legally able to purchase our products. Note that SummaForte recommends its products for ages 18 or over. 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) 

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. 

We do not specifically market to children under 13. 

Fair Information Practices 

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: 

We will notify the users via email 

  •       Within 7 business days 

We will notify the users via in-site notification 

  •       Within 7 business days 

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors. 

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

Payment Processing 

Our store is built on an e-commerce software platform called Shopify that allows us to sell our products and services to you. 

Payment: If you provide us with your credit card information during the payment process, we send it to our PCI-DSS compliant payment gateway for processing using SSL encryption technology. Your credit card information is stored for recurring subscription orders as well as within my account for faster checkout experience. 

All direct payment gateways comply with 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 our payment processors and service providers. 

U.S. Law Applies 

This site is intended for users located in the United States. By sending us your Personal Information from outside the U.S., you consent to the application of U.S. law and to the use and disclosure of your personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy. It is up to you to determine whether accessing this site and purchasing our products are legal where you are. You access this site and purchase our products at your own risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and treaties. 

Questions and Contact Information 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you (other than that information automatically generated by your use of our site), register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our customer service team at support@SummaForte.com or by postal mail at: P.O. Box 1063, Bloomington, IN 47402, USA. 

How Can You Withdraw Your Consent? 

If after you opt-in and agree to share certain personal data 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 support@SummaForte.com or mailing us at: P.O. Box 1063, Bloomington, IN 47402, USA.