Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Security Information

This website is owned and operated by Webs4u Design & Hosting, d/b/a Webs4uDesign.com (“Webs4u”). Webs4u Design & Hosting is owned by RBS Technologies, located in North Carolina, USA.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we collect, process and look after your personal data when you visit our Website and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The policy is written with special respect to new European personal data protection legislation (GDPR). We are an U.S., company, but we have EU clients, so we are also required to be GDPR compliant, and we also believe that our entire client base would benefit from personal data protection requirements GDPR enables.

General information.

Who we are?
We are Webs4u Design & Hosting, our contact address is:

PO Box 3407
Asheboro, NC  27204
USA
Email: [email protected]

Webs4u Design & Hosting is owned by RBS Technologies, located in North Carolina, USA.

Webs4u roles.

Webs4u acts as Data Processor for any data, that has been uploaded to, sent to, provided to or exchanged with our servers and infrastructure.
Webs4u clients remain the Data Controller for all and any data, transferred in this manner.

Webs4u acts as Data Controller only for information, provided to Webs4u by means of service subscription and as a part of general account management procedures. This includes essential information for the services provided and optional marketing data.

In the Data Controller role, Webs4u gathers and keeps track of:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions made by You in order to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys.
Information Webs4u gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Webs4u derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Webs4u divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless this is explicitly required by the Law.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website or app?
When using our site, you may be asked to enter various information to help you with your experience. When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. Although we save and store your order information for future orders we never save any type of credit card information or any other type of payment information in our system.

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.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

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

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, place an order, setup an account, complete a transaction, verify your credit card, arrange for a delivery, return a purchase or enter other information on our site.

Financial Data
Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, PayPal, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

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.

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 [email protected] or mailing us at:
Webs4u Design & Hosting
P.O. Box 3407, Asheboro, North Carolina US 27204

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register for an account, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication (if applicable), surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

•To improve our website in order to better serve you.
•To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
•If applicable to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
•If applicable to send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured servers/networks on data storage, databases secured behind a firewall and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via a Comodo Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Technology. 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.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a Comodo SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with a AES-256 (Military Grade) encryption with digital signatures. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. You may request more information about our Comodo SSL Certificate by sending an email to [email protected].

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

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Your shopping cart contents are stored in “cookies.” A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web site. As you shop, the “cookie” records each purchase and the price in your shopping cart. Without the cookies, the shopping cart cannot “remember” all of your items. As a result each time you leave the cart to continue shopping, the items disappear. Cookies will also remember the items added to your cart so when you return at a later time they will still be there. Webs4u Design & Hosting DOES NOT store any personal information in the cookie. A cookie in no way gives sites access to your computer hardware or software or any information about you. We simply create a cookie to store the items in your shopping cart.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

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 (like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. You can also use the Cookie Bar at the bottom of any page to either “Accept” or disable cookies but keep in mind, if you disable the essential cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders. View our Cookie Policy.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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.

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.

Google Website Analytics 
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 not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
We may also partner with selected third-party vendors such as Google Analytics to allow tracking technologies and re-marketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site and clicking “Accept” on our cookie bar, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. However, you can disable this by clicking on “Settings” to make cookie changes. You are encouraged to review our Cookie Policy and their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can use the cookie bar at the bottom of our web page to opt-out, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool. View our Cookie Policy.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

Controls for DO-NOT-TRACK Features
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems [and our mobile applications] include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.  No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.  If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy./Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems [and our mobile applications] include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. If you set the DNT signal on your browser, we will respond to such DNT browser signals.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
• On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:
• By emailing us
• By logging in to their account

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.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

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
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

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 1 business day

We will notify the users via in site notification
• Within 1 business day

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 a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
• NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
• Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Data location and security.
Webs4u operates on two data-centers in the United States. Data-center in Chicago, IL is used in the Data Processor role, Data-center in Buffalo, NY is used in both the Data Processor and the Data Controller role. Chicago, IL facility is Type II AT-101 SOC 2 audited yearly, Buffalo, NY facility is SSAE 16 certified.

Notice of Breach.
In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will notify you within 48 hours or 2 business days of us becoming aware to the event.

Data retention.
Where we act as the Data Controller, such as the information held to enable your subscription, we hold this data actively only during your subscription period. Upon cancellation of subscriptions, or services rendered by Webs4u, we will hold your data for a maximum of a further 365 days. This data is limited to name, address, email address and phone number. Any technical information, that may contain personal data, such as access logs, is stored on our services for no longer than 30 days and deleted automatically. You may request we remove your data before the 365 day period by emailing a request to [email protected] We will receive, process and respond to your request within 7 (seven) working days.

Where we act as the Data Processor, you, as the Webs4u client, are responsible for the deletion of data as the Data Controller for any data hosted on our services.
Any information you delete, modify or change is done so immediately on our servers.
Whereby we provide additional backups, this data is held for a maximum of 30 days

Your Consent and Request for Data Held.
We give users options wherever necessary. Such choices include:
The option to not register to receive our electronic newsletters;
The option to opt-out from our electronic newsletters;
The option to not participate in certain interactive areas, which completely obviates our need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

By using Webs4u site and confirming personal data collection and cookie use, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by Webs4u. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Should you wish to request a copy of the data we hold for you, please email [email protected] with full details of your request. We will receive, process and respond to your request with 7 (seven) working days.

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.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:

Webs4u Design & Hosting
Privacy Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 3407
Asheboro NC 27204
United States

This document was last revised on February 1st, 2020.

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