Privacy Policy

Retail Leaders Circle Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through websites operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Websites”); through the software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”); through our social media pages and apps (collectively, our “Social Media”); through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy. Collectively, we refer to the Websites, the Apps, and our Social Media Pages as the “Services.”

Retail Leaders Circle respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. We may use your personal information to communicate with you and to keep track of the materials you download. If you do not wish to receive communications from Retail Leaders Circle, please unsubscribe by sending us an email to myprivacy@retailleaderscircle.com with the subject “unsubscribe”.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual including, but not limited to: Name/Address (including billing and shipping addresses)/Telephone number/Email address/Credit and debit card number/Profile picture/Social media account ID.

We collect Personal Information through the Services, for example, when you sign up for a newsletter, register an account to access the Services, or make a purchase. We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, as publicly available databases, or marketing partners. If you connect your social media account to our Services account, you will share certain
Personal Information from your social media account with us, for example, your name, email address, photo, list of social media contacts, and any other information that may be or you make accessible to us when you connect your social media account to our Services account. The email address you submit on any page or form on the website will be used only to send you the information you requested or information in agreement with your preferences.

We use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes pertaining the provision of the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests. To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, when you contact us via one of our online contact forms or otherwise, for example, when you send us questions, suggestions, compliments, or complaints, or when you request other information; to complete your transactions and provide you with related services or communications; to send administrative information to you, such as changes to our offerings, terms, conditions, and policies; providing you with our newsletter and/or other promotional materials and facilitating social sharing; to send you promotional related emails, with information about our services, offerings, new initiatives and other news about our organization; to facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use. We will engage in this activity with your consent or where we have a legitimate interest.

We will further analyze your Personal Information for business reporting and providing personalized services. To analyze or predict our users’ preferences to prepare aggregated trend reports on how our digital content is used, so we can improve our Services. To better understand you, so that we can personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests. To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via our Services that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you. We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose. For our business and operational purposes; for data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services; for audits, to verify that our internal processes
function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements; for fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyber attacks or attempts to commit identity theft; for developing new offerings, initiatives and services; for enhancing, improving, or modifying our current offerings, initiatives and services; for identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to users; for determining the effectiveness of our promotional and informational campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; for operating and expanding our business activities, offerings, and services, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests. We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

We may disclose Personal Information to our third-party services providers to facilitate services they provide to us. These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, event registration, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services. To third parties to permit them to send you promotional communications, consistent with your choices.

By using the Services, you may elect to disclose Personal Information on message boards, chat, profile pages, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and content including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to other users and the general audience. When you connect your Services account with your social media account, you will share information with your friends associated with your social media account, with other users, and with your social media account provider. By doing so, you authorize us to facilitate this sharing of information, and you understand that the use of shared information will be governed by the social media provider’s privacy policy.

We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so. To comply with applicable law and regulations; this can include laws outside your country of residence; to cooperate with public and government authorities; to respond to a request or to provide information that we, in our sole discretion, believe is important or is necessary to protect our interests. These can include authorities outside your country of residence. To cooperate with law enforcement or in connection with a sale or business transaction.

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage third party service providers, and by using the Services you understand that your information will be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted considering the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 13.

Other Information

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not causally relate to an identifiable individual, as browser and device information, App usage data, Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies, demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity; information that has been aggregated in a manner such that it no longer reveals your specific identity.

We and our third-party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including through your browser or device collected by most browsers or automatically through your device. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly. When you download and use the App, we and our third-party service providers may track and collect App usage data.

Using cookies

Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences, and other traffic data. We and our third-party service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience. We also gather statistical information about use of the Services to continually improve their design and functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving questions regarding them. Cookies further allow us to select which of our programs, initiatives, offerings, and services are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Services. We may also use cookies or other technologies in online advertising to track responses to our ads. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals.

If you do not want information collected using cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services. You also may not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your interests and needs.

In some instances, we may use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Services and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

Your preferences

We give you certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for promotional purposes. You may opt-out from receiving electronic communications from us. If you no longer want to receive promotional-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may request to be unsubscribed in such communications. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as practically possible. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

To the extent these rights are provided to you by applicable law, if you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict, or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, object to the processing of Personal Information or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another entity, please contact us at myprivacy@retailleaderscircle.com.

Third-Party Services

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Apps or our Social Media Pages.

We may use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Services. If you wish to make a payment through the Services, your Personal Information will be collected by such third party and not by us and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

The “Last Updated” legend at the end of this Privacy Policy indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

Retail Leaders Circle is the organization responsible for collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

For questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at myprivacy@retailleaderscircle.com

LAST UPDATED: January 4, 2021