1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Visitors to our website have the option of providing personal information to us when you request information from us and/or submit a comment, purchase merchandise or request franchise information.
If you choose to join a contest, or submit a comment or complaint, or request a voucher, we will request personal information such as your name, email, telephone number, birth date, and zip code in order to provide you with the requested information, and/or promotions. We may also collect your IP address and geolocation that may be used for promotional campaigns.
Additionally, if you register with our website, we may email or text you with notification of upcoming contests, winnings, services, general news updates, special promotions, newsletters or third party services and products we feel may be of interest to you based upon the preferences you select at the time of registration. You may opt-out at any time as discussed below.
If you purchase merchandise, we will request typical financial information to process the transaction and ship you your merchandise, such as name, address, and account or credit card information. Any financial information we collect is used to bill you for the merchandise you purchased or otherwise process your transaction. If you purchase by credit card, you consent to us providing your financial information to our service providers and such third parties as we determine is necessary to process your transaction, such as credit card companies and banking institutions.
If you are interested in obtaining franchise information, you may sign up to request information through a third party, and/or be requested to submit an application directly to us or through a third-party disclosing personal information such as your name, address, email address, phone numbers, date of birth, driver’s license number, financial status, and other information used to analyze your potential qualifications to obtain a franchise.
We do not sell your information, nor do any of the third parties with whom we work. We will not disclose personal information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your requests for services related to merchandise purchases, marketing, and franchise submissions
- To protect the safety or interests of us or other visitors to the website
- To respond to legal process or comply with law
- In connection with our sale, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or liquidation of the company
There may be times we may share information when it does not identify you.
2. Third Party Involvement
We may use third parties to help us operate our business and/or website, and track and analyze usage as explained below.
a. Web Server Logs
When you visit our website, our third-party website provider may track:
- Your internet protocol address
- The kind of browser or computer you use
- The number of links you click within the site
- The state or country from which you accessed the site
- The date and time of your visit
- The name of your Internet service provider
- The Web page you linked to our site from
- The pages you viewed on the site
- We may also collect demographic information that you provide to us, such as zip code, to tailor the site to you and for internal purposes.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website.
c. Web Beacons
Our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Information collected through Web beacons is used to report anonymous individual and/or aggregate information about our website visitors to our partners. The aggregated information may include demographic and usage information. We prohibit Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information
3. Retention and Security
4. Children Under Thirteen
Our services are not directed at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We recognize the special obligation to protect personally identifiable information obtained from children and request that if you are 16 years old or younger to please not submit any personally identifiable information to us or to our website.
If at any time you decide that you no longer want us to send you information about us or our affiliate’s products and services, you can change the preference you selected at the time of registration. Email messages will also provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at the address listed below.
6. Text Message Program
If you join our text message program, you consent to receive recurring messaging from us. Message and data rates may apply. You can text HELP for more information. You can also text STOP at any time to opt out. No purchase is necessary to participate in the text message program.
7. California Privacy Rights
Under California law, residents of California have the right, to be exercised up to 2 times a in 12-month period, to request that we identify what personal information we have collected about you during the preceding 12 months, the sources and purposes for collecting such information, and how such information has been used and/or shared. You also have the right to request that we delete any information we have maintained about you. To exercise these rights please send an email to email@example.com or call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-764-9339.
8. Changes to this Statement
Our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those websites. We recommend and encourage that you always review such other websites’ privacy policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such other parties.
10. Do Not Track
We do not track website visitors over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track signals or requests.
11. European Data Subjects
Data protection laws in Europe relate to companies that process personal data for their own use (“controllers”) and companies that process personal data on behalf of others (“processors”). We act as a controller of information provided directly to us and as a processor related to franchise information provided through to a third-party. Any questions you have relating to the processing of your personal information by us as a processor should be directed to the third-party to whom you provided the information.
We process your information for lawful reasons where: (a) you have given consent; (b) processing is necessary for the performance of a purchase and/or request; (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (d) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party, and your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not override those interests.
Your information is securely stored on private servers belonging to us and/or third-parties.
As a resident of Europe, you have the right to access, correct, erase, restrict, and object to our processing of your personal data under certain conditions. You also have the right to request that we do not transfer the data that we have collected to another organization. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the email or mailing address below.
We will respond to your request within 30 days.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a European Economic Area supervisory authority.
12. Contacting Us
Galardi Group Franchise & Leasing, LLC.
7700 Irvine Center Dr. Suite 550
Irvine, CA 92618
Effective Date: September 10, 2020