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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 10/23/2013

Welcome to TeaArias’sites!  We strongly believe in providing you with a websites that respects your privacy. This privacy policy describes how TeaArias and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies ("TeaArias") collects, uses and discloses your information through our websites and online services, including www.teaarias.com, and other TeaArias owned or operated websites and online services that link to this policy through our programs.

What Personal Information About Customers Does TeaArias Gather?

TeaArias may collect your personal information include:

  • Your name, postal address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Financial account information, such as credit card number and other payment information
  • If you buy goods at our stores or through our programs or otherwise - what you buy, where you buy, how frequently you buy and rewards you earn
  • If you use our mobile applications to buy goods using a TeaArias Card - information such as your device ID, your location and stores near you and visited by you may be collected
  • If you create an account - your username, password, your city of birth, your birthday and mobile phone number
  • If you take a survey or interact with us in various other ways - demographics information and information about subjects that may interest you

TeaArias may automatically collect website use information when you visit TeaArias’ sites. This information may include your Internet service provider, the type of your operating system, browser type, domain name, Internet protocol (IP) address, access times, the website that referred you to our sites, the Web pages you request, and the date and time of those requests. Our collection of website use information may involve the use of cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by website to, among other things, help us improve TeaArias’ sites and your experience. In addition, TeaArias' sites use Targeting or Advertising cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to TeaArias' sites. These cookies are used by third parties such as social networks and advertisers to provide services in return for recognizing that you have visited TeaArias' sites. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited TeaArias' sites and this information is shared with third party organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the third party organization.

Some of the examples including collect information about your browsing habits and share it with other websites so they can display advertising that is more relevant to you, or to allow the function of "Like" buttons and "Share" buttons to work.

Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on TeaArias’sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. We may also use Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies). To identify Local Shared Objects on your computer and adjust your settings, visit: www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html#117645.

TeaArias may also collect aggregated data or anonymized data that does not directly identify you.

We may combine information we collect about you with information we receive from third parties.

How Does TeaArias Use Information About You?

TeaArias may use information about you for purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you on TeaArias' sites or with our Services. For example, we may use information about you to:

  • Respond to your customer service inquiries, post your comments or statements on any blog or other online forum maintained on TeaArias’sites, or take other actions in response to your inquiries or other TeaArias’sites activities
  • Process and manage your purchase and use of TeaArias products and services, including your accounts and program participation
  • Communicate with you about your orders or purchases, your services, accounts and program participation, a contest or sweepstakes you have entered, and your requests for information.
  • Communicate with you about our brands, products, events or other promotional purposes, including co-branded offers and affiliate and partner offers
  • Create personalized promotions by combining your personal information with non personal information about you, such as the amounts and types of purchases you make or any benefits you receive through our programs

Does TeaArias Share Personal Information with Third Parties?

TeaArias shares your personal information in limited ways:

  • TeaArias may share personal information about you with others with your consent
  • TeaArias may also share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as credit card processors, mailing houses or website hosts) and that help us market our products and services (such as email vendors). These companies may use information about you to perform their functions on our behalf
  • TeaArias may disclose specific information (i) upon lawful request, in response to legal process, and when required to comply with laws, (ii) to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, and terms of use or (iii) to protect the rights, property or safety of TeaArias, our employees, agents, customers, and others
  • If you participate in any blog or other online forum on TeaArias’sites, any personal information that you post on TeaArias’sites may be shared with other forum participants and our visitors
  • In the event of a merger, acquisition, financing, or sale of assets or any other situation involving the transfer of some or all of our business assets, TeaArias may disclose personal information to those involved in the negotiation or transfer
  • We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

What Choices Does TeaArias Offer About Personal Information?

TeaArias offers choices for you to request to update or change your personal information and how we communicate with you. Here are some of the ways you can request changes:

  • Follow the opt-out instructions in promotional emails we send you
  • Log in to your TeaArias.com account, if you have one, and visit the profile management section to manage your contact information (SMS text, email and postal address) preferences and to update your personal information.

If you opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may still send you non-promotional communications such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations.

You can usually choose to set your browser to warn you when a cookie is being sent or to remove or reject cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, it will affect many features or Services on our Sites.

How is Personal Information Secured?

TeaArias takes reasonable steps to maintain appropriate physical, technical and administrative security to help prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of personal information.

While we take these reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information, no system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. When we do so, we will post the new privacy policy on this page and change the date at the top of the policy.

We encourage you to check the date of our privacy policy when you visit TeaArias’sites for any updates or changes. We will notify you of any modified versions of the privacy policy that might materially affect the way we use or disclose your personal information.

Questions and Feedback

You are welcome to questions, comments and concerns about privacy through email.