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Collection of Information
Heads up: we may receive and store any information that you voluntarily provide to us whenever you enter information on our Site, complete one of our online forms or questionnaires, make a purchase on the Site, and/or provide information to us in any other way. Ex: when we collect your email address when you sign up for an email newsletter. The types of other information collected may include: your IP address, browser information, username, password, time zone, favorite ice cream, and any other information necessary for us to provide our services. We will also collect things like your full name, gender, physical address, phone number(s), credit card and/or other payment information and all of this type of information is collectively called “Personal Information.”
Argent will use some of your information and/or Personal Information collected online to process and fulfill your order. You can, of course, choose not to provide us with certain information and/or Personal Information, however that may make you unable to take advantage of many of the features of this Site and that would be a bummer. The information and/or Personal Information you provide may be used for things like responding to your requests for certain products and services, customizing our advertising and content, and communicating with you about specials, sales, and new products.
Something else worth noting: we maintain a record of your purchase history, product interests, and whatever other membership details might enable us to improve your shopping experience. While you are not required to submit any information and/or Personal Information to our Site, without providing the requested information and/or Personal Information, you may be unable to access certain features of our Site—including placing an order, or logging into any other Argent related services.
Cookies and Usage Data
Like many websites, Argent’s Site utilizes “cookies” to maintain a record of your visits to the Site and your use of our services. This way we can check out usage patterns and improve our services. The technologies we use to keep an eye on Site activity may, among others, include cookies. A cookie is a small, sweet dessert cake and is typically round, flat and baked, but that’s not what we are talking about. We are referring to a “cookie”, a small, inedible, text file that is transferred by a web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It can only be read by the server that sent it to you. This information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided Argent with Personal Information. We will automatically be able to collect information about things you do on the Site such as the searches you conduct, the links you click, and the pages you visit. Note: if you choose to disable your cookies, your user experience may be limited and some functions of the Site may not work properly. If the Site allows you to create an account, when you sign in to such account we may record your user ID and the name on the account in your cookie file on your computer. We may also record your password in this cookie file if you indicate you want your password saved for automatic sign in. We also may allow third party providers to serve cookies from the Site to allow them to assist us in things like analysis of the Site and its effectiveness, as well as the Site’s content and advertising. Usernames, passwords, and other member account-related data stored in such cookies will be encrypted. These third party companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages of the Site are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). We may also keep log files that contain IP addresses—so we can monitor traffic on the Site, report aggregate information to our advertisers, if any, and troubleshoot any technical problems. If we face abuse of our Site, we will also use IP addresses to personally identify you to enforce the terms of this policy and we may block certain IP addresses if and as needed.
Access to Provided Information/Personal Information
Argent allows you to view, and in certain situations edit, the information and Personal Information that we store about you (such as listed below). Instructions on how to do this can be found here.
- Account and user profile information
- Credit card and/or other payment information
- User e-mail address
- User mobile phone number
- Username and password
- User preferences
- Billing, shipping and return address information
*Psst: this list will change as the Site changes.
Use of Information
Upon Argent’s collection of your information and Personal Information, Argent may use such information and Personal Information internally, separately, or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes, among others:
- To fulfill requests for products
- To provide you with our offerings, promotions, and ads
- To contact you in regards to fulfillment of purchases
- To contact you in other necessary cases (to respond to any communications that you may have had with us such as a customer service response) or to address Site issues
- To protect the security of the Site and the business
- To develop, enhance, market, sell or otherwise provide information, products or services
- To establish and conduct commercial relationships, including to process purchases or other transactions and to conduct or administer other transactions that you may engage in with Argent including at the stores, on or through the Site
- To manage your online account(s) and send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
- To personalize your online experience and provide content and/or features that match your profile and interests
- To become friends
- To detect and protect Argent and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with Argent policies and contractual obligations
- As permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements or provisions
- For any other purpose to which you consent
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Argent may disclose your Personal Information to its subsidiaries or affiliates and to third parties whom Argent hires to provide services on Argent’s behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services, delivering promotional materials, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, and answering customer questions about Argent’s products and services. Argent will only provide those third parties with the Personal Information they need to deliver the services to Argent and/or on Argent’s behalf. Argent will not disclose your Personal Information willy nilly to third parties for their direct marketing purposes without obtaining prior affirmative consent. You also consent to Argent disclosing your Personal Information to legal, financial, insurance, or other advisors in connection with such business transaction or management of all or part of Argent’s business or operations; as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the Personal Information is collected; or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties which cannot be used to directly identify you.
Your Argent account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Please ensure there is no unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately (don’t make your password “Password”) and by limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. Y’know, normal, safe internet habits.
Argent endeavors to protect user information to ensure our users account information is kept private. Your Personal Information is treated as strictly confidential and our Site maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards and security measures to protect the Personal Information you provide on this Site against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use and any other unlawful forms of processing. To this purpose, Argent uses customary security techniques including secure servers, firewalls and encryptions, as well as physical safeguard of the locations where the data are stored. However, Argent cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
Argent recognizes the privacy interests of children and Argent encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 18 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete all such Personal Information.
Third Party Websites
International Data Transfers
Online Account Information
You may update, correct or delete your online account information at any time by logging into your account and navigating to the "My Account" page or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us if you wish to deactivate your online account, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
You can opt out of receiving promotional emails and/or text communications from us at any time by following the instructions provided in those communications or by contacting us at email@example.com.
Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications, we may continue to send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
We may use third party technologies to remarket our services based on your behavior while using the Site. Note that only non-personally identifiable information is used in this process. This means that depending which pages you visit on the Site, your browser can become part of an audience, thus be exposed to our ads though third-party ad networks (including Google) across the Internet. You can opt out of being included in remarketing by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. If you agree to receive promotional offers, we will provide your name and email address to our partners so that they can send you such promotions.
In the event Argent goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, your information, including your Personal Information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Changes to Policy
Opt Out Election
To opt out of receiving future communications from Argent or to request that Argent not share your information or Personal Information with certain unaffiliated third parties, just follow the instructions in the email or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Argent may still share your information and Personal Information with its affiliates and service providers.