Who we are
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Swiss Supplier , Proprietor (“Swiss Supplier”, “we” or “us”) understands that security
and privacy are important issues for users of our services available
how we collect, use and share the information that we gather about the users of our
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your
information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices,
your choice is not to use our Site. By using our Site, you consent to our collection, use
and disclosure of your information, including Personal Information (defined below), as
described in this Policy.
Your use of our Site is subject to this Policy and our User
Agreement. This Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to this Policy).
Your continued use of our Site after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of
those changes, so please check this Policy periodically for updates.
Information we collect
We may collect information directly from you, automatically through your use of our Site,
and from third parties. We may combine all information we collect about you from
these various sources.
Information we collect directly from you. Depending on how you use our Site,
you may provide us with certain information that can identify you as an individual,
such as your name, email address, phone number, credit or debit card
information and shipping or billing address (collectively, “Personal Information”).
We will also collect any other information that you choose to provide to us
through our Site (e.g., contents of messages you send to us through our Site).
Content that you provide. You may upload comments, reviews, graphics,
photos or other materials to the Site (“Content”). If you post Content on our Site,
the Content (e.g., t-shirt designs or photos submitted as part of a contest), as
well as other information (e.g., username or profile picture), may be available to
all visitors to our Site, and we cannot prevent such Content or information from
being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, our User Agreement, the
law, or your personal privacy.
Information we collect about you from third parties. We may collect
information about you from third parties. For example, we may collect
demographics information from public sources and from third-party data and
analytics companies. In addition, we may collect information about you from
other The Merch Story users (e.g., if one user ships a package to another user).
Information we collect automatically through your use of our Site. We may
automatically collect information about your use of our Site and your orders,
including but not limited to your Internet protocol (“IP”) address; the type of web
browser you are using; the website that led you to our Site; the website you visit
after leaving our Site; the pages you view on our Site; the dates and times you
access our Site; and information about any orders you place, such as your order
identification number, items ordered and the cost of your order.
How we use your information
The Merch Story may use your information, including Personal Information, and/or
Content, for the following purposes:
Providing our services. To facilitate your orders and administer your account;
to respond to your questions or requests; to provide you with news or other
information we think may interest you; to communicate with you about your
account, orders or use of our Site or for other informational purposes; to improve
our services; and for other account or customer support-related purposes. Please
note that we use your email address to save and identify your products designs
on our Site, and so please be aware that your designs can be viewed on the Site
by anyone who enters your email address.
Marketing and advertising. To provide you with special offers, product
information and other marketing or promotional communications from The Merch
Story or from other third parties. We may provide marketing or advertising to you
in a variety of ways, including through our Site, via email or on other third-party
websites (e.g., using Google Customer Match or Facebook Ads). See our Online
advertising and Your choices sections below for more information.
Research and analytics. To analyze how customers use our Site, services and
products; to analyze how customers interact with marketing or other
communications we send to them; and for other research, analytical and
statistical purposes. This research may include creating profiles to help us
analyze or predict your personal preferences or interests in marketing purposes.
Protecting rights and interests. To investigate, protect or defend the rights,
safety or property of The Merch Story, our customers or the public; to investigate
or enforce perceived violations of our User Agreement or this Policy; as evidence
in litigation in which we are involved; and for fraud protection and credit risk
How we share your information
The Merch Story may share your information, including Personal Information and/or
Content, with the following types of third parties:
Service providers. The Merch Story may share your information with third-party
service providers, vendors, agents, contractors or others who perform functions
on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to process your
orders, deliver packages or send mail. We will obtain consent for such sharing
with service providers where legally required. We enter into written agreements
with these third-party service providers requiring them to provide the same level
of protection for your Personal Information as provided under this Policy and
limiting their use of your Personal Information to the specified services provided
on our behalf.
Corporate affiliates. The Merch Story may share your information with any
current or future parent company, affiliate or subsidiary.
Other unaffiliated third parties. Subject to applicable laws, The Merch Story
may share your information directly with third parties, including so they may send
you marketing offers directly. The information that we share with such third
parties may include, without limitation, your email address, billing address,
shipping address and order information (e.g., total price).
The Merch Story may also share your information, including Personal Information
and/or Content, in the following contexts:
Protecting rights and interests. The Merch Story may share your information
with law enforcement agencies and others as we deem appropriate to
investigate, protect or defend the rights, safety or property of The Merch Story,
our customers or the public; to investigate or enforce perceived violations of
our User Agreement or this Policy; as evidence in litigation in which we are
involved; and for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes.
Sale or acquisition of assets. The Merch Story may share your information if
we become involved in a transaction involving the sale of our assets, such as a
merger or acquisition, if we are transferred to another company, in the event of a
bankruptcy, or as part of any other business transfer. If the surviving entity in
such a transaction is not The Merch Story, the surviving entity may use your
information pursuant to its own privacy policies, which may be different from this
Legal compliance. The Merch Story may share your information to comply with
laws, regulations, legal processes (e.g., a warrant or subpoena) or guidance; and
to respond to governmental requests (e.g., requests from a regulator).
Aggregate or anonymous information. The Merch Story may share
anonymized or aggregated information about The Merch Story users to third
parties without restriction. For example, we may share anonymized or
aggregated information to inform a third party’s decision on whether to place
advertisements on our Site or on other websites. These companies may use
such information about your visits to the Site and other websites to provide
advertisements on the Site and other websites.
Where your data is sent
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