Last Updated January 14, 2017
- The personal information we may collect from you when you visit our Website, respond to our emails, place orders via mail or fax, use our mobile applications, place orders through social media applications or otherwise contact us via telephone, text (SMS, MMS), email, fax or mail (collectively, our "Service"),
- Why we gather information from you,
- How we collect it,
- How we use it, and
- The choices you have regarding our use, access and correction of personal information you have provided.
Why do we gather information?
The Company and the Service gathers personal information to help improve our products and customer service, to communicate with you, to process your orders, to provide an enhanced and more personalized shopping experience and to inform you, and your gift and message recipients, of special offers and discounts from VIP Flowers®, and selected third parties.
What information do we gather?
We collect information through our Website, emails, mail, fax, telephone, mobile devices and applications and social media applications including when you:
- visit our Website and use our Apps
- place an order,
- participate in our forums, surveys, contests, sweepstakes, promotions, content submissions, requests for suggestions, and
- engage in other activities, services, products and resources we make accessible to our customers, members or users.
Depending on how you are interact with us, we collect some or all of the following types of information:
- your name, address, telephone number, email address, and contact information,
- billing information (credit/debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, alternate or additional billing information and billing address),
- gender and birth date, if you choose, or are otherwise required to, enter such information, interests,
- products purchased and occasion type (for example, Mother's Day),
- any promotion or gift card code and related information,
- Message and gift recipients' names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses,
- device information - information about your mobile device, including platform information and device location
- application information - application information, including which of your applications are used, how your applications are used and the duration of use of your application,
- network information – network information, including IP address, network carrier and country code, browsing information, such as how you interact with the Services; and
- other information you provide to us.
Information you provide to us may be collected by us even if an order, registration, or other process is started but not completed or otherwise cancelled.
How we use "Cookies" and "Action Tags".
We have relationships with third parties who may collect or receive non-personal information directly from the cookies placed by our Services on your computer to assist in analyzing our business and customers.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.
Advertisements for our products and services may appear on third party websites around the Internet. Some websites and services deliver these advertisements based upon data that has been previously collected about your past behavior online. For example, if you have viewed websites about gift baskets, these websites or services may display to you an advertisement for our gift baskets. This kind of targeted advertising is sometimes called interest-based or online behavioral advertising. It is generally not based upon your personal information (such as your name or email address), but rather, upon your online activities. We do not control such third party websites or services on which these advertisements appear. Further, we do not control how they collect and use data about your online activities.
We collect data from you for use in interest-based advertising when you use our Services. Other companies may serve interest-based advertisements on our Services. We comply with the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising as administered by the Digital Advertising Alliance (www.aboutads.info).
You may opt-out of being tracked online by certain companies who are listed at www.aboutads.info/choices/ OR www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and may also learn more about online behavioral advertising at such websites. If you opt-out, you will still receive generic advertisements, but they will not be delivered to you by such companies from whom you have opted out based upon your behavioral data possessed by the companies from whom you have opted-out. This process relies upon an opt-out cookie, for each browser and each device, so if you delete your cookies or use a different computer, you will have to repeat this process. We do not respond to or honor "do not track" (a/k/a DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
How we use the information we collect
We use information we collect to communicate with you, to process your orders, to improve our products and services, to conduct research, to provide an enhanced and more personalized shopping experience, to inform you and your gift and message recipients of offers and discounts from the VIP Flowers® and Company Affiliates to enable you to receive credits for purchases under loyalty or buying programs which you have joined. In addition, we may make such information (except for credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes, unless you consent otherwise), including aggregated information, available to selected third parties including, but not limited to, those who share or rent information for direct marketing purposes. You may opt-out of such third party sharing of your personal information by following the instructions set forth in the How to Limit the Use of Personal Information section below.
We may also share your information with our subcontractors, agents, consultants, financial institutions, credit/debit card payment processors, business partners, vendors and service providers, but we generally only authorize them to use such information for our benefit, for instance, to process your order and to better communicate and provide appropriate offers to you as a consumer. We may transfer your information in connection with the sale, lease, license, assignment (of part or all of our business), merger, reorganization or change of control of us or the division responsible for the Service with which your information is associated, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
We may use your information to match it with other public and private data sources in order to enhance our records, such as appending additional information to your profile, or the records of our business partners. We also may work with other providers who also possess your information in order to engage in advertising and other promotional services, such as sharing your personal information with a third party who also has your personal information in order to enhance one or both of our advertising or promotional endeavors.
We may retain your information in accordance with our data retention policies and for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Consent to Transfer and Submission
Our Service is operated in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States. By using the Services or otherwise providing us with information, you hereby consent to this transfer.
Links to Other Web Sites
We may provide you with the ability to log into our Service using a social media account. We do not control the activities of such social media services and have no control over the data they collect or their privacy practices. You should review their privacy practices before using any such social media service.
Security and Passwords
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you place an order on our website, it encrypts the credit/debit card number you submit prior to transmission over the Internet using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology. This technology works best when the website is viewed using Microsoft IE®, Google Chrome®, Mozilla Firefox®, and Apple Safari® browsers. However, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we make reasonable efforts to safeguard personal information once we receive it, we cannot warrant the security of information we receive.
Portions of the Service (such as our Member registration and Address Book) may require registration and log-in processes in which you will select a user ID and password (collectively, the "Password"). Passwords provided to you by us are the confidential property of the Company and may be used by you solely for your individual use of the Service (and otherwise as specified by us). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any Password and for all activities that occur using your Password, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Password or accounts.
How to Limit Use of Your Contact Information
We want to communicate with you only to the extent you want to hear from us.
Any promotional email we send to you or your gift or message recipients will include an “unsubscribe” link to use or a link to opt-out of receiving further promotional emails from the sender.
If you wish to set your preferences concerning promotional communications, or you prefer not to have your contact information shared with third parties, please let us know by emailing, writing or calling us as described below and identify your preferences regarding promotional communications and the sharing of your contact information. Your instructions will be processed as soon as reasonably practicable and in accordance with law.
Emailing us at: email@example.com from the email address which you wish to have removed (i.e. not shared with third parties), and include your postal mailing address in the message; or
Writing to us at:
11050 SE POWELL BLVD
PORTLAND, OR 97266
Telephoning us at (1-503-760-1000)
Your Consent and Changes to this Policy
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE COMPANY, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDERS ("PROVIDERS"), MERCHANTS ("MERCHANTS"), SPONSORS ("SPONSORS"), LICENSORS ("LICENSORS"), OR THE LIKE (COLLECTIVELY, "ASSOCIATES"), WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE; EXCEPT THAT THE COMPANY DOES GUARANTEE (THROUGH ITS "100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE") THAT YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WILL STAY FRESH FOR SEVEN DAYS AFTER DELIVERY AND THAT OUR FOOD STUFF PRODUCTS WILL BE WHOLESOME AND FREE OF SUBSTANTIAL DEFECTS, AND IF THEY ARE NOT, THE COMPANY'S SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, NOT MORE THAN TO EITHER REFUND THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER, OR TO REPLACE AND DELIVER AN EQUIVALENT FLORAL ARRANGEMENT OR AFFECTED FOOD STUFF PRODUCT AS SOON AS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN OR ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTING, MARKETING, OR SELLING THE SERVICE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE COMPANY'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES.
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL PRICES AND DISCOUNTS FOR ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE ("OFFERS') ARE EXCLUSIVE OF APPLICABLE SERVICE AND SHIPPING CHARGES AND FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. PRODUCTS AND OFFERS MAY VARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, DELIVERY RULES AND TIMES. OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED, ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND BLACKOUT PERIODS. PROMOTIONAL OFFERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER ORDER, ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, ARE NOT FOR RESALE AND MAY NOT BE REDEEMED FOR CASH. PRICES AND CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT AND PROCESS ANY AND ALL CUSTOMER ORDERS AND TO SUSPEND, DISCONTINUE, AND REFUSE THE USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AND ALL OFFERS, PROMOTIONS, DISCOUNTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL SAVINGS PASSES, REWARD PASSES, FRESH REWARDS, POINTS, AWARD CARDS, APPRECIATION AWARDS, GIFT CARDS, GIFT CERTIFICATES, PASSPORT MEMBER BENEFITS, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR DEVICES AND PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CAMPAIGNS ("PROMOTIONAL OFFERS") IN THE EVENT OF ADVERTISING ERRORS AND/OR THE ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED MISUSE, FRAUD OR ABUSE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CUSTOMER ORDERS.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL PROMOTIONAL CHANNELS OF THE COMPANY'S SERVICES AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNET, TELEPHONE, CATALOG, RADIO, TELEVISION, MOBILE DEVICE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Third Party Service Providers
Some aspects of the Service may be dependent upon third party service providers, such as a wireless carrier or social media platform. We do not control such third party service providers and are not liable for their acts or omissions. In addition, such third party service provider may have their own terms, policies and guidelines. You should become familiar with all such terms, policies or guidelines prior to using the Service through such third party service provider.
You acknowledge that the Service contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and the Company or its Affiliates or other third party licensors may own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may use the content only for your personal non-commercial use and make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for your personal use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see e.g. 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by the software license agreement accompanying such software.
Third Party Content on the Website
The Company is a distributor and not a publisher of the Content supplied by third parties on the Service. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the Content expressed or made available by third parties, including Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, Licensors, or any user of the Service, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of the Company or its Affiliates or any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY PROVIDER, MERCHANT, SPONSOR, LICENSOR, OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT, NOR ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
In many instances, the Content available through the Service represents the opinions and judgments of the respective Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, Licensor, subscriber, customer, or user, whether or not under contract with the Company. The Company neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, submission, posting, or statement made on the Service by anyone other than authorized Company employees. Under no circumstances shall the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content or other information obtained through the Service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Service.
The Company does not claim ownership of any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to all such Content, including, without limitation, creative ideas, suggestions, content, postings, artwork, material or other submissions whether via email, feedback, a public forum or otherwise (collectively, "User Submissions"), you grant the Company and its Affiliates the worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, perform, modify, alter, adapt, translate, sublicense, distribute, create derivative works from and exploit such User Submissions in any manner, including on the Service or any other web sites, in television programs, on radio, in books, magazines, articles, commentaries, and in any other medium now known or later developed without your consent. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any User Submissions you submit or post on or to the Service or otherwise transmit to the Company and that our public posting and other public or private use of such User Submissions will not infringe the rights of any third party. You acknowledge that you are not entitled now, or in the future, to any compensation for any User Submissions you may submit or post.
No User Submissions, regardless of how they may be marked, will be received by us in confidence, nor shall they be subject to any express or implied obligation of confidentially. Neither the Company, or its Affiliates, nor their respective officers, directors, agents or employees shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Submissions.
Except as otherwise specifically set forth to the contrary herein, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, you and your successors and assigns hereby waive any and all rights and remedies you may have against the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents now or in the future, and hereby release the Company, its Affiliates, and any of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses and expenses of whatever kind relating to providing, posting, transmitting or making available through the Service the User Submissions to the Company, or the Company receiving, evaluating, and utilizing the User Submissions.
Distribution/Uploading by Users of Third Party Content
Compliance with Laws and Export Regulations
You agree to use the Content and this Service in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and in a manner that does not, in the sole judgment of the Company, negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of the Company or any of its Affiliates.
The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations, including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act, and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Service to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.
The Company's Rights
The Company is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, or monitoring Content (including User Submissions). The Company (or its Affiliates) may elect, but is not obligated, to monitor, electronically or otherwise, areas of the Service and may disclose any Content (including User Submissions), records, or electronic communication of any kind and information you provide to the Company or its Affiliates, through the Service or otherwise, including all merchandising channels, (i) when we believe disclosure to be appropriate to comply with any law, regulation, or government or law enforcement request or to comply with judicial process; or (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Service and/or the overall business of the Company and its Affiliates; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Company, users of the Service, Affiliates, subscribers, customers, recipients, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, or Merchants. Subject to the "Copyright Agent" provisions above, if notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive Content, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from the Service.
The Company reserves the right to prohibit or remove conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users of the Service, subscribers, customers, recipients, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors, content or service providers, the Company or its Affiliates, or any rights of the Company or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors can ensure prompt editing or removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or employees, nor any Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, or Licensor shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) on the Service.
Loyalty Programs and Promotion Offers
Termination of Usage
Acknowledgment and Changes