We at Gaggler Middle East FZE (“The Gaggler”, “Gaggler”, “theGaggler.com”, “we”, “our, or “us”), recognize the importance of personal information you have provided us and are committed to properly manage, protect and process your information collected through TheGaggler.com (“Site” or “our Site”), and mobile applications, features, or content including our online store, articles, events, social channels, email newsletter and third-party links and services (collectively with the Site, known as the “Services”) offered by us.
Personal information about you may be collected in several ways when you use the Site or any Services. By providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of this Policy and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described in this Policy.
To be clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “personal information” in this Policy, we mean information that specifically identifies you as an individual, such as a person’s full name, address, e-mail address, date of birth or phone number.
When we use the phrase “anonymous” information/form in this Policy, we mean information that does not specifically identify an individual person, such as a user’s areas of interest, browsing history, demographic information, or a unique identifier (such as a cookie or IP address).
You have no obligation to provide any information requested by us. However, if you do not provide us with the requested information, we may not be able to provide you with any goods and services that depend on the collection of such information.
By visiting the Site or using the Services, including browsing our content and/or purchasing from us, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Policy. Each time you visit the Site or use the Services, you agree and expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this Policy.
Please exit the Site immediately if you do not agree. If you do not agree to all of this Policy, then you may not access the Site or use any of our Services.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide. For example, your name, contact information, title, company, and other personal information may be collected when you: fill out a form on our Site, sign up for our newsletters, subscribe for an account on our Site, place an order on our Site’s storefront, complete a survey, enter a competition or promotion, participate in our social networking features, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The information you may be asked to provide may include your name, email address, delivery address, mailing address, phone, buying preferences, annual income, other demographic or profile information, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media network usernames and aliases, and other information you choose to submit. Users may, however, visit our shop anonymously. We will collect Personal Identification Information (PII) from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, however, it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities, such as purchasing goods and services from our storefront.
Additionally, if you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, or participate in our community boards that may be offered on our Site or social channels, then such materials will be collected and any materials you choose to make publicly available, including your personal information, may be available for all others to view. Even after you terminate your account, all such materials submitted by you on the Site or our social media channels may be retained by us and we may continue to disclose such materials publicly. By using these interactive forums, you agree that we are not responsible for any information that you disclose or communicate in such forums, and any disclosure you make is at your own risk.
If you purchase products or services through our Site storefront(s), Gaggler and third-party merchants with whom Gaggler has contracted to provide services to us may collect PII about users, which may include third-party credit card processors that access and collect your personal information, including, but not limited to, your full name, address, email address, phone numbers(s), and credit card details.
Certain Non-Personal Identification Information (Non-PII) about Users, which may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about Users' means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilized and other similar information. Non-PII is anonymous and does not identify you personally. Non-PII is generally collected through the Site from four different sources: Internet protocol addresses and web logs, pixel tags, cookies, and other similar technologies as well as other Non-PII that you voluntarily provide.
IP Protocol Addresses/Web Logs
This site’s web servers automatically collect the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and log files of visitors to the Site. Your IP address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically to our server log files whenever you visit the site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. This information is collected in an aggregate form only and does not contain any PII. We use your IP address and the IP addresses of all users, for purposes such as calculating site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with the Site’s servers, and administrating the Site. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the internet and is done automatically by many websites. In addition to the Non-PII of IP addresses described above, we may also link your IP address to personally identifiable information for fraud prevention purposes.
We and our service providers may also use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with some Site pages and HTML formatted email messages to track your use of our Site in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience the next time you visit. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1) that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags do not contain any PII and allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns.
Location Information and IP Address
We and our service providers and advertisers may collect and share your location for personalization and marketing purposes using certain digital applications, wireless access protocol services (“WAP Services”), or mobile phone services. We, or the service provider, will obtain your prior consent to such collection only if required by applicable law. An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We, or our service providers, may use your
As a curator of information, The Gaggler often links out to other sites. We are not responsible for any content that appears on these sites, nor do we endorse them. Third IP Address when you access the Site or use other means to assist with delivering geographically targeted advertisements. For more information, please see the “Cookies and Targeted Advertising” section below.
We and our service providers and advertisers may collect and share your location for personalization and marketing purposes using certain digital applications, wireless access protocol services (“WAP Services”), or mobile phone services. We, or the service provider, will obtain your prior consent to such collection to the extent required by applicable law. An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We, or our service providers, may use your IP Address when you access the Site or use other means to assist with delivering geographically targeted advertisements. This information includes your IP address, unique device identifier, and cookie information. This information is used to fight spam/malware and facilitate the collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., which links you have clicked upon).
Statistical information derived from Personal Information may be collected and stored in an aggregated form that cannot be tied back to you, your Account, or your web browser (“Aggregate Statistical Information”). However, we do collect statistical information that may be tied to your unique mobile device identifier, IP address, and geolocation information and thus may be tied back to you or your web browser (“Personally Identifiable Statistical Information”).
This type of data enables us and third parties authorized by us, to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.
General Usage Information.
We may gather usage information about Site users on an anonymous basis. Examples of such information include: the amount of time spent on our site, pages viewed, websites users originated from and websites users visit after leaving our Site. This information helps us create a faster, more efficient, and more relevant website. We may also share aggregated and anonymous usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers, and other third parties for any business purpose.
Cookies and Targeted Advertising
We may use small pieces of information placed on your browser, known as “cookies”, to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience. A cookie is a small file that is placed and stored on your browser or device by a platform. Cookies allow a website owner to distinguish the activities carried out from your device versus other website users.
We believe that advertising is more interesting to you when it is relevant. Accordingly, we customize the advertisements that you see based upon (i) geographic location information, which we may determine through your IP address or other ways; (ii) data we receive from third parties, and/or; (iii) your visits on the Site or use of other services (commonly referred to as behavioral advertising or interest-based advertising). We may use your personal information to deliver customized advertising to you on this Site, on other websites, and on other digital and offline media channels. We may use third-party vendors to connect information collected on the Site (such as IP addresses, geolocation, cookie-related data, and other information described above) with information collected from other websites, devices, and media channels and then show you advertising based on this combined information. The advertisement may appear when you are visiting a different section of the Site or another website, device, or media channel.
We may use Facebook to deliver ads on the Site. Facebook may use information you share on Facebook and information gathered from your use of other websites and apps to deliver ads to you.
Shopify and Stripe
The Gaggler’s Online Store is hosted by Shopify Inc. They provide us with an online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases, and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
For payments: All payments online are secure online payments provided by Stripe, Inc. (https://stripe.com/ae).
Information We Receive From Third Parties
We may combine online and/or offline information received from third parties with the information we have already collected from you via our Site or services. The third-party information is used for various purposes, including verifying other information about you (e.g., verifying your mailing address to send you requested products or services), conducting research, and enhancing the content and advertising we provide to you.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, as well as, our contracted shipping company, have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or Gaggler. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
If you do not want us to send you Cookies, you may adjust this in your browser settings. Cookies can also be removed by following your Internet browser’s directions usually within the help menu. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. This site includes details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
In order to use certain features of the Site, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, some aspects of the Site may not work properly, and you may not be able to access the Site.
We may contact you from time to time for marketing and promotional purposes by email, mail, or phone. Subject to your rights to opt-out from receiving such contact, your consent is provided on an ongoing basis.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving newsletters or any electronic marketing and promotional messages, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions on the message that you have received.
Your election not to receive any promotional and marketing correspondence from us will not prevent us from:
- Corresponding with you by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past relationship with us, including without limitation correspondence in relation to your online transaction(s) or your account.
- Accessing and viewing your PII in the course of maintaining and improving our database and the Site; or
Accessing, Modifying, Or Deleting Your Personal Information
You can access and review your Personal Information in the My Account section of our Site.
If your PII changes in any way or is incorrectly presented on the Site you should immediately update or correct your PII by accessing the My Account section on our Site and editing the necessary information. Failing to update or provide correct PII may impact Gaggler’s ability to provide you the Services correctly.
If you wish to have your PII permanently deleted from our Site, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above and we will take reasonable steps to delete it, unless we must keep your PII to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Disclosure Pursuant to Law, Rule, or Regulation.
Corporate Transactions or Events
We may disclose your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, the sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.
To Fulfill Your Requests
If you elect to use certain authentication or sharing features available on the Sites or via the Services, we may use your PII to fulfill your request to share content with or provide access to such third parties (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter). Some activity on and through the Service can be public by default. This includes user content posted through the Services.
Social Networks and Social Media Integration
You are encouraged to read all policies and information on the applicable social media services to learn more about how they handle your information before using any such features made available to you through our Site. We are not responsible for any acts or omissions by any social media service provider or your use of features on their platforms.
Links to Other Sites
parties may display advertisements on the Site and on such websites. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. These third parties may collect information or insert cookies or similar technologies without our knowledge. For questions about these sites, please consult their individual privacy policies. The Gaggler is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are in no way responsible for the content nor the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Security and Retention
We store the information collected through the Site on restricted database servers. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Although we take appropriate and reasonable measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. No internet-based site can be 100% secure and we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control.
We only retain your personal information as long as we have a legitimate business need, or as required or permitted by applicable laws.
Choices You Have Regarding Your Information
You can use many of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that we collect. Also, you can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of some of our features.