ShopText Privacy Overview, User Agreement and Activation Form

 ShopText mobile privacy policy

Last modified: September, 2016


This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, store and use the information you provide to us as an account holder and user of the ShopText website and short-code services (the “Services”). 

This policy applies only to ShopText Services. This policy does not apply to media companies who promote products or services that are available for purchase using our Services or to merchants who offer products for sale using our Services or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. In using such links, you should be aware that each site will vary in terms of its privacy policies, and ShopText does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? 

Information collected from Account Holders. 

ShopText collects personal information from you on a voluntary basis when you register as a ShopText Account holder. The personal information we collect may include your name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address, credit card or bank debit card information, including expiration date and security code, and mobile and home phone numbers. Your credit card information will be used to process your Services transactions. Your credit card security code will not be stored on ShopText’s systems and will only be used one time to validate your card. You are not required to provide this information to view www.ShopText.com; however, you will not be able to register as a ShopText account holder unless it is provided. 

Information Collected from Transactions and Use of ShopText. 

We will store certain information we collect from you during a transaction. We may also collect data on purchases and use of ShopText Services. 

ShopText web site www.ShopText.com does use cookies to identify your web browser and to record registration information so you do not need to re-enter it each time. If you have cookies disabled, you will be able to view parts of ShopText.com but you will not be able to have the full ShopText experience. 

HOW IS COLLECTED INFORMATION USED? 

ShopText discloses certain personally identifiable information and credit card information to third parties for processing and product fulfillment (i.e., packing, shipping and delivering your purchases). ShopText may also share your personally identifiable information to provide delivery status updates. ShopText will use your credit card and billing address to process your payment for the product or service. Certain registration information may also be provided to the merchant whose product you are purchasing or the media property from which you made the purchase. However, you will not receive any marketing text messages unless you specifically elect to receive them. 

We may also use your personal information, including data on purchases and use of ShopText Services, for ShopText's internal marketing analysis and strategy. From time to time you may be able to participate in contests, giveaways, or other similar promotions we sponsor. Except as explained otherwise in the rules for a particular contest, giveaway, or promotion, any personal information you provide will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

In addition, from time to time you may be able to participate in our surveys to help us improve our offerings and services. Except as explained otherwise in the survey, any personal information so collected will be used for our internal purposes. 

DISCLOSURE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION USED? 

We may share your personal information with companies that assist ShopText with the transactions that occur with our Services including credit card processors or agencies, product fulfillment houses, media partners or merchants who offer products and services for sale. 

In the case of suspected credit or bank card or identify theft or similar criminal activity, we may share your personal information with law enforcement or a credit agency or other company that is assisting us. We may also share your information with any collection agencies that are seeking to collect unpaid amounts due from the transactions you enter into with our Services. 

We may share aggregated information (that is not personally identifiable) with our marketing and public relations partners to market and improve our Services for our customers. 

SECURITY STANDARDS 

ShopText maintains a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. For example, we use accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. We store your credit card and bank account information with industry standard encryption algorithms. Also, we grant access to personal information about you to employees and contractors who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. You should be aware that ShopText has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services. 

For purposes of security, when you complete your registration with ShopText, a unique mobile security code will be assigned to you and sent to the mobile phone number that you provide in your registration. This mobile security code is for you to authenticate yourself when using the Services. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating a secret password that will be used to access your online ShopText account. You are responsible for ensuring the security and confidentiality of the mobile and online security codes (“Codes”). Keep these Codes in a safe and secure place. Do not share these Codes with anyone. You are responsible for purchases made using the Codes and that any activity engaged in using the Codes initiated by the mobile number you specified during registration will be deemed to have been engaged in by you. If you think someone has obtained your Codes or if you no longer own the mobile number which is registered to ShopText, please login immediately into your ShopText account and clicking on the ‘Deactivate’ button on your account management page. Also, please send us an email at help@shoptext.com. 

If we suspect there is security breach or other unauthorized activity involving your account or using your Codes, we may post a notice on our website, or try to contact you using your email address. If we are unable to reach you by email, we may contact you by text messaging you on the mobile phone number you provided to us for emergency purposes only. We may also send you a written notice. 

UPDATING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

Your personal information may be reviewed by you by logging into your account on our website www.ShopText.com. If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information maintained by ShopText is not correct, or should you wish to close your account or have your name removed from our records, please contact us at help@shoptext.com and we will review, update or remove information as appropriate. 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY 

ShopText will revise or update this Privacy Policy as it deems appropriate, including for example, if our practices change, as we change existing or add new services, as we develop better ways to inform you of products we think will be of interest, or if the law so requires. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. 

If, however, users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via posting on this page for 30 days before the material change is made and attempt to notify you by an email or a text message to the mobile phone number you have provided us. Users will have a choice as to whether or not their information will be used in this materially different manner. 

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY 

We at ShopText understand the important responsibility of protecting personal identifiable information obtained from any child who is under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Ace of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect, use or store personal information of children under the age of 13. 

AS A RESULT, IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO SHOPTEXT. 

OPT-OUT PROVISION 

You may choose at a later date to have your personal information removed from our database. If you wish to do that, you can do so by sending an e-mail to unsubscribe@shoptext.com. 

INTERNATIONAL USERS 

ShopText’s website is hosted in the United States. If you located outside of the United States and are using ShopText’s Services from your mobile phone or accessing our website, you are transferring your personal information to the United States. By providing your personal information to ShopText, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and the use of your personal information by ShopText purchase to the terms of this Privacy Policy. 

GOVERNING LAW 

This Privacy Policy is intended be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, USA. Any action which you or any third party may bring in connection with this policy, shall be brought only in the state and federal courts located in New York, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. 

CONTACT US 

Please contact us with any questions at the address below: 

Attention: Customer Service
ShopText, Inc.
3705 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 110
Hamilton, NJ  08619