TERMS & CONDITIONS
Your use of this Web site is governed by these terms and conditions. Please take a few minutes to review these terms and conditions. Your use of the Michael Aram Web site constitutes your agreement to follow these rules and to be bound by them. If you do not agree and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions, please exit the site.
Michael Aram, Inc. reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your use of the Michaelaram.com web site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these terms and conditions whenever you use this Web site.
What We Collect, and Why
For various reasons, Aram may gather information that is provided by you, or that relates to you (“Customer Information”). For example, we collect information about you when you visit our website, when you provide it to us over the phone, when you purchase products in our stores, or when you fill out a web form and send it to us.
Typically, we only collect Customer Information relating to you that is provided to us directly by you. We do not typically collect information from public databases, social media sites or other third parties.
Generally, we use Customer Information for the purpose for which it was collected, to improve our website, to enhance your online shopping experience, and to respond to your requests and questions. For example, if you give us your email address because you wish to receive promotional material from us, we will use Customer Information to add you to our email distribution list. If you provide us with Customer Information to purchase Aram products, we will use it to finalize the purchase and ship the products to you.
Customer Information includes personal information, such as contact details, names and addresses. But, it also includes electronic identifiers captured through computer use (like through cookies or web beacons). Such Customer Information may take the form of IP addresses, geographic locations, browser types, operating systems, and screen size (“IP Information”). You can disable some of this IP Information by modifying the settings in your browser.
Without collecting IP Information, we could not run our website. For example, IP Information is used to identify your computer so that data (such as the web page you wish to look at) can be sent to you. IP Information is used to keep track of items in your on-line shopping cart. We also use IP Information to help diagnose problems with our server, to provide targeted advertisements, to assess the effectiveness of various marketing initiatives and to track sales.
IP Information is anonymous unless you provide additional information to us in conjunction with the IP Information that connects the IP Information to you. For example, when you fill out a form on our website and leave us your name and contact information, your IP Information will be connected to you, and may no longer be anonymous.
Sharing Information With Others
That said, we may share anonymous, non-personal statistics or demographic information in an aggregate form (“Aggregate Data”) with third parties for research or similar purposes. Those third parties may be marketing partners, or advertisers. Aggregate Data does not identify an individual. An example of Aggregate Data might be how many people purchased a particular Aram Product on our website. In that situation, we would not disclose to third parties the identities of the people who made the purchase – we would only share the overall number of purchases.
Storage and Transfer of Customer Information
We store and process your Customer Information based on our legitimate interests, such as to market our products, process purchase orders and answer customer questions. We are based in the United States, and we store digital information in the United States. You should be aware that if you reside outside of the United States and supply us with your Customer Information, that information will be held in the United States. When data is transferred from outside of the United States to Aram, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate safeguards with respect to privacy, security and integrity are followed.
Retention and Opting Out
We retain your Customer Information for as long as is reasonably necessary given the purpose for which it was collected, and only to further our legitimate interest in such information. With respect to Customer Information that we use for marketing purposes, please know that you always have the right to opt out of receiving electronic versions of marketing materials by clicking “unsubscribe” at the footer of our emails or by contacting us as described, below. If you ask to “unsubscribe,” we will retain Customer Information only as needed to ensure that we do not contact you again for marketing purposes.
Data subject Requests and Contacting Us
You have the right to contact us to review, correct or ask to delete your Customer Information. To make this request, please email us at email@example.com, or call customer service at 201-758-2551. We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible. If you would rather contact us through regular mail, please do so at:
Michael Aram, Inc.
Attention: Data Privacy Department
2102 83rd Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority.
Last updated June 7, 2018.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password information, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password. Michael Aram, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content or cancel orders at any time. By placing an order, you warrant that you are over 18 years of age, and that you are providing Michael Aram, Inc. with accurate, truthful information and that you have the authority to place the order.
The Site and all of its contents including, but not limited to, all text and images ("Information") are owned and copyrighted by Michael Aram, Inc. or others with all rights reserved unless otherwise noted. Any Information that is a trademark, logo, or service mark is also registered and unregistered trademark of Michael Aram, Inc. Your use of any Information, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, without the written permission of the Information owner is strictly prohibited. You may download, display or print Information from this Site solely for non-commercial personal use. You are also advised that Michael Aram, Inc. will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
MICHAEL ARAM'S PLEDGE TO WEB ACCESSIBILITY
Michael Aram pledges to provide an accessible experience for all online customers and visitors with disabilities. As part of our commitment, we pledge to continue to improve the complete experience for our website users, making sure to comply with the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
As part of Michael Aram's commitment to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, we will routinely evaluate our current and future web development. However, we ask that any perceived issues be reported to our web team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will quickly and efficiently look into these issues for an immediate remedy.
More About WCAG 2.1
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are included in the web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). That is part of the overall umbrella organization of the of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the primary standards organization for the Internet.