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Privacy Policy


Ama's Originals Privacy Policy protects you and us.

Ama's Originals is not only a web company, but also a web user. We're on the internet just like you are. You explore, we explore. You shop, we shop. So we know the concerns. As a reslt, we promise to do our very best to keep you and your information safe.

We're also aware there are parties out there with malicious intent. We have taken every precaution we can think of (and LaughingBear thinks about this stuff a LOT). Here is the policy we have adopted to help us ensure your safety and ours.

It does go on for a considerable length, but, you'd want us to be thorough, wouldn't you?


It all starts with Principles.

At Ama's Originals we value all of our visitors and customers and understand that you care about the privacy and security of your personal information. The Privacy Principles set out below apply to Ama's Originals' collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by us when you interact with Ama's Originals, such as when you visit our websites or eStore, participate in our Member program, or deal with customer service.

Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at Ama's Originals, and we do our best to ensure that your personal information is always handled in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with the following Privacy Principles.

CLARITY

Ama's Originals strives to communicate clearly about your privacy and how we handle your personal information. You'll even seen notes to help make steps clearer.

NaughtyAnnie strives to communicate clearly about your privacy and how we handle your personal information. You'll even seen notes to help make steps clearer.

SECURITY

Ama's Originals follows security standards, processes and procedures that are designed to protect your personal information. We take all the precautions we can, but in this day and age, it seems those intent on harvesting consumer information will find a way.

INTEGRITY

Ama's Originals does not sell or rent your personal information and respects your preferences with respect to your personal information, in accordance with these Privacy Principles, as well as our Privacy Policy. We value you as a friend, not just a customer.

Last Modified: March 11, 2017. This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 11, 2017 ("Effective Date").

The Privacy Policy applies to personal information that may be collected when you interact with AmasOriginals.com and its subsidiaries and websites listed below ("Ama's") or eStores operated by Ama's Originals. Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at Ama's Originals, and we believe that a single, comprehensive privacy policy that is straightforward and clear is in the best interests of our customers and our businesses. As a result, as of the Effective Date this Privacy Policy replaces the privacy policies of amasoriginals.com, the Ama's Originals Member program, the Ama's Originals Affiliate program, and the Ama's Originals Forum.

Simply Put

Here, in one place, we'll explain how we'll do our best to protect you.

By doing business with or interacting with NaughtyAnnie in the manner described in this Privacy Policy at any time on or after the Effective Date, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the application of this Privacy Policy to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of all your personal information as described.

Simply Put

If you interact with us, you accept this policy.

Ama's Originals reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time, but you can be assured that, should it be necessary to do so, we will always do so in accordance with the Ama's Originals Privacy Principles of Clarity, Security and Integrity.

Simply Put

We can change this policy, but will always maintain our integrity.

1. What is the personal information that we collect?

Personal information is your name in combination with other information that we collect about you. For example, personal information can include your name in combination with your e-mail address, billing address, shipping address, phone number, or payment information.

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What do we collect?

2. Why do we collect personal information?

We collect your personal information in an effort to provide you with a superior customer experience and, as necessary, to administer our business. It allows us to provide you with easy access to our products and services, with a particular focus on the items and programs that may be of most interest to you. For more information as to why we collect personal information, please see the section below entitled: "How do we use your personal information?"
Your personal information also allows us to communicate with you about special offers, promotions, and other marketing programs and news that may be of interest to you.

Simply Put

Why? It helps us help you.

3. How do we collect your personal information?

(a). Information that you provide to us

As a general matter, you can browse in our stores and on our websites without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may need to provide us with your personal information. The most common of these circumstances include:

  • Making a purchase or placing an order
  • Creating an online account
  • Enrolling in our Member loyalty program
  • Enrolling in our Affiliate program
  • Submitting a customer review, a list, or other user-created content
  • Posting a comment, or participating in an online interweb neighborhood
  • Signing up for Stay In Touch Newsletters and Alerts
  • Signing up for Tell-a-Friend Emails and creating a "My Ama's Originals" Profile
  • Contacting customer service

For your convenience, we have provided a summary description of each of these circumstances below.

Simply Put

It's pretty obvious that when you fill out a form, we're collecting information. Usually, you can't proceed if you don't.

Making a purchase or placing an order

When you make a purchase or place an order in our stores or place an order online without an account, you may need to submit personal information to us.

Simply Put

If you buy something, we need to know who you are.

Creating an online account

You can create a password-protected NaughtyAnnie.com account to complete your online order, order digital content ("Digital Content"), to save items to an online Wish List, or to join a amasoriginals.com online interactive community (Interweb Neighborhood). To create any of these accounts, we will ask you to provide us with personal information. If you use your online account to make a purchase or download, we will use the personal information stored in your account and/or require you to input additional personal information, such as payment information, to complete your order or download.

Simply Put

Creating an account requires that we store your information so you can get back in.

Enrolling in our Member loyalty program

When you enroll in our Member Loyalty program, we will ask you to submit personal information as part of your Member profile. The personal information you submit is held in a Member database. When you use your membership, the transaction information for your purchase, including personal information, is copied and stored in the Member database so that we can administer the Member program.

Simply Put

Signing up means telling us who you are.

Submitting a customer review, a list, or other user-created content or participating in Ama's Originals programs

You may choose to submit an online customer review or to participate in Ama's Originals programs. Because any information you choose to post with your customer review or in the programs will be available on the Internet, we can make no assurances that others will not use, or misuse, that information.

Simply Put

Some parts of the site require you to provide your identity.

Posting a comment, or participating in an online interactive community

You may choose to submit or post information as part of a blog or online interactive community. Because any information you choose to post will be available on the internet, we can make no assurance that others will not use, or misuse that information.

Simply Put

While comments and posts are part of our site, the rest of the internet can see some of them. We can't control the rest of the internet.

Signing up for Ama's Friend Newsletters and Alerts

You may choose to sign up for free Ama's Friend Newsletters and Alerts filled with recommendations and reviews for products, books, and more. If you do so, we will ask you to provide your e-mail address in the Ama's Friend Preference Center.

Simply Put

We'll need to know where to send our newsletters if you sign up.

Signing up for Tell-a-Friend Emails and Creating a "My Ama's Originals" Profile

Our Tell-a-Friend feature is located in various areas of the website. This feature appears as an 'Email' link on the pages listed below. By clicking on 'Email', customers can email a link to a friend which will invite the friend to view the amasoriginals.com page or attend the event described on that page:

  • Product Page(s)
  • My Ama's Originals Profile Page
  • Wish List
  • Store Event

To remove yourself from these mailings, email our Customer Service Center at support@laughingbearventures.com.

Simply Put

Tell-a-Friend needs to know who to "tell" from.

Contacting Customer Service

When you contact customer service, we may ask you to provide, or confirm, personal information so that we can better serve you.

Simply Put

In order to best help you, we need to know who you are.

(b) Information automatically collected

There are circumstances in which we automatically receive and collect information from you. The most common sources of this information include:

  • Cookies
  • Pixel tags or clear Graphics Interchange Format files, known as GIFs
  • Occasionally from business partners, contractors, shared databases, and other third parties

For your convenience, we have provided a summary description of each of these circumstances below.

Simply Put

These are internet technologies that allow us to keep track of you from page to page.

Information automatically collected when you visit our websites

When you visit our websites, we automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. For example, we may receive and collect: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the date and time you access our websites; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our sites. We use this information to monitor the usage of our websites and as necessary for our business. This information does not include personal information.

Simply Put

This is information that is provided automatically by your browser. If you're using a "private" browser, we may not be able monitor our site accurately.

Information collected using cookies

Like many online retailers, we use cookies to personalize and enhance your browsing and shopping experience. Cookies are small files that we place on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on our websites. Cookies help us to: (1) speed navigation, keep track of items in your shopping cart and provide you with content that is tailored to you; (2) remember information you gave us so that you don't have to reenter it; (3) determine the effectiveness of some of our marketing efforts and communications; and (4) monitor the total number of visitors, pages viewed, and the total number of banners displayed.
Browsers are typically set to create cookies automatically. You can choose to have your browser notify you when cookies are being written to your computer or accessed, or you can disable cookies entirely. If you disable cookies, however, you will not be able to place items in an amasoriginals.com shopping cart, and therefore you will not be able to place an order with us online. Also, by not using cookies, some Ama's Originals website features and services may not function properly.
Site Analytics: We work with a third party service provider to help us better understand how you use our amasoriginals.com websites. This third party service provider will place cookies on your computer to collect information. The information this third party service provider collects will tell us things like which search engine referred you to our websites, how you navigated around our websites, what you purchased and what traffic is driven by banner ads and emails. This information will help us to better serve you and provide you with more personalized information and product offerings. We do not allow this third party service provider to collect your payment information, e-mail address or password information. This third party service provider may only use your personal information to perform services for us. This third party service provider is contractually required to maintain all of the information it collects and analyzes for us securely and in confidence. This third party service provider may not share your personal information with anyone else, or use it for any other purpose, except on an aggregate, non-personal basis.
Please note that this third party service provider collects data on our amasoriginals.com websites using first-party data collection. As a result, blocking cookies from third-party domains will not block these first-party cookies.

Simply Put

Cookies help us keep track of items you order, or pages you've visited.
They also help us see how our site is performing.

Information collected using pixel tags or clear GIFs

To help us understand the effectiveness of certain of our communications and marketing efforts, we may use "message format" and "message open" sensing technologies that use pixel tags or clear GIFs (which are also called web beacons). These technologies allow us to know if your e-mail program is able to accept HTML e-mails and, if it is, to: (1) send you e-mails in that format; and (2) determine if you have opened our e-mail messages.

Simply Put

Part of running our business is to now who opens and/or reads our emails.

Information collected from outside sources

We may periodically collect personal information and other information about you from business partners, contractors and other third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, instances in which you affirmatively authorize third parties to provide us with information.

Simply Put

Sometimes we collect information from folks that help us.

Information collected from visitors from outside the United States

If you are visiting Ama's Originals from outside the United States and provide us with personal information, please note that your personal information will be transferred, stored and processed within the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your country.

Simply Put

By doing business or interacting with Ama's Originals, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to facilities located in the United States and other facility locations selected by Ama's Originals.
Any information your provide to us is being stored in the United States. Our laws may not be as tight as yours, if you're in another country.

4. How do we use personal information?

Ama's Originals uses your personal information to provide you with a superior customer experience on and through our websites and, as necessary, to administer our business. For example, we use your personal information to:

  • Provide you with products and services and information, including the NaughtyAnnie website and online interweb neighborhoods, and Digital Content, and display associated content and advertising;
  • Administer our Member program;
  • Administer our Affiliate program;
  • Provide superior customer service;
  • Conduct research and perform analysis in order to measure, maintain, protect, develop and improve our products and services;
  • Administer sweepstakes, contests, promotions or surveys;
  • Communicate with you about special offers, events, or new products or services that may be of interest to you;
  • Customize and enhance our websites and advertising;
  • Make communications necessary to notify you regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues;
  • Manage our business.
Simply Put

There are a lot of activities here. Collecting information helps us maintain those activities.

5. With whom do we share personal information?

Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at NaughtyAnnie.

NAUGHTYANNIE DOES NOT SELL OR RENT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES.

Ama's Originals shares your personal information with:

  • Other entities owned by amasoriginals.com, including subsidiaries of amasoriginals.com Many of our customers purchase items from online. We share your personal information within the LaughingBear Ventures enterprise to help to ensure that you have a superior shopping or browsing experience no matter where you choose to shop or browse with us.
  • Service providers, subcontractors and agents who perform services on our behalf. We provide personal information to third party service providers, subcontractors, and agents that work under contract on our behalf to provide certain services. These third parties do not have the right to use personal information we provide to them in any way that is not authorized by Ama's Originals. They are contractually obligated to use such information only as necessary to assist us and to maintain the confidentiality and security of such information.
  • Third party providers of products and services. These are third parties that provide products and services you may purchase or request from or through us (e.g., books). These third parties do not have the right to use personal information we provide to them in any way that is not authorized by Ama's Originals. They are contractually obligated to use such information only as necessary to assist us and to maintain the confidentiality and security of such information.
  • Credit Card Companies. Credit card transactions are handled by third party financial institutions and their vendors and contractors who receive credit card numbers and other personal information from us to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.
  • Law enforcement officials and as required by law. Ama's Originals may release personal information to third parties when we determine, in our judgment, that it is necessary to (a) comply with the law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements; or (c) protect the rights, property or safety of Ama's Originals, our employees, our customers, users, or others.
  • Co-branded offerings. In some instances, we may offer a service or feature that is co-branded by Ama's Originals and a third party company. If you provide information in connection with such co-branded service or feature, that information may be shared between Ama's Originals and the third party. Although Ama's Originals' treatment of the information is governed by this policy, the third party's treatment of your information will be subject to the third party's privacy policy.
  • Other websites operated by Ama's Originals. In some instances, we may operate a website on behalf of a third party. If you provide information in connection with a third party website operated by Ama's Originals, that information may be shared between Ama's Originals and the third party. Although Ama's Originals' treatment of the information is governed by this policy, the third party's treatment of your information will be subject to the third party's privacy policy.
  • Sales, Mergers, and Acquisitions. If Ama's Originals becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, personal information may be provided to the entities and advisors involved subject to a confidentiality agreement, and we will provide notice before any personal information is finally transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • To Fulfill Your Requests For Products or Services In connection with purchases of certain Digital Content through websites operated by Ama's Originals, we may need to forward information about you (including, for example, your Internet Protocol (IP) address) to the digital content provider in order to enable you to download or purchase Digital Content from or through that provider. In each such instance, the Digital Content provider is obligated to use such information in accordance with its own privacy policy and applicable law.
Simply Put

Your Ama's Originals information is Ama's Originals information. NOBODY can buy it or rent it from us.
Companies we work with and credit card companies can get some of it.
If THE LAW comes knocking, we'll cooperate. It's not worth it for us to fight them.
If we sell Ama's Originals, the buyer is entitled to the information we have collected. They wouldn't be able to continue the business without it.

6. How do we secure personal information?

  • We take significant and appropriate security measures, including physical, technological and procedural measures, to help to safeguard your personal information and to prevent unauthorized access and disclosure. In addition, we use industry-standard technology, such as firewalls and encryption in the transmission of certain sensitive personal information, designed to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information, and, as technology develops, we intend to take additional measures to improve security.
  • We want you to feel confident whenever you visit us in our stores, on our websites or otherwise. While we are focused on the security of your personal information and follow strict standards, processes and procedures that are designed to protect your personal information, we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information will remain secure in all circumstances.
Simply Put

We use the strongest internet technology we can to protect your information on our end.
While we'll do our best, determined data thieves are out there. We can't stop all of them.

7. How do we respect your choices about your personal information?

  • When you interact with Ama's Originals in certain ways, you may be eligible to receive certain marketing-related and promotional communications as well as special offers (collectively "Promotional Communications") from Ama's Originals that may include advertisements from third parties. The most common of these circumstances include:
    • Making a purchase or download or placing an order
    • Creating an online account
    • Joining the Ama's Originals interweb neighborhood
    • Enrolling in our Member program
    • Enrolling in our Affiliate program
    • Signing up for Ama's Friend Newsletters and Alerts
    • Entering a sweepstakes or a contest
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If we enter into marketing agreements with other companies, you may see emails and advertising from them.

If, at any time, you wish to no longer receive Promotional Communications from Ama's Originals, amasoriginals.com, the Ama's Originals Member program, or the Ama's Originals Affiliate program, please follow the instructions below.

Simply Put

Want out? Keep reading.

  • For amasoriginals.com: Any account holder can opt-out of the receipt of any promotional communications by logging onto their Account and following the instructions under "Change Your Communication Preferences". If you do not have a amasoriginals.com account, you may opt-out of the receipt of such communications by selecting the link at the bottom of any promotional e-mail communication and following the instructions.
  • For Ama's Originals Member program: Any Member can opt-out of the receipt of any Member program promotional communications by logging on to their amasoriginals.com Account and following the instructions under "Change Your Communication Preferences." If you do not have a amasoriginals.com account, you may opt-out of the receipt of such communications by selecting the link at the bottom of any promotional e-mail communication and following the instructions.
Simply Put

Opt out links will always be found at the bottom of our communications.


Opting out of any member program is available within said program.

Even if you opt-out of receiving Promotional Communications, you may continue to receive e-mails relating to order confirmations, back order notifications, membership information, and/or other business-related communications. Although the primary purpose of these emails is not to provide you with promotional material, they may contain within them some promotional material.

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Sometimes, emails and ads "cross in the mail". You might get a few after opting out.

Note for Neighborhood Users

Ama's Originals provides you with the ability to access, correct or change the personal information in your community profile(s) at any time. However, you cannot currently change your profile name although you may re-register and choose a new name. To review or modify your profile information, please click here. Please be advised that Ama's Originals may archive information it collects on its community and visitors. Additionally, by participating in the amasoriginals.com online interactive community, and using amasoriginals.com's various interactive offerings, including, the submission of customer reviews, or signing up for Ama's Friend Communications, you agree to receive communications from Ama's Originals, other users, and moderators related to the provision of these services.

Simply Put

You can change your notification preferences in the neighborhood from your profile page.

8. Whom do I contact if I have questions or concerns?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@amasoriginals.com or call customer service at 1-575-519-2993.

Simply Put

Questions? Email or call.

9. What other information about NaughtyAnnie's Privacy Policy would I want to know?

Ama's Originals does not knowingly collect personal information from children.

Our products and services are marketed for and directed towards purchase by responsible persons. Individuals under the age of 18 ("Minors") should obtain parental permission to use Ama's Originals websites. Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to post personal information on our websites. Should we learn that someone under the age of 18 has provided any personal information to or on any of the Ama's Originals websites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Simply Put

As per our Terms of Service, we expect that adults will conduct all transactions.

Third Party Websites and Web-Tracking

Third party distributors of advertisements may place or access cookies on your computer. If you would like to learn more about the third party advertisers that may be aware of the fact that you visit Ama's Originals websites, and to understand your choices about having such advertisers' cookies turned off, please visit Network Advertising . org. Please understand that Ama's Originals does not control these third party cookies, and you should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies.
Whenever you click on links and banners on any Ama's Originals website that take you to a third party website, you will be subject to the third party's privacy policies, not Ama's Originals'. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Ama's Originals.

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If we allow outsiders to advertise, and you click their ad, they may track you.
You will also then be submitting yourself to their privacy policies, not ours.

This concludes the lengthy legalese, at least on this page, at Ama's Originals.