Effective: July 21, 2023
1. The Scope of this Policy
2. Agreement to Terms
3. Effective Date and Changes to this Policy
4. The Information We Collect
6. Note to Parents Regarding Children’s Information
7. How We Use Your Personal Information
8. How We Share Your Personal Information
9. How We Store and Safeguard Your Information
10. Your Privacy Choices
11. California Users
12. Canadian Users
13. Australian Users
14. Links to Third Parties
15. Contact Us
The categories of personal information we may collect and process about you include:
Some of the information we collect may qualify as “Sensitive Personal Information” in some jurisdictions. In particular, Sensitive Personal Information includes the Health Information, ethnicity, geolocation information, and payment details. We collect and use this information to: provide our Service to you, ensure the security and integrity of the payment process and our systems, undertake activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of our Services, detect, prevent and investigate security incidents and other malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal actions, and to ensure the physical safety of natural persons. In addition, we may share geolocation information with service providers that assist us in developing our marketing and growth strategy.
We collect personal information directly from you via the Site (e.g., when you request more information or a quote, chat with us, specific details about the tattoo you want removed and your personal experiences associated with such tattoo, or when you make an appointment with us), via email, text, post, or telephone conversations, as part of the registration process, from our feedback forms or in-person when you visit one of our offices. We also collect personal information from the device and browser that you use to access the Site and from cookies and other technologies.
A cookie is a small string of information that the website that you visit transfers to your browser for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on a website over-time and across different websites, and that information helps companies to understand your preferences and improve and personalize your website experience. Some cookies are necessary to operate a website, while others can be functional, analytical, or used for targeted advertising. The cookies (and similar technologies) that we use on the Site fall into the categories below:
You can prevent the use of certain cookies by modifying your Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help,” “Internet Options,” or “Settings.” If you disable or delete certain cookies in your Internet browser settings, you may still access the Site, however, you might not be able to use important functions or features of the Site.
Removery recognizes the “Do Not Track” browser-based standard signal, and the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) as a valid request for you to opt out of advertising cookies.
Removery is committed to protecting the online privacy of children. Individuals must be 18 years or older to use the Site. As such, we do not knowingly or intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If you have reason to believe that a child under 13 has provided personal information to us, please notify us immediately by contacting us as detailed below. We take children’s privacy seriously and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience. If you have questions or concerns about the internet and privacy for your child, we encourage you to check out http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online.
We use or otherwise process your personal information to:
We share your personal information with the following third parties, where applicable:
To facilitate our operations, Removery may, subject to applicable law, transfer your information outside the country where you are located and to where information protection standards may differ (e.g., your information may be stored on servers located in other jurisdictions). We will utilize appropriate safeguards governing the transfer and usage of your personal information.
We maintain reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. Whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. Although we seek to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. To the extent permitted under applicable law, we assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our control.
If you no longer want to receive our newsletter or other marketing communications, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions provided through the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails or by contacting us by submitting a request here.
If you no longer want to receive mobile messages, you agree to reply STOP, END, UNSUBSCRIBE, or QUIT to any mobile message from Removery in order to opt out of the Service. To opt out of Marketing messages, text STOP, END, UNSUBSCRIBE, or QUIT to 63868, for help with marketing messages, type HELP to 63868.
You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt-out. You understand and agree that the foregoing options are the only reasonable methods of opting-out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting-out, including, but not limited to, texting words other than those set forth above or verbally requesting one of our employees to remove you from our list, is not a reasonable means of opting-out.
With certain exceptions, you can view, and amend, and delete your information by contacting us by submitting a request here.
To understand what personal information we may have collected about you, and from where we collected it, please see the section The Information We Collect.
We collect this personal information, as further described in the How We Use Your Personal Information section, to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives.
We disclose the following categories of personal information for business or commercial purposes to the categories of recipients listed below:
For more information on how your information is shared, please see the How We Share Your Personal Information section.
Exercising Your Right to Access, Correction, or Deletion
Exercise your rights to access, correct, or delete your information as a consumer or as an authorized agent, by submitting a request here.
You can also call us toll-free at (866) 465-0090. Once we receive a request, we will take steps to verify your request. We will ask for information that is reasonable in light of the nature of your request.
If an authorized agent is used to make a request on your behalf, we require the authorized agent to provide proof that you gave them permission to submit the request on your behalf. We may also require you to verify your identity directly with us.
Sale of Personal Information
Removery does not sell or share personal information in exchange for money. However, we may share personal information with advertising partners and social media networks to market to you and to provide advertisements on other websites that we or these entities believe will be of interest to you. You can opt out of the use of your information for these purposes by clicking the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link at the bottom of the Site.
The categories of personal information disclosed that may be considered a “sale” under California law are: Identifiers, Device Information, Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity, and Inferences.
The categories of third parties to whom personal information was disclosed that may be considered a “sale” under California law are: Advertising partners and social media networks.
You can learn more and opt out of the use of your information for these purposes by clicking the “Cookie Preferences” link at the bottom of the Site.
You will need to apply these settings on each device and browser from which you wish to opt out. Similarly, if you clear your browser’s cache (such as by deleting cookies), you will have to apply this setting again.
We do not sell, or have actual knowledge of any sale of, the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
Limit Use of Sensitive Personal Information
You can opt out of certain uses of your Sensitive Personal Information such as your geolocation data by clicking the “Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information” link at the bottom of our Site.
Your personal information is stored by Removery, and/or our service providers, for the performance of our obligations and to achieve the purposes for which the personal information was collected, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. When we no longer need to use your personal information, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to properly render it unintelligible it so that you can no longer be identified from it (unless we need to keep your personal information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations to which we are subject).
Removery does not sell or share personal information in exchange for money. However, we may share personal information with advertising partners and social media networks to market to you and to provide advertisements on other websites that we or these entities believe will be of interest to you. You can opt out of the use of your information for these purposes by clicking the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link here.
You can opt out of certain uses of your Sensitive Personal Information such as your geolocation data by clicking the “Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information” link here.
We may share or transfer your personal information where reasonably required in the context of a sale, merger or amalgamation of all or part of our business or the insurance of securitization of our assets. In any such case, the recipient parties will be contractually required to keep the information confidential and use it only for the purposes of the transaction, or proposed transaction, in question.
Please contact us at [email protected]:
You can contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at 1-800-282-1376 if you are unsatisfied with our response to your privacy concern.
If you are resident of Australia, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. As noted above, you can view, and amend, and delete your information during your visit to one of our offices or by contacting us as detailed below in the Contact Us section.
As a US company, most of our operations are conducted in the United States and to provide the Service, personal information will be processed in the United States. When your personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained or to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information.
If you have any questions or wish to lodge a complaint, you may do so by contacting us at the information in the Contact Us section below. If you submit a complaint, we will investigate your compliant and determine the steps that we will take to resolve it. We will contact you if we need any additional information from you and will notify of the outcome of the investigation.
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, we may choose various third-party websites (e.g., our service providers, partners, social media networks) to link to within the Site. We have no control over these linked sites, each of which has separate privacy and data collection practices independent from us. As such, we have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such websites.