What personal information do we collect?
Information collected voluntarily
To register for a ChinaGads account, you must provide us with your personal information, including your name, email address, and password.
Purchase Order Information
You are not required to have an account to place an order with us. You may place an order either through your account or through guest checkout, which provides an opportunity to create an account during checkout.
In order to place an order with ChinaGads, you must provide us with your name, shipping address, billing address, telephone number, and payment information, such as your credit card number, billing address, credit card expiration date, and credit card security code.
Information Stored on a Device
With your consent, we may access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or any other device (referred to collectively as a “Device”).
With your consent, which you provide when you install our mobile application, when you access and use our mobile application, we may collect information about the general location of a Device.
Information collected automatically
Why do we use your personal information?
We may use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including:
- Where necessary to provide you with access to our services, and the Site;
- Where necessary to provide you with interactive features on the Site;
- Where necessary to provide our services to you or for the performance of a contract;
- Where necessary to process and fulfill your orders and returns and exchanges;
- Where necessary to contact you if we have trouble processing your order;
- Where necessary to provide you with customer support and to respond to your requests, comments, questions, or concerns;
- Where necessary to send you information about your order, such as order updates;
- Where necessary to process and manage your subscriptions;
- Where necessary to fulfill your benefits that are associated with your use of our services, such as to award points through our EggPoint loyalty program;
- Where necessary to administer sweepstakes and contests that you have entered into;
- Where necessary to customize your settings;
- Where necessary to send you important notices, such as system notices and alerts, and changes to our terms and conditions, and policies;
- Where necessary to comply with applicable laws and legal obligations;
- Where necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on ChinaGads;
- Where necessary for our legitimate interest in preventing and detecting fraud, and maintaining security;
- Where necessary for our legitimate interests in enforcing our terms and conditions, and policies;
- Where necessary for our legitimate interests in analyzing and improving the effectiveness of the Site, and our products and services;
- Where you consent to ChinaGads sending you our newsletters, special promotions, and offers;
- Where you consent to ChinaGads sending you text alerts and/or email notifications;
- Where you consent to ChinaGads sending you push notifications on a Device; and
- Where you consent to ChinaGads sending you marketing communications, advertisements and other information relating to our products and services.
Cookies and Similar Technology
A cookie is a small text file that is generated by a site that is stored on a Device. When you access the Site, a number of cookies are used by ChinaGads and third parties. We may link data stored in cookies to the personal information you submitted while on the Site.
We may use Device Information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may store the information in log files or other types of files, which may be combined with other information that we have collected about you.
The Site and our emails and advertisements may contain web beacons. A web beacon is a small graphic image, such as a pixel or GIF, which is placed on a web page, email, or advertisement and is used to provide information on when and how you access and use the Site, and services. We may allow third-party companies to collect non-personal information when you visit the Site. These companies typically use a cookie or web beacon to collect this information in order to provide advertisements likely to be of interest to you.
Personalized Experience and Offers
Third-Party Services Cookies
Do Not Track Signals or Similar Mechanisms
Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that, when turned on, signals to websites the user visits that the user does not want to be tracked. At this time, the Site does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals or similar mechanisms.
Who do we share your information with and why?
We may share or disclose your personal information at your direction or request, or upon your consent, such as when you authorize a third-party application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a marketplace seller or other business.
We may also share your personal information between:
Third-Party sellers offer products for sale through ChinaGads’s Marketplace platform. We refer to these third parties as Marketplace Sellers. In order to best facilitate and complete Marketplace Seller Transactions, we may share some of your personal information with these third parties.
In order to process your credit card information to complete your purchase, we must share your personal and financial information with the merchant bank for authorization and approval. This process is protected by an enhanced security system. See the Security section below for more details on security measures and procedures.
In addition, we may employ third-party companies to perform functions on our behalf. These functions may include order fulfillment, package delivery, marketing assistance, postal and e-mail delivery, customer service, data analysis, and credit processing. The third parties we contract for these purposes have limited access to your personal information and may not use it for other purposes.
We may share your personal information we collect with all ChinaGads subsidiaries and affiliates.
As our business continues to evolve, we may acquire or sell business units or subsidiaries. Customer information is one of the business assets that would be transferred in these types of transactions. In such a situation, your personal information would only be used in a manner consistent with our pre-existing Privacy Notice and terms and conditions.
As Required by Law
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on ChinaGads.
Third-Party Companies for Marketing
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may collect, use, store, transfer, share, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
Collection and Use of Public Information
We may collect, use, store, transfer, share, and disclose your information that is publicly available, such as information you submit on social media platforms, or blogs for any purpose.
Testimonial/Feedback about our Services
The testimonial/feedback sections of the Site are for the purpose of sharing experiences and providing feedback about the Site. The testimonial/feedback sections are moderated to ensure accurate testimonial/feedback. Published testimonial/feedback are genuine and are not edited or altered by ChinaGads. ChinaGads reserves the right to post or remove any testimonial/feedback at its discretion.
By posting your testimonial/feedback, you give us permission to reprint or use the testimonial/feedback in connection with our business. You also are agreeing to the following: (1) The reprint or use of the testimonial/feedback will be at our discretion and without compensation; (2) We may use the testimonial/feedback with or without any pseudo (pen) name credit; (3) Our right to use the testimonial/feedback is perpetual and may be assigned by us; (4) We may use the testimonial/feedback locally, nationally or globally and such use may be made in any media, information or communication platform (including Internet advertising) currently in use or later developed; and (5) You and not someone else composed and posted the testimonial/feedback.
Please note that any information you include in a testimonial/feedback may be read, collected, and used by anyone.
Testimonial/Reviews about Products
The testimonial/reviews sections of the Site are for the purpose of sharing experiences and product reviews. The testimonial/reviews sections are moderated to ensure accurate testimonial/reviews. Published testimonial/reviews are genuine and are not edited or altered by ChinaGads. ChinaGads reserves the right to post or remove any testimonial/reviews at its discretion.
By posting your testimonial/reviews, you give us permission to reprint or use the testimonial/reviews in connection with our business. You also are agreeing to the following: (1) The reprint or use of the testimonial/reviews will be at our discretion and without compensation; (2) We may use the testimonial/reviews with or without any pseudo (pen) name credit; (3) Our right to use the testimonial/reviews is perpetual and may be assigned by us; (4) We may use the testimonial/reviews locally, nationally or globally and such use may be made in any media, information or communication platform (including Internet advertising) currently in use or later developed; and (5) You and not someone else composed and posted the testimonial/reviews.
Please note that any information you include in a testimonial/reviews may be read, collected, and used by anyone.
Posting Testimonial, and Blogs with Photos
We may allow you to post testimonial, and Blogs that include photos. We will not access your photos or camera until we obtain your consent and we will only use the photos that you have selected. You can manage your photos and camera settings at any time by changing the settings on your mobile device.
Social Media Platforms
We maintain presences on social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Any information you post on a social media platform is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. Please be aware that ChinaGads is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
How do we protect your information?
ChinaGads takes precautions to protect its customers’ information. When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected using SSL encryption software.
Access to all of our users’ information is restricted. ChinaGads operates in a secured and locked facility that requires all employees to check in and wear valid ID badges. Security cameras are positioned throughout the building in conjunction with multiple alarm systems. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personal information.
If you have any questions or concerns about ChinaGads’s security practices, you can get in touch with us through our contact form.
We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
To ensure that your user name and password remain confidential, DO NOT share this information with anyone.
ChinaGads does not sell products intended for purchase by children. Youth-oriented products are sold for purchase by adults only. If you are under the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, you may only use the Site in the presence of a consenting parent or guardian. We will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13. ChinaGads is committed to protecting the welfare and privacy of children.