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Privacy Policy

Watch Gang Inc. (“Watch Gang”, “we” or “us”), developer and the operator of watchgang.com and watchtext.com, which includes an online retail store (collectively the “Sites”), is committed to preserving the privacy of those who visit the Sites. This document will outline how we gather and utilize various sources of information obtained during your visit to the Sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on the Sites and is made a part of and incorporated into the Terms of Use, and the WATCH GANG™ ROLEX® MEMBER GIVEAWAY Official Rules and WATCH GANG™ TAG HEUER® MEMBER GIVEAWAY Official Rules.

This Privacy Policy communicates how, when, and why we gather information about our customers and what we do with such information. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO OTHER WEBSITES TO WHICH WE LINK. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES SIGNIFIES YOUR ASSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THESE SITES.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

Personal Information. If you create an account on the Sites, subscribe on the Sites to become a Member, as defined in the Terms of Use, and/or place an order through watchgang.com or watchtext.com, whether a one-time purchase or the purchasing of a recurring Membership Plan, as defined in the Terms of Use, we will ask you for your name, e-mail address, shipping address, telephone number and credit card information or certain other personally identifiable information about yourself ("Personal Information"). We use this information to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. All archived credit card information is maintained in a secure and safe environment. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are used to contact you regarding your order. In addition, when you respond to a contest, survey, questionnaire, sweepstakes or other promotional feature, we may ask you for your name, address and email address or other Personal Information. We do not collect any Personal Information about you unless it is voluntarily provided by you. Watch Gang will never sell, rent or share your Personal Information, with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, duration and frequency of visits, and other data, and may aggregate any information collected in a manner which does not identify any individual ("Aggregate Information"). Aggregate Information and Personal Information obtained in connection with the Sites may be intermingled with and used by us in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Sites, including both offline and online sources.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Disclosure. We will not share or disclose your information to anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Publication of Winners. A Member of Watch Gang who wins a Grand Prize in the WATCH GANG™ ROLEX® MEMBER GIVEAWAY, WATCH GANG™ TAG HEUER® MEMBER GIVEAWAY, or any other prize from Watch Gang, pursuant to the Official Rules and Terms of Use, which are incorporated herein by reference, is subject to public acknowledgement of receipt such prize or Grand Prize. You agree that if you win any prize or a Grand Prize, Watch Gang may publicly tag you in posts on social media applications, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, whereby Watch Gang announces you, personally and by name, as the winner of the prize or Grand Prize. Upon receipt of the prize or Grand Prize, you agree to post a photo of the package and its' contents to Facebook and/or Instagram and tag Watch Gang.

ENHANCED AND PERSONALIZED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

We use Personal Information in order to give you a more enjoyable convenient shopping experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your Personal Information to support and enhance your use of the Sites, and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Sites. We may also track your past purchases to provide you with a personalized profile of your shopping history. In addition, we may notify you about new services or special promotional programs, or send you offers or information. Third parties may be permitted to access your Personal Information, but only in connection with their performance of services to maintain and operate the Sites, and certain features on the Sites, unless as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy or agreed to by you. For example, we may use third parties to host the Sites, operate various features available on the Sites, send emails, analyze data, provide search results and links, and assist in fulfilling your orders.

AFFILIATES; CONSULTANTS; THIRD PARTIES

Unless you specifically consent to the disclosure of your Personal Information, only we, our affiliates, technical consultants, third party auditors, payment processors, delivery services, warehousing services, and other third parties who develop, maintain, service, or otherwise operate the Sites (collectively, “Affiliates”), shall have access to your Personal Information. Such Affiliates are bound by this Privacy Policy.


LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS

Watch Gang reserves the right to and may disclose Personal Information about you in response to (a) requests from local, state or federal law enforcement officials; (b) any judicial, administrative or similar proceeding or order, such as subpoena; (c) if required by law; or (d) to investigate suspected fraud, harassment, physical threats, or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Sites’ Term of Use, rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which is alleged to be improper.

CHANGE OF CONTROL

We reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information and other information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control. In such a circumstance the transferee would be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

SWEEPSTAKES

If you register to become a Member with Watch Gang, make a purchase on watchtext.com, or otherwise submit your email address to be added to a mailing list or Sweepstakes or other promotion, we will use the email address for the sole purpose of sending you announcements, special offers from Watch Gang and its promotional partners. Each email we send will contain information on how to unsubscribe from our mailing list. You can also unsubscribe by sending an email to hello@watchgang.com.

REFERRALS

If you elect to use our referral services for informing a friend about our Sites we ask you for the friend's name and email address. Watch Gang will automatically send the friend an initial email inviting them to visit or transact with the Sites. Watch Gang may also send additional emails reminding your friend that you referred them. Additionally, you may send additional "Nudges" to your friend to remind them to subscribe at the Sites. Watch Gang stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these referral emails and tracking the success of our referral program. Watch Gang will not otherwise use, sell, or distribute such email addresses for any other person without consent of the friend that owns the email address. Such friend may contact Watch Gang at hello@watchgang.com to request the removal of this information from our database and to stop receiving Nudges.

USE OF COOKIES

Our Sites may pass a "cookie" (a string of information that is sent by a web site to be resident on your system's hard drive, and/or temporarily in your computer's memory blocks). The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a particular page. The Sites may use cookies in on-line catalogs to keep track of your status and contents of your shopping cart, the sites may use cookies to determine when purchases are not complete and send communication (email or sms) reminders. Cookies are also used to retain customer information which allow you access to password-protected areas of the Sites. You may set your browser to decline cookies. If you do so, however, you may not be able to fully experience some interactive features of the Sites.

PIXEL TAGS OR BEACONS

In addition to cookies, we also collect Aggregate Information through the use of "tracking pixels," also known as "beacons." A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel. We use tracking pixels to tell when an advertisement has been clicked on or otherwise interacted with, and use that information to judge which advertisements are more appealing to users. In some cases, we use third party service providers to help us collect and analyze this information. You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We are committed to protecting your Personal Information and Aggregate Information. However, Watch Gang is not liable for disclosures of your Personal Information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. We have undertaken commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized Internet access to visitor data retained in our servers, however, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, Watch Gang cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, and you do so at your own risk. Users of the Sites accept all risks associated with any data transmission, including the risk that their Personal Information may be intercepted in transit. The Site encrypts your credit card number and other Personal Information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your computer or device to our servers. Only those Watch Gang employees and third parties who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access.

ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES

If you register or otherwise create an account on the Sites, or are a Member, as defined in the Terms of Use, you may access and update your registration information, Personal Information, and your preferences to receive email or other communications from us by sending an email to hello@watchgang.com. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request. While we make efforts to accommodate requests to restrict our use of your information, we reserve the right to delete all or any portion of customer information if we are not able to reasonably accommodate a requested restriction.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY AND PARENTAL CONTROLS

These Sites and the App are not intended for persons under the age of 13, and we have no intention of collecting or soliciting Personal Information from persons under the age of 13. If you are not 13 or older, you are not authorized to use the Sites or the App. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that you can use to prevent your children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors. If a child under age 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Sites may contain links to other websites, including our affiliated or co-branded websites. Other websites may also reference or link to our Site. These "other" domains (websites) are not controlled by Watch Gang. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Sites to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. Visiting these other web sites is done at your own risk.

SITES, APP, AND STORE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Use of these Sites is governed by, and subject to, the legal notices contained in our Terms of Use, which are incorporated herein by reference. Your use, or access, of the Sites constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITES.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites so you will know what information we gather, how we might use that information and how it may be disclosed, if at all. Your continued use of the Sites constitutes your agreement to the Privacy Policy as posted. Please check this page periodically for changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make any change to this Privacy Policy that we in our sole discretion deem material, we will notify you in a manner we deem appropriate.

THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

For any individuals using the Sites that reside in the European Union, your privacy and access rights are different than the rest of the world and are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). If you reside in the European Union, you may choose to not consent to Watch Gang’s use of your Personal Information, including name, address, contact information, and billing information. You may also opt out of use of cookies on your computer through our Sites. You also have the option to require us to delete all of your Personal Information upon request. Watch Gang encrypts your Personal Information both internally and when it is transmitted. Watch Gang collects your data through its Affiliates when you visit the Sites. Watch Gang stores your Personal Information on its local encrypted network. The data is used to understand your preferences in shopping on our Sites. Your Personal Information is not sold to any third party without your express consent. As detailed in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy, unless you specifically consent to the disclosure of your Personal Information, only we and our Affiliates shall have access to your Personal Information. Your use of the Sites constitutes your affirmative acceptance to Watch Gang’s use, collection of, storage, and submission of your Personal Information. Furthermore, your use of the Sites constitutes your acknowledgement and agreement that Watch Gang’s use, collection of, storage, and submission of your Personal Information is reasonable and necessary. To opt out of the items identified in this section, please contact us.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Watch Gang Privacy Policy please contact us at: hello@watchgang.com.

SMS AND AUTO DIALED CALLS

By filling out a Watch Gang or Watch Text profile, you expressly request to receive information via telephone call, email and text/SMS message (including through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or artificial/prerecorded voice, SMS or MMS (text) messages, even if your telephone number(s) is/are currently listed on any state, federal or corporate Do Not Call list). Consent is not a requirement to *purchase goods Watch Gang offers*. Standard text message rates and cellular data charges apply. You may opt-out by replying “stop” to any message you receive.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

By filling out a Watch Gang or Watch Text profile, *including filling out any personal information*, you opt in to Watch Gang occasionally sending you newsletters and emails regarding special offers, promotions, features and/or product updates as well as general marketing emails. We may also communicate with you on behalf of third parties about special offers, promotions, features and/or product updates we think may be of interest to you, or you may have opted-in to receive newsletters or special promotions from one of our trusted third party providers. If you decide you do not wish to receive these communications, you may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link or by following the instructions included in the communication. *Note, however, that as a user of our Services* you cannot opt-out of some administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to the Services, such as billing, *subscription,* or service notifications. You may also opt-out of certain targeted advertising by emailing hello@watchgang.com.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 24, 2018.

We collect the personal information you provide to us when you purchase products on our website. The categories of information we may collect include:

  • Personal Identifiers, including name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and online Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Commercial Information, including purchases
  • Financial Information, including credit or debit card number and account security or access credentials

We collect the personal information you provide to us when you become a Member. The categories of information we may collect include:

  • Personal Identifiers, including name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and online Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Commercial Information, including purchases
  • Financial Information, including account security or access credentials

We collect the personal information you provide to us when you visit and browse our website. The categories of information we may collect include:

  • Personal Identifiers, including name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and online Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Commercial Information, including purchases

Information from other sources

We may collect personal information about you from third-party sources, including Data Brokers.

How long we keep your data

We do not retain data for any longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this Policy.

We generally retain data according to the guidelines below.

Type of DataRetention Period
Cookies and online data we collect while you use our website, including Online Identifiers, Internet ActivityWe delete or anonymize data concerning your use of our website within 15 years of collecting it.
Data we collect in order to process and ship orders you place with us, including Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, Purchases, Credit or debit card numberWe keep personal information related to products and services you purchase for as long as the personal data is required for us to fulfill our contract with you, and for 15 years from your last purchase with us. We may keep data beyond this period in anonymized form.
Data we collect when you contact us for customer support and other inquiries, including Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, Online Identifiers, Internet Activity, PurchasesWe keep customer feedback and correspondence with our customer service for up to 15 years to help us respond to any questions or complaints. We may keep data beyond this period in anonymized form.
Data we collect when you sign up for promotional and marketing communications, including Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, Online Identifiers, Internet Activity, PurchasesWhere you have signed up to receive promotional and marketing communications from us, we will retain any data collected until you opt out or request its deletion. We may keep data beyond this period in anonymized form. We will further retain a record of any opt-outs in order to prevent sending you future communications.
Data we collect when you review our products, answer surveys, or send feedback, including Name, Email address, Online IdentifiersWe retain review, survey, and feedback data for up to 15 years following your last contact with us. We may keep data beyond this period in anonymized form to help improve our products and services.
Data we collect in connection with privacy requests, including Name, Email address, Online IdentifiersWe retain records related to privacy requests for a minimum of 24 months following the completion of the request.
Data we collect for security purposes, including Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, Online Identifiers, Internet Activity, Purchases, Credit or debit card numberWe retain security-related data as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations and to maintain and improve our information security measures.

Why we process your information

We process personal information for the following business and commercial purposes:

  • Checking Job Applicant and Employee Backgrounds
  • Creating Customer Profiles
  • Data Storage
  • Delivering Targeted Ads
  • Fulfilling Customer Orders
  • Improving our Products & Services
  • Internal Business Operations
  • Marketing Our Products & Services
  • Meeting Compliance & Legal Requirements
  • Operating Our Website or Mobile Apps
  • Organizing & Managing Data
  • Preventing Fraud
  • Processing Payments
  • Providing Customer Support
  • Sending Promotional Communications
  • Tracking Purchases & Customer Data

We may disclose personal information about you for business and commercial purposes when you purchase products on our website:

Personal Information CategoryCategories of Service ProvidersCategories of Third Parties
Personal IdentifiersBusiness Operations Tool, Commerce Software Tools, Data Analytics Providers, Governance, Risk & Compliance Software, IT Infrastructure Services, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Internet ActivityIT Infrastructure Services, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Commercial InformationCommerce Software Tools, Data Analytics Providers, IT Infrastructure Services, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Financial InformationCommerce Software Tools, Payment Processors, and Sales & Marketing ToolsPayment Processors

We may disclose personal information about you for business and commercial purposes when you become a Member:

Personal Information CategoryCategories of Service ProvidersCategories of Third Parties
Personal IdentifiersBusiness Operations Tool, Commerce Software Tools, Data Analytics Providers, Governance, Risk & Compliance Software, IT Infrastructure Services, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Internet ActivityData Analytics Providers, IT Infrastructure Services, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Commercial InformationData Analytics Providers, IT Infrastructure Services, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks and Data Analytics Providers
Financial InformationCommerce Software Tools and Sales & Marketing ToolsNone

We may disclose personal information about you for business and commercial purposes when you visit and browse our website:

Personal Information CategoryCategories of Service ProvidersCategories of Third Parties
Personal IdentifiersBusiness Operations Tool, Commerce Software Tools, Data Analytics Providers, Governance, Risk & Compliance Software, IT Infrastructure Services, and Sales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Internet ActivitySales & Marketing ToolsAd Networks, Data Analytics Providers, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Commercial InformationNoneAd Networks and Data Analytics Providers