Effective October 1, 2014
What We Collect
We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you sign up for contests, promotions, and mailing lists; and when you email, call, or otherwise communicate with us. That information includes, but is not limited to name, address, phone number, and email address. You can opt out of being on the Taos database at any time by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We may also automatically collect information about you when you access or use the website, including:
- Log Information: We obtain information about your use of our website, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our content pages.
- Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our website, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List Of Cookies We Collect section.
Use Of Information
We may use the information we collect about you for a variety of purposes, such as:
- Provide and deliver updates, security alerts, recall notices and support and administrative messages;
- Provide, maintain, and improve the website;
- Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities;
- Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
- Communicate with you about Taos products, services, offers, promotions, news, upcoming events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities;
- Personalize the website experience and provide advertisements, content, or features that are targeted toward your interests; and
- Process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and prizes.
Taos takes reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Whenever you supply information to us there will be an Opt Out choice and you can always go back to the application and choose to Opt Out at a later date. We will then remove you from all databases.
Other Things To Note
Taos' website and this Policy are governed by and are construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, excluding in both instances conflict of laws principles. Note that if you reside outside the United States of America and use Taos' website the applicable privacy laws are those of the State of California and the United States of America, not those of the country and jurisdiction where you reside.
Taos is not responsible in any way for the consequences of inaccurate, incorrect, interrupted, defective or untimely transmission or transcription of information submitted by you to Taos. We are also not responsible for any technical malfunctions, computer hardware and software errors, computer viruses and glitches, Internet or wireless service inaccessibility, or any other technical, electronic, transmission, computer error, or similar error or malfunction.
Changes To This Policy
Taos may change this Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the Effective Date above and, in some cases we may provide you with more prominent notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Policy to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy or about our privacy practices, please call our customer service representatives at 1-844-363-8267(TAOS) (US and Canada) or 1-310-324-6200 (outside the US and Canada) or send an email message to email@example.com. You may also direct your privacy-related comments or questions to the following address:
Attention: eCommerce Department
2660 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|