What Information Is Being Collected
We may gather information on how visitors use our website. When you visit our website, we may track your Internet domain address, but you will remain anonymous unless you chose to tell us who you are.
Our website may offer you an opportunity to register with us, and at times registration might be required before certain site features can be utilized. In addition, private information will be collected when you make a purchase, request a catalogue, request to receive communications, participate in promotions, etc. Our forms will gather your contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address), demographic information (such as your country, gender, age etc.), and when necessary it will ask for billing information (such as credit card information). We will use aggregated for research, marketing/promotional, industry reporting purposes, and for improving our services. We may combine that information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources. By visiting our website, you affirmatively consent to our collection and use of your data.
Use of the Collected Information
We may use the collected information to improve your communications and shopping experience by customizing it to your personal preferences. This information will help us to better serve you in providing customer support. In addition we will use it to administer contests, promotions, surveys and other website features and for other promotional purposes.
Sharing the Collected Information
We do not share your information with any third parties apart from those acting as our agents in providing services to you.
We will disclose information when required by law, in response to a court order, upon governmental request, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation.
We may share information that is not personally identifiable with others. This information may include demographic data, but will not include personal information such as names or addresses.
Data Collection from ChildrenThe Akademiks website is not directed at and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Nobody under the age of 13 should provide personal information on this Web site.
Akademiks is committed to the security of the collected information. We use the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. SSL encryption is a method by which information is encrypted while being transmitted over the Internet. To check the security of your connection, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser), then SSL is active. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the Site address should change from "http" to "https." Some versions of browsers and some firewalls don't permit communication through secure servers. In that case, you won't be able to connect to the server and therefore won't be able to place an order through an insecure connection. While no method is completely impenetrable, our SSL is verified by Thawte, the industry security leader. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your personally identifiable information, we along with our third party provider(s) cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Unsubscribing, Removing or Modifying Your Information
If you would like to unsubscribe from our electronic mailing list, simply click on the unsubscribe line at the bottom of the email received from us and follow the instructions.
If you would like your name and address removed from our direct mailing list or if you would like to update your mailing information, you can contact the Akademiks Director of Marketing at 212-563-4999.