What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature. We may also collect personal information from third parties. When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Do we use 'cookies'?" section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

We may collect your email address via cookies and pixels on the Website through the use of trusted third-party partners. These partners may combine your email information with other information they have access to such as mailing address so that we may serve relevant marketing offers to you via direct mail. If you do not want Public Rec to collect information about you, please contact us to opt out."

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: to personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested, to allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests, to quickly process your transactions, to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature. If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the "How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?" section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.

Do we use "cookies"?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregated data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.
Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term "outside parties" does not include our business. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We share personal data with third party marketing partners for commercial purposes. If you would like to opt-out of having your personal data shared with third parties, email us atprivacy@publicrec.com. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let us know by modifying your preferences in the "My Account" section. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production. To request deletion of all personal information Public Rec has, please email privacy@publicrec.com. Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

International shipping prepaid duties and taxes

The goods will be imported on behalf of the consignee/ebuyer. The consignee authorizes Public Rec to import the goods on his/her behalf. Further, the consignee/buyer agrees that Public Rec may delegate the obligation to import the goods on his behalf to a subcontractor (e.g. customs broker). The consignee will pay the taxes & duties in addition with the purchase price of the goods

Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on November 2, 2018.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy or any other issue.

Online policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.


Each statement of the terms and conditions required by these Terms must disclose that Company will send the Messages if any end user elects to receive marketing or promotional text messages, including such end user’s right to revoke her or his consent to receive such marketing or promotional text messages. For Company’s convenience, Public Rec provides the following sample terms and conditions disclosure, but strongly encourages Company to work with its own counsel to ensure these disclosures accurately represent Company’s practices:

o   If you elect to receive marketing and support text messages from us, either via our website or by sending a text message indicating your consent, you are providing (and signing) your prior express written consent to receive recurring marketing or promotional and support text messages from us (each, a “Text Message”) sent through an automatic telephone dialing system. These may include cart abandon messages. Message frequency varies. This service is optional, and your consent is not a condition for purchase. You can opt out of receiving any further Text Messages from this program at any time by replying “STOP” to any Text Message you receive from us. For help, reply “HELP” to any Text Message you receive from us or email support@publicrec.com. In addition to any fee of which you are notified, your mobile provider’s message and data rates may apply to our confirmation Text Message and all subsequent Text Message correspondence according to your individual rate plan provided by your wireless carrier. Please consult your mobile service carrier’s pricing plan to determine the charges for browsing data and sending and receiving Text Messages. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates be responsible for any Text messaging or wireless charges incurred by you or by a person that has access to your wireless device or telephone number. If your carrier does not permit Text messages, you may not receive the Text Messages. Neither we nor the wireless carriers (such as T-Mobile) will be liable for any delays in the receipt of, or failure to deliver, any Text Messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. Text Message services are provided on an “AS IS” basis. Data obtained from you in connection with any Text Message services may include your cell phone number, your provider’s name and the date, time and content of your text messages. We may use this information in accordance with our Privacy Policy to contact you and to provide the services you request from us. For more information on how we use telephone numbers, please read our Privacy Policy. 

Each privacy statement required by these Terms must describe that Company and third-party partners may use information collected via the Site(s) to send marketing and support messages including, with the end user’s consent, marketing and support text messages. For Company’s convenience, Public Rec provides the following sample privacy statement disclosure, but strongly encourages Company to work with its own counsel to ensure these disclosures accurately represent Company’s practices:

o   You may elect to receive text messages from us. When you sign up to receive text messages, we will send you information about promotional offers and more These messages may use information automatically collected based on your actions while on our sites and may prompt messaging such as cart abandon messages (IE Cookies).  To the extent you voluntarily opt to have Text notifications sent directly to your mobile phone, we receive and store the information you provide, including your telephone number or when you read a text message. You may opt out of receiving text messages at any time by texting “STOP” to our text messages. For more information about text messages, see our Terms and Conditions.

Information we collect

Information you provide to us

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, and telephone number
  • Commercial and Financial Information, including purchases, credit card or debit card number, and bank or other financial account number
  • Inferences, including inferences from other data

To the extent we process deidentified personal information, we will make no attempt to reidentify such data.

Information collected automatically

We automatically collect internet or other electronic information about you when you visit our website, such as IP address, browsing history and interactions with our website. We also collect geolocation data. This data may be collected using browser cookies and other unique personal identifiers.

Browser Cookies. We use cookies to create a better experience for you on our site. For example, cookies prevent you from having to login repeatedly, and they help us remember items you've added to your cart. We also use third-party cookies, which are cookies placed by third parties for advertising and analytics purposes. You can control these cookies through your browser settings.

Do Not Track. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. When we detect a Do Not Track signal, we place a U.S. Privacy String setting in your browser so that any third party who respects that signal will not track your activity on our website. We also respect the Global Privacy Control (GPC) signal, a user-enabled global privacy control that opts you out of the sale of personal information. GPC is supported by certain internet browsers or as a browser extension.

Information from other sources

We may collect personal information about you from third-party sources, including Social Networks.

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 Data Retention Period
Cookies and online data we collect while you use our website, including Online Identifiers, Internet Activity, Geolocation data We delete or anonymize data concerning your use of our website within 5 years of collecting it.
Data we collect in order to process and ship orders you place with us, including Bank or other financial account number, Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, Credit card or debit card number We 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 5 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 Internet Activity, Name, Email address, Inferences from other data We keep customer feedback and correspondence with our customer service for up to 2 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 Internet Activity, Email address Where 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 Online Identifiers, Name, Email address, Geolocation data, Purchases We retain review, survey, and feedback data for up to 5 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, Postal address We 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 Online Identifiers We retain security-related data as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations and to maintain and improve our information security measures.

How we share and disclose information

Information Disclosed for Business or Commercial Purposes in the Last 12 Months, and Categories of Parties Disclosed To

We may disclose the following personal information about you when you purchase products on our website:

Personal Information Disclosed Recipient (by Category)
Personal Identifiers Ad Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Service Providers, Business Partners, Payment Processors, Shipping Services, Customer Support Tools, Commerce Software Tools, Sales & Marketing Tools, and Business Operations Tool
Online Identifiers Ad Networks, Sales & Marketing Tools, Data Analytics Providers, Service Providers, Payment Processors, Shipping Services, Customer Support Tools, Commerce Software Tools, and Business Operations Tool
Internet Activity Ad Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Service Providers, Commerce Software Tools, and Sales & Marketing Tools
Commercial and Financial Information Ad Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Service Providers, Business Partners, Payment Processors, Shipping Services, Customer Support Tools, Commerce Software Tools, Sales & Marketing Tools, and Business Operations Tool
Geolocation Information Ad Networks, Data Analytics Providers, Service Providers, Shipping Services, and Sales & Marketing Tools

California Privacy Notice (CCPA)

This section provides additional information for California residents under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The terms used in this section have the same meaning as in the CCPA. This section does not apply to information that is not considered "personal information," such as anonymous, deidentified, or aggregated information, nor does it apply to publicly available information as defined in the CCPA.

Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

The personal information we collect is described above in Information we collect. The personal information we disclose for business or commercial purposes is described above in How we share and disclose information. The length of time for which we retain personal information is described above in How long we keep your data.

Business and Commercial Purposes for Collection

We collect personal information for the following business purposes:

  • Conducting Surveys
  • Creating Customer Profiles
  • Data Storage
  • Delivering Targeted Ads
  • Fulfilling Customer Orders
  • Internal Business Operations
  • Operating our Website or Mobile Apps
  • Organizing & Managing Data
  • Processing Payments
  • Providing Customer Support
  • Sending Promotional Communications
  • Tracking Purchases & Customer Data

We also "share" and "sell" (as defined in the CCPA) personal information for commercial purposes, including to advertise and market our products.

Information “Sharing” and “Selling”

We “share” certain personal information with third party ad networks for purposes of behavioral advertising, including: Commercial and Financial Information, Geolocation Information, Internet Activity, Online Identifiers, and Personal Identifiers. This allows us to show you ads that are more relevant to you.

We use third party data analytics providers and this may be considered a “sale” of information under the CCPA.

You may opt-out of these data practices here.

CCPA Rights

Your CCPA rights are described below. You can make a Request to Know or a Request to Delete under the CCPA by submitting a Privacy Request at the top of this page, or by clicking here.

Right to Know

You have the right to request to know the following about the personal information we have collected about you in the past 12 months:

  • the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you
  • the categories of sources from which we collect personal information about you
  • the business and commercial purposes for which we collect personal information
  • the categories of third parties with whom we share the information
  • the categories of personal information about you that we disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed that information for a business purpose

The information we would provide to you in response to a Request to Know Categories is contained in this Privacy Notice. To access the specific personal information we have about you, submit a Request to Know via the link above. If you make a Request to Know more than twice in a 12-month period, we may require you to pay a small fee for this service.

Right to Delete

You have the right to request that we delete any personal information about you that you have provided to us. We will permanently delete from our records any personal information that is not necessary for our business operations and direct our service providers to do the same.

We consider information to be necessary for our business operations if it is used to:

  • Complete an obligation to you that you have requested
  • Detect and resolve issues related to security or functionality
  • Comply with legal obligations
  • Enable solely internal uses

Right to Non-Discrimination

If you exercise your CCPA consumer rights:

  • We will not deny goods or services to you
  • We will not charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or penalties
  • We will not provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you

Right to Opt-Out

You have the right to opt-out of any selling and sharing of your personal information.

You may exercise your right to opt-out here.

Request Verification

Before we can respond to a Request to Know or Request to Delete, we will need to verify that you are the consumer who is the subject of the CCPA request. Verification is important for preventing fraudulent requests and identity theft. Requests to Opt-Out do not require verification.

Typically, identity verification will require you to confirm certain information about yourself based on information we have already collected. For example, we will ask you to verify that you have access to the email address we have on file for you. If we cannot verify your identity based on our records, we cannot fulfill your CCPA request.

For a request that seeks specific personal information, we ask that you sign a declaration stating that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request, as required by the CCPA.

In some cases, we may have no reasonable method by which we can verify a consumer's identity. For example:

  • If a consumer submits a request but we have not collected any personal information about that consumer, we cannot verify the request.
  • If the only data we have collected about a consumer is gathered through website cookies (i.e. the consumer visited our website but had no other interaction with us), we are unable to reasonably associate a requester with any data collected; therefore, we cannot verify the request.

Authorized Agent

A California resident's authorized agent may submit a Request to Know or a Request to Delete under the CCPA by emailing us at privacy@publicrec.com. Requests submitted by an authorized agent will still require verification of the person who is the subject of the request in accordance with the process described above. We will also ask for proof that the person who is the subject of the request authorized an agent to submit a privacy request on their behalf. An authorized agent that has power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code section 4121 to 4130 must submit proof of statutory power of attorney, but consumer verification is not required.

If you have trouble accessing this notice, please contact us at privacy@publicrec.com.

Contact Us

If you have any privacy-related questions, please send them to privacy@publicrec.com.

Virginia Privacy Notice (VCDPA)

This section provides additional information for Virginia residents under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). ​​The terms used in this section have the same meaning as in the VCDPA. This section does not apply to information that is not considered "personal data," such as deidentified or publicly available information as defined in the VCDPA.

Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

The personal data we collect is described above in Information we collect. The personal data we disclose to third parties and the categories of third parties to whom we disclose personal data is described above in How we share and disclose information. The length of time for which we retain personal information is described above in How long we keep your data.

Purposes for Processing

We process personal information for the following purposes:

  • Conducting Surveys
  • Creating Customer Profiles
  • Data Storage
  • Delivering Targeted Ads
  • Fulfilling Customer Orders
  • Internal Business Operations
  • Operating our Website or Mobile Apps
  • Organizing & Managing Data
  • Processing Payments
  • Providing Customer Support
  • Sending Promotional Communications
  • Tracking Purchases & Customer Data

Data “Selling” and Targeted Advertising

We process personal data for purposes of targeted advertising (as defined in the VCDPA), including online identifiers and internet activity. This allows us to show you ads that are more relevant to you.

You may opt-out of these data practices here.

Profiling

The VCDPA gives consumers the right to opt out of automated profiling that produces legal or similarly significant effects, such as approval for a loan, employment, or insurance.

We do not profile consumers in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects.

VCDPA Rights

Your VCDPA rights are described below. You can make a Privacy Request by clicking the link at the top of this page, or by clicking here.

Right to Access

You have the right to confirm whether we are processing personal data about you and to access such data. Where processing is carried out by automated means, you have a right to receive a copy of your personal data in a portable and readily usable format that allows you to transmit your data to another controller.

If you make a Request to Know more than twice in a 12-month period, we may require you to pay a small fee for this service.

Right to Delete

You have the right to request that we delete any personal data provided by or obtained about you. We will permanently delete any such personal data from our records and direct our processors to do the same. However, we may retain your personal data if it is necessary for certain purposes, including the following:

  • To comply with legal obligations
  • To comply with an official investigation or cooperate with law-enforcement agencies
  • To establish or defend legal claims
  • To complete an obligation to you that you have requested
  • To respond to security incidents, fraud, harassment, and other similar activity
  • To identify and repair technical errors
  • To conduct internal research to develop, improve, and repair our products and services
  • For internal operations that are reasonably aligned with your expectations

Any personal data retained for these purposes will not be processed for other purposes.

Right to Non-Discrimination

If you exercise your VCDPA consumer rights:

  • We will not deny goods or services to you
  • We will not charge you different prices or rates for goods or services
  • We will not provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you

However, we may offer a different price, rate, level, quality, or selection of products or services if your personal data is required in order to provide those products or services and you have exercised your right to opt out, or the offer is related to a voluntary loyalty or rewards program.

Right to Opt-Out

You have the right to opt-out of any selling of your personal data, processing of your personal data for purposes of targeted advertising, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects for you.

You may exercise your right to opt-out here.

Right to Correct

You have the right to correct inaccuracies in your personal data, taking into account the nature of the data and our purposes for processing it.

Right to Appeal

If we decline to take action in response to any of your privacy requests, you have the right to appeal that decision within a reasonable amount of time.

If you believe your rights have been violated and you are not able to resolve the issue directly with us, you may file a complaint with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

Notice of Financial Incentive

Consumers who sign up for our marketing emails receive a 10% discount on their first purchase. A consumer provides their email address and consents to receive emails in exchange for a discount provided via coupon code. To opt in, a consumer must enter their email address into the form and submit it. A consumer may unsubscribe from our marketing emails by using the unsubscribe link in the email footer at any time. We calculate the value of the offer and financial incentive by using the expense related to the offer.

EEA/UK Privacy Notice (GDPR)

This section provides additional information for people in the European Economic Area (EEA) or United Kingdom (UK). ​​The terms used in this section have the same meaning as in the General Data Protection Regulation and the UK Data Protection Act (GDPR). The term “personal information” as used in this notice has the same meaning as “personal data” in the GDPR.

Collection and Disclosure of Personal Data

The personal data we collect is described above in Information we collect. The personal data we disclose for business or commercial purposes is described above in How we share and disclose information. The length of time for which we retain personal data is described above in How long we keep your data.

We may disclose your personal information to the following third party controllers for business purposes: Tiktok Ads, Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Global-E, Shopify, Omnipanel, Pepperjam, PayPal - Pay with PayPal, Venmo, Pay Later, Snapchat Ads, Rockerbox. To understand how these parties handle your data, please refer to their respective privacy policies.

Lawful Bases and Legitimate Interests

We process personal data on the following lawful bases:

  • Complying with legal obligations
  • Fulfilling contracts
  • Consent
  • Legitimate interests

Where we process personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests, we pursue the following interests: Conducting Surveys, Data Storage, Fulfilling Customer Orders, Internal Business Operations, Organizing & Managing Data, Providing Customer Support, Sending Promotional Communications, Creating Customer Profiles, Delivering Targeted Ads, Operating our Website or Mobile Apps, Processing Payments, and Tracking Purchases & Customer Data.

International Data Transfers

We may send the personal data of individuals in the EEA/UK to third countries, including the United States, where it may be stored or processed, for example on our service providers’ cloud servers. When we transfer personal data, we rely either on Adequacy Decisions as adopted by the European Commission (EC) on the basis of Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) issued by the EC or International Data Transfer Agreements (IDTAs) approved by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. Data protection authorities have determined that the SCCs and IDTAs provide sufficient safeguards to protect personal data transferred outside the EEA/UK. You may read more about the SCCs and IDTAs at the following links:

Privacy Rights

Individuals in the EEA/UK have the following rights regarding their personal data. You can exercise your rights using the request form at the top of this page, or by clicking here. Once you submit a request, we will verify your identity and process your request in most cases within 30 days.

Right to access. You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

Right of portability. You have the right to ask us to transfer your data to another party.

Right to rectification. You have the right to request that we rectify any incorrect information we have about you.

Right of erasure. You have the right to request that we erase (delete) any personal information we hold about you.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For more information, you can visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website at https://ico.org.uk/, or see a list of EU Data Protection Authorities at https://www.gdprregister.eu/gdpr/dpa-gdpr/.

Inquiries

Controller contact information

Public Rec

privacy@publicrec.com