Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
The Period Company Privacy Policy


Effective as of September 28, 2020.      


This “Privacy Policy” describes the privacy practices of The Period Company, and our subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “The Period Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) in connection with the https://www.period.co/ website, The Period Company mobile application, any other website or mobile application that we own or control and which posts or links to this Privacy Policy (the “Site”) as well as our retail stores and related services (together with the Sites, the “Service”), and the rights and choices available to individuals with respect to their information. 


Personal information we collect 

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. 


We collect Device Information using the following technologies: 

- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. 

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. 

- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. 


Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. 


When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. 


How do we use your personal information? 

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: 

- Communicate with you; 

- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and 

- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services. 


We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). 



Sharing you personal Information 

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. 


Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. 


Behavioural advertising 

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. 


You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: 

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads 

- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous 

- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads 


Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/. 


Do not track 

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. 


Notice to European Residents

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. 


Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. 


Notice to California Residents

Section effective as of: October 1, 2020


We are required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) to provide California residents an explanation of how we collect, use and share their Personal Information, and of the rights and choices we offer to California residents with respect to that Personal Information.  For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). 


Personal information that we collect, use and share.  

We do not sell personal information.  As we explain in this Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other tracking tools to analyze website traffic and facilitate advertising.  We also work with third party advertising and social media companies like Google and Facebook that collect your device data and online activity data from individuals who visit our website to help deliver interest-based ads to you, Please refer to the Interest-based advertising section above and our Cookie Policy for more information. 



Data retention 

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. 


Changes 

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. 


Your Choices

Like many companies online, we use services provided by Google, Facebook and others companies that use tracking technology.  Your choices for opting out of these companies’ use of your personal information for interest-based advertising include:


Blocking cookies in your browser.  

Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising.  To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings.  Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings.  For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org. 


Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings.  

Your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.


Using privacy plug-ins or browsers.  

You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.


Platform opt-outs.  

The following advertising partners offer opt-out features that let you opt-out of use of your information for interest-based advertising:


Google: https://adssettings.google.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/ads

Criteo: https://www.criteo.com/privacy/disable-criteo-services-on-internet-browsers/

Bounce Exchange: https://www.bouncex.com/privacy/your-ad-choices/


Advertising industry opt-out tools.  

Some of our business partners that collect information about users’ activities on or through the Sites or Apps may be members of organizations or programs that provide choices to individuals regarding the use of their browsing behavior or mobile application usage for purposes of targeted advertising. You can use the following opt-out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:


Digital Advertising Alliance:  http://optout.aboutads.info

Network Advertising Initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1


European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising on websites through members of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here, selecting the user’s country, and then clicking “Choices” (or similarly titled link).

Users of our Apps may opt out of receiving targeted advertising in mobile apps through participating members of the Digital Advertising Alliance by installing the AppChoices mobile app, available here, and selecting the user’s choices.


Please note that we also may work with companies that offer their own opt-out mechanisms and may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms that we linked above.


If you choose to opt-out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online but they may not be relevant to you.  Even if you do choose to opt out, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.


For more information about how we collect, use and share your information, see our Privacy Policy


Changes

Information about the cookies we use may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.


Contact us 

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at hello@period.co or by mail using the details provided below: 


The Period Company 

[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer] 

The Period Company, 6434 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90038, United States


Last modified September 28, 2020