Privacy Policy

Effective Date of this Online Privacy Policy
This Online Privacy Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of, April 8, 2013.

Scope of This Online Privacy Policy
Thank you for visiting The Snip-its Corporation website. Your privacy is important to us. This Online Privacy Policy describes how The Snip-its Corporation (“Snip-its,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) protects your privacy when you use the websites or pages that display this Online Privacy Policy, including without limitation, our website located at www.snipits.com (referred to as the “Site”).

This Online Privacy Policy applies only to personal information collected through the Site. As used in this Online Privacy Policy, the term “Personal Information” means information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us.

Your Consent to This Online Privacy Policy
By using a Site that displays this Online Privacy Policy, you are agreeing to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Online Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Online Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use the Site.

What Personal Information Do We Collect through the Site?

Information You Volunteer
We collect the Personal Information you knowingly and voluntarily provide (about yourself and others) when you use the Site, for example, the information you provide on the Site for us to contact you, such as your name, address, phone number and email address.

Information Provided by Others
We may periodically supplement the information you give us with information from third parties, including our franchisees and data brokers. For example, we may supplement your profile with demographic and preference information that is supplied to us for each zip code in our database. By supplementing your profile, we are better able to provide product recommendations and offers that will be of interest to you.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed a Site, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, and the date and time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. We may use this non-personal information primarily to help us improve the Site. However, if you access a Site by clicking on a link in an email we have sent you, we may link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you personally. In addition, we may review our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we might share our server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Information Collected Using “Cookies” and Other Web Technologies
We use “cookies” and similar technologies to collect information and manage the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer to identify your computer and browser. We may also use web beacons (an electronic file placed on a website that monitors usage). Each time you visit a particular Site, our web server will recognize you by “searching” the information contained in these cookies. This permits us to offer you a personalized experience when you use the Site and to improve the quality of the Site. These cookies do not identify you personally. If, however, you access a Site by clicking on a link in an email we have sent you, we may link the information collected by our cookies to information that identifies you personally.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
If you sign up to receive information, become a customer of Snip-its, and/or enroll and participate in any program offered by Snip-its, we will use the personal information you have provided to deliver information to you, and for other communications from Snip-its or franchised businesses. Any information that we collect from you may also be used to fulfill any requests or orders from you and/or to administer any programs offered.

With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
All Personal Information collected on or through the Site will be owned by Snip-its. We do not share your Personal Information with any third parties, except in the following circumstances:

Our Affiliates
The Snip-its family of businesses consist of Snip-its and its affiliate, The Snip-its Franchise Company, LLC, and any other businesses that may now or in the future be formed in connection with the Snip-its brand and chain of hair salon businesses. We share Personal Information with our affiliates for use in accordance with the Online Privacy Policy.

Service Providers
We may share Personal Information collected through the Site with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf; for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as credit card processing services, data storage services, and web hosting services), or that help us market our products and services or process your requests. We only provide these third parties with the information necessary or helpful for them to provide these services on our behalf. These third parties are required to use the Personal Information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf, to use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved, and to treat your Personal Information as strictly confidential.

Franchisees
Our franchisees own and operate many franchised Snip-its businesses. We do not currently share the information we collect through the Site with our franchisees, except to provide the products, services or information you request, or to respond to a question or concern about service.

Protection of Our Websites and Others
We may disclose the Personal Information we collect through the Site when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce the terms of use or other agreements that govern your use of the Site; to protect the rights, property or safety of Snip-its, our users or others; or to protect your vital interests.

Business Transfers
Information submitted to the Site is an asset of Snip-its and/or its affiliates and will become part of our normal business records. Your Personal Information may be transferred to another company (either an affiliate or an unrelated third party) that has acquired the stock or assets of Snip-its, or its affiliates; for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your Personal Information will be subject to this Online Privacy Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us. In other words, the acquiring company will “step into our shoes” and use your Personal Information only as we would have been permitted to do under this Online Privacy Policy.

Your Choices/Changing Your Information
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your Personal Information. We generally ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the page where you provide your Personal Information. You may update your choices, or modify any of your Personal Information, by emailing us at: customersupport@snipits.com. If you ask us to correct, update, delete your Personal Information, or to stop sending messages to you, you must give us enough information so that we can locate you in our databases and you understand it may take several days (or longer) for Snip-its to process your request. We will be able to discontinue sending you e-mail messages, and in some cases will also be able to honor requests to delete information, but you should be aware that there may be circumstances under which we are not able to delete from our (or others’) system all of the Personal Information you have supplied.

Links to Other Site Operated by Third Parties
Our Site may have links to third party websites that we do not control. This Online Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Information collected on and through our Site. It does not apply to Personal Information collected on third-party websites. If you access other websites through a link on this Site, please take a few minutes to review the terms of use and privacy statement posted on each website you visit.

Children’s Privacy
Although the hair salons we and our franchisees operate are primarily directed towards providing services to children, our Site is not directed at nor targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not use the Site to knowingly solicit Personal Information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any Personal Information. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided Personal Information to the Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases. Parents and legal guardians may provide user content on behalf of their children under 13 and may permit their child under 13 to view the Site if actively supervised by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

Processing in the United States
Please be aware that your Personal Information may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using the Site, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?
We are very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We employ reasonable administrative, physical and technological measures to protect your information from unauthorized access. Unfortunately, no web site, server or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you provide on or through the Site and that your Personal Information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

Questions Concerning Our Online Privacy Practices
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Online Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please send an email to: customersupport@snipits.com, write to us at 6409 City West Parkway, Suite 205-A, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344, or call us at: (877) SNIP-ITS.

This Online Privacy Policy May Change
We reserve the right to update or modify this Online Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Online Privacy Policy on the Site. The changes will only apply to the Personal Information we collect after we have posted the revised Online Privacy Policy on our Site. Your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that all Personal Information collected from or about you through the Site after the revised Online Privacy Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Online Privacy Policy.

You may access the current version of this Online Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” on each page of the Site.