Privacy Policy

We are strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site(shargeek.com), how we may use that information and whether we disclose it to anyone. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying online experience while allowing you to purchase products online knowing that your information is secure and not passed on to any third parties.

This privacy policy applies to:

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, phone number and email address.

Email/SMS marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails/SMS about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at info@shargeek.com.

Each email/SMS we send has the option to unsubscribe from future marketing promotions.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with an online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

PAYMENT:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement.

We do not store or have access to your credit card details. shargeek.com owned websites are powered by Shopify,certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. More information can be found here.

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies concerning the information we are required to provide for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

LINKS:
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

We want to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, so below is a list of third-party platforms we use with a short explanation of why we use them and their associated Privacy Policies:

Shopify - This is the host platform that we use for shargeek.com websites, which means that it is the primary source for transactions made. Shopify is a certified Level 1 PCI DSS-compliant platform. Shopify’s Privacy Policy

Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to better understand audience behavior on our websites and to help us improve the user experience. We do not use personally identifiable data through this service. Google Analytics Privacy Policy

Google Ads - We utilize Google Ads and other similar Google services for advertising purposes, which includes remarketing through the use of cookies (see Section 7 of this policy for more information on how we use cookies). Visit Google’s Privacy Policy for a full understanding of the data shared by Google with advertisers.

Facebook - We utilize Facebook for advertising purposes, which includes remarketing through the use of cookies (see Section 7 for more information on how we use cookies). We do not use personally identifiable data through this service. Facebook Privacy Policy.

TikTok - We utilize TikTok for advertising purposes, which includes remarketing through the use of cookies (see Section 7 for more information on how we use cookies). We do not use personally identifiable data through this service. TikTok Privacy Policy

PayPal - Used to process PayPal transactions when checking out on shargeek.com websites. PayPal has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification. PayPal Privacy Policy

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

If you have an account with us, we encourage you to regularly update your password.

SECTION 7 - Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about the Device, such as user settings, browsing history, and activities conducted while using the Services.

Our Services use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies, which are required for the operation of the Services. Without them, for example, you would not be able to use your Account.
Analytical/performance cookies, which allow shargeek.com to recognize and count the number of visitors, learn how visitors navigate the Services, and improve the Services.

Functionality cookies, which shargeek.com uses to recognize you when you return to the Services.

SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied personally identifiable payment information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. After a transaction, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

SECTION 9 - QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@shargeek.com