Privacy Policy

GCL International, Inc. d/b/a Hair Shots (“Hair Shots”) cares about the privacy of our visitors. Our goal is to provide a positive shopping experience.

General Browsing
Hair Shots collects technical and navigational information when our visitors shop the hairshots.com website. This information allows the Hair Shots team to see which areas are most visited and to create a better understanding of the needs of our shoppers. This information also helps us improve the quality of your online shopping experiences by recognizing and delivering more of the features, services and products from previous visits by other shoppers. During the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (i.e., domain type, browser version, service provider and IP address) may be collected.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect several different types of information for the primary reason of providing and improving our Service to you. The types of data we collect includes: Personal Data and Usage Data.

While using our Service, we may collect your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To create an account and/or during the checkout process to fulfill an order
  • To collect certain passive information about your site visit through the use of cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies

We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to first name and last name, email address, phone number, and address, state, province, ZIP/Postal code, city.

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with order details, statuses, or issues, as well as marketing communications such as newsletters, promotions and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We will only use the collected data for the purposes described where it is collected, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of Hair Shots unless:

  • You expressly authorize us to do so.
  • It is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us.
  • In order to provide our services to you (and contacting you when necessary).
  • Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
  • Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Hair Shots or the merger of Hair Shots into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Hair Shots is not the survivor.
  • It is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection.
  • Otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.

We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of our web site and its features, including but not limited to: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking emails; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site and its features. We may also track your past purchases to provide you with a personalized profile of your purchase history. The personal information you provide to us will also be added to our databases and used for future communications regarding new product offerings or other special promotions.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Hair Shots aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

Privacy Policy for Minors
We are committed to preserving online privacy for all of the visitors to our web site, including children. Our web site is a general audience web site, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 or provide services to children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are short strings of text sent by your web browser by a site you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser that allows the site or third-party services to recognize you on your next visit. The only personally identifiable information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.

This site uses session cookies to track user traffic patterns, provide analytics, and enable advertisement delivery. This allows us to determine the usefulness of our web site information to visitors and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping visitors reach that information. This site also uses third-party cookies to obtain statistical data about your browsing methods and to deliver advertisements.

Please note that cookies cannot read data on your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, by not accepting cookies, some pages may not function fully and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

For details on how you can manage and/or delete cookies, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purposes. We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service. This includes:

Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Facebook: You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950.
To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Links
For your convenience, our website may contain links to other sites. Hair Shots is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Our Email List
If you provide your email address to us, we will maintain that information in our email list, which allows you to receive exclusive information about special offers, media events, new products and more. If you’re not already registered, simply complete our sign-up form to receive these special messages. If at any time you would like to stop future delivery of Hair Shots email messages, please follow the removal instructions located at the bottom of each email message. This will not prevent you from receiving email communications relating to any online order you place on our website or other operational email communications. Hair Shots will never ask you through email to provide personal information, including credit card numbers, passwords, mother’s maiden name, bank account numbers, ATM pass codes or social security numbers. The best way to protect yourself from phishing scams is for you to avoid supplying personal information to any email request. If you believe the request might be legitimate, please contact us to verify this before providing any information in response to an email.

Questions or Changes in Policy
This privacy policy applies only to the information collected online at hairshots.com. If you have questions or concerns with respect to our policy, please feel free to contact us by email at amy@hairshots.com or via US mail at 8136 Rosemont Drive, Plano, TX 75025. Should there be any changes in the categories of information collected on hairshots.com or any of the services we utilize to enhance your online experience or any changes in how we use information collected by Hair Shots, we will note such changes as [Revised] at the beginning and end of the revised sentence or sentences for a period of 30 days after the change and update the effective date at the bottom of the policy. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our site often for this and other important announcements about Hair Shots.

Effective date: March 28, 2009; Updated November 30, 2018.