Effective Date: March 9, 2023
Our Products collect your information
We collect personal information in the following circumstances:
Registering an account. Some of our Products give you the option of creating a user account. If you decide to create an account, you will provide us with certain personal information, such as your user name and password. You are not required to register to use our Products.
Purchasing a aferiy Product. When you make a purchase, you are given the option of logging into an account or checking out as a guest. In either case, when you purchase a Aferiy Product, you will provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, payment information, and shipping address.
Making a payment. When you make a payment to Aferiy, you may need to provide personal information to our third-party payment processors. Such personal information may include sensitive personal information, such as your credit card number.
Submitting information to us. We collect information you submit to us. For example, when you post a review of a Aferiy product on aferiy.com or refer a friend to Aferiy on aferiy.com, we receive the information in your submission, including any personal information. If you choose to submit content to any public area of aferiy.com, such content will be considered “public” and will not be subject to the privacy protections set forth herein.
Communicating with us. We may also collect personal information from you when you communicate with us. For example, you may send us personal information by writing an email to us, calling our customer service department, subscribing to the Aferiy newsletter, or making a reservation for an event hosted by Aferiy.
Taking a survey. From time to time, we may contact you to participate in optional online surveys. If you do decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.
Information you provide about a third party. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about Aferiy, we may collect your friend's personal information, such as name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to purchase a Aferiy product. We store your friend’s information in order to send this one-time email and to track the success of our referral program.
Passive collection. Our websites and applications collect and store information that is generated automatically as you use them, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, cookie identifier, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our websites and applications (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer our Products. Information that we passively collect may be combined with other information about you, including personal information such as when you are logged into your Aferiy account.
Information provided by third parties. Aferiy may collect information about you from third parties or supplement the information we collect from you with additional records received from third parties. If you place an order with a third-party retailer, that retailer will send your personal information to Aferiy so that we can fulfill you order. We also collect information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you, and to offer you information that we believe may be of interest to you.
Non-personal information collected when you use our Products. Some of our Products may collect information when you use them. When you use our Glow light and accompanying application, we collect information about how you use Glow, such as when you turn it on, off, or change the brightness setting; your device type; and information about the light levels in the room you’re in to provide the right light settings (collectively, “Glow Usage Data”). Glow and its accompanying app do not collect personal information other than your Internet Protocol address.
How Aferiy uses your information
Except as provided below, we do not share or disclose your personal information. We never monetize your information; we use your information to continue developing excellent products to optimize your experience with relevant offers and promotions.
We use personal information in the following ways:
Internal and service-related usage. We use and retain information, including personal information, to improve and facilitate our Products, including:
Do Not Track Mechanisms. Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
Email If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
Third-party sites and social media platforms
Our Products may contain links to other websites and other websites may reference or link to aferiy.com or our other Products. These other domains and websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application that they interact with. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.
Our Products may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms. If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Products. You should be aware that personal information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
Security of your information
By using our Products or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Products. If we learn of a security breach, we may notify you by posting a notice on aferiy.com, sending an email to you, or by mail, as required by law.
We retain information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide Products or services. We will also retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 17 years of age, and our Products are not directed to children under the age of 17. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at email@example.com. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 17, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
By using our Products, you will transfer data to the United States.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S Privacy Shield
Aferiy Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Aferiy Inc. is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Frameworks, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List.
Under the Privacy Shield Framework, Aferiy Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Aferiy Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Aferiy is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Aferiy may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
Contact information for Privacy issues
Hong Kong Vodafone Technology Co., Limited