Privacy Policy

Hi! This is our privacy policy and, if you landed here, it means that you want to learn how we process your personal data at
Bob Johnson's Computer Stuff, Inc.
webmaster@bobjohnson.com
32 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, DE 19977
and how we protect your privacy. We won’t let you down!

Essential information we collect

In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in. We do that in order to:

  • remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each click;
  • monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to providing;
  • let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at each click;
  • remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and
  • control that your data is processed securely.

We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites uses. A website places cookies in the web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies (first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while you are navigating.

Order information you expressly provide

If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you finalize your purchase with the payment.

Accounts

You can sign up for an account if you’d like. This will make us happy because it confirms your interest in our store. It should also make you happy because we will remember your information and, when you decide to buy our products, you do not have to provide all of your information over again -- you just have to log-in. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly provide your consent to this privacy policy. Only if you give us your consent, we will open your account. We also you the possibility to easily withdraw your consent and delete your account. Just connect with us at the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Partial purchases

If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind, we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop sending you these communications right away.

Reviews

If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can share your opinion with other customers.

Personalization

We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the “essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies, called a "beacon," that we allow you to block. Click here to view our Cookies Policy.

Email

You may have the opportunity to sign up to receive emails from us. These emails include our newsletter, notifications about promotions, and updates on products you have opted to follow via the “Watch Product” form. If you volunteer your email address to us, either through a contact form or when placing an order, you may be entered into one or more automated marketing campaigns. These campaigns may track your activity on our store and engagement with our emails in order to send you relevant customer service or promotional communications. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link provided in every promotional email we send through our email marketing platform.

Other uses of personal data

Data from your visit is collected and processed through the following analytics vendors:

  • Google Analytics
  • Lucky Orange
  • BigCommerce

These tools collect information about the length of time spent on our website, which pages you visit, how you arrive at our website, approximate geographic location, the device you used and your Internet Service Provider. This information is shown to us in aggregate with no personal identifiers. We use this information to improve the content and performance of the website.

Some data may be sent to Google AdWords and/or Bing Ads for targeted advertising campaigns. If you do not want Google to show you targeted ads online, you can opt out at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/. To opt out of Bing personalized ads, visit choice.microsoft.com.

We store and save any data you voluntarily supply to us through contact forms on our website. We use this data to better understand your needs and to ensure that we provide the best customer service possible.

Every vendor we use has affirmed that they are compliant with all US and EU privacy laws, including GDPR.

How do we process your information?

We use an external provider to run our store, BigCommerce. BigCommerce is based in the US and is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield here on the official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Through BigCommerce, we also use other, highly specialized external providers to provide the most competitive services. For example:

  • Payment: Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with requirements for the security of credit card information), but we want to use accredited companies to process your credit card information. Our payment providers are First Data Payeezy Gateway using M&T Bank Merchant Services, PayPal Express Checkout and Amazon Pay.
  • Shipping: We integrate with a number of shipping companies to fulfill your orders. Our shipping providers are USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL.

Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products.

How can you control your personal data?

If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please click here, or if you prefer, you may reach out to us at the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

How long do we keep your data?

We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

Do we have any legal obligations when handling your data?

Many. We might need to share your personal information to comply with applicable legal obligations. For example, we might occasionally need to keep records for tax reasons or fraud detection.

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?

If you have any questions or need to reach out to us for any reason, please contact:
Robert Johnson
webmaster@bobjohnson.com
32 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, DE 19977, United States of America