Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting your personal information is our priority. This Privacy Statement applies to www.unitedsteaks.com and United Steaks and governs our data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, unless otherwise noted, all references to United Steaks include www.unitedsteaks.com and United Steaks. The United Steaks website is an ecommerce site. By using the United Steaks website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Statement. (Effective January 1st, 2018)

TRUSTe Privacy Program

United Steaks is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at info@unitedsteaks.com. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint. TRUSTe may serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

U.S. Governing Law

The United Steaks website is designed for and targets U.S. audiences, and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that the United Steaks website is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations, and we do not warrant or imply that the website is appropriate for use outside of the United States. By using the website, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements set forth in our Terms and Conditions. If you do not meet such age and other eligibility requirements, please discontinue using the website immediately, as your continued use indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your information as described in this Privacy Statement.

If you are located outside of the United States, you use the United Steaks website at your own risk and initiative, and you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local, national and international laws. By using the website and/or providing us with any information, you: (a) acknowledge and agree to the transfer and processing of any information to and in the U.S., (b) acknowledge that U.S. law may provide a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of your location, and (c) understand that we will collect, transfer, store, process, manage and/or handle your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement and U.S. law. Consequently, to the fullest extent permitted by law, you hereby waive any claims relating to the processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement that may arise under the laws and regulations of any other country or jurisdiction.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

United Steaks may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
– Name
– Address
– Email address
– Phone number
– Anything else you provide to us, including your shopping history.

If you purchase our products, we collect your billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction, and is shared only as minimally necessary to do the transaction (i.e., our processing company and/or bank may get it). If you use a third party service to log into the United Steaks website (like logging in through Facebook or Google), we will inform you at that time what information we collect, and we will limit the information collected to what is necessary to permit us to log you in safely and securely, and verify that it is really you for your own protection. United Steaks limits collection of information to what is necessary to provide you with better service and to tailor your experience to your preferences.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through United Steaks’ public message boards, this information may be collected and used by any other customer in the general public.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Third party links from the United Steaks website are for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement by United Steaks. United Steaks encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites linked from United Steaks so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. United Steaks has no control over and is not responsible for any information, practices, privacy statements, or other content on websites outside of the United Steaks website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content, legality, and usefulness of information obtained from other sites [and posted by other third party users], and in no event will United Steaks be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of your dealings with third parties, or as the result of the presence of such third party links on the United Steaks website.

Use of your Personal Information

United Steaks collects and uses your personal information to operate its website at www.unitedsteaks.com and to deliver the services you have requested.

United Steaks may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from United Steaks and its affiliates. United Steaks may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Information Sharing with Third Parties

United Steaks may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) will not be shared to those companies.

United Steaks may share data with trusted contracted businesses to help us better serve you, such as to compile statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, arrange for deliveries, or do our finances, all in connection with our normal business practices. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide contracted services to United Steaks, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Should United Steaks change ownership, the new owner will be given your information, and in that event, you will be notified and have an opportunity to review any changes to this policy.

United Steaks will only disclose your personal information, without notice: (a) if it believes it has no choice but to do so under the law, such as if served with a court order or other legal mandate; (b) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law; (c) to protect and defend the rights or property of United Steaks; or (d) under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of United Steaks or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer and/or mobile hardware and software may be automatically collected by United Steaks. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, MAC ID or other device-specific information, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is the same basic information that is part of the basic web protocol, and is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to compile general statistics regarding use of the United Steaks website

Use of Cookies

The United Steaks website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize United Steaks pages, or register with the United Steaks website or services, a cookie helps United Steaks recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same United Steaks web page, the information you previously provided can more easily be retrieved, so you can take advantage of any United Steaks features that you customized and speed through the checkout process more rapidly.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the United Steaks web pages you visit, and may not be able to successfully purchase from United Steaks’ online store. For this reason, we recommend you accept cookies from the United Steaks website.

Security of your Personal Information

United Steaks uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. United Steaks uses the following methods for this purpose:
– SSL Protocol
– Verisign
Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity, and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that United Steaks is “Verisign Authenticated.”

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. This means that if a third party intercepts the transmission, it won’t be of use to it because the transmission will be encrypted.

The security of your personal information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you disclose online. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, United Steaks will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Notification Procedures

United Steaks provides notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the United Steaks website, as determined by United Steaks in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Statement

Children Under Thirteen

The United Steaks website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. United Steaks does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at customerservice@unitedsteaks.com.

Parental Control Provisions

United Steaks cannot prohibit minors from visiting the United Steaks website, and must rely on parents and guardians to decide what materials are appropriate for children to view or purchase. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 230(d), as amended, please note that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at Norton by Symantec (https://family.norton.com/web/), Net Nanny (https://www.netnanny.com/), or by using Google or another search engine to find websites with the search phrase “parental control.”

Making Changes to Your Information

If you have created an account with United Steaks, you may access your personal information by logging into your United Steaks account via the client login section of the United Steaks website to correct any discrepancies or update records. We’ll retain information you store in your United Steaks account for as long as we need it to provide you with requested services. For example, your credit card information is only used for completing the purchase transaction and is retained only as necessary for administration purposes. If you request the deactivation or change of information on our system, the information stored in connection with your account may be retained in our backup systems for a period of time subject to technology restrictions, or as a precaution against systems failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract, auditing requirements, dispute resolutions, or as otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from United Steaks by contacting us here:
Web page: OPT OUT WEBPAGE/UNSUBSCRIBE
Email: EMAIL TO OPT OUT/UNSUBSCRIBE
Mailing address: United Steaks, 2443 East 27th Street Vernon, CA 90058

Changes to this Privacy Statement

United Steaks will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. If United Steaks makes material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account or through a notice on the website home page. The date the Privacy Statement was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting the United Steaks website and this Privacy Statement to be informed of how United Steaks is protecting your information. Any dispute arising out of this policy is to be governed by and subject to the Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the United Steaks website that are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we shared with third parties or corporate affiliates for those entities’ direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, and the names and addresses of those third parties.

If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: United Steaks, 2443 East 27th Street, Vernon, California 90058. For all requests, you must put the statement “California Privacy Rights Notice” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. You also need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please note that we will not accept requests via telephone, email, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

California Do Not Track Disclosures

California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how a website operator responds to “Do Not Track” (DNT) browser settings. DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks, and analytic companies. We do not currently take actions to respond to DNT signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a DNT standard once one is created. For information about DNT, please visit: www.allaboutdnt.org.

Contact Information

United Steaks welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that United Steaks has not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please contact United Steaks at: United Steaks, 2443 East 27th Street, Vernon, California 90058