Updated October 6, 2016
If you choose not to provide personal information, you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of our website, order products or send e-mail to us.
WatchBuys does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our site is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to information collected or submitted on the WatchBuys website. We collect information from these primary activities:
We maintain an e-mail newsletter which is administered through Constant Contact. We add names to our newsletter at your request or through your purchase from WatchBuys. To receive our newsletter, you need only provide your e-mail address and country of residence which are not shared with others.
We use our newsletter to send periodic announcements of new watch arrivals and other watch events including our Road Shows. With each message we send we include instructions and a link to unsubscribe from all future newsletters.
2. Online or Telephone Purchasing
When you purchase a product online or through contacting us by phone, we collect certain information to process your order. This information includes your name, billing and shipping information, e-mail address and your choice of payment method.
We use the information collected from your order to process and ship your new watch, watch winder or watch accessories. To process your payment, we use the services of a merchant services provider.
If you choose to pay by credit card, please note that we do not store your credit card number, expiration date or security code - this information is passed directly through to our merchant services providers (PayPal for PayPal payments, and PayPal Merchant Services for credit and debit card payments).
Since we do not store credit card information, you will be required to provide your credit or debit card information each time you place an order with us, even if that card has been used before.
To change your name, e-mail address or other contact information you may log into your account using the My Account button, or contact us at the number listed at the bottom of this notice.
Secure transactions for the WatchBuys website are processed using a TrustWave secure certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Please note that if you are purchasing an Orbita watch winder, certain winders are shipped directly from the Orbita factory in Wilmington, NC to you. When purchasing one of these winders, we supply your name and order information to Orbita so that they may build and ship your new winder, but no payment information is disclosed.
3. WatchPoint Rewards Program
By becoming a registered user on WatchBuys, or placing an order with us you are
automatically enrolled in the WatchPoint Rewards program.
We do not sell, rent or distribute customer information related to this program to any
third party, and we do not use the information you provide for our marketing purposes other than to advise you of any pending point expiration.
4. Notify Me and Other Forms
Throughout our site you may reserve watches that have been sold out and are not in stock. We use our Notify Me system and/or online forms to collect information about the watch you are requesting, including in some cases your name, e-mail address and phone number.
By using our Notify Me or product request functions you are opting in to our contact services, including newsletters. Your e-mail address and personal information are not shared with others.
5. Registration for Events and Road Shows
We offer registration to attend events that we sponsor, including Road Shows. If you choose to register for an event, we collect your name, e-mail address, phone number and your preference for the sessions you would like to attend.
Other than for registration and security purposes at the event with the event organizers, the information you provide is not shared with others, but is used to opt in to our client newsletter software to facilitate our communication with you about these events.
6. Live Help Software
We use software to conduct online product help sessions, often referred to as "Live Help". These sessions are initiated by you to obtain product information, or for any other purpose you choose. We ask for your name, e-mail address and question to initiate a chat.
Disclosure of Personal Information
WatchBuys may disclose your personal information to affiliates or unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of WatchBuys or others; (c) to enforce any terms of service on this Web site; (d) to provide you with the services or products requested by you, and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (e) to provide you with information, special offers, or promotions from WatchBuys to which you consented; or (f) to operate WatchBuys systems properly.
Transfer of Personal Information
We may transfer your personal information in the event of a company sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.
Confidentiality and Security Safeguards
WatchBuys takes technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of individually identifiable information. These steps can include firewalls, secure socket layers, password verification and other methods.
WatchBuys is not responsible for the privacy policies of web sites to which a WatchBuys web page may link or for those of any downstream linkages.
Site measurement statistics may be used to personalize your web site experience, as well as to evaluate anonymously and in the aggregate statistics about usage of the web site. Information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected and linked to your personal information.
This is to ensure that our web sites present the best web experience for visitors, and that they are an effective information resource.
WatchBuys also uses the services of Clicky as a web site analysis tool.
This service is provided by Roxr Software, Ltd, and Clicky utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of www.watchbuys.com to prepare reports on its activities.
Roxr makes data available to the public about trends in internet usage, such as web browser and operating system market share. These reports are generated from the data from every web site being monitored by the Service.
These reports are generic in nature and do not contain any information that can be linked to any account or web site.
When you visit a page on our site, the following data is sent to Clicky's tracking servers and logged:
How To Contact Us
- Page URL
- Page title
- User agent
- IP address
- Screen resolution
- Tracking cookie
Should you have other questions about these privacy policies, please call us at (888) 333-4895.