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Privacy Policy


Last Updated November 19. 2021

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community at Protege LLC (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or our practices with regard to your personal information, please contact us atlegal@protegefootwear.com.

This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:

-Visit our website at www.protegfootwear.com
-Engage with us and other related ways - including any sales, marketing, or events. 

In this privacy notice if we refer to:

-”Website,” we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy.
-”Services,” we are referring to our website, and other related services, including any sales, marketing, or events.

The purpose of his privacy notice is to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately. 

Please read this privacy notice carefully as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.

1. What information do we collect? Personal information you disclose to us. 

In short: We collect personal information that you provide to us. 

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the website, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the website (such as by posting messages in our online forms or entering competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise when you contact us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following: 

Personal Information Provided by You. We collect names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, usernames, contact preferences, contact or office location data, billing addresses, debit/credit card numbers, and other similar information.

Payment data. We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number) and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by Shopify. You may find their privacy notice at www.shopify.com. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected

In short: Some information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics -  is collected automatically when you visit our Website.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity, (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. 

The information we collect includes:

-Log and usage data 

Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage, and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports - sometimes called ‘crash dumps’ - and hardware settings).

Device data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model, internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information

Location Data. We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the service.

2. How do we use your information?

In short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. 

We use personal information collected via our Website for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We'll use the information we collect or receive. 

To facilitate account creation and log on process. 

If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account such as your Google or Facebook account, we use this information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and log on process for the performance of a contract. 

To post testimonials. We post that someone is on our website that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us on the contact form on our website.

Request feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our website. 

To manage user accounts. We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order. 

To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms conditions and policies. 

We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure. For example for fraud monitoring and prevention, to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract, to respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we request a subpoena or other legal request we need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

Fulfill and manager orders. We may use your information to fulfill and manage orders, payments, returns and exchanges made through the website. 

Administer prize draws in competitions. We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in our competitions. 

To deliver and facilitate delivery of services to the user. We may use your information to provide you with the requested service. To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your enquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with a use of our services. 

To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and or third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you sent to us for marketing purposes, this is in accordance with your marking preferences. For example when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our website subscribing to marketing or otherwise contacting us we will collect personal information from you. You can opt out of our marketing emails at any time.

Deliver targeted advertising to you. We may use your information to develop and display personalizde content and advertising and work with their parties tailor to your interest and relocation and to measure its effect effectiveness. For other business purposes we may use your information for other business purposes such as data analysis,  identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information and aggregated and anonymous form so that isn't it is not associated with individuals and users and does not include personal information.

3. Will your information be shared with anyone?

In short: We only share information with your consent to comply with laws to provide you with services to protect your rights or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis.

Consent. We may process your data if you have given a specific intent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.

Legitimate interest. We may process data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

Performance of a contract. Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

Legal obligations. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, government request, a Judicial proceeding court order or legal process such as in response to a court order or subpoena including in response to public authorities to meet National Security or law enforcement requirements.

Vital interest. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and legal activities or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations.

Business transfer is. We made a transfer of your information in connection with, or during negotiations of any merger sale of company assets financing or acquisition of all our portion of our business to another company.

Google Maps platform APIs. We may share your information with certain Google Maps platform apis e g Google Maps API Place API. To find out more about Google's privacy policy please refer to this link.

Vendors consultants and other third-party service providers. We may share your data with the third party vendor service providers contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to that work examples include Payment Processing data analysis email delivery hosting services customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the website which will enable them to collect data on our behalf about how you interact with our website overtime. This information to be used to amongst other things analyzed and drugged out of the term in the popularity of certain content pages are features and better understand online activity. Unless described in this notice we can't share, sell rent or trade any of your information with third-parties for their promotional purposes. 

Affiliates. We may share your information with our Affiliates in which case we will require those Affiliates to honor the Privacy notice,  our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners are other companies that we control that are under common control with us.

4. Who will your information be shared with?

In short we only share information with the following third parties. We only share this closer information with the following third parties.  If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us using the contact details provided in the section below titled "How can you contact us about this notice?"

Advertising, direct marketing, and lead generation

Facebook Audience Network on Google AdSense

allow users to connect to their third party accounts

Facebook account, Google account, and Instagram account

communicate and chat with users

Facebook customer chat

data backup and security

Google Drive backup and Dropbox backup

invoice and billing

Drive, PayPal, Google wallet, and Apple pay

retargeting platforms

Facebook custom audience and Facebook remarketing

social media sharing and advertising

Facebook advertising and Instagram advertising

user comments and forums

discus and Facebook comments

web and mobile Analytics

Google analytics and Google ads

website hosting


5. Do we use cookies and other tracking Technologies?

In short: We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information. 

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies as set out in our Cookie Notice.

6. How long do we keep your information?

In short we keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes that island is privacy notice, unless a longer attention. Is required or permitted by law such as tax accounting or other legal requirements. No purpose in this notice will require us to keep your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us. 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information we will either delete or not am I such information or if this is not possible for example because your personal information has been stored in backup archives then we will securely store your personal information isolated from any further processing until deletion is possible.

7. How do we keep your information safe?

In short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the website within a secure environment.

8. Do we collect information from minors?

In short we do not knowingly collect data from or Market to children under 18 years of age.

We do not know any slats of data from or Market to children under 18 years of age. By using the website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependents use of the website. If we learned that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to probably the only such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us atlegal@protegefootwear.com.

9. What are your privacy rights?

In Short: You may view, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at legal@protegefootwear.com.

Opting out of email marketing:  you can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the Subscribe Link in the emails that we sent or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list. However we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non marketing purposes. To otherwise opt out, you may:

-Access your account settings and update your preferences

-Contact us using the contact form on our website

-Reply to any of our emails with "unsubscribe"

10. Controls for Do-Not-Track features

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track ("DNT") feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.  At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of its privacy notice.

11. Do California residents have specific privacy rights?

In short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared your personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

12. Do we make updates to this notice?

In short: Yes we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

13. How can you contact us about this notice?

If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at legal@protegefootwear.com or by post to:

Protege LLC

2929 N 37th St

Unit 13

Phoenix, AZ 85018

14. How can you review, update, or delete the data we collect from you?

Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request a review, update, or delete your personal information, please submit a request form by clicking here.