Privacy Policy™ Privacy Policy

Updated August  2016

Our Privacy Policy governs information that is collected through the (“Site”), through our company, Unofficial Cardboard. (“Company,” "UC," “Unofficial Cardboard,” “we” or “us,”) through the use of the Site, software, and other services offered on or through the Site, and our products (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Terms and Conditions of Use .

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully. This explains what Personal Information we will gather from you, and when and how this information is used. Our Terms of Use explains the legal obligations of Unofficial Cardboard and you, the user, and also outlines what you can and cannot do while accessing the Site and Services.

“Personal Information” is information about a person that is personally identifiable to such person like the person’s name, address, email address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information.

“Anonymous Information” or “Aggregated Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to Personally Identifiable Information. Anonymous or Aggregated Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.

Please check back periodically for changes in our Privacy Policy.


Your Privacy. We understand that your privacy is very important to you. At Unofficial Cardboard we believe that our online visitors have a right to know our practices regarding the information we may collect when you access or use our Services. Other websites that are linked to/from and entities that may deliver products or services for us or are used in conjunction with our product, (such as Google) may have different policies that apply to their collection and management of information; therefore, please review the privacy policy notices on their respective website carefully for details.

The Information that We Collect.  From time to time, we may ask for certain personal information from you so that you may enjoy our Services. Generally, we collect information in the following ways: when you submit information to us through your Account or when you purchase goods; when we receive information through our Services and third party providers; and when we receive information from you submitted by you either by email, phone, or Submissions.

We will collect your Personal Information such as name, email address, physical address, and phone number when you purchase our products. This information and other information you provide to us will be collected, used, and disclosed as outlined herein. Unless otherwise indicated, information provided will not be associated with your Personal Information and if disclosed or used by us, such information shall be in anonymous or aggregate form.

Why We Collect this Information.  We collect information for a variety of reasons, including administration of our Site and Services, our effort to inform you of changes in our products, Services, discounts, newsletters, and other products and services that may interest you. When you submit Personal Information to us, you understand and agree that UC may access, store, and use your Account and Personal Information. You consent to the transfer of your information to and within the United States or other countries for processing and storage.

Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information.  UC will use your Personal Information only for that specific purpose for which you submitted such Personal Information. We DO NOT sell or rent any Personal Information about you to any third party without your permission. Unless otherwise indicated, Personal Information provided by you to us is for the internal use by us only and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your Personal Information we collect to companies that perform services on our behalf to fulfill order requirements, payment processing, or administrative requirements.

Our Security Procedures and Your Privacy.  UC takes great care in maintaining the security of your Personal Information, and preventing unauthorized access to it.

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SHOPIFY: Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

 Notice of Sharing.  We may share your Personal Information or other information under the following circumstances: (a) within UC, with employees, contractors and agents for delivery of our Services; (b) with third parties with your consent; (c) if we believe in good faith that it is required by law, legal process or court order; (d) as may be required to respond to an inquiry, request or complaint that you have made; (e) with persons or companies that we may engage to carry out or provide support for the operations of our business (which may include customer support services, hosting, and email service providers); or (f) if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to protect the personal safety, property, or interests of you, our users, the public, our licensors, the Services, or ourselves. We may share aggregate information and/or Anonymous Information about our users and visitors with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.

 Marketing, Advertising, Contests and Promotions With Others. We may disclose Anonymous or Aggregate Information to advertisers, business partners, sponsors, or other third parties but we WILL NOT disclose any information that could be used to personally identify you through Personal Information unless it is disclosed herein. The Anonymous or Aggregate Information may be used to gauge the usefulness and popularity of our web pages or certain links to or from our Site. The information that you provide to us under these circumstances may include Personal Information or information that is otherwise tied to your Personal Information. If you participate, you understand that UC reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of our Services. Such Personal Information shall be managed according to the Privacy Policy unless otherwise indicated. During those times when we participate in promotions in conjunction with other companies, with the intent to share Personal Information, we will indicate this in the promotion or advertisement.

 Third Party Providers. The following third party companies provide services to our Site. We are providing links to their privacy policy and sites for your review. Please note that their policies may differ from our policies. Our Site hosting is provided by Shopify. Our payment processors are Wells Fargo, TAB Bank and Paypal. We also use Google Analytics for website data. For additional information about our third party providers, please contact us at

  Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

Use of Cookies, and Other Technology.

Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that some website transfer to the computer that is browsing that website (“Cookies”), and is used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. The use of Cookies makes web surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, background information, and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website. Many consider the use of Cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept Cookies; however, it may be set to block acceptance of cookies, erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. If you would prefer not to receive Cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse, erase, or to warn you of the use of Cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse Cookies, it is possible that some areas of the website that use Cookies will not function properly when you view them and your online experience will be limited.

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessionalstorefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

We use Cookies to administer the Site and not for tracking purposes. Our Site collects Personal Information under the following situations: (1) to the extent that you provide Information to us in an email message, or through your Account or Purchases; (2) to the extent that your web browser provides Information to our web server, like the site you linked from, the identity of your internet service provider, or the type of browser you are using; and (3) to the extent that you provide Personal Information to us in a CGI form (for example, when you subscribe to our newsletter).

GIF Files. We may use pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files may be provided by our ad management partner and enable it to recognize a unique Cookie on your web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our Site. The Cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with our ad management partner. With both Cookies and spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is Anonymous Information, which may be shared in aggregate form, and it is not Personal Information and therefore does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

Monitoring Scripts. UC may use certain third party web analytics software in order to monitor the use of our Sites. However, the third party web analytics software provider should not use any of this data other than to administer our Site and Services.

You may choose to opt out of receiving cookies through your browser settings. If you have concerns about cookies or GIF Files, or need assistance on how to enable the cookies on your system, please contact us

CAN-SPAM Compliance.  If you have registered with or purchased a product from Unofficial Cardboard, you consent to allow us to contact you to provide you with information concerning your Account, and your use of our Services. Email contact, for example, may include newsletters. If you have indicated that you would like to be contacted regarding other services and promotions, we may also contact you with commercial information about products, services, promotions, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you. Additionally, with each commercial communication you receive from us, you will be given the opportunity to indicate that you wish to “Unsubscribe” from receiving such future communications.

Information Provided to Customer Service. Whenever you communicate with customer service, you understand: (i) that a customer service representative may view and make changes to your Personal Information in order to provide the assistance that you need; and (ii) that a customer service representative may reply to you via email or phone.

Legal Disclosures. We may disclose information we have collected from and about you (including Personal Information) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our Services, or third parties.

Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information. If you want to make changes, amendments and/or deletions to your Personal Information with us you may do so by emailing us or through your Account. Please note that we may be prohibited from deleting certain Personal Information due to an applicable court order, statute, law or regulation. We may store your Personal Information that we have collected from or about you, and this information may remain in our archives.

 How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at or mailing us at: Unofficial Cardboard, 4275 Executive Square, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037

Age and Minors and COPPA. Our Site is directed at those who are over the age of 18. If someone is under the age of 18, they should only use the Site under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from individuals who are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site or Services are designed to attract people under the age of 13. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. If we obtain knowledge that a user is under the age of 13, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases. By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights (As Provided by California Civil Code section 1798.83). A California resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (a “California Customer”) may request information about whether the business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of Personal Information, upon receipt of a request by a California Customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom Personal Information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed. California Customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing Please note that we are required to respond to one request per California Customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.

Privacy Policy Updates. The terms of this Privacy Policy will govern the use of any information collected by us, our Company or our Services. Unofficial Cardboard  reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy may change as new features are added to our Site or Services. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes to our Privacy Policy on the Site. The most recent version of our Privacy Policy is always available from the bottom of most pages on the site. In the case of any material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will replace the “Privacy Policy” link on the home page of the website with a link entitled “Privacy Policy Updated xx/xx/xxxx” for no less than thirty (30) days. All changes to the Privacy Policy will be effective when posted, and your continued use of any of the Services after the posting will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to by bound by the changed terms. It is your sole responsibility to periodically revisit and review our Privacy Policy for updates. If you have any questions about privacy, please contact us at

Subsequent Owner of Unofficial Cardboard Merger/Acquisition. In the event that Unofficial Cardboard goes through a business change, such as a merger, acquisition or sale, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Unofficial Cardboard or its assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the above circumstances.

Contact Information. If you have any questions or comments about our personal information practices or about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at Unofficial Cardboard, 4275 Executive Square, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037,

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