Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is meant to help you understand what data www.samlives.com (the “Site”) collects when you use the Site, and when you use our Social Media Pages, why we collect it, what we do with it, and how we protect it.  Sam Lives!, LLC (“Sam Lives!”), which owns the Site, is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  This is important, so we hope you will take time to read it carefully. 

The terms “we,” “our,” and “us,” in this Privacy Policy refer to Sam Lives!.  “You” and “your” refer to you as a user of the Site.

What Information Does Sam Lives! Collect?

We collect the following information:

  • Information you give us.  We receive and store information you enter on the Site or give to us in other ways, such as through e-mail.  For example, we store your email address when you send us a message through the “contract” page of the Site.  We also store the subject of, and information in, your message.  We also receive and store your payment information when you purchase items through the Site, which includes: your credit card information, delivery address, billing address, email, and telephone number.  We also receive and store posts you make on the “blog” page of the Site and may do the same with posts you make on our Social Media Pages.   
  • Automatic Information generated from user interface with the site.  We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Site.  For example, like many websites, we use “cookies” (which are discussed in more detail below).    

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies to collect and store information when you visit the Site.  A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Sam Lives! uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps Sam Lives! analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  Sam Lives! only uses this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies helps Sam Lives! provide you with a better website, by enabling Sam Lives! to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives Sam Lives! access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Sam Lives! Social Media Sites

Sam Lives! has a presence on a number of social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram (“Social Media Pages”).  When you interact with us on one or more of those Social Media Pages, we may collect information that you make available to us through those interactions. 

These social media sites have their own privacy policies.  We do not have control over these policies or these sites’ privacy practices, as described in more detail in the below section on When this Privacy Policy Applies, and you should take care when visiting and using these sites.  However, we will comply with these sites’ policies and will only collect and store information that we are permitted to collect by those sites.       

What Do We Do with the Information We Collect?

Sam Lives! uses the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve the Site and the services we provide on it.  We also use this information to do the following:

  • Improve our goods and services.
  • Correspond and maintain internal records regarding your inquiries about the Site (including this Privacy Policy and the “Terms of Use”) and other things you may want to discuss with us.
  • Respond to questions and comments you submit through the Site.
  • Restore lost data or help resolve Site visitor issues.
  • To process orders for Sam Lives! products and merchandise.
  • To respond to posts you make on the “blog” page of the Site.
  • To contact you to discuss sharing your comments and/or reviews of Sam Lives! products on the Site or through our social media pages.
  • To share some or all of your blog posts and/or comments you send us through the Site on one or more of our social media pages.

Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties 

Sam Lives! will not sell or lease your personal, non-aggregate information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.  We also reserve the right to share or disclose your information in the following situations:

  • If such sharing and/or disclosure is necessary for a third-party to perform certain business-related functions (such as processing your payments for Sam Lives! products or merchandise, or so the Site’s hosting company or our internet service provider can provide their services to us) in which case the third party will be provided with only the information that it needs to perform its function and will be required to protect the information;
  • To protect the legal rights, privacy, or safety of your organization, its subsidiaries, and/or affiliates or your organization or your employees, agents, and/or contractors;
  • To protect the safety and security of visitors to the Site;
  • To protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes;
  • To respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities;
  • To share your review(s) and/or comment(s) about our products on the Site and/or on our social media sites;
  • To permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that you may sustain; and
  • To enforce the Terms of Use.

Security of Online and Offline Information

Sam Lives! is committed to ensuring that the information you provide us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

When this Privacy Policy Applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to the Site, the services we provide, and (to the limited extent described in this policy) our Social Media Pages.  It does not apply to other websites or services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.  The Site may contain links to other websites.  However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, we do not have any control over the other websites you visit and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such websites.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to other linked websites. 

Controlling Your Personal Information

People have different privacy concerns.  Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect and what we do with it so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.  If you choose, you may restrict our collection or use of your information in the following ways:

  • Do not purchase any products or merchandise through the Site.
  • Do not submit information through the “contact” page of the Site. 
  • Do not visit third-party websites through the Site.  We not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
  • Do not comment and/or post on our Social Media Pages.
  • Do not send us e-mails or post on the “blog” page of the Site.

Terms of Use

Please also see our Terms of Use, which sets forth the terms of use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing use of the Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time.  We will post any privacy policy changes on this page.  You should check this page from time to time to make sure you are okay with any changes that we make.  If we make significant changes to our privacy practices we will provide a more prominent notice of changes to this policy.  This privacy policy is effective as of January 28, 2016.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the information gathered on the Site, or the Site generally, please contact us at: Hello@SamLives.com.